Reds' double helping of special Kay - 08/12/2004
ANTONY Kay was the headliner on a night Barnsley got it right down to the small print.
The kid - sometime midfielder, sometime defender, even part-time striker - has played more parts than Peter Kay in the last couple of years. He's settling in at centre back and will now take more shifting than a wheel clamped Brian Potter.
Special Kay was a serial presence in the box and headed goals either side of the break to supply the win - the club's fourth away from Oakwell so far this campaign. But Barnsley also handled the nitty gritty before pocketing the points.
They were functional and resolute, toughing it out against a team who, admittedly, were less than their reputation.
Manager Paul Hart kept 10 of the 11 that beat Blackpool.
Nicky Wroe was rested and didn't make the trip, Stephen McPhail took over wide left, ending his six week injury absence. It was his freekick from the right that Kay flick headed in for the second and game settling goal.
Jacob Burns made the first with a right flank corner. Kay came short to divert the ball towards far post where left back John White's intervention was no consolation to Colchester.
Just like they had at Bournemouth, Barnsley shredded the formbook with this result.
Colchester had been seven unbeaten going into it and scoring goals for fun.
It ended in frustration and embarrassment as top striker Craig Fagan collected his second yellow card for a pointless foul on Burns in time added on only to be sent off seconds before the final whistle.
He had earlier been booked for clogging into Chris Shuker in the second half.
Goals: Kay (35, 55 mins).
Barnsley: Turnbull 7, Hassell 7, Kay 8, Vaughan 7, T Williams 7, Shuker 6 (Carbon 79), Burns 7, Reid 7, McPhail 7, Chopra 7, Boulding 7 (Conlon 82).
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