Jack Midson scored a late double as AFC Wimbledon twice fought back from two goals down to beat Gillingham.

Gavin Tomlin fired in from just outside the area before setting up Jo Kuffour, who smashed the ball past Seb Brown.

Luke Moore scored for the Dons with a shot from inside the area but Tomlin then headed in his second before Garry Richards's own goal made it 3-2.

Midson's penalty, after being fouled by Matt Lawrence, and his deflected shot secured the Dons' comeback.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent:

"I'm very shocked. To be 3-1 up with 20 minutes to go and lose the game is criminal. It is not acceptable, that's two weeks in a row.

"We cannot defend. The worst goal of them all was the second goal. It's weak minds and lazy minds. That goal was a complete joke.

"We've lost two on the bounce. Twenty games to go, have I got to do something defensively? Yes I have.

"I felt sorry for the new boys who came in. I'm devastated for them because to get us in that great position at 3-1 and lose the game it's unacceptable."

AFC Wimbledon manager Terry Brown told BBC London 94.9:

"It was an incredible result. We got 1,000-plus supporters today. To go down 1-0 after four minutes and fight back and then to be 3-1 down with 16 minutes and to come back was a credit to the boys.

"I'm not sure we could have bounced back a few weeks ago but we were able to do that today.

"Credit to all the boys, not just the new boys - they have stepped up to the plate today."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Gillingham

  • 01 Flitney
  • 06 Richards
  • 12 Martin
  • 15 Lawrence
  • 18 Jackman (Whelpdale - 81' )
  • 04 Lee
  • 08 Payne
  • 19 Montrose
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 33 Kuffour (Weston - 70' )
  • 39 Tomlin (Oli - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 28 Gazzaniga
  • 05 King
  • 07 Whelpdale
  • 10 Weston
  • 11 Oli

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Brown
  • 03 Gwillim
  • 17 Mitchell-King
  • 22 McNaughton
  • 07 Hatton
  • 15 S Moore
  • 25 Moncur Booked
  • 28 Knott (Kiernan - 85' )
  • 10 Midson Booked
  • 11 L Moore (Yussuff - 70' )
  • 27 Harrison (Stuart - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Turner
  • 05 Stuart
  • 13 Bush
  • 18 Kiernan
  • 23 Yussuff
Ref: Malone
Att: 6,236

Match Stats

Shots

7 6

On target

5 4

Corners

4 4

Fouls

9 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:01 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:33

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brendan Kiernan by Garry Richards. Seb Brown restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:39

Jack Midson challenges Charlie Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ross Flitney takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:09

Lewis Montrose challenges Brendan Kiernan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Sammy Moore.

90:00 +0:37 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Stuart replaces Byron Harrison.

89:22 Booking

Booking George Moncur goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

88:12

The assist for the goal came from Gareth Gwillim.

88:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Midson - Gillingham 3 - 4 Wimbledon Goal scored by Jack Midson from close in high into the middle of the goal. Gillingham 3-4 AFC Wimbledon.

83:42 Substitution

Substitution Brendan Kiernan on for Billy Knott.

83:42 Substitution

Substitution Dennis Oli comes on in place of Gavin Tomlin.

83:42

Effort on goal by Samuel Hatton from a long way out goes over the bar.

81:24

Foul by Jack Midson on Garry Richards, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

80:19 Substitution

Substitution Chris Whelpdale is brought on as a substitute for Danny Jackman.

79:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Midson - Gillingham 3 - 3 Wimbledon Jack Midson scores a placed penalty. Gillingham 3-3 AFC Wimbledon.

78:47

Foul by Matt Lawrence on Jack Midson, Penalty awarded.

74:21

Samuel Hatton takes the inswinging corner, save by Ross Flitney.

72:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Garry Richards - Gillingham 3 - 2 Wimbledon Garry Richards puts the ball into his own goal. Gillingham 3-2 AFC Wimbledon.

72:03

Billy Knott takes a shot. Blocked by Garry Richards.

71:18

Short corner taken by Rashid Yussuff.

69:20

Indirect free kick taken by Mat Mitchel-King.

69:20 Substitution

Substitution Rashid Yussuff is brought on as a substitute for Luke Moore.

69:20 Substitution

Substitution Curtis Weston joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jo Kuffour.

69:20

Jo Kuffour concedes a free kick for a foul on Sammy Moore.

67:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lewis Montrose on Luke Moore. Free kick taken by Luke Moore.

66:42

Shot by Samuel Hatton. Save made by Ross Flitney.

61:50

Assist on the goal came from Jo Kuffour.

61:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Gavin Tomlin - Gillingham 3 - 1 Wimbledon Gavin Tomlin scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Gillingham 3-1 AFC Wimbledon.

61:08

Shot by Jack Midson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

59:45

Assist by George Moncur.

59:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Moore - Gillingham 2 - 1 Wimbledon Luke Moore finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Gillingham 2-1 AFC Wimbledon.

53:09

Assist by Gavin Tomlin.

53:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Jo Kuffour - Gillingham 2 - 0 Wimbledon A goal is scored by Jo Kuffour from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Gillingham 2-0 AFC Wimbledon.

51:49

Foul by Charlie Lee on Sammy Moore, free kick awarded. Callum McNaughton restarts play with the free kick.

50:33

Ross Flitney takes the indirect free kick.

50:33 Booking

Booking Jack Midson is cautioned.

50:24

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jack Midson.

46:51

Billy Knott concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Lee. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Danny Jackman, clearance made by Byron Harrison.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

44:38

Inswinging corner taken by Billy Knott from the right by-line.

41:12

Lewis Montrose concedes a free kick for a foul on Sammy Moore. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Moore.

37:42

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Jackman from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Charlie Lee misses to the right of the goal.

36:53

Unfair challenge on Garry Richards by Billy Knott results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Garry Richards.

34:58

Billy Knott concedes a free kick for a foul on Gavin Tomlin. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Jackman, Jack Midson makes a clearance. Danny Jackman takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Gareth Gwillim makes a clearance.

34:12

Byron Harrison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Lawrence. Matt Lawrence takes the indirect free kick.

29:16

Joe Martin takes a shot from 30 yards. Save by Seb Brown.

26:15

The offside flag is raised against Jack Midson. Garry Richards takes the indirect free kick.

25:52

Foul by Danny Kedwell on Gareth Gwillim, free kick awarded. Gareth Gwillim takes the free kick.

20:28

George Moncur is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ross Flitney takes the free kick.

18:56

Unfair challenge on Sammy Moore by Danny Kedwell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mat Mitchel-King.

18:44

Charlie Lee takes a shot. Seb Brown makes a save.

14:21

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Samuel Hatton from the left by-line to the near post, save by Ross Flitney.

11:40

The referee blows for offside against Luke Moore. Ross Flitney takes the indirect free kick.

10:45

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman.

10:05

The assistant referee flags for offside against Luke Moore. Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

3:58

The assist for the goal came from Danny Jackman.

3:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Gavin Tomlin - Gillingham 1 - 0 Wimbledon A goal is scored by Gavin Tomlin from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Gillingham 1-0 AFC Wimbledon.

1:31

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Jackman from the right by-line, Charlie Lee produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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