Stuttering Barnsley rescued themselves a point thanks to Luke Berry’s 94th-minute leveller against 10-man Peterborough at Oakwell.
Berry powered home a header from Conor Hourihane’s corner-kick seconds before the end to salvage a share of the spoils from what had been a largely uninspiring display.
The Reds are now without a win in their last eight Sky Bet League One fixtures.
It proved to be a disastrous opening spell in his first Football League start for the Reds’ teenage defender Jack Cowgill.
Attempting to meet and clear Michael Bostwick’s hopeful punt forward in the 15th minute, Cowgill totally missed his kick, allowing Conor Washington to pounce on the loose ball before lashing home his 11th goal of the season past Adam Davies from 10 yards.
Another mis-timed attempt at a challenge from Cowgill then allowed Harry Anderson in with a clear sight of goal, but Davies charged out of his goal to save well.
As the Reds continued to struggle Davies again saved impressively from Kgosi Ntlhe, before the hosts finally rallied somewhat with Milan Lalkovic and Luke Berry going close.
Just before the break Hourihane amazingly missed in front of an open goal after he had latched on to Lewin Nyatanga’s hopeful ball forward. That summed up Barnsley’s miserable first period.
It got better straight after the restart as the Reds were inches away from levelling matters. Josh Scowen expertly tee’d up Hourihane, but the Reds’ leading scorer side-footed narrowly over the top.
Lone striker Sam Winnall then headed into the side-netting from an in-swinging Hourihane free-kick.
Posh were reduced to 10 men in the 75th minute when ref Sebastian Stockbridge dished out a second yellow card to Ntlhe following another foul, but the hosts struggled to truly capitalise.
Only Scowen came close to notching a late Barnsley equaliser before Berry struck with his last-gasp effort.