Barnsley topple Gillingham
Last Updated: 23/08/14 7:01pm
Conor Hourihane: Scored a screamer
Conor Hourihane scored the pick of the goals as Barnsley stretched their unbeaten run to three games with a 4-1 win over Gillingham.
The Irish midfielder lashed home his second goal in two games midway through the first half before strikers Sam Winnall and Devante Cole put the hosts in complete control.
Gills captain Danny Kedwell tapped home after his second-half penalty was saved by Adam Davies but Dale Jennings' strike ended any hopes of a fight back.
Barnsley midfielder Luke Berry wasted a close-range header early on prior to Hourihane's fine left-footed strike into the right corner.
Gillingham winger Jermaine McGlashan saw his low effort saved by Davies at the near post in the 29th minute before Winnall rose highest to head Reece Brown's cross into the right corner for his first Barnsley goal.
Substitute Cole, on loan from Manchester City, side-footed Joe Dudgeon's centre in off the underside of the bar three minutes after replacing Leroy Lita before Kedwell netted his fourth of the season after Davies denied his spot-kick.
Jennings, another substitute, slotted into the bottom right corner after Hourihane's free-kick deflected to him before Tykes striker Kane Hemmings saw a close-range effort come back off a post.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 23rd Aug
Barnsley4 - 1Gillingham
Bradford0 - 1Peterboro
Colchester0 - 1Doncaster
Fleetwood0 - 0Chesterfld
Leyton Or0 - 0Walsall
MK Dons0 - 0Coventry
Port Vale0 - 2Notts Co
Preston1 - 0Oldham
Rochdale1 - 1Bristol C
Sheff Utd1 - 0Crawley
Swindon2 - 0Crewe
Yeovil1 - 1Scunthrpe
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