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Barnsley 0-0 Scunthorpe United

Marc Roberts
Marc Roberts has scored once in 28 appearances for the Tykes this season

Scunthorpe extended their unbeaten run to seven games by holding play-off-chasing Barnsley to a draw at Oakwell.

The Iron, under new manager Graham Alexander, dominated a scrappy first half as goalkeeper Adam Davies saved George Williams' low effort and Jim O'Brien twice shot wide.

Conor Hourihane came close for Barnsley after the break but goalkeeper Luke Daniels tipped his effort over the bar.

Josh Brownhill's strike in the final minutes then went wide for the Tykes.

The draw keeps Barnsley in the final League One play-off position, just one point ahead of Bradford City.

Scunthorpe United manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Humberside:

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Alexander's first post-match interview

"We were the better team in the first half. We caused some problems and mixed the play up really well when we had possession.

"I don't think some of the decisions helped. There were too many nothing 50/50 goings against us. But I want to have a good relationship with referees and he was good enough to have a proper chat with me.

"For the team and the players the effort was fantastic. You could see the determination to get a result."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 22Williams
  • 4RobertsBooked at 60mins
  • 26Mawson
  • 35White
  • 32ChapmanSubstituted forTutonat 65'minutes
  • 11Brownhill
  • 7ScowenBooked at 37mins
  • 8Hourihane
  • 20Hammill
  • 24Toney

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 12McCourt
  • 13Townsend
  • 19Khan
  • 21Harris
  • 25Tuton

Scunthorpe

  • 1Daniels
  • 33Clarke
  • 5Mirfin
  • 23Wallace
  • 17Townsend
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forKingat 86'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 26NessSubstituted forLairdat 88'minutes
  • 22Hopper
  • 15Dawson
  • 11O'BrienSubstituted forAdelakunat 50'minutes
  • 9Madden

Substitutes

  • 3Laird
  • 8Vose
  • 13Anyon
  • 16Adelakun
  • 18King
  • 20Goode
  • 31Sutton
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
10,122

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamScunthorpe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Scunthorpe United 0.

Shaun Tuton (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jack King (Scunthorpe United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jack King (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Josh Brownhill (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Ivan Toney (Barnsley).

Murray Wallace (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Hand ball by George Williams (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Scott Laird replaces Jamie Ness.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jack King replaces Luke Williams.

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Josh Brownhill.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Conor Townsend.

Josh Brownhill (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Scunthorpe United. Conceded by Conor Hourihane.

Attempt saved. Ivan Toney (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Paddy Madden.

Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Clarke (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt missed. Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Scunthorpe United).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Paddy Madden.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jamie Ness.

George Williams (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United).

Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt saved. Marc Roberts (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Luke Daniels.

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Ivan Toney (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Mirfin (Scunthorpe United).

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Barnsley).

Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Shaun Tuton replaces Harry Chapman.

Attempt missed. Luke Williams (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marc Roberts (Barnsley).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton37235950311974
2Wigan381914564352971
3Walsall371911757381968
4Gillingham371891064442063
5Millwall371881158431562
6Barnsley381851559481159
7Bradford371610114338558
8Rochdale38169135549657
9Coventry3815111259431656
10Port Vale391511134546-156
11Sheff Utd381510135550555
12Southend381510135049155
13Scunthorpe381411134343053
14Peterborough38156176561451
15Swindon37148155657-150
16Bury381311144861-1350
17Shrewsbury381210164757-1046
18Chesterfield37126194859-1142
19Fleetwood371010174348-540
20Blackpool39109203650-1439
21Oldham36716133650-1437
22Doncaster38910193955-1637
23Colchester38710215087-3731
24Crewe38612204068-2830
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