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Oakwell win just perfect for Barnsley boss Danny Wilson

22 December 2014

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson was delighted to cap his 1,000th competitive game in management with a 2-0 success over struggling Leyton Orient.

Conor Hourihane's 10th league goal of the season and a calm finish from on-loan Manchester City striker Devante Cole was enough to give the Reds a comfortable victory at Oakwell.

Wilson's side played the final 16 minutes with 10 men after goalkeeper Ross Turnbull had been sent off for being adjudged to have handled outside his penalty area, but Barnsley stood strong to claim a first win in five league games.

Wilson said: "I'm very proud of getting to this stage, but you want to remember it with a win and not by a defeat.

"It's a great occasion. It's ironic that my first league game [as a manager] was here and then my 1,000th; it's just fantastic, I couldn't have celebrated it anywhere better.

"All the ingredients of a real, real tough football match were there to be seen, particularly second half when we showed great character and resilience to get the result when we were down to 10 men.

"I don't think we've really been troubled, in terms of goalkeeping saves, throughout the game. We've looked fairly strong, particularly in our defensive work."

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