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19 November 2012



19 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...


1898 - New Brompton 2-1 Sheppey Utd  FAC4Q
Tom Grieve scored both in this win

1904 - Brentford 0-2 New Brompton       SLD1
Goals from Walter Leigh and Percy Barnfather earned victory

1910 - Royal Engineers 2-2 New Brompton  FAC4Q
John Taylor and Joe Satterthwaite were on target againt the RE side from Aldershot

1921 - Exeter City 1-1 Gillingham             D3S
An Arthur Wood goal was enough for a point at St James Park

1927 - Luton Town 6-1 Gillingham           D3S   Att: 4,527
Sam Meston netted the Gills consolation

1932 - Gillingham 4-2 Bristol City            D3S   Att: 4,553
The Gills marksmen were George Nicol (2), Roy Bethell and George Purcell

1949 - Gillingham 2-0 Worcester City   SLD1  Att: 9,479
Hughie Russell notched both here

1955 - Gillingham 1-1 Shrewsbury T     FAC1   Att: 11,347
Billy Millar scored but the game went to a replay

1958 - Gillingham 1-4 Plymouth Arg     FAC1R   Att: 10,150
A Pat Terry goal was no consolation as the Gills crashed out

1960 - Rochdale 2-0 Gillingham             D4   Att: 3,044

1960 - Gillingham 'A' 3-1 Gravesend    Seanglian Lge

1966 - Reading 2-1 Gillingham               D3   Att: 5,994
Brian Gibbs struck but the Biscuitmen won at Elm Park

1969 - Gillingham 2-1 Southend Utd     FAC1R   Att: 6,919
Two goals from Brian Yeo put the Gills through

1977 - Sheffield Wed 0-0 Gillingham    D3   Att: 9,902

1983 - AP Leamington 0-1 Gillingham   FAC1   Att: 2,223
Phil Handford got the only goal of the game

1988 - Gillingham 3-3 Peterborough U  FAC1   Att: 4,509
Steve Lovell, Trevor Quow and David Smith got the Gills half in this six-goal thriller

1994 - Gillingham 1-1 Chesterfield         D3       Att: 2,730
Robbie Reinelt hit the net against the Spireites

1996 - Peterborough U 0-1 Gillingham  D2       Att: 4,136
The only goal of the game at London Road came from Iffy Onuora

2005 - Gillingham 1-0 Hartlepool Utd    L1   Att: 6,092
Scot Paul Shields notched the winner at Priestfield

2011 - Aldershot T 1-2 Gillingham         L2   Att: 3,449
Goals from Frank Nouble and Chris Whelpdale earned the points at the EBB Stadium



1965 - Ian Macowat

The England Schoolboy and Youth international came through the ranks at Everton but failed to make the first-team at Goodison Park.

Ian, a left-back, moved to Priestfield in January 1985 but had to wait four months for his debut that came against Reading at Elm Park.

After leaving Gillingham in the summer of 1986 having played eight times, he spent two seasons with Crewe Alexandra where he made 72 league appearances.

1967 - Alan Reeves

The centre-half came on loan from Norwich City in February 1989 and made his debut against Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

He returned to Carrow Road at the end of the season after 18 appearances.

Spells later followed at Chester City, Rochdale, Wimbledon and Swindon Town where he was also player-coach and assistant-manager. 

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