By Dan Long
Last Updated: 15/03/19 9:53pm
Barnsley missed the chance to cut Luton’s lead at the top of League One to just two points as they were held to a 0-0 draw by local rivals Doncaster at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Grant McCann’s Rovers flew out of the blocks as they looked to strengthen their own play-off aspirations, but on two separate occasions they were denied the winner by visiting goalkeeper Adam Davies.
The second half lacked the intensity of the first, but though the Tykes – backed by over 3,500 travelling fans – heeded boss Daniel Stendel’s instructions to press higher, they were forced to settle for a point keeping their six successive clean sheet in the process.
A point boosts Doncaster’s lead over seventh-placed Peterborough, while Barnsley will look to close the gap on the Hatters next Saturday afternoon, in a game live on Sky Sports Football at 12pm.
Doncaster face a tough test next Saturday when they face League One leaders Luton at Kenilworth Road, while Barnsley travel to Walsall earlier in the day, in a game live on Sky Sports Football. Kick-off at the Banks’s Stadium is at 12pm.