Cauley Woodrow’s injury-time strike earned Barnsley a draw in a pulsating game against Derby at Oakwell.

The Tykes looked to be heading for a third consecutive Championship defeat despite taking an early lead through Aapo Halme’s header.

But after the Rams went 2-1 before half time, Woodrow diverted in Conor Chaplin’s strike to secure a point.

Chris Martin’s close-range finish had levelled the scores in a frantic start before Tom Huddlestone’s penalty put them ahead.

Tom Lawrence, recalled to the starting line-up after the Welsh winger and Mason Bennett were charged with drink driving following a car crash last week, won the spot kick which the former Tottenham midfielder converted.

However, Woodrow struck in the 94th minute to stop the Rams making it back-to-back wins, getting the final touch as the ball fizzed across goal following a short corner.

The Tykes remain third from bottom with just one league this season but will be buoyed a spirited display against a Rams side who have now drawn six of their 10 league games.

Woodrow’s late heroics made amends for a dreadful early miss, the striker somehow mis-kicking when well placed.

But the wayward finish was soon forgotten as Halme got on the end of Alex Mowatt’s delightful inswinging free-kick to head home from close range.

Woodrow was then unfortunate to see his goalbound header blocked before Derby got on top.

Lawrence smashed a shot high and wide and team-mate Curtis Davies wastefully sent a diving header wide from six yards.

Martin then levelled – his third goal in three games – smashing the ball home thanks to a combination of neat build-up play and defensive hesitation.

Lawrence’s trickery then lured Mads Andersen into a foul and Huddlestone converted the resulting spot-kick before limping off with a hamstring injury.,

Both sides continued to create opportunities after the break, with Lawrence twice going close to sealing the win before late home pressure was rewarded by Woodrow’s leveller.

Derby County boss Phillip Cocu:

“We were not effective enough in front of goal. We had some good opportunities to finish the game.

“They were a danger from set-pieces from free-kicks and corners and they scored twice. It is an important part of football and it is something we definitely have to improve.”

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 40Collins
  • 2WilliamsSubstituted forThomasat 68′minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 6AndersenSubstituted forStylesat 74′minutes
  • 24Halme
  • 3Williams
  • 21SibbickBooked at 74mins
  • 27Mowatt
  • 7BrownSubstituted forWilksat 74′minutes
  • 10Bähre
  • 11Chaplin
  • 9Woodrow

Substitutes

  • 13Walton
  • 15Green
  • 16Thomas
  • 19Schmidt
  • 20Styles
  • 23Pinillos
  • 36Wilks

Derby

  • 21Roos
  • 37Bogle
  • 5Bielik
  • 33Davies
  • 25Lowe
  • 44HuddlestoneSubstituted forClarkeat 45+1′minutes
  • 23HolmesSubstituted forBennettat 89′minutes
  • 9Waghorn
  • 7Paterson
  • 10Lawrence
  • 19MartinSubstituted forKnightat 79′minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Dowell
  • 11Jozefzoon
  • 12Hamer
  • 16Clarke
  • 20Bennett
  • 38Knight
  • 46Malone
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
13,634

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home22
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 2, Derby County 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Derby County 2.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 2, Derby County 2. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Thomas following a corner.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Krystian Bielik.

Foul by Jayden Bogle (Derby County).

Mallik Wilks (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Martyn Waghorn (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mason Bennett with a headed pass.

Tom Lawrence (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Toby Sibbick (Barnsley).

Attempt blocked. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Styles.

Foul by Martyn Waghorn (Derby County).

Ben Williams (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mason Bennett (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Mason Bennett replaces Duane Holmes.

Booking

Luke Thomas (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jamie Paterson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Thomas (Barnsley).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Tom Lawrence.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Kelle Roos.

Attempt saved. Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Duane Holmes (Derby County).

Callum Styles (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Luke Thomas (Barnsley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum Styles with a headed pass.

Foul by Krystian Bielik (Derby County).

Alex Mowatt (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Lawrence (Derby County).

Aapo Halme (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Krystian Bielik (Derby County).

Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Derby County. Jason Knight replaces Chris Martin.

Jayden Bogle (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mallik Wilks (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Tom Lawrence (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chris Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Mallik Wilks replaces Jacob Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Callum Styles replaces Mads Andersen.

Booking

Toby Sibbick (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jayden Bogle (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Toby Sibbick (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Duane Holmes (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.