Match ends, Barnsley 2, Gillingham 0.
Gillingham missed the chance to move up to second in League One as they fell to defeat against Barnsley at Oakwell.
The hosts scored twice in the first half to secure victory.
Ben Pearson, on loan from Manchester United, opened the scoring when a free-kick was only partially cleared and he fired in a low shot from 20 yards out.
Sam Winnall doubled the lead when he arrived late into the box and steered the ball home from Marley Watkins' pull-back.
Gillingham created few chances, their best falling to Max Ehmer who flicked on Doug Loft's free-kick - but the ball rebounded off a post to safety.
- 3SmithBooked at 39mins
- 15WatkinsBooked at 81mins
- 19PearsonSubstituted forSmithat 74'minutes
- 27K HarrisSubstituted forCrowleyat 71'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 9WinnallSubstituted forRobertsat 90+3'minutes
- 2JacksonBooked at 65mins
- 44WrightBooked at 79mins
- 16OsadabeSubstituted forHessenthalerat 65'minutes
- 9WilliamsonSubstituted forMcDonaldat 61'minutes
- 19NorrisSubstituted forDonnellyat 61'minutes
- Darren Deadman
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Gillingham 0.
Marley Watkins (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).
Substitution, Barnsley. Marc Roberts replaces Sam Winnall.
Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box following a set piece situation.
Daniel Crowley (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Daniel Crowley (Barnsley).
Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) header from very close range is just a bit too high.
Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.
Marley Watkins (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).
Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Josh Wright (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Daniel Crowley (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).