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5 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...


1896 - New Brompton 0-2 Chatham              SLD1

1903 - New Brompton 0-0 West Ham U        SLD1

1908 - Hastings & St L Utd 2-2 N Brompton FAC5Q
HC Shepherd and Arthur Pickett netted in this cup tie

1914 - Gillingham 2-2 Northampton T          SLD1
SD Weavers and a Tom Leslie penalty helped the Gills gain a point

1925 - Watford 3-1 Gillingham                       D3S    Att: 4,540
Fred Brown was the scorer at Vicarage Road

1931 - Norwich City 1-1 Gillingham               D3S    Att: 7,721
Centre-forward Hugh Vallance was on target against the Canaries

1936 - Gillingham 2-2 Walsall                         D3S    Att: 7,713
Alan Fowler and Jimmy Watson from the spot were the marksmen against the Saddlers

1953 - Exeter City 1-2 Gillingham                  D3S    Att: 7,946
Two goals from Ernie Morgan earned the away points

1959 - Gillingham 2-2 Torquay Utd              FAC2   Att: 10,142
Bill Albury netted both, one from the spot

1964 - Luton Town 1-0 Gillingham               FAC2   Att: 5,968

1970 - Preston NE 1-0 Gillingham                D3S     Att: 10,274

1970 - Gills Res 0-3 Chelsea                       FC

1981 - Gillingham 1-4 Walsall                     D3       Att: 5,845
A heavy home reversal - Dean White scoring a penalty

1987 - Gillingham 2-1 Walsall                     FAC2   Att: 4,916
Goals from Steve Lovell and Karl Elsey put the Gills through

1992 - Gillingham 1-1 Colchester U             D3   Att: 5,319
David Crown found the U's net

1998 - Colchester U 1-5 Gillingham             AWS1   Att: 1,742
Carl Asaba, Adrian Pennock, Robert Taylor (2) and Paul Smith saw the Gills romp to victory at Layer Road

2006 - Port Vale 2-0 Gillingham                  L1    Att: 3,077

2009 - Gillingham 0-0 Carlisle United          L1   Att: 7,214

The following player made their Gillingham debut in the above games...

1931- Hugh Vallance at Norwich


1991- Jack Payne

Jack has gone on to make 107 appearances for the Gills since signing his first professional contract for the club in January 2009.

He had made an immediate impression by winning the Gills' Young Player of the Year Award for three years in succession.

The midfielder, who celebrates his 21st birthday today, has recently been made available for transfer by manager Martin Allen.

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