CARLTON Morris and Alex Mowatt struck to seal Barnsley's second Championship win in five days.

Morris, a January transfer window signing from Norwich City, netted his first goal for the club to set the seal on Sunday's 2-0 victory at Brentford.

And he came off the bench against Blackburn Rovers at drizzly Oakwell to open the scoring after 72 minutes before setting up Mowatt on 90.

Former Barnsley loan man Adam Armstrong lofted an injury-time reply, but the Lancastrians couldn't avoid a third straight defeat.

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Barnsley made three changes to the side which started at Brentford, two of them up front, where 11-goal top scorer Cauley Woodrow and Victor Adeboyejo came in for Morris and Daryl Dike respectively.

In defence, Toby Sibbick was handed a fifth start of the season in place of Michael Sollbauer.

Blackburn, who had lost to QPR and Preston North End previously, recalled former England midfielder Stewart Downing.

Conor Chaplin, the scorer of Barnsley's opening goal at Brentford, had the first attempt on goal, a stinging shot which Belgian goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski could only parry for a teammate to clear, seven minutes in.

Blackburn forward Sam Gallagher failed to make the most of a decent opportunity soon after, then Woodrow headed over from a Callum Styles corner.

Although the visitors were working hard to close Barnsley down, the home side came close twice in close succession just before the half-hour mark.

First Romal Palmer whistled a low drive from the edge of the penalty area narrowly wide, then Adeboyejo's rising strike from a narrow angle on the Barnsley left was tipped over by Kaminski.

Home goalkeeper Brad Collins had to be alert to punch an inswinging corner from Downing clear, then he held a header from defender Darragh Lenihan as the ball was sent back into the box.

A swift Blackburn counter-attack just before the break ended with Bradley Dack heading narrowly over from a Barry Douglas cross.

Barnsley began the second half with Jordan Williams on in place of Styles at left wing-back, and after 55 minutes, head coach Victor Ismael changed his entire front three, just as he had done against Brentford.

Morris, Daryl Dike and Dominik Frieser came on for Adeboyejo, Woodrow and Chaplin.

The fifth and final home substitution, Herbie Kane for Palmer in midfield, came after 64 minutes.

Soon after, the Blackburn defence had to scramble to clear when Kaminski couldn't hold onto Mads Andersen's header, then Morris struck to put Barnsley ahead, scoring in off of the post from long range with a side-footed effort.

Douglas shot wide from distance for Blackburn before Morris was denied a second by Kaminski's save.

But Mowatt made no mistake when he latched onto Morris's pass and took the ball around Kaminski before slotting his fifth goal of the season.

Barnsley: Collins, Sibbick, Helik, Andersen, Brittain, Palmer (Kane, 64), Mowatt, Styles (J Williams, HT), Adeboyejo (Morris, 55), Woodrow (Dike, 55), Chaplin (Frieser, 55). Unused: Oduor, Sollbauer, Moon, Walton.

Blackburn: Kaminski, Harwood-Bellis, Lenihan, Branthwaite, Bennett (Dolan, 76), Travis (Rothwell, 84), Downing (Evans, 76), Douglas, Gallagher (Brereton, 87), Dack (Elliott, 76), Armstrong. Unused: Bell, Davenport, Buckley, Pears.

Referee: Matthew Donohue (Manchester).

AS IT HAPPENED
  • 7:03pm
    Welcome to our coverage of Barnsley's home match against Blackburn Rovers. Kick-off at 7.45pm. The Reds have made three changes from Sunday's lineup against Brentford, with Cauley Woodrow, Victor Adeboyejo and Toby Sibbick coming in for Carlton Morris, Daryl Dike and Michael Sollbauer.
  • 7:05pm
    Barnsley's lineup: Collins; Andersen, Helik, Sibbick; Styles, Mowatt, Palmer, Brittain; Adeboyejo, Woodrow, Chaplin. Subs: Walton, J Williams, Kane, Dike, Morris, Oduor, Sollbauer, Frieser, Moon.
  • 7:08pm
    Blackburn Rovers: Kaminski; Harwood-Bellis, Lenihan, Branthwaite, Douglas; Travis, Bennett, Downing; Dack; Gallagher, Armstrong. Subs: Pears, Rothwell, Elliott, Bell, Davenport, Brereton, Buckley, Evans, Dolan.
  • 7:12pm
    Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has made three changes to his side after their home defeat to Preston North End on Friday. In come Stewart Downing, Elliott Bennett and Taylor Harwood-Bellis - the latter making his full debut for the club - for Joe Rothwell, Jacob Davenport and Ryan Nyambe.
  • 7:15pm
    Manchester City loanee Harwood-Bellis, 19, has made two appearances for the club, at centre-back against Preston and prior to that at right-back in a 1-0 away defeat at QPR.
  • 7:18pm
    Barnsley come into this game on the back of an impressive showing against second-placed Brentford to shut out the home side and record a 2-0 win. Goals from Conor Chaplin - his first in 99 days and 13 matches - and Carlton Morris - his first for the club since signing in January - marked an important occasion for Valerian Ismael's side.
  • 7:20pm
    The head coach called the win the culmination of three months of hard work on the training pitch that have seen his side climb to 12th in the table.
  • 7:23pm
    “This is our purpose, to sustain the performance,” said Ismael. “We are looking at getting the results now. It’s all about getting the results and, for sure, it is possible.
  • 7:24pm
    "We need to have the players focused to stay hungry, to give everything and to keep moving in the table to reach our purpose.”
  • 7:25pm
    The win gave Barnsley their fifth on the road and 11th in the campaign. It also inflicted the Bees' first loss in 22 league games - an unbeaten streak that included a 1-0 win at Oakwell in November.
  • 7:31pm
    It was also the fifth clean sheet Ismael has seen his side pick up since he took over the reins in October. Barnsley also shut out Nottingham Forest in a 0-0 draw at the City Ground in the league fixture prior to their appearance at Brentford's new Community Stadium. They'll be hoping for a first hat-trick of clean sheets of the current campaign - a tough ask against a Rovers side who've won two of their last three away games and only failed to notch twice in their last ten matches.
  • 7:35pm
    Rovers won the reverse fixture at Ewood Park 2-1 and will be hoping for a league double over the Reds for the first time since 2012-13. However, the visitors haven't won at Oakwell since December 2012, when goals from Josh King, Ruben Rochina and Jordan Rhodes gave them a 3-1 success. Stephen Dawson scored Barnsley's goal.
  • 7:38pm
    Ex-Reds loanee Adam Armstrong has scored 18 goals in the current campaign and is second-top scorer in the league. He played 34 times for Barnsley in 2016-17, scoring six times.
  • 7:43pm
    Ismael said ahead of this game: “Blackburn is the start of this week and we are focused on what we have to do to win the game but, for sure, we have the confidence. We need to keep the momentum going, we need to come in another good run now and keep going – this is our purpose, this is our focus and this is my expectation on the guys.”
  • 7:43pm
    The Reds have made their way onto the pitch. Kick-off in a couple of minutes.
  • 7:45pm
    The visitors get the game underway.
  • 7:47pm
    2 Early pressure sees the Reds force a goal kick. Thomas Kaminski's kick goes all the way to Brad Collins who clears for a throw-in on the visitors' left.
  • 7:50pm
    5 A long free kick from just inside Barnsley's half is pumped to Elliot Bennett on the right wing, who forces a throw-in, It's followed by two more from the same position before Romal Palmer kills the pressure by winning a free kick.
  • 7:52pm
    7 Little to report from the early exchanges as Callum Styles' low ball in from the left is cleared for a throw, and a second, before Cauley Woodrow gives a free kick away.
  • 7:54pm
    8 Conor Chaplin with a fierce drive after chesting it on the edge of the box. He stings the palms of Thomas Kaminski who parries the ball back into play, but it's cleared. Good effort from the striker.
  • 7:56pm
    10 Callum Brittain is fouled by Barry Douglas on the right. Alex Mowatt whips in the free kick, an in-swinging ball, and it's well kept in by Douglas who stops his side conceding a corner.
  • 7:57pm
    12 A nice looking move for the Reds sees Cauley Woodrow find Victor Adeboyejo on the left, but his ball is just too far for the on-rushing Callum Styles and Thomas Kaminski collects.
  • 7:58pm
    13 Elliott Bennett finds Sam Gallagher with a great ball from the right wing over the top of Barnsley's defence, but the striker's touch is a poor one and Brad Collins grabs the ball.
  • 8:00pm
    14 Cauley Woodrow loses his man in the centre on a Reds corner kick from the left, but he can't direct Callum Styles' ball goalward with his header. It's just over the bar.
  • 8:02pm
    16 Conor Chaplin is tripped as he tries to hold the ball up in the right channel. Alex Mowatt takes but it's repelled.
  • 8:05pm
    19 Barnsley are probably getting somewhat the better of the opening tussles, with Rovers mainly threatening through long diagonal balls to the front three of Bradley Dack, Adam Armstrong and Sam Gallagher. The rain is definitely having an adverse effect on the quality we're seeing so far.
  • 8:07pm
    22 Good goalkeeping from Brad Collins to sweep the ball away from Adam Armstrong as Toby Sibbick misses his header to clear Darragh Lenihan's long ball. Bradley Dack then goes down in the area, but the referee says nothing doing.
  • 8:12pm
    26 Romal Palmer with a volleyed effort on the edge of the box, narrowly wide of the right post. Some good play from the Reds moments before, with Callum Brittain feeding a long ball along the ground to Cauley Woodrow who laid it off for Conor Chaplin, who had an effort from range blocked.
  • 8:14pm
    29 VIctor Adeboyejo forces Thomas Kaminski to save at full stretch from a tight angle on the left. He was found with a clever quick free kick from Conor Chaplin, who was the man fouled in the left channel.
  • 8:17pm
    31 Sam Gallagher outpaces Michal Helik on the left wing and cuts into the box after picking up a long ball, but the Rovers forward can't do anything and his ball into the box is cleared. Cauley Woodrow is called offside for the Reds a few moments later as he tries to beat the offside trap.
  • 8:21pm
    35 Bradley Dack capitalises on a poor clearance that's hiked up into the air by Mads Andersen on the right, and the midfielder wins a corner which Brad Collins manages to punch clear. It's whipped to the back post but Collins makes a decent save again from Darragh Lenihan's effort.
  • 8:23pm
    38 A handball gives Alex Mowatt the chance to hit a long free kick into the box, but Cauley Woodrow is deemed offside as he tries to get to it. Toby Sibbick was winding up an effort as the ball fell to him ten yards out.
  • 8:29pm
    43 Bradley Dack heads over as he's turning away from goal. Barry Douglas crossed the ball in from the left after Adam Armstrong carried the ball down the left wing.
  • 8:30pm
    45 The Reds fire in a couple of crosses, first Callum Brittain whose ball is slightly ahead of play. Then Callum Styles plays it back to Alex Mowatt on the left, but his cross to Brittain leads to nothing.
  • 8:30pm
    ADDED TIME
    1 minute added time
  • 8:31pm
    HALF-TIME: Barnsley 0, Blackburn Rovers 0. A slow game with a few moments of quality, mainly from the Reds who just shaded the first half.
  • 8:47pm
    SUB OFF
    Callum Styles makes way at half-time.
  • 8:47pm
    SUB ON
    Jordan Williams on for the second half.
  • 8:48pm
    46 We're away for the second half.
  • 8:51pm
    49 Alex Mowatt is clipped 35 yards out. He takes the free kick, which ends up in the arms of Thomas Kaminski.
  • 8:55pm
    52 The second half has picked up where the first left off - poor, with few opportunities for chances to develop. Lots of wayward passes peppered with the occasional foul.
  • 8:55pm
    YELLOW CARD
    53 Mads Andersen booked for a foul on the visitors' right, just on the corner of the box. Adam Armstrong beat the defender and won the free kick.
  • 8:57pm
    SUB OFF
    55 A triple change from Valerien Ismael. Victor Adeboyejo, Cauley Woodrow and Conor Chaplin come off.
  • 8:57pm
    SUB ON
    55 Carlton Morris, Daryl Dike and Dominik Frieser on.
  • 8:58pm
    56 An early chance for Carlton Morris with his first touch. Jordan Williams cuts inside from the left and his blocked shot makes its way to the striker on the left. His strike is also blocked.
  • 8:59pm
    57 Alex Mowatt fires wide from the edge of the box. He just didn't set himself before the strike, which rolls wide of the right post.
  • 9:02pm
    60 Some good play from the Reds as Carlton Morris and Callum Brittain combine on the left. The latter's shot is blocked and drops for Alex Mowatt, but the skipper's through ball for Jordan Williams is over-hit and goes out for a goal kick.
  • 9:04pm
    61 Sam Gallagher gets a header on target as Darragh Lenihan knocks on Stewart Downing's long free kick to the left post. The striker's effort is comfortable for Brad Collins, though.
  • 9:05pm
    SUB OFF
    63 Romal Palmer off.
  • 9:05pm
    SUB ON
    63 Herbie Kane comes on.
  • 9:10pm
    68 Alex Mowatt's free kick from the right is nodded towards goal by Mads Andersen, whose effort catches the flailing Thomas Kaminski off-guard. The keeper just manages to get a hand to it, before Jordan Williams concedes a free kick after a scramble in the box.
  • 9:12pm
    69 Stewart Downing is found in yards of space on the left, but his ball into the box is cleared. Seconds later, the advancing Carlton Morris finds Jordan Williams on the left of goal but the wing-back's pass into the box comes out off of the defender for a corner.
  • 9:14pm
    GOAL!
    72 Carlton Morris side-foots it from the edge of the box and it goes in off the right post.
  • 9:17pm
    73 The striker received the ball from skipper Alex Mowatt and had a moment to pick his spot, which he did superbly past Thomas Kaminski - who could only watch the ball sail past. Great strike.
  • 9:18pm
    SUB OFF
    76 Bradley Dack, Elliott Bennett and Stewart Downing off for Rovers.
  • 9:19pm
    SUB ON
    76 Harvey Elliott, Tyrhys Dolan and Corry Evans on.
  • 9:22pm
    80 Alex Mowatt gets two chances at a corner from the right, but both are cleared. Another corner, this time from the left.
  • 9:26pm
    83 Some good passing play on the left, with Carlton Morris playing Jordan Williams inside. The wing-back finds Daryl Dike who's dying to get a shot off, and he's clipped as he plays it back to Alex Mowatt. The move breaks down from there.
  • 9:26pm
    SUB OFF
    84 Lewis Travis off.
  • 9:26pm
    SUB ON
    84 Joe Rothwell on for Rovers.
  • 9:29pm
    87 Jordan Williams paces past two players on the left and finds Daryl Dike, but the forward can't control the ball. The Reds are passing it around well, particularly on that side.
  • 9:29pm
    SUB OFF
    88 Sam Gallagher.
  • 9:29pm
    SUB ON
    88 Ben Brereton.
  • 9:32pm
    89 Alex Mowatt lifts the ball over the bar from close range. Daryl Dike did well to flick a header on for Dominik Frieser on the right, but the forward was caught in two minds as to whether to shoot or cross. His ball finds Carlton Morris who lays it off for Mowatt, but he's stretching for the ball.
  • 9:32pm
    GOAL!
    90 Alex Mowatt rounds the keeper and slots it in.
  • 9:36pm
    GOAL!
    90+4 Adam Armstrong chips it over Brad Collins after beating the offside trap.
  • 9:39pm
    FULL-TIME: Barnsley 2, Blackburn Rovers 1. An entertaining end to game that was scrappy for large periods.