Scotland scores again for Barnsley
Trinidad and Tobago international Jason Scotland came off the bench to score his second goal in as many games as a Barnsley player, and fire his side to a dramatic late win over Blackpool in the English Championship here Saturday.
Scotland, who entered the contest as a 66th minute substitute, netted two minutes from the end away at Bloomfield Road as the visitors kept alive their hopes of avoiding relegation with a precious 2-1 victory.
Also in the Championship division, Reggae Boy Ricardo Fuller scored his first goal of the year but visiting Charlton Athletic still went down 2-1 to hosts Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
In League One, Jamaican Jamal Campbell-Ryce was on target for Notts County but they too suffered a 2-1 defeat to Hartlepool United.
However, it was Scotland who came away with the headlines after his strike earned Barnsley full points and their second win in five days.
James O'Brien's 25th minute strike put the visitors ahead and gave them a 1-0 lead at half-time, before Thomas Ince equalised ten minutes after the break.
The game seemed headed for a stalemate when Scotland tapped home a rebound with time ticking away, after his first shot had been blocked by goalkeeper Mark Halstead.
Last month, Scotland signed for Barnsley until the end of the season following a two-and-a-half-year spell at Ipswich.
The frontman, who turns 34 later this month, also scored in Barnsley's 2-0 win over Millwall on Tuesday. Barnsley are still in the bottom three but are now four points clear of the last placed Peterborough, and a further three ahead of Bristol City.
Fuller, meanwhile, scored his first goal in two months in a losing cause as Charlton continued in mid-table.
The former Stoke City striker opened the scoring for the visitors when he raced onto a long ball and slotted home in the 15th minute.
The lead held until the 75th minute when Glenn Murray scored twice in the space of five minutes to dash Charlton's hopes.