Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Barnsley 0.
Adam Davies was the hero as his penalty save extended Barnsley's unbeaten run to 14 league matches after a goalless draw with Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
After a great start to the season Pompey have gone eight games without a win and have now drawn five consecutive league matches.
The home team were awarded a spot-kick in the second half when Viv Solomon-Otabor was fouled but Omar Bogle saw his effort saved by goalkeeper Davies.
The two promotion-chasing sides played out an uneventful first half with a lack of clear chances.
However, the visitors could have taken the lead in the 20th minute but Dimitri Cavare's long-range shot failed to hit the target.
Pompey's best chance of the first half came in the 39th minute following a defensive mix-up by Barnsley, but Solomon-Otabor was denied by outrushing Tykes keeper Davies.
Barnsley almost broke the deadlock in the 82nd minute after Alex Mowatt's corner was met by Jacob Brown, but his header was deflected and hit the bar.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 5ClarkeBooked at 70mins
- 19Solomon-OtaborSubstituted forLoweat 77'minutes
- 22BogleSubstituted forVaughanat 84'minutes
- 8McGeehanBooked at 31minsSubstituted forDougallat 90+2'minutes
- 21BähreSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 59'minutes
- 26ThiamSubstituted forHedgesat 75'minutes
- Charles Breakspear
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Barnsley 0.
Attempt missed. Victor Adeboyejo (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Substitution, Barnsley. Kenneth Dougall replaces Cameron McGeehan.
Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Victor Adeboyejo (Barnsley).
Attempt saved. Ethan Pinnock (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Christian Burgess.
Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).
Cauley Woodrow (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Portsmouth. James Vaughan replaces Omar Bogle.
Foul by Bryn Morris (Portsmouth).
Victor Adeboyejo (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Omar Bogle (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Liam Lindsay (Barnsley).
Attempt blocked. Jacob Brown (Barnsley) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Lee Brown.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Anton Walkes.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Jamal Lowe replaces Viv Solomon-Otabor.
Substitution, Barnsley. Ryan Hedges replaces Mamadou Thiam.