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9 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...


1901 - New Brompton 2-0 Brentford     SLD1
Alf Milward and Albert Dunkley scored in this win over the Bee's

1907 - New Brompton 2-1 Norwich C    SLD1
The Canaries were beaten by goals from James Hartley and Charlie McGibbon

1912 - Gillingham 0-0 Brighton & HA     SLD1

1929 - Brentford 2-1 Gillingham           D3S     Att: 9,603
Fred Cheesmur was on target at Griffin Park

1935 - Brighton & HA 1-1 Gillingham    D3S     Att: 6,220
The Gills goal came from William Duncan

1946 - Gillingham 12-1 Gloucester C    SLD1    Att: 5,083
A treble hat-trick from Hughie Russell, which included a penalty, Wally Akers, Tug Wilson and Jackie Briggs were the scorers in this massive win

1957 - Walsall 1-1 Gillingham              D3S     Att: 6,452
Jim Fletcher was the Gills scorer at Fellows Park

1963 - Barrow 0-3 Gillingham              D4      Att: 3,606
Brian Gibbs scored twice and Gordon Pulley added the other at Holker Street

1968 - Gillingham 4-0 Walsall              D3      Att: 4,857
Andy Smillie, Brian Yeo (2) and Gordon Riddick were the marksmen against the Saddlers

1974 - Gillingham 4-0 Halifax Town     D3      Att: 5,809
Peter Feely  struck a hat-trick and Damien Richardson added a penalty against the Shaymen

1982 - Gillingham 2-4 Tottenham H     MC3   Att: 14,446
Jeff Johnson and Ken Price scored for the Gills, Steve Archibald and Garth Crooks both netted twice for Spurs

1985 - Gillingham 5-2 Walsall             D3      Att: 3,339
Two goals from Derek Hales plus others from Tony Cascarino, Dave Shearer and Martin Robinson were too much for the visitors

1990 - Halifax T 1-2 Gillingham          D4      Att: 1,708
David Crown and Mike Trusson were on target at the Shay

1991 - Gillingham 1-1 Maidstone Utd D4   Att: 6,717
The Gills goal in this derby match came from Mark O'Connor

1993 - Cambridge U 2-0 Gillingham  FLT1 Att: 1,463

1996 - Gillingham 1-2 Wrexham       D2   Att: 5,093
A Simon Ratcliffe goal couldn't prevent a home defeat

1999 - Gillingham 3-2 Cheltenham T FAC1R   Att: 4,352
The Gills progressed thanks to goals from Andy Thomson, Adrian Pennock and Brian McGlinchey

2002 - Gillingham 0-1 Reading         D1   Att: 8,511



1906 - Robert Robinson

The Borden born centre-half, who had previously played with the RAF, made just two appearances for the Gills in December 1929, making his debut at Notts County.

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