News about 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...


1894 - New Brompton 0-2 Millwall Ath    SLD2

1900 - New Brompton 2-0 Portsmouth    SLD1
Jack Frettingham and George Seeley scored the goals against Pompey

1906 - New Brompton 0-1 Norwich City  SLD1

1923 - Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Gillingham   D3S

1928 - Gillingham 0-0 Torquay United     FAC1   Att: 5,869
Neither side could break the deadlock and were forced to contest a replay

1934 - Bristol City 2-0 Gillingham             FAC1   Att: 10,055

1945 - Sheppey Utd 0-4 Gillingham        KL
Tug Wilson (2), Vic Hole and I Wilson were on the mark at Botany Road

1951 - Crystal Palace 0-1 Gillingham      FAC1   Att: 21,868
A Dave Thomas goal sent the Gills fans in the crowd home happy

1955 - Shrewsbury T 4-1 Gillingham      FAC1R   Att: 8,878
Billy Millar scored the consolation at Gay Meadow

1956 - Reading 4-0 Gillingham                D3S      Att: 6,909

1962 - Gillingham 3-0 Bedford T            FAC2   Att: 21,097
Two goals from Alec Farrall and one from Brian Gibbs put the Gills through

1970 - Gills Res 0-1 Swindon T                FC

1973 - Cambridge U 3-2 Gillingham     FAC1   Att: 4,831
Damien Richardson and Dick Tydeman found the net but it wasn't enough at the Abbey Stadium

1979 - Gillingham 0-0 Wimbledon       FAC1   Att: 7,027

1981 - Gillingham 1-0 Plymouth A      FAC1R    Att: 7,370
Richie Bowman notched the only goal to put the Gills through

1984 - Bolton W 1-2 Gillingham            D3       Att: 4,381
Goals from Terry Cochrane and Dave Shearer won it at Burnden Park

1989 - Gillingham 3-3 Colchester U    D4        Att: 3,806
Despite goals from Peter Heritage, Tim O'Shea and a Steve Lovell penalty the U's still left with a point

1990 - Gillingham 4-0 Cardiff City       D4       Att: 2,821
Mark O'Connor, David Crown, Alan Walker and Ian Docker were all on target against the Bluebirds

2001 - Millwall 1-2 Gillingham             C        Att: 15,214
Both Guy Ipoua and Marlon King struck at the New Den

2007 - Gillingham 2-1 Hartlepool U    L1    Att: 5,488
Gills came from behind to win thanks to two goals from Dennis Oli

2009 - Gillingham 1-0 Yeovil Town     L1   Att: 4,450
A first half Simeon Jackson penalty divided the teams at Priestfield

2012 - Accrington S 1-1 Gillingham    L2   Att: 1,624
Myles Weston put the Gills ahead but Stanley equalised through James Beattie from the spot after Stuart Nelson had been dismissed


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

1923 - Henry Allen at Plymouth Argyle

2007 - Adam Bygrave, Adam Miller and Stuart Thurgood at home to Hartlepool


1907- Bud Rossiter

The right-back arrived from Crystal Palace in the summer of 1935 and made 22 appearances in his one season at the club.

In July 1936 he joined Clapton Orient.

1931- Larry Baxter

The versatile performer cost £5000 from Norwich City in October 1955 and made his debut at Walsall.

After seven goals in 68 games he joined Torquay United in September 1957.

Next came a 30-year spell in non-league football taking in a variety of playing and management roles 


1954 - Jim Nicholl

He joined the Gills from Glasgow Perthshire in May 1925 but had to wait until the October trip to Norwich before making his debut.

After scoring once, in 89 games, he left the club in November 1927 for Portsmouth.

Jim died on this day in the South Coast naval port in 1954.

1977 - Alf Vango

The centre-half arrived from Gnome Athletic in July 1923 but didn't make his debut until September 1924 when the Gills travelled to Brentford.

He made just five appearances that season in total but it wasn't until August 1929 that he joined Walthamstow Avenue.