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24 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...


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.

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