English League One side, Colchester United forced Barnsley to a draw over the weekend.
Colchester United is second to the bottom on the table but was able to hold the Barnsley squad to a surprising draw, especially as the season inches to an end.
Barnsley had hoped to turn around their fortunes especially having had several draws that has limited their climbing up the league table. They defeated Port Vale by a lone goal late last month before their eventual loss to Chesterfield. The team came back after the loss to claim a 2-1 victory over Oldham Athletic. Then their string of draws started. They played the first against Burton Albion which ended as a goal less encounter. The draws were paused by a slim victory over Peterborough U., the draws continued with Sheffield Wednesday then the one Colchester United pulled even as Barnsley hoped to climb over Bradford to fifth place as the season ended.
Colchester United drew level eight minutes into added time to prevent play-off-chasing Barnsley going into the season’s final day two points above rivals Scunthorpe. Barnsley – who could have secured a top-six spot with a win had Scunthorpe also not beaten Port Vale – are now only above the Iron on goal difference.
Relegated Colchester led at half-time through George Moncur in the 42nd minute before Ashley Fletcher’s second-half brace in the 57th and 80th minute, but Tom Lapslie’s late header denied the Tykes a third win in five games. Barnsley go to promoted Wigan on 8th May and will need to at least match seventh-placed Scunthorpe’s result at Sheffield United if they are to reach the play-offs. Barnsley held 54 percent of the ball possession in the keenly contested match and had 16 goals with half being on target. Colchester had just three on target but had more fouls during the game.