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1 December 2012

News relevant to the club on this day previously

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


1894 - New Brompton 5-2 Old St Stephens  SLD2
Fred Manning (2), Arthur Rule (2) and Alfred Jenner were all on target in a comfortable win

1900 - New Brompton 2-1 Q.P.R  SLD1
A Bob Innes penalty and a Jack Frettingham effort saw a narrow victory

1906 – Luton Town 0-2 New Brompton  SLD1
Former Portsmouth forward Danny Cunliffe scored both

1923 – Nunhead 0-6 Gillingham  FAC5Q
Joe North smashed five, Tommy Hall added the other, in a big away triumph

1926 - Gillingham 2-0 Barking  FAC1R 
Frank Marshall and Fred  Brown were the scorers

1928 - Gillingham 1-0 Luton Town   D3S   Att: 4,661
Arthur Dominy got the only goal

1934 - Gillingham 0-0 Brighton & HA  D3S    Att: 4,115

1945 – Gillingham 4-2 Ramsgate Athletic  KL  Att: 2,600
Vic Hole struck twice, R Price and C Clark also scored against the Rams

1951 – Plymouth Argyle 4-2 Gillingham  D3S    Att: 18,409
Dave Thomas hit both the Gills goals at Home Park

1956 - Gillingham 0-3 Plymouth Argyle  D3S    Att: 6,879

1962 – Darlington 2-0 Gillingham  D4  Att: 2,904

1973 – Brentford 0-3 Gillingham  D4  Att: 5,748
Two goals from Damien Richardson and one from Dave Galvin earned the points at Griffin Park

1979 - Gillingham 0-0 Swindon Town  D3  Att: 8,029

1984 - Gillingham 4-0 Preston North End  D3   Att: 4,055
Tony Cascarino, two from Dave Shearer and a Welsh own goal were ample against the Lilywhites

1990 – Chesterfield 1-1 Gillingham D4   Att: 3,468
Steve Lovell was the marksman at Saltergate

1992 – Leyton Orient 4-1 Gillingham AT1   Att: 1,667
The Gills consolation came from Trevor Aylott

2009 – Leyton Orient 3-1 Gillingham L1   Att: 3,183
Traffic chaos caused problems in East London – and a makeshift Gills were beaten by the O’s, Curtis Weston scoring.

2012 - Preston NE 2-0 Gillingham     FAC2  Att: 5,271
The Gills were knocked out of the cup at Deepdale by goals from Jeffrey Monakana and Stuart Beavon



1955- Paul Garner

The full back only made five appearances for the club while on loan, but his career nearly spanned two decades and spent most of his playing days at Sheffield United.



1934 - Sim Raleigh

The Hull City forward joined the Gills in the summer of 1932 and made his debut at Brighton & HA on the opening day of the 1932-33 campaign.

It was against the same opponents on this day in December 1934 that the forward suffered a clash of heads during the first-half and collapsed early in the second-half with a brain haemorrhage.

Despite surgeons trying to save his life at St Barts Hospital he was pronounced dead at 9.50pm.

He had scored 34 goals in 89 games for the Gills.

1969- Albert Collins

The centre-half arrived at Priestfield in May 1929 and made his debut at the start of the following season against Walsall.

After 178 games in which he netted four times, he moved to Canterbury Waverley.

Albert died in Gillingham on 1st December 1969.

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