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Foul by George Friend on Craig Davies, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jacob Butterfield.
Simon Gillett has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Shot by Jim O'Brien from deep inside the box hits the post.
Corner taken short by Matty Done.
Simon Gillett fouled by Craig Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Gillett.
Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Carl Ikeme makes a save.
Ricardo Vaz Te leaves the field to be replaced by Danny Haynes.
Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Save by Carl Ikeme.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Sharp on David Perkins. Direct free kick taken by Jay McEveley.
Shot on goal by Jacob Butterfield from just inside the area goes over the target.
El-Hadji Diouf challenges Jay McEveley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matty Done.
Kyle Bennett on for Brian Stock.
The referee blows for offside. Jimmy McNulty restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Jim O'Brien by Herita Ilunga results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bobby Hassell.
Carl Ikeme takes the indirect free kick.
Stephen Foster challenges El-Hadji Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick. Red card for Adam Lockwood.
Foul by George Friend on Jim O'Brien, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Bobby Hassell.
Shot by Ricardo Vaz Te from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
Craig Davies takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Naylor.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Brian Stock, clearance made by Jimmy McNulty.
Brian Stock takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.
Craig Davies finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Barnsley 2-0 Doncaster.The assist for the goal came from Matty Done.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bobby Hassell on George Friend. Bobby Hassell receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Herita Ilunga from left wing, clearance by Ricardo Vaz Te.
Brian Stock concedes a free kick for a foul on Jacob Butterfield. Jacob Butterfield restarts play with the free kick.
El-Hadji Diouf decides to take the corner short.
Unfair challenge on Giles Barnes by Jim O'Brien results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Brian Stock, clearance by Bobby Hassell.
Ricardo Vaz Te has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
Foul by Richard Naylor on Ricardo Vaz Te, free kick awarded. The ball is sent over by Jacob Butterfield, Headed effort from inside the area by Stephen Foster misses to the left of the goal.
Shot by Ricardo Vaz Te from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
Giles Barnes joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Coppinger.
Jacob Butterfield has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
Jay McEveley takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Naylor.
Inswinging corner taken by Jacob Butterfield, clearance by George Friend.
Jacob Butterfield takes a short corner.
The ball is delivered by Jim O'Brien, clearance by Adam Lockwood.
The assistant referee flags for offside against El-Hadji Diouf. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Unfair challenge on Ricardo Vaz Te by James O'Connor results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jacob Butterfield.
Adam Lockwood on for Shelton Martis.
Craig Davies fires in a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Barnsley 1-0 Doncaster.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matty Done by Richard Naylor. Richard Naylor booked. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jacob Butterfield from left channel, clearance by Simon Gillett.
George Friend crosses the ball, Luke Steele makes a save.
James Coppinger produces a cross, Bobby Hassell manages to make a clearance.
James O'Connor delivers the ball, Stephen Foster makes a clearance.
Craig Davies takes a shot. Save made by Carl Ikeme.
George Friend is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield, save by Carl Ikeme.
The ball is swung over by Jay McEveley, Carl Ikeme makes a save.
Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by George Friend.
Jim O'Brien produces a cross, Richard Naylor makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matty Done by James O'Connor. The referee cautions James O'Connor for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy McNulty.
Effort on goal by Jacob Butterfield from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
Corner taken short by Jacob Butterfield.
Herita Ilunga concedes a free kick for a foul on Matty Done. Free kick taken by Bobby Hassell.
Duo banned for Tykes
Andy Gray and Danny Drinkwater will both miss Barnsley's South Yorkshire derby with Doncaster through suspension.
Striker Gray and midfielder Drinkwater, on loan from Manchester United, have both reached five bookings for the season and will sit out respective one-game bans.
But Danny Haynes, Reuben Noble-Lazarus, Bobby Hassell and Goran Lovre could all return to the squad.
Haynes has been sidelined since early September with a hamstring injury and fellow striker Noble-Lazarus has been restricted to only two appearances, in August, this season due to an ankle problem.
Defender Hassell has recovered from a groin strain while midfielder Lovre is edging closer to his first appearance this season following a long-term knee injury.
Winger Jim O'Brien will also return to contention after missing the defeat at Brighton last time out due to suspension.
Manager Dean Saunders still has a plethora of players on the treatment table as Doncaster prepare for the short trip.
Martin Woods has suffered another setback with his long-term groin injury and will be out for at least another three weeks.
John Oster (neck) is out of action for up to three months while James Chambers (knee) and Tommy Spurr (hip) are other long-term absentees.
Rachid Bouhenna (ankle) and Paul Keegan (knee) are both due to return soon but will still miss the derby.
Billy Sharp and El Hadji Diouf will retain their places in attack after the duo combined to put Ipswich to the sword and help Rovers to only their third league win this season.
Saunders will be hoping his side can build on the 3-2 success with a victory that could lift them off the bottom of the Championship table.
Davies double downs Donny
Craig Davies struck in either half as Barnsley coasted to a comfortable 2-0 npower Championship win to keep South Yorkshire rivals Doncaster rooted to the bottom of the table.
Tykes striker Davies made it four goals in as many games after latching on to goalkeeper Luke Steele's long kick and steering home the opener in the 30th minute, before volleying home winger Matty Done's cross midway through the second period.
Barnsley were dominant throughout and had it not been for new Rovers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme on his debut, Keith Hill's Tykes would have won by a wider margin, while the visitors played out the last 18 minutes with 10 men after substitute Adam Lockwood had been shown a straight red card for his tackle-from-behind on Stephen Foster.
Doncaster manager Dean Saunders has now lost five of his 10 matches in charge since replacing Sean O'Driscoll in September.
Barnsley boss Hill recalled defender Bobby Hassell, Done and striker Ricardo Vaz Te to his starting line-up, while Doncaster made just one change.
Goalkeeper Ikeme made his first appearance after signing on loan from Wolves last week and was forced into two top-class saves in the first 12 minutes.
Ikeme turned away a 30-yard thunderbolt from Tykes skipper Jacob Butterfield in the fifth minute and then tipped another long-range effort from the same player over the crossbar.
Davies was next to test Ikeme with a shot from outside the penalty area, but the over-worked Rovers goalkeeper could do nothing to keep out Barnsley's route-one opener.
Steele punted forward and Davies pounced on the bouncing ball in the Rovers' penalty area, held off the challenge of defender Shelton Martis and coolly converted, low into the centre of Ikeme's goal from 12 yards to give Barnsley a deserved half-time lead.
Barnsley picked up where they left off at the start of the second half.
Defender Jay McEveley and Butterfield peppered Ikeme's goal with shots from outside the area and, after Doncaster winger James Coppinger had limped off injured - he was replaced by Giles Barnes - Vaz Te spurned a golden chance when dragging his shot wide from 12 yards.
Tykes defender Stephen Foster headed Butterfield's free-kick just wide and Vaz Te flashed an angled 25-yard shot the wrong side of Ikeme's post.
But Barnsley finally doubled their lead in the 64th minute.
Winger Done wriggled clear of two defenders before supplying the perfect cross for Davies to lash the bouncing ball into the top corner.
Rovers midfielder Brian Stock forced Steele into a smart save with his snap-shot soon after, but the visitors' cause looked hopeless in the 72nd minute when Lockwood, a first-half replacement for Martis, was shown a straight red card following his clumsy challenge on Foster.
Butterfield went close with three more shots from outside the area in the last 10 minutes as Barnsley secured their fourth home league win of the season.
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