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Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Barnsley

Nick Proschwitz

Nick Proschwitz's late leveller earned Barnsley a vital point as they drew with Championship relegation rivals Doncaster Rovers in a fierce derby.

The Hull loanee gave Barnsley the lead as he looped over a hesitant Sam Johnstone in the Rovers goal.

But James Coppinger's brace - he hit his first into an empty net before finding the top corner with a deflected effort - put the home side ahead.

Proschwitz went close before turning in a low cross a minute from time.

The point means Barnsley remain second from bottom, but are five points from safety.

Rovers missed out on a chance to move further clear of the bottom three, but six points separate them from the drop zone.

Paul Dickov's Doncaster looked to be heading for victory as they hung on following two composed strikes from Coppinger.

The 33-year-old first took advantage of an error by Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele to tap in and then clipped in from the edge of the box.

But after Johnstone made two fine saves to keep out a curling shot and a header from Proschwitz, with the German striker also hitting the bar from another header, he finally found the net.

With Millwall earning a late equaliser against Bolton, the teams at the bottom of the Championship have now become more closely bunched.

Doncaster boss Paul Dickov: "I'm disappointed because we went 2-1 up, looking like we're going on to win it but then switched off from a throw-in.

"But it's another point earned towards where we want to go."

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson: "To keep going to the end, at this stage of the season and with the magnitude of the game, showed how much character this group has got.

"We didn't really need to lift the lads after the equaliser because we all felt that we were doing well. It didn't seem to get to them because I thought they really took the game to them again.

"I thought if the game would have gone on any longer we would have won."

Line-ups

Doncaster

Formation 4-4-2

  • 33Johnstone
  • 17Tamas
  • 3Husband
  • 4Furman
  • 14Khumalo
  • 20Méité
  • 26Coppinger
  • 18Keegan
  • 9Brown
  • 34BowerySubstituted forCotterillat 78'minutes
  • 7Duffy

Substitutes

  • 11Cotterill
  • 12McCullough
  • 13Maxted
  • 21De Val Fernandez
  • 25Forrester
  • 30Peterson
  • 31Stevens

Barnsley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Steele
  • 12Hunt
  • 4Kennedy
  • 15Frimpong
  • 3Ramage
  • 6CranieBooked at 38mins
  • 16Jennings
  • 17DigbySubstituted forO'Brienat 56'minutes
  • 10O'Grady
  • 9Proschwitz
  • 11WoodsSubstituted forMcCourtat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nyatanga
  • 7O'Brien
  • 8Dawson
  • 14Lawrence
  • 19Cywka
  • 31Turner
  • 42McCourt
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
10,216

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Barnsley 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Barnsley 2.

  3. Post update

    Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Emmanuel Frimpong (Barnsley).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by David Cotterill.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Barnsley. Patrick McCourt tries a through ball, but Nick Proschwitz is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger tries a through ball, but Dean Furman is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Husband (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Duffy.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by James Husband.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Barnsley 2. Nick Proschwitz (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris O'Grady with a cross.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers).

  13. Post update

    Martin Cranie (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jack Hunt (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Emmanuel Frimpong.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

  16. Post update

    Emmanuel Frimpong (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Mark Duffy tries a through ball, but Chris Brown is caught offside.

  18. Post update

    Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

  20. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester30214554302467
2Burnley311612347252260
3QPR29168536211556
4Derby30167758401855
5Nottm Forest301412450302054
6Reading30138947351247
7Brighton30121083225746
8Ipswich31111284334945
9Wigan29127103328543
10Blackburn30111093735243
11Leeds30126124339442
12Watford30101194437741
13Huddersfield31117134042-240
14Middlesbrough31912104136539
15Bournemouth3099123750-1336
16Blackpool31811122842-1435
17Sheff Wed29712103637-133
18Birmingham3189143740-333
19Bolton31612133549-1430
20Doncaster3179152847-1930
21Millwall31610153159-2828
22Charlton2859142338-1524
23Barnsley29411142949-2023
24Yeovil2956182647-2121
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