Some stories related to Barnsley FC this week.
CLUB CHAPLAIN RETIRES AFTER 27 YEARS
Barnsley FC club chaplain Pete Amos has retired after 27 years in the role.
From the North East originally, Pete moved to South Yorkshire to be minister at Ward Green Methodist Church before taking the role at Oakwell in 1995.
A popular figure at Oakwell, he prayed for promotion to the top flight in 1997 and has raised money for charity by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
He has been replaced by Zac Zacharia.
U18S HOST SPENNYMOOR IN YOUTH CUP ON FRIDAY EVENING
Barnsley under 18s host Spennymoor Town from 7pm on Friday on the first team pitch in the first round of the FA Youth Cup.
It coincides with the latest ‘social’ event at Oakwell which will see music acts as well as food and drink stalls at the club today from 5-11pm then tomorrow from midday until 11pm.
Nicky Eaden's side drew 0-0 at home to Sheffield Wednesday last Friday.
They are top of the league on goal difference, having played a game fewer than the sides immediately below them.
U21S BEAT LEADERS TO MOVE OFF BOTTOM
Barnsley under 21s ended a five-match winless run with a 3-0 home success over league leaders Sheffield United on Tuesday.
Playing on the first team pitch, the Reds fielded a strong side including first team squad players Jack Walton, Adam Phillips, Jack Aitchison and Ziyad Larkeche.
Jasper Moon opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a 25-yard strike then Will Hondermarck headed in a second on the stroke of half-time after fine work by Harrison Nejman and Rudi Pache.
Fabio Jalo secured the win after a defender gifted him the ball then Moon was sent off late on.
The win meant Barnsley moved off bottom of their league, replaced by Sheffield Wednesday.
They are now due to visit Wigan Athletic on Monday from 1pm.
ACKROYD NETS AGAIN FOR GUISELEY
Joe Ackroyd continued his good form for loan club Guiseley with a goal in the 2-0 FA Trophy win at Macclesfield on Saturday.
The 20-year-old Barnsley midfielder, from Darfield, joined the Northern Premier League club in September for an initial month but that deal has now been extended until January 3.
He has scored three goals during his loan and the Lions are unbeaten in seven.
BOLTON HOME GAME MOVED
Barnsley’s home league fixture against Bolton has been moved back a day to January 2.
It has been changed because Bolton's Boxing Day match against Derby County has been moved for TV coverage.
The Oakwell game is still at 3pm.