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ON THIS DAY

6 August 2012

Richard Day reviews events on this day in Gillingham FC history

FIXTURES...
The Tour de France began with victory thanks to Mark Cooper and Brian Clarke
Versailles 1-2 Gillingham                    Fr - 1988

Paul Collins scored two while Mel Eves and Tony Cascarino also netted in Terry Jolley's Testimonial
Att: 807           Folkestone 1-4 Gills XI                         Fr    - 1986

Shearer replied for the Gills after Mark Weatherly's early own goal had put Fulham ahead
BCD            Gillingham 1-1 Fulham                        Fr   - 1985

Dave Shearer was the marksman with both goals at Surrey Docks
Fisher Athletic 0-2 Gillingham           Fr - 1984

The Gills ran rout through Trevor Lee, Nigel Donn, Dean White, Tony Bottiglieri, David Young and Peter Henderson scored in this 'behind closed doors' game played at Essex University
BCD         Gills XI 6-0 Bahrain                              Fr       - 1981

Micky Barker struck twice, including a penalty, and John Crabbe hit the other for the Gills while Martin Peters and Kevin Reeves (2) replied for the Canaries
Att: 2,705          Gillingham 3-3 Norwich City              Fr     - 1979

Damien Richardson scored against the Eagles
Att: 1,749        Gillingham 1-1 Crystal Palace            Fr       - 1977

Victory at the Angel Ground came through goals from John Herbert and Alan Muskett (2)
Tonbridge 0-3 Gills XI                           Fr - 1975

Bray scored another two, while Malcolm Thompson and Kenny Rogers also found the net at Botany Road
Sheppey United 2-4 Gills XI                 Fr - 1970

Carl Gilbert and Geoff Bray both netted doubles in this win
Att: 479   Dartford 2-4 Gillingham                       Fr            - 1969

The Gills won at Park View thanks to goals from David Peach, Bobby Harrison and an own goal
Erith & Belvedere 1-3 Gillingham       Fr - 1968

Bobby Harrison and Carl Gilbert got on the scoresheet at the Crabble
Dover 1-2 Gillingham                            Fr - 1966

Charlie Rackstraw, Bill Brown and Mel Machin were on target at Layer Road
Fr              Att: 1,499     Colchester United 0-3 Gillingham  - 1966

Att: 1,414- Gillingham 0-0 Charlton Athletic       Fr            1994 A young Gillingham side were beaten by the Jockeys, Chris Halls hitting the consolation.1996 - Newmarket Town 4-1 Gills XI             Fr


2005 - Gillingham 2-1 Colchester Utd  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Lewis Montrose cracked home the only goal of the game
2011 - Gillingham 1-0 Cheltenham T            L2            Att: 5,360

Bradley Dack scored all three, including a penalty, against the young Seagulls at Beechings Cross
2011 - Gills Yth 3-2 Brighton & HA                 YAL

minute th Neale Cooper's team opened the new campaign with a victory with Andrew Crofts (75) and Darren Byfield (89) scoring after Neil Danns had put the U's ahead in the 50
L1            Att: 7,293        

DEBUTS...
at home to CheltenhamLewis Montrose and Danny Kedwell, Andy Frampton, Ross Flitney - 2011

against Colchester Paul Shields and 2005 -  Mark Corneille, Danny Jackman

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

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