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3 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...


1998 - Tommy Trewblu made his first appearance at Priestfield - arriving in the Kent Air Ambulance helicopter before the game with Macclesfield.


1896 - New Brompton 3-1 Swindon Town    SLD1
Dave Hutcheson, Jack Frettingham and Dan Pellatt scored against the Wiltshire side

1903 - QPR 3-0 New Brompton             SLD1

1908 - New Brompton 2-0 Norwich City    SLD1
Herbert Powell and Alf Whyman goals ensured the Canaries weren't singing on their return to Norfolk

1914 - Portsmouth 1-0 Gillingham        SLD1

1925 - Bournemouth 1-2 Gillingham       D3S       Att: 5,794
Two goals from Dick Edmed saw the Gills win at Dean Court

1931 - Gillingham 1-3 Coventry City     D3S       Att: 5,199
An Albert Williams goal couldn't prevent a home defeat

1936 - Gillingham 1-2 Aldershot Town    D3S       Att: 7,260
Tommy Robinson scored but the Shots secured victory at Priestfield

1953 - Gillingham 3-1 Norwich City      D3S       Att: 11,092
Billy Evans, Ernie Morgan and Jimmy Scarth were on target in a good home win

1959 - Millwall 3-3 Gillingham          D4        Att: 20,652
Six goals were shared at the Den with Gordon Brown (2) and a Pat Brady own goal earning the Gills a point

1964 - Gillingham 2-2 QPR               D3        Att: 12,581
A penalty from Charlie Rackstraw and another goal from Brian Gibbs earned a point against the R's

1972 - Gills Res 2-0 Cambridge Utd      MWFL

1973 - Gillingham 1-1 Rotherham Utd     D4        Att: 5,330
Brian Yeo was on target against Millers

1981 - Wimbledon 0-2 Gillingham         D3        Att: 2,510
Richie Bowman scored twice, including a penalty, in the Plough Lane triumph

1987 - Doncaster R 4-2 Gillingham       D3        Att: 1,747
Steve Lovell and Mel Eves netted in the defeat at Belle Vue

1992 - Gillingham 1-2 Crewe Alexandra   D3        Att: 2,443
Paul Clark scored his first goal for the club but it wasn't enough to stave off defeat

1998 - Gillingham 2-2 Macclesfield T    D2        Att: 6,093
Darren Carr and John Hodge were the scorers in the first-ever meeting with the Silkmen

2009 - Southampton 4-1 Gillingham       L1        Att: 19,457
Luke Rooney scored the 'goal of the season' but it was little more than a consolation at St Mary's



1968 - Paul Crichton

The experienced goalkeeper, who began his career as a youngster at Nottingham Forest, has represented no less than 23 different league and non-league clubs throughout his career.

Gillingham boss Neale Cooper brought Paul to Priestfield from Accrington Stanley as player/coach in August 2005 but the 37-year-old, who was back-up to Jason Brown, made just one senior appearance for the club in a goalless home draw with Yeovil Town in October 2005 before Ronnie Jepson allowed him to leave the following summer.

Since his departure he has played / coached at Cambridge United, Kings Lynn, Brighton & HA, Sheffield United and is currently goalkeeping coach at Huddersfield Town.

1974 - Andy Ramage

The former Leyton Orient trainee joined the Gills from Dagenham & Redbridge in November 1993 but spent most of his first season out on loan.

His first-team debut came as a substitute in a 0-0 home draw with Hartlepool United on the opening day of the 1994-95 campaign and he went on to make 13 appearances, scoring once, before joining Sligo Rovers in August 1995.

Andy later played for other teams from both sides of the Irish border - Coleraine, Derry City, Drogheda United, Finn Harps and Shelbourne.

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