News relevant to Gillingham FC on this day...

Richard Day looks back at news relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...


1996 - Central defender Tony Butler joined Blackpool in a £225,000 deal



1968 - Romford 3-3 Gillingham                    Fr
Tony Thear scored two and Terry Simpson the other at Brooklands

1969 - Folkestone Town 1-2 Gillingham     Fr           Att: 729
Carl Gilbert hit a double at Cheriton Road

1971 - Wimbledon 2-2 Gillingham               Fr    Att: 1,100
Goals from Tommy Watson and Graham Knight ensured a draw at Plough Lane

1974 - Gillingham 1-2 Charlton Athletic     Fr
A Brian Yeo effort wasn't enough in a 'behind closed doors' game at Priestfield

1976 - Aldershot 1-1 Gillingham                    Att: 1,347
Damien Richardson scored for the Gills in a Kent Challenge Cup game

1977 - Whitstable T 2-2 Gills Youth            Fr
Peter Hobday and Tony Bottiglieri were on target for the Gills

1979 - Herne Bay 0-3 Gills XI                        Fr
A young Gills side won at Winch's Field thanks to Tony Bottiglieri, David Young and Terry Jolley

1989 - Sittingbourne 1-0 Gills Youth           Fr

1993 - Gillingham 1-1 Charlton Athletic     Fr            Att: 2,142
Richard Carpenter smacked a long-range equaliser after John Robinson had opened the scoring

1996 - Newport County 0-3 Gillingham      Fr
Steve Butler, Richard Carpenter and Lenny Piper ensured the winning start to the tour continued

1997 - Whitstable Town 0-4 Gills XI           Fr
Marcus Phillips, Steve Norman, Danny Bovis and Sam Tydeman were the marksmen at the Belmont Ground

1999 - Folkestone Invicta 1-2 Gillingham  Fr
Steve Butler and John Hodge were the goalscorers at Cheriton Road

2000 - Dagenham & R 1-3 Gillingham        Fr            Att: 563
The Gills won in East London thanks to Paul Shaw, Chris Hope and Andy Thomson

2002 - Luton Town 1-0 Gillingham              Fr
The Hatters were leading through Matthew Spring when the game was abandoned at half-time following a power failure caused by torrential rain

2007 - Gillingham 4-2 Colchester United   Fr
A Delroy Facey double plus others from Aaron Brown and Gary Mulligan helped the Gills ease to victory

2011 - Croydon Athletic 0-0 Gills XI             Fr           Att: 343
A game of few chances on a testing pitch at Sittingbourne FC



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

1906 - Harry Randle

Harry joined the Gills from Southend United in the summer of 1934 and made his debut against Millwall at home in the second game of the campaign.

After two goals, which were both penalties in successive games, in 119 appearances for the club he joined Accrington Stanley at the end of the 1936-37 season.



1975 - Alfred Young

Alfred was signed by manager Albert Hoskins from Hartlepools United in August 1928.

He made his debut in the season curtain-opener, a 2-2 home draw with Fulham.

Just over a year after arriving he signed for Workington having made 19 appearances for the Gills.