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ON THIS DAY

10 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...

NEWS...


2007 - Forward Luke Freeman becomes the club's youngest ever player when, at 15 years 233 days, he makes a substitute appearance at Barnet in a FA Cup First Round tie

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FIXTURES...

1900 - New Brompton 1-2 Tottenham H  SLD1
John MacDonald got the goal against the Spurs

1906 - New Brompton 0-1 Tottenham H  SLD1

1923 - Q.P.R 1-1 Gillingham                  D3S
William Cosgrove scored in the West London draw

1928 - Charlton Ath 1-1 Gillingham        D3S     Att: 8,488
A Francis Taylor goal earned a point at the Valley

1934 - Swindon Town 3-0 Gillingham     D3S     Att: 5289

1945 - Royal Marines 3-5 Gillingham      KL
Stan Trumper notched a hat-trick and Tug Wilson the other two

1951 - Gillingham 3-3 Aldershot            D3S     Att: 14,759
Jackie Briggs (2) and Dave Thomas were on target in as the teams shared six goals

1956 - Colchester Utd 0-0 Gillingham     D3S     Att: 8,891

1962 - Gillingham 4-3 Oldham Athletic   D4       Att: 8,426
Gordon Pulley, John Arnott, Harry Hughes and Brian Gibbs were the scorers against the Latics

1970 - Rochdale 0-1 Gillingham             D3       Att: 3,291
The scorer at Spotland was Tommy Watson

1973 - Gillingham 2-1 Torquay Utd        D4       Att: 6,201
Brian Yeo was on target twice against the Gulls

1979 - Sheffield Utd 4-0 Gillingham       D3       Att: 14,329

1984 - Gillingham 2-1 Rotherham Utd    D3      Att: 3,568
Dave Mehmet and Dave Shearer were the marksmen against the Millers

1998 - Gillingham 2-1 Oldham Ath        D2      Att: 5,188
The Gills goals came from Carl Asaba and Mark Patterson

2001 - Crewe Alex 0-0 Gillingham         D1      Att: 5,419

2007 - Barnet 2-1 Gillingham                FAC1  Att: 2,843
David Graham put the Gills ahead at Underhill but the Bees hit back to win

2012 - Plymouth A 2-2 Gillingham         L2      Att: 6,396
A last minute goal from Adam Barrett earned a point at Home Park, Ben Strevens was the other scorer
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DEBUTS...

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

1956 - Jim McDonald at Colchester

2007 - Luke Freeman against Barnet at Underhill
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BIRTHS...


1931 - Jim Fletcher

Born in Wouldham, Jim had played for a number of Kent sides before joining the Gills in the summer of 1957.

He made his Gills debut against Brighton & HA on the opening day of the season.

After 13 goals in 28 appearances he joined Southend United in July 1958 before returning to the county playing for four more sides prior to retiring in June 1964.
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DEATHS...

1973 - Charles Gellatly

The former Hlifax Town left-back joined the Gills from Leicester City in June 1931, having made his debut at Luton Town in September, he went onto make 61 appearances for the club.

Charles died in Surrey on 10th November 1973.

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