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30 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...


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

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