Frickley Athletic slipped to a third pre-season defeat as Jason Scotland scored both goals in a 2-0 win for Barnsley at Westfield Lane on Saturday.
Former Trinidad and Tobago international Scotland netted the first from close range in the 50th minute before adding a classy second 20 minutes later to secure the win.
Despite the result, Frickley were impressive against a young Barnsley side, Korey Dyer-Stewart a shining light as he tested the Tykes backline on several occasions.
Barnsley started the game at a high tempo, forcing Blues keeper Jamie Green into a number of early saves.
Frickley, though, almost took the lead themselves through Dyer Stewart, whose fierce drive was well saved by Ben Alnwick after the Blues frontman had breezed past two men.
The teams went in at the break scoreless, but it took just five minutes of the second period for the Championship side to break the deadlock.
A neat passing move on the right hand side resulted in a searching cross, which Scotland was alert to as he bundled home from close range.
Frickley immediately regrouped, Dyer-Stewart inches from intercepting a weak backpass before Joe Wilcox wasted a cross from a promising position.
Barnsley doubled their advantage mid-way through the second half, Scotland finding space in the area to send an excellent finish past Green with the outside of his boot.
Green then had to be alert minutes later to dive at the feet of Jordan Clark as Barnsley went in search of a third goal.
The impressive Dyer-Stewart was forced off with a slight limp late on to be replaced by Danny Redfearn in Frickley’s only change, as the sides played out the remaining minutes with no further goals.
Frickley’s next friendly match will take place on Saturday, as they travel to Ossett Albion, kick off scheduled for 3pm at the Warehouse Systems Stadium.
Frickley: Jamie Green, Joe Wilcox, Luke Jeffs, Jake Picton, Mark Gray, Wes Milne, Jason Yates, Matt Bloor, Korey Dyer-Stewart (Danny Redfearn 81min), Luke Hinsley, Joe Fox; unused subs, Phil Oniama, Sean O’Reilly, Andy Villerman, Louis Butcher.
Barnsley: Ben Alnwick, Scott Wiseman, Reuben Noble-Lazarus, Bobby Hassell, Jim McNulty, Jordan Clark, Jim O’Brien, Thomas Cwyka, John Cofie (Jake Scott 46min), Jason Scotland, Dale Jennings.
Referee: Mr Luke Watson.