October 27, 2012
Vincelot enjoys dream Gills debut
Frenchman Romain Vincelot scored on his debut as League Two leaders Gillingham ground out a 1-0 victory at struggling AFC Wimbledon.
It was Gillingham who forced the early pace with Myles Weston heading a dangerous Danny Kedwell cross straight at home `keeper Seb Brown in the 11th minute.
The opening goal was not far away, though, as Vincelot fired home from the edge of the box in the 23rd minute, having only joined the club on loan from Brighton on Friday.
It was one-way traffic for the remainder of the half, Brown tipping a Matt Fish header over the bar on the stroke of half-time.
Wimbledon rallied after the break with Rashid Yussuff and George Francomb linking up well, the latter forcing Gills `keeper Stuart Nelson to tip over in the 55th minute.
Francomb continued to prove the most threatening player for the hosts as he fired a 30-yard effort just wide on the hour, before whipping in a teasing cross in the 78th minute which Stacy Long agonisingly failed to connect with.
|Roman Vincelot (23')|
|1 Sebastien Brown||1 Stuart Nelson|
|29 Will Antwi||12 Andy Frampton|
|2 Curtis Osano||26 Adam Barrett|
|30 Yado Mambo||6 Tom Flanagan|
|22 Curtis Haynes-Brown||30 Roman Vincelot|
|7 Stacy Long||2 Matt Fish|
|28 Steven Gregory||24 Myles Weston|
|23 Rashid Yussuff||16 Lewis Montrose|
|24 George Francomb||7 Chris Whelpdale|
|10 Jack Midson||10 Ben Strevens|
|9 Byron Harrison||9 Danny Kedwell|
|33 Mikhael Jaimez-Ruiz||Tommy Forecast 21|
|3 Warren Cummings||Danny Jackman 11|
|4 Louis Harris||Callum Davies 15|
|15 Jim Fenlon||Charlie Lee 8|
|12 Christian Jolley||Jack Payne 4|
|20 Frankie Merrifield||Bradley Dack 18|
|11 Luke Moore||Robbie Findley 29|
|Luke Moore for Stacy Long (66)||Charlie Lee for Myles Weston (76)|
|Christian Jolley for Curtis Haynes-Brown (86)|
|Charlie Lee (88)|
|· Squads: AFC Wimbledon | Gillingham|