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

1947 -  Gillingham 4-1 Guildford City        SL       Att: 6,710

1932 - Brighton & HA 1-0 Gillingham       D3S     Att: 9,517

1927 - Charlton Ath. 1-0 Gillingham         D3S     Att: 11,752

1921 - Southampton 2-0 Gillingham        D3S     

1977 - Cambridge Utd 2-3 Gillingham     D3         Att: 3,397

1968 - Rotherham Utd 1-0 Gillingham     D3       Att: 10,762

A John Meredith effort could only earn a point with the Cumbrians
1966 - Gillingham 1-1 Workington            D3       Att: 8,408

Pat Terry (2), Alec Farrall and John Shepherd were the marksmen against the Reds
1960 - Gillingham 4-2 Workington            D4       Att: 6,747

1959 - Rochdale 1-0 Gillingham                D4       Att: 6,382

Goals from Paddy Sowden, Eric Phoenix and Ernie Morgan saw the Gills ease to victory
1955 - Gillingham 3-0 Watford                  D3S     Att: 11,227

1952 - Crystal Palace 0-0 Gillingham        D3S     Att: 15,754

Doubles from Harold Williams and Johnny Warsap were added to by Jackie Carr and Hughie Russell from the penalty spot as the Gills won convincingly
1949 - Gillingham 6-1 Gloucester City      SL       Att: 9,164

Johnny Warsap scored twice while Jackie Briggs and Hughie Russell added further goals in a comfortable opening day win Stuart has been with no less than 25 different clubs, both league and non-league during his nomadic career from Arsenal as a youngster to his current club Bedlington Terriers.

He made his debut against Luton Town and went on to make five appearances in total.

The Newcastle United midfielder joined the Gills on loan for a month in October 1998.

1977 - Stuart Elliott

against Forest at home 2005 - Steve Hislop

against Swansea Brian Clarke  and George Burley - 1988

at Sheffield U Andy Woodhead and John Leslie1983

at Cambridge Peter Hunt1977

 at home against Guildford City George Skinner - 1947

in the game at Colchester George Strong and Robert Costello, Reg Day, W Johnson, Harry Rowley, J Ross1938

away at Brighton Sim Raleigh and Bill Armfield, Arthur Cropper, Len Darling, Tom Holland, Richard Jackson, James Liddle, George Purcell - 1932

at the Valley against Charlton Jonah Wilcox and Enos Bromage, Edward Donaghy, George Hebden, Joe Hodnett - 1927

at Southampton Thomas Waterall and Charles Freeman, Owen Marshall, Jim McAlpine, Samuel Simms, James Thomson - 1921

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


The Millers went top of the table thanks to goals from Danny Harrison, Lewis Grabban and Gareth Evans.
2011 - Rotherham U 3-0 Gillingham      L2        Att: 3,740

Nathan Nyafli (2) and Kane Haysman netted against the young Lions
2011 - Gills Yth 3-0 Millwall                       YAL

Darren Byfield's effort was little more than a consolation

2001 - West Brom 1-0 Gillingham           L1       Att: 18,180

2004 - Gillingham 0-1 QPR                        C         Att: 7,391

2005 - Gillingham 1-3 Nott'm Forest      L1        Att: 7,228
1996 - Brentford 2-0 Gillingham              D2       Att: 5,384

Centre-half Tony Butler scored in this home draw
1994 - Gillingham 1-1 Rochdale              D3       Att: 3,009

The Gills went out 6-4 on aggregate, David Crown, Alan Walker and Peter Beadle netting at Priestfield
1991 - Gillingham 3-4 Portsmouth         LC1 2L  Att: 5,114

Goals from Gavin Peacock and Steve Lovell couldn't prevent the Swans returning home with the points
1988 - Gillingham 2-3 Swansea City       D3        Att: 4,309

Blades striker Keith Edwards scored all four goals at Bramall Lane

1983 - Sheffield Utd 4-0 Gillingham         D3        Att: 10,405
The Gills won narrowly at Hayes Lane thanks to goals from Ken Price and David Young
Bromley 1-2 Gills XI1980 - Blackburn Rov. 0-0 Gillingham    LC2 1L  Att: 7,316


Billy Hughes and a Danny Westwood double saw the Gills triumph at the Abbey Stadium