Barnsley made it safely into the FA Cup third round after convincingly seeing off Conference battlers Chester.
The Reds made up for the frustrating home Oakwell draw nine days earlier as they dominated. A home tie against Championship Middlesbrough now awaits following clinical strikes from Dale Jennings, (two) and Kane Hemmings.
The visitors struck in the 15th minute. The recalled Hemmings, son of former Chester striker Tony, pounced to fire into the roof of the net from eight yards after Peter Ramage’s initial effort had been blocked.
Wilson’s men ought to have been further clear as they also fluffed a number of decent chances in that first period.
Jennings was the chief culprit, firing wide wastefully after being expertly teed up by Devante Cole.
Minutes before the break Chester ‘keeper Jon Worsnop produced a finger-tip save to keep out Conor Hourihane’s 25-yard drive. The Reds looked equally as comfortable in the opening stages of the second half, and again they ought to have extended their lead. Jennings screwed a dismal shot wide, before Cole was denied by Worsnop after the former Bayern Munich man’s fierce drive was blocked by Matty Brown. Jennings made no mistake on 61 minutes, however. He made it 2-0 when curling a low shot beyond Worsnop’s outstretched arm. Craig Hobson fluffed Chester’s best two chances to grab a late consolation, before Jennings’ superb solo effort wrapped up victory three minutes from time.