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22 November 2012

News from the club previously on this day

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


1911 - New Brompton 1-2 Croydon Common FAC4Q
A goal from AG Church couldn't prevent defeat

1913 - West Ham Utd 3-1 Gillingham        SLD1  Att: 10,000
Tom Caldwell netted for the Gills

1924 - Reading 0-1 Gillingham                D3S    Att: 6,000
A Tommy Hall goal earned an away win

1930 - Fulham 1-1 Gillingham                 D3S    Att: 9,067
Roy Bethell was on target for the Gills

1947 - Gillingham 3-2 Hereford Utd         SLD1  Att: 6,270
Two goals from Wally Akers and one from Hughie Russell ensured a narrow victory

1952 - Wellington T 1-1 Gillingham         FAC1   Att: 5,942
George Forrester was on target as the Gills earned a replay

1958 - Watford 2-2 Gillingham               D4      Att: 10,369
John Edgar and Pat Terry were on target at Vicarage Road

1961 - Gillingham 6-3 German Navy XI  Fr
Goals from Tom Johnston (2), Peter Godfrey, Bob Ridley and Gordon Pulley (2) saw the Gills victorious

1969 - Bournemouth 2-1 Gillingham       D3     Att: 4,772
Dave Peach was the scorer at Dean Court

1975 - Weymouth 0-2 Gillingham        FAC1   Att: 3,149
A Damien Richardson double put the Gills through

1980 - Gillingham 2-1 Dagenham       FAC1   Att: 4,390
Goals from Ken Price and Andy Ford edged out the non-league side

1986 - Gillingham 3-1 Notts County    D3       Att: 5,514
Dave Shearer scored twice and Tony Cascarino added one in a comfortable home win

1989 - Welling United 1-0 Gillingham FAC1R  Att: 4,020
The Gills crashed to an embarrassing replay defeat at Park View Road

2003 - Coventry City 2-2 Gillingham   C       Att: 13,432
Tommy Johnson and Julian Joachim traded 'doubles' in a see-saw battle at Highfield Road

2005 - Gillingham 2-2 Wycombe W   FLTSS2R  Att: 2,111
Matt Jarvis put the Gills two-up before Wanderers hit back to eventually win on penalties following extra-time

2008 - Bury 4-0 Gillingham                  FAC1    Att: 2,068
Two goals each from Andy Bishop and Glynn Hurst sealed a convincing home win

2012 - Gillingham 3-2 AFC Bournemouth  FAC1R  Att: 4,033
Curtis Weston, Garry Richards and Stefan Payne were on target against the League One opponents



The following player made his Gillingham debut in the above games...

2005 - Sean Clohessy against Wycombe at home

2012 - Dean Rance in the replay with Bournemouth



1898 - Freddie Fox

The goalkeeper joined the Gills from Preston North End in August 1922 but had to wait until October before making his debut at Brighton & HA.

He went on to make 119 appearances for the club before making the short move to Millwall towards the end of the 1924-25 campaign just as he was selected to play for England against France in May 1925.

Freddie later went on to play for Halifax Town, Brentford and Truro City.

1967 - Richard Green

The Wolverhampton born defender came to Priestfield Stadium from Swindon Town in March 1992 and scored twice on his debut in a 3-2 win over Cardiff City at Ninian Park.

Richard, who had come through the ranks at Shrewsbury Town, went on to make 253 appearances for the Gills scoring 17 times.

After leaving Gillingham he played for Walsall, Rochdale and Northampton Town.

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