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19 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...


1896 - Reading 3-2 New Brompton     SLD1
David Skea and J Walker netted in this defeat

1903 - New Brompton 2-2 Luton T      SLD1
J Robertson and a JW White penalty took a point off the Hatters

1908 - Exeter C 1-3 New Brompton    SLD1
Alf Whyman hit two and Arthur Pickett added another in this away win

1914 - Gillingham 0-0 Plymouth Arg   SLD1

1925 - Plymouth Arg2-1 Gillingham    D3S   Att: 6,590
Fred Brown notched the Gills goal at Home Park

1931 - Mansfield T 3-1 Gillingham       D3S   Att: 5,400
The consolation came from George Scott

1936 - Gillingham 0-0 Cardiff City       D3S   Att: 8,361

1953 - Reading 0-1 Gillingham          D3S   Att: 8,380
Billy Millar was on target to win it at Elm Park

1959 - Gateshead 2-2 Gillingham     D4     Att: 1,884
Goals from Gordon Brown and Pat Terry earned a point in the North-East

1964 - Watford 1-2 Gillingham        D3   Att: 6,412
Charlie Rackstraw and Rodney Green both scored in this victory at Vicarage Road

1970 - Gillingham 1-2 Bury              D3   Att: 3,246
Brian Yeo found the net but the Shakers took the points

1970 - Bristol R 2-1 Gills Res          FC

1986 - Gillingham 4-1 Bristol R      D3   Att: 4,473
A comfortable home win thanks to Howard Pritchard, Martin Robinson and two from Tony Cascarino

1998 - Gillingham 4-0 Notts Co      D2   Att: 6,072
Carl Asaba struck a hat-trick and Robert Taylor added another to see off the Magpies

 2009 - Gillingham 3-1 Stockport County  L1   Att: 4,769
A massive snow clearing operation proved a success following goals from Dennis Oli, Febian Brandy and John Nutter


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

1970- Micky Darrell v Bury at Priestfield


1946- Bob Tooze

Bob was a goalkeeper that appeared seven times in a Gillingham shirt, but didn't have a particularly successful spell in Kent.

He conceded 11 goals in the space of a fortnight, and three days after a 6-1 hammering at the County Ground he was sent back to Shrewsbury.

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