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Gillingham 0-1 Barnsley

Lee Johnson
Johnson joined Barnsley from League One rivals Oldham Athletic this week.

Barnsley boss Lee Johnson celebrated his first game in charge with a win as the Tykes sealed all three points against Gillingham.

Conor Hourihane had the best chance of a quiet first half when his long-range effort just missed the target.

The visitors took the lead after Ben Pearson's shot was parried by Stuart Nelson and George Waring fired home.

It was a frustrating afternoon for the Gills which was summed up when John Marquis fired over the bar late on.

Johnson, who joined Barnsley this week from Oldham, ended Gillingham's eight-game unbeaten run and sealed a third straight win for the Tykes.

Barnsley head coach Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Sheffield:

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Johnson on Gillingham v Barnsley

"We're delighted. A victory, a 1-0 win away from home, a clean sheet, a perfect result.

"I thought the boys were fantastic, very spirited. Of course it was difficult, blowing a gale against a side that's really in-form.

"We had to come and do a job. The midfield five worked their socks off, big George [Waring] worked hard up front and got his rewards with a goal."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 31HoyteSubstituted forGalbraithat 81'minutes
  • 4Egan
  • 5Ehmer
  • 2GarmstonSubstituted forMartinat 57'minutes
  • 11McGlashan
  • 8HessenthalerSubstituted forNorrisat 66'minutes
  • 7LoftBooked at 16mins
  • 23Dack
  • 9Marquis
  • 10McDonald

Substitutes

  • 3Martin
  • 6Legge
  • 12Morris
  • 13Galbraith
  • 15Morris
  • 19Norris
  • 29Romeo

Barnsley

  • 12Davies
  • 6Cranie
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 27Holgate
  • 20Smith
  • 31O'SullivanSubstituted forBaileyat 87'minutes
  • 7Scowen
  • 36PearsonBooked at 45mins
  • 8Hourihane
  • 37Lalkovic
  • 41WaringSubstituted forOatesat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Berry
  • 10Hemmings
  • 18Oates
  • 22Williams
  • 24Dibble
  • 32Bailey
  • 33Lita
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
5,905

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 0, Barnsley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, Barnsley 1.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Martin Cranie.

Attempt blocked. Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Rhys Oates replaces George Waring.

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Luke Norris (Gillingham).

Attempt missed. Doug Loft (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. James Bailey replaces John O'Sullivan.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Attempt saved. John O'Sullivan (Barnsley) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

George Smith (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Daniel Galbraith replaces Gavin Hoyte.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Mason Holgate.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ben Pearson.

Foul by John Marquis (Gillingham).

Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces Jake Hessenthaler.

John Marquis (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mason Holgate (Barnsley).

John Egan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by George Waring (Barnsley).

Delay in match Ben Pearson (Barnsley) because of an injury.

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Waring (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Joe Martin replaces Bradley Garmston because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 0, Barnsley 1. George Waring (Barnsley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.

Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Waring (Barnsley).

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Gillingham 0, Barnsley 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Gillingham 0, Barnsley 0.

Foul by John Marquis (Gillingham).

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

Booking

Ben Pearson (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

John Marquis (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City33217562303270
2MK Dons33188767333462
3Preston32188651282362
4Swindon33187859352461
5Sheff Utd3215894637953
6Doncaster33139114140148
7Chesterfield33129124744345
8Bradford32129114138345
9Port Vale33136144245-345
10Peterborough33135154043-344
11Fleetwood33128133236-444
12Barnsley33135154348-544
13Oldham321110114148-743
14Gillingham33119134650-442
15Rochdale31125145243941
16Walsall331011123336-341
17Scunthorpe32118134448-441
18Crewe33116163255-2339
19Notts County32108143340-738
20Coventry32812123444-1036
21Leyton Orient3298154348-535
22Colchester3397173955-1634
23Crawley33810153557-2234
24Yeovil3379172648-2230
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