Barnsley crashed out of the FA Cup at the fourth round stage following a 4-2 loss at League One Portsmouth. 

The hosts netted twice in the final eight minutes of a first half then, after Cauley Woodrow pulled one back with a spectacular strike, Pompey made it 3-1 three minutes later then added another. 

Conor Chaplin pulled one back against his former club in injury-time but it was a third loss in a week for the Reds, who delivered a very disappointing display. 

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Gerhard Struber made four changes from the team that lost 3-0 at home to Preston North End on Tuesday. Captain Alex Mowatt dropped to the bench along with Kenny Dougall, Kilian Ludewig and Sami Radlinger. Into the team came new signing Michael Sollbauer, the fit-again Clarke Oduor and Cauley Woodrow – who took over as captain – as well as Brad Collins. 

The hosts had the first shot when Tom Naylor fired wide of bottom right corner from 25 yards then Marcel Ritzmaier blazed over from the edge of the box after meeting a Jacob Brown pull-back. 

Barnsley goalkeeper Brad Collins then almost conceded a comical opener as his attempted clearance was blocked by John Marquis and trickled inches wide of the bottom left corner with the net unguarded. Collins then easily collected a long-range shot by Ronan Curtis which was the match’s first effort on target. 

The hosts took the lead in the 37th minute when slack defending allowed Andy Cannon to pass from the left wing to Ben Close whose shot from the just outside the box found the bottom right corner. 

Collins then tipped over a shot in the box by Curtis who beat Jordan Williams very easily. But, from the resulting corner, Curtis headed down and Marquis tapped in on the line to double Portsmouth’s lead seconds before the half-time whistle. 

Mowatt came on at half-time for Luke Thomas and, although the Reds looked more dangerous in the second half, the hosts ran away with the win. 

Marquis almost got a second soon after the break when he met a Curtis pass eight yards out but could not get a strong connection on the shot which rolled to Collins. 

The visitors pulled one back with their first shot on target, and it was a spectacular one as Woodrow’s 30-yard strike flew into the net for his tenth goal of the season on the hour-mark. 

Brown should have made it 2-2 but, after excellent work on the left by Conor Chaplin, he shot wide of the left post from eight yards out. A minute later it was 3-1 as Curtis beat Sollbauer to a long ball and tucked the ball past Collins. 

Chaplin then forced the home goalkeeper Alex Bass into a save from a tight angle. Portsmouth’s fourth goal was a header from a corner by Christian Burgess who nodded into the empty net after the ball was totally missed by Collins coming off his line. 

Substitute Marcus Harness was then put clean through on goal by Curtis but Collins made an impressive one-on-one save.  Chaplin replied in injury-time with an eight-yard finish into an almost empty net after goalkeeper Alex Bass brilliantly saved Brown’s effort from a Mowatt cross. Woodrow forced another save from long-range by Bass but Barnsley lost 4-2.  

Portsmouth (4-2-3-1): Bass; Bolton, Burgess, Raggett, Seddon; Naylor, Close; Williams (Harness 77mins) Cannon (Evans 90), Curtis; Marquis (Harrison 90+2). Unused: MacGilllivray, Hawkins, Haunstrup, Whatmough.  Goals: Close 37, Marquis 45, Curtis 62, Burgess 76.

Barnsley (4-4-2 diamond): Collins, J Williams, Andersen, Sollbauer, Oduor; Halme 6 (Dougall 69mins), Ritzmaier, Thomas 5 (Mowatt HT), Woodrow; Chaplin, Brown Subs: Radlinger, B Williams, Ludewig, Schmidt, Styles. Goals: Woodrow 60, Chaplin 90+2. 

  • 15:03pm
    Portsmouth have had the ball for most of the first two minutes, often in Barnsley's half, but are yet to create a chance or get the ball in the box
  • 15:05pm
    5 Barnsley's first break forward sees Jacob Brown scamper down the left and win a corner
  • 15:05pm
    5 Ritzmaier takes the corner but it is headed away
  • 15:08pm
    7 The first shot of the game is by the hosts as Tom Naylor fires just wide of the bottom left corner from 25 yards out
  • 15:09pm
    8 Portsmouth lose the ball and Barnsley break into the home box but Ritzmaier runs it straight out of play when he seemed to be a good position to cross. That was pretty poor play by the Austrian
  • 15:11pm
    10 Barnsley's first chance. Jacob Brown gets down to the byline on the right of the box and loops the ball back to the edge of the box where Ritzmaier smashes it over the bar
  • 15:12pm
    There is quite a good atmosphere, the home fans are very loud and the away end are trying to compete
  • 15:14pm
    This game is very scrappy with both sides, but especially Portsmouth losing the ball very regularly with loose passing. But it hasn't led to any real chances
  • 15:17pm
    16 For the second time in the game, Jacob Brown wins a corner on the left. It is taken by Ritzmaier and cleared to Brown on the edge but he takes a bad touch and Portsmouth break then the visitors need a good interception from Luke Thomas to stop a Portsmouth man going clean through
  • 15:18pm
    18 Andersen concedes a free-kick just outside the box but it is cleared by Jordan Williams
  • 15:21pm
    I can't remember a game in which both teams have lost the ball more through sloppy passing in the first 20 minutes. Luke Thomas guilty this time but Barnsley clear the resulting cross
  • 15:22pm
    Barnsley are doing their usual short goal-kicks, they lose the ball on the edge of the box and concede a free-kick
  • 15:24pm
    23 Marquis' free-kick is blocked well in air and caught by Collins. The goalkeeper then blasts his kick straight into the striker and the ball bounces back towards goal but trickles agonisingly wide
  • 15:24pm
    That was a massive let-off for the Reds
  • 15:26pm
    26 Now Portsmouth break upfield after some clever passing then Curtis shoots from 25 yards but Collins easily dives to his right to catch
  • 15:26pm
    That was the first shot on target of the game
  • 15:27pm
    Jordan Williams now does a foul throw. Barnsley have been struggling to find any space in the home half when taking throw-ins
  • 15:30pm
    Into the 30th minute now, Portsmouth have probably edged the game so far with more attacks and shots. The closest they came was that bizarre moment when Marquis blocked Collins' kick and the ball nearly went in
  • 15:31pm
    31 Brown wins a third corner of the match but Oduor swings it into the goalkeeper's arms
  • 15:34pm
    Barnsley are yet to show any of the flowing attacking football that has brought them success in the last few months.
  • 15:37pm
    Ben Close puts the hosts ahead with a shot into the bottom right corner from just outside the box
  • 15:38pm
    That had been coming. The Reds lost the ball on the right wing near their box through Luke Thomas then it was worked to Close who fired in
  • 15:39pm
    The Reds have been nowhere near their best in this game and Struber may have to bring on Mowatt at the break to sort them out
  • 15:44pm
    Portsmouth remain on top here, pressing for a second goal but yet to carve out a chance since taking the lead
  • 15:46pm
    45 Now they have a chance for 2-0 as Ronan Curtis beats Jordan Williams to a bouncing ball in the box then turns the defender and shoots but Collins tips over
  • 15:46pm
    John Marquis heads in a corner for 2-0
  • 15:47pm
    HALF-TIME: Portsmouth 2, Barnsley 0.
  • 16:01pm
  • 16:02pm
    Luke Thomas is replaced by Alex Mowatt
  • 16:05pm
    Barnsley have started this half a bit better and Jordan Williams just had a shot blocked on the right of the box
  • 16:06pm
    49 Ritzmaier's cross is headed behind for a corner which is cleared
  • 16:10pm
    52 Portsmouth almost make it three when Marquis meets a Curtis pass in front of goal but fails to connect properly and it rolls to Collins
  • 16:14pm
    Approaching the hour-mark. The Reds began the second half a bit better but have faded again. So far this is just as disappointing a performance as Tuesday night's loss to Preston
  • 16:16pm
    Cauley Woodrow pulls one back with a sensational 30-yard strike!
  • 16:18pm
    That is his tenth goal of the season, drawing him level with Conor Chaplin, and surely his best
  • 16:18pm
    62 Should be 2-2. Great work on the left by Chaplin who crosses low to Brown and takes a touch eight yards out with the goal gaping but fires wide
  • 16:18pm
    Ronan Curtis makes it 3-1
  • 16:20pm
    A long ball over the top is latched onto by the Irishman who beats Collins from close range
  • 16:22pm
    It was new man Michael Sollbauer who was beaten to the long ball by Curtis for 3-1
  • 16:25pm
    Kenny Dougall has replaced Aapo Halme in Barnsley's first change
  • 16:30pm
    73 Chaplin is desperate to get Barnsley back into this game, after having a shot blocked on the right of the box he appears seconds later on the left but his shot from an extremely tight angle is pushed away by goalkeeper Alex Bass
  • 16:30pm
    74 Woodrow shoots from 30 yards again but his effort is weak and just kinds across the ground to Bass in goal
  • 16:32pm
    Christian Burgess heads in a corner after Brad Collins couldn't get there
  • 16:34pm
    Ex-Red Ryan Williams comes off for Marcus Harness
  • 16:34pm
    Ex-Red Ryan Williams comes off for Marcus Harness
  • 16:34pm
    That 4-1 goal was another really sloppy one for the Reds who could be in danger of a really embarrassing scoreline here
  • 16:35pm
    It's the second header from a corner they have conceded so far but that one was down to Collins who tired to claim it but missed and left the goal open
  • 16:38pm
    82 It should be 5-1. Sub Marcus Harness is played clean through by Curtis but Collins comes off his line to save the one on one effort
  • 16:42pm
    This has been a wretched performances by the Reds, their second in four days. They have been totally outclassed by a side in the division below them who could have easily had a couple more goals
  • 16:42pm
    Many of the 681 Barnsley fans who made the four-hour drive have already left
  • 16:46pm
    90 Dougall fires well wide from almost 30 yards with a low shot
  • 16:46pm
    Andy Cannon is replaced by Gareth Evans
  • 16:46pm
    Three added minutes
  • 16:47pm
    Conor Chaplin pulls one back
  • 16:48pm
    It's a goal against his hometown club where he began his career
  • 16:48pm
    Brown forced an excellent point blank save from a Mowatt cross then Chaplin turned in the rebound
  • 16:49pm
    90+3 Woodrow tries to make it 4-3 from 25 yards but his easily is collected by Bass diving to his right
  • 16:50pm
    FULL-TIME: Portsmouth 4, Barnsley 2. The Reds are out of the FA Cup