MK Dons were beaten 3-2 by Gillingham in a lively encounter in Kent, as they lost at Priestfield again.

The Dons had lost five of their previous trips to Kent but made a brilliant start when Will Grigg put the away side in front inside four minutes after a move that included 55 passes in the build-up.

But the home side turned it around to lead after a Jordan Graham penalty and a Vadaine Oliver strike right at the end of the first half.

MK Dons would however level, when Warren O’Hora equalised in the final minute of six extra ones at the end of the first half.

But in the second half, just the one goal would be scored and it would be a winner for the home side through Connor Ogilvie, handing Gillingham the points and see the Dons fall below their opponents in the table.

The recalled Grigg put MK Dons in front in the early stages, after the away side maintained possession for three minutes straight before Scott Fraser released Grigg, who fired past Jack Bonham.

Fraser would see a strike drift past Bonham’s post, but after that, the Kent side began to get themselves back into the contest.

The home side would create a few half-chances before they were handed the opportunity to level from the penalty spot after O’Hora handled a header by one-time MK loanee Stuart O’Keefe. Graham duly beat Andy Fisher from 12 yards to draw the home side level.

Fraser saw a strike deflected wide and another saved by Bonham, but it was Gillingham with the game’s third goal as they took the lead for the first time in the final minute of first half normal time.

A defensive mistake by Andrew Surman ended up releasing Oliver, who beat Fisher to put the home side in front.

But before the half was up, MK Dons would peg Gillingham back, after O’Hora headed in Grigg’s cross.

A slower second half saw chances at more of a premium, with Cameron Jerome denied by Bonham before Fisher kept out ex-Luton man Olly Lee.

Russell Martin tried to freshen things up with a triple sub for MK Dons, including a debut for new signing Josh McEachran, but before any of those three could have an effect, Gillingham struck their third.

Oglivie was the scorer for Steve Evans’ side, with the home player firing home a loose ball after a long throw had unsettled the away defence.

The Dons best chance to equalise would see Matt O’Riley denied by Bonham in the fifth minute added on, with Harry Darling heading wide at the following corner, and with that, the Dons’ hopes of taking a point with them back north had gone.