Barnsley 2-2 Bolton - Tykes remain in the drop zone

Barnsley 2-2 Bolton
Barnsley 2-2 Bolton
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Super striker Oli McBurnie salvaged Barnsley a point in their relegation scrap with Bolton Wanderers.

It was a real six-pointer at the foot of the table - with a win taking the Reds above the Trotters with a game in hand.

However, it is a case of as you were after a thrilling draw at Oakwell - stretching Barnsley’s worrying slump to just three wins in 28.

The Reds will be disappointed and delighted with a point at the same time.

Gary Gardner opened the scoring for Barnsley, before a crazy end ensued.

Bolton scored twice in three minutes late on, through an Adam Le Fondre penalty and Craig Noone to seemingly steal the points.

But the resilient Reds captured a share of the spoils through McBurnie’s stoppage-time header.

Aston Villa loanee scored for a second successive home game to fire home from the edge of the box after ex-Red Ben Alnwik dropped a corner.

Down the other end Adam Davies made a crucial save to deny Sammy Ameobi.

Just before the break Scottish international McBurnie missed a chance to double the advantage when he fired wide.

After the break skipper Andy Yiadom led by example with a great leap to clear David Weather’s header off the line.

The Reds continued to soak up the pressure, but missed their chances.

Kieffer Moore headed over before George Moncur and McBurnie forced a big double save out of Alnwick.

The Reds conceded a penalty with eight minutes left and Davies was beaten by Le Fondre.

And with the Reds reeling Bolton went ahead through Noone, before McBurnie headed his eighth for the season.