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1 November 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...


2007 - Former Gillingham loanee and trialist Mark Stimson is named as the new manager at Priestfield



1899 - Woolwich Arsenal 0-0 New Brompton  FAC3QR

1902 - New Brompton 2-0 Clapton       FAC3Q
Thomas Leigh notched both goals

1913 - Gillingham 2-3 Swindon T         SLD1
Two goals from P Glen weren't enough to prevent defeat

1919 - Portsmouth 4-0 Gillingham       SLD1

1924 - Gillingham 2-0 Charlton Ath    D3S
Fred Brown scored both to beat the Valiants

1930 -Gillingham 4-2 Watford             D3S   Att: 3,717
Thomas Brennan, Roy Bethell and two from Henry Loasby eased the Gills to victory

1952 - Gillingham 3-2 Leyton Orient  D3S   Att: 11,562
Jimmy Scarth scored a record-breaking hat-trick in just two minutes to blitz the O's

1958 - Gillingham 0-2 Port Vale          D4     Att: 9,940

1969 - Bradford City 1-0 Gillingham  D3     Att: 8,883

1972 - Gills Res 1-2 Luton T                MWFL

1974 - Southend U 2-2 Gillingham      D3     Att: 5,563
Peter Feely was on target and Damien Richardson added a penalty in a draw at Roots Hall

1975 - Aldershot 3-0 Gillingham         D3     Att: 4,290

1980 - Walsall 3-3 Gillingham             D3     Att: 4,060
Terry Nicholl, Danny Westwood and Ken Price all scored at Fellows Park but it was only good enough to earn a point

1986 - Gillingham 3-0 Chesterfield     D3     Att: 4,373
Colin Greenall, Dave Shearer and Howard Pritchard earned the Gills a comfortable win

1997 - Gillingham 1-3 Millwall            D2    Att: 8,378
Leo Fortune-West got the Gills consolation

2003 - Ipswich Town 3-4 Gillingham  C      Att: 24,788
A 90th minute Mark Saunders effort edged this seven goal thriller - Rod Wallace, Mamady Sidibe and Paul Shaw were the other scorers

2005 - Hartlepool U 3-1 Gillingham    L1    Att: 4,522
Frannie Collin netted a 90th minute consolation

2008 - Macclesfield T 0-1 Gillingham  L2   Att: 1,635
Adam Miller struck to earn the Gills an away win

2011 - Gills Yth 0-1 Hayes & Yeading   FAYC1
Despite dominating for long periods the young Gills crashed out



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

1924 - John Rutherford versus Charlton at Priestfield

1969 - Dave Galvin at Bradford

1997 - Mark Patterson against Millwall at home

2005 - Craig Stone away at Hartlepool



1901 - Bill Pickering

The Birmingham born left-back joined the Gills from Merthyr Town in August 1926.

He made the first of his 49 appearances at home to QPR in the second game of the season.

In November 1927 he left the club for Huddersfield Town.



1982 - William Baldwin

The centre-forward, previously with Chesterfield, Barrow and Oldham Athletic, arrived at Priestfield from Southport in the summer of 1934 and made his debut against Torquay United on the opening day of the season.

His first goal didn't come until a 2-2 home draw with Southend United in November but it proved to be the first of 28, including a hat-trick in an FA Cup tie at Exeter, in his 66 appearances.

In June 1936 he returned north, signing for Crewe Alexandra.

William died in Coventry on November 1 1982

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