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20 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...


1906- Fulham 2-1 New Brompton   SLD1
William Lee was the scorer in this West London loss

1909 - New Brompton 1-3 Leyton   SLD1
A John Taylor effort wasn't enough to prevent a home defeat

1923 - Gillingham 2-1 Newport Co   D3S
Goals from William Cosgrove and Tommy Hall earned the Gills victory

1928 - Gillingham 1-3 Exeter City   D3S   Att: 3,741
Walter Rivers netted for the Gills but the points went west

1934 - Gillingham 0-0 QPR    D3S   Att: 5,898

1951 - Leyton Orient 1-0 Gillingham   D3S   Att: 13,839

1956 - Gillingham 0-0 Southampton   D3S   Att: 10,365

1962 - Tranmere R 2-1 Gillingham   D4   Att: 9,520
A goal from John Ballagher wasn't enough at Prenton Park

1971 - Exeter City 1-1 Gillingham   D4   Att: 3,656
Brian Yeo was on target at St James Park

1973 - Chester 2-4 Gillingham    D4   Att: 2,187
Yeo with another two, Dave Peach and Damien Richardson were the scorers at Sealand Road

1979 - Gillingham 0-1 Grimsby T   D3   Att: 6,378

1980 - Brentford 3-3 Gillingham   D3   Att: 6,786
A Ken Price double and another goal from Danny Westwood earned the Gills a point in West London

1981 - Gillingham 4-2 Portsmouth  D3   Att: 5,546
Two goals from Dean White, another one from Price plus a Richie Bowman penalty were too much for Pompey

1984 - Brentford 5-2 Gillingham     D3   Att: 4,053
Goals from Terry Cochrane and Keith Oakes couldn't prevent a hefty loss at Griffin Park

1987 - Preston 1-1 Gillingham   D3   Att: 5,666
Mark Cooper scored for the Gills at Deepdale

1990 - Blackpool 2-0 Gillingham   D4   Att: 3,041

1998 - Bournemouth 3-3 Gillingham  D2   Att: 5,183
Two goals from Carl Asaba and one from Nicky Southall earned a point at Dean Court

2001 - Wimbledon 3-1 Gillingham     D1   Att: 8,042
A Guy Butters spot-kick wasn't enough at Selhurst Park

2007 - Carlisle Utd 2-0 Gillingham    L1   Att: 6,461

2012 - Gillingham 4-1 Burton A        L2   Att: 7,268
Defenders Tom Flanagan, Matt Fish and Joe Martin were joined on the scoresheet by Myles Weston



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

1934 - William Varty versus QPR at Priestfield

1951 - George Baldwin at L.Orient

1962 - Roy Moss away at Tranmere



1954 - John Crabbe

Previously with Southampton, the midfielder cost £10,000 when he signed in January 1977 and made a goalscoring debut at Reading in a 2-1 win.

He went on to score 14 goals in 203 games for the Gills and later played for Carlisle United, Hereford United, Crewe Alexandra and Torquay United.

Spells then followed back in Kent in a variety of playing, coaching and managerial roles.

1967 - Lawrence Osborne

The midfielder came through the ranks at Arsenal and was with a number of clubs before joining the Gills in a £30,000 deal from Maidstone United in December 1991.

He made his debut at Rotherham but his time at Priestfield was plagued by injuries and he made just five appearances.

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