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1 September 2012

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


1900 - New Brompton 1-2 Reading              SL   
AJ Lissendon scored in this home loss

1906 - New Brompton 0-1 Bristol Rov.        SL

1909 - New Brompton 7-0 Reading              SL
John Taylor grabbed a hat-trick while Joe Satterthwaite and Albert Court hit doubles in an emphatic win

1914 - West Ham Utd 2-1 Gillingham          SL
P Glen scored against the Irons

1919 - Gillingham 0-0 Watford                     SL

1920 - Reading 1-2 Gillingham                     D3
Archie Roe and Tom Gilbey netted in this win at Elm Park

1923 - Bristol Rov. 2-0 Gillingham               D3S

1926 - Gillingham 2-2 QPR                            D3S   Att: 6,208
Goals from Bill Arblaster and Stan Amos earned a point

1927 - QPR 3-3 Gillingham                            D3S   Att: 9,241
Jonah Wilcox and Stanley Hillier (2) got the goals at Loftus Road

1928 - QPR 1-0 Gillingham                            D3S   Att: 12,969

1934 - Reading 3-0 Gillingham                     D3S    Att: 9,681

1937 - Gillingham 1-0 Newport Co.            D3S     Att: 6,295
Cyril Walker got the match-winner

1938 - Newport Co Res 3-3 Gillingham      SL     
William Johnson (2) and Tug Wilson were the scorers at Somerton Park

1945 - Ramsgate Ath. 2-2 Gillingham        KL
A penalty from Lillis and Tug Wilson earned a point on the Kent coast

1948 - Dartford 0-5 Gillingham                   SL
A double from Hughie Russell plus efforts from George Forrester, Tug Wilson and George Dorling ensured a comfortable away victory

1951 - Gillingham 2-0 Southend Utd          D3S    Att 14,381
A brace from Derek Lewis settled this 'derby'

1954 - Southampton 3-1 Gillingham          D3S    Att: 16,678
The Saints won despite Ernie Morgan's effort

1955 - Leyton Orient 2-0 Gillingham          D3S    Att: 13,341

1956 - Gillingham 2-1 Walsall                   D3S    Att: 7,860
The Saddlers returned home pointless thanks to Ernie Morgan's double

1958 - Gillingham 1-1 Carlisle Utd           D4      Att: 8,106
Harry Hughes found the net in this home draw

1962 - Gillingham 1-0 Aldershot               D4      Att: 7,119
The only goal of the game came from George Francis

1971 - Gillingham 2-0 Cambridge Utd     D4      Att: 6,424
The U's were beaten thanks to goals from Bill Williams and Brian Yeo

1973 - Gillingham 1-1 Newport Co.          D4      Att: 3,971
Brian Yeo struck again to take a point from the Welsh side

1976 - Gillingham 1-2 Newcastle Utd      LC2    Att: 11,203
A Mark Weatherly goal couldn't prevent the Magpies stealing victory through Paul Cannell and Tommy Cassidy

1979 - Reading 1-3 Gillingham                  D3      Att: 6,406
Ken Price got two and Danny Westwood the other as the Gills won at Elm Park

1981 - Colchester Utd 2-0 Gillingham    LC1 1L  Att: 2,431

1984 - Orient 2-4 Gillingham                     D3        Att: 2,750
A good first leg victory came thanks to Tony Cascarino, John Leslie, Keith Oakes efforts and an own goal from Pat Corbett

1992 - Gillingham 4-1 Wrexham               D3       Att: 2,499
Trevor Aylott and a hat-trick from Steve Lovell, including a penalty, snuffed the Dragons fire out

1998 - Gillingham 4-0 Wrexham              D2       Att: 5,349
Paul Smith, Carl Asaba and a double from Andy Hessenthaler proved too much for the Welsh side

2006 - Gillingham 0-2 Scunthorpe Utd    L1        Att: 5,749

2007 - Gillingham 2-1 Walsall                    L1        Att: 4,806
A first-half double from Gary Mulligan unseated the Saddlers

2009 - Gillingham 1-1 Colchester Utd      JPT     Att: 1,725
Simeon Jackson's penalty ensured a draw after 90 minutes before the Gills won 4-3 on penalties after extra-time

2012 - Gillingham 1-1 Chesterfield           L2        Att: 4,380
The managerless Spireites took a point despite a Danny Kedwell effort



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

1923 - Richard Hendrie at Bristol Rovers

1926 - Bill Pickering versus QPR

1928 - Bill Hanney at Loftus Road

1937 - George Holland against Newport

1962 - John Ballagher and Bob Smith at Priestfield against Aldershot

1971 - Terry Parmenter and Peter Shearing when Cambridge visited

1984 - Dave Shearer at Brisbane Road

1992 - Nicky Forster against Wrexham

2012 - Adam Birchall against Chesterfield



1991 - Andrew White

The young striker joined Gillingham in the summer of 2010 as a 17-year-old on a one year contract from Reading.

He made his debut in the Carling Cup tie at Norwich City in August as a late substitute for Adebayo Akinfenwa. His only other first-team appearance, when also replacing Bayo, came in the Barnet home defeat in April.

Following his release from Priestfield in May 2011 he has played for Eastleigh, Dorchester Town (loan) and is currently at Wessex League Premier Division Winchester City.

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