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18 December 2012



18 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...


1899 - New Brompton 5-0 Bedminster  SLD1
Andrew Swan hit two, John MacDonald, Jack Frettingham and T Gray were also on target in a big home win

1909 - Brentford 4-1 New Brompton  SLD1
John Taylor hit the consolation at Griffin Park

1912 - Gillingham 3-0 Spennymoor United  FAC5QR
Arthur Wolstenholme struck twice, including a penalty plus another one from Taylor saw a comfortable  replay win

1920 - Northampton Town 3-1 Gillingham  FAC6Q
Tommy Hall struck for the Gills

1924 - Gillingham 1-1 (AET) Barrow  FAC6QR
Norman Jones scored to set up another replay

1926 - Northampton Town 2-1 Gillingham  D3S   Att: 4,979
Reg McKee was the Gills marksman at the County Ground

1937 - Torquay United 1-0 Gillingham  D3S   Att: 2,317

1948 - Gillingham 3-0 Bath City  SLD1   Att: 7,300
Tug Wilson, Cyril Poole and Jackie Briggs all found the net in a home stroll

1950 - Bristol Rovers 2-1 Gillingham  FAC22R   Att: 3,927
Derek Lewis netted but couldn't prevent defeat in a second replay played at White Hart Lane

1954 - Bristol City 1-4 Gillingham  D3S   Att: 17,880
The Gills gained the points thanks to a hat-trick from Ernie Morgan and one from Paddy Sowden

1967 - Newport County 3-0 Gillingham  FAC1   Att: 2,452

1971 - Aldershot 0-2 Gillingham  D4   Att: 3,746
Goals from Mike Bickle and Dave Peach saw the Gills triumph at the Recreation Ground

1982 - Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Gillingham  D3   Att: 4,179

1987 - Gillingham 0-1 Walsall  D3   Att: 4,144

1988 - Northampton T 1-2 Gillingham  D3   Att: 3,829
Two goals from Steve Lovell, including a penalty, earned an away win

1992 - Gillingham 0-1 Colchester Utd  D3   Att: 2,366

1993 - Chesterfield 3-2 Gillingham  D3   Att: 2,348
Goals from Gary Micklewhite and Nicky Forster weren't enough at Saltergate

2004 - Gillingham 3-1 Rotherham Utd  C   Att: 8,576
Chris Hope, Matty Jarvis and an own goal from Paulo Vernazza saw the Millers beaten


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

1988- Steve Walford versus Northampton away

1992 - Scott Houghton against Colchester at Priestfield


1968- George Nicol

George was a prolific centre forward who signed from Brighton and Hove Albion in September 1932.

In 66 games he scored 38 times for the Gills, including one on his debut against Queens Park Rangers.

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