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Gillingham 4-2 Milton Keynes Dons

Karl Robinson
Karl Robinson's MK Dons lost on Saturday, as did the other two sides in the top three in League One

Gillingham continued their fine form with a fifth league win in six games against promotion-chasing MK Dons.

Bradley Garmston's low shot and a confident finish from John Marquis in the last 15 minutes sealed the game.

Cody McDonald had fired the home side ahead, but Devante Cole levelled from inside the box for the Dons.

Bradley Dack smashed in to restore Gillingham's lead and McDonald hit the post before Ben Reeves equalised from the spot after Carl Baker was fouled.

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Karl Robinson: MK Dons boss on Gillingham defeat

"I thought we did okay, I really do. We did a lot of things that weren't great today, but we know where we go from here to improve it.

"When you look at the decision for the penalty, how that is not a sending off it literally baffles me. The handball for Anthony Kay baffles me.

"I thought we looked better than what we did the other night (against Bradford), even though we conceded more today. The two breakaway goals we should have dealt with better.

"I'm disappointed for my fans who've travelled here and supported us. We're still in a very good position. Sometimes you have to go through these moments to appreciate the good times. We want them back sooner rather than later."

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Nelson
  • 31Hoyte
  • 4Egan
  • 5Ehmer
  • 2Garmston
  • 13GalbraithSubstituted forMcGlashanat 64'minutes
  • 8HessenthalerBooked at 87mins
  • 7LoftBooked at 43mins
  • 23Dack
  • 9MarquisBooked at 33minsSubstituted forNorrisat 89'minutes
  • 10McDonaldBooked at 84mins

Substitutes

  • 3Martin
  • 6Legge
  • 11McGlashan
  • 12Morris
  • 14German
  • 19Norris
  • 24Dickenson

MK Dons

  • 16McLoughlin
  • 12Spence
  • 6KayBooked at 84mins
  • 21Andrews
  • 3Lewington
  • 8PotterBooked at 17minsSubstituted forHitchcockat 85'minutes
  • 14Alli
  • 17Powell
  • 13Baker
  • 22CarruthersBooked at 52minsSubstituted forReevesat 56'minutes
  • 28ColeSubstituted forGriggat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 7Green
  • 10Reeves
  • 11Grigg
  • 19Hitchcock
  • 23Clarke-Harris
  • 29Burns
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
5,107

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home17
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 4, MK Dons 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 4, MK Dons 2.

Attempt saved. William Grigg (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Luke Norris (Gillingham).

Daniel Powell (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Doug Loft (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dele Alli (MK Dons).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Luke Norris replaces John Marquis.

Foul by Dele Alli (MK Dons).

John Marquis (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Stuart Nelson.

Attempt saved. Carl Baker (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jake Hessenthaler (Gillingham).

Ben Reeves (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cody McDonald (Gillingham).

Antony Kay (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Tom Hitchcock replaces Darren Potter.

Booking

Cody McDonald (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Antony Kay (MK Dons) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Daniel Powell (MK Dons) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 4, MK Dons 2. John Marquis (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bradley Dack.

Hand ball by William Grigg (MK Dons).

Foul by John Marquis (Gillingham).

Dean Lewington (MK Dons) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 3, MK Dons 2. Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Bradley Dack.

Attempt missed. Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Bradley Dack.

Attempt blocked. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. William Grigg replaces Devante Cole.

Foul by Jordan Spence (MK Dons).

Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Gillingham 2, MK Dons 2. Ben Reeves (MK Dons) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty MK Dons. Carl Baker draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Gavin Hoyte (Gillingham) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Ben Reeves (MK Dons).

Bradley Dack (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Daniel Galbraith.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City29187454262861
2Swindon30176756322457
3MK Dons30168662313156
4Preston29158644281653
5Sheff Utd2813693932745
6Oldham30111094141043
7Chesterfield30119104441342
8Doncaster2911993633342
9Bradford2811893733441
10Peterborough30125133838041
11Fleetwood31118123032-241
12Gillingham31118124447-341
13Walsall301010103232040
14Port Vale31116143845-739
15Rochdale281151250401038
16Notts County29108113135-438
17Crewe30115143151-2038
18Scunthorpe28107114144-337
19Barnsley30105153948-935
20Coventry30711123041-1132
21Colchester3087153650-1431
22Crawley3179153255-2330
23Leyton Orient2978143846-829
24Yeovil3177172345-2228
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