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...


1988 - Gillingham manager Paul Taylor and his assistant John Gorman were dismissed following a 5-0 thumping at Preston the previous night

1992 - Glenn Roeder is appointed player/coach/manager of the Gills replacing Damien Richardson

2012 - The Gills signed French midfielder Romain Vincelot on loan from Brighton & HA - he scored on his debut at AFC Wimbledon, his only goal in 11 appearances



1895 - Ilford 0-2 New Brompton              SLD1
Goals from Dan Pellatt and Bryan ensured victory in Essex.

1901 - Portsmouth 3-0 New Brompton     SLD1

1907 - New Brompton 3-1 Watford          SLD1
A Charlie McGibbon hat-trick proved too much for the Hornets

1908 - QPR 2-1 New Brompton               SLD1
A John Reynolds goal wasn't enough in  West London

1912 - Gillingham 0-4 Exeter City           SLD1

1929 - Brighton & HA 2-0 Gillingham       D3S   Att: 7,504

1935 - Coventry City 4-0 Gillingham       D3S   Att: 14,811

1946 - Cheltenham T 3-5 Gillingham       SLD1
Two goals from Hughie Russell, a Tommy Kingsnorth penalty plus others from Tug Wilson and Johnny Warsap enabled a comfortable win

1957 - Norwich City 2-0 Gillingham         D3S   Att: 17,999

1963 - Chester 1-0 Gillingham                D4    Att: 8,395

1968 - Gillingham 1-0 Plymouth Arg        D3    Att: 5,170
Gordon Riddick scored to send the Pilgrims home pointless

1974 - Gillingham 2-1 Brighton & HA       D3   Att: 5,985
Peter Feely and George Jacks were on target against the Seagulls

1976 - Chester City A - A Gillingham      D3
The game was abandoned because of fog early in the second-half at Sealand Road. Dave Shipperley had earlier put the Gills in front

1982 - Oldham Ath 1-0 Gillingham          MC2-2L  Att:3,302

1985 - Gillingham 5-1 Swansea City       D3   Att: 3,082
A Dave Shearer hat-trick plus two more from Derek Hales, including a penalty, were far too much for City

1991 - Gillingham 3-1 Northampton T     D4   Att: 2,543
David Crown was the hero with a hat-trick

1996 - Gillingham 1-1 Preston               D2   Att: 6,264
Iffy Onuora scored in this home draw

2002 - Ipswich Town 0-1 Gillingham      D1   Att: 24,176
Mali international Mamady Sidibe netted the winner at Portman Road

2011 - Gills Yth 5-1 L.Orient                 YAL
The Gills came from behind to thrash the O's thanks to goals from Jake Mackenzie (2), Dylan Ford, Bradley Dack (pen) and Michael Freiter


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

1929 - Andrew Durnion at Brighton

1991 - Neil Smith against Northampton at Priestfield

1996 - Guy Butters at home to Preston



1962 - Phil Kite

The former Bristol Rovers and Southampton keeper initially came to Priestfield on loan in February 1987 making his debut against Mansfield Town at home.

He went on to make 90 appearances for the Gills before Bournemouth paid £60,000 for his services.

After retiring from the game he studied physiotherapy and is currently club physio at Bristol Rovers

1971 - David Jordan

The local lad came through the ranks at Gillingham turning professional in June 1990.

He made his debut as a substitute, one of just two senior appearances, against Stockport County at home in April 1991.

David, a striker, went out on loan to a number of clubs before eventually joining Ashford Town in June 1992 with spells following at Margate, Faversham Town and Sittingbourne.

1977 - Brian McGlinchey

Previously with Manchester City and Port Vale, the left-back joined the Gills in August 1999 and made his debut on the opening day of the season against Bristol Rovers.

The former Northern Ireland Under-21 international, who scored twice in 23 games,  was later a regular at both Plymouth Argyle and Torquay United.