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Barnsley 0-0 Doncaster Rovers

Ross Turnbull
Ross Turnbull

Doncaster goalkeeper Ross Turnbull saved a penalty as Rovers claimed a hard-fought point against fellow Championship strugglers Barnsley.

The Tykes dominated the game at Oakwell and were awarded a penalty when Bongani Khumalo brought down Marcus Pedersen.

But Barnsley's Chris O'Grady saw his spot-kick saved by Turnbull as the draw left the Tykes in the relegation zone.

However, Barnsley kept their first clean sheet of the season having leaked 31 goals in their previous 14 matches.

The home side looked the most likely to score with O'Grady and David Perkins all going close.

Doncaster were watched from the stands by John Ryan, who is understood to have resigned as chairman an hour before kick-off.

But the visitors improved little after the break as Barnsley offered the greater threat in the final third.

Barnsley's Paddy McCourt fizzed an attempt from distance wide of the goal, while substitute Jason Scotland hit the side netting and O'Grady headed a late chance wide.

Barnsley manager David Flitcroft: "We definitely wanted three points today but we didn't work their keeper enough.

"In the first half we should have come in three up and we had more chances in the second half.

"It was something you don't see often, O'Grady missing a penalty."

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov: "We put on a good defensive display with an inexperienced back-four.

"I can't argue about the penalty in the first half, but what I can argue about is that we should have been given one when Chris Brown went down.

"The thing that disappoints me is that we didn't work the ball around when we won it."

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Butland
  • 14Wiseman
  • 4Kennedy
  • 11Perkins
  • 22Mvoto
  • 6CranieBooked at 52mins
  • 7O'BrienSubstituted forCywkaat 86'minutes
  • 34FoxSubstituted forDawsonat 65'minutes
  • 10O'Grady
  • 20PedersenSubstituted forScotlandat 75'minutes
  • 42McCourt

Substitutes

  • 2Hassell
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 8Dawson
  • 9Scotland
  • 13Dagnall
  • 19Cywka
  • 23Etuhu

Doncaster

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Turnbull
  • 2Quinn
  • 32Wabara
  • 19WellensBooked at 85mins
  • 14Khumalo
  • 12McCullough
  • 4FurmanBooked at 68mins
  • 18Keegan
  • 9Brown
  • 7DuffySubstituted forCoppingerat 80'minutes
  • 22RobinsonSubstituted forCotterillat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Paynter
  • 11Cotterill
  • 13Maxted
  • 15Wakefield
  • 21De Val Fernandez
  • 26Coppinger
  • 30Peterson
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
11,843

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers).

  5. Post update

    Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Patrick McCourt with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dean Furman following a fast break.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Tomasz Cywka replaces Jim O'Brien.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Reece Wabara.

  13. Booking

    Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

  15. Post update

    Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Quinn tries a through ball, but James Coppinger is caught offside.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger replaces Mark Duffy because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Ross Turnbull (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).