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:

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."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Barnsley

  • 12 Davies
  • 02 Brown
  • 03 Dudgeon
  • 04 Berry
  • 06 Cranie Booked
  • 05 Nyatanga
  • 07 Treacy (Jennings - 63' )
  • 17 Abbott
  • 33 Lita (Cole - 64' )
  • 09 Winnall (Hemmings - 79' )
  • 08 Hourihane

Substitutes

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

Gillingham

  • 30 Bywater
  • 31 Hoyte
  • 05 Hause
  • 08 Hessenthaler
  • 04 Egan
  • 06 Legge Booked
  • 15 Morris (Pritchard - 61' )
  • 23 Dack
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 24 Dickenson (McDonald - 61' )
  • 11 McGlashan (Norris - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Fish
  • 10 McDonald
  • 12 Morris
  • 14 German
  • 18 Pritchard
  • 19 Norris
  • 20 Davies
Ref: Carl Berry
Att: 9,163

Match Stats

Shots

13 5

On target

6 3

Corners

5 2

Fouls

8 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Barnsley 4, Gillingham 1.

90:00 +5:14 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Barnsley 4, Gillingham 1.

90:00 +4:33

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

90:00 +4:33

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

90:00 +3:01

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

90:00 +3:01

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

90:00 +0:05

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90:00 +0:04

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

89:44

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

88:14

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Joe Dudgeon.

87:49

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

85:03

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

82:46

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

82:46

Foul by Kortney Hause (Gillingham).

81:37

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

81:22

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Josh Pritchard.

81:11

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

80:57

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Stephen Bywater.

80:43

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

79:31

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

78:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces Jermaine McGlashan.

78:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Kane Hemmings replaces Sam Winnall.

77:01 Booking

Booking Martin Cranie (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card.

77:00

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

76:56

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

75:42 Goal scored

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

74:42

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

74:42

Foul by Josh Pritchard (Gillingham).

73:40

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

73:40

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

73:02 Goal scored

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

72:43

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

71:46

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

71:46

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

67:45 Goal scored

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.

67:16

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

65:54

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Danny Kedwell.

65:06 Booking

Booking Leon Legge (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

65:01

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

65:01

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

64:11

Foul by Sam Winnall (Barnsley).

64:11

Leon Legge (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Devante Cole replaces Leroy Lita.

62:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Barnsley. Dale Jennings replaces Keith Treacy.

60:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Cody McDonald replaces Brennan Dickenson.

60:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Gillingham. Josh Pritchard replaces Aaron Morris.

57:25

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

57:25

Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:44

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Barnsley).

54:44

Aaron Morris (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:53

Martin Cranie (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53:53

Foul by Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham).

52:41

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

52:40

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

52:26

Delay in match Bradley Dack (Gillingham) because of an injury.

52:13

Foul by Leroy Lita (Barnsley).

52:13

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

50:54

Attempt missed. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

50:24

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Leon Legge.

45:00

Second Half begins Barnsley 2, Gillingham 0.

45:00 +1:19 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Barnsley 2, Gillingham 0.

45:00 +1:07

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

45:00 +1:07

Foul by Leon Legge (Gillingham).

45:00 +0:25

Foul by Martin Cranie (Barnsley).

45:00 +0:25

Danny Kedwell (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:01

Attempt missed. Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

42:02

Foul by Joe Dudgeon (Barnsley).

42:02

Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:22

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

40:22

Foul by Bradley Dack (Gillingham).

38:52

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

38:52

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

37:06

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by John Egan.

29:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barnsley 2, Gillingham 0. Sam Winnall (Barnsley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Reece Brown.

28:47

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

21:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Barnsley 1, Gillingham 0. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Luke Berry.

21:00

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Gillingham).

21:00

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

14:03

Attempt missed. Brad Abbott (Barnsley) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

5:34

Foul by Danny Kedwell (Gillingham).

5:34

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

5:04

Attempt missed. Brennan Dickenson (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is too high.

4:30

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Lewin Nyatanga.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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