News relevant to 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...


1908 - New Brompton 1-0 Luton Town  SLD1
Herbert Powell notched the only goal of the game

1914 – Southampton 2-1 Gillingham SLD1  
A Jack Mahon goal wasn’t enough

1925 - Gillingham 6-0 Southall  FAC1  Att: 4,500
Goals from Reg McKee, Frank Marshall, Fred Brown, William Berry, John Rutherford and an Adams own goal ensured an easy passage
1928 – Torquay United 5-1 Gillingham  FAC1R  Att: 7,000
A James Poxton penalty was little consolation

1931 – Bristol Rovers 5-1 Gillingham  FAC1  Att: 8,000
This time it was Roy Bethell providing the goal

1936 – Ryde Sports 1-5 Gillingham  FAC1   Att: 3,000
Jim Watson (2), Tug Wilson, Alan  Fowler and Alan Scott were all on target in a comprehensive win

1953 - Gillingham 2-0 Shrewsbury Town   D3S   Att: 10,307
The Shrews were beaten by goals from Jimmy Scarth and Billy Millar

1959 - Gillingham 2-0 Walsall  D4  Att: 5,853
Pat Terry and Gordon Brown notched the goals

1964 – Exeter City 1-1 Gillingham  D3   Att: 5,088
A Charlie Rackstraw goal earned a point at St James Park

1970 – Gillingham 1-2 Wrexham  D3   Att: 3,191
The Gills lost at home despite a Brian Yeo effort

1970 - Norwich C 1-0 Gills Res      FC

1978 - Gillingham 1-2 (AET) Reading  FAC1R   Att: 6,441                             
The game went to extra-time thanks to Danny Westwood but the Royals went through

1981 – Carlisle United 2-0 Gillingham  D3   Att: 4,196

1987 – Gillingham 3-3 Bury  D3   Att: 3,974
Gary West and Mel Eves (2) were the scorers but the Shakers still took a point

1989 - Gillingham 2-0 Cambridge United  LDAFP  Att: 1,044
Goals from Steve Lovell and Alan Walker won it

1992 – Lincoln City 1-1 Gillingham  D3   Att: 3,175
Andy Arnott netted the goal at Sincil Bank

1998 – Gillingham 1-0 Fulham  D2  Att: 7,614
A thumping Robert Taylor header deservedly won it for the Gills

2009 - Gillingham 1-0 Burton Albion  FAC2  Att: 4,996
Curtis Weston struck the only goal to clinch a place in the third round



The following players made their Gillingham debuts in the above games...

1953 - Arthur Evans against Shrewsbury at Priestfield

1998 - Nyron Nosworthy against Fulham at home