News relevant to the club on this day

Richard Day looks back at news relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...


1893 - New Brompton 3-3 Sheppey Utd      Fr

1899 - New Brompton 2-2 Sheppey Utd      SLD1
James Graham and Bob Innes were on target in this North Kent derby

1905 - Millwall 5-0 New Brompton               SLD1

1911 - West Ham Utd 0-0 New Brompton  SLD1

1922 - Brighton & HA 3-0 Gillingham           D3S

1933 - Exeter City 2-0 Gillingham                  D3S   Att: 6,985

1950 - Crystal Palace 4-3 Gillingham            D3S   Att: 18,896
The Gills lost by the odd goal in seven, Bobby Veck, Charlie Marks and a Harry Briggs own goal were the scorers

1959 - Gillingham 1-0 Torquay Utd              D4     Att: 5,806
Sammy Moore scored the goal to beat the Gulls

1961 - Gillingham 3-1 Bradford City            D4     Att: 7,264
Two Bob Ridley goals and another Gordon Pulley effort helped beat the Bantams

1967 - Oldham Ath. 0-1 Gillingham             D3     Att: 4,604
Brian Gibbs scored the only goal of the game at Boundary Park

1970 - Gills Res 3-1 Ipswich T                       FC

1972 - Torquay Utd 0-0 Gillingham            D4    Att: 2,762

1978 - Exeter City 0-0 Gillingham               D3    Att: 4,241

1980 - Gillingham 0-0 Swindon T                D3    Att: 4,066

1986 - Gillingham 1-1 Oxford Utd              LC2R-2L       Att: 3,033
The damage had already been done in the first-leg (0-6) but Tony Cascarino netted as the Gills saved some face

1992 - Southampton 3-0 Gillingham        CCC2R-2L    Att: 6,764

1995 - Gillingham 1-0 Rochdale                D3    Att: 7,782
A cracking header from Alex Watson won the points for Gillingham

2006 - Crewe Alex. 4-3 Gillingham           L1    Att: 5,022
The Gills led 2-0 and 3-1 thanks to goals from Alan Pouton, Michael Flynn and Dean McDonald but it wasn't enough to even get a point

2008 - Gillingham 0-1 Colchester U         FLT   Att: 1,557



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

1922 - Freddie Fox at Brighton

1933 - Hugh Mooney against Exeter at St James Park

1961 - Ronnie Waldock versus Bradford City

1995 - David Puttnam at home to Rochdale

2008 - Tom Murphy against Colchester at home



1900 - Fred Ellis
Fred joined from home-town club Sheppey United in June 1925 and made the first of his 108 league appearances against Millwall four months later. In the summer of 1931 he moved to Watford

1933 - Bill Grant
The Scot, previously with Brechin City, joined the Gills in August 1956 but due to the form of others, made just one first-team appearance at Lincoln City in the October.

1945 - Bob Moffatt
Bob was signed by Gillingham manager Freddie Cox from his previous club Portsmouth in May 1965.

He made his first-team debut at Scunthorpe United in September and in total made 24 appearances in three seasons at Priestfield.

Following spells at Margate and Chelmsford City he moved to the USA with Dallas Tornado in 1970.

1983 - Jones Awuah
The striker came through the ranks at Priestfield and made his debut as a 73rd minute substitute for Guy Ipoua against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in September 2002.

He made just four appearances, totalling 106 minutes of action, before embarking on a personal tour of non-league clubs, the current one being Ryman Division One South Burgess Hill Town.