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29 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...


1898 - New Brompton 3-0 Grays Utd       FAC3Q
A double from Jack Frettingham plus another goal from John MacDonald proved ample in this tie

1904 - Clapton 2-6 New Brompton          FAC3Q
John Morris (2), Joe Turner, James McKie, Walter Leigh and a John White spot-kick ensured a comfortable win

1910 - Swindon T 5-0 New Brompton      SLD1

1921 - Southend Utd 2-0 Gillingham       D3S

1927 - Gillingham 0-1 Brighton & HA      D3S   Att: 4,681

1932 - Torquay Utd 1-2 Gillingham        D3S   Att: 3,118
Goals from George Nicol and Sim Raleigh were on target in this victory at Plainmoor

1938 - Gillingham 3-1 Exeter City Res   SLD1
W Johnson scored twice and Tug Wilson added another in this comfortable win

1948 - Dartford 2-1 Gillingham             SLD1   Att: 5,883
A George Forrester goal wasn't enough at Watling Street

1955 - Gillingham 1-3 Torquay Utd       D3S     Att: 10,228
Ernie Morgan scored the consolation in a hefty home defeat

1960 - Gillingham 5-1 Hartlepool Utd    D4      Att: 3,816
Gordon Pulley (2), Ronnie Bacon, John Shepherd and Pat Terry were the scorers as 'Pool were crushed

1960 - Yiewsley 3-2 Gillingham 'A'       Seanglian Lge

1966 - Gillingham 2-2 QPR                 D3     Att: 11,951
A Brian Yeo double earned a point against the R's

1971 - Colchester Utd 2-2 Gillingham  D4     Att: 6,622
Dave Peach from the spot plus another goal from Yeo earned a point at Layer Road

1977 - Gillingham 1-1 Shrewsbury T   D3    Att: 7,938
The scorer against the Shrews was Ken Price

1979 - Southend Utd 0-3 Gillingham    D3    Att: 4,704
Danny Westwood, Steve Bruce and John Crabbe were on target in this impressive win at Roots Hall

1983 - Gillingham 3-3 Millwall             D3   Att: 6,226
Although John Leslie, Mel Sage and Dave Mehmet found the net, the Lions still escaped with a point

1988 - Gillingham 1-3 Wolves            D3   Att: 5,185
A Steve Lovell goal couldn't prevent a home defeat

1994 - Gillingham 2-1 Darlington       D3   Att: 2,841
Chris Pike and Neil Smillie goals were enough to beat Darlo'

1996 - Plymouth Arg 2-0 Gillingham  D2   Att: 4,787

2002 - Gillingham 0-4 Wolves           D1   Att: 10,036

2005 - Gillingham 2-1 Blackpool       L1    Att: 6,300
Chris Hope and Neil Harris were on target against the Tangerines

2011 - Morecambe 2-1 Gillingham    L2    Att: 2,067
Frank Nouble's late penalty was a mere consolation



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

1932 - Alexander Forbes and Stanley High at Torquay



1968 - Jonathon Gould

Tony Pulis signed the keeper on loan from Bradford City in October 1996 and he made his debut at Plymouth Argyle.

He made just three appearances for the Gills but later played 158 times for Glasgow Celtic and twice for Scotland.

Jonathon, son of former Arsenal forward Bobby, has held managerial roles at Hawkes Bay United in New Zealand, Australian outfit Perth Glory and current club Wellington Phoenix (NZ).

He has also coached the New Zealand Under-17’s, U-20’s and U-23’s.

1985 - Romain Vincelot

The Frenchman arrived on loan from Brighton & HA in October 2012 and notched the only goal of the game at AFC Wimbledon on his debut.

He made 11 appearances in total and later, in January, moved to Leyton Orient on a short-term deal after his contract at the Amex had been terminated.

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