News relevant to Gillingham FC on this day previously
Richard Day looks back at news relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...
1978 - Gillingham 7-0 Billericay Att: 677
The Essex side were routed by goals from Damien Richardson (pen), Terry Nicholl, Ken Price, Danny Westwood, Pat Walker, Terry Jolley (2)
1979 - Dartford 1-3 Gillingham
John Crabbe, Ken Price and Tony Funnell got on the scoresheet at Watling Street with Glenn Coupland replying for the Darts
1980 - Ramsgate Athletic 1-6 Gills XI
A young Gillingham side eased to victory thanks to goals from Micky Adams, Tony Bottiglieri, Terry Jolley, Pat Walker, Dean White and David Young
1985 - Leyton Orient 1-5 Gillingham
The Gills romped to victory in this 'private' friendly with goals from Terry Cochrane (2), Tony Cascarino, David Byrne and Karl Elsey
1993 - Kingstonian 2-3 Gillingham
A John Finch own goal plus efforts from Gary Micklewhite and Nicky Forster saw the Gills triumph at Kingsmeadow
Steve Butler rounds Lee Turner to score at
1996 - Gravesend & Northfleet 0-2 Gillingham
Steve Butler and Dennis Bailey netted in the win against 'Fleet
1996 - Sittingbourne 4-1 Gills XI
A James Pinnock penalty was scant consolation as a young side were hammered at Central Park
1999 - Farnborough Town 1-1 Gillingham Att: 452
Steve Butler scored the Gills goal at Cherrywood Road
2001 - Gillingham 1-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Kevin James struck against the Seagulls
2002 - Dover Athletic 0-10 Gillingham
Trialist Mamady Sidibe hit three, Paul Shaw and Rod Wallace all hit the target as the Gills went 5-0 up at the break, then Guy Ipoua added two (including a penalty), Simon Osborn (another spot-kick), Guy Butters and trialist Stuart Douglas took the scoreline into double figures.
2004 - Gravesend & Northfleet 0-2 Gillingham
Patrick Agyemang and John Hills were the marksmen at Stonebridge Road
2011 - Ebbsfleet United 1-2 Gillingham Att: 1,044
Goals from Chris Palmer and Stefan Payne saw the Gills to victory
The following former Gillingham players were born on this day.....
1907 - Albert Woods
Born in Faversham, Albert arrived at the club in February 1931 but didn't make his debut until the penultimate game of that season at home to Norwich City.
He kept his place for the following game but left the club for Brentford in the summer.
1924 - Billy Millar
The Scottish winger was signed by Gills manager Archie Clark from Swindon Town in July 1953 having previously played for Partick Thistle, Aberdeen and Stirling Albion.
He certainly had an eye for goal and netted on his debut in a 1-1 draw at Bristol City on the opening day of the season.
In all Billy notched 38 goals in 97 games for the club, including 19 in the 1954-55 campaign when he forged a terrific partnership with Ernie Morgan who amassed 33 goals himself.
In the summer of 1956 he joined Accrington Stanley and later played for Kettering Town and Macclesfield Town.