Barnsley closing the gap, but Yeovil are on the brink
I am not a fan of the phrase “6 pointer”, although Saturday’s clash between Barnsley and Yeovil was as close as a game will be to being worth 6 points. Neither side could afford to lose, but a win would be a valuable commodity against a fellow relegation rival. Barnsley seemed up for the fight just that little bit more than Yeovil. Their confidence was flowing after the midweek win at the Madejski and controlled large parts of the game at Huish Park, whilst Yeovil seemed tired after battling hard for a point at Leicester. Two quick goals put the game to bed just after the break and despite a glimmer of hope through a Luke Ayling goal, Barnsley netted twice more to pick up an emphatic win. Charlton still have two games in hand over Barnsley and 3 over Yeovil, therefore for the time being both sides will be looking towards Birmingham in 20th. The Tykes, with a game in hand over Birmingham, are 5 points behind the Blues. Meanwhile, Yeovil returned to the bottom of the Championship table and need a lot to go there way if their Championship status is going to be sustained next season.