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AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Gillingham

Scott Wagstaff's first-half goal against his former club earned AFC Wimbledon a 1-0 victory over Gillingham.

The Gills dominated early on as Brandon Hanlan shot at Dons goalkeeper Nathan Trott from close range and Mikael Mandron headed wide.

Wagstaff curled past Jack Bonham to put the Dons ahead with their first shot on target after 19 minutes for his first league goal since September 2018.

A brilliant last-ditch tackle by Luke O'Neill - another former Gillingham player - denied Hanlan from scoring a quick-fire equaliser. The Gills striker then shot inches wide under pressure from Ryan Delaney.

The Gills felt they were denied a penalty on 53 minutes when Olly Lee appeared to be dragged to the ground by Mitch Pinnock.

Pinnock almost added to the visitors' frustration when his first-time shot from 25 yards forced Bonham into a fingertip save after an hour.

Max Sanders' deflected cross cannoned off Bonham's crossbar a minute later but the Dons had already done enough to claim their first league win in four.

Gillingham's miserable afternoon ended with substitute Ben Pringle getting sent off by referee Kevin Johnson three minutes into stoppage time for dissent.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Wimbledon

  • 1Trott
  • 2O'Neill
  • 30Kalambayi
  • 21DelaneyBooked at 83mins
  • 7Wagstaff
  • 23Sanders
  • 11PinnockBooked at 7mins
  • 33Reilly
  • 37Osew
  • 15ForssSubstituted forAppiahat 58'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 39PigottBooked at 45minsSubstituted forGuinness-Walkerat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Thomas
  • 8Hartigan
  • 9Appiah
  • 12Rudoni
  • 18Guinness-Walker
  • 19McLoughlin
  • 24McDonnell

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 12FullerSubstituted forPringleat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5Ehmer
  • 27Tucker
  • 6OgilvieBooked at 3mins
  • 18ByrneBooked at 85mins
  • 14Jones
  • 4O'KeefeSubstituted forO'Connorat 30'minutes
  • 22LeeSubstituted forMarshallat 80'minutes
  • 9Mandron
  • 7Hanlan

Substitutes

  • 10Ndjoli
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 17Pringle
  • 19Marshall
  • 21Walsh
  • 23Jakubiak
  • 24O'Connor
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
4,554

Match Stats

Home TeamWimbledonAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away22
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, AFC Wimbledon 1, Gillingham 0.

Attempt missed. Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Mark Marshall with a cross.

Booking

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

Dismissal

Ben Pringle (Gillingham) is shown the red card.

Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Kwesi Appiah tries a through ball, but Paul Osew is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Ben Pringle replaces Barry Fuller.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Nesta Guinness-Walker replaces Joe Pigott.

Booking

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

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

Booking

Ryan Delaney (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ryan Delaney (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Jack Bonham.

Attempt missed. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mitchell Pinnock with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mark Marshall replaces Olly Lee.

Attempt missed. Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Thomas O'Connor with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ryan Delaney.

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

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Olly Lee (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Sanders (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham).

Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Thomas O'Connor with a through ball.

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Attempt blocked. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Wagstaff with a cross.

Foul by Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham).

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

Jack Tucker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon).

Jack Tucker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt missed. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mikael Mandron with a headed pass following a fast break.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe18116128141439
2Ipswich16104227121534
3Peterborough1894540231731
4Rotherham1793528151330
5Coventry187922320330
6Oxford Utd1785437191829
7Fleetwood169252920929
8Blackpool187832621529
9Bristol Rovers178452322128
10Sunderland167542317626
11Portsmouth166642316724
12Shrewsbury176651619-324
13Doncaster156542417723
14Gillingham185672121021
15Burton155551816220
16Rochdale1954102133-1219
17Accrington184682428-418
18Lincoln City175391822-418
19Wimbledon1844102128-716
20Tranmere174492132-1116
21MK Dons1841131529-1413
22Southend1812151752-355
23Bolton15348936-271
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