Barns­ley’s grit mines point against Iron

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

BARNS­LEY trailed 2-0, but fought their way back to ex­tend their un­beaten start to the sea­son with this draw against man­ager­less Scun­thorpe United.

“The sec­ond half we saw a very im­por­tant part of our squad,” said Reds head coach Daniel Sten­del. “In a sit­u­a­tion when it’s very dif­fi­cult I saw enough of what the play­ers are about.

“It’s an im­por­tant devel­op­ment from our young team. It’s pos­i­tive to me when I go back to Barns­ley af­ter this game.”

On Fri­day, The Iron had axed man­ager Nick Daws. But they showed no ill ef­fects as they went ahead on nine min­utes, Josh Mor­ris scor­ing past vis­it­ing goal­keeper Adam Davies from the penalty spot af­ter Andy Dales had been bun­dled over by Dim­itri Cavare.

Cameron Burgess got up above the vis­i­tors’ de­fence to head in Ge­orge Thomas’s free-kick and dou­ble their lead on 51 min­utes.

But Barns­ley would re­spond­with two goals in­side nine min­utes to re­store par­ity for Daniel Sten­del’s side.

With an hour on the clock Ki­ef­fer Moore eased a header into the far cor­ner with Cavare pro­vid­ing a su­perb cross.

Full-back Cavare then pulled the Tykes level, bend­ing in a stun­ning ef­fort from 30 yards hav­ing cut in from the left. Alex Mowatt’s ef­fort just rose too high as Barns­ley looked to com­plete their come­back be­fore Scun­thorpe’s Matty Lund was wide of the tar­get af­ter stealth­ily find­ing a way be­yond the vis­i­tors’ back­line.

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