News relevant to the club on this day

Darren is currently manager of East Sussex outfit Whitehawk

Successful spells followed at both Fulham and his home-town club both under Micky Adams but numerous hernia problems eventually forced him to quit professional football and moves to Margate and Worthing followed.

Two months later he made his debut as a substitute in the home game against Walsall when replacing Gareth Knott. However his Priestfield career was disrupted by injury and in all he made 14 appearances, eight of which were as a sub.

The Brighton born winger had played for a number of non-league clubs, mostly in Sussex, before joining the Gills in January 1995. 1973 - Darren Freeman

He made 34 appearances, scoring six times, in his one season with the Gills, leaving for Tunbridge Wells in August 1935

Henry moved to Priestfield in the summer of 1934 from Crewe Alexandra but had to wait until four games into the 1934-35 season before debuting against Northampton. 1899 - Henry Anstiss

In his two seasons at the club, Charles scored 24 goals in 88 appearances before moving to Maidstone United in the summer of 1923.

The forward joined the Gills from Chelsea in June 1921 and made his debut at Southampton on the opening day of the following season. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------


1887 - Charles Freeman

at Millwall 2006 - Clint Easton

make his debut Lee Palmer The Littlewoods Challenge Cup tie with Leyton Orient saw 1989 -

played his first game when Reading came to Priestfield Steve Wheatley Young goalkeeper 1976 -

made their bow against Walsall Charlie Rackstraw and 1964 - Rodney Green

were debutants Gordon Brown and Bill Albury When Gateshead visited, both 1959 -

was given his debut against Reading -------------------------------------------------------------------------------


1953 - John Durkin

James Brown probably felt good as he struck the 65th minute winner 2009 - Gillingham 0-1 Hartlepool Utd     L1        Att: 4,969

Andrew Crofts' goal was sandwiched between Kevin Braniff and Poul Hubertz efforts for the Lions 2006 - Millwall 2-1 Gillingham                 LC1       Att: 5,040

Carl Asaba and Andy Thomson gave the Gills a comfortable first-leg win 2000 - Gillingham 2-0 Torquay Utd         LC1 1L  Att: 2,743

Four players, including Gills defenders Adrian Pennock and Barry Ashby, are sent-off following a mass brawl involving the players, managers and staff 1992 - Bury 1-0 Gillingham                       D3       Att: 1,936

1998 - Gillingham 0-0 Bristol Rovers     D2       Att: 4,896

The O's won convincingly, Steve Lovell getting a scant consolation 1987 - Grimsby Town 2-0 Gillingham     D3       Att: 2,901

1989 - Gillingham 1-4 Leyton Orient      LC1 1L  Att: 3,258

The Gills won this pre-season Group Cup tie thanks to goals from Trevor Lee, Dean White and an own goal 1981 - Gillingham 3-2 Leyton Orient

On the same day the Reserves were beaten at Priestfield 1970 - Gillingham 1-3 Bristol R                 FC

Gills centre-half Bill Williams was on the scoresheet at Gigg Lane 1970 - Bury 2-1 Gillingham                        D3      Att: 3,770

Brian Yeo, Brian Gibbs and Charlie Crickmore were all on target to send the Gills through 1967 - Orient 1-3 Gillingham                   LC1       Att: 4,830

A Charlie Rackstraw spot-kick was sufficient to take the points 1964 - Walsall 0-1 Gillingham                 D3         Att: 6,825

This opening day thriller saw Gills score through a Pat Terry hat-trick, Bill Patrick and Bill Albury 1956 - Aldershot 0-0 Gillingham              D3S    Att: 6,335

1959 - Gillingham 5-4 Gateshead           D4        Att: 7,352

A John Durkin brace and a Trevor Long goal saw the Gills to a comfortable home win 1953 - Gillingham 3-0 Reading                 D3S     Att: 13,672

A double from Dave Thomas was enough at St James Park Richard Day looks back at news relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...


1951 - Exeter City 4-2 Gillingham             D3S    Att: 7,883