Match ends, MK Dons 1, Gillingham 0.
Osman Sow scored on his MK Dons debut to hand his new side their first points of the League One season with a 1-0 win over Gillingham.
Sow's strike was also the Dons' first goal of the campaign and proved the difference after both sides missed late penalties.
Kieran Agard saw his effort saved while Josh Wright blazed over the bar in a dramatic final few minutes at Stadium MK.
Following a drab first half, it was a hopeful ball into the Gillingham box from Aaron Tshibola little more than a minute after the resumption that found Sow lurking at the back post, and the Swede nodded home.
The Dons should have doubled their lead 10 minutes from time after Ryan Seager was brought down by Gillingham goalkeeper Tomas Holy inside the box.
However, Agard's resulting spot-kick was well saved by the 25-year-old custodian.
Gillingham's Wright was then given his opportunity to level the tie with his own penalty three minutes from time after Dons goalkeeper Lee Nicholls was judged to have fouled Liam Nash in the box.
But the Gills captain blasted his spot-kick over the crossbar as the Dons recorded their first win of the season.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 7AriyibiSubstituted forUpsonat 81'minutes
- 20TshibolaBooked at 36mins
- 8CisséBooked at 90mins
- 16MuirheadSubstituted forPawlettat 52'minutesBooked at 63mins
- 9SowSubstituted forAgardat 60'minutes
- 5EhmerBooked at 76mins
- 4LaceySubstituted forOldakerat 81'minutes
- 2O'NeillBooked at 90mins
- 33ByrneBooked at 39mins
- 14ParkerSubstituted forNashat 62'minutes
- Trevor Kettle
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Gillingham 0.
Attempt missed. Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Aaron Tshibola (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Dangerous play by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).
Darren Oldaker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons).
Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).
Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot is just a bit too high. Josh Wright should be disappointed.
Penalty conceded by Lee Nicholls (MK Dons) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Gillingham. Josh Wright draws a foul in the penalty area.
Attempt missed. Gabriel Zakuani (Gillingham) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.
Attempt saved. Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Tomas Holy.
Attempt saved. Aaron Tshibola (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Penalty MK Dons. Kieran Agard draws a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty conceded by Tomas Holy (Gillingham) after a foul in the penalty area.