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26 November 2012



26 November 2012

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...


1904 - New Brompton 4-0 Q.P.R          SLD1
Two penalties helped land a hat-trick for Joe Turner, with Walter Leigh adding the other in a comfortable victory

1910 - Leyton 2-1 New Brompton        SLD1
John Taylor scored in East London in a narrow defeat

1927 - Gillingham 2-1 Plymouth A       FAC1   Att: 7,900
Goals from William Boswell and Sam Meston edged the Gills through in this first round clash

1932 - Gillingham 1-1 Wycombe W     FAC1
Roy Bethell netted but the game went to a replay, where the Gills won 4-2

1938 - Gillingham 3-1 Cardiff C Res    SLD1
Goals from Harry Rowley,W Johnson and Tug Wilson won it for the Gills

1949 - Hastings Utd 1-3 Gillingham     FAC1  Att: 9,150
A penalty from Buster Collins and goals from Hughie Russell and Charlie Burtenshaw eased the Gills through

1952 - Gillingham 3-0 Wellington T     FAC1R  Att: 7,383
Jimmy Scarth, George Forrester and Trevor Long were the scorers as Gills progressed to the second round

1955 - Gillingham 0-2 Northampton T  D3S   Att: 8,429

 1960 - Gillingham 3-2 Southend Utd   FAC2  Att: 10,220
John Shepherd scored twice and Pat Terry added the other as the Gills narrowly won

1966 - Gillingham 4-1 Tamworth         FAC1   Att: 8,248
Brian Yeo (2), Charlie Rackstraw, from the spot,and Brian Gibbs were all on target in a satisfying victory

1969 - Gillingham 4-0 Plymouth A        D3       Att: 4,127
Mike Green, Ray Bailey, Ken Pound and Andy Smillie all found the net against the Pilgrims

1974 - Hereford Utd 1-0 Gillingham     FAC1   Att: 7,362

1976 - Bury 3-1 Gillingham                 D3        Att: 4,626
Danny Westwood was on the mark at Gigg Lane

1977 - Gillingham 1-1 Weymouth        FAC1   Att: 5,834
Danny Westwood scores against the Terra's

1983 - Gillingham 4-2 Rotherham U    D3      Att: 4,152
Two goals apiece from Mark Weatherly and Dave Mehmet proved too much for the Millers

1988 - Notts County 1-2 Gillingham    D3     Att: 4,611
Goals from Trevor Quow and Dave Smith won the points at Meadow Lane

1991 - Gillingham 1-3 Brentford     FAC1R   Att: 7,328
Alan Walker netted but the Bees won the tie

1994 - Lincoln C 1-1 Gillingham         D3     Att: 2,919
The scorer at Sincil Bank was Andy Arnott

1996 - Ipswich T 1-0 Gillingham    CCC4R   Att: 13,537

2005 - Colchester U 5-0 Gillingham  L1        Att: 3,801

2011 - Gillingham 0-0 Bradford C    L2       Att: 7,074



The following players made their Gillingham debuts in the games below…

1969 - Ken Ronaldson versus Plymouth at home

1983 - Russell Musker against Rotherham at Priestfield

1994 - Mick Bodley at Lincoln



1953 - Jeff Johnson

The tenacious midfielder cost Gills boss Keith Peacock £8,000 when he signed him from Newport County in September 1982.

The former Welsh schoolboy, youth and under-23 international had previously been at Bristol Rovers, Manchester City, Swansea City (loan), Crystal Palace and Sheffield Wednesday before a £60,000 deal had taken him to Somerton Park.

Having made his Gillingham debut as a substitute against Reading he went on to feature 107 times for the club scoring six times.

After leaving Priestfield he had spells at Port Vale and Barrow.

1957 - Trevor Aylott

The Bermondsey-born centre-forward came through the ranks at Chelsea and had played for another seven league clubs before arriving at Priestfield in the summer of 1992.

He made his debut on the opening day of the season at home to Northampton Town and went on to score four times in his 15 appearances for the club.

Trevor was at one point a regular back at Gillingham when doing statistical work for P.A.

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