Match ends, Brentford 0, Barnsley 0.
Brentford 0-0 Barnsley
Barnsley held on to end a run of five Championship defeats with a goalless draw against Brentford.
Both sides had chances to snatch victory in a hard-fought encounter.
Brentford's Yoann Barbet drilled a shot past Adam Davies' post from 25 yards before Tom Bradshaw poked Harvey Barnes' cross just over for the Tykes.
Ollie Watkins almost earned the Bees all three points deep in second-half stoppage time, but his close-range effort was kept out by Davies.
Barnsley's clean sheet was their first in their past 18 Championship away games, a run stretching back to a 2-0 win at Blackburn in April.
But they have scored only once in their past six games and are just four points above the relegation zone.
Brentford, meanwhile, extended their unbeaten league run at Griffin Park to 10 games, although seven of those have ended level.
Brentford boss Dean Smith:
"We had a very good first half, made chances and created opportunities but didn't take them because of poor decision making.
"We need to start turning draws into wins because we're dominating possession and coming out with just a point. We did it against Derby when we had 78% possession, and it happened again today.
"It's difficult when teams come here with the intention of killing games off by whatever means possible, but we have to be better in our decision making and more clinical in the box. We created plenty of chances and could have been two up very early on, but we've taken none of them."
Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom told BBC Radio Sheffield:
"I thought we got better as the game went on. We tried to stay calm and relaxed early on in the game even though we could see things we needed to improve. It's difficult to get information on the pitch, especially when you see five or six things you want to deal with.
"Brentford are a good side and I like watching them play. I like what they try and do. We knew that they were going to be difficult to play against and we had to accept that challenge.
"I'm pleased we got the point we deserved. In the second half in particular, we were pretty comfortable. We had real good opportunities on the break and spells where we got in behind and could have possibly done better."
- 20ClarkeSubstituted forYennarisat 68'minutes
- 10McEachranSubstituted forMacLeodat 74'minutes
- 47CanosSubstituted forJozefzoonat 74'minutes
- 19SawyersBooked at 90mins
- 24PearsonSubstituted forPinnockat 50'minutes
- 17YiadomBooked at 59mins
- 22GardnerBooked at 90mins
- 15BarnesSubstituted forHammillat 89'minutes
- 26ThiamSubstituted forUgboat 82'minutes
- David Coote
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Brentford 0, Barnsley 0.
Attempt blocked. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Florian Jozefzoon.
Attempt blocked. Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Adam Davies.
Attempt saved. Ollie Watkins (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yoann Barbet.
Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Yoann Barbet (Brentford).
Adam Davies (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Gary Gardner.
Attempt blocked. Lewis MacLeod (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Neal Maupay.
Gary Gardner (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Romaine Sawyers (Brentford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Gary Gardner (Barnsley).
Attempt missed. Yoann Barbet (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
Substitution, Barnsley. Adam Hammill replaces Harvey Barnes.
Offside, Brentford. Lewis MacLeod tries a through ball, but Florian Jozefzoon is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Liam Lindsay (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Harvey Barnes with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Nico Yennaris.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Gary Gardner (Barnsley) because of an injury.
Foul by Neal Maupay (Brentford).
Liam Lindsay (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Barnsley. Ike Ugbo replaces Mamadou Thiam.
Corner, Brentford. Conceded by Liam Lindsay.
Foul by Romaine Sawyers (Brentford).
Gary Gardner (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. George Moncur (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Mamadou Thiam.
Substitution, Brentford. Lewis MacLeod replaces Josh McEachran.
Substitution, Brentford. Florian Jozefzoon replaces Sergi Canos.
Attempt missed. Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) left footed shot from very close range is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Harvey Barnes with a cross.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Ryan Woods.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Sergi Canos.
Foul by Sergi Canos (Brentford).
Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Harvey Barnes (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Joe Williams.
Substitution, Brentford. Nico Yennaris replaces Josh Clarke because of an injury.
Foul by Andreas Bjelland (Brentford).
Tom Bradshaw (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.