Fleetwood earned a draw at Barnsley to leave their two-leg Johnstone's Paint Trophy area final in the balance.
Barnsley's Conor Hourihane went close early on, seeing his shot cleared off the line before Fleetwood's Bobby Grant missed with a curled effort .
The Cod Army took the lead after goalkeeper Adam Davies could only parry Ashley Hunter's cross into his own net.
But Manchester United loanee Ashley Fletcher equalised 12 minutes later, heading in from Adam Hammill's cross.
The second leg will be played at Highbury on 2 February, with the winners meeting either Millwall or Oxford United in the final at Wembley on April 3.
- 20HammillBooked at 45mins
- 10WilliamsBooked at 57minsSubstituted forFletcherat 68'minutes
- 9WinnallBooked at 58mins
- 22HunterSubstituted forHaughtonat 76'minutes
- 8RyanBooked at 86mins
- 18SarcevicBooked at 61mins
- 47DavisBooked at 38mins
- 14GrantBooked at 64minsSubstituted forHornby-Forbesat 71'minutes
- Fred Graham
- Shots on Target