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...


1895 - New Brompton 1-0 Southampton  SLD1
Jim Strachan grabbed the only goal against the Saints

1901 - New Brompton 1-0 Grays United  FAC5Q
Leigh was on target to see the home side progress

1907 – Portsmouth 5-2 New Brompton  SLD1
Two goals from James Hartley weren’t enough at Fratton Park

1912 – Gillingham 1-1 Merthyr Town  SLD1  
John Boden notched the Gills goal

1929 - Gillingham 0-2 Margate  FAC1  Att: 4,150

1932 – Wycombe Wanderers 2-4 Gillingham  FAC1R 
George Nicol (2), Arthur Cropper and a Cox own goal saw the Gills victorious in the replay

1935 – Exeter City 0-4 Gillingham  FAC1  Att: 8,000
A William Baldwin hat-trick plus one from George Tadman proved more than enough to go
through to the next round

1939 - Gillingham 5-2 Dover  KL (EG)
A Walsh treble plus others from Fowler and Lee saw the Gills win easily

1946 - Gillingham 4-1 Gravesend & N  FAC1  Att: 10,784
Hughie Russell netted twice, Jackie Briggs and Johnny Warsap also scored in a convincing win

1957 - Gillingham 2-1 Reading  D3S  Att: 7,696
Both the Gills goals came from Jim Fletcher

1963 – Gillingham 3-1 Workington  D4  Att: 9,852
Brian Gibbs scored two and Denis Hunt added the other, making it a long journey home for the Reds

1968 – Bournemouth 2-0 Gillingham  D3   Att: 7,655

1974 – Gillingham 2-1 Wrexham  D3   Att: 5,203
Dick Tydeman and a penalty from George Ley took the fire out of the Dragons

1977 – Weymouth 0-1 Gillingham  FAC1R  Att: 2,704
Dave Shipperley scored the winner

1985 - Gillingham 4-0 Doncaster Rovers  D3   Att: 3,592
Martin Robinson, Dave Mehmet, a penalty, Terry Cochrane and Dave Shearer all netted in a fine
all-round performance

1991 – Gillingham 3-1* Aldershot  D4  Att: 2,566
David Crown, Andy Arnott and Neil Smith were all on target
*Aldershot later resigned from the Football League and their record was expunged

1993 - Gillingham 3-1 Yeading  FAC1R  Att: 3,231
Neil Smith, Gary Micklewhite and Tony Butler netted to knock out the non-league side

1996 – Preston North End 1-0 Gillingham  D2  Att: 9,616

2001 – Gillingham 1-1 Birmingham City  C  Att: 8,575
A Darren Purse own goal earned the Gills a point

2002 - Gillingham 1-1 Stoke City  D1   Att: 8,150
Paul Shaw scored the goal in this one



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

1996- Adrian Pennock at Preston