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6 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...


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.

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