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ON THIS DAY

7 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...
FIXTURES...

SLD1 1896 - Southampton 8-3 New Brompton  

Ian later made more than 500 appearances for Weymouth, a club he also managed.

He made a total of six appearances, just two starts, in total before returning to the Shay in March 1995.

After playing for the reserves, he earnt a monthly contract and made his debut as a substitute at Hereford United in October 1994.

Midfielder Ian had played for Halifax Town, Berwick Rangers, Whitley Bay and Cork City before coming to Priestfield, initially on non-contract terms during the 1993-94 season.


1972 - Ian Hutchinson
BIRTHS...

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at home to Southend 2009 - Febian Brandy

against Brighton at Priestfield 1987 - Neil Luff 

versus Grimsby at home 1964 - Tony Weston

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

DEBUTS...

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Curtis Weston, Febian Brandy and Mark Bentley eased the Gills to a comfortable cup triumph
FAC1   Att: 4,605      2009 - Gillingham 3-0 Southend Utd   

Carl Asaba and an own goal from Stuart Balmer saw the Gills take the points
D2     Att: 5,869     1998 - Gillingham 2-0 Wigan Athletic   

Guy Butters got the Gillingham goal at Boundary Park
D2      Att: 5,338    1997 - Oldham Athletic 3-1 Gillingham 

Goals from Tony Butler and Adrian Foster were in vain as the Gills failed to qualify
FLT1   Att: 1,866   1995 - Gillingham 2-2 Hereford Utd       

D3   Att: 3,213   1992 - Carlisle Utd 1-0 Gillingham          

FLTPR   Att: 1,650   1989 - Southend Utd 1-0 Gillingham     

Colin Greenall was spot-on with a penalty
D3   Att: 6,439  1987 - Gillingham 1-1 Brighton & HA     

D3   Att: 2,691    1986 - Doncaster R 2-0 Gillingham        

D3   Att: 5,518    1981 - Bristol Rovers 2-0 Gillingham     

The Gills scorer at the Manor Ground was Terry Nicholl
D3   Att: 4,430  1979 - Oxford Utd 1-1 Gillingham            

1970 - Gills Res 4-5 Southampton               FC

1972 - Charlton Ath 3-1 Gills Res                 MWFL


Tommy Watson was on target at Home Park

Att: 7,440  D3     1970 - Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Gillingham   
Att: 11,087 D3       1964 - Gillingham 0-0 Grimsby Town     

The Gills scorer here was Ronnie Bacon
D4     Att: 3,011  1959 - Oldham Athletic 3-1 Gillingham   

Goals from Billy Millar and John Durkin won it for the Gills at the Rec
D3S   Att: 5,024   1953 - Aldershot 1-2 Gillingham              

Jimmy Watson grabbed a hat-trick and Tom Robinson (2) saw off the visitors
D3S   Att: 4,023 1936 - Gillingham 5-3 Bristol City              

Les Ames scored his one and only goal for the club in this defeat, Roy Bethell got the other.
D3S   Att: 6,414  1931 - Bristol Rovers 5-2 Gillingham        

Frank Marshall got the winner in Wales
D3S   Att: 3,260 1925 - Aberdare Athletic 0-1 Gillingham  

SLD1  1914 - Gillingham 0-1 Bristol Rovers         

The scorer here was Arthur Pickett
1908 - Brighton & HA 1-1 New Brompton  SLD1

Tom Boucher and J Robertson were on target
1903 - New Brompton 2-1 Brighton & HA  SLD1

A thumping despite goals from Dave Hutcheson, Jim Walker and Jack Frettingham


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