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ON THIS DAY

20 August 2012

News relevant to the club on this day

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


1955 - Brentford 1-4 Gillingham               D3S                Att: 12,247

1949 - Gravesend & N 3-0 Gillingham    SL                    Att: 4,915



After scoring 10 goals in 38 appearances for the Gills he moved to Brentford for £50,000 in March 1980 and later moved to Bournemouth in September 1981.
He made his debut against Swindon in a 2-2 home draw and scored his first goal in the Easter Monday thumping of Colchester United.
Gills boss Gerry Summers paid £40,000 to Southampton for the services of livewire striker Tony in March 1979.
Tony Funnell - 1957


Wayne has played for a number of clubs since and was last season at Ryman Premier League Bury Town.
The London born defender scored one goal in four appearances for the Gills while on loan from Watford in the 2003-04 campaign, his debut coming in a 2-0 home win over West Ham.
Wayne Brown - 1977


He made a total of 11 appearances, scoring twice, both goals coming in a 4-1 home win over Luton Town, before returning to the Chats the following summer.
The local lad joined the Gills from Chatham Town in May 1924 and made his debut against Bournemouth early on the following season.
Leonard Thomas Ramsell - 1897


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BIRTHS…

against Bournemouth at home Steve Claridge and 2005 - Moses Ashikodi, Brent Sancho

made his debut Elliot Martin - Portsmouth's Fratton Park was where 1991

all made their debuts at Scunthorpe Charlie Crickmore and Mel Machin, Ray Bailey - 1966

was given his debut against Bradford Park Avenue at Priestfield Geoff Hudson - 1963

were debutants at Chester Bob Wilson and Eddie McManus, Alec Farrell, Bill Cockburn - 1960

made their debuts at Brentford Johnny Maher and Errol Crossan - 1955

all played their first games against Gravesend & Northfleet Harold Williams and William Bates, V Cook - 1949



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DEBUTS…
Luke Rooney added to a brace from Danny Kedwell for a convincing win over the struggling Pilgrims
2011 - Gillingham 3-0 Plymouth A        L2                Att: 5,053

The youngsters scorers were Bradley Dack, Dylan Ford and an own goal
2011 - Gills Yth 3-2 Aldershot T               YAL

minute free-kick took a wicked deflection off ex-Gill Marcus Browning in the Cherries wall to beat Neil Moss thMichael Flynn's 39
2005 - Gillingham 1-0 Bournemouth    L1                Att: 6,568

Steve Torpey's own goal saw the Gills win the First leg at the Vetch Field
1996 - Swansea City 0-1 Gillingham      LC1              Att: 2,711

Adrian Foster, Robbie Reinelt and Paul Watson were the scorers at Springfield Park
1994 - Wigan Athletic 0-3 Gillingham  D3                 Att: 1,514

Peter Beadle was on target at Fratton Park
1991 - Portsmouth 2-1 Gillingham       LC1                 Att: 4,801

Andy Perry was the scorer against the U's
BCD              Oxford United Reserves 2-1 Gills XI - 1988

A goal from David Shearer gave the Gills a first leg advantage
1985 - Southend Utd 1-1 Gillingham     LC1               Att: 2,008

The Gills came from two down to win thanks to Mark Weatherly (2) and John Leslie
Att: 477Gillingham 3-2 Aldershot                                     - 1983

Danny Westwood scored but it proved little consolation in this opening day defeat
D3                  Att: 3,450Gillingham 1-3 Colchester Utd  - 1977

An Andy Alleyne own goal put the Gills in a strong position ahead of the second leg
1975 - Reading 0-1 Gillingham               LC1                  Att: 4,846

1968 - Orient 3-0 Gillingham                   LC1 1R            Att: 7,289

Victory at the Old Show Ground came curteosy of goals from Charlie Crickmore and Brian Gibbs
1966 - Scunthorpe Utd 1-2 Gillingham  D3                  Att: 5,171

1960 - Gillingham 'A' 2-0 C.Palace          Seanglian Lge

John Shepherd and Dennis Hunt were on target against the Seals
1960 - Chester 2-2 Gillingham                   D4                  Att: 7,097

Goals from Ernie Morgan, John Maher, Errol Crossan and a Wally Bragg own goal helped the Gills to a comfortable victory at Griffin Park...

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