League One
BarnsleyBarnsley2GillinghamGillingham0

Barnsley 2-0 Gillingham

Ben Pearson, 20, is in his second loan spell at Barnsley
Ben Pearson, 20, is in his second loan spell at Barnsley

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.

Line-ups

Barnsley

Formation 4-5-1

  • 13Townsend
  • 32Wabara
  • 26Mawson
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 3SmithBooked at 39mins
  • 15WatkinsBooked at 81mins
  • 19PearsonSubstituted forSmithat 74'minutes
  • 7Scowen
  • 8Hourihane
  • 27K HarrisSubstituted forCrowleyat 71'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9WinnallSubstituted forRobertsat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 2Bree
  • 4Roberts
  • 11Jackson
  • 12Smith
  • 18Wilkinson
  • 21Crowley

Gillingham

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Nelson
  • 2JacksonBooked at 65mins
  • 4Egan
  • 5Ehmer
  • 24Dickenson
  • 44WrightBooked at 79mins
  • 7Loft
  • 16OsadabeSubstituted forHessenthalerat 65'minutes
  • 23Dack
  • 9WilliamsonSubstituted forMcDonaldat 61'minutes
  • 19NorrisSubstituted forDonnellyat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Garmston
  • 6Houghton
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 10McDonald
  • 12Morris
  • 15Morris
  • 17Donnelly
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
8,354

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnsleyAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnsley 2, Gillingham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Gillingham 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Marc Roberts replaces Sam Winnall.

  6. Post update

    Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box following a set piece situation.

  7. Booking

    Daniel Crowley (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Crowley (Barnsley).

  9. Post update

    Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Alfie Mawson.

  15. Booking

    Marley Watkins (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Marley Watkins (Barnsley).

  17. Post update

    Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Booking

    Josh Wright (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Daniel Crowley (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).