Josh Martin and Fabio Jalo netted twice each as Barnsley progressed to the knock-out stages of the EFL Trophy with a 4-2 win at Doncaster Rovers.

Martin, the former Doncaster player, and 16-year-old Jalo put the visitors 4-0 up at half-time with Slobodan Tedic missing a penalty before the break.

The Reds had run riot in front of about 1,000 away fans, with some excellent football, then made several changes and the hosts pulled two back in the second half.

Barnsley are guaranteed to finish either second or first in their group, which will be decided when Lincoln City play Newcastle United under 21s next week. The next round is scheduled for the week commencing November 21.

Michael Duff made 11 changes from the league loss at home to Exeter City on Saturday. It was the youngest Barnsley 11 on record, with goalkeeper Jack Walton the oldest player at 24.

Will Hondermarck was named in the starting line-up but replaced by youngster Danny Benson as Hondermarck was suspended due to two bookings in the first two group games.

It was Benson’s first start for the Reds as it was for fellow defender Will Lancaster. Tom Edwards captained the side and Josiah Dyer, son of Reds legend Bruce, was on the bench.

Barnsley took the lead in the 12th minute when 16-year-old Fabio Jalo brilliantly slipped through Slobodan Tedic on the right of the box and the Serb showed great awareness to square to Martin who fired in from close range. It was his first goal for the Reds, against the club he spent the second half of last season on loan to.

It was 2-0 on 20 minutes when Jalo received a pass from Martin in the box and superbly turned a defender before rifling in from about 15 yards. He is the club’s second youngest scorer after Glyn Riley who has 55 days older.

Six minutes later it was 3-0 as, after Adam Phillips and Tedic exchanged passes during a fine move, Martin played in Jalo who beat a man in the box before finding the bottom right corner from 12 yards.

The fourth goal arrived on 34 minutes when Jalo brilliantly flicked the ball to Danny Benson who powered down the right wing then sent in a cross which a defender sliced straight to Martin who fired in.

Tedic could have made it 5-0 when he ran onto a long ball and was clean through then brought down by Tom Anderson in the box. But Tedic’s penalty was kept out by goalkeeper Louis Jones who dived to his left to save. Tedic then saw a header saved from the resulting corner.

Barnsley were 4-0 up at half-time away from home for first time since a 5-0 win at QPR in 1950.

Former Barnsley player Miller had the hosts’ first shot on 62 minutes when he looked to be offside latching onto a long ball and his 15-yard volley was pushed away by Jack Walton. The goalkeeper then scrambled to turn a deflected long-range effort from Kyle Hurst over his bar.

The hosts pulled one back on 73 minutes when Miller headed into the bottom right corner from a left-wing cross.

Dyer came on for his professional debut along with Keegan Hartley. Dyer immediately flicked on left wing corner and Jalo hit the bar from close range.

Miller scored again when, after a good run down the left, he found the top right corner from the edge of the box.

Barnsley (3-4-1-2): Walton; Edwards (Pickard 60mins), Moon, Lancaster; D Benson, Connell, Phillips (Nejman 60), Larkeche (Hartley 79); Martin, Tedic (Jalo 79), Jalo (Butterfill 90+2). Subs: Searle.

Yellow cards: Connell.

Goals: Martin 12, 34; Jalo 20, 26.

Doncaster: Jones; Williams, Anderson (Knoyle 65mins), Long, Seaman; Molyneux, Ravenhill, Biggins; Taylor (Maxwell 65), Barlow (Miller HT), Griffiths (Hurst HT). Subs: Mitchell, Faulkner, Close.

Yellow cards: Taylor.

Goals: Miller 73, 82.

  • 7:04pm
    Donny have started on top with a few attacks but no chances
  • 7:07pm
    5 First glimpse of Jalo's talent, he brilliantly beats a man and passes to Ziyad Larkeche who goes into the box but a defender shepherds it out for a goal. kick
  • 7:08pm
    This is the youngest Barnsley 11 on record, with goalkeeper Jack Walton the oldest player at 24.
  • 7:08pm
    There are about 1,000 Reds fans here and not many more home supporters
  • 7:11pm
    11 Tom Edwards' long throw from the right is headed out
  • 7:13pm
    Josh Martin
  • 7:13pm
    Lovely football. Excellent Jalo pass puts Tedic in on the right of box but he shows great awareness to square it to Martin to fire in from close range
  • 7:13pm
    Martin's first goal for Barnsley against the club he played for on loan last season
  • 7:15pm
    Strange incident with a player from each side rolling around on the floor grappling then several more from each side run over and it flares up a bit. Bookings for Luca Connell and a Donny player
  • 7:20pm
    Not a huge amount has happened since the goal, but Barnsley will be pleased with their first 20 minutes
  • 7:20pm
    Fabio Jalo doubles the lead. It's the 16-year-old's first ever goal
  • 7:22pm
    Fantastic goal. He brilliantly turns a defender in the box and rifles home from about 15 yards
  • 7:23pm
    Looked like an assist from Martin after a good ball up by Phillips
  • 7:26pm
    Jalo Barnsley's second youngest scorer ever. 55 days older than Glyn Riley who still holds the record
  • 7:27pm
    Fabio Jalo gets another !
  • 7:28pm
    Great move again. Exchange of passes between Tedic and Phillips then Martin again plays in Jalo who cuts past a defender and nets into the bottom right corner from about 12 yards out
  • 7:32pm
    These two goals from Jalo have been superb finishes. The turn for the first one then to beat a defender in the box for the second. The Reds look to have an incredible talent. And he is on a long-term professional contract.
  • 7:34pm
    Josh Martin makes it four.
  • 7:36pm
    Just the two goals and two assists for him tonight Fantastic flick by Jalo to Benson who powers down the right and crosses, a defender makes a mess of the clearance and Martin finishes from close range
  • 7:37pm
    Needless to say, this is pretty incredible
  • 7:37pm
    Barnsley are just unplayable on the attack and Donny have folded
  • 7:39pm
    Penalty. Anderson on Tedic.
  • 7:40pm
    Tedic sees his penalty saved
  • 7:41pm
    The goalkeeper dives to his left to make a good save
  • 7:42pm
    From the follow up corner,. Tedic's header is well saved by goalkeeper Louis Jones
  • 7:45pm
    That's the only disappointing moment of a great night so far the Reds. Tedic still hunting his first goal
  • 7:46pm
    Three added minutes in first half
  • 7:49pm
    HALF-TIME: Doncaster 0, Barnsley 4. Josh Martin and Fabio Jalo have scored twice each as the Reds have run riot. Tedic also missed a penalty
  • 8:04pm
  • 8:05pm
    Donny have brought ex Red George Miller and also Kyle Hurst on for Reo Griffiths Aidan Barlow
  • 8:07pm
    Doncaster have a chance, their first of the night, but the shot is blocked
  • 8:08pm
    Jalo down injured
  • 8:09pm
    He's up and limping off. Looks like his ankle. But he will carry on
  • 8:13pm
    Donny attacking more in this half but yet to create a real chance. Barnsley looking to counter attack
  • 8:15pm
    Barnsley 4-0 up at half-time away from home for first time since a 5-0 win at QPR in 1950.
  • 8:16pm
    57 Doncaster corner on the right. Cleared at the near post by Moon
  • 8:19pm
    Harrison Nejman and Hayden Pickard coming on for Tom Edwards and Adam Phillips
  • 8:20pm
    Dangerous ball by Donny down the left but Walton comes out and slides to kick it away for a. throw
  • 8:21pm
    62 Donny have their first chance. Miller latches onto a long ball and stings the palms of former team-mate Walton with a powerful 15-yard effort on the left. He looked offside.
  • 8:23pm
    Donny have brought James Maxwell and Kyle Knoyle on for Jon Taylor and Tom Anderson
  • 8:26pm
    66 Hurst has a long -range shot is takes a big deflection and Walton scrambles to turn it over his bar
  • 8:29pm
    70 Pickard makes a fine tackle, then Nejman played Martin on the left so he cut inside and had a 25-yard shot which was straight at the goalkeeper
  • 8:32pm
    George Miller pulls one back against his former club
  • 8:33pm
    He heads a left wing cross into the bottom right corner and it's a big celebration
  • 8:35pm
    Josiah Dyer and Keegan Hartley are coming on
  • 8:37pm
    Josiah Dyer and Keegan Hartley coming own for Larkeche and Tedic
  • 8:38pm
    Huge chance for Jalo, a low left wing corner flicked on and he hits the shot about the bar from close range
  • 8:40pm
    George Miller pulls another one back
  • 8:44pm
    85 Connell's long-range shot deflected behind for a corner
  • 8:44pm
    Miller's. second was. fine finish into the top right corner from the. edge of the box
  • 8:44pm
    Barnsley's corner comes to nothing and goes behind for a goal kick
  • 8:46pm
    87 Dyer has a half chance n the right of the box but shoots well over
  • 8:49pm
    Four added minutes
  • 8:50pm
    Jalo comes off, what a night for him, with Butterfill coming on
  • 8:54pm
    FULL-TIME: Doncaster 2, Barnsley 4. The Reds are into the knock-out stages of the EFL Trophy