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6 September 2012

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


1901 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kevin James' goal couldn't stop a Pompey victory 
D1    Att: 8,797            Gillingham 1-3 Portsmouth - 2002

Leo Fortune-West netted the only goal of the game
D2   Att: 6,116                   Gillingham 1-0 Burnley  - 1996

Andy Arnott and Steve Lovell were on target againt 'Boro
D4    Att: 3,375          Gillingham 2-0 Scarborough - 1991

David Byrne grabbed the Gills goal at Meadow Lane
D3    Att: 3,624               Notts Co. 1-1 Gillingham - 1985

A Brian Parkin own goal accounted for the Gills effort
D3     Att: 3,688       Bristol Rovers 2-1 Gillingham - 1982

D3      Att: 3,441        Hereford Utd 2-0 Gillingham - 1977

Centre-half Dave Wiltshire got the Gills goal at Vale Park
D3      Att: 2,500               Port Vale 2-1 Gillingham  - 1974

D3      Att: 8,148          Torquay Utd 2-0 Gillingham - 1968

D4       Att: 8,381             Gillingham 0-0 Exeter City - 1963

Alec Farrall and Ronnie Bacon were the scorers against Stanley
D4        Att: 6,214          Gillingham 2-1 Accrington S - 1960

D3S      Att: 8,705          Gillingham 0-1 Newport Co. - 1957

City's Roy Kirk netted an own goal in this fixture
D3S      Att: 11,458         Gillingham 1-1 Coventry City - 1955

Jackie Carr's effort wasn't enough to stave off defeat
SL         Att: 1,995           Hastings Utd 2-1 Gillingham - 1949

Vic Hole (2), Johnny Warsap and Tug Wilson all found the net against the South Wales side
SL         Att: 6,539              Gillingham 4-1 Barry Town - 1946

              D3S      Att: 8,914          Gillingham 0-2 Crystal Palace - 1935

Fred Cheesmur got on the scoresheet at Loftus Road
D3S      Att: 11,875                            QPR 2-1 Gillingham - 1929

A Joe Hodnett goal couldn't prevent a home defeat
D3S      Att: 5,499                             Gillingham 1-2 QPR - 1927

Arthur Wolstenholme was the scorer at the County Ground
SL         Northampton T 2-1 Gillingham - 1912

A double from J Pickering earned a point
SL                      QPR 2-2 New Brompton - 1907

Alf Milward struck the goal at the Dell
SL     Southampton 1-1 New Brompton-


1929 He returned to Spurs after one goal in five games and then joined the O's on a permanent basis in January 2009.

A versatile performer, Charlie played on loan at both Chesterfield and Leyton Orient from Tottenham Hotspur before joining the Gills on a month's loan in August 2008 and made his debut against Accrington Stanley.

Charlie Daniels - 1986

After a £2m move to Sheffield United in July 2008, Darius struggled through injury and in the summer he joined Millwall, playing his first game in their friendly at Gillingham.

Then in August 2005, just before the start of the season and having scored 10 goals in 39 appearances, a £450,000 deal took him to Watford.

After a loan spell at Swindon at the start of the 2004-05 campaign, where he scored five goals in six games, he returned to the Gills side and was a regular in the side that were relegated at Nottingham Forest on the final day.

Darius arrived at Priestfield for a nominal fee from Reading in January 2004 however after a handful of games he was injured and forced to miss the remainder of the season.

Darius Henderson - 1981

After returning to South Wales he played rugby union for Newport and Cross Keys and following his retirement from playing he has spent 40 years involved with a local baseball team.

His second and final appearance came in the following game at Bradford City and left the club for Prescot Cables in the summer.

The striker joined the Gills from hometown club Newport County in July 1961but had to wait until February 1962 before making his debut against Mansfield Town at Priestfield.

Peter Sanders - 1942

In his one season with the Gills he scored seven goals in 26 games then in July 1937 he returned to his native Northern Ireland, signing for Glentoran.

The centre-forward arrived from Fulham in May 1936 and made his debut against Brighton & HA on the opening day of the following campaign.

Jim Dodds - 1914



versus Scarborough Andy Arnott - 1991

at QPR John Geddes -

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