Stephen Dawson rescued a late point for Barnsley to keep the pressure on Ipswich boss Paul Jewell.
The visitors looked to be on their way to a first win in six games when Aaron Cresswell fired in a free-kick which Barnsley goalkeeper Ben Alnwick should have kept out.
Barnsley pushed hard for an equaliser and saw striker Chris Dagnall fire against the inside of the post.
But they did level late on when Dawson thumped in an exquisite volley.
Jewell in jeopardy
Ipswich have scored just eight goals in eight Championship games this season and last won at Watford on 21 August
Ipswich remain in the bottom three of the Championship table and a section of the travelling Town support unveiled a 'Jewell Out' banner at Oakwell.
Jewell did see his side take an early lead when Adam Drury laid a free-kick off to Cresswell and he fired in a 20-yard free-kick that Alnwick failed to stop.
Lee Martin could have doubled the lead but fired over from a good position before Barnsley striker Craig Davies dragged his shot wide after a neat passing move.
Dagnall then found some space and fired in a low effort that hit the inside of the post before the home side did find a way through.
A sweeping move found Jacob Mellis and he sent a fine ball over for Dawson, who finished with a volley with the outside of his boot.
Barnsley assistant manager David Flitcroft: "I thought the referee lost control early on and gave daft free-kicks.
"I thought the free-kick that they scored from wasn't a free-kick but I was disappointed at the way we defended it.
"I thought [goalkeeper] Ben Alnwick could have done better with it and he's held his hands up.
"He knows he made a mistake, but he stuck at his task and will be a better player for it. The rest of the players helped him and dug him out of a hole."
Ipswich manager Paul Jewell: "We've lost three games on the bounce and last week Barnsley beat Birmingham 5-0 so to come away from here with a point is fantastic.
"We stifled and frustrated them but we didn't have the quality to get the second goal."
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Daryl Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Dawson. The ball is crossed by Jacob Mellis, Tomasz Cywka produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.90:00 +1:03
Craig Davies takes a shot. Scott Loach makes a comfortable save.88:48
The assistant referee flags for offside against Danny Rose. Scott Loach takes the free kick.87:43
Martin Cranie takes the free kick.87:43 Booking
Booking Massimo Luongo is given a yellow card.87:41
Stephen Dawson fouled by Massimo Luongo, the ref awards a free kick.85:52
Daryl Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Dawson. John Stones takes the direct free kick.84:05
Stephen Dawson takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach. Corner taken by Scott Golbourne from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Andy Drury.82:08
Craig Davies takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.81:44
Nathan Ellington is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Martin Cranie takes the direct free kick.81:16
John Stones has a volleyed shot. Luke Chambers gets a block in.80:19 Full time
Full Time The referee ends the match.77:24
Tomasz Cywka gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Massimo Luongo. The ball is crossed by Andy Drury, Header from deep inside the area by Nathan Ellington goes harmlessly over the crossbar.75:48
Danny Rose is caught offside. Scott Loach takes the free kick.74:55
Danny Rose takes a shot. Luke Chambers gets a block in.73:17
Martin Cranie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Cresswell. Aaron Cresswell delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Scott Golbourne.72:24
Assist on the goal came from Jacob Mellis.72:24 Goal scored
Goal! - Stephen Dawson - Barnsley 1 - 1 Ipswich Stephen Dawson scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-1 Ipswich.71:51
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Davies by Massimo Luongo. Craig Davies takes the free kick.70:28
Shot by Martin Cranie from outside the box goes over the target.
Free kick taken by Scott Golbourne.69:54 Booking
Booking Luke Chambers receives a caution for dissent.69:44
Luke Chambers challenges Craig Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick.68:28
Aaron Cresswell concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Rose. Stephen Dawson takes the free kick.67:25
Craig Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Luke Chambers.66:57
Foul by Andy Drury on Stephen Dawson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Dawson.65:53
Shot from just outside the box by Jacob Mellis goes over the bar.65:10
Corner taken left-footed by Scott Golbourne, Danny Higginbotham manages to make a clearance.65:10 Substitution
Substitution Chris Dagnall leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Rose.63:13
Outswinging corner taken by Lee Martin from the right by-line, clearance by Scott Wiseman.61:25 Substitution
Substitution (Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Nathan Ellington coming on for Jason Scotland.55:37 Booking
Booking Lee Martin booked.53:50 Substitution
Substitution John Stones is brought on as a substitute for Tom Kennedy.53:36 Booking
Booking The referee books Aaron Cresswell for unsporting behaviour.51:15 Substitution
Substitution Jack Ainsley on for Guirane N'Daw.50:11
Lee Martin takes the outswinging corner, Luke Chambers takes a shot. Save by Ben Alnwick.46:56 Booking
Booking Guirane N'Daw booked.45:01
The referee gets the second half underway.45:01 Substitution
Substitution Massimo Luongo is brought on as a substitute for Luke Hyam.45:00 +31:11 Half time
Half Time It is the end of the first-half.42:49
Stephen Dawson delivers the ball, clearance made by Luke Chambers.40:41
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Daryl Murphy by Stephen Foster. The ball is sent over by Aaron Cresswell, Danny Higginbotham produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.40:09
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tomasz Cywka on Andy Drury. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.39:32
Foul by Aaron Cresswell on Tom Kennedy, free kick awarded. Jacob Mellis crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Daryl Murphy.37:32
Corner from the right by-line taken by Tom Kennedy, free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Foster on Scott Loach. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.32:24
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Dawson by Lee Martin. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Tom Kennedy, clearance by Guirane N'Daw.31:56
The referee blows for offside against Jason Scotland. Indirect free kick taken by Ben Alnwick.31:09
Craig Davies is adjudged to have handled the ball. Danny Higginbotham takes the free kick.29:03
Craig Davies has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.22:29
Effort on goal by Lee Martin from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.21:13
The ball is sent over by Tom Kennedy, clearance by Danny Higginbotham.19:32
Chris Dagnall takes a shot. Save by Scott Loach.19:17
The ball is crossed by Scott Golbourne, Danny Higginbotham makes a clearance.18:50
Foul by Daryl Murphy on Stephen Foster, free kick awarded. Tom Kennedy restarts play with the free kick.17:35
Stephen Foster fouled by Jason Scotland, the ref awards a free kick. Stephen Dawson restarts play with the free kick.17:13
Daryl Murphy takes a shot. Save by Ben Alnwick.14:14
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Davies by Guirane N'Daw. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jacob Mellis, Daryl Murphy manages to make a clearance.12:51
Martin Cranie concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Drury. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Aaron Cresswell from left channel, Scott Golbourne manages to make a clearance.11:43
Lee Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacob Mellis. Free kick taken by Martin Cranie.9:54
Unfair challenge on Lee Martin by Jacob Mellis results in a free kick. Andy Drury crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Martin Cranie.6:58
Lee Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Kennedy. Stephen Foster restarts play with the free kick.5:48
The assist for the goal came from Andy Drury.5:48 Goal scored
Goal! - Aaron Cresswell - Barnsley 0 - 1 Ipswich Aaron Cresswell finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the area low into the middle of the goal. Barnsley 0-1 Ipswich.4:17
Stephen Dawson challenges Lee Martin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Drury restarts play with the free kick.3:47
Unfair challenge on Daryl Murphy by Stephen Foster results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Guirane N'Daw.2:01
Carlos Edwards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne. Direct free kick taken by Martin Cranie.0:56
Effort on goal by Guirane N'Daw from long distance goes over the crossbar.0:00
The game gets underway.
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