Jeepers keepers for Hill
Keeper Ben Alnwick left Barnsley boss Keith Hill with a major headache despite the Tykes registering a dramatic a 4-3 win at Rochdale.
Barnsley earned their place in the second round of the Capital One Cup in spite of keeper Alnwick, whose moment of sheer madness in time added on handed the hosts a bizarre lifeline.
Their passage through to the next round seemed straightforward with Alnwick holding the ball on 90 minutes and Barnsley leading 2-1. But the Tykes stopper inexplicably headbutted Ray Putterill, conceding a penalty and earning himself a red card.
Jason Kennedy's spot-kick took the match into extra-time, but former Spotland star Chris Dagnall then struck twice for the Tykes and although Kennedy scored again with another penalty, it was the visitors who squeezed through.
"It was incredible, the most bizarre game I've been involved with in my entire life," said Hill, whose team appeared to be heading for victory in normal time after goals from John Stones and Craig Davies cancelled out Andrew Tutte's early effort.
"I don't think the ramifications of possibly losing this game would have been any worse than they are now having won the game, with Luke Steele being out and Ben Alnwick possibly looking at a three or four-game suspension. I will have to bring another goalkeeper in now, no question."