Barnet midfielder Mark Byrne scored a fortuitous early free-kick to end his side's run of four successive defeats with a home draw against Rotherham.

Byrne's delivery eluded everyone to find the net and Scott McGleish almost added another, but could not quite reach Ricky Holmes' cross.

Rotherham sent Ben Pringle on as a sub and he levelled with a low shot.

The Millers had a chance to force a win when Paul Downing was sent off for a second yellow card but Barnet held out.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Barnet manager Lawrie Sanchez told BBC London 94.9:

"Never pleased with a point at home especially when you're in the lead but, as the situation developed in the afternoon, going down to 10 men again, to come out with a point, I'd say I am happy with that.

"You have to give credit to the players. They gave a great shift today from beginning to end.

"People have got to understand I am trying to juggle a small squad, and people should think a bit more about some of the stuff I hear said."

Rotherham United manager Andy Scott told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"I'm sick of saying the same things. It's easy to come from behind again, but I need men at this football club, I need winners. It's about time the winners in this team did something about the ones who don't want to be winners.

"I can only do so much. It takes the group to separate the weak from the strong and, until we do that, we're not going to win matches from the start.

"The first half we completely neglected the basics of the job. And we've given a lifeline to a side that have lost four games on the bounce a chance - and they held on at the end."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Barnet

  • 18 O'Brien
  • 12 Mustoe
  • 17 Hector
  • 21 Kamdjo Booked
  • 30 Downing Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 04 Hughes Booked
  • 08 Byrne
  • 10 Deering
  • 07 McGleish (Hajrovic - 67' )
  • 11 Holmes Booked (Yiadom - 77' )
  • 23 McLeod

Substitutes

  • 01 Brill
  • 16 Hajrovic
  • 15 Yiadom
  • 25 N'Diaye
  • 24 Taylor

Rotherham

  • 01 Taylor
  • 17 Mullins Booked
  • 24 Raynes
  • 25 Griffiths
  • 04 Harrison (Schofield - 46' )
  • 08 Taylor
  • 15 Bradley Booked
  • 26 Wood
  • 28 Cadogan (Pringle - 46' )
  • 09 Revell
  • 10 Harrad (Warne - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Warrington
  • 02 Tonge
  • 11 Schofield
  • 16 Warne
  • 18 Pringle
Ref: Scott
Att: 1,765

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

5 6

Corners

5 9

Fouls

9 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:26 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:31

Unfair challenge on Alex Revell by Mark Byrne results in a free kick. Ben Pringle delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel. Unfair challenge on Mark Hughes by Alex Revell results in a free kick. Liam O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +2:00

Ben Pringle delivers the ball. Corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle, Unfair challenge on Mark Hughes by Jason Taylor results in a free kick. Liam O'Brien takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:26

Foul by Scott Griffiths on Sam Deering, free kick awarded. Liam O'Brien takes the indirect free kick.

89:44

Mark Byrne takes a shot. Save made by Rhys Taylor.

86:17

Izale McLeod is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

85:13

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Alex Revell misses to the right of the goal.

84:58

Centre by Mark Bradley, Clovis Kamdjo manages to make a clearance.

82:37

Mark Byrne takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, save by Rhys Taylor.

82:06

Header by Michael Raynes from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

81:48

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Sam Wood played to the near post, Clovis Kamdjo manages to make a clearance.

81:04

Ben Pringle takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Jordan Mustoe manages to make a clearance.

78:18

The offside flag is raised against Izale McLeod. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

77:56

Shot from just outside the box by Andrew Yiadom misses to the right of the goal.

76:31

Free kick taken by Michael Hector.

76:31 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Yiadom comes on in place of Ricky Holmes.

76:31

Danny Schofield concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Hector.

75:50

Ricky Holmes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Griffiths. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

73:27

Mark Byrne has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

73:27 Booking

Booking The referee shows Johnny Mullins a yellow card.

73:26

Ricky Holmes fouled by Johnny Mullins, the ref awards a free kick.

71:16

Ben Pringle takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Jordan Mustoe makes a clearance.

69:57

Mark Byrne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Griffiths. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

69:15

Jordan Mustoe produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

68:34

Danny Schofield takes a shot. Save by Liam O'Brien. Corner taken by Mark Byrne, clearance made by Alex Revell.

67:30

The referee blows for offside against Izale McLeod. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

66:51 Substitution

Substitution Scott McGleish leaves the field to be replaced by Sead Hajrovic.

64:27

Free kick crossed by Danny Schofield.

64:27 Dismissal

Dismissal Red card for Paul Downing.

64:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Downing on Paul Warne.

63:05 Substitution

Substitution Shaun Harrad goes off and Paul Warne comes on.

62:39

Izale McLeod takes a shot. Save made by Rhys Taylor.

59:49

Unfair challenge on Alex Revell by Sam Deering results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ben Pringle from right wing, save made by Liam O'Brien.

59:12

Shot from just outside the box by Danny Schofield misses to the right of the target.

58:43

Danny Schofield crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Paul Downing.

58:43 Booking

Booking Paul Downing is given a yellow card.

58:36

Alex Revell fouled by Mark Hughes, the ref awards a free kick.

56:28 Booking

Booking Mark Hughes is booked.

54:30

Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Save by Liam O'Brien.

49:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Pringle - Barnet 1 - 1 Rotherham Ben Pringle scores a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnet 1-1 Rotherham.

48:18

Shaun Harrad takes a shot. Liam O'Brien makes a save. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Ben Pringle from the left by-line, clearance by Clovis Kamdjo.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Danny Schofield replaces Danny Harrison.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Rotherham) makes a substitution, with Ben Pringle coming on for Kieron Cadogan.

45:00 +1:26 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

44:59

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Byrne, Sam Wood makes a clearance.

42:03

Jordan Mustoe has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.

41:24

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Michael Hector.

40:59

Izale McLeod takes a shot. Save made by Rhys Taylor.

39:06

Shot from deep inside the area by Sam Wood clears the bar.

35:23

The ball is crossed by Sam Wood, clearance made by Izale McLeod.

34:57

Kieron Cadogan crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

34:57 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Clovis Kamdjo for unsporting behaviour.

34:34

Johnny Mullins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott McGleish. Free kick taken by Michael Hector.

34:29

Scott Griffiths fouled by Clovis Kamdjo, the ref awards a free kick.

34:24

The referee blows for offside against Izale McLeod. Rhys Taylor takes the indirect free kick.

31:47 Booking

Booking Ricky Holmes receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

31:41

Ricky Holmes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Shaun Harrad. Danny Harrison produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

31:02

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Byrne, save by Rhys Taylor.

28:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Hughes by Danny Harrison. Michael Hector delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Scott Griffiths.

23:55

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Izale McLeod misses to the left of the target.

23:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Taylor on Izale McLeod. Liam O'Brien takes the free kick.

19:48

A cross is delivered by Sam Deering, clearance by Jason Taylor.

18:06

Mark Hughes takes a shot. Save by Rhys Taylor.

17:41

Unfair challenge on Jordan Mustoe by Sam Wood results in a free kick. Jordan Mustoe restarts play with the free kick.

17:13

Foul by Scott McGleish on Michael Raynes, free kick awarded. Michael Raynes takes the indirect free kick.

15:19

Danny Harrison takes a shot. Liam O'Brien makes a comfortable save. Danny Harrison takes the inswinging corner, Liam O'Brien makes a save.

11:19

A cross is delivered by Sam Wood, Michael Hector manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Kieron Cadogan from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Clovis Kamdjo.

6:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Mark Byrne - Barnet 1 - 0 Rotherham Mark Byrne gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnet 1-0 Rotherham.

5:55

Mark Byrne delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing,

5:55 Booking

Booking The referee shows Mark Bradley a yellow card.

5:43

Mark Bradley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Izale McLeod.

4:23

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kieron Cadogan played to the near post, clearance by Clovis Kamdjo.

1:43

Effort on goal by Izale McLeod from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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