Barnsley climbed away from the League One relegation zone after a 3-0 win at fellow strugglers Shrewsbury.
The Tykes took control of the match with two goals from Sam Winnall (15, 21).
Victory was assured when defender Alfie Mawson added a third goal with 18 minutes left.
The Tykes are now four points ahead of Shrews - who occup the final relegation spot in League One.
Tykes boss Lee Johnson said: “I thought we were brilliant in the first 25 minutes.” said a delighted Johnson. “The game-plan went well. We could have been another couple up as we had some decent chances and another couple cleared off the line.
“They were two great finishes from Sam Winnall, we felt we could get at them with the pace we have in our wide players and we did.
“We were then comfortable for about another 10 minutes, but we then did an ‘us’ - the bad side of us. We dropped off and their first real attack resulted in us conceding a penalty but it was brilliant that it went for us and it was a quality save from Adam Davies! Two saves in fact as straight after he made another good stop.
“The penalty was beyond the call of duty, he was unlucky last week as he made a mistake but he’s performed really well recently and we asked him to keep that consistency up and he’s done that, he’s been part of a very big win.
“I am really pleased for Josh Brownhill as well, he was excellent in his first game. There was too many other good performances to talk about everybody.”