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9 August 2012

A look back at some of the moments on this day in Gillingham FC's history


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


- The Gills paid £100,000 for the versatile David Perpetuini from Watford



1962Ramsgate Athletic 0-5 Gillingham     Fr

1966Wimbledon 2-0 Gillingham                 Fr

1967 - Romford 1-1 Gillingham                       Fr
Charle Crickmore was the scorer in Essex

1969 - Mansfield T 1 - 0 Gillingham               D3           Att: 6,034

1975 - Gillingham 0-2 Charlton Athletic        KCC        Att: 3,962
The Gills were beaten at home in this Kent Challenge Cup tie

1976 - Folkestone Town 0-1 Gillingham         Fr           Att: 282
Mark Weatherly hit the winner at Cheriton Road 

1977 - Sittingbourne 2-7 Gills XI                       Fr
The seven goal romp came courtesy of Terry Jolley, Pat Walker, Mark Weatherly (2), George Clark and Steve Bruce (2)

1979 - Chatham Town 2-1 Gills XI                    Fr
A Billy Hughes goal wasn't enough as ex-Gill Denis Housden and Charlie Donohue netted for the Chats

1980 - Chatham Town 4-3 Gills XI                    Fr
The Gills were still on the losing side despite Danny Westwood, Kevin Lloyd and David Young

1980 - Colchester Utd 0 - 2 Gillingham            LC1 1L    Att: 2,514
The Gills put themselves in the driving seat with Ken Price and Steve Bruce scoring at Layer Road

1986 - Gillingham 0-0 QPR                                Fr            Att: 1,156

1988 - INF Vichy 0-1 Gillingham                       Fr
The French tour continued with another win, Mark Cooper scoring

1992 - Whitstable Town 3-1 Gills Youth         Fr

1993 - Crawley Town 4-2 Gills XI                      Fr
Lee Williams and Paul Sykes were on target in a defeat at Town Mead

1997 - Gillingham 0 - 0 Preston N E                 D2        Att: 6,573

2003 - Sheff United 0 - 0 Gillingham               D2        Att: 21,569
A man-of-the-match performance from keeper Jason Brown earned the Gills a point in blistering heat at Bramall Lane

2005 - Port Vale 0 - 0 Gillingham                     L1        Att: 4,931

2008 - Bournemouth 1 - 1 Gillingham            L2        Att: 5,377
Gary Mulligan earned the Gills a deserved point with a 90th minute equaliser

2011 - Brighton & HA 1-0 Gillingham             LC1      Att: 16,295
Only a 67th minute penalty from Ashley Barnes seperated the sides



The following players made their Gillingham debuts in the above games...
1969 - Ken Pound against Mansfield at Field Mill

1980 - Nigel Donn, Andy Ford and Peter Henderson at Colchester

1997Barry Ashby at home to Preston

2008 - Tyrone Berry, Mark McCammon and Curtis Weston at Bournemouth

2011 - Matt Fish away at Brighton


1906 - Roy Bethell

Roy, a forward, was signed from Charlton Athletic in May 1929 and made his debut on the opening day of the following season.

His first goal came in a 5-0 home win against Newport County in April 1930 and went on to score 34 goals in 173 appearances

1909 - David Whitelaw

The Scottish keeper was signed from Southend United in July 1935 and made his debut at Reading two months later.

He was a regular over the next four season's making a total of 152 appearances.

1911 - Len Darling

Local lad Len was signed from Chatham Town in May 1932 and made his league bow at Brighton on the opening day of 1932-33.

He only played in the opening four months of the season playing 15 games.

The following summer he joined Brighton 


1990 - Robert John Robinson

Centre-half Robert, only appeared twice for the Gills in December 1929 having joined from the R.A.F, making his debut was at Newport County.

He died on 9 August 1990 in Havant.

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