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13 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...


1900 - New Brompton 1-1 Bristol City       SLD1
A Bob Innes penalty saw the points shared

1906 - New Brompton 2-1 Q.P.R                SLD1
Bill Marriott and Danny Cunliffe were the scorers against the R's

1909 - Southend Utd 3-0 New Brompton  SLD1

1923 - Northampton T 2-0 Gillingham     D3S

1928 - Swindon Town 2-1 Gillingham      D3S    Att: 6,751
Jonah Wilcox was on target as the Gills lost in Wiltshire

1934 - Bristol City 3-1 Gillingham           D3S    Att: 9,862
The Gills scorer at Ashton Gate was Wilfred Crompton

1951 - Gillingham 4-0 Swindon Town     D3S   Att: 15,704
Derek Lewis (2), Jackie Briggs and Dave Thomas were the scorers as Town were swept aside

1956 - Exeter City 4-0 Gillingham           D3S   Att: 6,524

1962 - Gillingham 2-1 Bradford City      D4     Att: 7,706
Ronnie Waldock and John Ballagher helped the Gills overcome the Bantams

1964 - Shrewsbury T 2-0 Gillingham      D3    Att: 8,005

1973 - Gillingham 3-0 Bury                     D4    Att: 4,531
Goals from Kenny Hill and Brian Yeo (2) proved too much for the Shakers

1979 - Barnsley 2-0 Gillingham              D3    Att: 9,132

1984 - Bristol City 2-0 Gillingham         D3    Att: 7,088

1990 - Scunthorpe Utd 1-0 Gillingham  D4   Att: 2,357

2001 - Gillingham 0-2 Norwich City     D1    Att: 9,166

2007 - Gillingham 1-1 Millwall              L1    Att: 6,120
A Chris Dickson effort earned a point against the Lions

2009 - Brighton & HA 2-0 Gillingham    L1    Att: 5,960

2012 - Gillingham 4-0 Aldershot T        L2    Att: 5,039
Charlie Allen scored his first senior goal as the Gills out-gunned the Shots, Danny Kedwell, Myles Weston and Chris Whelpdale also netted



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

1923 - John Cartmell at Northampton

1956 - Bill Grant away at Exeter

1984 - Martin Robinson against Bristol C at Ashton Gate
1990 - Mark Dempsey on the trip to Scunthorpe

2001 - Simon Osborn against Norwich C at home



1900 - George Shaw

The right-back came to Gillingham from Rossington Main Colliery in August 1920 and made the first of just three appearances at home to Merthyr Town the following season.

In the summer of 1922 he returned to South Yorkshire when joining Doncaster Rovers.

1974 - Micky Galloway

Mick joined the Gills from Notts County, initially on loan in March 1997, then permanently the following August for £25,000.

The midfielder scored five times in 84 appearances for the Gills, and had a spell on loan at Lincoln City before signing for Chesterfield in November 1999 for £15,000.

Spells followed at Carlisle United, Hereford United, Gretna, Cowdenbeath and a whole host of non-league sides.

He is currently managing Baris Northern Counties East League – Premier Division Long Eaton United. 

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