Barnsley 1-1 Portsmouth: they said what?

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Pompey were held to a 1-1 draw by Barnsley at Oakwell yesterday.

GaretH Evans’ 43rd-minute strike was cancelled out by Cauley Woodrow’s effort just after the hour mark as Kenny Jackett’s side picked up an important point on the road against a promotion rival.

Pompey boss Kenny Jackett

Pompey boss Kenny Jackett

Here’s what those closest to the action had to saw about the draw…

Kenny Jackett

‘It was a good result.

It was our third game in a week and we were away from home against Barnsley, who had a free week.

A lot of emotion and energy went into that and we’ve done well to get a point.

In the grand scheme of things, we’ve done well to get a point.

We went toe-to-toe with them and they’ve got a lot of quality and can counter attack.

Similarly, if we’d have got our final pass right in our sets and play in and around our front three players, we could have affected them.

It’s a good point and I’m pleased with the players - they dug in and worked hard.

Gareth Evans

Even for a northern lads, it was difficult, they were pretty treacherous conditions.

As we went out for the start of the game the snow and sleet started and it began to get windier and windier – you knew that it was going to be quite a long afternoon.

But I think the lads stood up to the task well and we were pleased to come away with a point

It was sleety snow and extremely cold, but I’m a northern lad so used to playing conditions like that.

It made the conditions really difficult so, if you were to take that into account, it wasn't too bad a game of football.

For my goal, the central midfielder tracked back and cleared the ball straight to me, I managed to take a touch and hit it into the bottom corner.

We couldn’t hold onto that lead, but I’ve just pleased to get the result we did.

The News’ chief sports writer, Neil Allen

Pompey made it 14 matches unbeaten on the road this season with a point at bitterly cold Oakwell.

Driving rain, fierce wind and, at times, snow hampered as Barnsley impressed.

Ultimately, a 1-1 draw was a worthy outcome and was well received.

Again they defended superbly and am excellent outcome keeps then four points clear at the top of League One.

Pompey reporter Will Rooney

Pompey's point at Barnsley could be crucial come May.

Although the Blues' lead at the summit of the division has been cut to four points, a draw at Oakwell was a fine result.

The Tykes are unbeaten on their own patch this term and displayed potent attacking quality against Kenny Jackett's men.

But Pompey showed their mettle in difficult conditions and thoroughly deserved a 1-1 draw.