Fleetwood Town 0-0 Barnsley F

Adam Davies saves with his legs from Jamie Proctor.
Adam Davies saves with his legs from Jamie Proctor.
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Barnsley carved out a draw at Fleetwood tonight, to bring an element of stability to their early season.

The Reds had won two, lost two and drawn two before tonight’s cross-Pennines encounter.

Kane Hemmings battles his way past Srephen Jordan.

Kane Hemmings battles his way past Srephen Jordan.

But the trip secured a hard-fought point ahead of the weekend’s trip to Port Vale.

Manager Danny Wilson made two changes following Saturday’s 5-3 home reverse against MK Dons.

Jean Yves M’voto returned to partner Lewin Nyatanga at the heart of the defence, while Devante Cole got the nod up front to join Kane Hemmings.

Martin Cranie stepped up to a central midfield role as Brad Abbott and Leroy Lita were dropped to the bench.

Centre-back Stephen Jordan was missing for Fleetwood.

The Lancashire side had the first chance on goal, Matty Blair shooting from the right side of the box.

Gareth Evans then put another one wide for Town, who appeared to be the more likely to score.

Stephen Dobbie skied an effort, but the danger was there to see for the 846 travelling Yorkshire contingent.

However, Dale Jennings kept goalie Chris Maxwell on this toes with an effort on 32 minutes.

And Conor Hourihane was a thorn in Town’s side before the half time whistle.

Steven Schumacher briefly threatened Davies’ goal in the second half, but then came a more precise effort...from the Reds.

Jennings, the 21-year-old midfielder, smashed the ball against the right post with an effort from outside the box.

The same player had another attempt, as did Cole - while Mvoto also looked like he could break the deadlock in Barnsley’s favour.

Hemmings forced a save, but fans were wondering whether this game had 0-0 all over it.

Lita, coming on for Kane Hemmings) tried to dispel that theory but missed to the right.

Then on 92 minutes he wellied the ball well over the bar.

Fleetwood (4-3-1-2): Maxwell; McLaughlin, Pond, Crainey; Blair, Schumacher, Morris; Evans; Dobbie, Proctor.

Subs: Davies, Murdoch, Roberts, Sarcevic, Hogan, Hughes, Ball.

Barnsley (4-4-2): Davies; Brown, M’voto, Nyatanga, Dudgeon; Berry, Cranie, Hourihane, Jennings; Cole, Hemmings.

Subs: Winnall, Digby, Abbott, Noble-Lazarus, Bree, Lita, Dibble.

Referee: Darren Bond (Burscough)

Attendance: 3,535