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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...


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



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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