Vale Park

Next Game

Port Vale v Barnsley

Saturday, 20 September 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet League 1

Highbury Stadium

Last Game

Fleetwood 0 - 0 Barnsley

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 19:45

Sky Bet League 1

Flitcroft glad to gain revenge

David Flitcroft was delighted that Barnsley erased memories of an early-season thrashing with their 2-1 win over Brighton.

Last Updated: 13/03/13 at 07:52 Post Comment

David Flitcroft: Hopes Barnsley can build on their win

David Flitcroft: Hopes Barnsley can build on their win

The Tykes suffered a 5-1 defeat at Brighton in August, but goals from Jason Scotland and Chris Dagnall helped them avenge that result and boost their survival hopes.

Leonardo Ulloa had levelled for the visitors, but he then missed a late penalty and Flitcroft felt his side deserved a reward for shackling Albion's potent attack.

"I am very proud, we have set a team up to battle and they have done that in the first half," he said.

"I have got massive respect for Brighton on terms of the football they play. I am a massive Brighton fan in terms of that.

"We got schooled down there earlier in the season and that was one of the worst trips I have had.

"But I am delighted because the game plan we set out has worked.

"We didn't let them play with any freedom or fluidity and I don't think any of their players would have enjoyed playing here."

This first win in four Championship games lifted Barnsley out of the drop zone and moved them past the 40-point mark and Flitcroft has challenged his side to continue their charge to safety.

"The main target I set when I came in was to get to 40 points as fast as possible," he said.

"I don't think anyone other manager coming in could have got there as fast, I strongly believe that.

"Now we have got to that and we are going to set another target and kick on again. We have got to win games."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

Europa League: Everton boss Roberto Martinez delighted with 4-1 win over Wolfsburg

Roberto Martinez was delighted with Everton's display as they brushed aside Wolfsburg to win 4-1 in the Europa League.

Europa League: Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino hits out at Partizan banner

Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino was angered by the "unacceptable" anti-Semitic banner displayed by Partizan fans.

Europa League: Everton open Group H campaign with 4-1 win over Wolfsburg

Everton opened their Europa League Group H campaign with a convincing 4-1 win over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park.

Mail Box

Why Doesn't Rodgers Play Borini?

One Liverpool supporter thinks this could be Fabio Borini's year, whilst we also have thoughts on the Red Bulls, Welbeck vs Gervinho and Paul Lambert's new deal...

Could Arsenal Benefit From Top Four Exit?

That's one idea in the morning mailbox as the Arsene Wenger debate rumbles on. Plus, comparing Welbeck to Gervinho and some advice for Greg Dyke and the FA...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property