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14 September 2012

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...


1895 - New Brompton 2-2 Chatham       SL
This local derby finished all square thanks to Albert Lister netting twice

1901 - New Brompton 3-0 Bristol Rov.   SL
Goals from Scott, James Atherton and Alf Milward were enough for a comfortable win

1907 - New Brompton 1-0 Bristol Rov.   SL
Charlie McGibbon got the only goal of the game

1912 - Gillingham 0-0 QPR                      SL

1921 - Gillingham 0-1 Millwall                D3S

1929 - Gillingham 0-1 Fulham                 D3S   Att: 7,901

1931 - Luton Town 2-0 Gillingham         D3S   Att: 6,333

1935 - Reading 1-0 Gillingham                D3S   Att: 11,008

1946 - Gillingham 1-2 Chelmsford C      SL     Att: 6,171
Tommy 'Tug' Wilson scored but couldn't stop a home loss

1949 - Gillingham 2-2 Chelmsford C     SL      Att: 7,772
The Essex side gained a draw despite goals from Jackie Carr and Jackie Briggs

1957 - Port Vale 2-0 Gillingham              D3S   Att: 14,717

1963 - Hartlepool Utd 0-0 Gillingham    D4      Att: 3,022

1968 - Gillingham 5-0 Brighton & HA     D3    Att: 4,465
The Gills thumped Albion thanks to goals from Brian Yeo (2), Carl Gilbert (2) and one from Derek Woodley

1974 - Gillingham 0-0 Aldershot             D3      Att: 5,380
1982 - Leyton Orient 2-0 Gillingham   MC1-2L  Att: 2,003

1985 - Gillingham 1-1 Chesterfield        D3       Att: 3,201
Tony Cascarino scored in this draw at Priestfield

1991 - Wrexham 2-1 Gillingham            D4          Att: 1637
Welshman Karl Elsey scored but couldn't prevent a defeat at the Racecourse Ground

1996 - Walsall 1-0 Gillingham                D2          Att: 3419

1999 - Gillingham 1-4 Bolton W            D2          Att: 4996
Andy Hessenthaler was on target as Wanderers strolled to victory 

2001 - Bradford City 5-1 Gillingham     D1          Att: 14,101
A Marlon King goal proved little consolation at Valley Parade 

2002 - Brighton & HA 2-4 Gillingham   D1          Att: 6733
Paul Shaw (2), David Perpetuini and Kevin James were on target at the Withdean Stadium in a game that saw the points coming back to Kent despite James and Mark Saunders both being sent-off

2011 – Ipswich T XI 8-1 Gills XI                 Fr
Gillingham were soundly beaten by a vastly experienced Town side with more than 100 international caps between them. The Ipswich scorers were Nathan Ellington (3), Ronan Murray (2), Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Colin Healy and Caolan Lavery which came after Stefan Payne had put the Gills ahead.



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

1921 - Jim Travers versus Millwall

1931 - Les Ames and Charles Gellatly at Luton

1935 - Jeffrey Turton and David Whitelaw in the game at Reading

1957 - Chic Brodie and John Evans on the trip to P Vale

1974 - George Ley at home to Aldershot

2002 - Danny Spiller at Bradford City



1893 - Thomas JD Robinson
The Liverpudlian joined the Gills from Everton in August 1920 and made the first, of just three appearances, against Plymouth Argyle at Home Park the following month. He scored one goal which came in his next game, at Portsmouth in November.

1937 - Cliff Hazell
Cliff made just two appearances for the Gills after moving from Hastings United in July 1955 although National Service delayed his debut until a visit to Bournemouth in March 1958. Four months later he was on the move again when he left for Millwall.

1967 - Mick Bodley
The experienced centre-half came to Priestfield in November 1994 on loan from Southend United. He made his debut at Lincoln City and went on to make a further six appearances.

1958 - Paul Clark
Paul was signed by Damien Richardson from Southend United in the summer of 1991, where he had been apprentice, player, assistant boss, caretaker manager and player manager at different times.
The versatile performer made his debut against Scunthorpe United on the opening day and was ever-present that season which saw him win the supporters Player-of-the-Year.
He remained at the club for three seasons making 113 appearances before being released in May 1994.
Clark has been a frequent visitor to Gills games, especially against Southend, on matchdays either as a statistician for the Press Association or summarising for BBC Essex and he is due here AT pRIESTFIELD AGAIN ON tUESDAY.

1968 - Ivan Haines
Ivan joined the Gills South East Counties League team in September 1986 and signed professional terms in the summer of 1987.
He made his first-team debut as a substitute at Northampton Town in November 1987, in his four seasons at Priestfield the defender made a total of 68 appearances.
After leaving Gillingham he played for Sittingbourne and Margate. 

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