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...


1902 - New Brompton 0-4 Reading       SL

1913 - Gillingham 4-2 Southend Utd     SL
Lee (2), Glen and an Arthur Johnson with a penalty proved too much for the Essex side

1919 - Cardiff City 5-0 Gillingham        SL
1924 - Brighton & HA 2-0 Gillingham   D3S 

1930 - Brentford 1-1 Gillingham          D3S   Att: 9,407
Roy Bethell scored in the draw at Griffin Park

1952 - Coventry City 2-1 Gillingham   D3S   Att: 12,258
The Gills consolation came from Paddy Sowden

1958 - Gillingham 2-0 Coventry City   D4       Att: 8,859
Bill Patrick and John Edgar got the goals to beat the Sky Blues

1961 - Gillingham 0-1 Aldershot         D4      Att: 4,251

1967 - Torquay Utd 2-0 Gillingham     D3      Att: 6,281

1968 - Southport 4-2 Gillingham         D3      Att: 2,592
Goals from Brian Yeo and Derek Woodley couldn't prevent defeat at Haig Avenue

1969 - Rotherham Utd 0-1 Gillingham D3     Att: 7,042
Gordon Riddick got the only goal of the game at Millmoor

1975 - Gillingham 3-1 Mansfield T      D3     Att: 5,635
Peter Feely, George Jacks and Pat Hilton were on target against the Stags

1980 - Plymouth A 4-1 Gillingham      D3    Att: 6,719
Ken Price found the net in this defeat at Home Park

1988 - Mansfield T 2-1 Gillingham      D3   Att: 3,153
Steve Lovell scored at Field Mill but it wasn't enough

1990 - Sittingbourne 0-3 Gillingham  Fr
Goals from Steve Lovell, Pat Gavin and Mark Dempsey saw the Gills ease to victory in this friendly win

1997 - Gillingham 2-2 Watford          D2    Att: 7,834
Guy Butters and Steve Butler netted to earn a point against the Hornets

2000 - Manchester C 1-1 Gillingham  WC2-1L Att: 17,408
Paul Smith netted to keep things tight ahead of the second leg

2003 - Gillingham 2-0 West Ham Utd  C   Att: 11,418
Gills hammered United thanks to goals from Marlon King and on-loan Trevor Benjamin

2005 - Gillingham 3-2 Portsmouth      CC2   Att: 4,903
Darren Byfield, Andrew Crofts and a Jamie Ashdown own goal earned Gills an extra-time victory

2008 - Aldershot 2-1 Gillingham         D2   Att: 4,198
Simeon Jackson was on target for Gillingham in a game that saw Mark McCammon sent-off after just 
13 minutes

2012 - Gillingham 1-2 Rochdale          L2    Att: 5,874
Danny Kedwell's penalty couldn't prevent a home defeat following Danny Jackman's red card



The following player made his Gillingham debut in the above game...

1975 - Pat Hilton versus Mansfield

2003 - Trevor Benjamin and Wayne Brown against the Hammers

2005 - Tom Williams against Portsmouth at home



1977 - Anthony Williams
The goalkeeper arrived at Priestfield Stadium on loan from Blackburn Rovers in August 1999 as cover for Vince Bartram and made his debut at Stoke City.

After just four appearances he returned to Ewood Park and moved on to Hartlepool United in the summer of 2000.

He played for a number of teams after that and he is currently assistant manager to Richie Barker at Crawley Town.