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11 October 2012



11 October 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...


1902 - Wellingborough 2-1 New Brompton SLD1
Charlie Satterthwaite scored in vain as the Northamptonshire side won

1913 - Millwall 0-0 Gillingham                     SLD1

1919 - Gillingham 2-0 Millwall                     SLD1
Arthur Wood netted twice as the Lions had their pride dented

1924 - Gillingham 1-1 Swindon Town         D3S
The Gills scorer against the Robins was Tommy Hall

1930 - Gillingham 4-0 Luton Town             D3S     Att: 7,491
Billy Death, a Henry Loasby double - including a penalty, and Roy Bethell all scored as the Hatters were crushed

1947 - Gillingham 3-0 Dartford                   SLD1  Att: 7,288
Hughie Russell, Tug Wilson and George Piper were on target as the Darts were blunted

1952 - Bristol City 4-0 Gillingham              D3S    Att: 19,755

1958 - Workington 1-0 Gillingham             D4      Att: 5,867
A Pat Terry goal earned the Gills a victory at Borough Park

1966 - Walsall 3-0 Gillingham                     D3      Att: 10,236

1969 - Gillingham 0-0 Tranmere R             D3      Att: 4,319

1972 - Orient 0-0 Gills Res                           MWFL

1975 - Gillingham 2-1 Port Vale                  D3      Att: 5,041
Peter Feely and Dave Shipperley scored in the victory over Vale

1980 - Gillingham 1-0 Fulham                     D3     Att: 4,730
A goal from Danny Westwood ensured the points for Gillingham

1988 - Gillingham 1-3 Millwall           LC2-2L    Att: 5,729
Trevor Quow converted a penalty but it wasn't enough as the Lions went through

1997 - Gillingham 1-0 Wycombe W           D2    Att: 5,479
The match winner here was Ade Akinbiyi

2008 - Gillingham 5-0 Morecambe             L2    Att: 4,316
The Gills ran riot with goals from Simeon Jackson (2),Mark Bentley, Mark McCammon and a David Artell own goal

2011 - Millwall XI 2-1 Gills XI                   Fr
Jack Evans scored a second-half penalty to reduce the deficit after the Lions had netted through Tobi Alabi and Connor Wilkinson



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

1958 - Pat Terry at Workington



1980 - Nyron Nosworthy

Nyron came through the ranks here at Priestfield, turning professional in December 1998 a month after making his debut as a substitute at Fulham.

He went on to make 200 appearances in total before moving to Sunderland after rejecting a new contract with the Gills.

After 124 appearances for the Black Cats and two spells on loan at Sheffield United he joined Watford initially on loan in October 2011 and three months later the move was made permanent.

1980 - Adam Nowland

The former Blackpool, Wimbledon and West Ham United midfielder has spent two spells on loan here at Priestfield, the first was in September 2004 and the second three years later.

His debut came at Plymouth Argyle in October 2004 and his Gills total was one goal in nine games.

He has spent the last season or so in the United States playing for FC Tampa Bay, North Sound SeaWolves and currently Washington Crossfire.

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