Match ends, Gillingham 1, MK Dons 2.
George Williams struck five minutes from time as struggling MK Dons defeated Gillingham to claim their first away win in League One for almost six months.
The three points were enough to lift the Dons out of the relegation zone ahead of difficult fixtures against promotion-chasing Blackburn and Wigan.
MK Dons came close just after the half-hour mark, as Ed Upson's low effort from the edge of the area drew a good save out of Gills goalkeeper Tomas Holy.
But the visitors did go ahead when Kieran Agard helped the ball through for Chuks Aneke, who burst into the space ahead of him before finishing confidently into the bottom corner.
Gillingham hit back four minutes before half-time when a lovely cross by Bradley Garmston was headed in at the back post, on his full debut, by Navid Nasseri.
Aneke had a good effort beaten away by Holy before the Dons snatched the win when Upson played through Williams, who got just enough power on his shot to find the net.
Match report supplied by Press Association
- 2O'NeillBooked at 90mins
- 5EhmerBooked at 80mins
- 7WagstaffBooked at 35minsSubstituted forEavesat 70'minutes
- 37NasseriSubstituted forNugentat 90+1'minutes
- 3LewingtonBooked at 87mins
- 16MuirheadSubstituted forEbanks-Landellat 73'minutes
- 11PawlettBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBrittainat 52'minutesBooked at 65mins
- 14AgardSubstituted forThomas-Asanteat 80'minutes
- 10AnekeBooked at 90mins
- John Busby
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, MK Dons 2.
Attempt missed. Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Bradley Garmston (Gillingham).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Scott Wootton (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Delay in match Lee Nicholls (MK Dons) because of an injury.
Attempt saved. Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Gillingham. Ben Nugent replaces Navid Nasseri.
Navid Nasseri (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Chuks Aneke (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Chuks Aneke (MK Dons).
Foul by Luke O'Neill (Gillingham).
Brandon Thomas-Asante (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ed Upson (MK Dons).
Dean Lewington (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.
Goal! Gillingham 1, MK Dons 2. George B Williams (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ed Upson.
Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Scott Wootton.