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Barnsley 0-0 Doncaster Rovers

Ross Turnbull

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.

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Post-match: Barnsley manager Flitcroft

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."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 12Butland
  • 14Wiseman
  • 4Kennedy
  • 11Perkins
  • 22Mvoto
  • 6CranieBooked at 52mins
  • 7O'BrienSubstituted forCywkaat 86'minutes
  • 34FoxSubstituted forDawsonat 65'minutes
  • 10O'Grady
  • 20PedersenSubstituted forScotlandat 75'minutes
  • 42McCourt

Substitutes

  • 2Hassell
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 8Dawson
  • 9Scotland
  • 13Dagnall
  • 19Cywka
  • 23Etuhu

Doncaster

  • 1Turnbull
  • 2Quinn
  • 32Wabara
  • 19WellensBooked at 85mins
  • 14Khumalo
  • 12McCullough
  • 4FurmanBooked at 68mins
  • 18Keegan
  • 9Brown
  • 7DuffySubstituted forCoppingerat 80'minutes
  • 22RobinsonSubstituted forCotterillat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Paynter
  • 11Cotterill
  • 13Maxted
  • 15Wakefield
  • 21De Val
  • 26Coppinger
  • 30Peterson
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
11,843

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home16
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 0, Doncaster Rovers 0.
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.
Foul by Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers).
Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers).
Tomasz Cywka (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt missed. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Patrick McCourt with a cross.
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.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Tomasz Cywka replaces Jim O'Brien.
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.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Reece Wabara.

Booking

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).
Stephen Dawson (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Luke McCullough.
Offside, Doncaster Rovers. Paul Quinn tries a through ball, but James Coppinger is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. James Coppinger replaces Mark Duffy because of an injury.
Ross Turnbull (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).
Attempt missed. Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Reece Wabara (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Stephen Dawson (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Jason Scotland replaces Marcus Pedersen.
Attempt saved. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by David Perkins.
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.
Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Paul Quinn.
Attempt blocked. Chris O'Grady (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).
Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Stephen Dawson replaces David Fox.
Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).
Martin Cranie (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Hand ball by Patrick McCourt (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. David Cotterill replaces Theo Robinson.
Attempt missed. Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Thomas Kennedy.
Attempt missed. Theo Robinson (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Ross Turnbull.
Attempt saved. Patrick McCourt (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Martin Cranie.
Foul by Dean Furman (Doncaster Rovers).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Burnley1510411734
2Leicester151023932
3QPR15951932
4Blackpool15762527
5Nottm Forest15753726
6Reading15663524
7Watford15654723
8Leeds15726423
9Derby15645622
10Brighton15564421
11Ipswich15555320
12Wigan13544419
13Blackburn15546119
14Bournemouth15537-918
15Huddersfield15456017
16Middlesbrough15375116
17Bolton15375-516
18Birmingham15429-514
19Charlton14356-614
20Millwall15357-1314
21Doncaster14347-1113
22Sheff Wed14185-611
23Barnsley15258-1511
24Yeovil14239-129
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