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

FIXTURES...1903 - Kettering 2-0 New Brompton          SL

1970 - Rotherham Utd 0-0 Gillingham     D3      Att: 7,631

1968 - Peterborough U 2-0 Gillingham    D3      Att: 7,292

A Brian Gibbs effort earned a point off the Reds
1964 - Workington 1-1 Gillingham            D3      Att: 5,311

John Ballagher was the goalscorer at Somerton Park
1962 - Newport Co. 2-1 Gillingham          LC1     Att: 3,864

Sammy Moore, Pat Terry and Bill Albury from a penalty netted to see off the Shots
1959 - Gillingham 3-1 Aldershot                D4      Att: 7,036

Goals from Jim Taylor, Gordon Brasted and Larry Baxter ensured a comfortable victory
1956 - Gillingham 3-0 Swindon Town      D3S    Att: 6,783

1953 - Gillingham 0-0 Brighton & HA       D3S    Att: 16,203

Jackie Briggs was the Gills scorer at Plainmoor 
1951 - Torquay Utd 2-1 Gillingham           D3S    Att: 8,014

Jim Watson scored the consolation at Vicarage Road
1936 - Watford 6-1 Gillingham                   D3S    Att: 9,055

1932 - Norwich City 2-0 Gillingham           D3S    Att: 8,583

John Renwick and Bill White scored to earn a home victory
1931 - Gillingham 2-1 Fulham                     D3S    Att: 7,368

A Jonah Wilcox goal wasn't enough to bring a point home

1928 - Torquay Utd 2-1 Gillingham             D3S    Att: 5,006
1925 - Bristol Rov. 2-0 Gillingham              D3S    Att: 4,783

Arthur Sinning was the marksman in this draw
1923 - Gillingham 1-1 Brighton & HA         D3S

1921 - Charlton Ath. 0-0 Gillingham           D3S

Ernie Pinkney got the Gills goal on the Sussex coast
1914 - Brighton & HA 2-1 Gillingham         SL

John Reynolds struck the match winner
1908 - New Brompton 1-0 Southend Utd  SL

1970 - Fulham 0-0 Gills Res                       FC

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



A Simeon Jackson double, which included a penalty, was added to by Luke Rooney in a comfortable victory
2009 - Gillingham 3-0 Exeter City            L1         Att: 5,107

The Gulls went through 5-2 on aggregate, Carl Asaba and a Jimmy Aggrey own goal registering for the Gills
2000 - Torquay Utd 3-2 Gillingham         LC1 2L   Att: 1,351

1998 - Chesterfeld 1-0 Gillingham           D2       Att: 3,766

A Guy Butters penalty and Steve Butler accounted for the Gills goals against the Cherries
1997 - Gillingham 2-1 Bournemouth      D2       Att: 5,167

Trevor Aylott found the net at the McCain Stadium
1992 - Scarborough 1-1 Gillingham         D3       Att: 1,412

A memorable day as the Gills recorded their biggest league victory with two goals apiece from Howard Pritchard, Dave Shearer, George Shipley and Karl Elsey were added to by David Smith and Colin Greenall 
1987 - Gillingham 10-0 Chesterfield        D3        Att: 4,100

Trevor Lee and Ken Price both scored but the Royals took the points
1981 - Reading 3-2 Gillingham                 D3         Att: 3,731

Steve Bruce scored both Gills goals but the Canaries went through 5-3 on aggregate
1979 - Norwich C 4-2 Gillingham             LC2 2L   Att: 10,656

1972 - Gillingham 0-2 Millwall                 LC2        Att: 6,044

The Reserves also gained a point from their Combination fixture on the same day1928 at SaltergateFranck Rolling and Roland Edge, Tony Dobson - 1998

versus Swindon Jim Taylor - 1956

at Torquay Walter Williams  and Harold Pearce-



1904 After a spell in South Africa he returned to Kent and played for Dartford, Canterbury City, Gravesend & Northfleet and Sheppey United.

He made the first of just 16 games at Tranmere Rovers just days later but was a regular in the reserves.

Forward Roy was signed by Freddie Cox in September 1962 from Tottenham Hotspur.

Roy Moss - 1941

He later played for Sligo Rovers, Yeovil Town, Guildford City and Margate.

Archie Clark signed the Irish forward from Fulham in June 1950 but he made just two appearances in his one season at Priestfield.

Randy Jenkins - 1923

In all Billy made 92 appearances, scoring 12 goals, in his time at Priestfield before joining Grimsby Town in June 1955.

He made his debut at Bristol City the following month and went on to miss just one game that season and was almost as consistent in 1954-55.

The former Aston Villa and Notts County forward joined the Gills in July 1953.

Billy Evans - 1921

He had made a dozen appearances before joining Stalybridge Celtic

Albert arrived at Priestfield from Torquay United in June 1934 and ironically made his debut against his former side on the opening day of the season.

Albert Orr-