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ON THIS DAY

29 August 2012

News relevant to the club on this day previously

FIXTURES...

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

1923 - Brighton & HA 2-2 Gillingham       D3S      


Andy Smillie and Mike Green were the marksmen against the Shaymen
1970 - Gillingham 2-1 Halifax T                D3         Att: 5,240

Rodney Green (2), Alec Farrall, Brian Gibbs and a Duncan Welbourne own goal saw the Gills to a convincing victory
1964 - Gillingham 5-2 Watford                  D3       Att: 11,408

A Harry Hughes penalty was little consolation as the Bees stung at Priestfield
1962 - Gillingham 1-4 Brentford                D4      Att: 8,822

The Gills goal at Feethams came from Cliff Payton
1959 - Darlington 2-1 Gillingham               D4      Att: 7,800

Gordon Brasted grabbed a hat-trick while Ron Clark, a Tom Reddie own goal and George Simpson also netted in a comfortable win
1956 - Gillingham 6-2 Aldershot                D3S   Att: 4,363

Trevor Long was on target at Roots Hall
1953 - Southend Utd 1-1 Gillingham         D3S   Att: 10,905

Hughie Russell and Dave Thomas netted in this Priestfield win
1951 - Gillingham 2-1 Exeter City              D3S   Att: 12,329

Goals from Tug Wilson and J Ross earned a home win
1938 - Gillingham 2-0 Tunbridge WR       SL        

The match winner came courtesy of Joseph McAteer
1936 - Gillingham 1-0 Brighton & HA       D3S   Att: 7,338

An own goal from Jimmy Forsyth was the Gills consolation
1934 - Gillingham 1-3 Millwall                   D3S   Att: 8,669

1931 - Southend Utd 2-0 Gillingham        D3S   Att: 10,665

The Gills goal came through James Poxton
1928 - Gillingham 1-1 Torquay Utd           D3S   Att: 4,501

William Berry (2) and Reg McKee found the net against the R's
1925 - Gillingham 3-0 QPR                         D3S    Att: 7,612

Arthur Sinning and Tommy Hall were the scorers on the south coast
1970 - West Ham Utd 5-0 Gills Res           FC
Patrick joined QPR in January 2008 and went on to score 16 times in 75 league games, he was also loaned out to Bristol City, Millwall and Stevenage where he ended last season  before being released by the R’s and is currently without a club.

He scored eight goals in 34 games for the Gills before a £350,000 deal took him to Preston ten months later.

The pacey striker cost the Gills £150,000 from Wimbledon in January 2004 and made his debut against Derby County at Pride Park.

Patrick Agyemang - 1980
 

He has since been involved in Soccer Schools both here in England and the U.S.A

John had previously played for Brighton & HA, Charlton Athletic, where he score 44 goals in 382 appearances, and Cardiff City.

He signed in October 2004 and made his debut as a substitute for Darren Byfield in a 3-1 home defeat inflicted by Sheffield United.

The Welsh international winger, capped 30 times, played just four games with the Gills before retiring from professional football.

John Robinson - 1971
BIRTHS...

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at Brentford Neil Harris - 2005

up at Blackpool Carl Asaba - 1998

when Southend visited Jason Lillis - 1987

v Burnley Richie Bowman - 1981

at Griffin Park, Brentford Terry Matthews - 1962

scored on his debut versus Aldershot George Simpson - 1956

against Brighton at Priestfield William Wilson  and Bill Armstrong, James Dodds, Joe McAteer, Charles Smethurst, - 1936

at home to Millwall Harry Randle  - 1934

away at Southend  Albert Williams andDaniel Lewis, John Renwick, James Shaw - 1931

v QPR  Albert Richards and Alex Ferguson, Albert Goodman, Reg McKee, Charles Reddock - 1925

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

DEBUTS...

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2009 - Walsall 0-0 Gillingham                  L1          Att: 3,331

Debutant Neil Harris scored to put the Gills ahead but the Bees later equalised
2005 - Brentford 1-1 Gillingham               L1          Att: 6,969

A draw in Essex thanks to a Guy Ipoua effort
2001 - Billericay Town 1-1 Gills XI

Mark Saunders and Darren Carr scored to earn a point at Bloomfield Road
1998 - Blackpool 2-2 Gillingham              D2         Att: 3,994

Victory at Underhill came through goals from Kevin Rattray and Dominic Naylor
1995 - Barnet 0-2 Gillingham                    D3         Att: 3,077

A David Crown goal was only good enough for a point
1992 - Gillingham 1-1 Barnet                    D3         Att: 3,896

The O's went through 7-1 on aggregate
1989 - Leyton Orient 3-0 Gillingham    LC1 2L  Att: 2,818

Steve Lovell netted four, Dave Smith two and both Dave Shearer and Howard Pritchard one apiece as the Gills went goal crazy
1987 - Gillingham 8-1 Southend Utd       D3       Att: 4,171

Goals from Paul Shinners (2) and trialist Tarki Micallef saw the Gills win at the Angel Ground
1984 - Tonbridge Angels 2-3 Gills XI        Fr

Ken Price and Trevor Lee both scored for the Gills but it was Brian Laws 45-yard volleyed own goal that sticks in the memory
1981 - Gillingham 3-1 Burnley                  D3         Att: 4,663


Two goals from Danny Westwood ensured a draw at Stonebridge Road
1979 - Gravesend & N 2-2 Gills XI            Fr

Goals from Dave Peach, Dave Quirke, Alan Wilks and Brian Yeo ensured the Gills progression
1973 - Gillingham 4-2 Colchester Utd    LC1       Att: 3991

On the same day the reserves are soundly beaten in their Football Combination fixture


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