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...


1894 - New Brompton 3-0 Chatham             FAC2Q
Outside-left Joe Dickenson grabbed all three against the local rivals

1900 - Grays Utd 0-2 New Brompton            FAC3Q
Goals from Jack Frettingham and John MacDonald ensured they progressed

1906 - West Ham Utd 1-1 New Brompton   SLD1
The scorer against the Irons was Lunn

1923 - Gillingham 0-0 Q.P.R                            D3S

1928 - Gillingham 4-0 Norwich City               D3S         Att: 4,356
A hat-trick from Arthur Dominy plus one goal from Albert Legge made for a comfortable win

1934 - Gillingham 1-1 Aldershot                    D3S         Att: 4,863
The Gills scorer was Sim Raleigh

1945 - Gillingham 3-9 Sutton Utd                 FAC4Q     Att: 6,258
The Gills were thrashed despite goals from Tony Martin, Vic Hole and Tug Wilson

1951 - Shrewsbury T 2-2 Gillingham            D3S          Att: 8,267
Goals from Derek Lewis and Dave Thomas earned a point at Gay Meadow

1956 - Gillingham 1-1 Norwich City             D3S          Att: 8,253
Paul Lucas was on target against the Canaries

1962 - Andover Town 0-1 Gillingham         FAC1      Att: 3,484
The only goal of the game came from Peter Godfrey

1964 - Scunthorpe Utd 2-3 Gillingham       D3          Att: 4,290
Two goals from Rodney Green plus one from Brian Gibbs earned the Gills victory at the Old Show Ground

1973 - Reading 0-1 Gillingham                     D4          Att: 8,248
Brian Yeo scored the winner at Elm Park

1979 - Gillingham 1-1 Blackpool                 D3          Att: 6,517
Full-back John Sharpe netted for the Gills

1984 - York City 7-1 Gillingham                  D3         Att: 2,921
Despite the hammering it was Dave Shearer who got the goal of the game at a wet Bootham Crescent

1987 - Gillingham 0-1 Brentford                 D3         Att: 4,513

1990 - Doncaster R 1-1 Gillingham             D4        Att: 2,500
Steve Lovell earned the Gills a point

1992 - Gillingham 3-1 Hereford Utd           D3        Att: 2,043
Two goals from Nicky Forster and one from Andy Arnott proved too much for the Bulls

2001 - Manchester City 4-1 Gillingham      D1       Att: 33,067
Marlon King was on target at Maine Road

2012 - Gillingham 4-0 Scunthorpe U          FAC1   Att: 4,016
Adam Birchall got his first Gills goal as the League One side were routed at Priestfield, also on target were Deon Burton, Matt Fish and Danny Kedwell