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Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Gillingham

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.

Line-ups

MK Dons

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 5Wootton
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 4Walsh
  • 7AriyibiSubstituted forUpsonat 81'minutes
  • 20TshibolaBooked at 36mins
  • 8CisséBooked at 90mins
  • 16MuirheadSubstituted forPawlettat 52'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 15Seager
  • 9SowSubstituted forAgardat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lewington
  • 6Upson
  • 11Pawlett
  • 13Sietsma
  • 14Agard
  • 18McGrandles
  • 25Brittain

Gillingham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 13Holy
  • 5EhmerBooked at 76mins
  • 6Zakuani
  • 4LaceySubstituted forOldakerat 81'minutes
  • 2O'NeillBooked at 90mins
  • 33ByrneBooked at 39mins
  • 11Martin
  • 44Wright
  • 12Ogilvie
  • 9Eaves
  • 14ParkerSubstituted forNashat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 19Nugent
  • 20Oldaker
  • 23Simpson
  • 24Cundle
  • 26Arnold
  • 27Nash
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
7,901

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 1, Gillingham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Gillingham 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Aaron Tshibola (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Dangerous play by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons).

  8. Post update

    Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

  9. Post update

    Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot is just a bit too high. Josh Wright should be disappointed.

  11. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Lee Nicholls (MK Dons) after a foul in the penalty area.

  12. Post update

    Penalty Gillingham. Josh Wright draws a foul in the penalty area.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gabriel Zakuani (Gillingham) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron Tshibola (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  19. Post update

    Penalty MK Dons. Kieran Agard draws a foul in the penalty area.

  20. Post update

    Penalty conceded by Tomas Holy (Gillingham) after a foul in the penalty area.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan33007169
2Peterborough33008359
3Fleetwood33005059
4Shrewsbury33005239
5Oxford Utd32015146
6Charlton32015326
7Bradford32013216
8Doncaster31206425
9Scunthorpe31203215
10Plymouth31114314
11Blackpool31115504
12Walsall31113304
13Portsmouth311134-14
14Southend311137-44
15Rotherham31026423
16MK Dons310212-13
17Blackburn310235-23
18Bristol Rovers310247-33
19Bury310247-33
20Gillingham301202-21
21Rochdale301236-31
22Wimbledon301214-31
23Northampton300316-50
24Oldham300316-50
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