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...
1897 - Swindon T 0-3 New Brompton SL
Two goals from Bill Ford and another from David Skea earned a victory in Wiltshire
1909 - Croydon C. 0-2 New Brompton SL
Albert Court and John Reynolds netted in this away win against the Common-ers
1920 - Merthyr Town 6-1 Gillingham D3
Tommy Thompson was the Gills scorer in a hefty defeat
1926 - Newport County 1-0 Gillingham D3S
1935 - Bristol Rov. 4-3 Gillingham D3S Att: 5,471
William Baldwin and William Duncan (2) couldn't prevent the Pirates taking the points
1937 - Exeter City 3-5 Gillingham D3S Att: 5,846
A goal from 'Tug' Wilson plus two apiece from Fred Smith and Cyril Walker saw the Gills come out on top in this eight goal thriller.
1946 - Guildford City 2-1 Gillingham SLCQ
Bill Hales scored in this cup defeat
1948 - Gillingham 2-0 Yeovil Town SL Att: 8,514
A Tommy Kingsnorth penalty plus a goal from Hughie Russell were enough to beat the Glovers
1954 - Gillingham 2-1 Swindon Town D3S Att: 12,125
Trevor Long and Bill Evans scored tobeat the Robins
1956 - Brentford 3-2 Gillingham D3S Att: 15,603
James Taylor scored twice but it didn't stop defeat at Griffin Park
1957 Gillingham 3-0 Crystal Palace D3S Att: 6,324
Joe Hutton, Brian Payne and a Noakes own goal saw the Gills ease to victory over the South Londoners
1963 Gillingham 1-0 Lincoln City D4 Att: 6,949
This was the only goal scored by Geoff Hudson in his Gills career
1965 - Gillingham 2-2 Watford D3 Att: 7,908
A Charlie Rackstraw penalty plus a Brian Gibbs goal ensured a home point
1971 - Gillingham 1-0 Hartlepool Utd D4 Att: 5,477
Brian Yeo scored and ensured a long journey back to the North-East for United
1972 - Mansfield Town 2-0 Gillingham D4 Att: 5,399
1973 - Rotherham Utd 1-1 Gillingham D4 Att: 3,757
Brian Yeo was again the marksman at Millmoor
1974 - Gillingham 1-0 Bury D3 Att: 4,824
The winner was scored by centre-half Kenny Hill
1976 - Gillingham 2-1 Portsmouth D3 Att: 6,873
A penalty from Damien Richardson and a diving header from Mark Weatherly quietened those Pompey Chimes
1979 - Gillingham 1-0 Wimbledon D3 Att: 8,074
John Crabbe got the goal that sealed the points
1982 - Wrexham 1-0 Gillingham D3 Att: 2,122
1984 - Hull City 2-0 Gillingham D3 Att: 5,240
1993 - Shrewsbury T 2-2 Gillingham D3 Att: 2,811
Paul Baker and a Richard Green penalty saw the Gills return from Gay Meadow with a point
1999 - Gillingham 0-2 Preston NE D3 Att: 6,610
2001 - Gillingham 2-3 Wolves D1 Att: 8,966
Goals from Guy Ipoua and Marlon King (penalty) couldn't stop Wolves winning at Priestfield
2002 - Nottm Forest 4-1 Gillingham D1 Att: 16,073
Andy Hessenthaler scored the Gills consolation at the City Ground
2004 - Reading 3-1 Gillingham C Att: 13,867
Darren Byfield was on target in the defeat at the Madejski Stadium
2010 - Bradford C 1-0 Gillingham L2 Att: 10,722
2012 - Gillingham 1-0 Southend U L2 Att: 4,920
Danny Kedwell netted from the spot as 10-man Gillingham held on following Bradley Dack's red card
The following players made their Gillingham debuts in the above games...
1920 - Albert Carter, Fred Howard and George Needham all at Merthyr T
1935 - George Pybus away at Bristol R
1974 - Dave Chadwick versus Bury
2010 - Stanley Aborah at Bradford
1904 - Fred Liddle
The outside-left came to Gillingham from Newcastle United in July 1932 and made his debut on the opening day of the season at Brighton.
He went on to score 19 goals in 88 appearances before, in the summer of 1934, he moved on to Coventry City.
1936 - Gordon Pulley
Left-winger Gordon Pulley had played for hometown club Stourbridge, Oswestry Town and Millwall before Harry Barratt signed him for Gillingham in May 1958.
He made his debut on the opening day of the 1958-59 season, ironically against Millwall and just seven days later opened his goalscoring account in a 2-1 away win against Walsall.
He was here at Priestfield Stadium for more than seven years, making 222 appearances and scoring 51 goals, in all competitions and he lies twelfth in the all-time list of Gillingham's league goalscorers with 46 goals to his name.
In November 1965 he joined Peterborough United but returned to Kent in October 1968 for spells with Ramsgate Athletic and Folkestone and later managed Sheppey United.
1960 - Colin Ford
Colin progressed through the ranks from apprentice to professional here at Priestfield and was a regular in both the youth team and the reserves.
He made just one first-team appearance away at Plymouth Argyle in January 1980.
Spells followed at various Kent sides and later coached at Herne Bay.
1971 - Paul Smith
The former Southend United youngster cost £195,000 when he joined the Gills from Brentford in July 1997.
The experienced midfielder made his debut in the home game with Preston NE and went on to make a total of 399 appearances in two spells.
He later played for Walsall, Swindon Town and Torquay United plus a number of non-league sides and was at one point player-coach at Margate under former Gillingham team-mate Barry Ashby.
1983 - Dean Beckwith
Dean graduated through the youth ranks at Gillingham but only ever made two first-team appearances, both of which were as substitutes, his debut coming at Portsmouth in the FA Cup at Portsmouth in January 2005.
After leaving Priestfield in the summer of 2005 he played for Hereford United, Northampton Town and Luton Town before joining current club Eastleigh.