A round-up of Barnsley FC related stories from the weekend.

RESULTS GO BARNSLEY’S WAY

Barnsley were not in action this weekend but results went their way in League One.

Second-placed Derby County lost 1-0 at mid-table Northampton Town so remain seven points ahead of the fifth-placed Reds who have two games in hand.

Neill Collins' side are three points behind Bolton with a game in hand and level with Peterborough who have played the same number of games.

Barnsley are nine points clear in the play-offs after seventh-placed Stevenage came back from 2-0 down to draw in injury-time at bottom club Carlisle United.

The other game saw Burton Albion, who host the Reds on Easter Monday, lose 1-0 at home to lowly Port Vale. Burton have one point and two goals from seven games, have been beaten five times in a row at home and are three points clear of the drop zone. Their manager is Martin Paterson who was the Reds’ assistant last season and Neill Collins’ assistant at Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Before the trip to Staffordshire, Barnsley host Cambridge United on Good Friday who are in a similar position to Burton. The Us are also three points clear of the relegation zone and have also taken just a point and two goals from their last seven games.

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WOMEN KEEP TITLE HOPES ALIVE

Barnsley FC women stayed in the North East Premier promotion hunt after they won 4-1 at home to bottom club Redcar on Sunday.

Jodie Gregory scored a hat-trick with Betty Cheetham also on target.

That moved them up to second, behind leaders Spennymoor Town on goal difference but Barnsley have a game in hand. Wallsend are third, two points behind the Reds but with two games in hand.

There is one promotion place available and Barnsley have five games to play.

INTERNATIONALS IN ACTION

Some Barnsley players have been on international duty this week.

Fabio Jalo could be involved for Portugal under 19s against Denmark on Tuesday. He played for them last week which was his first game in two months due to a knee injury.

Vimal Yoganathan has been away with Wales under 19. They lost 1-0 to Belgium on Friday.

Callum Styles, who is on loan from Barnsley to Sunderland, has been in action for Hungary as they prepared for the Euros with friendlies. He came off the bench in a 1-0 home win over Turkey on Friday. They are due to face Kosovo on Tuesday.

UNDER 18S SET TO HOST LEADERS BIRMINGHAM

Barnsley under 18s are due to host to league leaders Birmingham City on Thursday from 11.30am.

Nicky Eaden's side are second, 19 points behind Birmingham with five games in hand.

The young Reds had lost 2-0 at QPR on Saturday, ending a run of three straight wins.

Barnsley under 21s are due to play at home to Watford on Tuesday.

TOUGH WEEKEND FOR LOANEES

It was a tough weekend for Barnsley’s loanees.

Andy Dallas is still looking for his first Oldham Athletic goal after he played the first hour in a 0-0 draw at Dagenham and Redbridge in the National League. The striker is goalless in three starts and five substitute appearances for the Latics. He has not netted in 27 games since his diving header for Barnsley against Port Vale in August, having also been loaned to Kilmarnock.

Kyran Lofthouse played all of a 5-0 loss at Stockport County for MK Dons on Sky in League Two.