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25 July 2012

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.

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