Skip to main content Skip to site footer
History

ON THIS DAY

9 August 2012

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

AUGUST 9

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

NEWS...

2001
- The Gills paid £100,000 for the versatile David Perpetuini from Watford

----------------------------------------------------------------------

FIXTURES...

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

-------------------------------------------------------------------

DEBUTS...

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

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
BIRTHS...

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 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

DEATH...
 
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.


Advertisement block