With Barnsley closing in on several club records going into the final five away games of the season, we look at some of their best campaigns on the road.


Barnsley are one win away from setting a new club record for away points in a season and two from the wins record – with five left to play.

If they avoid defeat at Burton on Monday they will be on their longest ever unbeaten run on the road within one season.

They have scored 35 away goals which is five short of the post-war record set by Dave Bassett’s play-off finalists in 1999/2000 and Daniel Stendel’s promotion-winners in 2018/19.

Every other side in the top seven divisions of English football has lost at least twice in the league this season.

After a poor performance in a draw at Bristol Rovers, the Reds then won five away games in a row, conceding just once. But they missed out on equalling a club record with a draw at Leyton Orient then were beaten 3-0 at Derby County – their only away league defeat this season and the only time they have failed to score on the road.

But they are now unbeaten in ten, equalling a club record. They have won at Reading, Port Vale, Oxford, Fleetwood, Wycombe and Carlisle while drawing at Lincoln, Peterborough, Bolton and Shrewsbury.


Valerien Ismael’s Reds won 11 Championship games on the road on their way to the play-off semi-finals.

They did not win any of their first five away league games under Gerhard Struber then Ismael.

But they gained four wins on their travels in November and December then set a club record of six successive away victories from Valentine’s Day at Brentford to Easter Monday at Luton.

They ended long waits for wins at Derby, Sheffield Wednesday and Bristol City while beating promotion rivals Bournemouth 3-2.


The Reds equalled the club record of 12 wins on the road from 1938/39 which still stands today but could be broken by the current side, who have so far won 11.

Tim Ward’s Reds lost nine away games that season, including a 4-1 defeat at Oldham and 3-0 at Wrexham, but won five in a row towards the end of the campaign.

They won the Division Three North title.


After losing four of their first 11 away games, Barnsley went unbeaten through the last ten – setting a club record which the current side equalled this month.

They won Division Three North that season and set a points record away from home of 41 when converted to three points per win – although from two fewer games.

That still stands as the club record but could be broken on Monday.

The unbeaten run continued after the Second World War, for another five games in the 1946/47 season.