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...


1987 - Bristol Rovers 4-3 Gillingham      Fr
David Smith scored two and Howard Pritchard the other as the Gills lost on their West Country tour

1992 - Fulham 1-0 Gillingham            Fr             BCD

1994 - Hastings Town 1-0 Gills XI           Fr            Att: 180
Steve Lovell scored only goal in 85th minute

1995 - Gillingham 1-3 Chelsea                Fr         Att: 10,425
Priestfield was packed to the rafters as Chelsea brought new faces Ruud Gullit and Mark Hughes to town. Leo Fortune-West was the Gills goalscorer while Mark Stein, Gavin Peacock and Hughes netted for the Londoners.

1998 - Sheppey Utd 5-1 Gills Youth        Fr
Barry Sinclair was the scorer as the youth team were hammered by the Kent League outfit at Central Park

2000 - Southend Utd 1-3 Gillingham       Fr       Att: 1,676
Goals from Paul Shaw and Rodney Rowe (2) eased the Gills to victory at Roots Hall 

2006 - Bromley 1-0 Gillingham               Fr
Tony Boot scored the only goal past Gills trialist keeper Matt Baker

2009 - Calais RUFC 0-0 Gillingham         Fr
There was very little 'entente cordiale' between the two sides in a physical encounter, poorly refereed, at the Stade De L'Epopee

2011 - Braintree Town 1-1 Gillingham   Fr
Dennis Oli was the scorer at Cressing Road


The following former Gillingham player was born on this day.....

1953 - Danny Westwood

The striker cost the Gills a then club record fee of £17,500 when he joined from QPR in November 1975 following a loan spell.

He made his debut in the Division Three fixture at Millwall and opened his goal account in a 2-2 draw at Chester in his third game. 

The pacey forward went on to hit 77 goals for Gillingham, in 238 appearances, including just one hat-trick against Mansfield Town in November 1976.
After departing Priestfield in December 1981 he played non-league soccer for Barnet, Billericay, Grays Athletic, Canterbury City and Aveley.