Published: 18:00, 13 February 2016
Gillingham’s cutting edge made the difference on Saturday, said winning boss Justin Edinburgh.
Dominic Samuel's clinical finish put the Gills ahead against Barnsley and Bradley Dack was again in the right place at the right time to score the winner.
In a tight League 1 game, it was those key moments in front of goal that made all the difference.
“We’ve come up against what were probably the in form team in the country and we had to battle hard. We got there in the end.
“It was an even game but probably in the final third we just had that cutting edge.”
Edinburgh had to make changes to his Gillingham team, putting Aaron Morris into defence after Ryan Jackson missed out with a knee injury.
Emmanuel Osadebe came into midfield.
Edinburgh said: “We didn’t want to be too vocal about (Ryan’s injury) because we were really confident he would overcome it. Unfortunately we ran out of time and had to shuffle the pack.
“Aaron Morris was excellent at right-back and it allowed us to bring Paddy (Osadebe) back in for his first start in a long while. He started slowly but he really did grow into the game and had an excellent game.
“You get a gut feeling, sometimes. Paddy has been waiting patiently and he trained so hard, as they all do, I just felt it was needed to bring him in."
“It was a real clinical finish,” Edinburgh said, of Samuel’s opener.
And on the winner, he added: “Good players get winners.
"They arrive in the right areas and after all the speculation that will be a big one for Brad. I am pleased for him.”