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Oakwell Stadium (ATT 9,163) 23rd August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Barnsley Barnsley vs Gillingham Gillingham

Barnsley 4

C Hourihane (22)
S Winnall (30)
D Cole (68)
D Jennings (76)

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Gillingham 1

D Kedwell (74)

Barnsley topple Gillingham

Last Updated: 23/08/14 7:01pm

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Conor Hourihane: Scored a screamer

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.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 21 42
2 Milton Keynes Dons 20 41
3 Swindon Town 21 41
4 Preston North End 21 41
5 Sheffield United 21 33
6 Rochdale 21 31
7 Notts County 20 31
8 Bradford City 21 30
9 Peterborough United 21 30
10 Oldham Athletic 21 30
11 Chesterfield 21 28
12 Fleetwood Town 21 27
13 Walsall 21 27
14 Barnsley 21 26
15 Port Vale 21 26
16 Doncaster Rovers 20 26
17 Coventry City 21 25
18 Scunthorpe United 20 23
19 Gillingham 21 22
20 Crawley Town 21 22
21 Colchester United 21 20
22 Yeovil Town 21 20
23 Leyton Orient 21 19
24 Crewe Alexandra 21 19