Doncaster goalkeeper Ross Turnbull saved a penalty as Rovers claimed a hard-fought point against fellow Championship strugglers Barnsley.

The Tykes dominated the game at Oakwell and were awarded a penalty when Bongani Khumalo brought down Marcus Pedersen.

But Barnsley's Chris O'Grady saw his spot-kick saved by Turnbull as the draw left the Tykes in the relegation zone.

However, Barnsley kept their first clean sheet of the season having leaked 31 goals in their previous 14 matches.

The home side looked the most likely to score with O'Grady and David Perkins all going close.

Doncaster were watched from the stands by John Ryan, who is understood to have resigned as chairman an hour before kick-off.

But the visitors improved little after the break as Barnsley offered the greater threat in the final third.

Barnsley's Paddy McCourt fizzed an attempt from distance wide of the goal, while substitute Jason Scotland hit the side netting and O'Grady headed a late chance wide.

Barnsley manager David Flitcroft: "We definitely wanted three points today but we didn't work their keeper enough.

"In the first half we should have come in three up and we had more chances in the second half.

"It was something you don't see often, O'Grady missing a penalty."

Doncaster manager Paul Dickov: "We put on a good defensive display with an inexperienced back-four.

"I can't argue about the penalty in the first half, but what I can argue about is that we should have been given one when Chris Brown went down.

"The thing that disappoints me is that we didn't work the ball around when we won it."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Barnsley

  • 12 Butland
  • 14 Wiseman
  • 04 Kennedy
  • 11 Perkins
  • 22 Mvoto
  • 06 Cranie Booked
  • 07 O'Brien (Cywka - 86' )
  • 34 Fox (Dawson - 65' )
  • 10 O'Grady
  • 20 Pedersen (Scotland - 75' )
  • 42 McCourt

Substitutes

  • 02 Hassell
  • 05 Nyatanga
  • 08 Dawson
  • 09 Scotland
  • 13 Dagnall
  • 19 Cywka
  • 23 Etuhu

Doncaster Rovers

  • 01 Turnbull
  • 02 Quinn
  • 32 Wabara
  • 19 Wellens Booked
  • 14 Khumalo
  • 12 McCullough
  • 04 Furman Booked
  • 18 Keegan
  • 09 Brown
  • 07 Duffy (Coppinger - 80' )
  • 22 Robinson (Cotterill - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 08 Paynter
  • 11 Cotterill
  • 13 Maxted
  • 15 Wakefield
  • 21 De Val
  • 26 Coppinger
  • 30 Peterson
Ref: Kevin Friend
Att: 11,843

Match Stats

Shots

16 7

On target

5 0

Corners

5 3

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Barnsley 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

90:00 +4:12 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

90:00 +4:02

Attempt missed. Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross following a set piece situation.

90:00 +3:33

Foul by Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers).

90:00 +3:33

Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +2:00

Foul by Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers).

90:00 +2:00

Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +0:53

Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Patrick McCourt with a cross.

88:49

Attempt missed. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dean Furman following a fast break.

85:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Tomasz Cywka replaces Jim O'Brien.

85:12

Attempt missed. Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross.

84:47

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Reece Wabara.

84:11 Booking

Booking Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

84:05

Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

84:05

Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:00

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Luke McCullough.

81:19

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Quinn tries a through ball, but James Coppinger is caught offside.

79:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger replaces Mark Duffy because of an injury.

77:13

Ross Turnbull (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:13

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

76:50

Attempt missed. Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

74:58

Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

74:58

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Barnsley).

74:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Jason Scotland replaces Marcus Pedersen.

73:39

Attempt saved. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by David Perkins.

71:56

Attempt missed. Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross following a corner.

71:23

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

69:00

Attempt blocked. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

67:12 Booking

Booking Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

67:07

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

67:07

Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Stephen Dawson replaces David Fox.

64:00

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

64:00

Martin Cranie (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:00

Hand ball by Patrick McCourt (Barnsley).

61:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. David Cotterill replaces Theo Robinson.

60:53

Attempt missed. Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy.

56:19

Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Ross Turnbull.

54:47

Attempt saved. Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martin Cranie.

54:38

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

54:38

David Perkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:33

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Bongani Khumalo.

52:51

Attempt missed. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Paul Keegan.

51:55 Booking

Booking Martin Cranie (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

51:41

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:41

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

47:45

Hand ball by Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster Rovers).

47:17

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by David Fox.

47:10

Attempt blocked. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Quinn.

45:00

Second Half begins Barnsley 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Barnsley 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

43:15

Attempt saved. Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Fox.

40:33

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:33

Foul by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley).

37:12

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:12

Foul by David Perkins (Barnsley).

36:24

Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

36:24

Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:18

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

35:18

Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:18

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Patrick McCourt.

32:16

Attempt blocked. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Richard Wellens.

31:18

Attempt missed. Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy following a set piece situation.

30:49

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

30:49

David Perkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

30:29

Attempt blocked. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross.

29:32

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Richard Wellens tries a through ball, but Theo Robinson is caught offside.

29:24

Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:24

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Barnsley).

28:41

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:41

Foul by David Fox (Barnsley).

27:36

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

27:36

Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

25:06

Attempt missed. Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Mark Duffy with a cross following a set piece situation.

24:23

Paul Quinn (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:23

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Barnsley).

22:42

Attempt saved. David Perkins (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

18:17

Penalty saved! Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

17:31

Penalty conceded by Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

17:31

Penalty Barnsley. Marcus Pedersen draws a foul in the penalty area.

15:53

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jim O'Brien.

14:02

Attempt missed. Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Mark Duffy with a cross following a set piece situation.

13:29

Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:29

Foul by Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley).

11:12

Attempt missed. Jean-Yves Mvoto (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross following a corner.

10:42

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Bongani Khumalo.

10:40

Attempt blocked. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jim O'Brien.

10:00

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

10:00

Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:40

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

7:40

Thomas Kennedy (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:27

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Keegan tries a through ball, but Chris Brown is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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