Ipswich Town scored twice in the last 10 minutes as they fought back from 2-0 down to draw at Barnsley.

The hosts went ahead when Chris O'Grady finished from Jack Hunt's cross.

Substitute Tomasz Cywka added Barnsley's second with a free-kick with 16 minutes left.

Christophe Berra pulled one back from close-range with nine minutes left before David McGoldrick's late free-kick secured a draw for Ipswich, who are now three points off the play-offs.

Barnsley, who are four points from safety, moved ahead when Hunt found O'Grady and the striker made the space to find the corner for his 11th goal of the season.

Ipswich's Aaron Cresswell thumped a free-kick against the post and Cole Skuse just missed with a drive shortly after the interval.

Cywka's free-kick looked to have sealed the points before defender Berra finished from a couple of yards after Jim O'Brien blocked Tommy Smith's header.

McGoldrick then secured a point for Mick McCarthy's side when he scored his 14th league goal of the season with a powerful free-kick.

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson:

"I'm frustrated, rather than disappointed. I think in the second half we had our backs to the wall for long periods, the wind took its toll, just like it helped us in the first half.

"We knew we were going to be on the back foot, particularly with the strike force they've got but I think the two goals (conceded) were the disappointing part, if anything.

"The performance wasn't disappointing; it was just a little bit frustrating at times. We defended too deep and instead of taking a forward step, we took a backward step and that helped them.

"The manner in which Ipswich got the goals was fortunate but I would have thought from Mick's point of view, he would have thought they deserved it, which is understandable."

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy:

"We played well in the second half, we had enough chances to win it. (We were) profligate and let them off the hook.

"The players kept going, we rallied them on and we got what we deserved. In fact, I don't think we got what we deserved, I think we should have won.

"It's a blooming good point from two-nil down with nine minutes to play. I thought if we got one back we might win it.

"You heard them singing 'Mick McCarthy is a Red'. I am and I always will be."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (5)

Barnsley

  • 01 Steele
  • 12 Hunt (Woods - 73' )
  • 04 Kennedy
  • 08 Dawson
  • 03 Ramage
  • 06 Cranie
  • 33 Shea (Cywka - 45' )
  • 07 O'Brien
  • 10 O'Grady
  • 09 Proschwitz (Lawrence - 77' )
  • 16 Jennings

Substitutes

  • 05 Nyatanga
  • 11 Woods
  • 14 Lawrence
  • 19 Cywka
  • 20 Pedersen
  • 31 Turner
  • 42 McCourt

Ipswich Town

  • 22 Gerken
  • 04 Chambers
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 08 Skuse
  • 06 Berra
  • 05 Smith
  • 12 Hunt
  • 18 Tabb (Green - 74' )
  • 09 Murphy
  • 10 McGoldrick
  • 35 Nouble (Anderson - 52' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach
  • 07 Edwards
  • 11 Anderson
  • 14 Wordsworth
  • 15 Mings
  • 16 Green
  • 24 Richardson
Ref: Darren Bond
Att: 9,929

Match Stats

Shots

10 23

On target

3 8

Corners

2 10

Fouls

13 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Barnsley 2, Ipswich Town 2.

90:00 +6:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Ipswich Town 2.

90:00 +3:15

Attempt saved. Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dale Jennings.

90:00 +2:25

Offside, Barnsley. Thomas Kennedy tries a through ball, but Tomasz Cywka is caught offside.

89:15

Attempt blocked. Paul Green (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Hunt with a cross.

89:01

Attempt blocked. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

87:43

Hand ball by David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town).

84:57

Hand ball by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

83:21 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barnsley 2, Ipswich Town 2. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell following a set piece situation.

82:10

David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:10

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

81:08

Attempt missed. Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daryl Murphy with a cross.

80:02 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barnsley 2, Ipswich Town 1. Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner following a corner.

80:00

Attempt blocked. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross.

79:38

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Luke Steele.

79:13

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Dale Jennings.

76:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Liam Lawrence replaces Nick Proschwitz.

76:10

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Anderson.

75:28

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Anderson.

73:31 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barnsley 2, Ipswich Town 0. Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

73:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Green replaces Jay Tabb.

72:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Martin Woods replaces Jack Hunt because of an injury.

71:58

Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

71:58

Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

70:18

Attempt missed. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Anderson with a cross following a corner.

70:04

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jack Hunt.

69:59

Attempt blocked. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Hunt with a cross.

69:17

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Thomas Kennedy.

67:33

Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Chris O'Grady.

65:26

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Chambers with a headed pass.

65:14

Attempt saved. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

65:10

Attempt saved. Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jay Tabb.

64:43

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

63:46

Delay in match Jack Hunt (Barnsley) because of an injury.

63:27

Attempt missed. Paul Anderson (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Hunt with a cross.

61:47

Offside, Ipswich Town. Cole Skuse tries a through ball, but David McGoldrick is caught offside.

60:47

Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Martin Cranie following a set piece situation.

60:09

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

60:09

Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:56

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:56

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Barnsley).

53:50

Attempt missed. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

52:21

Attempt missed. Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by David McGoldrick following a corner.

52:08

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Stephen Dawson.

52:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Ipswich Town. Paul Anderson replaces Frank Nouble.

51:35

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

50:34

Delay in match Jack Hunt (Barnsley) because of an injury.

49:33

Attempt missed. Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell.

48:53

Foul by Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town).

48:53

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

47:44

Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:44

Foul by Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley).

46:42

Foul by Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town).

46:42

Jack Hunt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Barnsley 1, Ipswich Town 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Tomasz Cywka replaces Brek Shea.

45:00 +1:08 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Barnsley 1, Ipswich Town 0.

44:16

Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:16

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Barnsley).

42:09

Attempt missed. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Hunt with a cross following a corner.

41:39

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Peter Ramage.

40:55

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Jim O'Brien.

40:09

Cole Skuse (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:09

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Barnsley).

38:47

Attempt saved. Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

38:09

Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:09

Foul by Brek Shea (Barnsley).

34:45

Attempt blocked. Nick Proschwitz (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

34:15

Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

34:15

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Barnsley).

33:16

Attempt blocked. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nick Proschwitz with a headed pass.

32:13

Attempt blocked. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Dawson.

31:30

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Martin Cranie.

30:11

Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:11

Foul by Nick Proschwitz (Barnsley).

29:07

Attempt missed. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell.

28:30

Jay Tabb (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:30

Dangerous play by Jim O'Brien (Barnsley).

24:41

Dean Gerken (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:41

Foul by Peter Ramage (Barnsley).

24:30

Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dale Jennings following a corner.

23:56

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Christophe Berra.

21:32

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Aaron Cresswell.

19:08

Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:08

Foul by Brek Shea (Barnsley).

17:22

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Dale Jennings.

17:01

Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Dale Jennings.

16:55

Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

16:11

Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

16:11

Foul by Stephen Dawson (Barnsley).

14:50

Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

14:50

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

13:51

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

13:51

Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barnsley 1, Ipswich Town 0. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jack Hunt with a cross.

9:26

Attempt saved. David McGoldrick (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Cole Skuse.

5:47

Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Stephen Dawson.

4:41

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

4:41

Foul by Stephen Hunt (Ipswich Town).

3:32

Attempt blocked. Frank Nouble (Ipswich Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Luke Chambers.

1:05

Offside, Barnsley. Thomas Kennedy tries a through ball, but Chris O'Grady is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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