Despite fielding a very strong line-up The Reds reserves twice let a two goal lead slip to draw 3-3 with local rivals Rotherham United at Oakwell.
The 11 fielded by Barnsley have amassed over 400 first team appearances between them and were 2-0 goals to the good after an hour. Captain Paul Reid and Grant McCann grabbing goals before Marc Newsham made it 2-1. The Reds regained their two goal advantage on 70 minutes when Miguel Mostto lashed home but Rotherham staged a remarkable fight back.
Ian Ross made it 3-2 before Simon Harrison tucked home a late penalty.
BARNSLEY: Letheren, Hassell, Kozluk, Reid, Meynell, Johnson, Ricketts, Togwell, Odejayi, Mostto, McCann.
Subs: Free, Coulson, Butterfield, McGrory, Jennings.
ROTHERHAM UNITED: Oxley, Tonge, Hurst, Harrison, King, Haggerty, Todd, Ross, Newsham, Cahill, Duncum.
Subs: Green, Yates, Hirst, Lodge, Liversedge.