Match report: Barnsley 2 Gillingham 1

Reds v Gillingham
Reds v Gillingham

Barnsley enjoyed their best start to a league campaign in 15 years after they beat Gillingham 2-1 at Oakwell.

Kieffer Moore's hot streak continued as he took his tally to six goals in three games with a first-half double, meaning the Reds have gone unbeaten in their first six league games for the first time since 2003.

Josh Parker got Gillingham back in it on the hour, but Daniel Stendel's brilliant start to life at Barnsley continues.

They made a lightning start and after 13 minutes of pressure took the lead when Moore unleashed a thunderous effort from 20 yards, beating Tomas Holy at his near post.

It was 2-0 13 minutes later as Moore found the net again.

Elliott List was adjudged to have fouled George Moncur inside the box and Moore stepped up to the spot and calmly sent Holy the wrong way, slotting down the middle.

Moore could have had a hat-trick but saw two efforts cleared off the line and then on the hour-mark Gillingham got one back.

Adam Davies saved at point-blank range but after a scramble, Parker forced the loose ball over the line.

The Gills gave everything in search of a leveller, with Parker firing inches wide at the death, but Barnsley stood firm for a fourth win from six games.

Barnsley: Davies, Cavare, Pinnock, Lindsay, Pinillos, Dougall, Potts (Adeboyejo 62), Mowatt, Moncur (McGeehan 73), Thiam (Brown 81), Moore

Unused subs: Walton, Williams, Isgrove, Jackson

Gillingham: Holy, Fuller, Zakuani (Lacey 40), Ehmer, Garmston, Hanlan (Wilikinson 67), Reilly, Bingham, Parker, Eaves, List (Rees 56)

Unused subs: Hadler, O'Neill, Nasseri, Stevenson, Hadler

Referee: John Bushby

Attendance: 11,434