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...


1909 - New Brompton 2-0 Portsmouth  SLD1
John Taylor and Albert Court netted against Pompey

1920 - Portsmouth 2-2 Gillingham  D3
Goals from Tom Gilbey and Tom Robinson earned a point at Fratton Park

1926 - Barking 0-0 Gillingham  FAC1   Att: 5,000
Both sides drew a blank in this first round encounter, with the Gills eventually prevailing in the replay 2-0

1937 - Gillingham 3-4 Swindon Town  FAC1
Jim Watson struck a hat-trick, including two penalties, but the visitors still took the points

1948 - Bedford Town 0-2 Gillingham  SLD1   Att: 2,300
Jackie Briggs and George Forrester got the goals in this victory

1954 - Gillingham 2-1 Norwich City  D3S   Att: 8,484
Goals from Ernie Morgan and Billy Millar put the Canaries to flight

1963 - Leicester City 3-1 Gillingham  LC4   Att: 10,356
George Francis hit the consolation at Filbert Street

1965 - Gillingham 2-0 Swansea Town  D3   Att: 5,435
Brian Gibbs and Brian Yeo scored against the Swans

1971 - Brentford 1-3 Gillingham  D4   Att: 10,945
Dave Peach, Mike Bickle and Brian Yeo all struck at Griffin Park

1979 - Wimbledon 4-2 Gillingham  FAC1R   Att: 4,612
A Ken Price double wasn't enough as the Gills crashed out

1982 - Gillingham 0-2 Wigan Athletic  D3   Att: 3,952
The Lactics proved too strong in this one as they struck the net twice without reply

1990 - Gillingham 4-1 Maidstone United  LDAFP   Att: 3,582
Alan Walker netted twice, David Crown and Steve Lovell added others in a rare win against the Stones

1993 - Lincoln City 3-1 Gillingham  D3   Att: 2,979
Paul Baker was the scorer in this reversal

1999 - Cardiff City 1-2 Gillingham  D2   Att: 7,608
Goals from Andy Hessenthaler and Andy Thomson won it at Ninian Park

2001 - Stockport County 0-2 Gillingham  C   Att: 4,854
Iffy Onuora and Marlon King were both on target

2004 - Gillingham 2-1 Nottingham Forest  C   Att: 8,784
Late goals from Darius Henderson and Tommy Johnson won the points



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

1999 - Rodney Rowe at Cardiff


1900 - Alfred Young

He joined the Gills from Hartlepool United in August 1928 and quickly made his debut against Fulham at home

After just 19 appearances he returned north in September 1929 , signing for Workington.

1918 - Dennis Hillman

The outside right had been with home-town club Southend United, Brighton & HA and Colchester United before moving to Gillingham in August 1951, making his debut against Millwall at home.

He made 21 appearances during the season but left the following summer and went on to play for Hastings United and Ramsgate Athletic.