Five Charlton clashes against Saturday's opponents Barnsley

Ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet League One clash against Barnsley, we have plucked five previous match-ups against the Tykes from the Valley Pass archive to get supporters in the mood for the game.

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Barnsley 0 Charlton 6 (April 2013)

A memorable day for Charlton came against Saturday’s opponents when the Addicks recorded their biggest ever away league win against Barnsley in April 2013.

An early goal from Bradley Pritchard saw Charlton get off to a great start. Chris Solly’s cross found Yann Kermorgant, whose shot was parried into the path of Pritchard to stab home from close range. The lead was doubled 15 minutes later by Johnnie Jackson, the captain feigned two defenders before firing a powerful strike between the goalkeeper’s legs.

Kermorgant added a third in the second half, connecting with a Rhoys Wiggins cross to head home at the far post. A strike from Callum Harriott on the hour saw the Addicks add a fourth, as the ball squeezed in under Barnsley stopper Luke Steele.

A bad foul on Kermorgant ensured things went from bad to worse for Barnsley, with Stephen Dawson seeing red, and shortly afterwards Ricardo Fuller played in substitute Salim Kerkar to fire home a fifth.

Another red card for Barnsley saw The Tykes reduced to nine men when Tom Kennedy was dismissed and Fuller who completed the rout in stoppage time by curling a shot past goalkeeper Steele.

Charlton 2 Barnsley 1 (January 1994)

The Addicks recorded a narrow 2-1 home win against The Tykes in January 1994. John Robinson opened the scoring with a right footed shot from close range before Mark Robson slotted in after a fine counter attacking move.

Barnsley’s consolation came too little too late as Charlton took all three points.

Barnsley 2 Charlton 2 (August 2013)

The 2013/14 season saw Charlton face Barnsley in August and the Addicks fought back from two goals down to claim a point at Oakwell.

A cross from the left was met by Chris O’Grady to put the hosts ahead early on. The forward later doubled Barnsley’s lead in the second half, meeting a Jacob Mellis cross to beat Ben Hamer in the Charlton goal.

Jordan Cousins gave the south-east Londoners hope with 26 minutes left, a left-footed volley against the turf looped over a Barnsley defender on the line. Simon Church got the final goal to snatch a point, chasing Yann Kermorgant’s lofted through ball before slotting past a helpless Luke Steele.

Charlton 3 Barnsley 1 (1999/2000)

In front of 20,000 fans, Charlton opened the 1999/2000 season with a convincing win over Barnsley. Clive Mendonca scored a hat-trick as the Addicks recorded their first win of the season.

Mendonca opened the scoring with a fine left-footed volley from the edge of the box. The striker added his second from the penalty spot after being brought down by the goalkeeper.

Barnsley bagged a consolation goal before half-time but it was not enough as Charlton restored their two-goal lead courtesy of another Mendonca penalty, sending the keeper the wrong way once again.

Barnsley 0 Charlton 1 (October 1993)

An Alan Pardew penalty saw Charlton earn three points away at Barnsley in the 1993/94 season. The Addicks would go on to finish the season in 11th place in the First Division.

Article by Nick Emms

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