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Barnsley 4-1 Gillingham

Devante Cole
Cole, son of former Manchester United striker Andy, scored his first senior goal

Barnsley made it three games unbeaten with victory over Gillingham.

Conor Hourihane opened the scoring with fine left-footed strike into the corner before Sam Winnall headed in Reece Brown's cross to put Barnsley 2-0 up.

Substitute Devante Cole side-footed Joe Dudgeon's centre in off the underside of the bar to stretch their lead.

Gills captain Danny Kedwell tapped home after his penalty was saved by Adam Davies but Dale Jennings' strike ended any hopes of a fightback.

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

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Peter Taylor: Gillingham boss on Barnsley defeat

"I think we were doing OK, it was a very, very even game and then you come in 2-0 down.

"Then you've get a goal pretty sharpish, but they get the third, so it's game, set and match.

"For us today there was no end product and unfortunately for us it's another day where we haven't done enough to be good defensively.

"There's no excuses, Barnsley were better than us today, simple as that."

Line-ups

Barnsley

  • 12Davies
  • 2Brown
  • 6CranieBooked at 78mins
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 3Dudgeon
  • 7TreacySubstituted forJenningsat 63'minutes
  • 4Berry
  • 17Abbott
  • 8Hourihane
  • 9WinnallSubstituted forHemmingsat 79'minutes
  • 33LitaSubstituted forColeat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Turnbull
  • 10Hemmings
  • 11Jennings
  • 14Digby
  • 15Mvoto
  • 29Bree
  • 44Cole

Gillingham

  • 30Bywater
  • 31Hoyte
  • 4Egan
  • 6LeggeBooked at 66mins
  • 5Hause
  • 15MorrisSubstituted forPritchardat 61'minutes
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 23Dack
  • 24DickensonSubstituted forMcDonaldat 61'minutes
  • 9Kedwell
  • 11McGlashanSubstituted forNorrisat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Fish
  • 10McDonald
  • 12Morris
  • 14German
  • 18Pritchard
  • 19Norris
  • 20Davies
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
9,163

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Barnsley 4, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 4, Gillingham 1.

Luke Berry (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Joe Dudgeon (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kortney Hause (Gillingham) because of an injury.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Joe Dudgeon.

Attempt missed. Kane Hemmings (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Luke Berry (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kortney Hause (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Brad Abbott (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Josh Pritchard.

Kane Hemmings (Barnsley) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Stephen Bywater.

Attempt saved. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Brad Abbott (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Kane Hemmings replaces Sam Winnall.

Booking

Martin Cranie (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

Cody McDonald (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 4, Gillingham 1. Dale Jennings (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Pritchard (Gillingham).

Luke Berry (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 3, Gillingham 1. Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Penalty saved! Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Joe Dudgeon (Barnsley) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Gillingham. Jermaine McGlashan draws a foul in the penalty area.

Goal!

Goal! Barnsley 3, Gillingham 0. Devante Cole (Barnsley) right footed shot from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Dale Jennings.

Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Danny Kedwell.

Booking

Leon Legge (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Sam Winnall (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fleetwood431051410
2Peterborough43016429
3Preston42207258
4Bristol City42205328
5Barnsley42118537
6Swindon42117437
7MK Dons42117527
8Bradford42116427
9Doncaster42116427
10Notts County42115327
11Chesterfield42114317
12Sheff Utd42024406
13Crawley420234-16
14Leyton Orient41214315
15Coventry41215505
16Port Vale41215505
17Rochdale41127614
18Gillingham4112710-34
19Yeovil411237-44
20Walsall403123-13
21Oldham402247-32
22Colchester401347-31
23Scunthorpe4013210-81
24Crewe4004411-70
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