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21 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...


1989 - Goalkeeper Ron Hillyard broke Johnny Simpson's record of 617 appearances in a 3-0 home win against Chesterfield



1893 - New Brompton 7-0 Maidstone Utd   AC
A new competition - the FA Amateur Cup and a comprehensive victory

1900 - Swindon Town 2-3 New Brompton  SLD1
Goals from George Seeley, John MacDonald and Jack Frettingham ensured victory in Wiltshire

1905 - Tottenham H 6-0 New Brompton      SLD1

1911 - Swindon Town 5-0 New Brompton  SLD1

1922 - Gillingham 1-4 Watford                       D3S
A Tommy Hall goal was a mere consolation

1933 - Norwich City 4-1 Gillingham              D3S   Att: 9384
A penalty from George Purcell wasn't enough at Carrow Road

1944 - Ford Sports 4-1 Gillingham                KL
Stan Trumper netted in this defeat

1950 - Newport County 1-0 Gillingham       D3S   Att: 9828

1961 - Gillingham 2-1 Colchester Utd         D4     Att: 8962
Harry Hughes and Tom Johnston scored in this win against United

1964 - Gillingham 5-0 Shrewsbury T       D3   Att: 7770
Two goals from Brian Yeo, including a penalty, plus others from Brian Gibbs, Ron Newman and John Meredith saw Town thrashed

1967 - Barrow 0-1 Gillingham                   D3   Att: 6479
Gibbs was again on target as the Gills won at Holker Street

1970 - Gillingham 2-1 Walsall                   D3   Att: 2965
A Mike Green double, including a penalty, was too much for the West Midlands side

1972 - Lincoln City 1-0 Gillingham           D4   Att: 5215

1975 - Gillingham 2-2 Chesterfield         D3   Att: 5573
Kenny Hill and Peter Feely were the scorers in this draw with the Spireites

1978 - Peterborough Utd 1-1 Gillingham  D3   Att: 5001
The Gills scorer at London Road was Terry Nicholl

1986 - Darlington 1-1 Gillingham                D3   Att: 1512
Dave Shearer earned the Gills a point at Feethams

1989 - Gillingham 3-0 Chesterfield            D4   Att: 2791
Lee Palmer and two Steve Lovell penalties proved too much for the visitors

1995 - Gillingham 4-0 Doncaster R           D3   Att: 6302
There were four different scorers, Mark O'Connor, Simon Ratcliffe, Dennis Bailey and Mark Harris, against Rovers

1997 - Wigan Athletic 1-4 Gillingham       D2   Att: 3214
Goals from Ade Akinbiyi, Ratcliffe again, Leo Fortune-West and a Steve Butler penalty saw the Gills romp to an impressive away win

2000 - Gillingham 0-0 Barnsley                 D1   Att: 9030

2006 - Brentford 2-2 Gillingham               L1   Att: 5759
The Bees made the Gills fight for a point despite having their keeper dismissed. Michael Flynn scored both goals, one from the spot.

2008 - Gillingham 2-2 Notts County         L2   Att: 4396
The Gills were two-up through Gary Mulligan and Nicky Southall but the visitors hit back - Delroy Facey netting one for County



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

1950 - George Dorling at Newport

1989 - Brendan Place at home to Chesterfield



1947 - Terry Parmenter

The experienced full-back came to Priestfield in August 1971 having previously played for Fulham and Leyton Orient.

Having made his debut against Cambridge United he went on to make 54 appearances before joining home-town team Romford in January 1973.

1959 - John Sitton

The former Chelsea and Millwall defender cost boss Keith Peacock £10,000 in September 1981 and he quickly made his debut at Preston.

After five goals in 125 appearances he joined Leyton Orient in July 1985. Having had a decent spell as a player, he was later both youth-team boss and joint manager with the O's.

1991 - Tom Flanagan

The young central defender arrived on a six-month loan deal from MK Dons in July 2012.

He made his debut at Bristol City in the Capital One Cup victory the following month but returned early to his parent club due to metatarsal injury after one goal in 15 games.

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