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ON THIS DAY

26 August 2012

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

FIXTURES...
 
  1922 - Gillingham 2-0 Brentford              D3S        
 
 
Bill Palmer and Horace Williams, on his debut, scored against the Bees   1933 - Coventry City 7-1 Gillingham       D3S      Att: 17,520
 
 
George Purcell scored the consolation at Highfield Road  1939 - Tunbridge W R 0-2 Gillingham    SL         
 
 
Tug Wilson and Harry Rowley got on the scoresheet here  1950 - Bristol City 2-0 Gillingham           D3S      Att: 21,531
 
  1953 - Gillingham 2-0 Coventry City      D3S       Att: 14,407
 
 
Trevor Long and Ernie Morgan netted in this win  1958 - Carlisle Utd 1-2 Gillingham         D4         Att: 10,759
 
 
A Ron Saunders double ensured victory at Brunton Park  1961 - Workington 5-1 Gillingham         D4        Att: 4,540
 
 
Charlie Livesey scored the Gills goal in his defeat  1964 - Gillingham 0-0 Scunthorpe Utd  D4        Att: 14,167
 
  1967 - Walsall 3-0 Gillingham                 D3        Att: 8,288
 
  1978 - Bury 2-2 Gillingham                      D3        Att: 3,414
 
 
Mark Weatherly and Terry Nicholl were the scorers against the Shakers  1982 - Gills XI 3-0 Sporting Kuwait        Fr
 
 
Trevor Lee, Mark Miller and Tony Cascarino all scored in this 'behind closed doors' game played at Eltham  1985 - Bristol City 1-2 Gillingham          D3        Att: 5,883
 
 
Tony Cascarino grabbed both goals at Ashton Gate  1987 - Brighton 1-0 Gillingham             LC1 2L  Att: 5,479
 
 
 
The Gills went through 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw on aggregate - right-back Paul Haylock, who replaced dismissed goalkeeper Phil Kite between the sticks after just 26 minutes of a League Cup tie, was the hero at the Goldstone Ground as he kept out a spot-kick in the Gills victory.  1989 - Doncaster R 0-0 Gillingham      D4         Att: 1,840
 
  1995 - Gillingham 3-0 Cambridge U     D3          Att: 5,093
 
 
Leo Fortune-West, Dennis Bailey and Kevin Rattray all found the net in a comfortable win  1997 - Birmingham C 3-0 Gillingham LC1 2L   Att: 7,921
 
  2002 - Gillingham 1-1 Preston NE        D1         Att: 7,785
 
 
Mark Saunders was the marksman in this home draw  2006 - Blackpool 1-1 Gillingham          L1         Att: 5,056
 
 
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Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu gave the Gills an early lead but the Tangerines later levelled  DEBUTS...  
 
  1922 - John Henderson, Bill Palmer and Horace Williams
 
 made their debuts versus Brentford  1939 - Clark, Browning and Cowe
 
 were debutants at Tunbridge Wells Rangers  1944 - John Beby, R Busbridge, Duhig, Vic Hole, Alan Martin, J Mills, J Nobbs, Mel Tadman and Williams
 
 all played their first games against Gravesend  1950 - Mike Skivington debuted 
 
at Ashton Gate  1989 - Gary Smith 
 
BIRTHS... 
 
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made his one and only Gills appearance as a substitute at Doncaster  1914 - James O'Neill
  He had made just eight appearances before joining Notts County in March 1938.
 
The Scot arrived at Gillingham from Gateshead in July 1937 and made his debut in the second game of the season at home to Watford. 
 

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