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...


1901 - Clapton 2-2 New Brompton               FAC4Q
The goals came from Walter Leigh and an Alf Milward penalty

1907 - Brighton & HA 3-0 New Brompton      SLD1

1912 - Coventry City 1-2 Gillingham            SLD1
John Boden and Dick Goffin were on target in this Highfield Road win

1929 - Gillingham 2-0 Clapton Orient           D3S      Att: 1,889
Fred Cheesmur scored both against the East Londoners

1935 - Gillingham 1-0 Torquay Utd              D3S      Att: 4,953
The only goal of the game came from George Tadman

1939 - Gillingham 4-0 Lloyds                      KRL (EG)
Day (2), Campbell and Herbert scored in this one

1946 - Guildford City 1-2 Gillingham           FACQ4  Att: 6,313
The Gills progressed thanks to Wally Akers and Hughie Russell

1957 - Gillingham 10-1 Gorleston               FAC1    Att: 8,123
Ron Saunders hit five, Jim Fletcher and Ron Clark added two apiece and Wendell Morgan scored one as the non-league side were thrashed

1963 - Q.P.R 4-1 Gillingham                      FAC1    Att: 12,141
Gills John Arnott got the consolation at Loftus Road

1966 - Gillingham 1-0 Bristol Rovers          D3       Att: 6,707
Brian Yeo netted the only goal of the game

1968 - Orient 1-1 Gillingham                     FAC1   Att: 4,903
An Andy Smillie effort ensured the tie went to a replay

1974 - Swindon Town 1-0 Gillingham         D3       Att: 9,048

1985 - Gillingham 3-0 Northampton T        FAC1    Att: 3,991
The Gills eased through to the next round thanks to goals from Tony Cascarino, Dave Mehmet and Terry Cochrane

1996 - Gillingham 1-0 Hereford United       FAC1   Att: 5,280
Steve Butler was on target to put the Gills through

2002 - Gillingham 1-1 Sheffield Wed          C        Att: 8,028
The Gills goal came through Tommy Johnson



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

1929 - Sydney Martin at home to Clapton Orient