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2 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...


1897 - New Brompton 1-0 Tottenham H  SLD1
Bill Ford scored the only goal of the game against Spurs

1909 - New Brompton 3-2 Exeter City    SLD1
Arthur Pickett, John Reynolds and Case were on target against City

1912 - Reading 2-1 Gillingham               SLD1
Charlie Frost scored but the Gills still lost at Elm Park

1920 - Gillingham 0-1 Plymouth Arg.      D3

1926 - Luton Town 2-1 Gillingham          D3S       Att: 9,138
Centre-half John Rutherford was on target at Kenilworth Road

1935 - Gillingham 0-0 Exeter City          D3SC

1937 - Aldershot 2-0 Gillingham             D3S      Att: 5,238

1946 - Gillingham 2-1 Dartford              SLD1    Att: 4,577
Tug Wilson and Johnny Warsap scored in this North Kent derby victory

1954 - Millwall 3-2 Gillingham                D3S     Att: 18,037
Billy Millar and Billy Evans netted but the Lions were the victors in South-East London

1957 - Gillingham 1-1 Exeter City          D3S     Att: 5,457
Joe Hutton notched the Gills goal but City still got a point

1963 - Lincoln City 0-3 Gillingham          D4       Att: 8,968
Goals from George Francis (2) and Brian Gibbs eased the visitors to victory at Sincil Bank

1965 - Gillingham 3-1 Brighton & HA      D3       Att: 10,078
The Seagulls were grounded by goals from Gibbs (again), Brian Yeo and Ron Newman

1970 - Tranmere R 1-0 Gillingham         D3       Att: 3,056

1971 - Gillingham 2-0 Doncaster R         D4       Att: 4,899
Yeo (again) and Dave Peach scored as the Yorkshire side were beaten

1974 - Blackburn R 4-1 Gillingham         D3        Att: 8 ,587
Damien Richardson got the consolation in a hefty loss at Ewood Park

1976 - Gillingham 2-1 Chesterfield         D3        Att: 5,907
Defenders Nigel Williams and Dave Galvin were the scorers to topple the Spireites

1982 - Sheffield Utd 0-2 Gillingham        D3       Att: 12,319
Mark Weatherly and Steve Bruce goals helped blunt the Blades at Bramall Lane

1984 - Gillingham 3-3 Plymouth Arg.      D3       Att: 4,442
Tony Cascarino, Joe Hinnigan and Keith Oakes all scored but Argyle still got a point

1990 - Gillingham 2-1 Carlisle Utd         D4       Att: 3,052
A brace of Steve Lovell goals, including a penalty, sent the Cumbrians on their long journey home pointless

1993 - Carlisle Utd 1-2 Gillingham         D3       Att: 6,449
The Gills returned triumphant following a Nicky Forster double, the win ending a club record of 30 games without an away victory

1999 - Gillingham 2-0 Millwall               D2        Att: 6,616
Junior Lewis and Robert Taylor scored in the victory over our London rivals

2004 - Plymouth Arg. 2-1 Gillingham     C         Att: 13,665
The Gills were stunned by two stoppage time goals from David Friio after Darius Henderson had put the Gills ahead

2007 - Gillingham 3-1 Leyton Orient      L1        Att: 5,632
David Graham (2) and Barry Cogan were on target against the O's

2010 - Accrington S 7-4 Gillingham       L2        Att: 1,933
A horror defensive show which meant scoring four goals on their travels through Mark Bentley (2), Cody McDonald and Adebayo Akinfenwa from the spot just wasn't enough

2012 - Northampton T 1-2 Gillingham    L2        Att: 3,648
Deon Burton and Jack Payne netted either side of the break to earn the points - Adebayo Akinfenwa hit a late consolation for the home side


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

1920 - Arthur Wood at Plymouth

1984 - Paul Shinners versus Plymouth at home

2004 - Adam Nowland at Plymouth


1933 - Pat Terry

Pat was a strong old fashioned centre-forward who netted a career total of 229 league goals.

He played for Eastbourne United, Charlton Athletic, Newport County and Swansea Town before joining Gillingham in October 1958 for £4,000.

Just days later he scored the only goal of the game on his debut in a 1-0 away win at Workington .

Pat scored 22 goals in all competititons in each of the three seasons he spent with the Gills, which included three hat-tricks, the first was on the opening day of the 1959-60 season when the Gills beat Gateshead 5-4.

His other two trebles came just over a month apart, in September 1960 he netted three in a 5-2 home triumph over Aldershot then the following month he scored all three in a 3-2 win at Doncaster Rovers.

Spells followed at Northampton Town, Millwall, Reading, Swindon Town and Brentford which took him past the 500 appearance mark in Football League games before playing non-league football with Hillingdon Borough, Wimbledon, Folkestone Town and then, when 45-years-old, Greenwich Borough.

1969 - Rod Wallace

Rod's career took him from the youth ranks and first-team at Southampton, to Leeds United where they won the old First Division title during seven years there, then Champions League soccer at Glasgow Rangers before Premiership football at Bolton Wanderers. He also won caps for England at both Under-21 and B level.

In June 2002 he signed for the Gills and made his debut as a half-time substitute for Guy Ipoua against Leicester City in front of 30,067 at the Walkers Stadium. Unfortunately his spell at Priestfield was beset by injuries and in total he scored a dozen goals in 40 games.

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