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...


1893 - New Brompton 3-1 Sheppey Utd    FR

1905 - New Brompton 0-3 Reading           SLD1
The visitors netted three times without response and took the points

1911 - New Brompton 0-2 Leyton             SLD1

1922 - Aberdare Ath 2-0 Gillingham         D3S
Gills went home empty handed after conceding twice with no response

1933 - Oxford City 1-5 Gillingham           FAC1   Att: 7,533
Alan Scott, Arthur Mills, James Liddle, George Purcell from the spot and George Nicol were the marksmen

1950 - Linby Colliery 1-4 Gillingham       FAC1   Att: 4,635
Goals from DaveThomas, Charlie Burtenshaw, Bill Burtenshaw and Randy Jenkins, his only goal for the club, put the Gills through

1967 - Gillingham 3-2 Peterborough U     D3      Att: 5,957
Brian Gibbs (2) and Bill Brown found the net against the Posh

1972 - Gillingham 4-2 Bradford City        D4      Att: 2,249
Damien Richardson netted twice, including a penalty, Kenny Rogers, his only goal for the club, and George Jacks saw off the Bantams

1978 - Reading 0-0 Gillingham               FAC1   Att: 6,910
Both sides contest a goalless draw to set up a replay

1986 - Notts County 0-5 Gillingham       FRTP    Att: 1,668
Goals from Tony Cascarino (2), Dave Shearer (2) and Martin Robinson meant the Gills romped to victory

1995 - Gillingham 1-0 Fulham               D3       Att: 7,608
Leo Fortune-West netted the only goal of the game

1997 - Gillingham 0-2 Bristol Rovers    FAC1R  Att: 4,459

2000 - Blackburn R 1-2 Gillingham        C            Att: 18,061
An Andy Hessenthaler effort plus a John Curtis own goal caused a surprise at Ewood Park

2006 - Gillingham 1-0 Rotherham Utd    L1          Att: 5,103
Gary Mulligan won the game for the Gills

2008 - Gillingham 1-1 Rochdale            L2          Att: 4,029
The Gills went ahead through Simeon Jackson but Adam le Fondre grabbed the equaliser in the second half


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

1972 - Joe Jacques against Bradford City


1946 - Keith Lindsey

The tough-tackling full-back joined the Gills for £750 from Port Vale in December 1972.

Born in Scunthorpe he was an apprentice with his home town club and turned professional at the Old Show Ground in December 1964.

Spells followed at Doncaster, Cambridge United, where he won the Southern League Championship and Southend before joining Port Vale in December 1971.

He made his Gillingham debut in the 1-0 win at Chester City and went on to make 75 appearances, scoring four times before leaving for Dartford in November 1974 having struggled to make the team under new boss Len Ashurst.

1978 - Roland Edge

The left-back came through the ranks at Priestfield, joining as a trainee in August 1995 and eventually making his debut as a substitute at Chesterfield in September 1998.

He went on to make 102 league appearances before spells followed at Hibernian and Hull City.

A return to Kent followed and has held player-coach roles at both Folkestone Invicta and Maidstone United.