WHILE Barnsley FC’s men’s team will have to go through the play-offs, Barnsley FC Ladies are all-but guaranteed their league title.
The Reds won 2-1 at home to Millmoor Juniors in a top-of-the-table clash on Sunday. Nicole Shaw scored a 90th-minute winner after Lynn Goodman’s opener was cancelled out.
That left them 14 points clear at the top of the North East Regional League Southern Division.They have won 18 and drawn one of their last 19 matches since losing on the opening day.
The only side can catch them are Altofts who are 15 points behind with three games in hand.
But Altofts would need to every game, with the Reds losing their last two, and achieve a 35-goal swing in goal difference.
Manager Jess Horsley said: “We’ve come away with the win we deserved.
“Obviously Millmoor are a good young team and are second in the league for a reason. The girls dug in, battled until the end and got a deserved winner.
“We are taking it a game at a time and the closer it gets to the finish line, the more of a team we are becoming.”
Barnsley now visit Ossett United, who held them to a 4-4 draw in January, on Sunday. They are then due to complete the season on May 7 at home to York Railway Institute.
Barnsley Women’s FC lost 2-1 Hull City last night in the National League Division One North. Taviah Miles scored a late consolation.
They host York City on Sunday and finish their campaign at home to Newcastle United on May 7.
Both home games are 2pm kick-offs at Wombwell Recreation Ground.