Richard Day recalls events on this day in Gillingham FC History


2005- Gills striker Darius Henderson left Priestfield for Watford in a £450,000 deal



1969 - Margate 4-3 Gillingham               Fr     Att: 1,118
The Gills lost at Hartsdown Park despite Gordon Riddick (2) and Ken Pound scoring

1970 - Folkestone Town 0-0 Gillingham   Fr     Att: 765

1972 - Gillingham 2-1 Millwall                 Fr     Att: 2,914
Dave Peach converted a penalty and Alan Wilks netted the other as the Lions were beaten

1976 - Brentford 1-0 Gillingham              KCC Att: 2,280
The Gills lost this Kent Challenge Cup tie at Griffin Park

1977 - Margate 0-1 Gills XI                     Fr
Pat Walker struck the only goal of the game

1980 - Gillingham 2-2 Norwich City          Fr    Att: 2,302
Four goals were shared with the Canaries, Peter Henderson and John Sharpe registering from the spot

1987 - Enfield 0-1 Gills XI                       Fr
An Irvin Gernon goal won it for the Gills

1989 - Ramsgate 2-1 Gills XI                  Fr
David Jordan scored the Gillingham goal at Southwood

1990 - Dover Athletic 0-1 Gillingham       Fr    Att: 975
Steve Lovell scored the winner at the Crabble

1992 - Gillingham 1-0 Middlesbrough       Fr    Att: 1,709
'Boro were beaten by a Steve Lovell penalty

1994 - Margate 3-3 Gills XI                     Fr
Paul Sykes scored two and Robbie Reinelt notched the other against the 'Gate

2001 - Gillingham 3-2 Charlton Ath          Fr   Att: 4,902
Ty Gooden, Guy Ipoua and Chris Hope all scored to put the Gills 3-0 up before the Addicks hit back through Jon Fortune and Jason Euell

2003 - Billericay Town 1-3 Gills XI           Fr
The Gills won at the New Lodge thanks to goals from Mamady Sidibe and a pair from Jones Awuah

2007 - Welling United 2-2 Gillingham        Fr
Efe Sodje and Aaron Brown were the marksmen at Park View Road

2009 - Whitstable Town 3-3 Gills Youth     Fr   Att: 685
The young Gills lifted the KRBS Cup winning 5-3 on penalties after the sides had shared six goals at the Belmont. Charlie Stimson (2) and Sam Fisher were on target for the Gills in the regular 90 minutes before Jack Evans, Alex Brown, Tom Murphy, Fisher and Stimson all despatched their spot-kicks .


1904 - Albert Picken

The outside-left arrived at Priestfield in May 1928 from Derby County but didn't make his Gillingham bow until a visit to Brighton in late October.

He scored just one goal in eight appearances before joining Wellington Town.

1985 - Robbie Findley

The USA international joined the Gills on loan from Nottingham Forest in September 2012 and made his debut the following day at Port Vale.

He went on to make seven appearances for the club.