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5 August 2012

Richard Day recalls events on this day in Gillingham FC history


1968Erith & Belvedere 3-0 Gills Youth1985

The Japanese National side just edged it, Peter Shaw netting for the home side 
Att: 1,300Gillingham 1-2 Japan                            Fr         1983

Two goals from Steve Butler and one from Tony Cascarino saw off the Chats           Fr
Chatham Town 1-3 Gillingham1982

Dean White and Kevin Lloyd were the scorers at the Culverden Stadium                Fr
Tunbridge Wells 0-2 Gills XI1980

The Kent League side just too strong, Malcom Betts scoring the Gillingham goal
Sheppey United 2-1 Gills Youth         Fr1978

Goals from Ken Price, Dean White and John Overton saw the Gills ease to victory at Watling Street
Dartford 0-3 Gillingham                       Fr1978

This Kent Challenge Cup tie was drawn with Damien Richardson netting for the Gills 
Att: 3,262Gillingham 1-1 Crystal Palace             Fr           1975

A Tommy Watson goal couldn't stave off defeat at Hartsdown Park
Margate 3-1 Gillingham                       Fr1970

The Southern League outfit won at their New Writtle Street ground despite Brian Gibbs effort
Chelmsford City 2-1 Gillingham          Fr-     Fr

versus Huddersfield Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu and 2006 - Mark Bentley, Kelvin Jack, Duncan Jupp, Dean McDonald

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



Goals from Matty Jarvis and Dean McDonald put the Gills on the road to victory and they held on despite Gary Taylor-Fletcher's consolation
2006 - Gillingham 2-1 Huddersfield T         L1              Att: 6,075

The youngsters won the 2004-05 John Ullman Cup Semi-Final held over from the previous season                JUC
Crockenhill 0-5 Gills Youth2005

A superb Kevin James free-kick put the Gills ahead before the Hillians levelled            Fr
Burgess Hill Town 1-1 Gills XI2002

Paul Smith, Mark Saunders and Marlon King ensured a comfortable win at the Crabble 
Att: 1,100Dover Athletic 0-3 Gillingham          Fr              2000

Jimmy Carter netted for the young Gills at Stonebridge Road               Fr

1998 - Gravesend & N 1 - 0 Gills XI             Fr
Hastings Town 2 - 0 Gills XI - 1997

A goal feast at Central Park saw Leo Fortune-West, Simon Ratcliffe and Adrian Foster, a hat-trick including a penalty, all on target for the Gills 
Att: 1,044Sittingbourne 1-5 Gillingham            Fr            1995
Gravesend & N 0-0 Gills XI1993

Honours were even down in Sussex where Robin Trott netted                Fr
Hastings United 1-1 Gills XI1992

The Gills were beaten at Cheriton Road where Tony Eeles found the net    Fr
Folkestone Invicta 2-1 Gillingham1989
Two goals from Mel Eves and another from Steve Lovell earned the Gills a win at the Bull Ground                    Fr
Sittingbourne 1-3 Gills XI1987
Dave Shearer and Tony Cascarino were the goalscorers at Gay Dawn Farm
Corinthian 0-2 Gillingham                   Fr1986

The 'Deres first-team proved too good at Charlton Athletic's training ground in Sparrows Lane with Kevin Alexander netting all three

On leaving the Gills, Jonah previously at Bristol City, Bradford Park Avenue, New Brighton and Bristol Rovers, joined Kidderminster Harriers in July 1929.  

The centre-forward signed from QPR in August 1927 and made the first of his 60 appearances, in which he scored 30 goals, at the Valley against Charlton in the first game of the season.

Jonah Wilcox - 1956


The Scot was a regular in the side, making 73 appearances, before moving to Swansea Town in February 1927.

Goalkeeper Alex joined the Gills from Wigan Borough in June 1925 and made his debut on the opening day of the following season, a 3-0 home win against QPR.

Alex Ferguson - 1903

At the end of the season, having scored five goals in 20 league and cup appearances, William returned to his native Midlands signing for Worcester City.

He opened his goal account in a 2-1 home FA Cup victory over Plymouth Argyle.

The forward arrived at Gillingham from Wolverhampton Wanderers in November 1927 and made his debut at Priestfield against Brentford.

William Boswell - 1902

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- He died in Shipham on 5 August 1956.

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