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16 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...


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

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