Shayne Lavery's smartly-taken first-half strike handed improving Blackpool a deserved 1-0 win against Barnsley.
Neil Critchley's side eased into a comfortable mid-table position thanks to a third victory in four Championship games.
Barnsley, meanwhile, dropped closer to the drop zone thanks to a seventh match without success. Last season's play-off semi-finalists have still won just once so far this season.
Another mouth-watering Roses battle at Bloomfield Road got off to a rather pedestrian start.