Barnsley are out of all the cups this season after a 2-1 defeat at Blackpool in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday.

John McAtee netted just before half-time but Blackpool netted twice early in the second half.

The Reds were on top before conceding and should have been further ahead but Blackpool took control of the game after the break.

Neill Collins made three changes from the last league game.

Devante Cole and Luca Connell were rested and Jordan Williams on the bench. In came Kacper Lopata, Sam Cosgrove and Adam Phillips. Young goalkeeper Paul Cooper was on the bench. Herbie Kane was named as captain.

Barnsley began brightly with John McAtee’s ambitious long-range lob easily caught then Nicky Cadden saw a cross beaten away after brilliantly beating a defender.

McAtee watched a powerful volley from 20 yards turned wide by the goalkeeper then, from the resultant Kane corner flicked on by Cosgrove, Lopata could not scramble it past a defender two yards out.

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At the other end, Albie Morgan and Jenson Weir had low long range efforts easily saved by Ben Killip. Jake Beesley shot well over from 20 yards after Jordan Gabriel was played clean through by a long ball then passed backwards.

The deadlock was broken late in the first half when a long ball totally opened up the home defence and McAtee went clean through to beat the goalkeeper. It was his sixth goal for the Reds, all away from home.

McAtee came off injured at half-time and was replaced by Max Watters who should have scored within seconds of the re-start after robbing a defender in the b ox but the goalkeeper saved one-on-one.

It was 1-1 soon after as a clever ball down the right totally caught the Reds out and Jensen Weir was able to square to Owen Dale to tap in.

Dale almost got two in two minutes but his shot from the edge of the box was held by Killip.

Beesley then went clean through after a lucky deflection but Killip made a fine one-on-one stop.

Beesley eventually scored just after the hour-mark when he headed Albie Morgan’s right-wing cross into the top left corner.

Cosgrove should have made it 2-2 but nodded just wide of the bottom left corner after Barry Cotter volleyed Jamie McCart’s cross straight to him.

Killip saved easily from a Dale shot on the left of the box after the same player thought he should have had a penalty for a foul by McCart.

Substitute Fabio Jalo’s injury-time free-kick from 25 yards was caught by Richard O’Donnell.

Blackpool. (3-5-2): O’Donnell; Ekpiteta, Casey, Connolly; Gabriel (Lyons 72), Oakley-Boothe, Weir (Virtue 72), Morgan, Thompson; Dale, Beesley

Unused: Chapman, Joseph, Carey, Virtue, Lyons, Tharme, Nyame.

Goals: Dale 49, Beesley 62.

Barnsley (3-5-2): Killip; de Givegney, Lopata (Williams 58mins), McCart; Cotter, Styles (O’Keeffe 90+1), Kane, Phillips, Cadden (Dodgson 73); McAtee (Watters HT), Cosgrove (Jalo 75).

Unused: Cooper, Russell.

Yellow cards: Watters

Goals: McAtee 42.

  • 7:03pm
    Mael de Givegney back on the right of the back three, with Kacper Lopata in the centre. Three natural centre-backs after Jordan Williams played most of the season there.
  • 7:05pm
    First shot. Phillips slices badly wide from 25 yards out. Styles pass
  • 7:05pm
    Good twisting run by Cotter who bursts into the box and is blocked. by two defenders. He wants a penalty but none given. Would have been soft
  • 7:06pm
    Barnsley the only side to attack so far
  • 7:09pm
    A couple o f excellent interceptions in defence by Mael so far. This latest leads to Cotter's cross being headed up by a defender with Cosgrove lurking then the goalkeeper catches
  • 7:09pm
    McAtee tries to kind of long-range. lob he pulled off at Horsham but the goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell catches easily
  • 7:10pm
    That's the first shot on target. All Barnsley so far
  • 7:14pm
    Really nice move sees the ball worked by Kane then Styles to Cadden on the left who brilliantly beats a defender and whips in a cross from the byline which the goalkeeper pushes away
  • 7:14pm
    Barnsley will be happy with the way they have played so far but no big chances
  • 7:17pm
    16 minutes in and Blackpool have. barely had the ball in the Reds. half. They are defending a lot then going direct when they have it without success
  • 7:20pm
    Blackpool have their first shot of the game but the low 25-yard shot is easily saved
  • 7:21pm
    A long ball drops to McAtee who volleys from 20 yards and the goalkeeper dives to his left to. save
  • 7:21pm
    So close to a goal. Kane's corner is flicked on by Cosgrove and falls to Lopata a couple of yards. out but he cannot scramble it past a. defender and goalkeeper.
  • 7:23pm
    Jenson Weir sees a long range effort easily. saved by Killip
  • 7:25pm
    25 Cadden corner on the right. Headed out easily
  • 7:26pm
    Cadden shot deflected wide for corner on the left
  • 7:26pm
    26 Kane corner on the. left headed out
  • 7:28pm
    Barnsley playing the ball around nicely tonight. Switching the play and getting the ball forward to their attackers with accuracy
  • 7:30pm
    Jake Beesley blazes over from just outside the box after a long ball put Jordan Gabriel clean through but he chose to chest it. back to his team mate
  • 7:32pm
    Half an hour gone. Barnsley have been the better side with the better chances but haven't. found the break through ]
  • 7:34pm
    Blackpool having a spell of pressure with a few poor clearances by the Reds
  • 7:35pm
    A really good. move again down the left involving de Gevigney McAtee then Cadden who beats a couple of players but the cross is cleared
  • 7:39pm
    A flat period in the game with both sides struggling to keep the ball for long
  • 7:41pm
    John McAtee opens the scoring
  • 7:42pm
    A long ball totally opens up the Blackpool defence and McAtee goes clean through to beat the goalkeeper
  • 7:44pm
    John McAtee's first six goals for Barnsley have all been away. Can't have happened many times before,
  • 7:47pm
    two added minutes this half
  • 7:48pm
    HALF-TIME: Blackpool 0, Barnsley 1
  • 8:05pm
    Watters on for McAtee at the break. He picked up an injury just before break
  • 8:05pm
  • 8:06pm
    Watters robs a defender in the box and is clean through but the goalkeeper saves one on one
  • 8:09pm
    Owen Dale levels
  • 8:10pm
    A ball down the right catches Barnsley out and Jensen Weir is free to square to Dale to tap in
  • 8:11pm
    Dale has another chance but his shot from the edge of the box is saved easily by Killip
  • 8:13pm
    Blackpool on top now. Jake Beesley goes clean through thanks to a lick deflection but Killip makes a fine one on. one block
  • 8:15pm
    A good move. ends with Cadden's cross being cleared for a ccorner
  • 8:16pm
    Lopata off for Williams. Looks like a planned change
  • 8:16pm
    Corner easily cleared
  • 8:19pm
    A very even game now after Barnsley were on top before the break
  • 8:20pm
    Tashan Oakley-Boothe replaced by Kyle Joseph. Attacking move by Blackpool to bring an extra striker on
  • 8:21pm
    Jake Beesley heads the hosts in front
  • 8:22pm
    The former Shaw Lane Aquaforce striker expertly heads into the top left corner from an Albie Morgan cross following a good move on the right.
  • 8:26pm
    Blackpool free-kick headed behind by Mael de Gevigney
  • 8:26pm
    Left wing corner headed out
  • 8:27pm
    A very poor second half so far for the Reds who were winning at the break.
  • 8:30pm
    So close to 2-2. McCart's cross from the left is volleyed at the back post by Cotter to Cosgrove who should head in by nods narrowly wide. of the bottom left corner
  • 8:32pm
    Blackpool corner on the left. Cleared as is the next cross
  • 8:32pm
    Fabio Jalo comes on for Cosgrove
  • 8:32pm
    Dodgson on for Cadden
  • 8:37pm
    Blackpool win a corner which Barnsley dispute. Albie Morgan takes. Cotter heads out . The follow up cross is headed well over by Beesley
  • 8:38pm
    Barnsley win a corner on the right
  • 8:38pm
    Dodgson's corner is headed by Mael across goal then Jalo's cross blocked
  • 8:39pm
    Cotter's long throw is headed out then Dodgson penalised for a push
  • 8:40pm
    Big shout for a penalty for a foul by McCart on Joseph. Not given
  • 8:44pm
    Approaching the last five minutes here. Barnsley on the brink of going out of the EFL Trophy
  • 8:45pm
    Owen Dale shoots from a tight angle on the left and Killip easily catches
  • 8:46pm
    Andy Lyons' long run is ended by McCart who turns it behind for a corner
  • 8:48pm
    Five added minutes
  • 8:48pm
    Corey O'Keeffe comes on for. Styles
  • 8:50pm
    Jalo wins a free-kick just outside the box after being caught contesting a high ball
  • 8:52pm
    Jalo's 25-yard free-kick is not a bad effort but fairly easily caught by Richard O’Donnell
  • 8:54pm
    Max Watters booked for a foul when Barnsley are on the attack
  • 8:54pm
    FULL-TIME: Blackpool 2, Barnsley 1. The Reds are out of the EFL Trophy