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Barnsley 2-2 Colchester United

Colchester equalised eight minutes into added time to prevent play-off-chasing Barnsley going into the season's final day two points above rivals Scunthorpe.

Barnsley - who could have secured a top-six spot with a win had Scunthorpe also not beaten Port Vale - are now only above the Iron on goal difference.

Relegated Colchester led at half-time through George Moncur before Ashley Fletcher's second-half brace.

But Tom Lapslie's late header denied the Tykes a third win in five games.

Barnsley go to promoted Wigan on 8 May and will need to at least match seventh-placed Scunthorpe's result at Sheffield United if they are to reach the play-offs.

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 7Scowen
  • 4Roberts
  • 26Mawson
  • 22Williams
  • 34IsgroveSubstituted forChapmanat 70'minutes
  • 11Brownhill
  • 8HourihaneBooked at 64mins
  • 20Hammill
  • 18FletcherSubstituted forToneyat 90+5'minutes
  • 9WinnallSubstituted forTutonat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nyatanga
  • 12McCourt
  • 13Townsend
  • 24Toney
  • 25Tuton
  • 32Chapman
  • 36Evans

Colchester

  • 33Parish
  • 4Edwards
  • 15Kent
  • 18EastmanSubstituted forWynterat 67'minutes
  • 31Shorey
  • 10Moncur
  • 2Garvan
  • 20Lapslie
  • 11MasseySubstituted forGilbeyat 71'minutes
  • 12LeeSubstituted forWrightat 77'minutes
  • 19Bonne

Substitutes

  • 5Wynter
  • 7Wright
  • 8Gilbey
  • 9Porter
  • 24Brindley
  • 25Barnes
  • 41Dunne
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
12,021

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 2, Colchester United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Colchester United 2.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, Colchester United 2. Tom Lapslie (Colchester United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Edwards.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

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

Foul by George Moncur (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ivan Toney replaces Ashley Fletcher.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Shaun Tuton replaces Sam Winnall.

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

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

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

Foul by Owen Garvan (Colchester United).

Elliot Parish went off injured after Colchester United had used all subs.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, Colchester United 1. Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Harry Chapman.

Alfie Mawson (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Macauley Bonne (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Drey Wright replaces Elliot Lee.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Josh Brownhill.

Attempt missed. Harry Chapman (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Gilbey replaces Gavin Massey.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Harry Chapman replaces Lloyd Isgrove.

Attempt missed. George Moncur (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Marc Roberts (Barnsley) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Macauley Bonne.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Frankie Kent.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Alex Wynter replaces Tom Eastman because of an injury.

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

Booking

Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Elliot Lee (Colchester United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is too high.

Adam Hammill (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Colchester United).

Foul by Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley).

Tom Eastman (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 1, Colchester United 1. Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Adam Hammill (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Elliot Lee (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Barnsley).

Joe Edwards (Colchester United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Second Half

Second Half begins Barnsley 0, Colchester United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Barnsley 0, Colchester United 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan452415681414087
2Burton452591157372084
3Millwall452391371482378
4Walsall4422121063481578
5Bradford4522111253401377
6Barnsley452181666531371
7Scunthorpe4520111458471171
8Gillingham4519121470541669
9Coventry4518121565491666
10Sheff Utd451812156457766
11Rochdale451812156660666
12Port Vale451811165653365
13Peterborough45186217772560
14Southend451611185661-559
15Bury451512185371-1857
16Swindon451511196171-1056
17Oldham451218154456-1254
18Chesterfield45158225868-1053
19Shrewsbury451311215876-1850
20Fleetwood441115184953-448
21Blackpool451210233958-1946
22Doncaster451112224864-1645
23Colchester45913235697-4140
24Crewe45713254681-3534
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