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29 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...


1902 - New Brompton 4-1 Ilford  FAC5Q
Charlie Satterthwaite (2), Bill Raisbeck and Thomas Leigh netted to knock out the Essex side

1913 - Gillingham 2-0 Nunhead  FAC4Q  
P Glen and Sam Gilligan eased the Gills through

1919 – Norwich City 5-0 Gillingham SLD1  

1924 – Kettering Town 1-1 Gillingham  FAC5Q   Att: 8,986
A Fred Brown effort ensured a replay

1930 - Gillingham 7-2 Guildford City  FAC1   Att: 7,000
Henry Loasby netted a hat-trick, Billy Death added two, Fred Cheesmur and Albert  Beacham were also on target in this rout

1947 - Gillingham 1-0 Leyton Orient  FAC1   Att: 15,561
Wally Akers scored the only goal to send the Gills through

1952 - Gillingham 1-1 Southend United  D3 S  Att: 11,537
The goal came from Jimmy Scarth

1958 - Gillingham 4-1 Hartlepool United  D3S  Att: 6,121
John Edgar grabbed a hat-trick and Bill Patrick scored the other in an easy home triumph

1972 - Gills Res 0-4 Northampton T   MWFL

1975 – Gillingham 0-1 Colchester United   D3   Att: 5,407

1980 – Burnley 3-2 Gillingham  D3   Att: 5,797
Dean White and Terry Nicholl were the scorers at Turf Moor

1986 – Wigan Athletic 3-1 Gillingham  D3   Att: 2,496
Dave Shearer got the consolation

1988 – Brentford 2-0 Gillingham  SVTP  Att: 3,713

1997 – Gillingham 0-2 Grimsby Town   D2  Att: 4,902

2003 - Gillingham  3-1 Stoke City  C  Att: 7,888
Paul Shaw, Chris Hope and Mamady Sidibe all found the net against the Potters
2008 - Gillingham 0-0 Stockport County  FAC2  Att: 4,419



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

1975 - John Davis against Colchester


1979 – Adam Barrett

Adam arrived at Priestfield on the eve of the new season from League One AFC Bournemouth and the experienced defender made his debut in the 1-0 victory at Wycombe Wanderers.

33-years-old today, the Gills skipper has previously been at Leyton Orient, Plymouth Argyle, Mansfield Town, Bristol Rovers, Southend United, Crystal Palace and the Cherries.

1989- Joe Martin

Joe, who has so far scored four goals in 72 appearances for the Gills celebrates his 23rd birthday today.

As a youngster, the son of West Ham legend Alvin, played for both the Hammers and Tottenham Hotspur before moving north to Blackpool.

He joined the Gills in December 2010 following a successful trial and quickly made his debut as a second-half substitute in the 4-2 away win at Macclesfield.

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