As a testament to how well the defence performed, Barnsley
registered their first shot on target only in the 82nd minute, following a free-kick from outside the box.
The former Tranmere winger was dogged by injury on his German adventure and sent off on his Barnsley
Davies, Brummie Craig, had a completely different experience to his St Andrew's jolly in September.
Yet it was all that relegation-troubled Barnsley
deserved for a battling performance - and it spoke volumes in their willingness to play for underpressure manager Keith Hill.
Barkley 1 0 1 If scoring first W D L Barnsley
2 1 1 Sheff Wed 1 0 0 If conceding first W D L Barnsley
0 3 3 Sheff Wed 1 2 7 three games.
But much as Barnsley
were good, Boro were poor by the standards they have set in pre-season.
The 2 3-year-old former United trainee who was born in Coventry was released from Old Trafford last summer when he joined Barnsley
on a permanent basis following a successful loan spell.
Ritchie couldn't hide his embarrassment after Barnsley
extended their unbeaten run to nine games.
Little was unhappy that Tranmere conceded the first goal just before the hour after losing possession from a throw-in deep in the Barnsley
Despite leaving the scene of his most triumphant period in management 12 years ago, Barnsley
boss Dave Bassett had never faced his old club in a cup competition and it gave him the chance to put a damper on the season of the club whose fans idolise him.
The A635 Barnsley
Road, close to the Dunkirk Inn at Upper Denby, has been closed to allow resurfacing, drainage improvements and repairs to a drystone wall to take place.
survived a final day of relegation torture by playing for time at Huddersfield.