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History

ON THIS DAY...

22 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...

FIXTURES...


1900 - New Brompton 2-2 Kettering  SLD1
Adam Hayward and a Bob Innes penalty were on target in this draw

1906 - New Brompton 2-1 Millwall  SLD1
Both goals came from Danny Cunliffe

1923 - Brentford 3-2 Gillingham  D3S
Joe North and a Wally Battiste penalty accounted for the Gills goals

1924 - Barrow 1-1 (AET) Gillingham  FAC6Q 2R  Att: 2,342
A Sydney Smith goal at Molineux took the tie to a third replay

1928 - Merthyr Town 2-3 Gillingham  D3S   Att: 1,669
Two goals from Francis Taylor plus one from Arthur Dominy saw the Gills win away

1934 - Bristol Rovers 4-3 Gillingham  D3S   Att: 7,270
Bill Baldwin hit two and Harry Randle netted from the spot but it wasn't enough at Eastville

1951 - Gillingham 0-2 Bournemouth  D3S   Att: 10,296

1956 - Gillingham 1-1 Shrewsbury Town  D3S   Att: 5,051
Ernie Morgan struck for the Gills

1962 - Gillingham 4-0 Crewe Alex.  D4   Att: 7,154
Goals from George Francis, Roy Moss and Gordon Pulley ensured an easy home victory

1973 - Doncaster Rovers 1-2 Gillingham  D4   Att: 1,878
Dick Tydeman and George Jacks found the net in this win at Belle Vue

1980 - Gillingham 0-2 Maidstone United  FAC2 2R   Att: 7,941
Gillingham suffer the humiliation of losing to their non-league neighbours in a second FA Cup replay

1984 - Doncaster Rovers 0-1 Gillingham  D3   Att: 3,035
Terry Cochrane registered the Gills winning goal here

1990 - Sittingbourne 0-6 Gillingham  Fr
Goals from Mark O'Connor (2), Lee Palmer, Peter Heritage, Steve Lovell and Alan Walker saw a comfortable friendly win

1991 - Lincoln City 1-1 Gillingham  D4   Att: 2,685
Lovell was again the marksman at Sincil Bank

2000 - Stockport County 2-2 Gillingham  C   Att: 6,095
Goals from Junior Lewis and Marlon King proved sufficient for a point

2001 - Barnsley 4-1 Gillingham  C   Att: 11,965
A Chris Morgan own goal was a mere consolation as the home side ran out comfortable winners. Chris Lumsden, Darren Barnard, Bruce Dyer and Gary Jones were all on target.
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DEBUTS…

1951- Dick Hales v Bournemouth at Priestfield
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DEATHS…

1994- Dennis Hillman

Dennis signed from Colchester in August 1951 having spent five years with the U's.

The outside-right was a firm fans favourite whenever he played, and his crossing abilities created several goalscoring opportunities.

He made 21 appearances for the first team, but lost his place to Bill Burtenshaw, and after leaving Priestfield he played for Hastings United and Ramsgate Athletic.

He was 76 when he was tragically killed in a road accident just before Christmas 1994.

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