Skip to main content Skip to site footer


16 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...


1893 - New Brompton 5-0 Woodside        Fr

1899 - QPR 2-0 New Brompton                SL

1905 - New Brompton 2-0 Northampton T SL
Goals from Harry Phillips and Joe Elliott were enough for victory against the Cobblers

1911 - New Brompton 2-1 Brentford         SL
A Lee penalty and another goal from Dick Goffin stung the Bees

1922 - Gillingham 0-1 QPR                      D3S

1929 - Luton Town 2-0 Gillingham            D3S    Att: 7,168

1933 - Gillingham 1-1 Charlton Ath.         D3S    Att: 10,086
Sim Raleigh scored in this derby game

1944 - Gillingham 5-0 Dartford Am.         KL
Two goals apiece from Stan Trumper and Tommy 'Tug' Wilson plus another from Vic Hole ensured a convincing victory

1950 - Gillingham 4-1 Walsall                 D3S   Att: 14,718
A Derek Lewis hat-trick plus another goal from Joe Campbell proved far too much for the Saddlers

1953 - Gillingham 1-1 Ipswich Town       D3S   Att: 9,634
Billy Evans scored in this draw against the Suffolk side

1959 - Gillingham 2-1 Northampton T     D4      Att: 5,970
Bill Albury and Pat Terry were the scorers in this one

1961 - Stockport Co 3-1 Gillingham       D4       Att: 4,365
A goal from Charlie Livesey wasn't enough at Edgeley Park

1967 - Torquay Utd 2-1 Gillingham        D3      Att: 8,581
Bill Brown scored in this defeat at Plainmoor

1968 - Barrow 2-1 Gillingham               D3      Att: 5,513
Brian Yeo got the goal but couldn't prevent a loss at Holker Street

1970 - Gills Res 0-4 Tottenham H          FC

1972 - Hereford Utd 0-0 Gillingham       D4      Att: 6,796

1978 - Gillingham 1-0 Chester City       D3     Att: 4,743
Damien Richardson scored the only goal here at Priestfield

1980 - Gillingham 0-0 Huddersfield T     D3    Att: 5,092

1986 - Gillingham 2-0 York City            D3     Att: 4,115
Mark Weatherly and Mel Eves goals proved sufficient to beat the Minstermen

1989 - Gillingham 0-0 Burnley              D4     Att: 3,853

1995 - Gillingham 1-0 Cardiff City        D3    Att: 5,314
Leo Fortune-West scored to earn the Gills the points

2000 -Gillingham 2-1 Huddersfield T     D1    Att: 8,503
Goals from Guy Butters and Paul Smith saw off the Terriers

2003 - Gillingham 1-2 Norwich City       C      Att: 8,022
Marlon King was on target but the Canaries flew off with the points

2006 - Gillingham 3-1 Swansea City      L1    Att: 5,500
The Swans were beaten thanks to two goals from Ian Cox and one from Matt Jarvis 



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

1967 - Bill Williams at Torquay



1952 - Terry Nicholl
The midfielder played for Crewe Alexandra, Sheffield United and Southend United before joining the Gills in a £6,000 deal in October 1976, making his debut at Wrexham shortly afterwards.

After scoring a dozen goals in 204 appearances for the club, Terry took the opportunity to move to the U.S.A signing for the Wichita Wings of the Major Indoor Soccer League.

He eventually moved into coaching Stateside with Memphis Storm and has since held roles at Wichita Wings, Dayton Dynamo and Cincinnati Excite and is currently involved with one of the boy’s teams at Super Y League outfit Cincinnati United Premier.
1972 - Paul Hague
The muscular central defender came South to join the Gills as a trainee in October 1989 and signed pro terms in May 1991 by which time he'd already made his first-team debut at Carlisle.

Paul made a total of 14 appearances and had loan spells at Cork City, where he played European Cup football, and Sittingbourne before Leyton Orient paid £30,000 for him in September 1994.

He later returned to his native North-East and played for Gateshead and Tow Law Town, playing at Wembley with the latter in the 1998 FA Vase Final.

1983 - Matt Bodkin
Despite being born in Chatham, Matt  came to Priestfield in August 2004 from Nottingham Forest but had to wait five months until the FA Cup 3rd Round tie at Portsmouth for his debut.

He made just three appearances for the Gills before being released and the winger played for Welling United, Grays Athletic, Thurrock, Dartford, Eastleigh and Dover and is currently plying his trade with Margate who he’d joined in July 2010. 

Advertisement block

iFollow Next Match Tickets Account