Barnsley vs Bolton: Kitching’s Purpose Units Up All-Yorkshire Ultimate Towards Sheffield Wednesday (1-0, 2-1 agg)

Within the League One play-off semi-final, BARNSLEY secured a spot within the ultimate in opposition to Sheffield Wednesday by defeating Bolton. Liam Kitching scored the one objective of the sport, heading in a cross within the twenty fourth minute. Barnsley’s victory dashed Bolton’s hopes of promotion. Michael Duff, who took over as Barnsley supervisor earlier within the 12 months, has executed an excellent job in rebuilding the crew and the connection between the membership and the followers. Within the semi-final, Barnsley performed with trademark organisation, vitality, and exhausting work, whereas Bolton appeared sluggish and sluggish. Though Bolton had an early alternative to take the lead, Barnsley shortly established dominance. The objective got here from a well-executed cross from Luca Connell and Kitching’s exact header. Bolton tried to search out an equaliser however struggled to create any significant probabilities. Within the second half, they stepped up their strain and improved their pacing. Nevertheless, they continued to lack a leading edge. Aaron Morley and George Thomason tried to supply one thing, however Barnsley charged down their efforts. Barnsley nearly scored once more when Adam Phillips hit a cracking volley that hit the bar. Nevertheless, a rash determination by Barnsley goalkeeper Harry Isted to deal with the ball in his field offered Bolton with an oblique free kick, which they squandered. Barnsley held on and secured their place within the ultimate, the place they’ll face Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley.