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Barnsley 1-1 Doncaster Rovers

Lewin Nyatanga
Lewin Nyatanga joined Barnsley from Bristol City in July 2013

Barnsley and Doncaster shared the spoils in their South Yorkshire derby.

The hosts went ahead within five minutes through Lewin Nyatanga's free header from Conor Hourihane's corner.

Hourihane had two chances to make it 2-0 and Leroy Lita went close, while Ross Turnbull made great saves from Donny's Theo Robinson and Kyle Bennett.

Robinson levelled by putting away his own rebound after a well-worked move, while Bennett missed a late chance to win it for the visitors.

The home side's point sees them climb above Port Vale into 14th, while Doncaster remain 16th and behind Barnsley on goal difference, with both sides now on 23 points.

Luke Berry had the game's first chance for the home side, but saw his deflected shot tipped round the post by Sam Johnstone.

Nyatanga's first goal of the season put Barnsley ahead, before Hourihane went close twice in eight minutes as he fired a free-kick wide and his low shot just missed the far post, while Lita's volley was kept out by Johnstone.

Doncaster ended the half strong and Robinson was denied twice in the space of four minutes by Turnbull.

The 29-year-old keeper had an inspired spell against the club he only left in the summer, as he also kept out Bennett's 25-yard effort.

After the break, James Coppinger set up Robinson who beat Turnbull at the second attempt to tie the game at 1-1.

Doncaster had the better of a scrappy second half and Bennett should have done better with a clear sight of goal, while Nyatanga put a free header wide for Barnsley as neither side were able to find a winner.

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Turnbull
  • 2Brown
  • 16Ramage
  • 5NyatangaBooked at 29mins
  • 27Holgate
  • 4BerrySubstituted forAbbottat 78'minutes
  • 32Bailey
  • 8Hourihane
  • 33Lita
  • 31TrottaSubstituted forTreacyat 61'minutes
  • 44Cole

Substitutes

  • 7Treacy
  • 10Hemmings
  • 12Davies
  • 14Digby
  • 17Abbott
  • 28Cowgill

Doncaster

  • 33Johnstone
  • 22Wabara
  • 12McCullough
  • 16Butler
  • 17Stevens
  • 26Coppinger
  • 19Wellens
  • 18Keegan
  • 23Bennett
  • 9Robinson
  • 11MainSubstituted forForresterat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Furman
  • 6McCombe
  • 10Forrester
  • 13Marosi
  • 15Wakefield
  • 21De Val
  • 36McKay
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
10,058

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away8
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 1, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 1, Doncaster Rovers 1.

Foul by Devante Cole (Barnsley).

Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Leroy Lita (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Enda Stevens.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

Foul by Harry Forrester (Doncaster Rovers).

Brad Abbott (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Devante Cole (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Harry Forrester replaces Curtis Main.

Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Brad Abbott replaces Luke Berry.

Attempt missed. Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Devante Cole (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Keith Treacy replaces Marcello Trotta.

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 1, Doncaster Rovers 1. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Coppinger.

Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Bailey (Barnsley).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Peter Ramage.

Second Half

Second Half begins Barnsley 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Barnsley 1, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ross Turnbull.

Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ross Turnbull.

Attempt saved. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Peter Ramage.

Luke McCullough (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leroy Lita (Barnsley).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ross Turnbull.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City19116236191739
2Swindon19115336201638
3MK Dons18114339182137
4Preston19114432191337
5Sheff Utd199462522331
6Oldham197932820830
7Notts County188642517830
8Rochdale198383224827
9Peterborough198382624227
10Bradford197572625126
11Fleetwood197481918125
12Chesterfield196762626025
13Walsall195861516-123
14Barnsley196582931-223
15Port Vale196582527-223
16Doncaster186571925-623
17Crawley195771929-1022
18Coventry195682128-721
19Leyton Orient194782429-519
20Gillingham194782027-719
21Scunthorpe185492333-1019
22Colchester1945102434-1017
23Yeovil1945101430-1617
24Crewe1944111537-2216
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