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ON THIS DAY

25 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... NEWS...

1963



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

DEBUTS...

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Cody McDonald scored the 50th minute match winner
2010 - Gillingham 1-0 Burton A           L2   Att: 4,823

Leon Knight scored a 79th minute penalty to see the Seagulls fly off with the points 
2004 - Gillingham 0-1 Brighton & HA C    Att: 8,365

Chris Hope and Marlon King scored in this success at Blundell Park
2001 - Grimsby T 2-1 Gillingham         D1   Att: 4,859

Robert Taylor and Guy Butters got the goals at the Abbey Stadium
1999 - Cambridge U 2-2 Gillingham     D2   Att: 4,708

A Neil Smillie strike was enough to beat United
1993 - Gillingham 1-0 Scunthorpe U    D3   Att: 2,872

Cascarino was again on target as the Gills lost at Elland Road
1984 - Gillingham 1-2 Leeds Utd   MC2-1L Att: 8881

A Lee Sinnott own goal put the Gills ahead and then Tony Cascarino and Mark Weatherly added to the Saddlers woe's
1982 - Gillingham 3-0 Walsall                D3   Att: 3,229

A Damien Richardson penalty and a Mark Weatherly goal earned a point in Wiltshire
1976 - Swindon Town 2-2 Gillingham      D3    Att: 8,901

1974 - Watford 0-0 Gillingham                 D3     Att: 6,268

Brian Yeo scored but it was in vain as the Posh won at London Road
1971 - Peterborough U 2-1 Gillingham    D4     Att: 5,492

Tony Thear and Brian Yeo were the scorers in this game for the Official turning on of the non-league club's floodlights
1968 - Tamworth 1 - 2 Gillingham           Fr       Att: 4,500

Charlie Rackstraw got the only goal of the game at the Old Show Ground
1965 - Scunthorpe U 0-1 Gillingham        D3      Att: 4,252

Gordon Pulley hit a double which along with an Brian Eastham own goal saw off the Shakers
1963 - Gillingham 3-0 Bury                       LC2    Att: 14,979

Ernie Morgan, Brian Payne and Ron Clark scored in this victory at St. James Park
1957 - Exeter City 1-3 Gillingham            D3S     Att: 5,968

1954 - Gillingham 0-0 Leyton Orient       D3S      Att: 11,636

A Hughie Russell hat-trick plus further goals from Jimmy Boswell, Charlie Marks, 'Tug' Wilson and Stan Trumper saw City annihilated
1946 - Gillingham 7-1 Guildford C          SLCQ   Att: 5,498

1937 - Gillingham 0-0 Swindon T            D3S       Att: 5,792

Goals from Stan Amos and Jabez Foster proved too much for the Welsh side
1926 - Gillingham 2-1 Aberdare Ath.      D3S      Att: 7,395

Thomas Hall scored the consolation down in Devon
1920 - Plymouth Arg. 3-1 Gillingham     D3

Arthur Pickett, Joe Satterthwaite and John Taylor netted in the win against the Lions
1909 - New Brompton 3-2 Millwall         SL

David Skea (2) and Dave Hutcheson were on target in this cup qualifier

1897 - Northfleet 1-3 New Brompton      FACQ1
FIXTURES...

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- The floodlights at Priestfield Stadium were used for the first time when Bury came to town for a League Cup Second Round tie 1920 - Tom JD Robinson

versus Burton at home Bruce Inkango - 2010

at Vicarage Road against Watford 1974 - Mark Swaine

against Peterborough at London Road 1971 - Henry Hill

away at Scunthorpe 1965 - Bob Moffatt

versus L.Orient 1954 - Ted West

against Aberdare at home 1926 - James Bartley

at Plymouth

BIRTHS...

------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1893 - Harold Crockford
George died aged 54 in Reading on 25th September 1981

After leaving Priestfield he had spells at Reading, Headington and Ashford Town.

He scored 31 goals in 118 appearances while the Gills were in the Southern League and after their re-election to the Football League he added another five goals in 104 games.

The forward arrived from West Bromwich Albion in August 1947 and scored on his debut at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.


1981 - George Forrester
DEATH...

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He went on to make 151 appearances for the Gills before his release in July 2012 following which he returned to Barnet where he had previously played on loan in 2006.

Having come through the ranks at Charlton Athletic, the Ashford born right-back joined the Gills from Stevenage in January 2008

1984 - Barry Fuller


A number of comebacks were attempted but he was eventually forced to retire in February 1984, he had scored nine times in 31 matches.

The midfielder had made 23 consecutive appearances before suffering a serious knee injury against Barking in an FA Cup tie.

Richie, previously with Charlton, cost £25,000 when Keith Peacock signed him from Reading in August 1981.

1954 - Richie Bowman


After leaving the Gills he remained in Kent playing for Ramsgate Athletic, Margate and Dover.

He made the first of 11 appearances on the opening day of the season against Watford.

The young Scottish forward had played for Partick Thistle and Motherwell before Archie Clark brought him to Gillingham in July 1956.

1933 - Stewart Pollock


In his short time at Priestfield, around two months, he scored one goal in seven appearances before joining Accrington Stanley.

The centre-forward was signed from Chesterfield in March 1925 and made his debut at Charlton Athletic.


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