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Gillingham 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

Joe Pigott's fifth goal of the season was enough to earn AFC Wimbledon a 1-0 win over Gillingham, their first league victory since the opening game of the campaign.

Pigott, one of four ex-Gills players in the Dons' starting line-up, managed only one goal during his time on loan at the Kent club in 2014.

But he matched that total against them at the Priestfield Stadium, taking advantage of hesitation in the heart of the home defence to round Tomas Holy and slot in from a tight angle.

It brought Wimbledon the three points they had deserved on the balance of play and was the only significant chance in a game that lacked quality or excitement.

James Hanson struck the bar from range in the first half, but neither keeper made a single save of note until Tom King turned away a 95th-minute free-kick from Luke O'Neill - the only time the home side had threatened to score.

The defeat leaves Gillingham without a win in seven games in all competitions.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Gillingham

  • 1Holy
  • 12Fuller
  • 5Ehmer
  • 4Lacey
  • 3GarmstonBooked at 90mins
  • 24ReesSubstituted forO'Neillat 45'minutes
  • 33ByrneBooked at 74mins
  • 13ReillyBooked at 36mins
  • 10Wilkinson
  • 9Eaves
  • 7HanlanBooked at 10minsSubstituted forListat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2O'Neill
  • 15List
  • 17Nasseri
  • 20Oldaker
  • 23Mbo
  • 30Hadler
  • 34Ogilvie

Wimbledon

  • 1King
  • 2Watson
  • 4Oshilaja
  • 26McDonald
  • 3PurringtonBooked at 64mins
  • 7WagstaffSubstituted forPinnockat 75'minutes
  • 14TrotterBooked at 90mins
  • 19SoaresSubstituted forWordsworthat 70'minutes
  • 17Barcham
  • 18HansonSubstituted forAppiahat 60'minutes
  • 39Pigott

Substitutes

  • 5Nightingale
  • 9Appiah
  • 10Jervis
  • 11Pinnock
  • 20Sibbick
  • 24McDonnell
  • 40Wordsworth
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
5,246

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamWimbledon
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home18
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Gillingham 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Gillingham 0, AFC Wimbledon 1.

Attempt missed. Barry Fuller (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Tom King.

Attempt saved. Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon).

Foul by Bradley Garmston (Gillingham).

Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bradley Garmston (Gillingham).

Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Reilly (Gillingham).

Mitchell Pinnock (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Luke O'Neill (Gillingham).

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Max Ehmer (Gillingham).

Kwesi Appiah (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Liam Trotter (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

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

Attempt blocked. Conor Wilkinson (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon).

Attempt blocked. Elliott List (Gillingham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Ben Purrington (AFC Wimbledon) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, AFC Wimbledon. Conceded by Barry Fuller.

Attempt blocked. Joe Pigott (AFC Wimbledon) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Mitchell Pinnock replaces Scott Wagstaff.

Attempt saved. Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Adedeji Oshilaja (AFC Wimbledon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Mark Byrne (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Adedeji Oshilaja.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Wimbledon. Anthony Wordsworth replaces Tom Soares because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Luke O'Neill (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Tom Eaves (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

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1Peterborough76101971219
2Portsmouth7520134917
3Barnsley74301541115
4Sunderland7430146815
5Walsall7430116515
6Fleetwood7331125712
7Doncaster733195412
8Charlton732298111
9Blackpool724175210
10Accrington724199010
11Luton7223910-18
12Wimbledon722348-48
13Rochdale72231016-68
14Gillingham7214911-27
15Southend7214911-27
16Burton7214810-27
17Scunthorpe7142916-77
18Wycombe7133711-46
19Bradford7205611-56
20Bristol Rovers712469-35
21Coventry612336-35
22Shrewsbury704358-34
23Oxford Utd6114715-84
24Plymouth7034413-93
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