Barnsley broke two club records with a 3-1 win at lowly Burton Albion on Easter Monday.

The Reds have set a club record for the longest unbeaten away league run in one season, 11 games.

They have also set a club record for most away points, 42, and equalled the club record for most away wins with 12.

The hosts led at half-time, with chants from some of the sold-out away end for Neill Collins to be sacked.

But half-time substitute John McAtee netted twice just after the break then Luca Connell made it three goals in 16 minutes.

Barnsley remain fifth, seven points off the top two and seven clear in the top six.

Neill Collins made three changes from the team which lost to Cambridge on Friday. Adam Phillips, John McAtee and Devante Cole all dropped to the bench with Phillips and McAtee understood to have been unwell in the build-up.

Jon Russell, Sam Cosgrove and Corey O’Keeffe all came back into the starting line-up.

The Reds switched from their usual 3-5-2 formation to 4-5-1 with O’Keeffe and Nicky Cadden the wide midfielders while Jordan Williams and Josh Earl were full-backs in a back four.

Cosgrove had a big chance in the fourth minute after he was put through by O’Keeffe’s header but his first shot was blocked by a defender and his second sliced wide.

At the other end, Liam Roberts tipped over a 20-yard shot from Mason Bennett after a good run then, from the resulting corner, John Brayford’s hooked effort landed on the roof of the net.

O’Keeffe then diverted a wayward Russell shot straight to the goalkeeper after good work on the left by Cadden and Luca Connell.

Russell headed over from an O’Keeffe free-kick then, at the other end, Joe Hugill was put clean through amid calls of offside but dragged a shot wide of the bottom left corner. Hugill also shot just over from 25 yards.

Cosgrove then impressively chested down a long ball from Jamie McCart and went clean through but tried to knock the ball around the goalkeeper but it went out.

The opener saw Connell lose the ball to Rekeem Harper just inside his half then Joe Powell collected the ball and fired into the bottom left corner from just outside the box.

Collins, after a lengthy chat in the dugout with seven members of staff, brought on Phillips and McAtee at half-time for Kane and O’Keeffe, with Barnsley returning to 3-5-2.

McAtee levelled on 53 minutes. Connell’s cross from the left flicked the head of Cosgrove then was headed onto the post by Phillips before McAtee smashed home the loose ball.

Burton almost regained the lead minutes later when Brayford appeared to touch wide after a scramble following a left-wing corner.

McAtee got his second when he was played through by Cosgrove and, after the goalkeeper Max Crocombe ran out of his box, he passed the ball into the bottom right corner.

Connell then added a third, with his first goal of the season, as a long ball was headed by a defender straight to him and he found the bottom right corner from just outside the box.

Barnsley (4-5-1): Roberts; De Gevigney, McCart, Earl; O’Keeffe (McAtee HT), Williams, Russell, Kane (Phillips HT), Connell (Grant), Cadden; Cosgrove (Cole 75).

Unused: Killip, James, Cotter.

Goals: McAtee 53, 65; Connell 69.

Burton (4-4-2): Crocombe; Moon (Ola-Adebomi 88mins), Brayford (Sweeney 88), Hughes, Hamer; Powell, Harper (Kamwa 63), Gilligan (Seddon 63), Helm; Hugill, Bennett (Oshilaja 24).

Unused: Blackman, Hackford.

Goals: Powell 37.

  • 3:02pm
    As expected a back four of Williams, de Gevigney, McCart, Earl. O'Keeffe on the right wing and Cadden on left
  • 3:03pm
    Not much to report in the opening three minutes. A few long balls by each side
  • 3:04pm
    Chance for Cosgrove. O'Keeffe's header puts in through in the box but his first shot is blocked by a defender and second sliced wide
  • 3:07pm
    Hugill played behind the Reds line but he goes wide to the right and his cross is cleared by Russell who had lost the ball initially
  • 3:08pm
    First shot on target goes to the hosts. Mason Bennett cuts in from the right and his shot from the edge of the box is tipped over by Roberts
  • 3:09pm
    9 Corner punched out by Roberts then, when the ball comes back in, Brayford's hooked effort lands on the roof of the net
  • 3:12pm
    An even start to this game. Barnsley yet to get on the ball for long spells or have much control
  • 3:14pm
    Lovely move down the left by Connell and Cadden who pulls it back from the byline to Russell 20 yards out and he slices the shot then O'Keeffe touches it but straight to the goalkeeper
  • 3:15pm
    Mark Helm runs through the Barnsley midfield way too easily but then blazes over from just outside the box
  • 3:17pm
    17 Earl wins a free-kick about 40 yards from goal on the left
  • 3:18pm
    Cadden's free-kick headed by de Gevigney at back post but out
  • 3:18pm
    Another free-kick on right after good Earl switch, O'Keeffe header and foul on Cosgrove
  • 3:19pm
    19 Free-kick on the right by O'Keeffe headed over by Russell
  • 3:20pm
    Big chance for Burton. Jasper Moon's ball over the defence to Joe Hugill who is not given offside and is one on one with Roberts but fires wide of the bottom left corner
  • 3:23pm
    Bennett down injured for Burton
  • 3:24pm
    Bennett has. to come off. Deji Oshilaja on
  • 3:27pm
    26 Burton free-kick on right. It is cleared and so are the next two crosses by Mael
  • 3:28pm
    Barnsley generally look pretty comfortable and settled now but again lacking the magic or inspiration to open up a relegation battler so far
  • 3:29pm
    The Reds are starting to get on the ball a lot more and play some decent stuff.,
  • 3:30pm
    30 De Gevigney's along throw on the left is headed out then Kane crosses which is cleared and Connell overhits another cross which Kane can't keep in
  • 3:33pm
    32 A Burton counter-attack ends with Joe Hugill shooting narrowly over from just outside the box.
  • 3:35pm
    Long throw from Burton's Hamer. Cleared and a shot is blocked
  • 3:36pm
    Long ball from McCart is chested down by Cosgrove who then is through and knocks it past the goalkeeper but it goes out.
  • 3:37pm
    Joe Powell opens the scoring for the hosts
  • 3:38pm
    Mistake by Luca Connell. Barnsley actually work the ball well from right to left but he is tackled by Rekeem Harper and Joe Powell gets the ball. then finds the bottom left corner from just outside the box
  • 3:44pm
    Some chants against Neill Collins from the. away end, including a few of 'we want Collins out'
  • 3:44pm
    Barnsley have had a lot of the ball since the goal but again aren't doing enough with it
  • 3:45pm
    Mark Helm heads well wide of the top right corner for Burton
  • 3:46pm
    De Gevigney wins a corner on the right
  • 3:46pm
    Three added minutes
  • 3:46pm
    45+1 Cadden corner cleared. Earl puts it back in and there are a lot of headers before it is cleared
  • 3:47pm
    de Gevigney long throw from the left headed on by McCart but the referee judges he fouled a Burton defender
  • 3:48pm
    Earl. blasts the ball into Hugill nether regions. OUCH
  • 3:50pm
    HALF-TIME: Burton 1, Barnsley 0.
  • 4:05pm
  • 4:06pm
    O'Keeffe and Kane off. McAtee and Phillips on at half-time
  • 4:07pm
    47 Phillips. effort from a free-kick hits Cosgrove and goes wide
  • 4:09pm
    Barnsley look a bit better so far and are attacking more
  • 4:12pm
    Mistake by Helm lets Williams in on right of box but low cross blocked
  • 4:13pm
    Burton looking nervy. Goalkeeper drops Williams cross then defender slices o ut for throw
  • 4:13pm
    De Gevigney throw eventually cleared
  • 4:14pm
    John McAtee levels!
  • 4:15pm
    A Connell cross is touched by Cosgrove then Phillips heads onto post and McAtee blasts home
  • 4:16pm
    Barnsley on top now. Corner scrambled clear
  • 4:19pm
    59 Burton corner on the left leads to a. scramble on the goal line and Brayford appears to touch just wide
  • 4:21pm
    Burton bring on Bobby Kamwa and Steve Seddon for Harper and Ciaran Gilligan
  • 4:23pm
    Good passes by Russelll then Connell. Cosgrove has to stretch to bring ball down when behind defence but it just gets away from him
  • 4:24pm
    John McAtee again!
  • 4:25pm
    Cosgrove plays him through and the goalkeeper inexplicably runs out of his box so McAtee can just pass past him into the net
  • 4:26pm
    13 for the season for McAtee
  • 4:27pm
    Now Helm shoots well off target from 25 yards after a long throw is cleared
  • 4:28pm
    GOAL Luca Connell adds another!
  • 4:33pm
    His first goal of the season. He finds the bottom right corner from outside the box Three goals in 16 minutes
  • 4:33pm
    Barnsley look in control now
  • 4:33pm
    Cole coming on
  • 4:34pm
    Cosgrove off for Cole
  • 4:35pm
    Cosgrove missed some chances but looked a threat and assisted the second goal nicely
  • 4:38pm
    Not much has happened in the last ten minutes or so but Barnsley look to have put themselves in an excellent position
  • 4:39pm
    Burton corner on the left headed out by Earl
  • 4:40pm
    McAtee played behind defence on right. His deflected cross is caught by the goalkeeper
  • 4:43pm
    Steve Seddon heads well over for Burton. They are still pushing
  • 4:47pm
    Burton bring on Ryan Sweeney and Ademola Ola-Adebomi for Brayford and Moon
  • 4:47pm
    Conor Grant on for Barnsley. Connell off. He gets a standing ovation. He gave Burton the opener but scored the third
  • 4:50pm
    Five added minutes
  • 4:52pm
    Phillips attempted shot turns into a good ball. for goal as the goalkeeper does not come for it. But he does tackle the striker on the right of the box
  • 4:54pm
    Burton still attacking but have little threat. A cross from the left too hard and goes out
  • 4:55pm
    FULL-TIME: Burton 1, Barnsley 3