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Classic matches: Barnsley v Forest

25 November 2016

Nottingham Forest and Barnsley have played out some classic matches at Oakwell - here are some of the best moments.

Saturday 27 October 2012 
Barnsley 1 (Harewood 24’) Nottingham Forest 4 (Halford 35’, Cox 42’, Cohen 45’, Jenas 77’)

Nottingham Forest came from a goal behind to run riot at Oakwell with a 4-1 win in the Championship. Former Forest striker Marlon Harewood gave Barnsley the lead, before Greg Halford’s deflected effort levelled it up. Simon Cox was quickest to pounce on a rebound to put The Reds ahead and a Chris Cohen thunderbolt just before the break created some daylight between the two teams. Jermaine Jenas wrapped things up as he dinked an effort over the goalkeeper to seal the win.  

Saturday 14 October 2000
Barnsley 3 (Shipperley 67’, 68’, Dyer 80’) Nottingham Forest 4 (Bart-Williams pen 10’, 54’, Rogers 24’, Blake 69’)

Nottingham Forest almost threw away a 3-0 lead but held on to win 4-3 at Oakwell in Division One. Chris Bart-Williams and Alan Rogers gave Forest an early 2-0 lead, and Bart-Williams added a third after the break. Former Forest striker Neil Shipperley then struck two goals in two minutes to bring the home side back into the match, but Robbie Blake (below) hit back immediately to make it 4-2. Bruce Dyer scored for the Tykes with ten minutes left but Forest held out for the three points.

Saturday 18 August 2001
Barnsley 2 (Gallen 40', Rankin 90') (Jenas 87')Nottingham Forest 1 
Academy graduate Jermaine Jenas scored his first goal for Nottingham Forest in only his fourth appearance for the club as he pulled The Reds level at Oakwell on Saturday 18 August 2001, but his late equalising goal was to no avail as Isaiah Rankin scored an injury-time winner to seal a 2-1 win for Barnsley in Division One.

Saturday 16 February 1957 
Barnsley 1 Nottingham Forest 2 (T. Wilson, Imlach) 

Nottingham Forest secured their place in the sixth round of the FA Cup with a win in front of 40,626 fans at Oakwell. Tommy Wilson and Stewart Imlach scored the goals, but Forest were to be knocked out in the next round after a replay against Birmingham. Following the cup exploits, The Reds secured promotion from the Second Division, returning to the top flight after an 18 year absence.   

Wednesday 27 August 1952 
Barnsley 0 Nottingham Forest 2 (Scott, Ardron)  

Wally Ardron (below) and Fred Scott were on target as Nottingham Forest won 2-0 at Barnsley in the Second Division. More than 14,000 people watched the game at Oakwell, which started off Forest’s away campaign in the 1952/53 season. The Reds would go on to finish seventh, while Barnsley finished bottom.

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