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...


1893 - New Brompton 2-0 Royal Scots Fusiliers   Fr

1899 - Thames Ironworks 0-0 New Brompton     SLD1

1905 - New Brompton 1-1 Plymouth Arg            SLD1
The scorer against the Devon side was Bill Marriott

1911 - New Brompton 1-1 Stoke                       SLD1
Albert Court scored against the Potters

1922 - Swindon Town 0-1 Gillingham                 D3S
Tommy Hall got the only goal of the game

1933 - Gillingham 3-3 Swindon Town                 D3S         Att: 6,068
Goals from George Nicol, Alan Scott and James Liddle were all on target against the Robins

1944 - TB Royal Engineers 2-4 Gillingham          KL
Olver (2), Vic Hole and Stan Trumper were the goalscorers

1950 - Gillingham 1-1 Port Vale                        D3S         Att: 12,103
Dave Thomas was the scorer against the Valiants

1961 - Southport 1-1 Gillingham                       D4           Att: 4,259
Tom Johnston was on target at Haig Avenue

1964 - Gillingham 3 - 4 International XI                           Att: 6,500
In a benefit game for John Simpson, Denis Hunt and Gordon Pulley, the Gills scorers were John Ballagher, Jimmy White and Roy Moss

1967 - Gillingham 0-0 Bournemouth                 D3           Att: 7,419

1972 - Gillingham 2-1 Mansfield Town               D4          Att: 2,766
The marksmen at Field Mill were Damien Richardson and Alan Wilks

1978 - Watford 1-0 Gillingham                         D3          Att: 13,941

1989 - Lincoln City 1-3 Gillingham                    D4          Att: 3,612
Goals from Mike Trusson, Peter Heritage and Steve Lovell earned the points at Sincil Bank

1994 - Heybridge Swifts 0-2 Gillingham            FAC1      Att: 4,614
Robbie Reinelt and Chris Pike saw off the non-league side in a game played at Layer Road

2006 - Gillingham 4-1 Bromley                        FAC1      Att: 5,547
Two goals apiece from Mark Bentley and Guylain Ndumbu-Nsungu eased the Gills through to the next round



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

1972 - Glenn Aitken versus Mansfield at home



1933 - Rex Cherry

The former military policeman scored on his debut at Torquay United just days after signing professional terms in March 1953.

However he failed to win a regular spot and after four goals in 10 games he joined Hastings United in the summer of 1955.