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...


1897 - New Brompton 6-2 Grays Utd        FAC3Q
Goals from Bill Ford (2), Jack Frettingham (2), David Skea and Dave Hutcheson saw the Essex side knocked out

1909 - New Brompton 3-2 Swindon T      SLD1
A Reid penalty plus further goals from Arthur Pickett and Albert Court proved just enough to see off the Robins

1920 - Gillingham 0-0 Millwall                   D3

1926 - Gillingham 2-3 Southend Utd        D3S     Att: 4,809
William Arblaster and Jabez Foster scored but United still scraped home

1937 - Gillingham 3-0 Walsall                    D3S     Att: 4,328
Two goals from Jim Watson and another from Edwin Scott were too much for the Saddlers

1948 - Bath City 1-0 Gillingham                SLD1

1954 - Gillingham 0-2 Aldershot              D3S     Att: 10,004

1963 - Torquay Utd 1-0 Gillingham         D4      Att: 4,892

1965 - Gillingham 1-0 Brentford              D3     Att: 8,235
Ron Newman was on target with the only goal of the game

1976 - Gillingham 1-1 Preston                 D3     Att: 5,070
The Gills goal came from Danny Westwood

1982 - Gillingham 1-3 Huddersfield T    D3     Att: 5,919
The Terriers walked off with the points despite a Steve Bruce effort

1992 - Hastings 1-4 Gillingham                        Att: 700
Steve Lovell (penalty), David Crown, Peter Beadle and Andy Arnott were the scorers in this Testimonial

1993 - Gillingham 3-0 Colchester Utd   D3     Att: 3,964
Richard Green, Nicky Forster and Robbie Reinelt all hit the target against the U's

1999 - Cheltenham T 1-1 Gillingham   FAC1   Att: 3,188
A Nicky Southall goal earned the Gills a replay

2001 - Gillingham 2-2 Burnley              D1     Att: 8,067
Simon Osborn and Guy Ipoua scored in this draw with the Clarets

2004 - Gillingham 1-0 Wolves              C        Att: 9,112
Matty Jarvis scored the 18th minute winner, six minutes after Ian Cox had been sent-off

2010 - Northampton T 2-1 Gillingham   L2  Att: 4,573
Despite Chris Palmer firing the Gills ahead from a well-worked free-kick, the Cobblers struck back to take the points



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

1920 - Joseph Griffiths versus Millwall at home

1937 Albert Braillisford against Walsall at Priestfield



1912 - George Ballsom

The right-back was signed from Tunbridge Wells Rangers in May 1935 but had to wait until Christmas Day before making his debut at Clapton Orient.

After making 49 appearances he joined Cardiff City in the summer of 1938

1962 - Colin Clarke

Previously with Ipswich Town and Peterborough United, the centre-forward joined the Gills on loan in March 1984. He made his debut against Burnley at Priestfield and went on to score one goal in eight games.

Some big money moves came later in his career and he featured for Northern Ireland in the 1986 World Cup finals.

After a knee injury ended his playing days, Colin has coached in and around the United States and is currently head-coach at Carolina RailHawks.

1969 - Guy Butters

The former Tottenham Hotspur defender joined the Gills in a £225,000 deal from Portsmouth in October 1996. He made his debut against Preston at home just days later.

Guy scored 17 goals in 193 games for the club, including the two play-off finals against Manchester City and Wigan Athletic.

After a good spell at Brighton & HA, he later managed Wessex League Premier side Winchester City before recently becoming assistant to Richard Hill at Blue Square South Eastleigh.