Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Gillingham 0.
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.
- 3MeadesSubstituted forKellyat 83'minutes
- 18ParrettBooked at 61mins
- 16BeereSubstituted forBulmanat 73'minutes
- 10PoleonSubstituted forTaylorat 66'minutes
- 12KoncheskyBooked at 72mins
- 16OsadebeBooked at 27mins
- 23DackSubstituted forDonnellyat 14'minutesBooked at 89mins
- 50Emmanuel-ThomasSubstituted forListat 45'minutes
- Darren England
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Gillingham 0.
Billy Knott (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Dean Parrett (AFC Wimbledon).
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Josh Pask.
Attempt missed. Adedeji Oshilaja (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.
Billy Knott (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jake Reeves (AFC Wimbledon).
Rory Donnelly (Gillingham) is shown the red card.
Darren Oldaker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon).
Sean Kelly (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Rory Donnelly (Gillingham).
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Sean Kelly replaces Jonathan Meades because of an injury.
Delay in match Jonathan Meades (AFC Wimbledon) because of an injury.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom Elliott.
Foul by Tom Elliott (AFC Wimbledon).
Josh Pask (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dannie Bulman replaces Tom Beere.
Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.