Date: 20th April 2016 at 5:36pm
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Head coach Paul Heckingbottom has spoken of his delight at seeing Barnsley take victory over Peterborough United last night.

Hosting the side at Oakwell, a stoppage time winner from George Williams gave the side all three points and it also saw us close the gap on Gillingham, meaning we now sit outside of the Play Off spots based on goal difference alone.

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference, Heckingbottom was obviously pleased with the performance and the win, even if it was a touch on the dramatic side.

‘I think the most pleasing thing about the result and the performance was the patience we showed, not just the players but the fans as well. We stress that everyone is in it together and the fans stuck with the players brilliantly and it`s an important message for everyone. We as the staff are trying to preach that, but it`s no good us saying that if the fans don`t believe that and they were brilliant and everybody has got their rewards today. We believed a chance would come and as it happens it`s the one that we were the least likely to score from but that`s our reward.’

It was of course Williams’ first goal of the current season that gave us the win, and Heckingbottom was surprised to see him be the man to win the game – but he was going to take it.

But he again said the most pleasing thing on the day was the performance and the attitude, so for him that made the win justified in many ways.

‘I don`t know why he was in there to be honest. It`s a squad game and everyone has played their part and tonight, George gets the goal. He`s contributed lots in other games with his performances and for an unlikely player to get the goal and the timing of it, is good for us and George. For us, it was all about the three points and the performance was pleasing. Even when they had 11, I thought we were the better team and we created more of the chances because when they went to 10 they were strong.’

With three games remaining to secure that Play Off spot now, the gaffer went on to say that the club would continue to approach games positively and will be looking for the same levels of intensity to get ourselves ahead of Gillingham, to give more hope of a second trip to Wembley this year.

‘The manner of the victory, the scorer, the crowd, you have to bank and feed off that adrenalin and we`ll release that ahead of the Sheffield United game. It`s still three points but it`s totally different. Everyone goes on there full of adrenaline and you have to ride that, taking it into the next game because it is about momentum. As long as we`re in it, anything can happen, especially at that last game. Everyone knows how hard the lads are trying and they will give it everything in the last three games. Where we end up we end up, we`ll have to roll with it and keep being as positive as we can and keep getting the points we need to get there.’

Williams was also speaking at the end of the game given his first goal of his career, and he explained.

‘It was incredible. It was unbelievable to get the win and where we are in the table, it was a huge win. To get my first professional goal and first for Barnsley is a feeling I can`t really describe, it was amazing. We were chasing the game and they weren`t leaving anyone up when we had set-pieces so I looked at Josh Scowen and said I`m going up! He looked a bit surprised but I went up. I remember seeing the ball come in and I thought their ‘keeper had saved it to be honest, it went in slow-mo! When it went in it was a great feeling. It`s been a long and great journey. It`s had its ups and downs, but scoring that goal tonight captured it all and I`m over the moon with it, really happy.’

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