Moore in at the dou­ble to un­der­line con­trol

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - FOOTBALL -

BARNS­LEY are two points be­hind joint lead­ers Peter­bor­ough and Portsmouth af­ter dom­i­nat­ing this Oak­well en­counter.

They en­joyed two-thirds of the pos­ses­sion and rat­tled in 25 shots, seven of which were on tar­get.

More im­por­tantly, Ki­ef­fer Moore struck twice to make it six goals for the sea­son and en­sure Barns­ley main­tained their un­beaten start against a stub­born Gilling­ham.

Barns­ley head coach Daniel Sten­del claimed: “We had con­trol of the game, we had con­trol of the op­po­nen. We had a lot of chances to score and at 2-0 in front I was very sat­is­fied then we had one mo­ment where we went to sleep.

“I was a lit­tle bit sur­prised but it is what it is. The last 20 min­utes weren’t easy for us but it was a good win.”

The Reds started on the front foot and took the lead af­ter 13 min­utes when Moore un­leashed a thun­der­ous ef­fort from 20 yards, beat­ing goal­keeper Tomas Holy at his near post.

Barns­ley dou­bled their ad­van­tage in the 33rd minute when El­liott List was ad­judged to have fouled Ge­orge Mon­cur in­side the area and Moore stepped up to slot the penalty down the mid­dle.

Gilling­ham thought they had got one back on the stroke of half­time. From a set-piece, the ball fell to Bran­don Han­ley, who slid the ball across for Tom Eaves to net only to be flagged off­side.

The Gills fi­nally got one back on the hour. Adam Davies saved at point-blank range, but af­ter a scram­ble, Josh Parker forced the loose ball over the line.

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