Nick Proschwitz's late leveller earned Barnsley a vital point as they drew with Championship relegation rivals Doncaster Rovers in a fierce derby.

The Hull loanee gave Barnsley the lead as he looped over a hesitant Sam Johnstone in the Rovers goal.

But James Coppinger's brace - he hit his first into an empty net before finding the top corner with a deflected effort - put the home side ahead.

Proschwitz went close before turning in a low cross a minute from time.

The point means Barnsley remain second from bottom, but are five points from safety.

Rovers missed out on a chance to move further clear of the bottom three, but six points separate them from the drop zone.

Paul Dickov's Doncaster looked to be heading for victory as they hung on following two composed strikes from Coppinger.

The 33-year-old first took advantage of an error by Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele to tap in and then clipped in from the edge of the box.

But after Johnstone made two fine saves to keep out a curling shot and a header from Proschwitz, with the German striker also hitting the bar from another header, he finally found the net.

With Millwall earning a late equaliser against Bolton, the teams at the bottom of the Championship have now become more closely bunched.

Doncaster boss Paul Dickov: "I'm disappointed because we went 2-1 up, looking like we're going on to win it but then switched off from a throw-in.

"But it's another point earned towards where we want to go."

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson: "To keep going to the end, at this stage of the season and with the magnitude of the game, showed how much character this group has got.

"We didn't really need to lift the lads after the equaliser because we all felt that we were doing well. It didn't seem to get to them because I thought they really took the game to them again.

"I thought if the game would have gone on any longer we would have won."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (3)

Doncaster Rovers

  • 33 Johnstone
  • 17 Tamas
  • 03 Husband
  • 04 Furman
  • 14 Khumalo
  • 20 Méité
  • 26 Coppinger
  • 18 Keegan
  • 09 Brown
  • 34 Bowery (Cotterill - 78' )
  • 07 Duffy

Substitutes

  • 11 Cotterill
  • 12 McCullough
  • 13 Maxted
  • 21 De Val
  • 25 Forrester
  • 30 Peterson
  • 31 Stevens

Barnsley

  • 01 Steele
  • 12 Hunt
  • 04 Kennedy
  • 15 Frimpong
  • 03 Ramage
  • 06 Cranie Booked
  • 16 Jennings
  • 17 Digby (O'Brien - 56' )
  • 10 O'Grady
  • 09 Proschwitz
  • 11 Woods (McCourt - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Nyatanga
  • 07 O'Brien
  • 08 Dawson
  • 14 Lawrence
  • 19 Cywka
  • 31 Turner
  • 42 McCourt
Ref: Andy D'Urso
Att: 10,216

Match Stats

Shots

18 13

On target

6 5

Corners

5 8

Fouls

15 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Barnsley 2.

90:00 +5:32 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Barnsley 2.

90:00 +4:25

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

90:00 +4:25

Foul by Emmanuel Frimpong (Barnsley).

90:00 +3:36

Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by David Cotterill.

90:00 +2:55

Offside, Barnsley. Patrick McCourt tries a through ball, but Nick Proschwitz is caught offside.

90:00 +2:09

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger tries a through ball, but Dean Furman is caught offside.

90:00 +1:20

Attempt missed. James Husband (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Duffy.

90:00 +0:31

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by James Husband.

88:10 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Barnsley 2. Nick Proschwitz (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chris O'Grady with a cross.

86:57

Attempt missed. Jim O'Brien (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

86:13

Foul by Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers).

86:13

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

85:12

Attempt missed. Jack Hunt (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Emmanuel Frimpong.

83:46

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

83:46

Emmanuel Frimpong (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:16

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Mark Duffy tries a through ball, but Chris Brown is caught offside.

81:34

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:34

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

81:25

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

80:36

Delay in match James Husband (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

80:26

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

79:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Patrick McCourt replaces Martin Woods.

78:54

Offside, Barnsley. Jack Hunt tries a through ball, but Nick Proschwitz is caught offside.

77:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. David Cotterill replaces Jordan Bowery because of an injury.

77:39

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

76:06

Delay in match Jordan Bowery (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

75:33

Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

73:57

Attempt missed. Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mark Duffy with a cross following a set piece situation.

73:37

James Husband (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

73:37

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Barnsley).

72:19

Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:19

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Barnsley).

72:03

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Doncaster Rovers).

72:03

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

70:45

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by James Coppinger.

70:42

Attempt blocked. Emmanuel Frimpong (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

70:20

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Gabriel Tamas.

69:48

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

69:48

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

68:57

Attempt missed. Nick Proschwitz (Barnsley) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

68:03

Peter Ramage (Barnsley) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy with a cross following a corner.

67:36

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Sam Johnstone.

67:33

Attempt saved. Nick Proschwitz (Barnsley) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jim O'Brien with a cross.

66:41

Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James Coppinger with a cross.

66:00

Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

66:00

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Barnsley).

64:55

Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).

64:55

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

62:40

Hand ball by Jordan Bowery (Doncaster Rovers).

60:52

Attempt missed. Martin Woods (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a set piece situation.

60:40

Foul by Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers).

60:40

Jack Hunt (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:57

Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Martin Woods with a cross following a corner.

57:30

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Sam Johnstone.

57:28

Attempt saved. Nick Proschwitz (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jack Hunt.

56:59

Offside, Doncaster Rovers. James Husband tries a through ball, but Chris Brown is caught offside.

55:33

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

55:33

Emmanuel Frimpong (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Jim O'Brien replaces Paul Digby.

54:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Doncaster Rovers 2, Barnsley 1. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

53:27

Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

53:00

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Peter Ramage.

50:44

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Luke Steele.

50:41

Attempt saved. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

50:03

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:03

Foul by Martin Woods (Barnsley).

49:20

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

49:20

Foul by Paul Digby (Barnsley).

47:23

Attempt saved. Paul Digby (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Martin Woods with a cross.

46:46

Foul by Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers).

46:46

Jack Hunt (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Doncaster Rovers 1, Barnsley 1.

45:00 +2:29 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 1, Barnsley 1.

45:00 +0:44 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Doncaster Rovers 1, Barnsley 1. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

43:41

Foul by Gabriel Tamas (Doncaster Rovers).

43:41

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

43:18

Attempt missed. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

39:52

Offside, Barnsley. Emmanuel Frimpong tries a through ball, but Nick Proschwitz is caught offside.

38:39

Offside, Barnsley. Peter Ramage tries a through ball, but Dale Jennings is caught offside.

38:25

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

38:25

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

37:24 Booking

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

37:08

Jordan Bowery (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

37:08

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

36:41

Gabriel Tamas (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:41

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Barnsley).

35:25

Attempt saved. Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Husband with a cross.

33:56

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:56

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Barnsley).

33:31

Gabriel Tamas (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:31

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

33:00

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Abdoulaye Méité.

31:41

Attempt blocked. Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Keegan.

30:21

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

28:26

Offside, Barnsley. Paul Digby tries a through ball, but Dale Jennings is caught offside.

27:59

Attempt missed. Abdoulaye Méité (Doncaster Rovers) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Duffy with a cross following a corner.

27:36

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Peter Ramage.

26:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Barnsley 1. Nick Proschwitz (Barnsley) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martin Woods.

25:53

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

24:41

Delay in match Gabriel Tamas (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

23:36

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Doncaster Rovers).

23:36

Emmanuel Frimpong (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:10

James Husband (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:10

Foul by Dale Jennings (Barnsley).

18:42

Attempt blocked. Emmanuel Frimpong (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Paul Digby with a headed pass.

18:09

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by James Husband.

14:34

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

14:34

Emmanuel Frimpong (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

12:27

Foul by James Husband (Doncaster Rovers).

12:27

Paul Digby (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:17

Attempt blocked. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

8:59

Foul by Dale Jennings (Barnsley).

8:59

Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:21

Attempt missed. Abdoulaye Méité (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mark Duffy with a cross following a corner.

7:45

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Paul Digby.

7:45

Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

7:11

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Martin Cranie.

7:09

Attempt blocked. Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Bowery.

3:15

Offside, Barnsley. Peter Ramage tries a through ball, but Nick Proschwitz is caught offside.

2:43

Emmanuel Frimpong (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:43

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

2:15

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Barnsley).

2:15

Sam Johnstone (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:43

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Gabriel Tamas.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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