Barnsley drew 0-0 at fellow strugglers Peterborough United in a dull game interrupted by a floodlight failure which left them eight points adrift of safety.
The match stopped after 80 minutes due to a floodlight failure apparently caused by a local power outage due to strong winds. The game re-started 17 minutes later.
It was a game of few chances, but third-bottom Peterborough had most of the ball and the better opportunities overall.
Barnsley appeared content to sit deep, defend for most of the game and counter-attack, as they were restricted to long-range efforts against the club with the worst defensive record in English professional football.
The Reds remain second-bottom and have collected 12 points from their first 20 games, with two wins.
New head coach Poya Asbaghi made four changes from the side that lost 2-0 at home to Swansea City in his first game on Wednesday. Mads Andersen and Liam Kitching returned from illness and injury respectively while Claudio Gomes and Carlton Morris also started. Dropping out were Jasper Moon, Romal Palmer, Dominik Frieser and the injured Callum Brittain. Aaron Leya Iseka was left out with illness.
Barnsley reverted to 3-4-3 having used a back four in the previous two games. Jordan Williams was at right wing-back with Callum Styles on the left.
The home side dominated the ball in the first half and found it easy to break through midfield at times. But neither side created clear-cut opportunities.
Devante Cole shot wide from outside the box after a nice touch by Cauley Woodrow then, at the other end, Kai Corbett's tame shot from the left of the box was easily caught by Brad Collins after a cross was half-cleared.
Woodrow had Barnsley's first shot on target on 22 minutes from 25 yards and David Cornell got down to his left to save it then Cornell pushed away a cross by Morris and saw another long-range Woodrow effort go well wide.
At the other end, Jonson Clarke-Harris' shot from the right of the box whistled just wide of the left box after Barnsley were opened up.
Michal Helik headed a Josh Benson free-kick well over the bar from 12 yards out.
After the break, Peterborough saw a series of corners cleared then, at the other end, Morris shot wide from 25 yards after a powerful run down the left wing.
Clarke-Harris came close again on 56 minutes when he was played clean through on the left of the box but Collins rushed out to make a fine one-on-one block. At the other end, Styles fired over the bar from 25 yards out.
Asbaghi then brought Victor Adeboyejo and Palmer on for Benson and Cole.
The match was fizzling out before the floodlight failure then re-started with some chances as home substitute Joel Randall blazed over ten yards out on the right when he should have scored before Woodrow had an effort from a tight angle on the right turned behind.
In injury-time, a powerful Morris shot was well-saved by Cornell.
Peterborough (4-4-2): Cornell; Thompson, Edwards, Knight, Butler; Burrows (Randall 72mins), Taylor, Coventry (Norburn 57, Corbett (Szmodics 57); Dembele, Clarke-Harris
Subs: Blackmore, Beevers, Grant, Tomlinson,.
Yellow cards: Butler, Coventry, Norburn.
Barnsley (3-4-3): Collins; Andersen, Helik, Kitching; J Williams (Hondermarck 86mins), Benson (Palmer 68), Gomes, Styles; Morris, Woodrow, Cole (Adeboyejo 68).
Unused: Walton, Moon, Adeboyejo, Vita, Frieser, Hondermarck, Palmer.
Yellow cards: Andersen, Gomes.
  • 3:03pm
    Three at the back for Barnsley with Kitching joining Andersen and Helik. Jordan Williams right wing back and Callum Styles on the left
  • 3:06pm
    Peterborough are using a 4-4-2 today
  • 3:06pm
    Very little has happened in the opening five minutes with both keeps edging their way into the game in windy conditions
  • 3:09pm
    Peterborough are having plenty of the ball at the back, passing from centre back to centre back but struggling to then pass through Barnsley or they try long balls which are off target
  • 3:11pm
    Ten minutes in. Nothing of note has happened. The hosts have had plenty of the ball but most of it deep in their half. They are starting to venture a bit further up though. Barnsley mainly defending at the moment. 0-0
  • 3:14pm
    12 First shot of the game. Woodrow cushions a Williams pass nicely to Cole who bursts infield from the right wing and shoots from about 22 yards but appears to slightly slip and the shot is dragged well wide
  • 3:17pm
    15 First shot on target of the game. Kai Corbett's weak effort on the left of the box is easily gathered by Collins. The visitors will be frustrated that they allowed the ball to drop in their box after a cross was half cleared
  • 3:21pm
    Posh finding it very easy to pass through the Reds midfield at times, which is concerning.
  • 3:23pm
    22 Barnsley's first shot on target. Woodrow takes aim from 25 yards and Cornell gets down to his left to save.
  • 3:24pm
    Now Cornell comes to claim a Morris cross from the left and pushes it away
  • 3:25pm
    23 Now Posh close. Jonson Clarke Harris free down the right of box and shoots across the face of goal and just wide.
  • 3:26pm
    24 Williams breaks down right and squares to Woodrow who shoots wide from 25 yards when he could have passed again to Morris
  • 3:27pm
    Break in game with Styles down injured
  • 3:30pm
    Dan Butler the first name in the book for dragging down Cole
  • 3:31pm
    29 Benson's left wing free-kick headed well over by Helik
  • 3:36pm
    Barnsley are still happy to sit off their hosts and defend. They had a decent spell of counter attacks midway through the half but it's gone a bit stale now
  • 3:37pm
    35 Free-kick by Clarke Harris from about 30 yards out on the right goes a couple of yards wide of the left post
  • 3:38pm
    Oh no. Carlton Morris goes down holding his knee. Looks in real pain. Hopefully just a whack. Getting treatment now.
  • 3:39pm
    Morris up and carrying on. That's a relief.
  • 3:41pm
    39 Harrison Burrows' left wing free-kick is headed clear by Helik
  • 3:42pm
    41 Benson's right-wing corner goes through everyone
  • 3:43pm
    A cagey game between two struggling sides. Peterborough have dominated the ball but without cutting edge. Barnsley restricted to a few long range shots.
  • 3:45pm
    Break in play with Peterborough captain Nathan Thompson down injured. There have been a few of these so expect several added minutes
  • 3:48pm
    Four added minutes
  • 3:50pm
    45+2 Posh free-kick on the right taken by Conor Coventry. It is cleared by Helik
  • 3:51pm
    HALF-TIME: Peterborough 0, Barnsley 0. A poor game between two struggling teams. The hosts have had the majority of possession and just about the better chances but not a great deal has happened.
  • 4:06pm
  • 4:09pm
    48 Helik heads a right wing corner behind for another
  • 4:10pm
    49 The second corner is cleared. The hosts have started this half on top
  • 4:13pm
    52 Another Posh corner on the left. Taken short cross is sliced high and punched by Collins, Williams tackles Dembele on the left edge of box and a goal kick is given
  • 4:15pm
    53 Carlton Morris runs about 30 yards with the ball down the left, cuts inside and shoots wide of the right post. He's been bright today
  • 4:15pm
    Brad Collins down getting treatment for a leg injury
  • 4:19pm
    56 Decent chance for the hosts. Jonson Clarke Harris is played clean through on goal in the box but Collins comes out blocks. By the time the striker reached the ball, the keeper was almost on him and had little option but to shoot against him. He's had the two big chances
  • 4:24pm
    63 Styles shoots from about 25 yards about a foot over the bar
  • 4:25pm
    Looks like Victor Adeboyejo is coming on
  • 4:29pm
    Victor Adeboyejo and Romal Palmer come on for Josh Benson and Devante Cole
  • 4:32pm
    This second half has been very uneventful, other than for one big Posh chance which brought a good Collins save.
  • 4:32pm
    The Reds look happy to defend in a back five and wait for chances to break.
  • 4:37pm
    76 Posh corner on the right. It's a really poor scuffed Butler cross which is cleared then the shot is well over from 25 yards
  • 4:39pm
    Mads Andersen the first name in the book for cynically dragging back a home player
  • 4:40pm
    79 Clarke-Harris's 30 yard free-kick hits the wall
  • 4:42pm
    Powercut here
  • 4:44pm
    Floodlight failure. Game has been stopped
  • 4:45pm
    A 20 minute delay announced over loudspeaker
  • 4:57pm
    Game has re-started now
  • 4:58pm
    81 Big chance for Peterborough. Randall blazes over on the right box
  • 4:58pm
    82 Woodrow shot from right of box turned behind for corner from which a foul is given against Barnsley
  • 5:00pm
    Claudio Gomes booked for taking down an attacker on the break
  • 5:03pm
    Jordan Williams can barely walk here. He's hobbling really badly and has gone up front. Morris right wing-back.
  • 5:03pm
    Now ball goes out and the Reds will make a sub
  • 5:04pm
    Hondermarck to replace Williams
  • 5:07pm
    Four added minutes
  • 5:07pm
    90+1 Morris shoots from the right of the box and goalkeeper Cornell makes a decent save. Cleared for corner which goes over everyone
  • 5:10pm
    90+3 Posh corner on the left. It drops in the box for Butler whose shot is deflected high onto the roof of the net.
  • 5:10pm
    90+4 Posh corner on left is cleared
  • 5:11pm
    FULL-TIME: Peterborough United 0, Barnsley 0. A dull match interrupted by a floodlight failure.