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...


1897 - Woolwich Arsenal 4-2 New Brompton  FAC5Q
Dave Hutcheson and Jack Frettingham goals couldn't prevent defeat

1909 - New Brompton 5-2 Norwich City  SLD1
J Reid scored twice, one a penalty, Albert Court added two more and John Taylor completed the scoring in a comprehensive win

1920 - Swindon Town 1-1 Gillingham  D3
A Tom Gilbey effort earned a point in Wiltshire

1926 - Gillingham 1-1 Brentford  FAC2   Att: 10,076
William Arblaster netted in this home draw

1948 - Kidderminster H 2-3 Gillingham  SLD1   Att: 1,500
Jackie Briggs, George Forrester and Cyril Poole were all on target against the Harriers

1954 - Gillingham 1-1 Reading  FAC2   Att: 12,298
John Durkin scored to earn a replay

1957 - Gillingham 6-1 Millwall  FAC2R   Att: 8,320
The Lions were ripped apart by two goals apiece from Brian Payne and Jim Fletcher while Ron Saunders and Joe Hutton were also on the scoresheet

1964 - Sheppey Utd 0 - 5 Gillingham  SU Floodlight Fund
Goals from Peter Stringfellow, Jimmy White, Roy Moss, Peter Godfrey and Ronnie Waldock helped the Gills to this friendly win

1965 - Gillingham 1-0 Workington  D3   Att: 6,046
Ralph Miller notched the only goal of the game

1971 - Romford 0-1 Gillingham  FAC2   Att: 8,359
Alan Wilks struck to put the Gills through

1976 - Oxford United 3-1 Gillingham  D3   Att: 3,724
It was only a consolation from Ken Price at the Manor Ground

1982 - Gillingham 1-1 Northampton Town  FAC2   Att: 4,054
The Gills scorer was Jeff Johnson

1993 - Gillingham 1-2 Rochdale  D3   Att: 2,493
Nicky Forster netted but 'Dale took the points

1999 - Walsall 1-1 Gillingham  FAC3   Att: 4,314
A Nicky Southall goal at the Bescot Stadium earned a replay

2004 - Wigan Athletic 2-0 Gillingham  C   Att: 8,451
Nathan Ellington and Lee McCulloch scored the goals as Gills were defeated at the JJB.

2010- Macclesfield 2-4 Gillingham FL2    Att: 1,507
Four goals in the opening 33 minutes brought home three well-earned points, with Chris Whelpdale, Josh Gowling, Adebayo Akinfenwa and Cody McDonald all getting on the score sheet.



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

2004 - Paul Gallacher at Wigan

2010 - Joe Martin away at Macclesfield



1917- George Holland
The defender made just 10 appearances for Gillingham after playing his first game at home to Newport County in 1937. He was at the club for just 12 months before moving on to Shrewsbury.