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8 August 2012

A look back at the events on this day in Gillingham's history

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


1962Tonbridge 4-6 Gillingham               Fr
Ronnie Waldock scored four and John Ballagher (2) as Tonbridge were hit for six

1964Tonbridge 2-1 Gillingham               Fr                  Att: 528
Brian Yeo was on the mark at the Angel Ground 

1966Bedford Town 1-1 Gillingham        Fr
The Gills scorer was Charlie Crickmore

1967Dartford 1-3 Gillingham                  Fr
Tony Thear, Carl Gilbert and Bob Moffatt were all on target at Watling Street

1970Cambridge Utd 1-1 Gillingham      Fr                 Att: 2,918
Malcolm Thompson struck for the Gills 

1978Crawley Town 1-3 Gillingham        Fr
Two goals from Pat Walker, including a penalty, and Dean White  found the net at Town Mead

1981Sittingbourne 1-4 Gillingham         Fr
This game was abandoned after 68 minutes when a fan attacked the Brickies centre-half, Micky Adams, Dean White, Colin Duncan and Ken Price had all netted 

1983Chatham Town 1-5 Gills XI             Fr
Trialists John Teasdale (2), Steve Butler (2) and Steve Pugh struck for the Gills with Paul Gearing replying for the Chats

1984Gillingham 0-2 Brighton & HA       Fr                Att: 983

1985Thanet United 1-6 Gills XI               Fr
The Gills cruised to victory with Darren Hare grabbing a hat-trick, Dave Shearer (2) and Derek Hales the other

1986Gills Youth 3-2 Southend Utd        Fr 
@ Garrison Ground

1987Welling United 0-0 Gills XI             Fr
Republic of Ireland schoolboy international keeper Steve O'Brien was in outstanding for the Gills at Park View Road

1988Racing Club de Paris 0-0 Gillingham   Fr
@ Racing's training ground

1989Gillingham 0-0 Wimbledon             Fr                Att: 1,828

1992Bromley 2-4 Gills XI                           Fr
Goals from Nicky Forster (2), Lee Palmer and Richard Carpenter saw the Gills ease to victory

1998 - Gillingham 0 - 1 Walsall                   D2              Att: 5,712

2000Brentford 4-1 Gills XI                        Fr
Rodney Rowe scored in this private training game

2006 - Brighton & HA 1 - 0 Gillingham      L1              Att: 6,643

2009 - Gillingham 5 - 0 Swindon Town     L1              Att: 6,852
The Robins were rocked by a Simeon Jackson hat-trick while Mark Bentley and Adam Miller also netted

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

1998 - Darren Carr, John Hodge, Robert Taylor and Paul Williams against Walsall at home

2009 - Jacob Erskine, Josh Gowling and Rashid Yussuff versus Swindon



1904 - James Shaw

There's not a lot known about James, he played 10 games for the Gills after arriving from Brentford in May 1931, making his debut at Southend United on the opening day of the following season.

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