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Doncaster Rovers 2-2 Barnsley

Nick Proschwitz

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.

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Post-match: Doncaster manager Dickov

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.

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Post-match: Barnsley boss Wilson

"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."

Line-ups

Doncaster

  • 33Johnstone
  • 17Tamas
  • 3Husband
  • 4Furman
  • 14Khumalo
  • 20Méité
  • 26Coppinger
  • 18Keegan
  • 9Brown
  • 34BowerySubstituted forCotterillat 78'minutes
  • 7Duffy

Substitutes

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

Barnsley

  • 1Steele
  • 12Hunt
  • 4Kennedy
  • 15Frimpong
  • 3Ramage
  • 6CranieBooked at 38mins
  • 16Jennings
  • 17DigbySubstituted forO'Brienat 56'minutes
  • 10O'Grady
  • 9Proschwitz
  • 11WoodsSubstituted forMcCourtat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Nyatanga
  • 7O'Brien
  • 8Dawson
  • 14Lawrence
  • 19Cywka
  • 31Turner
  • 42McCourt
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
10,216

Match Stats

Home TeamDoncasterAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Barnsley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 2, Barnsley 2.

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

Foul by Emmanuel Frimpong (Barnsley).

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

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

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

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

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by James Husband.

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.

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

Foul by Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers).

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

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

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

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

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

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

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Patrick McCourt replaces Martin Woods.

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

Substitution

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

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

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.

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

Foul by Jim O'Brien (Barnsley).

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

Foul by Chris O'Grady (Barnsley).

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Doncaster Rovers).

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

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by James Coppinger.

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

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Gabriel Tamas.

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3021452467
2Burnley31161232260
3QPR2916851556
4Derby3016771855
5Nottm Forest30141242054
6Reading3013891247
7Brighton3012108746
8Ipswich3111128945
9Wigan2912710543
10Blackburn3011109243
11Leeds3012612442
12Watford3010119741
13Huddersfield3111713-240
14Middlesbrough3191210539
15Bournemouth309912-1336
16Blackpool3181112-1435
17Sheff Wed2971210-133
18Birmingham318914-333
19Bolton3161213-1430
20Doncaster317915-1930
21Millwall3161015-2828
22Charlton285914-1524
23Barnsley2941114-2023
24Yeovil295618-2121
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