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16 August 2022 Venue Oakwell Attendance

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Match Previews

Match Preview - Barnsley v Rovers

15 August 2022

Rovers are back on the road tomorrow evening as Joey Barton's team travel to South Yorkshire to take on Barnsley.

The Gas secured our second league victory of the season on Saturday afternoon after beating Oxford United at a hot and sweaty Mem courtesy of John Marquis' first goal in a Rovers shirt. Next up for the Gas is a visit to Oakwell to take on Michael Duff's Barnsley.

Manager's Preview

Joey Barton spoke to club media after our victory over Oxford on Saturday. When asked if the quick turnaround in fixtures will lead to the Rovers manager shuffling the pack on Tuesday evening, the gaffer had this to say,

"We'll see how the boys come out of it on Monday. For us, just to have the option to do that (make changes) is nice. But we'll assess the boys on Monday and we'll go to Barnsley with a plan to take as many points as we possibly can."


Opposition View 

Barnsley manager Michael Duff spoke to following his side's 2-1 defeat against Derby on Saturday afternoon. 

"We'll pick the bones out of this one, count the bodies on the Monday. We'll pick a team that we think that can go and win against Bristol Rovers. It's not a case of resting players, you're in the thick of it now. It's Saturday-Tuesday for a month. If the players aren't ready, they won't play. 

"It's not a case of 'oh, we'll rest him for this, rest him for that', it comes down to a mentality. Get your head down, the next month's gonna be hard, especially in this heat.

"But, that's the job. It's a hard job, but it's not a bad job to have."


Ticket Info

Pay-on-the-Day tickets are available for tomorrow's fixture at Oakwell. Only cash will be accepted and there is a £2 price increase for on-the-day tickets. 

Last Time Out

Familiar Faces

Luke Thomas may face off against Rovers tomorrow evening. Thomas spent last season on loan at Rovers and became a fan favourite during his time at The Mem. Luke joined Rovers on loan from Barnsley in July 2021 on a season-long deal. During his time in BS7, Luke made 28 appearances for the Gas scoring one goal.


Ref Watch

Darren Drysdale is the man in charge of tomorrow's clash at Oakwell. Drysdale last refereed a match involving Rovers in our 3-0 home victory over Harrogate Town in March earlier this year. In that game, Drysdale handed out a total of five yellow cards, four of them to Rovers players. Tomorrow's game will be Drysdale's first game of the season.

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Betting Preview

EFL sponsors Sky Bet have priced Rovers at 12/5 for the win on Tuesday evening. Rovers can also be backed at 16/1 to win the game 0-2. On the goalscorer markets, John Marquis is priced at 9/1 to open the scoring, whilst Antony Evans can be backed at 9/2 to score at any time throughout the clash at The Mem.

Odds correct at the time of writing. To bet with Sky Bet please click HERE. Please bet responsibly.

How to Watch

Tuesday's game against Barnsley will be available to watch live on iFollow!

Match passes for the game cost £10 - with the majority of the revenue generated coming back to the football club. 

Our highest iFollow audience for a Tuesday night fixture (excluding games played behind closed doors) stands at 1,878, which was achieved for our away trip against Leyton Orient last season. 

To purchase a match pass - please click HERE.


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Match Reports

Match Report - Barnsley 3-0 Rovers

16 August 2022

Rovers fall to defeat in difficult conditions at Oakwell.

First-half goals from Devante Cole and Jordan Williams and a second-half strike from Josh Benson was enough to secure all three points for Barnsley at Oakwell.

Rovers made one change to their line-up after Saturday's win over Oxford. Skipper Paul Coutts makes his return, in place of player-coach Glenn Whelan.

The Gas found themselves one goal down in the pouring rain shortly after kick-off. Devante Cole latched onto Callum Styles' through ball, took the ball to the byline and lifted the ball over Belshaw to open the scoring.

Barnsley had their second soon enough. A speculative effort from Jordan Williams took a mean deflection on its way to the goal which completely wrong-footed Belshaw leaving the Rovers 'keeper with no chance. 

It was almost a third for the hosts shortly after the second goal. Devante Cole looked to beat Belshaw from a tight angle yet again, but the Rovers stood firm and was able to beat the ball away from the danger.

Rovers manager Joey Barton looked to mix things up for the second-half by making three substitutions. On came Glenn Whelan, Lewis Gibson and Jordan Rossiter to replace Paul Coutts, Antony Evans and Lewis Gordon.

Barnsley added a third ten minutes into the second-half. The ball fell to Josh Benson from around 25-yards-out and the Barnsley No.10's effort fizzed past Belshaw into the bottom corner of the net. 

Next up for Rovers is this weekend's visit to the South coast where we play Portsmouth at Fratton Park. (3pm KO)

BARNSLEY: Brad Collins, Jordan Williams, Mads Andersen, Robbie Cundy, Liam Kitching, Callum Styles, Luca Connell, Josh Benson, Luke Thomas, Devante Cole, Jake Aitchison.

Substitutes: Jack Walton, Conor McCarthy, Clarke Oduor, Will Hondermarck, Matty Wolfe, Aiden Marsh, James Norwood.

ROVERS: Belshaw, Hoole, Connolly, Gordon, Evans, Coutts (c), Finley, Collins, Marquis, Anderson, Saunders.

Substitutes: Jaakkola, Kilgour, Gibson, Whelan, Loft, Rossiter, Lawrence.

Referee: Darren Drysdale

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Ticket News

Ticket Info - Barnsley

29 July 2022

Ticket information ahead of our League One clash against Barnsley in August.

Rovers head to the Oakwell Stadium on Tuesday, 16th August (7:45pm KO). The initial ticket allocation for this fixture is 750.

The club would like to remind fans that tickets ARE NOT available to purchase from the club shop on matchdays.

Online ticket sales will open to 2022/2023 Season Ticket holders, sponsors and Share Scheme members from 10am on Monday, 1st August. Please be aware, Season Ticket holders, sponsors and Share Scheme members are only permitted to purchase one ticket per membership.

Members (Club and Gold members, Helpline and Supporters Club members) will be able to purchase tickets online from 10am on Wednesday, 3rd August. Please note, members are only able to purchase one ticket per membership.

Subject to availability, general sale tickets will then be available online from 10am on Friday, 5th August.

Online tickets can be purchased HERE.

Ticket prices can be found below:

Ticket Type (Seated) Price
Adult  £20
Senior (65+) £16
19-21 £16
12-18 £10
U12's  £5

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