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17 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...


1898 - Southampton 0-2 New Brompton    SL
Jack Frettingham and Malcolm Lennox were on target in this victory against the Saints 

1904 - New Brompton 1-1 Southampton    SL
Walter Leigh got the goal against the Hampshire side

1910 - West Ham Utd 2-0 New Brompton  SL

1919 - Gillingham 0-1 Southend Utd          SL

1921 - Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Gillingham    D3S

1927 - Gillingham 1-1 Merthyr Town       D3S   Att: 5,642
William Arblaster netted against the Welsh outfit

1932 - Gillingham 4-1 QPR                        D3S   Att: 7,375
Bill Armfield, James Liddle, George Nicol and Arthur Cropper scored in this romp

1934 - Millwall 3-2 Gillingham                 D3S   Att: 8,877
The Gills lost despite goals from Wilfred Crompton and Henry Anstiss 

1938 - Gillingham 3-0 Newport Co Res    SL
Scott, Johnson and McGee were the scorers

1947 - Gravesend & N 6-3 Gillingham     SLCQ
Three goals, two from Tommy 'Tug' Wilson and one from George Forrester weren't enough in this North Kent derby

1949 - Gillingham 3-1 Cheltenham T        SL      Att: 8,580
Jackie Briggs (2) and Tommy Kingsnorth were on target against Town

1952 - Gillingham 0-0 Swindon Town       D3S   Att: 10,788

1955 - Gillingham 1-0 Brighton & HA     D3S   Att: 12,228
Willie Millar scored the only goal of the game

1960 - Northampton T 3-1 Gillingham    D4     Att: 9,575
The Gills consolation came from Pat Terry

1960 - Gillingham 'A' 3-0 Brentford         Seanglian Lge

1962 - York City 0-3 Gillingham               D4      Att: 5,417
George Francis (2) and Peter Godfrey got the goals in a convincing victory at Bootham Crescent

1966 - Bournemouth 0-0 Gillingham        D3     Att: 7,247

1969 - Gillingham 1-0 Bristol Rovers       D3     Att: 5,397
A goal from Carl Gilbert won the game for the Gills

1977 - Chester City 2-2 Gillingham             D3    Att: 3,594
Dave Shipperley and Danny Westwood netted in this draw at Sealand Road

1983 - Gillingham 2-3 Oxford Utd                D3   Att: 3,370
Jeff Johnson and John Sitton were on target but the visitors won the game

1985 - Gillingham 2-0 Wigan Athletic         D3   Att: 3,401
Goals from Dave Mehmet and Karl Elsey (penalty) ensured victory over the Latics

1988 - Huddersfield T 1-1 Gillingham        D3   Att: 4,688
The Gills gained an away point at Leeds Road thanks to Steve Lovell

1991 - Blackpool 2-0 Gillingham                 D4   Att: 3,035

1994 - Hartlepool Utd 2-0 Gillingham         D3   Att: 1,756

1996 - Barnsley 1-1 Gillingham       CCC2-1L   Att: 4,491
A cracking long-range strike by Simon Ratcliffe gave the Gills hope in the second leg

2005 - Gillingham 0-1 Oldham Ath.             L1   Att: 6,259

2011 - Crawley T 2-1 Gills Yth                   YAL
The youth team suffered their first defeat of the season despite Nathan Nyafli's goal

2011 - Hereford Utd 1-6 Gillingham            L2   Att: 1,848
Goals from Frank Nouble, Garry Richards, Danny Jackman, Chris Whelpdale, Stefan Payne and an own goal from Joe Heath saw the Gills record an impressive away victory



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

1921 - George Wakefield at Plymouth

1932 - George Nicol versus QPR

1962 - Don Campbell away at York

1988 - Andy Perry against Huddersfield at Leeds Road

2011 - Frank Nouble at Hereford



1892 - Owen Marshall
The right-back arrived at Priestfield from Chelsea in May 1921 and made his debut against Southampton on the first day of the following campaign. He went on to make a total of 42 appearances before joining Maidstone United in the summer of 1923.

1896 - Stuart McMillan
Another arrival from Chelsea, this time in March 1921, he made his debut at home to Watford. The former Derby County outside-right made 34 appearances but left for Wolves in June 1922.

Over the next few years he played for the likes of Bradford City, Nottingham Forest and Clapton Orient before returning to Derby as manager in January 1946. Just four months into the job the Rams lifted the FA Cup at Wembley having beaten Charlton Athletic 4-1 after extra-time and he remained in charge at the Baseball Ground for eight years. 

1976 - Danny Cullip
The experienced defender joined on non-contract basis in February 2008 following his departure from QPR. He made his debut in the home game with Huddersfield Town and went on to make 11 appearances in total.

Danny was playing for Lewes when a long-term hamstring injury enforced his retirement and he now coaches back at Brighton & HA

1981 – Stuart Nelson
The new Gills keeper celebrates his 31st birthday today. He was signed in August 2012 by manager Martin Allen following his release from Notts County at the end of last season. 

The Stroud born goalkeeper has previously played for FC Battledown, Cirencester College Football Academy, Doncaster Rovers, Hucknall Town, Brentford, Leyton Orient, Norwich City and Aberdeen.

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