Scunthorpe United 2-2 Barnsley

Barnsley's record breaking run of not conceding a goal at the start of a season has finally ended, including stoppage times, The Reds had gone 400 minutes without conceding before Josh Morris' ninth minute penalty finally saw Adam Davies beaten.

A fine comeback in the last half an hour however saw Barnsley rescue a point and maintain their unbeaten start - it is the first time they have remained unbeaten in their first five league games of a season since 2003-2004 when they did not lose until the seventh match.

It is the first time they have avoided defeat in their first three away league games since 2014-2015 when they did not lose until their fifth away match - ironically in both 2003-2004 and 2014-2015 the respective unbeaten runs were ended by Port Vale.

Daniel Stendel (W3 D2) is the first Barnsley manager to remain unbeaten in his first five league games since Lee Johnson who went seven without defeat at the start of his reign (W4 D3)

The first league goal Barnsley have conceded this season is from the penalty spot, the first time this has happened since 2010-2011 against QPR.

You have to go back to April 2017 for the last time a Barnsley opponent missed a penalty - Jota for Brentford. Each of the last five penalties conceded have been scored, four past Davies and one past Nick Townsend.

Barnsley were behind at half time in a League One match for the first time since 30th April 2016 v Colchester. It is the first time away from home at this level since the 27th February 2016 at Crewe.

This was the first time Barnsley have fallen two goals behind at this level since the 12th March 2016 against Southend, and the first time on the road since the 24th November 2015 at Peterborough.

At any level this was the first time Barnsley have come back from two goals behind to avoid defeat since the opening day of the 2009-2010 season when they came from 2-0 down to draw at Hillsborough.

Barnsley have scored at least twice in four of their five league matches to give them a haul of 12, only league leaders Peterborough (15) have scored more.

It was an eventful game for Dimitri Cavare who bounced back from conceding the penalty that gave Scunthorpe the lead to set up Kieffer Moore's header to half the deficient and then curling home the equaliser himself. He is the second player in a week to both score and assist after Moore did so at Rochdale.

Barnsley picked up three first half bookings, the first time this has happened since January against Fulham.

For the second game in a row the opposition were forced to replace their goalkeeper, on this occasion Scunthorpe's Rory Watson was forced off with 15 minutes to go with a suspected broken arm.

Barnsley had 60% possession in the game, their highest amount since enjoying 61% at Cardiff in March.

The Reds rattled in 25 shots on goal, their most on the road since September 2016 in a 4-0 win at Wolves - it means they have had 48 shots in their last two matches combined.

At Glanford Park 10 hit the target, the most on the road since that Wolves victory, also 10.

The Reds restricted their hosts to just two efforts on target, meaning that in total Barnsley have conceded only three shots on target away from home this season (0 at Bradford, 1 at Rochdale, 2 at Scunthorpe) both of Scunthorpe's efforts on target resulted in goals.

Barnsley also won 11 corners, their most in a game since the first home match of the season last year (v Ipswich, also 11)

Scunthorpe did not manage to win a single corner, the first time this has happened since Burton visited Oakwell in February.

 

Barnsley Team:

Adam Davies

Dimitri Cavare

Liam Lindsay

Ethan Pinnock

Dani Pinillos

Brad Potts

Kenny Dougall

Alex Mowatt

George Moncur

Mamadou Thiam

Kieffer Moore

Substitutes

Victor Adeboyejo (for Pinillos 63)

Jacob Brown (for Thiam 63)

Cameron McGeehan (for Moncur 90+2)

Unused Substitutes:

Jack Walton, Jared Bird, Adam Jackson, Ben Williams.

 

Scunthorpe Team:

Rory Watson, Jordan Clarke, Funso Ojo, Matthew Lund, Josh Morris, Andy Dales, James Perch, Lee Novak, George Thomas, Cameron Burgess, Rory McArdle.

Substitutions:

Ryan Colclough (for Thomas 62)

James Horsfield (for Morris 70)

Jon Flatt (for Watson 75)

Unused Substitutes:

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Charlie Goode, Olufela Olomola, Kyle Wooton.

Scunthorpe caretaker manager Andy Dawson said:

“The lads hit it head on, believed in themselves and I’m really pleased with them. I felt in the first 60 minutes we were absolutely excellent. We pressed and were aggressive both in and out of possession. We looked like scoring and were strong as a group.

“Them getting back to 2-2 was difficult, especially with what the lads have been through over the last week. What happened at Sunderland and against Fleetwood will have been in their memories, but they had to fight through it, be resilient and strong. They stuck together to a man to keep us in the game.

“In the end, we ground through it and Lundy (Matthew Lund) had a great opportunity to nick it. We’re pleased overall. If the lads go out, give 110 per cent and get sweat on their shirts that’s all you can ask for.

“There were loads of positives and the pleasing thing is the lads will understand they’re ‘back’ in this league, and ‘back’ in the hunt to keep progressing themselves and be better.”

 

Match Reports:

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SkyBet League One results:

Saturday 18th August 2018:

(15th) AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Sunderland (2nd)

Pigott 9

                                                Cattermole 66

                                                Cattermole 83

(12th) Blackpool 1-1 Accrington Stanley (8th)

Delfouneso 66

                                     Hughes 90+3

(13th) Bradford City 1-2 Wycombe Wanderers (17th)

                                          Mackail-Smith 28

                                          Morris 52

Colville 90+1

(20th) Bristol Rovers 0-1 Southend United (11th)

                                            Hopper 40

(14th) Charlton Athletic 0-0 Fleetwood Town (6th)

                                                   

(7th) Doncaster Rovers 0-0 Portsmouth (3rd)

 

(9th) Gillingham 1-1 Coventry City (16th)

                                   Clarke-Harris 46

List 70

(10th) Luton Town 3-2 Shrewsbury Town (23rd)

                                       Whalley pen 23

Grant 51

                                      Angol 66

Stacey 73

Lee 76

(24th) Plymouth Argyle 1-5 Peterborough United (1st)

                                               Godden 8

                                               Dembele 11

                                               Cummings 48

                                               Cummings pen 54

Edwards 90+1

                                               Godden 90+4

(19th) Rochdale 1-2 Walsall (4th)

                                   Ginnelly 32

                                   Ismail 77

Camps 79

(18th) Scunthorpe United 2-2 BARNSLEY (5th)

Morris pen 9

Burgess 51

                                                   Moore 59

                                                   Cavare 69

 

Barnsley lie in 5th place in Sky Bet League One with 11 points from 5 games.

We are 3 points inside the Play-Offs, 2 points off the Automatic Promotion Places, 4 points off First place and 8 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 26/08/18

 

Next Up:

At Oakwell:

Sky Bet League One Matchday Six: Barnsley v Gillingham, Saturday 1st September 2018. Kick-Off: 3pm

On The Road:

Football League Trophy: Oldham Athletic v Barnsley, Tuesday 4th September 2018. Kick-Off: 7:30pm