Here’s how Leon Wobschall rated the performances.
Jack Walton. Little to do in the first half. But came to the fore in the second half with a big save. 7.
Dimitri Cavare. Produced a couple of trademark surges forward, but was largely kept busy at the other end. 6
Ethan Pinnock. Solid and on-message and displayed the characterists of a player who has the measure of League One. How Barnsley needed him. 8
Liam Lindsay. Picked up a knock in the first period which clearly troubled him. A caution added to his pains. But showed grit and resolve. 7
Ben Williams. Had a tough first half with Ismail causing him plenty of grief. But produced a brilliant goalline clearance on the restart to save the day. 6.
Cameron McGeehan. Quiet day as Walsall won most of the second balls. Looked a bit rusty. 5.
Alex Mowatt. Threatened sporadically and was uncharacteristically sloppy on the ball at times. 5
Jacob Brown. Not involved as much as he’d have liked and was a peripherial figure on his return from suspension - that it until his dramatic late intervention. 6
Mike Bahre. Game passed him by in the main. Not one of his better days. 5
Mamadou Thiam. Went close with a fierce rising shot in the first half, but not at his best. 6
Cauley Woodrow. Linked play nicely at times, but not afforded any real sight of goal until late on, but Roberts thwarted him. 6
Substitutes: Callum Styles (Bahre 68), 6. Victor Adeboyejo (McGeehan 76), 6, Jordan Green (Thiam 84), 6.
Not used: Jack Greatorex, Zeki Fryers, Adam Jackson, Jordan Williams.