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29 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...


1987 – Manager Keith Peacock is sacked following the previous days six-goal hammering at Aldershot



1894 - Chesham 2-7 New Brompton           SLD2
A Webb notched a hat-trick, Dave Hutcheson, Fred Manning, Joe Dickenson and a Spratley own goal completed this away rout

1900 - Gravesend Utd 1-1 New Brompton  SLD1
Jack Frettingham was the scorer in this North Kent derby

1906 - Bristol Rovers 4-0 New Brompton  SLD1

1919 - Swansea Town 0-0 Gillingham        FAC6Q2R
This second replay was played at Cardiff City

1923 - Gillingham 0-1 Charlton Athletic     D3S

1928 - Fulham 4-2 Gillingham                      D3S  Att: 16,816
Goals from Francis Taylor and Arthur Dominey weren't enough in West London

1934 - Torquay Utd 5-0 Gillingham            D3S   Att: 3,408

1951 - Southend Utd 3-1 Gillingham     D3S   Att: 8,563
Derek Lewis was on target at Roots Hall

1956 - Walsall 2-2 Gillingham                D3S   Att: 12,510
Larry Baxter and Errol Crossan netted to earn a point with the Saddlers

1973 - Gillingham 1-1 Swansea City        D4   Att: 9,960
A George Jacks effort earned a point with the Swans

1976 - Brighton & HA 2-0 Gillingham       D3   Att: 16,896

1979 - Millwall 2-0 Gillingham                   D3   Att: 6,913

1984 - Gillingham 4-1 Bristol Rovers           D3   Att: 6,598
A wonder goal from Terry Cochrane plus others from Joe Hinnigan, Martin Robinson and Dave Shearer saw the Pirates sunk

1990 - Gillingham 0-0 Northampton T          D4   Att: 4,969

1997 - Gillingham 3-1 Brentford                 D2   Att: 5,786
Ade Akinbiyi hit two and an Aspinall own goal completed the scoring

1998 - Gillingham 1-1 Millwall                     D2   Att: 9221
A Micky Galloway effort saw the Gills claim a point

2001 - Gillingham 2-1 W.B.A                       C      Att: 9,912
Goals from Chris Hope and Paul Smith helped see off the Baggies

2007 - Gillingham 3-0 Nottingham Forest  L1   Att: 7,712
The Gills romped to an impressive victory thanks to goals from Gary Mulligan, Adam Miller and Leroy Griffiths



The following players made their Gillingham debuts in the above games...

1928 - Joseph Wilson away at Fulham

1951 - Jim Kelly against Southend at Roots Hall

1976 - Terry Jolley against Brighton



1944 - Derek Grace

The former QPR youngster joined the Gills from Exeter City in in July 1965 and made his debut shortly afterwards at Reading.

He made just four league appearances but was a regular in the Reserves.

After leaving Priestfield he remained in Kent playing for Margate, Dartford, Maidstone United and Gravesend & Northfleet.



1970 - Jock Robertson

An early Gills legend who made 388 appearances for the club having moved from Chatham Centrals in November 1919, although he had to wait nine months before making his debut against Southampton at home.

In July 1933 he left Gillingham for Canterbury Waverley in the summer of 1933.

He died in 1970 on this day in Rochester

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