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Milton Keynes Dons 2-0 Gillingham

Cameron Jerome scored his first goal in English football since 2018 as MK Dons ended their winless start to the League One season with a 2-0 victory over Gillingham.

Jerome, who joined Dons boss and former Norwich team-mate Russell Martin this month after a stint in Turkey, also turned provider for Carlton Morris in the second half.

The Dons were in front in the 19th minute when Regan Poole beat his marker to find Jerome on the edge of the Gillingham area and the veteran forward neatly slotted home with a first-time effort.

Martin's men added a second moments after the restart when Jerome found Morris, who played a neat one-two with Louis Thompson inside the visitors' box before poking past Gillingham keeper Jack Bonham for his first league goal of the season.

Defender Richard Keogh, who did well to keep Gillingham quiet throughout, went close to adding a third for the Dons with a powerful header late on, as Steve Evans' side fell to their second league defeat of the season.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2WilliamsBooked at 56mins
  • 4Keogh
  • 3Lewington
  • 5Poole
  • 23ThompsonBooked at 33minsSubstituted forGladwinat 82'minutes
  • 8KasumuBooked at 84mins
  • 10FraserSubstituted forHoughtonat 79'minutes
  • 21Harvie
  • 35JeromeSubstituted forMasonat 69'minutes
  • 9Morris

Substitutes

  • 6Cargill
  • 7Gladwin
  • 15O'Hora
  • 18Sørensen
  • 20Mason
  • 22Walker
  • 24Houghton

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 2Jackson
  • 5Tucker
  • 6Medley
  • 3Ogilvie
  • 8Dempsey
  • 35DrysdaleSubstituted forAkindeat 49'minutes
  • 20RobertsonBooked at 56minsSubstituted forEcclesat 67'minutes
  • 9SamuelSubstituted forCoyleat 67'minutes
  • 19Oliver
  • 10Graham

Substitutes

  • 11Coyle
  • 12Walsh
  • 14McKenzie
  • 15Akinde
  • 16MacDonald
  • 17Eccles
  • 26Maghoma
Referee:
Neil Hair

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home17
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, MK Dons 2, Gillingham 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, MK Dons 2, Gillingham 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. John Akinde (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jordan Graham with a cross following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ben Gladwin (MK Dons).

  5. Post update

    Josh Eccles (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by David Kasumu (MK Dons).

  7. Post update

    Jordan Graham (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Jordan Houghton (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Josh Eccles (Gillingham).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Graham (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

  11. Booking

    David Kasumu (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

    Foul by David Kasumu (MK Dons).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Gladwin replaces Louis Thompson.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Louis Thompson (MK Dons).

  16. Post update

    Kyle Dempsey (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Carlton Morris (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Louis Thompson.

  18. Post update

    Jordan Houghton (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Trae Coyle (Gillingham).

  20. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Zech Medley.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich65101321116
2Hull6501104615
3Lincoln City6411105513
4Peterborough640295412
5Sunderland532061511
6Plymouth6321107311
7Doncaster531194510
8Gillingham631298110
9Accrington6303810-29
10Portsmouth62227618
11Wimbledon62229908
12Bristol Rovers622279-28
13Crewe52126427
14Fleetwood62138717
15Charlton521245-17
16Shrewsbury51314406
17Swindon6204811-36
18Wigan6204510-56
19MK Dons612368-25
20Blackpool6114611-54
21Burton6114814-64
22Northampton6114511-64
23Rochdale6114411-74
24Oxford Utd5104510-53
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