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16 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...


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

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