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Gillingham 3-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Two goals in three first-half minutes from Mikael Mandron and Brandon Hanlan helped Gillingham to a 3-1 victory over struggling MK Dons.

The Gills started brightly and only a last-ditch block from captain Dean Lewington prevented Olly Lee from putting the hosts in front within 50 seconds.

Lee turned provider for Mandron's opener after 31 minutes as the Frenchman met the midfielder's brilliant chip to glance his header past Lee Nicholls.

Steve Evans' side doubled their advantage two minutes later as Mandron - seemingly coming back from an offside position - played in leading scorer Hanlan to fire home.

MK Dons improved after the break and a brilliant individual goal from Alex Gilbey after 52 minutes - with his side's first shot on target - brought them back into the game.

However, Gills defender Max Ehmer restored the hosts' two-goal advantage five minutes later after reacting the quickest to Nicholls' parry from Lee's driven free-kick.

Joe Mason and substitute Sam Nombe attempted speculative long-range efforts late on for Russell Martin's side, who fell to their 11th league defeat from their past 14 games.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Gillingham

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Bonham
  • 12Fuller
  • 5Ehmer
  • 27Tucker
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 14Jones
  • 4O'Keefe
  • 24O'ConnorSubstituted forMarshallat 89'minutes
  • 22LeeBooked at 62minsSubstituted forCharles-Cookat 81'minutes
  • 9Mandron
  • 7HanlanSubstituted forJakubiakat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 10Ndjoli
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 17Pringle
  • 19Marshall
  • 21Walsh
  • 23Jakubiak

MK Dons

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Nicholls
  • 25Brittain
  • 5Poole
  • 4Walsh
  • 3Lewington
  • 24Houghton
  • 18McGrandlesSubstituted forReevesat 76'minutes
  • 8GilbeyBooked at 29mins
  • 26BoatengSubstituted forBoweryat 45'minutes
  • 14AgardSubstituted forNombeat 45'minutes
  • 20Mason

Substitutes

  • 2Williams
  • 7Reeves
  • 9Bowery
  • 11Dickenson
  • 22Moore
  • 27Nombe
  • 29Kasumu
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
4,739

Match Stats

Home TeamGillinghamAway TeamMK Dons
Possession
Home28%
Away72%
Shots
Home10
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home14
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Gillingham 3, MK Dons 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Gillingham 3, MK Dons 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Alex Jakubiak replaces Brandon Hanlan.

  4. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Jack Tucker.

  5. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Max Ehmer.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Gillingham. Mark Marshall tries a through ball, but Mikael Mandron is caught offside.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Mark Marshall replaces Thomas O'Connor.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alex Gilbey (MK Dons) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Houghton.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Mikael Mandron (Gillingham).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Regan Charles-Cook (Gillingham).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Sam Nombe (MK Dons).

  16. Post update

    Stuart O'Keefe (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Gillingham. Regan Charles-Cook replaces Olly Lee.

  18. Post update

    Corner, MK Dons. Conceded by Alfie Jones.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, MK Dons. Ben Reeves replaces Conor McGrandles.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Mason (MK Dons) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

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