Barnsley 2 Millwall 1: Johnson pride at Reds’ strength

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Barnsley got 2016 off to a great start with a 2-1 home win over Millwall.

Victory saw the Reds put distance between themselves and the relegation zone in League One.

The Tykes took the lead on 12 minutes when top scorer Sam Winnall headed home Adam Hammill’s cross.

The visitors pulled level just after the hour mark, when former Leeds United striker Steve Morison converted after Joe Martin’s initial effort.

But on 67 minutes, Barnsley were back in front, Hammill finishing off a fine move.

He said: “We knew a Millwall side is going to throw the kitchen sink at you and the longer the game went on, the harder it was to stop the long balls and they were always going to be dangerous.

“We stood up to it and may have cleared a couple off the line but had we have been given a penalty, I think we could have been out of sight before that.

“You’re never going to get an easy game against a Millwall side, tradition will tell you that, but credit to the lads because they’ve come out and stood really strong.”