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 - New Brompton 2-0 Millwall Athletic  SLD1
Goals from Charlie Satterthwaite and George Smith dented the Lions pride

1913 - Southampton 3-1 Gillingham  SLD1
The scorer at the Dell was P Glen

1919 - Gillingham 0-2 Brentford  SLD1

1924 - Exeter City 3-3 Gillingham  D3S
Fred Brown, Bill Berry and Tommy Hall netted to earn a point

1930 - Walsall 2-2 Gillingham  D3S   Att: 4,692
John McGregor from the spot and Henry Loasby found the net

1947 - Worcester City 0-2 Gillingham  SLD1   Att: 4,500
Two Hughie Russell goals won it

1952 - Stockport County 3-1 Gillingham  FAC2   Att: 12,500
A Dave Thomas goal wasn't enough

1969 - Gillingham 6-0 Tamworth  FAC2   Att: 6,798
Ray Bailey hit a hat-trick and Ken Pound, Mike Green and Andy Smillie also found the net in a convincing win

1975 - Chester 2-2 Gillingham  D3   Att: 4,684
Danny Westwood and George Ley were on target at Sealand Road

1977 - Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Gillingham  D3   Att: 3,149
Goals from Terry Nicholl and Damien Richardson earned a point

1980 - Gillingham 0-1 Charlton Athletic  D3   Att: 8,775

1986 - Gillingham 2-0 Chelmsford City  FAC2   Att: 5,843
Two goals from Tony Cascarino sent the Gills through

2003 - Crewe 1-1 Gillingham  C   Att: 6,271
David Perpetuini scored at Gresty Road

2005 - Gillingham 1-0 Doncaster Rovers  L1   Att: 4,861
The only goal of the game came from Michael Flynn

2008 - Gillingham 2-1 Chesterfield  L2   Att: 4,622
Adam Miller and Simeon Jackson netted in this victory against the Spireites


1932 - Ronnie Waldock

Ronnie started playing for Loscoe Youth Club before enjoying a league career with Coventry City, Sheffield United Scunthorpe United, Plymouth Argyle and Middlesbrough before joining the Gills for a club record fee of £6000 in October 1961.

He was a regular scorer at all clubs and went on to score 15 goals in 71 games for Gillingham before dropping into non-league football with Margate.

After 73 matches for the 'Gate he was later player-manager at Selby Town.

1973 - Steve Brown

The former Southend and Colchester United forward spent part of the 1994-95 campaign at Gillingham scoring twice in nine league games.

After departing Priestfield Steve enjoyed a good spell at Lincoln City before later returning to Kent when signing for Dover Athletic.


1966 - George Emmerson

The outside-right made 10 appearances for the Gills in 1937-38 having joined from Tunbridge Wells.

He died on this day in 1966.