February 2013
Barnsley advanced into the next stages of FA Cup after picking up a massive victory over their opponents MK Dons on Saturday.

The Reds didn't take long to showcase their strong intention in advancing into the next stage as they  took the lead after just three minutes of play with a fine finish from Chris Dagnall. Then just before the 20 minutes mark, Barnsley struck again with another fine effort, this time from Marlon Harewood with an excellent low shot from inside the area, providing a comfortable lead going into the break.

MK Dons were not planning to give up easily as they tried to make their comeback in the second half and after an hour, things seems to be turning into the home team's favor when Dean Bowdicth broke through into Barnsley's penalty are before netting home with a nice finish. However, the victory was secured as Dagnall scored his second in the game.

A winning combination: Image © Rob Nunns 2013 / @PitchsidePro

Flicker getting technical: Image © Rob Nunns 2013 / @PitchsidePro

Jacob Mellis fouled: Image © Rob Nunns 2013 / @PitchsidePro

Wiseman and Harewood: Image © Rob Nunns 2013 / @PitchsidePro

Scott Golbourne in action: Image © Rob Nunns 2013 / @PitchsidePro
Following a magnificent victory at Stadium MK on Saturday 16 February, in the FA Cup fifth round and todays draw for the quarter finals, Flicker's Red Army must be drooling at the prospect of now facing English Premier League champions, Manchester City, at the Etihad Stadium.

Whether you travelled for two hours and a bit (each way) to watch yesterday's triumph or managed to harness one of the live streams on the internet, Barnsley showed why this current vein of form is no fluke, taking the game by the scruff of the neck right from the off, demonstrating once again their frightening pace, V8 like work-rate and clinical finishing.

The fact that MK Dons boss Karl Robinson said he was "ecstatic" to have drawn Barnsley at home in the FA Cup fifth round really does show you just how far under-the-radar David Flitcroft's charges have been flying, when League 1 opposition fancy their chances. But equally, the media say it all by relegating the Oakwell outfit's performances to the distant borders of their coverage, their time and their attention at every opportunity. SHAME ON YOU ALL!

Jim O'Brien heading towards the 'Boro goal: Image © Rob Nunns 2013 / @PitchsidePro

Mowbray just can't look: Image © Rob Nunns 2013 / @PitchsidePro

Spot the ball. Scotland has. Image © Rob Nunns 2013 / @PitchsidePro