Barnsley continued their excellent away form with a 4-0 win at Cambridge United on Tuesday night.

Nicky Cadden and Mael de Gevigney puts the Reds 2-0 up at half-time then Max Watters and Jon Russell netted after the break.

The scoreline flattered the visitors as Liam Roberts was probably their best player in goal while there was an element of fortune to their second and third goals, but the other goals were excellent.

They are up to fourth in the table, and are unbeaten away from home this season with four successive wins while no League One sides has scored more on their travels.

Neill Collins made three changes from Saturday’s home loss to Blackpool. Russell, Cadden and Watters came in for Theo Chapman, Owen Dodgson and John McAtee.

The opener arrived on seven minutes when Corey O’Keeffe cut in from the right and crossed to his fellow wing-back Cadden who brought the ball down and smashed a low 12-yard shot into the bottom right corner.

Liam Roberts produced a superb double save to first, after a good run by Jed Brophy, keep out a low shot by Jack Lankester at full-stretch, then block the follow-up by John Gordon.

Danny Andrew’s in-swinging corner from the left appeared to clip the far post and go out. At the other end, Callum Styles’ low long-range strike went just wide.

The second goal saw a defender head Cadden’s right-wing corner onto the back of de Gevigney and loop into the net for a fortunate first Barnsley goal.

Roberts made another double save just before the break when he impressively denied Ahadme one-on-one after a scramble following a free-kick then easily caught George Thomas’ long-range strike.

Early in the second half, Roberts denied Brophy one-on-one after a fine run by ex-Red Paul Digby. Michael Morrison then headed a right-wing Thomas corner straight at Roberts at the back post.

Cambridge thought they should have had a penalty after Styles appeared to trip Gordon in the box.

But it was the Reds who netted when Watters was put clean through by Styles and, although his shot was straight at Will Mannion, the goalkeeper inexplicably let the ball creep under him.

Mannion made a decent save soon after, diving to his right to keep out Herbie Kane’s 20-yard curler.

Brophy should have pulled one back but his shot from the left of the area was again straight at Roberts.

Russell then curled in from the edge of then box after a pass by substitute Josh Benson following another good move.

Substitute McAtee should have made it 5-0 when played through one-on-one by Sam Cosgrove but he was denied by the goalkeeper.

Barnsley (3-5-2): Roberts; Williams, de Givegney, McCart (Shepherd 69mins); O’Keeffe (Cotter 75), Russell, Styles (Benson 75), Cadden; Watters (McAtee 69), Cole (Cosgrove 81).

Unused: Killip, Dodgson,.

Goals: Cadden 7, de Givegney 34, Watters 59, Russell 83.

Cambridge (4-4-2): Mannion; Okedina (L Bennett 69mins), Morrison, R Bennett, Andrew; Gordon (Okenabirhie 69), Digby (Cousins 78), Thomas (May 69), Brophy; Lankester, Ahadme.

Unused; Stevens, Rossi, Cousins, McConnell.

  • 7:47pm
    Barnsley attack straight. away and Cole tries to play Watters in. behind but. overhit
  • 7:47pm
    I imagine Watters has been brought in tonight for his pace v Cambridge's centre-backs who are 35 and 33
  • 7:49pm
    Not much has happened yet. Cambridge have had. most of the. ball in the last few minutes
  • 7:50pm
    Cross from the right by Cambridge's John-Kymani Gordon. Over everyone and out
  • 7:51pm
    First chance for Cadden to get forward on left. He crosses low into box but it's cleared
  • 7:53pm
    Nicky Cadden puts the visitors in front
  • 7:55pm
    Lovely stuff. A flowing move ends with O'Keeffe cutting in from the right then crossing for Cadden to meet it on the. left of the box and fire a powerful shot into the bottom right corner
  • 7:55pm
    Perfect start for the Reds.
  • 7:57pm
    Cadden's dangerous cross from the left headed. behind for a corner o n the right
  • 7:58pm
    12 Cadden's right-wing corner is headed out
  • 8:00pm
    Cambridge seem rattled. by that goal. Haven't really attacked since and barely got on the balll
  • 8:02pm
    Barnsley pushing for 2-0. A nice one two between Cole and Watters ends in a shot by the latter blocked then O'Keeffe's scuffed effort is also blocked
  • 8:05pm
    Cambridge's first attack brings a fantastic double save out of Liam Roberts. Brophy runs down the left and. passes to Gassan Ahadme whose 20-yard effort is superbly kept out by the goalkeeper diving down to his left and also from Lankester's. follow up. Then a defender blocks
  • 8:08pm
    Cambridge having a good spell now with a. lot of the ball
  • 8:10pm
    Barnsley have lost their rhythm a bit. Williams loses the b all on halfway but Cambridge can't. punish him with a meaningful attack. It fizzles out down the left wing
  • 8:12pm
    Another dangerous low cross by Cadden cleared. Then Cambridge break through the pacy Brophy and win a corner o n the left
  • 8:13pm
    27. Danny Andrew's corner from the left goes all the way across goal and appears to clip the far post on its way out
  • 8:14pm
    28 Styles shoots low from 20 yards but it's wide
  • 8:16pm
    Barnsley seem to be back in control after. a difficult spell, they are getting o n the ball a lot more
  • 8:17pm
    Cadden shoots from from just outside the box. Similar to the goal in that. he was. found by O'Keeffe but this time it was outside the box and he beat a man but could not net from 20 yards
  • 8:19pm
    Good move by the. Reds. Kane runs. into the box to get on the end of a Williams long. ball but the goalkeeper runs out to. block from him at a very tight. angle on the right. Corner
  • 8:20pm
    Mael de Givegney nets his first Reds goal after a Cadden corner is headed onto his head and goes in
  • 8:22pm
    extremely lucky but they all count. Nice moment for him. Looks delighted. Reds in control.
  • 8:24pm
    Barnsley win a corner on the left
  • 8:24pm
    Kane's left wing corner is punched away by the goalkeeper for. another corner
  • 8:25pm
    39 Cadden's corner on the right is caught by the goalkeeper
  • 8:27pm
    Cambridge free-kick leads a real scramble in the b ox but they can't get a shot. away until Digby's effort hits a defender and loops up for Roberts to catch
  • 8:28pm
    Cambridge win another free-kick. They could do with a goal before the break
  • 8:28pm
    43 Andrew's free-kick is headed down but John-Kymani Gordon cannot control and it. goes out for a goal kick
  • 8:30pm
    Russell concedes anotherCambridge. free-kick. on left
  • 8:32pm
    McCart heads the free-kick out but they work it back in and Gassan Ahadme beats a man but his close range. shot is saved by the feet of Roberts. George Thomas' long range shot is then easily caught. Roberts has been very good again
  • 8:33pm
    HALF-TIME: Cambridge 0, Barnsley 2.
  • 8:48pm
  • 8:51pm
    Quiet start. to the second half. The home fans are still well behind their team
  • 8:54pm
    Styles gets the ball off Cadden, turns superbly, and. whips in a cross from the left but no one is there
  • 8:55pm
    Liam Roberts again! Digby runs through the Barnsley. defence and plays Brophy clean through but his powerful shot is beaten away by the goalkeeper
  • 8:58pm
    Cambridge pushing. They win a corner on the right
  • 8:59pm
    56 George Thomas' corner form the right met at the back post by Michael Morrison who heads straight at Roberts
  • 9:01pm
    Big shouts for. a penalty after John-Kymani Gordon collided with Styles in the box. The hosts are furious
  • 9:02pm
    Max Watters put clean through and his shot is fumbled badly into the net by the goalkeeper
  • 9:05pm
    Max Watters put clean through and his shot is fumbled badly into the net by the goalkeeper
  • 9:05pm
    Almost 4-0 but Mannion dives to his fine to save Kane's 20-yard shot
  • 9:06pm
    The Reds have not been 3-0 better tonight but it's a great scoreline for them
  • 9:08pm
    Another chance for Brophy. He gets the ball off Lankester on the left of the box but shoots straight at Roberts from the left of the box
  • 9:09pm
    Callum Styles booked
  • 9:10pm
    Jack Shepherd comes on for Jamie McCart
  • 9:10pm
    John McAtee comes on for Max Watters
  • 9:12pm
    Triple change for the hosts Adam May, Fejiri Okenabirhie and Liam Bennett on for Jubril Okedina George Thomas and John-Kymani Gordon
  • 9:14pm
    Attendance: 5,493 (475 away)
  • 9:16pm
    Benson and Cotter coming on
  • 9:17pm
    For Styles and O'Keeffe
  • 9:18pm
    Lankester shoots high and horribly wide 25 yards out for Cambridge
  • 9:21pm
    Cambridge bring on Jordan Cousins for Paul Digby
  • 9:23pm
    Cosgrove on for Cole
  • 9:24pm
    Looks like being a big away win for the Reds then, as we move into the last eight minutes. Nowhere near their best tonight but 3-0 away is excellent. Great goalkeeper and a bit of luck with goals has build on a platform created by a fine first goal.
  • 9:25pm
    Jon Russell with a stunning goal
  • 9:26pm
    He gets the ball from Benson on the edge of the box and curls in a superb strike
  • 9:30pm
    This. has turned into a fantastic night for the Reds ands the away end is noisy as home fans leave in their hundreds
  • 9:32pm
    Six added minutes
  • 9:33pm
    The three players Neill Collins brought into the 11 tonight have all scored...
  • 9:33pm
    Cambridge free-kick from right headed out by McAtee
  • 9:35pm
    It's just the formalities being played out now. Big Reds win
  • 9:38pm
    Should be 5-0. Cosgrove plays McAtee clean through on the break but the goalkeeper. saves one on one
  • 9:38pm
    FULL-TIME: Cambridge 0, Barnsley 4.