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...
Defensive midfielder David Wright joins the Gills on loan from Championship side Crystal Palace
1903 - New Brompton 0-3 Southampton SLD1
1908 - Coventry City 3-4 New Brompton SLD1
Goals from Arthurs (2), J Reid and Hales gave the Brompton boys victory
1914 - Gillingham 1-1 Cardiff City SLD1
Harry Lee got the goal in a draw with the Bluebirds
1925 - Gillingham 0-1 Swindon Town D3(S)
1931 - Thames 3-0 Gillingham D3(S) Att: 1991
1936 - Gillingham 1-0 Southend United D3(S) Att: 7873
James Dodds got the goal which sent United back to Essex pointless
1951 - Gillingham 3-0 Torquay United D3(S) Att: 12,229
Goals from Derek Lewis (two) and Dave Thomas earned the Gills a comfortable victory
1953 - Watford 6-1 Gillingham D3(S) Att: 12,929
Ernie Morgan hit the consolation at Vicarage Road
1955 - Coventry City 2-0 Gillingham D3(S) Att: 18,386
1956 - Swindon Town 2-3 Gillingham D3(S) Att: 6,082
James Taylor struck a hat-trick in just his third appearance for the club
1959 - Barrow 0-1 Gillingham D3(S) Att: 6871
A Bill Albury penalty made the long journey home a happier one
1960 - Accrington S 3-0 Gillingham D4 Att: 4941
1962 - Gillingham 2-1 Rochdale D4 Att: 5851
George Francis and Ronnie Waldock were on target against 'Dale
1964 - Gillingham 1-0 Hull City D3 Att: 11,144
A lone goal from Brian Gibbs proved sufficient to shoot down the Tigers
1970 - Gillingham 1-2 Torquay Utd D3 Att: 4349
A Mike Green goal couldn't prevent a home defeat
1973 - Gillingham 7-2 Scunthorpe Utd D4 Att: 4610
The Gills went goal crazy - a Brian Yeo treble, two from Damien Richardson plus others from Dick Tydeman and Alan Wilks stunned the visitors
1978 - Gillingham 0-0 Sheffield Wed. D3 Att: 5835
1981 - Gillingham 0-1 Chester City D3 Att: 3990
1987 - Fulham 0-2 Gillingham D3 Att: 4704
Steve Lovell and David Shearer got the goals at Craven Cottage
1992 - Gillingham 0-0 Chesterfield D3 Att: 2976
1995 - Hereford Utd 0-0 Gillingham D3 Att: 1740
1998 - Colchester Utd 1-1 Gillingham D2 Att: 4612
The Gills returned from Layer Road with a point thanks to Carl Asaba
2005 Folkestone Inv. 2-0 Gills Youth JUCF
Bobby Patterson's youngsters were beaten at Cheriton Road in the final of the John Ullman Cup held over from the previous season.
2006 - Gillingham 2-1 Millwall L1 Att: 7934
Clint Easton and Matt Jarvis goals sent the Lions packing with their tails between their legs
2009 - Gillingham 2-0 Millwall L1 Att: 8097
Two first-half efforts from Andy Barcham and Curtis Weston again mean't another defeat for the South London side
The following players made their Gillingham debuts in the above games...
1956 - Irvine Gray versus Swindon at Priestfield
1995 - Alex Watson at Hereford
1944 - Joe Jacques
Joe,born in Consett up in the North-East, had played for England Boys, Preston North End, Lincoln City, Darlington and Southend United before Gillingham boss Andy Nelson paid £5,000 for the naturally aggressive defender in November 1972 and he made his Gills debut in a 4-2 home win against Bradford City.
He was quickly named captain, succeeding Dave Quirke, and the following season (1973-74) he skippered the side that won promotion from the Fourth Division as runners-up to Peterborough United.
His one and only goal for the club came in April 1973 when he scored the second-half winner in a 2-1 victory over Colchester United here at Priestfield Stadium.
He began the 1974-75 season in the team but had made just eight appearances, taking his total to 76 for the Gills, prior to a move to Dartford in December 1974.
A short spell followed back in the Football League at Hartlepool United before moving to Crook Town.
Unfortunately in February 1981, at the age of just 36, Joe died of a heart attack at his Darlington home.
1971 - Lee Harrison
The goalkeeper played at a number of clubs on loan from Charlton Athletic, including the Gills.
He arrived at Priestfield in March 1992 but only appeared in the final two games of the season, making his debut at Chesterfield.
Since leaving the Valley he has had spells at Fulham, Barnet (twice making 363 appearances), Leyton Orient and Peterborough United.
During 2010-11 Lee was with Hayes & Yeading before being named assistant-manager at Newport County in May 2011 but was released when Justin Edinburgh took over the Welsh side five months later.
In August 2012 Harrison was named goalkeeping coach at Wycombe Wanderers and he was named on the bench for the game against Gillingham at Adams Park recently.
1986 - Akwasi Edusei
The young forward came through the ranks here at Priestfield and famously scored the goal for the youth team when they beat Liverpool in an FA Youth Cup 4th Round tie at Anfield.
He made his first-team debut while still a youth team member, replacing Paul Shaw in the 79th minute of a home game with Walsall in April 2003.
Akwasi made just eight appearances for the first-team before moving into non-league circles playing for a number of clubs and was most recently playing for Canvey Island Reserves.