THE Reds ended their seven-match winless run with a 2-0 win against Blackpool on Saturday.
Top scorer Chris O'Grady got both goals, opening the scoring with a penalty in first-half injury time.
The points were sealed for the Reds with a close-range header minutes after the restart.
The success was manager Danny Wilson's first since returning to the club.
Despite starting brighter, the visitors soon lost their momentum and Barnsley seized the initiative with Jim O'Brien going close.
The Reds were not to be denied for long.
After a run from Stephen Dawson was upended in the box by Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks, O'Grady calmly found the top right-hand corner with the last kick of the opening half.
The advantage was doubled within three minutes of the restart when O'Grady headed in from a Jim O'Brien cross.
"I think we fully deserved it," said Danny Wilson. "To get three points at this stage is a fantastic return.
"It just makes people aware that we're not going to lie down and we're still there fighting.
"We're not so adrift that we're having to win four or five games to get back into the pack - there's only a couple of wins at most that gets us back in there."
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