AFC Wimbledon 3-1 Gillingham

AFC Wimbledon moved up to fourth in League Two with a comfortable victory over Gillingham.

Christian Jolley put the hosts in front with a tidy finish after a slip by Gills defender Matt Lawrence and he added a second with a thumping header from Sam Hatton's centre.

Jack Midson made it 3-0 with a simple finish after more poor defending from the visitors.

Charlie Lee's 25-yarder was scant consolation for Gillingham.

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AFC Wimbledon boss Terry Brown told BBC London 94.9:

Brown keeps feet on the ground

"I expect my midfield to contribute some goals now, and need goals from other areas, but it was a great win, a big win for the club and playing in front of a sell-out crowd shows how far this club has come in nine years.

"I still ask for the Plymouth and Hereford scores, only until we are safe can we look further up the table."

Kuffour pleased with Gills debut despite defeat

Gillingham's new loan striker Jo Kuffour told BBC Radio Kent:

"It was a tough game. We knew it was going to be tough. I've played against them already this season for Bristol Rovers and they pass the ball well.

"I thought we were sloppy at the start of the game - gifted them two early goals. I thought we bounced back well in the second half and showed a lot of character.

"We could have maybe got back into it - their keeper pulled off a couple of good saves, and a few flashed across the box but it didn't seem like it was going to go in for us today."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

AFC Wimbledon

  • 01 Brown
  • 03 Gwillim (Johnson - 4' )
  • 05 Stuart
  • 22 McNaughton
  • 07 Hatton
  • 10 Midson
  • 12 Jolley
  • 14 Minshull (Porter - 78' )
  • 15 S Moore
  • 23 Yussuff
  • 11 L Moore (Mulley - 30' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Turner
  • 06 Johnson
  • 04 Porter
  • 18 Kiernan
  • 26 Mulley

Gillingham

  • 01 Flitney
  • 03 Frampton
  • 06 Richards Booked
  • 15 Lawrence (Weston - 37' )
  • 16 Fish
  • 18 Jackman Booked
  • 04 Lee Booked (Montrose - 86' )
  • 07 Whelpdale (Kuffour - 59' )
  • 14 Rooney
  • 09 Kedwell
  • 29 Nouble Booked

Substitutes

  • 28 Gazzaniga
  • 10 Weston
  • 19 Montrose
  • 23 Payne
  • 33 Kuffour
Ref: Naylor
Att: 4,606

Match Stats

Shots

8 6

On target

3 1

Corners

1 6

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:12 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +4:41

The offside flag is raised against Jack Midson. Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

90:00 +1:17

The ball is crossed by Luke Rooney.

88:52

Centre by Jo Kuffour, Callum McNaughton makes a clearance.

85:08 Substitution

Substitution Charlie Lee leaves the field to be replaced by Lewis Montrose.

84:31

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Rooney.

83:29

Samuel Hatton takes the direct free kick.

83:29 Booking

Booking Charlie Lee goes into the referee's book.

83:22

Charlie Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rashid Yussuff.

81:00

The ball is swung over by Luke Rooney, save by Seb Brown.

78:32

Frank Nouble has a curled shot.

77:24 Substitution

Substitution Max Porter on for Lee Minshull.

76:37

James Mulley takes a shot. Save made by Ross Flitney. Effort on goal by Jack Midson from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

76:18

Samuel Hatton delivers the ball, save made by Ross Flitney.

75:54

Foul by Jamie Stuart on Danny Kedwell, free kick awarded. Matt Fish takes the direct free kick.

75:40

Christian Jolley produces a cross, Ross Flitney makes a save.

74:11

Danny Kedwell takes a shot. Danny Kedwell takes a inswinging corner.

73:56

The ball is sent over by James Mulley, save by Ross Flitney.

73:36

A cross is delivered by Jo Kuffour, save made by Seb Brown.

72:38

Christian Jolley produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

71:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Samuel Hatton on Luke Rooney. Luke Rooney takes the free kick.

71:18

Luke Rooney produces a cross.

70:19

Luke Rooney takes a shot.

67:21

Samuel Hatton takes the direct free kick.

67:21 Booking

Booking Caution for Danny Jackman.

66:58

Danny Jackman concedes a free kick for a foul on Christian Jolley.

66:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Charlie Lee - Wimbledon 3 - 1 Gillingham Charlie Lee fires in a goal from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 3-1 Gillingham.

66:12

The ball is delivered by Charlie Lee,

61:13

Effort from outside the penalty box by Lee Minshull goes wide left of the target.

60:40

Danny Kedwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Callum McNaughton. Samuel Hatton takes the direct free kick.

59:38

The ball is swung over by Frank Nouble, save by Seb Brown.

59:23

Christian Jolley sends in a cross, Ross Flitney makes a save.

58:37 Substitution

Substitution Jo Kuffour comes on in place of Chris Whelpdale.

57:59

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Jackman.

54:34

Luke Rooney takes a shot.

53:22 Booking

Booking Frank Nouble goes into the referee's book.

52:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seb Brown by Chris Whelpdale. Seb Brown restarts play with the free kick.

52:44

The ball is delivered by Danny Jackman, Brett Johnson makes a clearance.

51:41

Foul by Christian Jolley on Danny Jackman, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

50:10

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Rooney from the left by-line.

48:26

Corner taken right-footed by Samuel Hatton, Unfair challenge on Garry Richards by Callum McNaughton results in a free kick. Ross Flitney restarts play with the free kick.

47:03

Rashid Yussuff takes a shot.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:00 +3:05 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:02

Frank Nouble is ruled offside. Seb Brown takes the direct free kick.

44:28

The ball is crossed by Luke Rooney.

41:58

Frank Nouble concedes a free kick for a foul on Callum McNaughton. Seb Brown takes the direct free kick.

41:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Midson on Matt Fish. Free kick taken by Matt Fish.

39:31

Unfair challenge on Lee Minshull by Matt Fish results in a free kick. Brett Johnson takes the free kick.

35:53 Substitution

Substitution Curtis Weston on for Matt Lawrence.

35:53

Christian Jolley challenges Luke Rooney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Rooney restarts play with the free kick.

34:53

The ball is delivered by Christian Jolley.

33:13

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Rooney from the left by-line.

32:37

Luke Rooney challenges Samuel Hatton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Samuel Hatton restarts play with the free kick.

31:19

Danny Jackman takes a shot. Seb Brown makes a save.

29:31 Substitution

Substitution Luke Moore goes off and James Mulley comes on.

23:39

Christian Jolley is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

21:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Jack Midson - Wimbledon 3 - 0 Gillingham Jack Midson scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 3-0 Gillingham.

19:40

Luke Rooney takes a corner.

18:49

Lee Minshull concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Fish. Direct free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

17:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Rooney on Sammy Moore. Free kick taken by Samuel Hatton.

17:24

Charlie Lee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Moore. Free kick taken by Sammy Moore.

16:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Garry Richards on Christian Jolley. Brett Johnson takes the direct free kick.

15:46

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Ross Flitney.

15:15

Shot from deep inside the area by Danny Jackman clears the bar.

14:17

Foul by Christian Jolley on Garry Richards, free kick awarded. Matt Lawrence restarts play with the free kick.

12:47

Garry Richards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Christian Jolley. Free kick taken by Samuel Hatton.

12:25 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Garry Richards for unsporting behaviour.

11:19

Assist on the goal came from Samuel Hatton.

11:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Christian Jolley - Wimbledon 2 - 0 Gillingham Christian Jolley scores a headed goal from close in. AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Gillingham.

9:41

Assist on the goal came from Lee Minshull.

9:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Christian Jolley - Wimbledon 1 - 0 Gillingham Christian Jolley gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Gillingham.

7:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Rooney by Christian Jolley. Andy Frampton takes the direct free kick.

3:13 Substitution

Substitution Gareth Gwillim leaves the field to be replaced by Brett Johnson.

2:01

Unfair challenge on Chris Whelpdale by Lee Minshull results in a free kick. Ross Flitney restarts play with the free kick.

1:22

Frank Nouble delivers the ball, save by Seb Brown.

0:25

Luke Rooney fouled by Rashid Yussuff, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Jackman.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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