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9 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...


1893 - New Brompton 4-2 Ashford Utd  KSC

1899 - New Brompton 4-2 Swindon Town  SLD1
John MacDonald netted two, Andrew Swan and Tom Pangbourne added others in this home win

1908 - New Brompton 1-2 Hastings & St Leonards Utd
HC Shepherd was on target in this FA Cup 5th Qualifying Round tie

1911 - New Brompton 1-1 Crystal Palace  SLD1
A goal from F Corbett earned a point

1922 - Newport County 2-1 Gillingham  D3S
Charlie Freeman got the Gills goal in this loss in South Wales

1933 - Charlton Athletic 1-0 Gillingham  FAC2

1944 - Gillingham 6-2 Royal Marines  KL
Eddie Chapman notched a hat-trick, Tug Wilson, L Olver and Stan Trumper all found the net in a comfortable win

1950 - Bristol Rovers 2-2 Gillingham  FAC2   Att: 15,479
Goals from Dave Thomas and Jackie Carr earned a replay

1959 - Torquay United 1-2 Gillingham  FAC2R   Att: 5,981
Pat Terry and Jack Hannaway struck in this victory at Plainmoor

1961 - Oldham Athletic 1-1 Gillingham  D4    Att: 9,631
The Gills returned from Boundary Park with a point thanks to a Charlie Livesey effort

1972 - Gillingham 1-0 Chester  D4   Att: 2,727
Brian Yeo hit the only goal of the game as keeper Mike Gibson kept a clean sheet at the other end

1978 - Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Gillingham  D3   Att: 3,924
A point was earned through Danny Westwood

1989 - York City 1-0 Gillingham  D4   Att: 2,134

1997 - Gillingham 0-1 Peterborough Utd  AWS1  Att: 905
David Farrell netted the Posh winner ten minutes into the second-half

2000 - Norwich City 1-0 Gillingham  C   Att: 16,725
The Canaries struck through Chris Llewellyn in the 78th minute

2006 - Yeovil Town 2-0 Gillingham  L1   Att: 4,933
Leon Best and Chris Cohen were the Glovers scorers

2008 - Stockport County 1-2 Gillingham  FAC2R   Att: 3,329
The Gills came from behind to win thanks to a double from Andy Barcham



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

1922 - Walter Bettridge at Newport

1972 - Keith Lindsey versus Chester at home

2006 - Dean Brill at Yeovil



1893 - Archibald Roe
He scored two goals in 17 appearances for the Gills - also played for South Shields, Birmingham City, Arsenal, Lincoln City and Rotherham United

1908 - Harold Jamieson
He scored one goal in 18 games for the club after moving from home-town club Crawcrook Albion in December 1930. He left for Kilwinning Rangers in August 1932.

1924 - Vic Niblett
The centre-half arrived at Gillingham from West Ham United and went on to play in 164 games for the Gills before retiring in October 1956.

He later became head groundsman at Priestfield Stadium and scouted for the club.



1993 - John McGregor

The right-back joined the Gills from the Royal Navy in the summer of 1930 and made his debut early in the season against Northampton at home.

He went on to score twice in 70 games for the club.

John died on this day in 1993 up in York.

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