Skip to main content Skip to site footer


13 August 2012



13 August 2012

Richard Day reviews events on this day in Gillingham FC history

1962 - Chelmsford City 1-3 Gillingham      Fr

In December 1930 he joined Sheffield United and later played for Southend United before returning to Kent with Folkestone Town.

He scored 17 goals in his his first season which included a double hat-trick against Merthyr Town.

The forward arrived from Charlton Athletic in July 1929 and scored on his debut against Walsall at Priestfield.

Fred Cheesmur - 1987



made their debuts at Priestfield against Hartlepool Andy Ramage  and Adrian Foster - 1994

The following player made his Gillingham debut in the above games...



Chris Whelpdale and Danny Spiller were the scorers in this away win
2011 - Crewe Alex 1-2 Gillingham           L2           Att: 3,401

Ashley Miller and Bradley Dack netted at Boots 'n Laces
2011 - Southend U 2-2 Gills Yth                 YAL

The Gills goal at Glanford Park came from Andy Hessenthaler
2005 - Scunthorpe Utd 1-1 Gillingham   L1            Att: 5,007

Paul Shaw netted the only goal of the game
2002 - Gillingham 1-0 Derby County       C              Att: 8,775

1994 - Gillingham 0-0 Hartlepool Utd     D3           Att: 2,959

A Steve Lovell penalty couldn't prevent a home defeat 
1988 - Gillingham 1-2 Watford                 Fr            Att: 2,000

David Smith scored for the Gills at the Bull Ground
1986 - Sittingbourne 1-1 Gills XI               Fr

David Hales (2), Alistair Dick, and Chris Waddle all scored for Spurs while Paul Collins, Dave Mehmet and Derek Hales replied for the Gills at Spurs Training Ground in Cheshunt
1985 - Tottenham H XI 4-3 Gills XI            Fr  

Dave Mehmet netted for the Gills at Hayes Lane
1983 - Bromley 1-1 Gillingham                  Fr

Damien Richardson got the Gills goal at Botany Road 
1980 - Sheppey United 2-1 Gills XI            Fr  

The Dons first official game as a Football League side ended in a draw, Danny Westwood scoring for the Gills
1974 - Canterbury City 1-0 Gillingham     Fr

1977 - Gillingham 1-1 Wimbledon            LC1 1L    Att: 4,782

Goals from Brian Yeo and Damien Richardson proved enough against the Seagulls
1973 - Gillingham 2-1 Brighton & HA       Fr             Att 1,330

Bobby Folds grabbed the winner at the Recreation Ground
1966 - Southend Utd 0-4 Gillingham          Fr

1969 - Aldershot 0-1 Gillingham                LC1          Att: 5,179

John Arnott was the Gills scorer at Twerton Park
1966 - Bath City 2-1 Gillingham                   Fr

1964 - Gravesend & N 1-0 Gillingham        Fr           Att: 1,200

Alec Farrall got the only goal of the game at Vicarage Road
1963 - Watford 0-1 Gillingham                    Fr           Att: 3,269

Alec Farrall, Bob Ridley and Charlie Livesey were all on target in Essex

It was in the seaside town that Fred died on 13th August 1987

Advertisement block

iFollow Next Match Tickets Account