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...
Bill Ford and David Skea goals see off their local rivals
1897 - New Brompton 2-1 Chatham SL
1909 - New Brompton 2-0 Southampton SL
Goals from former Hull City forward John Taylor and a Glover (og) are enough to beat the Saints
1913 - Coventry City 2-3 Gillingham SL
Nicky Southall and a delicate lob from West Ham loanee Manny Omoyimni saw the Gills win at the Manor Ground
1999 - Oxford Utd 1-2 Gillingham D2 Att: 5418
Both Nicky Forster and Richard Green netted as the Gulls took a point from the Gills
1993 - Gillingham 2-2 Torquay Utd D3 Att: 2927
Tony Cascarino helped quieten the Lions roar in the win at Priestfield
1982 - Gillingham 1-0 Millwall D3 Att: 4663
Damien Richardson and Dave Galvin ensured that the Gills won both points at Vale Park
1976 - Port Vale 1-2 Gillingham D3 Att: 3015
Alan Wilks scored twice and young striker Dennis Housden was also on target in the win at Edgeley Park
1972 - Stockport Co. 2-3 Gillingham D4 Att: 5074
Winger Tommy Watson netted the only goal of the game in Gills win
1971 - Crewe Alex. 0-1 Gillingham D4 Att: 2575
A Brian Gibbs hat-trick couldn't prevent a defeat against the Latics
1965 - Oldham Athletic 5-3 Gillingham D3 Att: 5293
Brian Gibbs and Peter Godfrey got the goals in the victory at Valley Parade
1963 - Bradford City 0-2 Gillingham D4 Att: 2399
1957 - Crystal Palace 3-0 Gillingham D3(S) Att: 7343
Jimmy Scarth and Ernie Morgan earned the Gills a point at Elm Park
1954 - Reading 2-2 Gillingham D3(S) Att: 8376
Jim Watson grabbed the Gills goal in this defeat
1937 - Mansfield Town 3-1 Gillingham D3(S) Att: 7921
1935 - Gillingham 0-0 Notts County D3(S) Att: 5162
Fred Castle scored both against the Grecians
1929 - Gillingham 2-0 Exeter City D3(S) Att: 4574
Goals from William Arblaster, Frank Marshall, and Stanley Amos (2) saw off the West Country side.
1926 - Gillingham 4-1 Plymouth Arg. D3(S) Att: 9274
1920 - Gillingham 0-0 Merthyr Town D3
Tom Caldwell, Ernie Pinkney and Sam Gilligan get the goals away at Coventry
2001 - Gillingham 2-1 Millwall WC2 Att: 7511
The following players made their Gillingham debuts in the above games…DEBUTS...
A Chris Palmer double saw the Gills record their first victory of the season
2010 - Gillingham 2-0 Shrewsbury T L2 Att: 4815
Striker Marcus Stewart was in fine form scoring a hat-trick for the Mackem's
2004 - Gillingham 0-4 Sunderland C Att: 8775
Marlon King and an own goal from Stuart Nethercott saw the Gills progress into Round Three
at Bradford C 1963 - Jimmy White
at Palace 1957 - Wendell Morgan
against Notts Co at Priestfield 1935 - John Loftus
at home to Exeter 1929 - Campbell Whyte
versus Merthyr Tom Thompson and 1920 - George Shaw
He was capped by the Republic of Ireland during his next five years at the club.
Shortly afterwards he scored his first goal in a 6-1 home win over Wimbledon.
Although a raw striker, boss Keith Peacock was forced to give him a first-team debut at Burnley just weeks later.
Tony joined the Gills from Kent League Crockenhill in January 1982 for a set of well-documented tracksuit tops.
Tony Cascarino - 1962
Lance Cronin - 1985
Paul never really settled and had made a dozen appearances for the club in three months before Bury boss Neil Warnock paid £40,000 for his services.
The left-back joined the Gills on a free transfer from Plymouth Argyle in August 1998 just in time to make his debut on the opening day of the season against Walsall.
Paul Williams - 1969
Since retiring as a player he has worked for Sky Sports, The Times and TalkSPORT.
After 269 appearances, a £225,000 fee took him to Millwall in June 1987 and further big money moves took him to Aston Villa, Celtic, and Chelsea before his career took him to France.
Cas scored 110 goals for the Gills, his total included just one hat-trick which came in the first leg of the 1986-87 Play-Off semi-final against Sunderland at Priestfield, he also scored two more in the return at Roker Park three days later.
In the summer he signed for Macclesfield Town for their return to the Blue Square Premier.
Following his release from Gillingham he signed for Bristol Rovers where he played just 45 minutes of competitive football, his debut as a substitute against Crewe, before returning to Stonebridge Road on loan.
Last summer he arrived at Priestfield on a one-year deal and played in eight games after making his debut at Morecambe, but didn't re-appear following the 7-4 reversal at Accrington Stanley.
In the summer of 2006 he arrived at Gravesend & Northfleet and went on to make almost 200 appearances which included him winning a FA Trophy medal in May 2008, he also featured seven times for England C.
As a young keeper Lance spent spells at different clubs including Shrewsbury Town where he was understudy to a certain Joe Hart, now England's number one.