The Football League Paper - - INSIDE - By Jamie Holt

AF­TER Barns­ley stood toe-to­toe with Ever­ton in the Cap­i­tal One Cup this week, striker Sam Win­nall be­lieves his team should take great heart from their per­for­mance. Premier League side Ever­ton, who fielded a star-stud­ded side in­clud­ing for­mer Tykes de­fender John Stones, even­tu­ally pro­gressed to round three with a 5-3 vic­tory at Oak­well af­ter ex­tra-time.

Barns­ley had led 2-0 and 3-2 in the game and Win­nall be­lieves they can now kick on in League One.

“We took Ever­ton to the wire, but not just that – we played some re­ally good football,” said the 24-year-old. “I think that it speaks vol­umes for us as a League One club to go and play like that against a Premier League team.

“We’ve got to be proud of the way we played and what we’re try­ing to do.”

The Wed­nes­day night thriller rounded off the sec­ond round ties. The pre­vi­ous night there were three ties in which a lower di­vi­sion team got the bet­ter of higher-ranked op­po­si­tion.

Cham­pi­onship new­com­ers Pre­ston knocked out Premier League new-boys Wat­ford 1-0 at Deep­dale cour­tesy of a early Mar­nick Ver­mijl goal, while League One out­fit Wal­sall con­tin­ued their fine start to the sea­son by beat­ing Cham­pi­onship side Brighton 2-1.

Sec­ond-half goals from Mi­lan Lalkovic and Rico Henry turned the tie in the Sad­dlers’ favour af­ter the visi­tors led 1-0 at the break.

PIC­TURE: Ac­tion Im­ages

OPENER: Sam Wi­nall puts Barns­ley ahead against Ever­ton, who fought back to win 5-3 af­ter ex­tra-time

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