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2 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 - New Brompton 6-1 Ilford            FAC3Q
Alf Milward scored twice, including a penalty, Albert Dunkley added two more while both Jack Frettingham and Thomas Leigh were also on the scoresheet

1907 - Luton Town 1-2 New Brompton   SLD1
Charlie McGibbon and J Pickering netted in this away win

1912 - West Ham Utd 4-0 Gillingham      SLD1

1929 - Gillingham 3-3 Bristol Rovers       D3S   Att: 4,794
Goals from Fred Cheesmur, Albert Collins and George Pateman only earned a point

1935 - Gillingham 3-1 Swindon Town     D3S   Att: 5,058
Jim Watson, George Tadman and George Bond all found the net against the Robins.

1939 - Margate 1-1 Gillingham                 KRL (EG)
Hickson was the Gills scorer at Hartsdown Park

1963 - Gillingham 1-0 York City                D4   Att: 9,548
The winner was scored by John Ballagher

1968 - Watford 2-1 Gillingham                 D3   Att: 11,625
Terry Simpson was on target at Vicarage Road

1976 - Gillingham 1-1 Grimsby Town      D3   Att: 4,729
The Mariners took a point despite a Danny Westwood goal

1981 - Southend Utd 3-0 Gillingham       D3   Att: 6,235

1982 - Chesterfield 1-2 Gillingham          D3   Att: 2,322
The Gills won at Saltergate thanks to a Mark Weatherly effort and a Henderson own goal

1985 - Newport Co 1-1 Gillingham          D3   Att: 1,970
David Byrne scored at Somerton Park

1991 - Carlisle Utd 0-0 Gillingham           D4   Att: 1,672

1993 - Gillingham 2-0 Hereford Utd       D3   Att: 3,168
Andy Arnott and Nicky Forster were the marksmen against United

1996 - Bristol Rovers 0-0 Gillingham      D2   Att: 5,530

1999 - Gillingham 3-0 Bristol City            D2   Att: 6,728
Robert Taylor rocked the Robins with a superb hat-trick

2002 - Grimsby Town 1-1 Gillingham     D1   Att: 5,715
The Gills got a point at Blundell Park thanks to a Mark Saunders effort

2004 - Gillingham 0-0 Watford                C    Att: 7,009

2007 - Swansea City 1-1 Gillingham       L1   Att: 13,452
A cracking strike from Delroy Facey put the Gills ahead but Mark Stimson's new team couldn't hang on for the victory

2010 - Gillingham 0-2 Wycombe W       L2   Att: 4,076
Gareth Ainsworth and Kevin Betsy were on target for the Chairboys



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

1968 - Andy Smillie at Watford

1981 - Frank Ovard away at Southend

2010 - Ashley Miller against Wycombe



1965 - Ernest Ollerenshaw

The goalkeeper made just one appearance, at home to Brentford in January 1921, after joining from Manchester City in August 1920.

Ernest died in Ashton-under-Lyme on November 2 1965

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