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History

ON THIS DAY...

24 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...


1897 - New Brompton 0-2 Gravesend Utd  SLD1

1898 - New Brompton 0-0 Reading            SLD1

1904 - New Brompton 0-0 Swindon T         SLD1

1910 - Southend Utd 2-2 New Brompton    SLD1
E Westwood and Albert Court scored at Roots Hall

1919 - Swansea Town 1-1 Gillingham        FAC6QR
Len Ramsell netted at the Vetch Field

1921 - Gillingham 2-2 Swindon T                  D3S
A brace from Stuart McMillan earned a point

1927 - Gillingham 3-0 Norwich City             D3S    Att: 4078
William Boswell, Sam Meston and Jonah Wilcox all scored against the Canaries

1932 - Newport Co 0-2 Gillingham              D3S    Att: 4113
George Purcell and Roy Bethell both netted in this victory at Somerton Park

1945 - Folkestone 1-8 Gillingham             KL
The Gills cruised to victory thanks to goals from Vic Hole who scored four, Johnny Warsap (2), Stan Trumper and I Wilson

1949 - Gloucester City 3-1 Gillingham     SLD1   Att: 3253
Harold Williams netted the consolation

1955 - Watford 0-1 Gillingham                  D3S    Att: 5091
The winner at Vicarage Road came from Larry Baxter

1960 - Ramsgate 'A' 4-3 Gillingham 'A'    Seanglian Lge

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BIRTHS...

1921 - Mike Skivington

The Glaswegian centre-half had played for Bury, Rochdale, Dundalk and Leyton Orient before coming to Priestfield in the summer of 1950.

He made his debut at Bristol City early in the season, the clubs first back in the Football League, and went on to make a dozen appearances.

In September 1951 he moved to Brentford

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DEATHS...

1975 - Len Ramsell

The local lad joined the Gills from Chatham Town in May 1924 and made his debut early the following season at Bournemouth.

He scored two in 11 appearances for the club before returning to Chatham the following summer.

Len died in Sunninghill on this day in 1975.

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