Wilson sees room for improvement

Last Updated: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 18:08
Gillingham

Barnsley boss Danny Wilson was unhappy with side's first-half performance despite their 4-1 win over Gillingham.

Conor Hourihane's left-foot strike from 30 yards put the Tykes ahead midway through the first half at Oakwell before strikers Sam Winnall and Devante Cole both bagged their first Barnsley goals.

Gills captain Danny Kedwell tapped in to pull one back after his 74th-minute penalty was saved by Adam Davies but substitute Dale Jennings slotted home to put the result beyond doubt with 14 minutes remaining.

Wilson said: "Of course I'm delighted, you can't not be pleased with four goals at home in front of your own fans and obviously three points. But I'm a funny old so-and-so in one respect because I'm never satisfied.

"I thought in the first half we could've done a lot better, we didn't have that urgency about us that we needed. Although we got ourselves two-nil up, we weren't firing on all cylinders at that stage.

"At half-time I had a few words with the players because I thought we were playing within ourselves. In the second half I thought there was much more momentum in our game, much more pace, more tempo in our passing and I thought we were well worth the goals we scored.

"I don't think anybody can complain about the scoreline because we had 90 per cent of the game.

"It's a game today that we expected to win and that's no disrespect to Gillingham; we're at home and the emphasis was on us. The last three games, in particular, have been encouraging and at times today it's been the same but it's only something to build on."

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor admitted his side were second best and called for his players to be more effective in attacking positions.

"There were some bits in the first half where we were decent and we got our wide players in, maybe could've done with a bit better end product," Taylor said. "But some of the football we did in the first half was okay.

"It was a very, very even game and then you come in two-nil down (at half-time) so then you've got to get a goal pretty sharpish; they get the third and that's game, set and match.

"I think if you play away from home and you get in a couple of times your end product has got to be good because then all of a sudden you get the momentum, you get the goal and then it's a different day for you. But for us today there was no end product.

"We had a good enough team that started the match; but Barnsley were better than us today, that's it, simple as that."

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