Barnsley v Ipswich reaction
David Flitcroft claimed Barnsley's 1-1 Championship draw with Ipswich at Oakwell was a frustrating game after seeing his side come from behind.
Ipswich took a sixth minute lead with a well-worked free-kick from Aaron Cresswell but the Tykes maintained their unbeaten home record when Stephen Dawson found the net with a right-foot volley at the far post in the 73rd minute.
Flitcroft said: "I was frustrated in the first half with our play. We were slow and we didn't get an angle on the game.
"The first half was 45 minutes wasted; we didn't work out quickly enough to get the ball out to our full-backs. And I thought the way that Ipswich set out to stifle us showed us how much respect they had for us.
"In the second half the players did what we asked them at half-time and they played at the right tempo.
"I thought the referee lost control early on and gave daft free-kicks. I thought the free-kick that they scored from wasn't a free-kick but I was disappointed at the way we defended it.
"I thought (goalkeeper) Ben Alnwick could have done better with it and he's held his hands up.
"He knows he made a mistake, but he stuck at his task and will be a better player for it. The rest of the players helped him and dug him out of a hole."
Commenting on Dawson's goal, his first for Barnsley, Flitcroft joked: "It wasn't bad to say it came off his knee!
"He is player who gets better day after day. His finishing was all right, but his left-foot shot later was better and the keeper pulled off a great save."
Ipswich boss Paul Jewell praised his team, despite seeing them have to settle for a point after having the lead for most of the match.
He said: "We've lost three games on the bounce and last week Barnsley beat Birmingham 5-0 so to come away from here with a point is fantastic.
"Their manager has done a fantastic job here and they are playing really good football and today we've matched them. Every team in this league is very good.
"We stifled and frustrated them but we didn't have the quality to get the second goal.
"In the first half we didn't make their keeper work hard enough and in the second half we gave away too many daft free-kicks but we have stuck at it.
"The result is more important than the performance. We have lost three games in a row when we could have done better but today we rode our luck."
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