The pressure was maintained throughout the first half, though a redoubled effort from the Barnsley back line held off the continued efforts of Slazenger. As with the first goal however, the relentless pressure paid off with Matthew Smith firing home a decisive second goal. The match was more closely fought than the scoreline suggested, and this deficit was rectified with two equalling goals from Barnsley; breaking through with co-ordinated play to defeat goalie Ralph Toon.
The second half started as the first had. With the addition of veteran Ian “Flash” Gordon, Slazenger continued to press. Barnsley looked as threatening as before, but with defensive superstar Rowan Tejura holding the line, there was no way through. Combination play coordinated by Robin Brearton looked to have secured the third, although it was disallowed. Even the cutting move from Andy Fisher and Ian Hedges found the woodwork, preventing a spectacular finish.
Finally, a third goal came from a great play which typified the growing teamwork of Slazenger. Passing play from Tim Hunter, Matthew Smith, and Robin Brearton quickly moved the ball, cutting straight through the midfield. Striker Isaac Fisher looked to secure his second goal, only to be denied by the keeper. The deflected ball was followed up by Ian Hedges, securing the winning goal.
Notable performances should also go to Paresh Tejura for his gazelle like midfield grace, Robert Cann for some great attacking play, and seasoned pro Nathan Crowther for a stalwart performance on the back line.