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20 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...


1902 - Kettering 0-0 New Brompton     SLD1

1913 - Crystal Palace 1-0 Gillingham   SLD1

1919 - Gillingham 1-1 Swansea T         FAC6Q
A Tom Leslie penalty saw the game go to a replay

1924 - Newport Co 2-0 Gillingham        D3S

1930 - Norwich City 4-0 Gillingham      D3S   Att: 6,061

1945 - Gillingham 2-0 Shorts Sports   KL
Clark and Ravenscroft were the Gills scorers

1947 - Gillingham 3-0 Rochdale       FAC2R      Att: 17,078
George Forrester, Tug Wilson and Jackie Briggs all found the net in this cup replay

1952 - Gillingham 1-1 Newport Co  D3S          Att: 7,179
Ken Lambert netted to earn a point

1958 - Millwall 2-0 Gillingham          D4            Att: 11,176

1969 - Gillingham 0-1 Brighton & HA  D3       Att: 3,930
1975 - Gillingham 1-0 Brighton & HA  D3   Att: 9,294
Damien Richardson notched the only goal of the game against the Seagulls

1977 - Peterborough U 2-0 Gillingham  FAC2R   Att: 8,542

1980 - Chester 1-2 Gillingham      D3   Att: 1,934
John Crabbe and Ken Price were on target at Sealand Road

1985 - Darlington 3-2 Gillingham  D3   Att: 2,075
The scorers at Feethams were Dave Shearer and Tony Cascarino

1997 - Wrexham 0-0 Gillingham  D2   Att: 2,827

2008 - Gillingham 1-1 Brentford  L2   Att: 5,521
A tempestuous battle saw both sides have a man sent off. Simeon Jackson scored for the Gills, who had skipper Barry Fuller dismissed.



1959- Pat Walker

Walker was recommended to the club by Damien Richardson's father, and made a good impression in the youth side where he scored 30 goals and helped set up many more.

He won 10 caps for the Republic of Ireland youth team, which created a lot of interest from big clubs.

Pat scored on his Gills debut against Colchester and went on to make a total of 51 appearances, but only added two more goals to that debut strike.

He later moved to Sweden to qualify as an English teacher.

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