Dejection for O'Driscoll as Rovers are pegged back
26 April 2011 02:00
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Doncaster manager Sean O'Driscoll cut a frustrated figure after his side's 2-2 draw in the South Yorkshire derby at Barnsley.
It had looked as if Rovers were going to earn their first win in 10 games and move eight points clear of the bottom three with two games to play, but Kieran Trippier stepped up with three minutes remaining to steal a draw for the Tykes with a sublime free-kick.
Two goals from Jason Euell, either side of a Stephen Foster leveller, put Rovers on course for a deserved victory before Trippier struck.
O'Driscoll said: "It's frustrating. We had enough chances to win. To come here and push Barnsley all the way, I'm pleased. It's been the story of our season.
"I was disappointed with the second goal, but we kept plugging away and nobody's heads went down. To win these games you've got to create chances. Their keeper made a great save and when I saw that I thought `it's not going to be our day'."
O'Driscoll questioned referee Peter Walton for awarding Barnsley the free-kick which allowed them to equalise, adding: "I know the referee was from the Premier League, but I don't know if he would have given it against Wayne Rooney. I couldn't see it as a foul."