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AFC Wimbledon 2-4 Gillingham

Tom Eaves netted his 19th League One goal of the season as Gillingham came from behind to record an impressive victory at relegation-threatened AFC Wimbledon.

The Dons looked like heading for a third successive home win after Scott Wagstaff danced down the right and squared the ball for Michael Folivi to side-foot high past Tomas Holy from 15 yards in the 22nd minute.

Gills' equaliser in the 40th minute came somewhat against the run of play, when Leonardo da Silva Lopes slipped in Brandon Hanlan and the Charlton youth product shifted the ball out of his feet before firing under Aaron Ramsdale.

Two minutes later they were ahead, when Graham Burke's speculative 30-yard effort was fumbled by Ramsdale, whose desperate efforts to claw the ball to safety were in vain.

The points were effectively sealed when Lopes darted into the box and found the bottom right-hand corner five minutes into the second period.

Eaves put some gloss on the scoreline with seven minutes left, heading home emphatically from Luke O'Neill's inviting free-kick, before James Hanson replied by burying Dylan Connolly's centre deep into stoppage time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 35Ramsdale
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 26McDonald
  • 6Thomas
  • 20Sibbick
  • 7WagstaffSubstituted forHansonat 60'minutes
  • 8HartiganSubstituted forConnollyat 60'minutes
  • 40Wordsworth
  • 15SeddonBooked at 52mins
  • 39PigottBooked at 34mins
  • 41FoliviSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Watson
  • 11Pinnock
  • 16Connolly
  • 17Barcham
  • 18Hanson
  • 24McDonnell
  • 38McLoughlin

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 2O'Neill
  • 5EhmerBooked at 48mins
  • 34Ogilvie
  • 12Fuller
  • 17Da Silva LopesSubstituted forParrettat 90+6'minutes
  • 33ByrneBooked at 32mins
  • 13Reilly
  • 10BurkeSubstituted forCharles-Cookat 87'minutes
  • 9Eaves
  • 7HanlanSubstituted forListat 90+5'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Lacey
  • 8Parrett
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 14Campbell
  • 15List
  • 24Rees
  • 30Hadler
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
4,847

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Gillingham 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 2, Gillingham 4.

Foul by James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon).

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

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 2, Gillingham 4. James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dylan Connolly.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Dean Parrett replaces Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Brandon Hanlan.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon) header from very close range misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Regan Charles-Cook replaces Graham Burke.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Shane McLoughlin (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Graham Burke (Gillingham).

Goal!

Goal! AFC Wimbledon 1, Gillingham 4. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Luke O'Neill.

Foul by Paul Kalambayi (AFC Wimbledon).

Callum Reilly (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Rod McDonald (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Terell Thomas (AFC Wimbledon).

Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Kalambayi (AFC Wimbledon).

Callum Reilly (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (AFC Wimbledon) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Graham Burke (Gillingham) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Shane McLoughlin replaces Michael Folivi.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. James Hanson replaces Scott Wagstaff.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Dylan Connolly replaces Anthony Hartigan.

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

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Paul Kalambayi (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Graham Burke (Gillingham) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Callum Reilly (Gillingham).

Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Steve Seddon (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton392411476314583
2Barnsley392212565283778
3Portsmouth392111768412774
4Sunderland371916264343073
5Charlton381910955371867
6Peterborough391610136054658
7Doncaster3815121161501157
8Blackpool391414114341256
9Coventry39168154343056
10Burton391411145346753
11Fleetwood381410144941852
12Gillingham39138185363-1047
13Oxford Utd391113154554-946
14Plymouth391210174961-1246
15Bristol Rovers381112153939045
16Wycombe381111164758-1144
17Accrington371111154054-1444
18Scunthorpe39128194767-2044
19Shrewsbury391013164252-1043
20Southend39126214757-1042
21Walsall39119194261-1942
22Rochdale38118194776-2941
23Wimbledon39116223457-2339
24Bradford39106234367-2436
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