Barnsley showed real character to come from behind twice in a 2-2 draw at high-flying Ipswich Town and gain their first away point of the season.

Former Reds striker Conor Chaplin scored a superb opener but Jack Aitchison levelled six minutes later.

Another ex-Red Sam Morsy made it 2-1 midway through the second half but Callum Styles levelled soon after.

The visitors were hanging on at the end as Ipswich missed a host of late chances, but they showed a lot of resilience.

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Michael Duff made one change from the team that lost 3-0 at home to Wycombe in their last league game. Jordan Helliwell came in at right wing-back for his third league start in place of Robbie Cundy, with Jordan Williams moving from the right into there back three.

Chaplin was almost put clean through in the fifth minute but took a poor touch and the ball was collected by Brad Collins, who later bravely punched the ball away when Freddie Ladapo looked set to head in. At the other end, Luca Connell and Luke Thomas shot well wide from distance.

Barnsley were forced into a change on 16 minutes when Helliwell limped off injured and was replaced by Clarke Oduor.

The hosts took the lead on 27 minutes when Chaplin brilliantly curled a 25-yard free-kick into the top left corner.

But Aitchison headed home Connell’s right-wing cross for his first goal for the Reds.

Barnsley suffered another injury just before the break with Josh Benson coming off, for Wolfe.

Collins made an excellent save seconds before the break, diving down to his left to deny Leif Davis who brought down a long ball and shot for the bottom corner 15 yards out.

Ipswich were the better team in the first half but Barnsley showed resilience to stay in the game, responding to falling behind and two injuries.

Styles could have put the Reds in front just after the break when played in by Williams on the left of the box but his 15-yard effort was well-saved by Christian Walton diving to his left.

Ipswich then went close when a right-wing cross dropped at the the feet of Ladapo six yards out but Collins dispossessed him with a fine sliding tackle.

Barnsley brought Tedic and ex-Ipswich man James Norwood on after 65 minutes.

Andersen turned Connell’s right-wing corner just wide at the near post six yards out then Oduor hit the side netting from a tight angle on the right of the box.

The hosts took the lead against the run of play midway through the second half when Burns ran down the right wing and crossed for Sam Morsy who founded the bottom left corner from six yards out.

Ipswich thought it was 3-1 minutes later when Marcus Harness wrestled with Liam Kitching before going clean through and scoring, but the referee spotted a foul.

Instead it was 2-2 on 75 minutes when Styles was left unmarked to head Connell’s left-wing corner into the top right corner of the net for his first goal of the season.

Town almost replied soon after but Collins impressively tipped over a powerful volley by Wes Burns from the right of the box.

Ipswich dominated the later stages of the game, including eight added minutes, with George Edmundson heading a right-wing corner onto the right post then substitute Sone Aluko dragging wide 15 yards out on the right.

Collins made another magnificent save in the 98th minute, leaping to his right to keep out a header by Kane Vincent-Young. Aluko then saw an effort cleared off the line by captain Andersen with the last touch of the game.

Barnsley (3-4-1-2): Collins; Williams, Andersen, Kitching; Helliwell (Oduor 16mins), Connell, Benson (Wolfe 41), Styles; Thomas; Cole (Tedic 65), Aitchison (Norwood 65).

Unused: Walton, Norwood, Cundy.

Yellow cards: Styles, Wolfe, Norwood, Andersen.

Goals: Aitchison 33, Styles 75.

Ipswich (4-3-3): Walton; Donacien, Woolfenden, Edmundson, Davis (Vincent-Young 67mins); Burns, Evans, Morsy; Chaplin (Alukop 80), John-Jules (Harness 67), Ladapo (Jackson 67).

Unused: Hladky, Burgess, Ball.

Goals: Chaplin 27, Morsy 70.

AS IT HAPPENED
  • GAME UNDERWAY
  • 3:03pm
    2 Luca Connell lets fly from 25 yards after 70 seconds but slices it well wide
  • 3:05pm
    4 Decent start for the Reds. Thomas runs into box on left and his cross is deflected into air then caught by the goalkeeper
  • 3:06pm
    4 First chance for Ipswich. Lee Evans puts ex-Red Conor Chaplin through on goal but he cannot quite bring it under control and Collins takes. it was really fizzed in to be fair to him
  • 3:09pm
    Thomas drags a low shot wide from about 25 yards
  • 3:11pm
    10 George Edmundson crosses from the right, Tyreece John-Jules heads it at the back post across goal towards Freddie Ladapo but Collins bravely leaps forwards and punches away
  • 3:12pm
    Jordan Helliwell also took a whack there and has come off for treatment but is about to come back on
  • 3:14pm
    Ipswich have been on top for at least the last five minutes , having plenty of the ball and putting regular crosses into the Barnsley box but the visitors are standing strong
  • 3:16pm
    Jordan Helliwell has to come off injured. Oduor on
  • 3:17pm
    Gutting for Helliwell on a. big opportunity for the young man. A real test now for Oduor who has gone to right wing-back but is a left footer. Duff persisting with Williams in back three despite rather than bringing on McCarthy or Cundy
  • 3:21pm
    Duff clearly wants more pace at the back to deal with the likes of Ladapo, Chaplin and John-Jules
  • 3:21pm
    Ipswich still having most of the ball with Barnsley defending a lot,. but we knew this might be the case
  • 3:24pm
    Ipswich are constantly looking for balls over the top of the Reds back three, but so far they haven't got any of their forwards with the ball at their feet behind the back line of the visitors
  • 3:26pm
    Barnsley haven't settled on the ball at all yet. A rare series of Reds passes ends with Andersen playing a crossfield pass out of play
  • 3:28pm
    26 Wes Burns beats Styles easily then is brought down by Connell about 25 yards out. Free-kick
  • 3:29pm
    GOAL!
    Conor Chaplin curls a free-kick into the top left corner against his former club
  • 3:30pm
    Duff has said recently that the Reds keep conceding 'worldies'. that's another one. Burns skipped past Styles then was tripped by Connell for the free-kick
  • 3:33pm
    Free-kick to Barnsley from a similar distance. Can they respond?
  • 3:33pm
    GOAL!
    Jack Aitchison equalises
  • 3:35pm
    Connell crosses and Aitchison heads home for his first Barnsley goal
  • 3:36pm
    Last week the leads folded after going behind, this week they reply within three minutes
  • 3:39pm
    Josh Benson now receiving treatment for an injury
  • 3:40pm
    Benson also coming off injured. Wolfe on
  • 3:44pm
    Frustrating afternoon for injuries for the Reds. Hopefully they are not too serious. Benson has been, along with Andersen, their best player this season
  • 3:47pm
    Three added minutes
  • 3:48pm
    Ipswich want a penalty after Thomas tackles Leif Davis on the left of the box. But it is the fans not the players or staff who appeal
  • 3:49pm
    45+2 Top save by Collins. Davis brings down a long ball in the box and shoots for the bottom right corner but the goalkeeper touches it away
  • 3:50pm
    HALF-TIME: Ipswich 1, Barnsley 1. The Reds responded through Jack Aitchison's first goal, minutes after ex-Red Conor Chaplin's fine free-kick. Josh Benson and Jordan Helliwell have both come off injured
  • 4:07pm
    SECOND HALF UNDERWAY
  • 4:10pm
    Burns beats Styles easily and crosses from the left but it is cut out
  • 4:10pm
    48 Chance for Styles. Williams plays him in on the left and his 15-yard shot is saved by Walton diving to his left
  • 4:12pm
    Ipswich player down injured so the players have a drinks break and chat with each other and staff
  • 4:14pm
    The match is back underway
  • 4:15pm
    52 Another good save by Collins. A cross from the right drops at the feet of Ladapo but he's tackled by the goalkeeper
  • 4:17pm
    Connell down in the centre circle holding his ankle. Hopefully not another injury
  • 4:19pm
    Attendance: 25,001 638 away
  • 4:19pm
    Connell hobbling off
  • 4:20pm
    But he's going to carry on
  • 4:21pm
    YELLOW CARD
    Callum Styles booked for halting a counter-attack
  • 4:22pm
    The home crowd are getting louder, trying to roar their team to victory here.
  • 4:24pm
    Barnsley really fighting for every ball, they are hunting in backs to close down Ipswich and look pretty solid and organised at the back
  • 4:25pm
    Barnsley starting to attack a bit more. Williams wins a corner on the right
  • 4:27pm
    Aitchison is replaced by Norwood just as Barnsley get set to take a corner. Also Cole for Tedic
  • 4:28pm
    65 Connell's left-wing corner is just just wide by Andersen who seemed to connect with his upper left leg about six yards out at the near post
  • 4:29pm
    Then Oduor's shot from a tight angle on the right hits the side netting
  • 4:32pm
    GOAL!
    Sam Morsy the finds the bottom left corner from about eight yards out
  • 4:33pm
    The second former Barnsley player to score against them today. It's against the run of play. He didn't appear to be well tracked as he ventured into the box to meet a cross from the right
  • 4:34pm
    Goal disallowed for Ipswich. Marcus Harness wrestled with Liam Kitching then went through and scored. The referee spotted a foul. 2-1
  • 4:37pm
    GOAL!
    Callum Styles heads home!!!
  • 4:40pm
    He's left totally unmarked from a Connell corner, the smallest player in the box, and finds the top right corner about ten yards out. Great moment for him. And again the Reds level within a few minutes
  • 4:43pm
    YELLOW CARD
    Matty Wolfe booked for bring down an Ipswich man just inside the home half
  • 4:43pm
    Another fine save by Collins, he tips over Burns powerful volley from the edge of the box
  • 4:47pm
    Tedic is down after a crunching tackle
  • 4:47pm
    Chaplin is off, replaced by Sone Aluko
  • 4:49pm
    YELLOW CARD
    James Norwood gives away a free-kick 25 yards from goal, for diving
  • 4:50pm
    Free-kick crossed and cleared
  • 4:52pm
    Eight added minutes
  • 4:53pm
    90+1 Ipswich play a short free-kick down the right but Donacien's cross caught by Collins
  • 4:54pm
    90+2 Ipswich corner on left. Headed onto the post by Edmundson
  • 4:56pm
    Now substitute Sone Aluko drags wide from the right of the box
  • 4:58pm
    90+6 Styles has to concede a corner on the right
  • 4:59pm
    Ipswich try to work it short but it's cleared
  • 4:59pm
    90+8 Incredible save by Collins, diving to his left to keep out a header by Kane Vincent-Young
  • 5:01pm
    FULL-TIME: Ipswich 2, Barnsley 2. The Reds hang on for a point and show a huge amount of character against one of the favourites for promotion