The Reds battle back from two goals behind to keep their unbeaten record intact in North Lincolnshire.
Two goals in eight second half minutes courtesy of Kieffer Moore’s fourth of the season and a Dimitri Cavaré stunner saw Daniel Stendel’s side leave Glanford Park with a point.
Making one change from the midweek win at Rochdale, George Moncur came into the starting XI in place of the departed Tom Bradshaw. The managerless hosts were the ones to take the lead though, as Cavaré brought down Andy Dales in the area, allowing the hosts to open the scoring from the spot courtesy of a well-placed penalty from Josh Morris.
The tone had been set for the half early on, through bookings for Dimitri Cavaré, Liam Lindsay, Kenny Dougall and the goal-scoring Morris. The game was scrappy, plenty of long aerial balls for the South Yorkshire defence to contend with and very little football on show. The battle was being won by the hosts early on though, limiting Daniel Stendel’s side to half-chances.
Moncur and Moore went close, but the clock edged ever closer towards the half-time whistle and when it went, the Iron had the lead.
HALF TIME: Scunthorpe 1-0 Barnsley
No changes at the start of the second half from either side, but there was in the scoreline. Scunthorpe started brightly and were awarded a free-kick on the wing. The resulting ball was flicked into the far corner via the head of Cameron Burgess and the hosts had two-goal lead.
Ushering instructions from the touchline, it was now a case of every man forward from Daniel Stendel. A route back into the match did arrive via the head of Moore. A superb run down the wing from Cavaré resulted in a cross that was just as good, for the Reds’ top scorer to head into the net and reduce the deficit.
That goal meant changes, and they had an instant impact in search of a second. Jacob Brown and Victor Adeboyejo entered the fray just in time to see Dimitri Cavaré’s 20-yard wonder strike nestle in the top right corner, sending the 2,300 visiting fans behind the goal into raptures!
The Reds continued to push forward in search of what would have been a much-deserved winner, dominating the final moments. Moore, Moncur and Mowatt all came close to scoring, but were ultimately denied through numerous counts of committed defending.
FULL TIME: Scunthorpe 2-2 Barnsley
Reds XI: Davies (GK) (c), Cavare, Lindsay, Pinnock, Pinilios, Potts, Dougall, Mowatt, Thiam, Moncur, Moore.
Subs: Walton, Jackson, Bird, McGeehan, B. Williams, Adeboyejo, Brown.
Scunthorpe XI: Watson (GK), Clarke, Ojo, Lund, Morris, Dales, Perch, Novak, Thomas, Burgess, McCardle (c).
Subs: Flatt (GK), Borthwick-Jackson, Horsfield, Goode, Olomola, Wootton, Colclough.
Att: 5,579 (2,300 Reds)