Barnsley 2-0 Accrington: Tykes close gap on leaders Luton
Last Updated: 10/03/19 10:59am
Dimitri Cavare's strike and an own-goal from Will Wood gave Barnsley a 2-0 victory over Accrington to maintain their push for automatic promotion.
The hosts dominated during the first 45 minutes and deservedly went in at the break with a two-goal lead.
Cauley Woodrow's low angled shot went narrowly wide and Kenny Dougall had a long-range effort saved.
Cavare opened the scoring after 41 minutes, drilling a low shot beyond Jonny Maxted after Woodrow's fine ball picked him out on the right side of the area.
Maxted saved Jordan Green's low shot before Barnsley extended their lead in time added on at the end of the half when Mamadou Thiam's cross was turned into his own net by Wood.
Green was unlucky to see his low drive hit the inside of Maxted's right-hand post and bounce away to safety soon after the re-start.
Accrington substitute Billy Kee wasted a great chance, shooting wide after being put through on goal.
Liam Lindsay went close to adding a third for Barnsley when his towering header was blocked on the line.