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Stadium:mk (ATT 7,595) 9th August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Gillingham Gillingham

MK Dons 4

K Hause (og 44)
W Grigg (68)
K McFadzean (70)
L Legge (og 73)

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Gillingham 2

C McDonald (7)
D Kedwell (pen 29)

Grigg sparks MK Dons fightback

Last Updated: 09/08/14 6:28pm

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Will Grigg: Hit the net for MK Dons

Will Grigg: Hit the net for MK Dons

MK Dons produced an unlikely comeback as they battled back from two goals down to win 4-2 against Gillingham.

The Dons made a winning start thanks to second-half goals from Will Grigg, Kyle McFadzean and an own goal from Aaron Morris.

After going two goals ahead in the first 30 minutes, an injury to Cody McDonald, stretchered off after the break, and then a bizarre substitution by Gills boss Peter Taylor that saw goalkeeper Stuart Nelson replaced at the break, proved the visitors' undoing.

Gillingham applied the early pressure and took the lead inside seven minutes. McDonald, who netted 17 goals last term, raced free of McFadzean to produce a neat finish into home goalkeeper David Martin's far corner.

McDonald was also involved in his side's second goal in the 28th minute as Martin bundled the former Norwich striker over inside the penalty area.

Former AFC Wimbledon target man Danny Kedwell finished from the spot to double his side's lead.

The home side pulled a goal back a minute before the break as goalkeeper Nelson failed to hold an aerial ball, which then hit Kortney Hause to bounce despairingly over the line.

The error from Nelson proved to be his last meaningful involvement in the game as he was replaced for the second 45 minutes by Glenn Morris.

The decision backfired on Taylor though as Gillingham shipped three unanswered goals after the break.

Karl Robinson's men turned the game on its head inside a stunning five-minute spell.

Brentford loanee Grigg started the comeback when he headed home from Danny Green's cross in the 67th minute.

Green, who signed a permanent deal in the summer following a loan spell last term, then provided for McFadzean, who looped his header over Morris to earn his first goal for the club just minutes later.

The comeback was secured for the Dons when another Green set-piece took a deflection off Gills midfielder Aaron Morris and bounced over the goal-line.

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2 Preston North End 38 74
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4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
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6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
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11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
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13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33