AFC Wimbledon earned a fine point thanks to strikes from Lyle Taylor and Andy Barcham - not only his second in three days - but against his old club.

Dons took the lead, but quickly surrendered it. And things looked to be going the way of a fruitless five months on the road until Barcham slid home.

It was also first blood to Dons on 16 minutes.

George Francomb floated a free-kick to the back post. The ball was headed back into the mix by Darius Charles and Taylor struck low and hard for a perfect start.

Anger: James Shea (L) but Andy Barcham scores

The joy for the travelling 512 faithful was so short-lived the cheers barely died before Bradley Dack killed them stone dead.

He broke down the right and cut inside the AFC defence, such as it was, to shoot with his left and curl past a despairing James Shea.

Tom Elliott tried to go round the keeper after he went one on one with Stuart Nelson, but went down far too easily to earn any penalty.

Injury was added to insult when James Shea got booked after he lost it when Gillingham took the lead.

Former Don, Ryan Jackson delivered a fine cross for Josh Wright to divert home. Shea raced across to the assistant ref howling his protest - but the goal stood.

Lead: Lyle Taylor

Sub Will Nightingale spurned a golden chance when he stole into the box, only to head wide when scoring seemed easier.

Shea made a good stop from Dack high up to his left to turn the ball round for a corner, and was again the hero when he stood tall to deny Rory Donnellly.

It proved pivotal.

Down the other end in a heartbeat, Barcham was in the right place to side left-footed into the corner past Nelson, and claim a share of the spoils.

Opening gambit: The two sides exchange pre-match pleasantries
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