Herbie Kane scored an injury-time penalty as Barnsley drew 1-1 at relegation-battling Shrewsbury Town.

The hosts netted early then both sides missed chances before the late spot-kick.

The Reds stay fourth, six points off the top two and four clear in top six.

Reds head coach Neill Collins watched the game from the stands after receiving a third yellow card of the season on Saturday.

There were two changes from the last-gasp win over Leyton Orient. Jon Russell came in for the suspended Luca Connell while Corey O’Keeffe replaced the benched Barry Cotter at right wing-back. Donovan Pines dropped out of the squad to play for the under 21s, so Jamie McCart was back on the bench after injury alongside teenage midfielder Vimal Yoganathan.

The hosts took the lead in the seventh minute when Daniel Udoh ran down the left of the box and whipped in a low cross which was bundled in by Tom Bloxham.

It was almost 2-0 when a right-wing corner was headed just wide by Morgan Feeney.

After a slow start, Barnsley started to get back in the game. Their first attempt was a curling effort by John McAtee which was well-saved after he cut in from the left wing following an Adam Phillips pass.

Cadden then blazed over from 20 yards after a defensive error let in Devante Cole on the right and he crossed low.

Phillips’ low cross after good work by Russell was pushed out by goalkeeper Marko Marosi onto McAtee and the goalkeeper caught it again.

Cole had the ball in the back of the net on the stroke of half-time but it was ruled out for offside, after Cadden played a right-wing cross back into the box.

In the second half, McAtee hit the side netting from the right of the box after latching onto a good O’Keeffe pass.

Shrewsbury’s Aaron Pierre scuffed a shot wide in the box after a scramble following a corner, then Udoh shot straight at Roberts from 25 yards.

Phillips’ cross from the right was dropped by the goalkeeper, leading to scramble almost on the line but Cole could not force the ball home.

Pierre headed wide at the back post from a left-wing free-kick.

Marosi then made an outstanding save after a Cadden 20-yard shot was deflected upwards.

At the other end, Roberts pushed a Tom Bayliss shot from the left of the box wide of his near post.

Substitute Conor Grant almost netted with his first touch but shot over 15 yards out after a corner was half-cleared.

Substitute Sam Cosgrove touched a Josh Earl cross just wide at the near post.

But the leveller arrived in injury-time when, after de Gevigney was tripped in a scramble following a long throw by substitute Cotter, Kane smashed the penalty into the top right corner.

Shrewsbury (4-3-3): Marosi; Feeney, Pierre, Dunkley, Benning; Winchester (Perry 88mins), Hinchy (Sraha 78), Shipley (Bennett 78), Bayliss, Udoh, Bloxham.

Unused: Burgoyne, Bowman, Sobowale, O’Brien.

Yellow cards: Benning, Marosi, Perry.

Goals: Bloxham 7.

Barnsley (3-5-2): Roberts, mark out of ten: 7; Williams 7, de Gevigney 7, Earl 7; O’Keeffe 8 (Cotter 80mins), Phillips 6, Russell 6 (Cosgrove 63), Kane 8, Cadden 7; McAtee 6 (Grant 80), Cole 7.

Unused: Killip, Marsh, McCart, Yoganathan.

Yellow cards: Phillips, de Gevigney.

Goals: Kane 90+1 (pen).

Attendance: 5,500 (496 away fans).

Referee: Thomas Parsons.AS IT HAPPENED

  • 7:48pm
    Not much to report from. opening minutes. Home fans banging a drum and chanting new manager. Paul Hurst's name. Barnsley fans making their voices heard too
  • 7:49pm
    Russell slices a clearance. from a cross on the right. But he had got into a good position to clear. Williams gets it fully away
  • 7:49pm
    Big night for. Russell tonight. He was good in the away game at Oxford but struggled in his last few home games
  • 7:50pm
    Shrews have started the better. Roberts catches a cross from right
  • 7:50pm
    Martin Devaney and Jon Stead in dugout for Barnsley with Neill Collins serving a ban in stands. Devaney the one standing near sidelines talking to players.
  • 7:51pm
    Good. flick by Cole almost. puts McAtee through but a defender gets good tackle in
  • 7:52pm
    Daniel Udoh's cross is turned in by Tom Bloxham
  • 7:54pm
    Udoh free down. the left and crossed low. It looked like could have been an own goal but it has been given to Bloxham
  • 7:55pm
    Phillips whips in a cross but there is no one there
  • 7:56pm
    S0 another poor start by the Reds and another comeback required They'll be disappointed with such a simple goal against the EFL's joint lowest scorers
  • 7:58pm
    Shrewsbury corner on the right
  • 7:59pm
    Almost 2-0. A. right wing. corner is headed at the back post by Morgan Feeney and it seems to take a slight deflection then go wide
  • 8:01pm
    First effort. from the Reds. Phillips finds ex-Shrew John McAtee. who cuts in from left and shoots about 15 yards o ut. Goalkeeper dives to left to push away the high effort
  • 8:05pm
    Pretty even game now. Barnsley have settled after slow start but it's cost them a goal
  • 8:07pm
    Chance for the Reds. A defensive slip lets Cole in on the right. and his low cross goes past McAtee to Cadden just outside box but he blazes well over
  • 8:10pm
    Shrewsbury have a good spell now. A shot blocked in the box after a couple of nice moves
  • 8:11pm
    Stoppage as O'Keeffe gets treatment. Chance for Devaney and Stead to talk to players, probably with Collins' instructions on head piece
  • 8:11pm
    Stoppage as O'Keeffe gets treatment. Chance for Devaney and Stead to talk to players, probably with Collins' instructions on head piece
  • 8:13pm
    Barnsley just not quite clicking yet. Playing a lot of long balls over Shrewsbury and having limited success
  • 8:14pm
    Barnsley play up through the middle. Kane onto Russell who tries to play in McAtee in box but gets too much on difficult pass
  • 8:16pm
    Barnsley. free-kick on right
  • 8:16pm
    O'Keeffe free-kick headed by Russell, goes out but referee has seen a foul
  • 8:18pm
    Barnsley win another free-kick on the right
  • 8:19pm
    They play. the free-kick short and Shrewsbury see it out for a. goal kick
  • 8:19pm
    O'Keeffe wins a corner on the right after a good run by Mael De Gevigney
  • 8:20pm
    35 Cadden's right-wing. corner is headed out then Kane shot blocked
  • 8:20pm
    Barnsley worked the ball back. into good position but Phillips shot hits Cole from outside box
  • 8:20pm
    Barnsley definitely starting to get on top but yet to carve out a big chance.
  • 8:21pm
    Plus the hosts are a threat on the counter
  • 8:23pm
    O'Keeffe gets into the box on the right, his cross is blocked into air. and. defender misses his kick then it spins back to the goalkeeper
  • 8:24pm
    The. likes of Cole and Kane starting to get the ball in good areas and play clever touches and passes
  • 8:26pm
    Russell plays in O'Keeffe on the right. His cross is pushed away by the goalkeeper, hits a defender and is caught by the keeper
  • 8:29pm
    Wicked Cadden cross forces Benning to smash over his bar. Was off. balance and. in danger of own goal
  • 8:30pm
    Kane corner on left headed out then cleared
  • 8:30pm
    There will be three added minutes in this half
  • 8:31pm
    Cadden shot blocked in box after McAtee cross
  • 8:33pm
    Cole has the ball in the net but the flag. is up. O'Keeffe's cross from right. put back in by Cadden and turned in by Cole near line
  • 8:33pm
    HALF-TIME: Shrewsbury 1, Barnsley 0.
  • 8:50pm
  • 8:52pm
    Barnsley play some nice. football around Shrews box with plenty of passes. but cannot get in position to shoot. Bright start to half though
  • 8:54pm
    Mal Benning booked, I think for time wasting taking a throw
  • 8:57pm
    Chance for Barnsley. McAtee runs onto O'Keeffe's bending pass in box. Hard chance with ball bouncing b ut hits side-netting
  • 8:59pm
    Shrews corner on right. Cleared then put back in and Aaron Pierre scuffs a shot wide
  • 9:00pm
    Udoh shoots straight at Roberts from distance
  • 9:00pm
    Cole wins free-kick just outside box
  • 9:01pm
    56 Cadden free-kick from edge of box is blocked as is. the next shot
  • 9:03pm
    Phillips booked for stopping counter attack
  • 9:04pm
    59 Shrews free-kick on left. Caught easily by Roberts
  • 9:05pm
    Phillips crossed dropped by goalkeeper. Crazy scramble on line but Reds can't get it in
  • 9:06pm
    De. Gevigney booked for a foul on left. wing
  • 9:07pm
    Free-kick from left is headed wide at back post
  • 9:07pm
    Cosgrove on for Russell. The former Shrews striker is booed onto the pitch (among other noises)
  • 9:10pm
    Cadden finds Cole on left of box and, after good run, his poked cross is caught b y the goalkeeper
  • 9:12pm
    A good spell of pressure around the Shrews box but Phillips completely misses the ball from a good shooting chance
  • 9:13pm
    Barnsley free-kick on right. About 35 yards from goal. O'Keeffe takes . It's over everyone and out
  • 9:16pm
    Good move. Phillips deep. pass to Cadden who brings it down and crosses but McAtee can't turn it. in. Then Cosgrove is in behind defence but pass is just behind Cole who cannot get shot off
  • 9:17pm
    Cadden wins corner o n left. All Barnsley
  • 9:18pm
    Kane corner from left headed out then Cadden shot bounces up and. is brilliantly tipped over by Marosi
  • 9:19pm
    Barnsley see another free-kick cleared. then immediately win another
  • 9:20pm
    Goalkeeper fumbles this free-kick but O'Keeffe shot blocked
  • 9:20pm
    O'Keeffe wins corner on right
  • 9:21pm
    Cadden corner cleared
  • 9:21pm
    Elliott Bennett and ex-Red Jason Sraha coming on
  • 9:21pm
    Chance for 2-0. Tom Bayliss goes through on left and his shot is pushed wide by Roberts
  • 9:23pm
    Shipley and Hinchy off
  • 9:24pm
    Cotter and Grant coming on as Barnsley win corner on right
  • 9:24pm
    Cotter and Grant. on for. O'Keeffe and McAtee
  • 9:25pm
    Chance immediately for Grant who fires over 15 yards out after a corner is half cleared
  • 9:25pm
    Chance immediately for Grant who fires over 15 yards out after a corner is half cleared
  • 9:26pm
    Udoh's shot deflected wide for corner
  • 9:26pm
    Shrews corner on left headed out. Udoh cross scuffed by defender towards goal but Roberts saves
  • 9:29pm
    Shrewsbury win corner on right
  • 9:29pm
    Mael heads out corner then Carl Winchester slices shot well wide
  • 9:30pm
    85 Earl's cross from the left is just touched wide by Cosgrove
  • 9:33pm
    Shrews bring on Taylor Perry for Carl Winchester
  • 9:34pm
    Perry immediately
  • 9:35pm
    Conor Grant's shot is deflected just wide of bottom right corner. Corner scrambled away
  • 9:36pm
    Cotter long throw from left PENALTY BARNSLEY
  • 9:37pm
    Herbie Kane's 91st-minute penalty is scored 1-1
  • 9:41pm
    FULL-TIME: Shrewsbury 1, Barnsley 1