Match ends, Gillingham 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.
Callum Reilly scored a stoppage-time winner against his former club as AFC Wimbledon ended Gillingham's 15-match unbeaten run in League One with a 2-1 victory at Priestfield.
Winless in seven games prior to kick-off, the Dons started brightly and saw Anthony Hartigan test Gillingham goalkeeper Jack Bonham with a free-kick after just 55 seconds.
Gills captain Max Ehmer came to Bonham's rescue after 14 minutes when he acrobatically cleared Joe Pigott's goal-bound lob off the line.
The visitors deservedly took the lead four minutes after the break when Pigott fired into an empty net after Bonham's parry from Kwesi Appiah's header fell to him six yards out.
On-loan Cardiff goalkeeper Joe Day maintained the Dons' lead when he produced a spectacular fingertip save to keep out John Akinde's header.
However, Day was helpless to prevent Gills substitute Regan Charles-Cook from heading home an equaliser three minutes from time.
That looked to have salvaged Gillingham's unbeaten run but there was still time for Reilly to dramatically earn the Dons a precious victory.
The midfielder, who left Gillingham for free last summer, fired past Bonham in the first minute of stoppage time to snatch all three points for the visitors.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 14JonesSubstituted forWillockat 62'minutes
- 24O'ConnorSubstituted forCharles-Cookat 72'minutes
- 22LeeSubstituted forGrahamat 45'minutes
- 2O'NeillBooked at 82mins
- 26Bech Sørensen
- 19McLoughlinSubstituted forMcDonaldat 90+2'minutes
- 9AppiahSubstituted forRoscrowat 76'minutesBooked at 78mins
- John Busby
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Gillingham 1, AFC Wimbledon 2.
Offside, AFC Wimbledon. Anthony Hartigan tries a through ball, but Adam Roscrow is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Jack Tucker (Gillingham) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross.
Foul by Callum Reilly (AFC Wimbledon).
Barry Fuller (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Scott Wagstaff (AFC Wimbledon).
Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Anthony Hartigan (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).
Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Rod McDonald replaces Shane McLoughlin because of an injury.
Goal! Gillingham 1, AFC Wimbledon 2. Callum Reilly (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Roscrow.
Attempt saved. Adam Roscrow (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Wagstaff with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Barry Fuller (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Graham.
Attempt missed. Anthony Hartigan (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Goal! Gillingham 1, AFC Wimbledon 1. Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) header from very close range to the top left corner.
Attempt saved. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Foul by Luke O'Neill (AFC Wimbledon).
Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.