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History

ON THIS DAY

2 December 2012

News relevant to the club on this day

Richard Day looks back at news relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...

FIXTURES…


1893 – New Brompton 1-2 Royal Ordnance  FA Amateur Cup

1899 – Gravesend United 2-0 New Brompton  SLD1

1905 – Watford 2-2 New Brompton  SLD1
Bill Marriott and Jim Sheridan goals earned a point

1911 – Norwich City 1-0 New Brompton  SLD1

1922 – London Caledonians 1-2 Gillingham  FAC5Q
Two goals from Tommy Hall put the Gills through

1933 – Luton Town 4-2 Gillingham  D3S   Att: 5,447
Arthur Mills from the penalty and Sim Raleigh were the scorers

1944 – Lloyds Paper Mills 1-6 Gillingham  KL
Two goals apiece from Tug Wilson and Vic Hole, one from Jones and a Harris own goal saw an easy win

1950 – Aldershot 2-4 Gillingham  D3S  Att: 7,253
Dave Thomas netted a hat-trick and Jackie Carr the other in this away triumph

1967 – Mansfield Town 0-1 Gillingham  D3   Att: 5,403
Bill Brown scored the only goal at Field Mill

1986 – Bournemouth 0-2 Gillingham D3   Att: 7,756
The Gills won at Dean Court thanks to Martin Robinson and Howard Pritchard

1995 - Gillingham 3-0 Hitchin Town  FAC2   Att: 7,142
Leo Fortune-West struck two and Simon Ratcliffe added another against the non-league outfit

1997 – Luton Town 2-2 Gillingham D2   Att: 5,255
Ade Akinbiyi hit both in this draw at Kenilworth Road

2000 - Gillingham 1-2 Birmingham City  C   Att: 9,247
A Marlon King goal wasn't enough against the Blues

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BIRTHS…

1960 - Dave Mehmet

Mehmet made over 130 league appearances for the Gills between 1983-86, and was still playing in the Kent League at the age of 40.


1984 - Adam Birchall

The striker signed for the Gills in July 2011 after impressing at Dover Athletic, but shortly after putting pen to paper he suffered a knee injury in a pre-season game against Welling.

He finally got to make his debut as a substitute against Bristol City in the Capital One Cup in August  and netted his first goal in the FA Cup tie against Scunthorpe United having returned from a loan spell at Dartford.

Adam celebrates his 28th birthday today.

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