News relevant to the Gills on this day...

Richard Day looks back at news relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...


1997 - Paul Smith joined Gillingham from Brentford in a £195,000 deal


1972 - Wimbledon 1-1 Gillingham 
Mike Bickle was the marksman at Plough Lane

1984 - Leyton Orient 1-2 Gillingham                        BCD
Paul Shinners and Mark Weatherly netted 'behind closed doors' at Brisbane Road

1985 - Chatham Town 0-3 Gills XI                             Att: 260
The Gills proved too strong for their near neighbours with goals from John Leslie (2) and Carl Hoddle

1986 - Aldershot Town 2-1 Gillingham 
Tony Cascarino was on target at the Recreation Ground

1987 - Maidstone United 3-3 Gillingham                 Att: 734
Irvin Gernon, David Smith and Trevor Quow put the Gills 3-0 up at break but Mark Harrison, Steve Butler and Tony Lynch levelled matters for the Stones

1990 - Gillingham 6-3 Leyton Orient                         BCD
No fans were allowed in to witness a goal feast with Peter Heritage (2), David Crown, Alan Walker, Steve Lovell and David Jordan all registering for the Gills 

1990 - Whitstable Town 0-1 Gills XI 
On the same day, Austin Berkley hit the winner at the Belmont Ground

1991 - Athlone Town1 -3 Gillingham
The Irish Tour continued with another victory thanks to an Alan Walker double and Steve Lovell

1992 - Gillingham 1-1 Ipswich Town                         Att: 2,013
Gavin Johnson saw Scott Barrett turn his shot into his own net to put the visitors ahead six minutes from the break but Lee Palmer equalised for the Gills in the 75th minute

1994 - Gillingham 0-1 Sittingbourne                         Att: 828
A Simon Ullathorne lob saw the Brickies win at Priestfield in Ron Hillyard's second Testimonial

1995 - Gillingham 0-1 Charlton Athletic                   Att: 1,699
The visitors won thanks to a David Whyte effort

1996 - Welwyn Garden City 3-1 Gills XI
Youth team boss Kevin Bremner netted against the Citizens

1998 - Sittingbourne 1 - 0 Gillingham                      Att: 315

2001 - Southend United 1-1 Gillingham                  Att: 1,421
Gills scorer at Roots Hall was Marlon King 

2005 - Welling United 4-1 Gills XI 
Luke Howell struck the young Gills consolation

2009 - Thurrock 0-1 Gills XI
Trialist Emmanuel Udoji scored the only goal of the game at Ship Lane