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28 November 2012

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

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