Barnsley Women's FC
Sun 07 Jan 2024  ·  Division One North
Barnsley Women's Football Club
Barnsley Women's FC
Chester le Street Town
Match report vs Chester Le Street Town FC

Match report vs Chester Le Street Town FC

Scott Reed8 Jan - 11:11
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Barnsley Women Secure Thrilling 5-3 Victory in Action-Packed Clash

The Legacy Park witnessed an exhilarating encounter as Barnsley Women triumphed 5-3 against a resilient Chester Le Street side in a thrilling football spectacle.

The match kicked off with both teams eager to make their mark, and within the first minute, the referee signaled the start of what promised to be an action-packed affair.

As the clock ticked to the 6th minute, Barnsley had enjoyed the lion's share of possession, although clear-cut chances remained elusive. However, the 14th minute saw Csomor break the deadlock with the first shot on target, only to be denied by an alert opposition goalkeeper.

The breakthrough finally came in the 23rd minute when Pierrepont capitalised on the keeper tripping over, skilfully lobbing the ball into the net to give Barnsley Women a well-deserved 1-0 lead.

Chester Le Street, though, responded swiftly, equalising with a ree kick that found the back of the net, leaving the scoreline level at 1-1.

Undeterred, Barnsley reasserted their dominance just before halftime. In the 45th minute, Woodcock headed in from a corner, propelling the team to a 2-1 lead.

The second half commenced with renewed vigor, and in the 54th minute, Csomor extended Barnsley's lead to 3-1 with a clinical finish. Stuart further widened the gap at the 51st minute, slotting the ball home after a brilliant team play.

Beck replaced Csomor in the 59th minute, injecting fresh energy into the Barnsley lineup. Subsequently, Biggins and Marsden came on for Housecroft and Pierrepont in the 67th minute, further bolstering the team's resolve.

However, Chester Le Street demonstrated their resilience, clawing their way back into the game. In the 77th minute, they beat the offside trap to make it 4-2, and at the 82nd minute mark, a contentious penalty decision allowed them to pull within one goal, making it 4-3.

Barnsley, determined to secure the win, responded emphatically. In the 86th minute, Marsden converted a free-kick to make it 5-3 and put the game beyond doubt.

The closing moments of the match were met with an unfortunate incident as Woodcock suffered a high foot to the face, resulting in a stoppage in play. Surprisingly, no card was issued.

As the final whistle blew, Barnsley celebrated a hard-fought 5-3 victory against a formidable Chester Le Street side. The win showcased Barnsley's resilience and skill, securing a well-deserved three points in an enthralling encounter.

Thank you to all fans and club members for watching our women! Plenty to play for in Division One North so make sure to come down and support us throughout 2024!

Happy New Year!


Match details

Match date

Sun 07 Jan 2024




Division One North

League position

Chester le Street Town
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Club Sponsor - Gillot Building Ltd
Club Partner - Everlast
2022-23 Alayna Millard Sponsor - The Balloon Bug
Taviah Myles Sponsor - JJSD Projects
22-23 Amy Beck Sponsor - PFM electrical & communications
22-23 Brooke Marsden Sponsor - Xpress Logistics Solutions
Betty Cheetham Player Sponsor - TAP Freight
Team Kit - Capelli
Player Sponsor Sheldon Ashton - Applewood Bespoke Developments
Player Sponsor Emily Pierrepont - Richard's Light Haulage Ltd
Media Sponsor - Barnsley Chronicle
Club Sponsor - Besco