Barnsley’s grit mines point against Iron
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.