Within the League One play-off semi-final, BARNSLEY secured a spot within the closing towards Sheffield Wednesday by defeating Bolton. Liam Kitching scored the one purpose of the sport, heading in a cross within the twenty fourth minute. Barnsley’s victory dashed Bolton’s hopes of promotion. Michael Duff, who took over as Barnsley supervisor earlier within the 12 months, has carried out an excellent job in rebuilding the crew and the connection between the membership and the followers. Within the semi-final, Barnsley performed with trademark organisation, vitality, and arduous work, whereas Bolton appeared gradual and sluggish. Though Bolton had an early alternative to take the lead, Barnsley shortly established dominance. The purpose got here from a well-executed cross from Luca Connell and Kitching’s exact header. Bolton tried to seek out an equaliser however struggled to create any significant possibilities. Within the second half, they stepped up their strain and improved their pacing. Nonetheless, they continued to lack a innovative. Aaron Morley and George Thomason tried to supply one thing, however Barnsley charged down their efforts. Barnsley virtually scored once more when Adam Phillips hit a cracking volley that hit the bar. Nonetheless, a rash determination by Barnsley goalkeeper Harry Isted to deal with the ball in his field supplied Bolton with an oblique free kick, which they squandered. Barnsley held on and secured their place within the closing, the place they may face Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley.