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Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Gillingham

Craig Fagan scored the only goal as Gillingham snatched victory at MK Dons to dent the home side's League One play-off hopes.

After a poor first period, the Gills began the second half brightly.

Myles Weston's shot was pushed out by David Martin and from the rebound Cody McDonald found Fagan, who swept the ball into the far corner.

The closest the Dons came to an equaliser was when Dean Bowditch's shot was headed away by Leon Legge.

MK Dons have not scored in four home games and are three points behind sixth-place Peterborough, who lost 3-1 against Preston on Tuesday.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Post-match: MK Dons boss Robinson

"I thought our build-up play and style was excellent.

"They've had one shot on target and beat us 1-0.

"It's not good enough in the final third of the pitch. We just didn't take full advantage of the positions we got ourselves into, it's as basic as that.

"MK Dons were by far the better team, we played relatively well, we dominated in all areas."

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor told BBC Radio Kent:

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Post-match: Gills manager Taylor

"MK Dons are a very good team but I couldn't ask any more from the players in the way they worked.

"We defended as a team and I'm not convinced there was a real clear-cut chance for MK Dons. They fought magnificently as a group.

"It was like a defending session that we do on a Thursday and you overload the team - that's what MK Dons were doing. It was like they had more players than us.

"It's a brilliant night for us. The players have a couple of days off and they deserve it."

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Martin
  • 18Baldock
  • 3Lewington
  • 14Alli
  • 23Spence
  • 24Kay
  • 21HallSubstituted forPowellat 54'minutes
  • 11Smith
  • 13McLeodSubstituted forLoveridgeat 64'minutes
  • 12Reeves
  • 27OdelusiSubstituted forBowditchat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Bowditch
  • 15Randall
  • 17Powell
  • 19Galloway
  • 20Rasulo
  • 26Loveridge
  • 50Burns

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 29Hewitt
  • 3Martin
  • 4Linganzi
  • 6Legge
  • 26Barrett
  • 23Harriman
  • 12Gregory
  • 27Fagan
  • 10McDonald
  • 11Weston

Substitutes

  • 8Akinfenwa
  • 15Dack
  • 17Birchall
  • 18Lee
  • 24Inniss
  • 31Hessenthaler
  • 35Baxter
Referee:
Carl Berry
Attendance:
6,760

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home14
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home12
Away2
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 0, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 0, Gillingham 1.

Attempt missed. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Alan Smith (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Bamidele Alli (MK Dons).

Craig Fagan (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Attempt blocked. Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Adam Barrett.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Anthony Kay (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Attempt saved. Alan Smith (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Joe Martin.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Amine Linganzi.

Attempt blocked. Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Myles Weston.

Jordan Spence (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. James Loveridge replaces Izale McLeod.

Attempt saved. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Foul by Dean Bowditch (MK Dons).

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

Dean Bowditch (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Harriman (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Dean Bowditch replaces Sanmi Odelusi.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Daniel Powell replaces Ryan Hall.

Attempt missed. Sanmi Odelusi (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! MK Dons 0, Gillingham 1. Craig Fagan (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cody McDonald.

Attempt saved. Myles Weston (Gillingham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Izale McLeod (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Fagan (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by George Baldock.

Attempt saved. Cody McDonald (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Second Half

Second Half begins MK Dons 0, Gillingham 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, MK Dons 0, Gillingham 0.

Bamidele Alli (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Amine Linganzi (Gillingham).

Alan Smith (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves38258571254683
2Brentford37247662352779
3Leyton Orient392210772363676
4Rotherham382012671442772
5Preston391915555381772
6Peterborough38184165952758
7MK Dons39167165653355
8Swindon39159155652454
9Walsall391314124441353
10Sheff Utd37149143940-151
11Port Vale38155185164-1350
12Gillingham39146195163-1248
13Bristol City391016136161046
14Crawley351113113843-546
15Bradford381015134948145
16Colchester381013154451-743
17Oldham391110184355-1243
18Coventry371410136768-142
19Crewe391010194673-2740
20Tranmere38109194769-2239
21Carlisle38109193961-2239
22Shrewsbury39814173649-1338
23Notts County39114245269-1737
24Stevenage37107203958-1937
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