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...


1959 – Chairman ‘Charlie’ Cox dies of a heart attack aged 57



1893 - New Brompton 2-2 Royal West Kent Regiment  FR

1899 - Bristol City 2-1 New Brompton  SLD1
Jack Frettingham netted but City prevailed

1903 - Bristol City 5-2 New Brompton  FAC1R
Hugh Goldie and Jim Stevenson goals weren't enough

1905 - West Ham United 1-0 New Brompton  SLD1

1911 - Southampton 3-0 New Brompton  SLD1

1922 - Gillingham 1-4 Blyth Spartans  FAC6Q  Att: 7,160
The Gills were knocked out of the cup by the North Eastern League side, Horace Williams scoring

1933 - Torquay United 2-1 Gillingham  D3S   Att: 2,294
Sim Raleigh was on target at Plainmoor

1944 - Gillingham 3-1 RN Depot  KSC2R
Vic Hole notched two and Stan Trumper added another in this home win

1950 - Colchester United 4-2 Gillingham  D3S   Att: 6,941
United took the points despite Jackie Briggs and Dave Thomas goals

1961 - Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Gillingham  D4   Att: 3,710
Travel disruption saw the Gills arrive late at Belle Vue, Ronnie Waldock put the visitors the lead before Rovers hit back to take the points

1967 - Northampton Town 1-1 Gillingham  D3   Att: 7,411
Brian Gibbs got the Gills effort at the County Ground

1972 - Exeter City 3-2 Gillingham  D4   Att: 3,823
The Gills slipped to defeat at St James Park, a Stacey own goal and Damien Richardson netting

1980 - Maidstone Utd 0-0 Gillingham  FAC2R  Att: 7,465
The non-league Stones held the Gills to a second goalless draw in the replay at the Athletic Ground

1986 - Gillingham 1-0 Northampton T  FRTP  Att: 2,047
Howard Pritchard hit the only goal of the game

1989 - Exeter City 3-1 Gillingham  D3   Att: 3,818
Steve Lovell scored with a penalty but that was all the Gills had to show for their trip to the West Country

1992 - Colchester Utd 2-3 Gillingham  FAC2R   Att: 4,440
Goals from Nicky Forster, Andy Arnott and a penalty from Liburd Henry saw the Gills progress at Layer Road

1995 - Bury 1-0 Gillingham  D3   Att: 3,045

2000 - Gillingham 4-0 Preston NE  C   Att: 8,198
Two goals from Carl Asaba plus others from Barry Ashby and Marlon King saw a comprehensive home win

2006 - Gillingham 1-1 Bournemouth  L1   Att: 6,296
Andrew Crofts grabbed a late equaliser to earn the Gills a point. Sam Vokes had put the visitors ahead.

The following player made his Gillingham debut in the above games...

1933- Stanley Griffiths at Torquay

1989- Mark O'Connor at Exeter

1995- Steve Butler at Bury