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AFC Wimbledon 2-0 Gillingham

First-half goals from Dominic Poleon and Dean Parrett earned AFC Wimbledon victory over 10-man Gillingham.

After 20 minutes a weak back pass from Rory Donnelly, only introduced as a substitute for Bradley Dack seven minutes earlier, set up a race for the loose ball between Poleon and keeper Stuart Nelson.

Poleon was the first to the ball and he skipped away from the stranded Nelson before stroking it into an empty net.

Lightning almost struck twice after 39 minutes following another poor back pass that went straight to Tom Elliott but Nelson saved bravely at the Wimbledon striker's feet.

The home side - now unbeaten in four - were not to be outdone, though, and doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time with Parrett converting from the penalty spot after John Pask was penalised for dragging Paul Robinson to the ground.

Donnelly curled a free-kick inches wide on the hour as the Gills looked for a way back but his day was ended prematurely when he was sent off by referee Darren England for an abusive gesture toward the home fans.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Shea
  • 2Fuller
  • 32Charles
  • 6Robinson
  • 3MeadesSubstituted forKellyat 83'minutes
  • 18ParrettBooked at 61mins
  • 16BeereSubstituted forBulmanat 73'minutes
  • 8Reeves
  • 17Barcham
  • 10PoleonSubstituted forTaylorat 66'minutes
  • 9Elliott

Substitutes

  • 4Bulman
  • 11Whelpdale
  • 22Kelly
  • 23Barnett
  • 24McDonnell
  • 33Taylor
  • 34Robertson

Gillingham

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Nelson
  • 5Ehmer
  • 18Pask
  • 6Oshilaja
  • 12KoncheskyBooked at 72mins
  • 16OsadebeBooked at 27mins
  • 33Byrne
  • 20Oldaker
  • 11Knott
  • 23DackSubstituted forDonnellyat 14'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 50Emmanuel-ThomasSubstituted forListat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 9Donnelly
  • 13Hadler
  • 21List
  • 22Dickenson
  • 26Stevenson
  • 44Wright
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
4,653

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home22
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Gillingham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Gillingham 0.

  3. Post update

    Billy Knott (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon).

  5. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Josh Pask.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  7. Post update

    Billy Knott (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).

  9. Dismissal

    Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) is shown the red card.

  10. Post update

    Darren Oldaker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).

  12. Post update

    Sean Kelly (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Kelly replaces Jonathan Meades because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom Elliott.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon).

  18. Post update

    Josh Pask (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dannie Bulman replaces Tom Beere.

  20. Post update

    Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

As It Stood

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1Scunthorpe1173126111524
2Bradford11560137621
3Bury116232013720
4Sheff Utd115331414018
5Northampton114521812617
6Port Vale115241514117
7Bristol Rovers114431616016
8Bolton114431010016
9MK Dons114341514115
10Oxford Utd114341211115
11Rochdale114341313015
12Gillingham114341721-415
13Peterborough113531814414
14Fleetwood113441616013
15Wimbledon113441516-113
16Walsall113441317-413
17Chesterfield113351616012
18Charlton112631212012
19Millwall113351822-412
20Swindon113351216-412
21Southend113351220-812
22Shrewsbury112451116-510
23Coventry11164812-49
24Oldham11164512-79
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