News relevant to the club on this day

Richard Day looks back at news relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...


1900 - New Brompton 1-1 West Ham Utd    FAC4Q
George Seeley netted against the Irons

1906 - Swindon Town 2-0 New Brompton    SLD1

1923 - Gillingham 1-0 Plymouth Argyle       D3S
Joe North scored the winner

1928 - Gillingham 2-1 Northampton T         D3S     Att: 5,312
Francis Taylor and Albert Picken won it for the Gills

1934 - Gillingham 2-2 Southend Utd           D3S     Att: 4,168
Goals from Dick Doncaster and William Baldwin earned a point
1951 - Watford 2-2 Gillingham                   D3S     Att: 10,771
Derek Lewis and Dave Thomas were the marksmen that earned a draw at Vicarage Road

1956 - Yiewsley 2-2 Gillingham                  FAC1   Att: 5,400
Les Riggs and Ernie Morgan, in the last minute, scored to earn a reprieve and a replay

1962 - Barrow 1-1 Gillingham                    D4      Att: 2,493
A Harry Hughes penalty got the Gills a point

1973 - Mansfield Town 2-2 Gillingham         D4     Att: 2,908
Brian Yeo and Dave Peach, from the spot, earned a point at Field Mill

1979 - Gillingham 2-1 Bury                        D3     Att: 5,731
The Gills scorers were Ken Price and Tony Funnell

1984 - Gillingham 2-1 Windsor & Eton        FAC1   Att: 3,597
Dave Mehmet and Tony Cascarino goals guided the Gills through to the next round

1990 - Bournemouth 2-1 Gillingham          FAC1   Att: 6,113
David Crown was on target in the defeat at Dean Court

2012 - Gillingham 2-1 Morecambe             L2       Att: 5,402
Deon Burton and Lewis Montrose were the scorers against the Shrimps



1981 - Jo Kuffour

The striker initially joined the Gills on loan from Bristol Rovers in September 2011 and made his debut as a substitute for Chris Whelpdale at AFC Wimbledon.

In January 2012 he signed a deal until the end of the season and went on to score a total of nine goals in 31 appearances.

Following his release at the end of the season he initially joined Wycombe Wanderers on a short-term deal before agreeing a two-year deal.

1988 - Lewis Montrose

The former Wigan Athletic and Wycombe Wanderers midfielder celebrates his 24th birthday today.

Having joined the Gills in the summer of 2011 he went on to score four goals, including one on his debut against Cheltenham Town, in 43 appearances last season.