MICHAEL Turner saw a late effort controversially ruled out as Southend United slumped to a 4-2 defeat against Barnsley in the second round of the FA Cup at Roots Hall.

Blues fought back late on with Timothee Dieng heading home to cut the Tykes’ lead to 3-2 before Turner saw his close range volley disallowed for offside.

Mike Bahre then sealed victory for the Tykes in stoppage time.

But, until the final few minutes, Barnsley seemed to be heading for a comfortable victory.

With 23 minutes on the clock, the Tykes wasted a clear-cut chance to open the scoring when George Moncur played in top scorer Kieffer Moore but his effort was stopped on the goal-line by Blues defender Stephen Hendrie.

Woodrow and Moncur then had long range efforts held by Oxley before Shrimpers winger Stephen McLaughlin sent a swerving free-kick over the crossbar from 30 yards.

Moments later, Woodrow has a long range effort tipped wide of the right post by Mark Oxley.

But from the resulting Alex Mowatt corner, in the 41st minute, the visitors broke the deadlock as an unmarked Moore rose high to head home from close range.

The goal was a carbon copy of the one also scored by Moore at Oakwell at the start of November but Blues drew back level four minutes into stoppage time from a corner of their own as Mantom’s delivery from the left flank deflected in off Moore.

At the start of the second half, Dieng saw an effort ruled out for offside before the Tykes hit back with Mike Nahre firing over from 20 yards after Dru Yearwood had been dispossessed.

But Barnsley hit back to regain the lead in the 56th minute, with another goal from a right wing corner.

This time Mowatt’s flag kick was fumbled by Oxley inside the six yard box, enabling Woodrow to poke the ball into the roof of the net from close range.

Moments later, Woodrow saw a well struck long shot parried away by Oxley before the visitors made it 3-1 in the 70th minute, following another right-wing corner from Mowatt.

This time the delivery was partially cleared but Yearwood lost the ball on the edge of the penalty area, enablingBahre to deliver a right wing cross which was tapped home by Woodrow.

Blues boss Chris Powell made a trio of changes in the 76th minute with Shawn McCoulsky, Harry Bunn and Theo Robinson all entering the action.

Robinson’s arrival in place of Cox was jeered by a section of the home-supporters.

But Blues got back into the game in the 84th minute with Dieng heading home McLaughlin’s left wing corner.

And the Shrimpers thought they had bagged an injury time equaliser when Michael Turner volleyed home after Bunn’s header had been saved by Davies.

But the effort was controversially disallowed by a delayed offside decision.

A relieved Barnsley soon replied with Bahre making sure of the win as he fired home the rebound after Oxley had parried out a shot from Moncur.