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PREVIEW: Barnsley Vs Gillingham

30 August 2018

After back-to-back away games, the Reds return to Oakwell to take on Gillingham in Sky Bet League One.

Having left Glanford Park with a point last weekend, Daniel Stendel’s side maintained their unbeaten start to the season. The fight back from 2-0 down showed another side to the Reds' game under their German Head Coach.

Five games in and Barnsley are 5th in Sky Bet League One and after a goalless draw last time out at Oakwell the Reds will be looking to get back to winning ways in front of their home supporters.

Our opponents also find themselves well positioned in the league table, having taken seven points from their opening five games, currently sitting 9th in the division so far.

After what's been a promising start to the new campaign, the Gills will be hoping to become the first side to score at Oakwell this season when they arrive on Saturday. They have netted in both of their previous league away games this term, firstly at Accrington Stanley and then at Walsall.

Steve Lovell

Gillingham manager, Steve Lovell is already a club legend having amassed 94 goals in 223 appearances for the club as a player. Now entering his first full season in charge at the club, the early signs are that it could be a positive year at the Priestfield Stadium.

Having led his team to 17th last season, Lovell will be hoping his side can aim higher this time around. In order to achieve this, he brought in a number of new signings over the course of the summer.

The Charlton Athletic duo of Regan Charles-Cook and Brandon Hanlan were joined by Barry Fuller and Dean Parrett from AFC Wimbledon as Lovell looked to bolster his squad.

With these arrivals adding to a squad featuring the likes of top scorer Tom Eaves, Gills fans may well be optimistic of challenging for the upper reaches of League One this term.

Tom Eaves

The last time the two sides met was during Barnsley's last Sky Bet League One campaign. Gillingham came out on top at the Priestfield Stadium, but it was a different story earlier on in the season at Oakwell.

Goals from Ben Pearson and Sam Winnall helped Barnsley to a 2-0 victory in front of their own fans.

With an unbeaten record still to their name, the Reds will be looking to carry on their superb form in the league but they face a tough test on what should be a cracking Saturday afternoon at Oakwell.

Gills Vs Reds  

Assistant Head Coach, Andreas Winkler and midfield general Kenny Dougall spoke to the press this week to preview the fixture, with both interviews available to view on iFollow Barnsley. 

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Tickets for the clash remain on sale and online at their cheapest price before midnight Friday, where the matchday increase will kick in. Click the link below to be there with us at 3pm on Saturday!



If you can't make it to the game you can instead log in to iFollow Barnsley and receive full match commentary from 2:50pm on the day of the game. If you're an international subscriber, the live stream is an option this weekend and you can find out further information on all iFollow packages by clicking the image below!


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Match Reports

REPORT: Barnsley 2-1 Gillingham

1 September 2018

The Reds extend their unbeaten start to the season with another home victory, seeing off a dogged Gillingham 2-1 at Oakwell.

A Kieffer Moore brace was enough for Daniel Stendel's side this afternoon, with Josh Parker's second half goal a futile strike in the end, as Reds fans bathed in sunshine saw their men add another three points to the total. 

The Reds' Head Coach named an unchanged starting lineup for the visit of the Gills. 

As ever, it was a rapid start for Stendel's men with George Moncur bending an effort inches wide before Mamadou Thiam crashed an effort against the outside of the foot of the near post. 

Player of the Month for August, Alex Mowatt was next to try his luck - chancing his arm from distance but seeing his effort flash just over the crossbar. 

But the goal came, just three minutes later. 

Some neat interchanges in midfield by Moncur and Thiam allowed room for Moore to run into, but from 25 yards out he tried his luck, and his belting drive beat Gills' 'keeper Tomas Holy all ends up. 

It was all Barnsley in the first half and further chances came and went for Moncur, Moore and Mowatt before the Reds did double their lead just after the half hour mark. 

A well-worked corner routine saw Dani Pinillos played into the box and he was clipped by the defender,with Referee Busby pointing to the penalty spot. 

Up stepped Moore and he put away the spot-kick with ease, to make it six goals from six games. 

Pinillos went close with a blockbuster of a piledriver from 40 yards, Holy had to be sharp to tip it around the posts for a Barnsley corner.

There was a scare for the Reds when Brandon Hanlan cut the ball back for Tom Eaves to slot home, but the Gills frontman had edged offside and it remained 2-0.


HALF TIME: Barnsley 2-0 Gillingham


Within five minutes of the restart it should have been 3-0 and game over, but Moore's effort was wonderfully hooked off the goalline by Bradley Garmston. 

Just before the hour and Davies had to be alert when after a defensive mix-up, Eaves saw a run on goal but his half-volley was acrobatically denied by the Reds 'skipper.

But the goal arrived for the away side, when a corner wasn't suitably cleared and Parker was on hand to stab home from a yard out to give Gillingham a way back into the match. 

Brad Potts was the first player to be replaced by Stendel; Victor Adeboyejo was the replacement.

The Reds regained the impetus and were enjoying much of the possession and carving out chances, including a vicious cross-cum-shot by Moore which Holy repelled superbly. 

On 73 there was a second Reds change as Cameron McGeehan came on for Moncur and with 10 minutes left on the clock the final change being Jacob Brown for Mamadou Thiam. 

Callum Reilly had the last real chance for the away side when his free header from Parker's cross somehow cleared the crossbar when it looked easier to score. 

It was a real battle in the second period but it's another victory for Barnsley and they move up to 3rd in the Sky Bet League One table.


FULL TIME: Barnsley 2-1 Gillingham

Davies, Cavaré, Pinnock, Lindsay, Pinillos, Potts (Adeboyejo 61), Moncur (McGeehan 73), Dougall, Mowatt, Thiam (Brown 81), Moore.

Unused: Walton, J.Williams, Isgrove, Jackson.

Att: 11,434 (259 away)

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Ticket News

Family Zone This Weekend

30 August 2018

Open from 1.30pm and based in the Investment Room East Stand Upper, the newly refurbished Family Zone is the best place for young children to sit and experience the match.

The Family Zone will be a regular host to a number of exclusive and child friendly activities for the entire family to get involved with throughout the season. There is also a unique catering menu, featuring special options created specifically for children. All activities will be run pre-match, and once the action is underway, they will be carefully stored until the next home fixture.

Take a look at what we've got in store for you this weekend:

1. FIFA 18 Tournament

Our friends from SLBC Events will be on hand to host a FIFA 18 tournament for fans up in the Family Zone. Young Reds will be invited to play across two platforms (Playstation4 and Xbox One), with the winner(s) being presented with their prize on the pitch at half-time by Toby Tyke!

 2. Meet Toby Tyke

No visit to Oakwell would be complete without meeting our mischievous mascot, Toby Tyke. Toby will be prowling around the Family Zone prior to kick-off, so be sure to grab him for a selfie and hi-five.

 3. Giveaways

Across the course of the 2018/19 season, a number of items will be given away in the Family Zone. This week Reds midfielder, George Moncur, has signed a number of pictures for supporters to pick up in the Family Zone - FOR FREE!

 4. Experience Upgrade

Every week, one lucky fan who has a ticket for the Family Zone will be randomly selected to receive an ‘experience upgrade’. This week, one young supporter will be given the opportunity to head pitchside, meet their favourite player and accompany them on to the pitch as a mascot!  As per last week, a member of Barnsley FC staff will be on the concourse from 2.30pm to select a lucky fan!

 5. Fun & Games

Love playing pool? Reckon you can beat your family at Connect 4? The Family Zone will have a number of other activities for children to engage with. This will range from a colouring station, through to table football and Connect 4.

Sound good? Tickets remain on sale for Saturday's fixture against Gillingham. 

Click here to secure your seat!

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