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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Barnsley 2, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barnsley 2, Gillingham 0.

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

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

Substitution

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.

Booking

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.

Booking

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.

Booking

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).

Foul by Michael Smith (Barnsley).

Doug Loft (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Michael Smith replaces Ben Pearson because of an injury.

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Daniel Crowley replaces Kadeem Harris.

Foul by Sam Winnall (Barnsley).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay in match Josh Scowen (Barnsley) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Ryan Jackson (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jake Hessenthaler replaces Emmanuel Osadabe.

Attempt saved. John Egan (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Conor Hourihane.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Cody McDonald replaces Ben Williamson.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Rory Donnelly replaces Luke Norris.

Foul by Reece Wabara (Barnsley).

Luke Norris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton9702127521
2Walsall9531156918
3Gillingham9522148617
4Coventry95131610616
5Bury94411713416
6Sheff Utd95131714316
7Rochdale9423128414
8Barnsley94231312114
9Wigan94231211114
10Colchester93421517-213
11Millwall94141214-213
12Port Vale93331110112
13Southend933399012
14Peterborough93241413111
15Chesterfield93241313011
16Shrewsbury932499011
17Swindon93241415-111
18Bradford9243913-410
19Fleetwood9234131309
20Oldham9162812-49
21Scunthorpe9225812-48
22Doncaster9144511-67
23Crewe9135916-76
24Blackpool9126617-115
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