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11 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...


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.

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