Thomas Ince ruined Barnsley's 125th anniversary celebrations with an equaliser as Blackpool claimed a point.

Craig Davies put the home team ahead with a long-range effort but Ince converted Gary Taylor-Fletcher's pass.

Both sides pushed for victory, but neither was able to break through as the Seasiders remain second in the Championship table.

Tiago Gomes went nearest but his effort was cleared off the line by Barnsley's Scott Golbourne.

Blackpool defender Alex Baptiste forced Ben Alnwick to parry a 25-yard strike over the crossbar before Barnsley went ahead.

Davies collected a pass from Jacob Mellis and fired in from 20 yards.

Blackpool remained on top though and their pressure told as Ince broke free of the Barnsley defence to slot home his fifth of the season from inside the penalty area after a pass from Taylor-Fletcher.

Baptiste went close again after the break and Gomes nearly broke the deadlock, but the home side held on for a point.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Barnsley

  • 12 Alnwick
  • 03 Golbourne
  • 06 Foster
  • 14 Wiseman
  • 25 Cranie
  • 34 Stones
  • 07 Dawson
  • 19 Cywka
  • 21 Mellis (Etuhu - 90' )
  • 09 Davies (Harewood - 68' )
  • 13 Dagnall (Done - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Steele
  • 05 Collins
  • 10 Done
  • 11 Perkins
  • 16 Harewood
  • 23 Etuhu
  • 24 Noble-Lazarus

Blackpool

  • 01 Gilks
  • 05 Eardley
  • 06 Evatt
  • 15 Baptiste
  • 33 Harris
  • 07 M Phillips
  • 14 Sylvestre
  • 31 Angel (Osbourne - 60' )
  • 09 K Phillips (Delfouneso - 76' )
  • 11 Ince Booked
  • 12 Taylor-Fletcher (Gomes - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Halstead
  • 20 Cathcart
  • 08 Gomes
  • 18 Osbourne
  • 38 Dicko
  • 40 Delfouneso
  • 41 Eccleston
Ref: Woolmer
Att: 14,134

Match Stats

Shots

7 14

On target

3 9

Corners

4 7

Fouls

7 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:34 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +2:45

Matt Phillips takes a shot. Ben Alnwick makes a save.

90:00 +0:16 Substitution

Substitution (Barnsley) makes a substitution, with Kelvin Etuhu coming on for Jacob Mellis.

89:17

Alex Baptiste takes a shot. Ben Alnwick makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ludovic Sylvestre from the left by-line, Ben Alnwick makes a save.

86:59

Thomas Ince takes a shot. Save by Ben Alnwick. The assistant referee signals for offside against Matty Done. Ian Evatt takes the indirect free kick.

83:57

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ludovic Sylvestre from the left by-line, John Stones makes a clearance.

81:16

Unfair challenge on Matty Done by Alex Baptiste results in a free kick. Scott Wiseman takes the direct free kick.

80:13

Isaiah Osbourne challenges Stephen Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.

79:17

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Matt Gilks.

78:37

The offside flag is raised against Nathan Delfouneso. Ben Alnwick takes the indirect free kick.

75:02 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Delfouneso is brought on as a substitute for Kevin Phillips.

74:34

Tiago Gomes takes a shot. Save by Ben Alnwick.

73:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marlon Harewood by Ian Evatt. Direct free kick taken by John Stones.

72:23

Effort on goal by Marlon Harewood from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

70:48

Matty Done is ruled offside. Ian Evatt takes the direct free kick.

70:12

Thomas Ince takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Marlon Harewood.

69:53

Short corner worked by Thomas Ince.

67:09 Substitution

Substitution Gary Taylor-Fletcher goes off and Tiago Gomes comes on.

67:09 Substitution

Substitution Matty Done replaces Chris Dagnall.

67:09 Substitution

Substitution Marlon Harewood replaces Craig Davies.

66:11

Stephen Dawson concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Harris. Kevin Phillips fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

64:17

Effort from deep inside the area by Kevin Phillips clears the bar.

63:55

The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Davies. Neal Eardley takes the direct free kick.

60:58

Inswinging corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre. Robert Harris delivers the ball. The official flags Gary Taylor-Fletcher offside. Free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.

59:46 Substitution

Substitution Angel Martinez goes off and Isaiah Osbourne comes on.

57:57

The assistant referee signals for offside against Craig Davies. Direct free kick taken by Ludovic Sylvestre.

55:42

Stephen Dawson concedes a free kick for a foul on Thomas Ince. Thomas Ince takes the free kick.

54:54

Free kick taken by Scott Golbourne.

54:54 Booking

Booking Thomas Ince is given a yellow card.

53:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher by Martin Cranie. Strike on goal comes in from Thomas Ince from the free kick, Scott Golbourne gets a block in. Free kick awarded for a foul by Thomas Ince on Scott Golbourne.

52:03

Shot from 20 yards from Craig Davies. Save made by Matt Gilks.

51:28

Neal Eardley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall. Jacob Mellis delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Neal Eardley.

50:16

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kevin Phillips. Ben Alnwick takes the free kick.

47:24

Tomasz Cywka is caught offside. Matt Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

45:32

Unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by Robert Harris results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Alnwick. Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Davies on Angel Martinez. Matt Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:00 +1:11 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:14

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.

44:50

Craig Davies challenges Robert Harris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Angel Martinez restarts play with the free kick.

43:46

Effort from inside the area by Kevin Phillips misses to the left of the target.

42:14

Corner taken right-footed by Jacob Mellis from the left by-line, Ian Evatt makes a clearance.

41:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Thomas Ince on Scott Golbourne. Free kick taken by Scott Golbourne.

39:47

Corner taken left-footed by Thomas Ince from the right by-line, Ben Alnwick makes a comfortable save.

38:38

Shot from just outside the area by Ludovic Sylvestre goes over the bar.

37:22

Unfair challenge on Jacob Mellis by Ludovic Sylvestre results in a free kick. Jacob Mellis produces a cross, Stephen Foster produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

36:42

Inswinging corner taken by Scott Golbourne from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Robert Harris.

33:12

Foul by Ludovic Sylvestre on Jacob Mellis, free kick awarded. Stephen Foster takes the direct free kick.

29:54

The assist for the goal came from Gary Taylor-Fletcher.

29:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Thomas Ince - Barnsley 1 - 1 Blackpool A goal is scored by Thomas Ince from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-1 Blackpool.

29:19

Craig Davies produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

28:18

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jacob Mellis.

26:40

Unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by Angel Martinez results in a free kick. Stephen Foster restarts play with the free kick.

22:40

Ian Evatt concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Dagnall. Scott Wiseman crosses the ball in from the free kick, Craig Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Matt Gilks takes the indirect free kick.

20:28

The assistant referee flags for offside against Robert Harris. Ben Alnwick takes the indirect free kick.

18:29

Matt Phillips is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.

17:23

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Phillips. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.

15:08

Kevin Phillips produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal. Corner taken by Jacob Mellis from the left by-line, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.

13:40

Assist on the goal came from Jacob Mellis.

13:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Craig Davies - Barnsley 1 - 0 Blackpool Craig Davies fires in a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-0 Blackpool.

11:42

Alex Baptiste takes a shot. Save made by Ben Alnwick. Corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre from the left by-line, clearance by Scott Golbourne.

9:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Phillips by Stephen Foster. Ian Evatt takes the direct free kick.

8:03

Kevin Phillips takes a shot. Save by Ben Alnwick.

4:36

Chris Dagnall produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

3:31

Matt Phillips is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Stephen Dawson takes the direct free kick.

2:58

Matt Phillips takes a shot. Ben Alnwick makes a save.

1:27

Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Save made by Matt Gilks. Craig Davies is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Matt Gilks.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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