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Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Gillingham

Osman Sow scored on his MK Dons debut to hand his new side their first points of the League One season with a 1-0 win over Gillingham.

Sow's strike was also the Dons' first goal of the campaign and proved the difference after both sides missed late penalties.

Kieran Agard saw his effort saved while Josh Wright blazed over the bar in a dramatic final few minutes at Stadium MK.

Following a drab first half, it was a hopeful ball into the Gillingham box from Aaron Tshibola little more than a minute after the resumption that found Sow lurking at the back post, and the Swede nodded home.

The Dons should have doubled their lead 10 minutes from time after Ryan Seager was brought down by Gillingham goalkeeper Tomas Holy inside the box.

However, Agard's resulting spot-kick was well saved by the 25-year-old custodian.

Gillingham's Wright was then given his opportunity to level the tie with his own penalty three minutes from time after Dons goalkeeper Lee Nicholls was judged to have fouled Liam Nash in the box.

But the Gills captain blasted his spot-kick over the crossbar as the Dons recorded their first win of the season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

MK Dons

  • 1Nicholls
  • 2Williams
  • 5Wootton
  • 19Ebanks-Landell
  • 4Walsh
  • 7AriyibiSubstituted forUpsonat 81'minutes
  • 20TshibolaBooked at 36mins
  • 8CisséBooked at 90mins
  • 16MuirheadSubstituted forPawlettat 52'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 15Seager
  • 9SowSubstituted forAgardat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lewington
  • 6Upson
  • 11Pawlett
  • 13Sietsma
  • 14Agard
  • 18McGrandles
  • 25Brittain

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 5EhmerBooked at 76mins
  • 6Zakuani
  • 4LaceySubstituted forOldakerat 81'minutes
  • 2O'NeillBooked at 90mins
  • 33ByrneBooked at 39mins
  • 11Martin
  • 44Wright
  • 12Ogilvie
  • 9Eaves
  • 14ParkerSubstituted forNashat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 19Nugent
  • 20Oldaker
  • 23Simpson
  • 24Cundle
  • 26Arnold
  • 27Nash
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
7,901

Match Stats

Home TeamMK DonsAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, MK Dons 1, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, MK Dons 1, Gillingham 0.

Attempt missed. Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Aaron Tshibola (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dangerous play by Tom Eaves (Gillingham).

Darren Oldaker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons).

Foul by George B Williams (MK Dons).

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

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot is just a bit too high. Josh Wright should be disappointed.

Penalty conceded by Lee Nicholls (MK Dons) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Gillingham. Josh Wright draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Gabriel Zakuani (Gillingham) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ethan Ebanks-Landell.

Attempt saved. Ousseynou Cissé (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Tomas Holy.

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

Attempt saved. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Penalty MK Dons. Kieran Agard draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Tomas Holy (Gillingham) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, MK Dons. Ed Upson replaces Gboly Ariyibi.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Darren Oldaker replaces Alex Lacey.

Booking

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aaron Tshibola (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Tom Eaves.

Ryan Seager (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gabriel Zakuani (Gillingham).

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

Attempt missed. Aaron Tshibola (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Kieran Agard (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Liam Nash (Gillingham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ethan Ebanks-Landell (MK Dons) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Peter Pawlett (MK Dons) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Peter Pawlett (MK Dons) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Wright (Gillingham).

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Liam Nash replaces Josh Parker.

Attempt blocked. Josh Wright (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Scott Wootton.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan33007169
2Peterborough33008359
3Fleetwood33005059
4Shrewsbury33005239
5Oxford Utd32015146
6Charlton32015326
7Bradford32013216
8Doncaster31206425
9Scunthorpe31203215
10Plymouth31114314
11Blackpool31115504
12Walsall31113304
13Portsmouth311134-14
14Southend311137-44
15Rotherham31026423
16MK Dons310212-13
17Blackburn310235-23
18Bristol Rovers310247-33
19Bury310247-33
20Gillingham301202-21
21Rochdale301236-31
22Wimbledon301214-31
23Northampton300316-50
24Oldham300316-50
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