Barnsley 1-1 Doncaster Rovers

Last updated : 25 November 2018 By Rob Miles

Barnsley's six wins in a row in all competitions came to an end in this South Yorkshire derby as did their six home wins in a row.

Doncaster became the first opponent to open the scoring in the league at Oakwell this season (in the ninth match)

This is the third time in five League One campaigns that Doncaster have been the first opponents to open the scoring at Oakwell - also doing so in 2005-2006 in the fifth game and when they went on to win 2-0 in that game and were the only league defeat Barnsley suffered at home in the regular season, also the previous season (2004-2005) when it occurred in the seventh home game as Rovers won 3-1.

Thankfully defeat did not occur on this occasion as Cauley Woodrow came off the bench to score for the third successive game (all comps)

It extends Barnsley's unbeaten home start in the league to nine matches (their best start since the 2003-2004 when they did not lose a home league game until their 12th outing) and in all competitions to 12 (the best start since 1967-1968 when they went the entire season without losing at Oakwell - all in the league.) The record after 12 home games that season was W8 D4 whereas this season's current run is W7 D5

Overall the Reds are now unbeaten at Oakwell for 16 matches (all comps), W9 D7 their best home run since 2005-2006 when they went 19 without defeat in front of their own supporters.

As mentioned previously Woodrow maintained the Reds unbeaten home record by scoring for the third successive game, the second Barnsley player to do this after Kieffer Moore who netted successively against Rochdale, Scunthorpe and Gillingham.

It was the seventh goal scored by a Barnsley substitute this season.

Dimi Cavaré's little flick put Woodrow into score, his fourth assist of the season.

In three of the four games Cavaré has assisted in he has also been booked including this match.

This was Barnsley's fifth home draw this season (all comps) four of which have been 1-1.

This was the fourth draw in the past six Oakwell meetings between Barnsley and Doncaster, two of which have been 1-1.

Barnsley are though now unbeaten in six home league games against Doncaster (W2 D4) since losing 1-0 in the Championship in March 2010.

Having kept three clean sheets in their first five league games this season, Doncaster have conceded in each of their 14 League One games since (23 goals in total).

In all comps this was the sixth Barnsley match to be goal-less at half time, three of which have produced at least two goals in the second half.

Still no side has enjoyed more ball possession than Barnsley with the Reds enjoying 56% in this game.


Barnsley Team:

1. Adam Davies

12. Dimitri Cavaré

5. Ethan Pinnock

6. Liam Lindsay

23. Dani Pinillos

21. Mike Bähre

8. Cameron McGeehan

27. Alex Mowatt

7. Ryan Hedges

19. Kieffer Moore

20. Brad Potts


25. Cauley Woodrow (for Pinillos 60)

10. George Moncur (for McGeehan 60)

26. Mamadou Thiam (for Potts 80)

Unused Substitutes:

35. Jake Greatorex

28. Ben Williams

29. Victor Adeboyejo

33. Jacob Brown


Doncaster Team:

1. Ian Lawlor, 17. Matty Blair, 2. Niall Mason, 6. Andy Butler, 3. Danny Andrew, 11. Ali Crawford, 8. Ben Whiteman, 15. Herbie Kane, 26. James Coppinger, 9. John Marquis, 19. Alife May


10. Tommy Rowe (for Crawford 69)

7. Mallik Wilks (for May 83)

Unused Substitutes:

13. Marko Marosi, 14. Alfie Beestin, 16. Paul Taylor, 22. Jermaine Anderson, 25. Shane Blaney.

Doncaster manager Grant McCann said:

“I thought we played very well,”

“We’re frustrated that we didn’t get all three.

“The performance typified what we’re about really.

“We wanted to come here and make sure we attacked Barnsley. We didn’t want to sit back. We wanted to make sure we were on the front foot.

“We’re probably unfortunate to come in with a 1-1 really. “It is what it is, we’ll not get too downhearted about it and we’ll move onto the next one.”

“I was a wee bit disappointed at half time. I thought we had some good spells where we got to their final third but we were a little bit loose on our last pass and our finished. “I said to the boys at half time to just concentrate in the final third, whether it’s the last pass, a cross or finish. “They took the message and Herbie has arrived in the box onto a great ball from Copps. “We’re disappointed with the goal we’ve conceded because we’ve worked so hard on defending corners."


Match Reports:

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Sky Bet League One results:

Friday 23rd November 2018:

(9th) Coventry City 1-1 Peterborough United (5th)

                                       Toney 90

Chaplin 90+1

Saturday 24th November 2018:

(23rd) AFC Wimbledon 2-1 Southend United (15th)

                                              Trotter og 11

Oshilaja 45+1

Pinnock 70

(3rd) BARNSLEY 1-1 Doncaster Rovers (8th)

                                    Kane 52

Woodrow 62

(7th) Blackpool 3-0 Burton Albion (14th)

Gnanduillet 46

Thompson 49

Dodoo 57

(24th) Bradford City 2-0 Oxford United (20th)

Ball 25

Payne 28

(6th) Charlton Athletic 3-1 Bristol Rovers (21st)

Ward 10

                                             Martin 30

Aribo 45

Grant 90+4

(19th) Gillingham 1-3 Luton Town (4th)

                                     Shinnie 25

                                     Lee 55

                                     Lee 68

Eaves 72

(22nd) Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Fleetwood Town (13th)

Ladapo 72

Ladapo 81

                                                Madden 84

(16th) Rochdale 1-0 Accrington Stanley (10th)

Henderson 63

(18th) Scunthorpe United 1-2 Portsmouth (1st)

                                                  Naylor 34

                                                  Evans 40

Novak 60

(11th) Walsall 2-2 Sunderland (2nd)

Gordon 46

Ginnelly 52

                              McGeady 62

                              Gooch 89

(12th) Wycombe Wanderers 3-2 Shrewsbury Town (17th)

                                                       Amadi-Holloway 4

El-Abd 11

Jacobson 40

Samuel 71

                                                       Okenabirhie 73


Barnsley lie 3rd in Sky Bet League One with 35 points from 18 games. We are 4 points inside the Play-Offs, 2 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 6 points off First Place and 18 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 25/11/18


Next Up:

On The Road:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Nineteen: Sunderland v Barnsley, Tuesday 27th November 2018. Kick-Off: 7:45pm

At Oakwell:

Checkatrade Trophy Northern Section Second Round: Barnsley v Manchester City Under 21s, Tuesday 4th December 2018. Kick-Off: 7:30pm