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...


1896 - New Brompton 1-3 Gravesend U        SLD1
A Dave Hutcheson penalty wasn't enough to stave off defeat

1903 - New Brompton 0-0 Wellingborough  SLD1

1904 - New Brompton 1-1 Bristol R              SLD1
Walter Leigh scored as the Pirates nabbed a point

1908 - Leyton 3-0 New Brompton                  SLD1

1914 - Gillingham 0-1 QPR                            SLD1

1925 - Norwich City 1-0 Gillingham             D3S     Att: 10,065

1931 - Bournemouth 0-2 Gillingham            D3S     Att: 5,365
Goals from Bill White and George Scott saw the Gills to victory

1936 - Gillingham 2-1 Reading                     D3S     Att: 7,474
Tom Robinson and Jim Watson were on target against the Biscuitmen

1953 - Crystal Palace 1-2 Gillingham          D3S     Att: 15,856
Billy Millar and Jimmy Scarth earned the Gills victory at Selhurst Park

1959 - Exeter City 2-0 Gillingham               D4      Att: 7,119

1964 - Gillingham 5-0 Luton Town             D3      Att: 9,424
A Brian Yeo hat-trick plus another two from Rodney Green saw another comprehensive win

1970 - Swansea City 1-0 Gillingham           D3     Att: 8,117

1981 - Millwall 1-2 Gillingham                    D3    Att: 5,765
A Dean White brace saw the Gills looking hot at Cold Blow Lane

1983 - Orient 1-1 Gillingham                      D3    Att: 4,013
Tony Cascarino was the Gills scorer at Brisbane Road

1987 - Gillingham 3-1 Notts County          D3   Att: 5,551
Steve Lovell (2) and Mark Cooper were on target to stop the Magpies nicking the points

1990 - Gillingham 3-0 Erith & Belvedere  KSC1  
Pat Gavin, Paul Haylock and Tony Eeles all found the net as the Gills progressed

1992 - Halifax Town 2-0 Gillingham          D3   Att: 1,343

1998 - Gillingham 1-0 Luton Town            D2   Att: 5,602
The wet conditions couldn't prevent another Carl Asaba special

2009 - Gillingham 1-1 Charlton Ath         L1   Att: 10,304
The first league meeting for nearly 30 years ended all-square, Simeon Jackson equalising John Nutter's unfortunate own goal.



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

1925 - James Nichol at Norwich

1931 - George Buckle away at Bournemouth



1905 - George Stanbury

The goalkeeper joined the Gills from home-town Plymouth Argyle in July 1933.

His one and only Gillingham appearance came at Reading in the following January and five months later he moved to Crystal Palace

1884 - Thomas Waterall

The outside-left was with the Gills for the 1921-22 season after arriving from Watford.

After making his debut at Southampton on the opening day he went on to score once in 19 games before joining Sheppey United.