Richard Day looks back on events on this day in Gillingham FC history

George died in Leicester on 18 August 1973.

He made 77 appearances in total for the Gills before rejoining QPR in November 1929.

The goalkeeper arrived at Priestfield from QPR in August 1927 having previously played 101 games for Leicester City.

1973 - George Hebden ------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Paul, a Scottish international, is now in his third spell at Scottish Premier League outfit Dunfermline.

The former Dundee United goalkeeper arrived on loan from Norwich City in December 2004, made his debut at Wigan and appeared in just two other games against Rotherham and Brighton.

1979 - Paul Gallacher ------------------------------------------------------------------------------


2008 - Leigh Mills against Luton at home

1997 - Jimmy Corbett against Burnley at Turf Moor

1980 - Andy Ford at Exeter

The following players made their Gillingham debuts in the above games... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Danny Spiller and a thumping effort from Jack Payne were only enough for a point at Underhill
2011 - Barnet 2-2 Gillingham                      L2           Att: 2,466

2008 - Gillingham 0-1 Luton Town              L2         Att: 5,339

2003 - Gillingham 0-0 Derby County          D1         Att: 7,850

1997 - Burnley 0-0 Gillingham                     D2         Att: 11,811

1994 - Gillingham 0-1 Reading                     LC1 2L  Att: 2,556

Peter Beadle and Paul Burke were the scorers at Maidstone Road
1990 - Chatham Town 1-2 Gills XI

1988 - Gillingham 0-2 Charlton Athletic      Fr         Att 2,300

Tony Cascarino found the net behind closed doors at London Road
1986 - Peterborough Utd 0-1 Gillingham    Fr       

Left-back Andy Ford scored a debut goal at St James Park
1980 - Exeter City 2-1 Gillingham                 D3           Att: 3,630

A defeat at Salters Lane came despite efforts from Micky Adams and Tony Bottiglieri
1979 - Faversham Town 3-2 Gills XI             Fr

The Gills beat their near-neighbours thanks to goals from Terry Jolley and Tony Bottiglieri
1978 - Medway 0-2 Gills XI                            Fr             Att: 270

The Dons went through 4-2 on aggregate, Ken Price getting the Gills goal at Plough Lane
1977 - Wimbledon 3-1 Gillingham               LC1 2L     Att: 3,868

1975 - Bury 2-0 Gillingham                            D3            Att: 3,932

A Bobby Noble own goal put the Gills into Round Two
1972 - Gillingham 1-0 Colchester Utd         LC1           Att: 3,966

A Ray Bailey goal wasn't enough to prevent a home defeat
1969 - Gillingham 1-3 Reading                     D3            Att: 5,795

John Meredith scored twice and Charlie Crickmore added the other against the Whites
1967 - Dover 1-3 Gillingham                         Fr              Att: 1,565

A Brian Gibbs double was little consolation in a hefty defeat
1965 - Portsmouth 6-2 Gillingham              Fr

Ron Newman (2), Rod Taylor and Bob Ridley all netted at the Crabble
1965 - Dover 2-4 Gillingham                        Fr              Att: 1,025 FIXTURES…

2012 - Gillingham boss Martin Allen signs two more players, defender Adam Barrett and winger Myles Weston arrive from League One clubs AFC Bournemouth and Brentford respectively AUGUST 16

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