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Scunthorpe United 2-2 Barnsley

Barnsley fought back from two goals down to preserve their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-2 draw at managerless Scunthorpe.

The Iron - who sacked boss Nick Daws on Friday - drew first blood from the spot in the ninth minute, with Josh Morris stroking the ball inside keeper Adam Davies' left-hand post after Andy Dales had been bundled over by Dimitri Cavare in the box.

In a first-half low on quality and goalmouth action, neither side was able to grab the game by the scruff of the neck.

Six minutes after the break, the home side looked to have done just that when Cameron Burgess rose highest in a packed penalty area to meet George Thomas' inviting free-kick and double their lead.

But Barnsley came roaring back, with two goals in the space of nine minutes dragging the visitors back onto level terms.

Kieffer Moore got the ball rolling with an hour gone, glancing a header into the far corner following Cavare's excellent cross.

And having been provider for the Tykes' first of the afternoon, Guadeloupe full-back Cavare turned scorer for the equaliser, curling home a stunning strike from 30 yards after cutting in from the left.

Both sides had chances to win it - Alex Mowatt driving over from range for the visitors before Scunthorpe's Matty Lund fired wide after getting in behind the defence - but a point was a fair result.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Scunthorpe

  • 13WatsonSubstituted forFlattat 75'minutes
  • 2Clarke
  • 23McArdle
  • 21Burgess
  • 14Perch
  • 6Ojo
  • 7Lund
  • 12Dales
  • 18ThomasSubstituted forColcloughat 62'minutes
  • 11MorrisBooked at 27minsSubstituted forHorsfieldat 70'minutes
  • 17Novak

Substitutes

  • 3Borthwick-Jackson
  • 8Horsfield
  • 20Goode
  • 24Olomola
  • 27Flatt
  • 29Wootton
  • 49Colclough

Barnsley

  • 1Davies
  • 12CavaréBooked at 9mins
  • 5Pinnock
  • 6LindsayBooked at 15mins
  • 23PinillosSubstituted forAdeboyejoat 63'minutes
  • 20Potts
  • 4DougallBooked at 18mins
  • 27Mowatt
  • 10MoncurSubstituted forMcGeehanat 90+2'minutes
  • 26ThiamSubstituted forBrownat 63'minutes
  • 19Moore

Substitutes

  • 8McGeehan
  • 13Walton
  • 14Bird
  • 18Jackson
  • 28Williams
  • 29Adeboyejo
  • 33Brown
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
5,579

Match Stats

Home TeamScunthorpeAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home8
Away28
Shots on Target
Home2
Away11
Corners
Home0
Away11
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Barnsley 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Scunthorpe United 2, Barnsley 2.

Attempt saved. Jacob Brown (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jonathan Flatt.

Attempt blocked. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Ethan Pinnock (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United).

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Cameron McGeehan replaces George Moncur.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Jordan Clarke.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Attempt blocked. Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Matthew Lund (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a fast break.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Barnsley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jacob Brown (Barnsley).

Andy Dales (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Cameron Burgess.

Attempt missed. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. George Moncur (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Jonathan Flatt replaces Rory Watson because of an injury.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Rory Watson.

Attempt saved. Kieffer Moore (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. George Moncur (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. James Horsfield replaces Josh Morris.

Goal!

Goal! Scunthorpe United 2, Barnsley 2. Dimitri Kevin Cavaré (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United) left footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).

Ryan Colclough (Scunthorpe United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Lee Novak (Scunthorpe United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Jacob Brown replaces Mamadou Thiam.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Victor Adeboyejo replaces Daniel Pinillos.

Substitution

Substitution, Scunthorpe United. Ryan Colclough replaces George Thomas.

Attempt blocked. Ethan Pinnock (Barnsley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Attempt missed. Brad Potts (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Kenneth Dougall (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cameron Burgess (Scunthorpe United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough55001541115
2Sunderland5410124813
3Portsmouth541093613
4Walsall5410105513
5Barnsley53201221011
6Fleetwood52219368
7Doncaster52216338
8Accrington52217708
9Gillingham52128807
10Luton52127707
11Southend52126607
12Blackpool51314316
13Bradford520336-36
14Charlton512245-15
15Wimbledon512235-25
16Coventry512235-25
17Wycombe512247-35
18Scunthorpe5122512-75
19Rochdale5113613-74
20Bristol Rovers510458-33
21Burton510449-53
22Oxford Utd5104614-83
23Shrewsbury502336-32
24Plymouth5023410-62
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