Battling Tykes keep out Lions

Josh McQuoid had the best chance as Millwall endured a frustrating afternoon at The Den as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Barnsley.

Last Updated: 27/08/11 at 17:12

McQuoid: Missed a great chance

McQuoid: Missed a great chance

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Lions dominated the possession from the off in Saturday's Championship clash and their best chance came with 15 minutes gone when McQuoid somehow managed to fire wide from two yards out.

Jimmy Abdou also had a shot saved by Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele and in the second half Paul Robinson just failed to get a telling touch on Hameur Bouazza's free-kick.

Barnsley lacked any real ambition but managed to hold on for a point to build on their first win of the season at Reading last weekend.

Millwall made a good start and James Henry's corner found Darius Henderson but his header was saved by Steele.

With 15 minutes gone the Lions should have gone in front when Henderson fired across goal from Bouazza's knock down and the onrushing McQuoid put the ball wide with the goal gaping.

The home side continued to press forward but Barnsley were restricting them to long range efforts and Bouazza fired wide from 35 yards before Tamika Mkandawire tried his luck from 30 yards, but Steele was untroubled.

Barnsley were putting men behind the ball and Millwall struggled to break them down with McQuoid having a hopeful shot blocked by Rob Edwards.

Seven minutes before half-time they did get through when Abdou broke clear but his shot was superbly parried away by Steele.

Barnsley began to show a little bit more adventure at the start of the second half and it almost paid dividends when the ball broke to Daniel Drinkwater but his shot from the edge of the box was blocked by Mkandawire.

That let-off woke Millwall up and Henry ran at the Barnsley defence before letting fly with an effort from 25 yards which dipped just over the bar.

Millwall once again began to probe in search of an opener, but just as in the first half, Barnsley closed ranks and got men behind the ball to stop the home side playing.

Just after the hour mark Bouazza whipped in a free-kick and in a goalmouth scramble Henderson saw a shot saved by Steele but the visitors managed to survive.

The Lions could have been forgiven for thinking it was not going to be their day with 15 minutes remaining when a superb free-kick from Bouazza left Steele rooted to the spot and Robinson failed to get a crucial touch on the ball.

Moments later substitute John Marquis had a shot deflected wide as the Lions turned up the heat on the Barnsley defence, but they were unable to find a way through.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Monday, 25 May 2015
15:00
M'boro 0-2 Norwich Report
Saturday, 16 May 2015
12:15
Norwich 3-1 Ipswich Report
Friday, 15 May 2015
19:45
M'boro 3-0 Brentford Report
Saturday, 09 May 2015
12:15
Ipswich 1-1 Norwich Report
Friday, 08 May 2015
19:45
Brentford 1-2 M'boro Report
Saturday, 02 May 2015
12:15
Blackburn 3-2 Ipswich Report
Bolton 0-1 Birm'ham Report
Brentford 3-0 Wigan Report
Charlton 0-3 B'mouth Report
Derby 0-3 Reading Report

Footer 365

Rafa Benitez named new coach of Real Madrid

Rafa Benitez has been confirmed as the new coach of Real Madrid on a three-year contract.

Mourinho 'not interested' in Griezmann

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has ruled out making a move for Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann this summer.

United fail with Varane and Bale bids

Manchester United have failed with a €150million bid for Raphael Varane and Gareth Bale but want Atletico Madrid's Joao Miranda, claim reports.

Mail Box

Celebrate Good Times, But Hard Work Starts Now

The Mailbox is joyous over the impending departure of Sepp Blatter, but offers a reminder that problems remain. Plus title winners, CL play-offs and Nigel Adkins...

Liverpool 2015 Feels Like Liverpool 2011...

One Mailer says Benteke = Carroll, Bellamy = Milner and Clyne = Downing. Plus we have U21 Euro impatience, farewell Rio, Rafa Benitez, Milner, FIFA and title play-offs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company