News relevant to the Gills on this day previously

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

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



Danny Kedwell scored twice which was added to by Frank Nouble in a comfortable win
2011 - Gillingham 3-1 Burton A           L2      Att: 4,946

A Bradley Dack penalty and Dylan Ford's goal proved too much for the Daggers
2011 - Dagenham & R 0-2 Gills Yth      YAL

A pair of goals from Darren Byfield earned a point at Prenton Park
2005 - Tranmere R 2-2 Gillingham       L1     Att: 7,003

David Puttnam got the only goal of the game
1996 - Gillingham 1-0 Barnsley             D2      Att: 5,666

Gary Micklewhite was on target for the Gills at the Bescot Stadium

1994 - Walsall 2-1 Gillingham               D3       Att: 3,654
1988 - Gillingham 0-1 Reading              D3       Att: 4,446

A young striker by the name of John Aldriidge helped demolish the Gills at the Manor Ground
1986 - Oxford Utd 6-0 Gillingham   LC2-1L    Att: 5,246

Pompey won easily despite a Tony Cascarino effort
1985 -Gillingham 1-3 Portsmouth    LC2-1L    Att: 4,617

1983 - Bournemouth 2-0 Gillingham     D3       Att: 3,045

Damien Richardson netted from the spot
1977 - Gillingham 1-1 Tranmere Rov    D3       Att: 5,007

A goal from Charlie Crickmore earned a point at the Vetch Field
1966 - Swansea T 1-1 Gillingham           D3      Att: 6,081

1960 - Betteshanger CW 2-6 Gillingham 'A' Seanglian Lge

Despite Pat Terry (2) and John Shepherd (above) finding the net, the Yorkshire side still won
1960 - Gillingham 3-4 Bradford PA       D4       Att: 6,998

Sam Moore got the goal at Borough Park
1959 Workington 1-1 Gillingham           D4       Att: 4,720

A Billy Millar brace earned the Gills victory at Dean Court
1955 - Bournemouth 1-2 Gillingham      D3S     Att: 8,350

Jimmy Scarth was the scorer at Brisbane Road
1953 - Leyton Orient 3-1 Gillingham     D3S     Att: 8,407

Ron Lewin and Trevor Long scored but it was the Cherries who ran out winners
1952 - Bournemouth 4-2 Gillingham      D3S     Att: 8,062

Harold Williams goal couldn't prevent a defeat at Layer Road
1949 - Colchester Utd 2-1 Gillingham    SL        Att: 10,918

Jackie Briggs and Johnny Warsap goals mean't this cup qualifier ended all-square
1947 - Gillingham 2-2 Guildford City    SLCQ  Att: 4,318

1938 - Ipswich T Res 3-0 Gillingham     SL

James Liddle and a Thomas Shipley penalty earned the Gills a point in Essex
1932 - Southend Utd 2-2 Gillingham      D3S     Att: 5,278

Harold Sly, Enos Bromage and two from Jonah Wilcox weren't enough to stop defeat at Fellows Park
1927 - Walsall 7-4 Gillingham                 D3S     Att: 6,923

Goals from Charles Freeman, Jim Travers, Tommy Hall, Wally Battiste and George Needham saw the Gills thrash the Welsh outfit
1921 - Gillingham 5-0 Merthyr T            D3S

Tom Caldwell, Sam Gilligan, Charlie Hafekost and Ernie Pinkney were the marksmen against Argyle
1913 Gillingham 4-0 Plymouth Argyle    SL

Arthur Pickett and John Taylor found the net against the Hatters
1910 - New Brompton 2-1 Luton Town   SL

Outside right Percy Barnfather scored to earn a point in West London
1904 - Fulham 1-1 New Brompton           SL
1927 - John T Brown 
A move to Chatham followed in May 1955 before embarking on a successful career in coaching and management including Norway, Kuwait, Greece and Iceland.

He was an ever-present for two of his five seasons with the club making a total of 204 appearances.

The full-back joined the Gills in the summer of 1950 from Fulham and made his debut on the opening day of the season as the club returned to the Football League.

1985 - Ron Lewin


After being released by the Hammers Frank moved to Championship outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

Frank scored on his debut in a 6-1 win at Hereford and went on to net five goals in 14 games during his three-month loan from West Ham United during the early months of the 2011-12.

1991 - Frank Nouble

Having previously been loaned to Bishops Stortford, Maidstone United and Dover Athletic, Dean signed a permanent deal with the latter following his release in the summer of 2012.

Dean made his first-team debut as a second-half substitute against AFC Bournemouth at home in an FA Cup replay.

The Maidstone-born midfielder joined the Gills Centre of Excellence aged eight and progressed through the ranks to sign his first professional contract in May 2010.

1991 - Dean Rance



against Bournemouth at Dean Court 1983 - David Fry

at Walsall Ron was still a coach at Workington when he died in Cockermouth on 24th September 1985