Barnsley 1 Chesterfield 2: Heckingbottom satisfied with Reds in defeat

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Wembley heroes Barnsley suffered defeat on their return to league action today when they lost to Chesterfield at Oakwell.

Lee Novak broke the deadlock, heading the Spireites in front on 57 minutes.

But winger Adam Hammill netted an equaliser on 75 minutes.

Chesterfield were reduced to 10 men when Jamal Campbell-Ryce was sent off for two bookings.

Banks restored the Spireites’ advantage with nine minutes left on the clock - a result which leaves Barnsley six points off the play-offs.

Barnsley caretaker head coach Paul Heckingbottom said: “Obviously, we’re disappointed with the result but we can’t really be too disappointed with the performance.

“With the ball we played well and created good chances but we are disappointed with their goals.

“That’s why we’ve been winning games we shouldn’t have, because of the organisation and the discipline. One player makes a mistake and another player is in the right slot covering. At times we didn’t do that today.

“We’ve won games playing nowhere near as good as that and creating nowhere near as many chances.

“About five minutes to go, me and Tommy (Wright) felt comfortable, we both said that if we can score, it’s ours. Obviously, we got that one wrong.

“In all honesty, everything we asked them to do, they did it. Even in the first half when we didn’t create as many chances. The energy was there, the willingness to press high up the pitch was there.”

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