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3 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...


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

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