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15 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...


2005 - Ten days after the FA Cup humiliation at non-league Burscough, Gills manager Neale Cooper resigns



1902 - Maidstone Utd 0-3 New Brompton  FAC4Q
Alf Milward netted a hat-trick against the local rivals

1913 - Gillingham2-1 Merthyr Town         SLD1
Ernie Pinkney and P Glen were the scorers against the Welsh outfit

1919 - Crystal Palace 4-1 Gillingham       SLD1
Alex Redpath scored the consolation

1924 - Gillingham 2-1 Merthyr Town        D3S
The Gills scorers were Fred Brown and Frank Marshall

1930 - Gillingham 0-1 Swindon T            D3S        Att: 5,909

1947 - Gillingham 3-1 Barnet                 FAC4Q
Hughie Russell scored a hat-trick that proved too much for the visitors

1952 - Gillingham 2-1 Reading               D3S       Att: 12,383
Trevor Long and George King were on target to earn the victory

1958 - Plymouth Arg. 2-2 Gillingham      FAC1     Att: 21,759
Goals from Bill Patrick and John Edgar earned a home replay

1969 - Southend Utd 0-0 Gillingham       FAC1    Att: 8,114

1972 - Colchester U 2-1 Gills Res           MWFL

1975 - Millwall 2-2 Gillingham                 D3      Att: 6,858
The scorers at the Den were George Jacks and Damien Richardson

1980 - Gillingham 1-5 Exeter City           D3      Att: 3,725
Danny Westwood got the goal in a home horror show

1986 - Kettering T 0-3 Gillingham           D3      Att: 2,845
Martin Robinson, Joe Hinnigan and an own goal by Kellock sent the Gills through

2003 - Gillingham 1-2 MK Dons              C        Att: 9,041
Adam Nowland and Patrick Agyemang, both later to play for the Gills, netted for the visitors while Nyron Nosworthy, playing up front, scored for the home side

2008 - Gillingham 4-0 Rotherham Utd     L2       Att: 5,304
A comfortable win came through goals from Simon King, Adam Miller, Garry Richards and Luis Cumbers



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

1975 - Danny Westwood at Millwall

1980 - Kevin Lloyd versus Exeter at home



1970 - Tony Eeles

Tony, who came through the ranks here at Priestfield, scored one of the Gills most important goals when he opened the scoring in a win or bust 2-0 home victory over Halifax Town which kept the club in the Football League.

He made his first-team debut against Huddersfield Town in January 1989 six months before signing his first professional contract.

After seven goals in 92 games, and a spell on loan with Cork City, he joined Dover Athletic and later played for Sittingbourne, Ashford Town and Welling United.

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