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2017-18 English League One, Regular Season
  • Navid Nasseri (41')
  • Chukwuemeka Aneke (34')
  • George B. Williams (85')

MK Dons leave it late to beat Gillingham

George Williams struck five minutes from time as struggling MK Dons defeated Gillingham 2-1 to claim their first away win in Sky Bet League One for almost six months.
The three points were enough to lift the Dons out of the relegation zone ahead of difficult fixtures against promotion-chasing Blackburn and Wigan.
MK Dons came close just after the half-hour mark, as Ed Upson's low effort from the edge of the area drew a good save out of Gills goalkeeper Tomas Holy.
But the visitors did go ahead when Kieran Agard helped the ball through for Chuks Aneke, who burst into the space ahead of him before finishing confidently into the bottom corner.
Gillingham hit back four minutes before half-time when a lovely cross by Bradley Garmston was headed in at the back post, on his full debut, by Navid Nasseri.
Aneke had a good effort beaten away by Holy before the Dons snatched the win when Upson played through Williams, who got just enough power on his shot to find the net.

English League One Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Coventry City 34 +18 67
2 Rotherham United 35 +23 62
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 +5 59
4 Oxford United 35 +24 60
5 Portsmouth 35 +17 60
6 Fleetwood Town 35 +13 60
7 Peterborough United 35 +28 59
8 Sunderland 36 +16 59
9 Doncaster Rovers 34 +18 54
10 Gillingham 35 +8 51
11 Ipswich Town 36 +10 52
12 Burton Albion 35 0 48
13 Blackpool 35 +1 45
14 Bristol Rovers 35 -11 45
15 Shrewsbury Town 34 -11 41
16 Lincoln City 35 -2 42
17 Accrington Stanley 35 -6 40
18 Rochdale 34 -18 36
19 Milton Keynes Dons 35 -11 37
20 AFC Wimbledon 35 -13 35
21 Tranmere Rovers 34 -24 32
22 Southend United 35 -46 19
23 Bolton Wanderers 34 -39 14