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ON THIS DAY

2 September 2012

Richard Day looks back at news relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...

 

FIXTURES...

1899 - Southampton 6-2 New Brompton SL 

Jack Frettingham and John MacDonald were the scorers at the Dell 

1905 - QPR 4-0 New Brompton SL 

 

1908 - New Brompton 0-2 Northampton SL 

 

1911 - New Brompton  0-0 Luton Town SL 

 

1922 - Brentford 2-0 Gillingham D3S


1931 - Gillingham 1-1 Reading D3S   Att: 5,553 

John Renwick was on the scoresheet in this home draw 

 

1933 - Gillingham 5-1 Reading D3S   Att: 7,757 

George Purcell scored two, George Nicol, Alan Scott and Sim Raleigh added one apiece in a comfortable win 

 

1936 - Bournemouth 1-0 Gillingham D3S   Att: 7,034 

 

1939 - Worcester C 1-0 Gillingham SL 

 

1950 - Gillingham 4-3 Millwall D3S   Att: 20,128 

Goals from Hughie Russell, Bobby Veck, Jackie Briggs and Charlie Burtenshaw gave the Gills a commanding four-goal half-time lead before the Lions stormed back strongly but fell just short 

 

1961 - Gillingham 1-2 York City D4      Att: 5,233 

Keith Wilson got on the scoresheet in this home defeat 

 

1964 - Exeter City 2-0 Gillingham LC1     Att: 7,788 

 

1967 - Gillingham 1-4 Southport D3       Att: 5,211 

Charlie Crickmore scored the consolation at Priestfield 

 

1970 - Chesterfield 2-0 Gillingham D3       Att: 8,442 

 

1972 - Barnsley 1-1 Gillingham D4       Att: 2,891 

Dave Galvin was on target at Oakwell 

 

1978 - Gillingham 2-3 Watford D3       Att: 8,248 

BBC's Match of the Day cameras were at Priestfield to see Elton John and Watford come to town, John Overton and Danny Westwood got the Gills goals 

 

1980 - Gillingham 1-2 Blackburn Rov. LC2 2L   Att: 6,315 

Rovers won 2-1 on aggregate, Steve Bruce netting for Gills  

 

1989 - Gillingham 0-3 Scunthorpe Utd D4       Att: 3,467 

 

1995 - Gillingham 0-1 Colchester Utd D3       Att: 7,667 

 

1997 - Brentford 2-0 Gillingham D2      Att: 4,903 

 

2000 - Gillingham 1-0 Wolves D1      Att: 10,017 

Junior Lewis's 4th minute diving header earned the Gills first victory in the second tier of English football

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DEBUTS... 

 

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

1931 - Norman Burnett and Albert Rotherham versus Reading 

 

1933 - Alan Scott against Reading 

 

1936 - Tommy Robinson at Bournemouth 

 

1950 - Joe Campbell in the game with Millwall 

 

1989 - Peter Heritage and Mike Trusson against Scunthorpe at Priestfield



 


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