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7 September 2012

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

Goals from Simeon Jackson, Mark McCammon and Charlie Daniels helped put the Mariners to sea
L2        Att: 4,912               Gillingham 3-0 Grimsby T2008

The odd goal in seven victory came through goals from Mamady Sidibe, Paul Shaw, Marlon King and Nyron Nosworthy
D1        Att: 8,237                  Gillingham 4-3 Millwall - 2003

A double from Jason Lillis was added to by Steve Lovell to put the Gills through 5-2 on aggregate
LC1 2L  Att: 3,066         Gillingham 3-1 Cambridge U - 1988

Dave Shearer struck the only goal at Millmoor
D3        Att: 3,243    Rotherham Utd 0-1 Gillingham - 1986

Dave Mehmet and Mark Weatherly goals were enough to see off the Trotters
D3      Att: 3,087              Gillingham 2-0 Bolton W - 1983

The Gills edged victory through Billy Hughes, Ken Price and Damien Richardson
D3      Att: 4,712        Gillingham 3-2 Newport Co. - 1980

The match winner at Priestfield came from Peter Feely
D3       Att: 5,786           Gillingham 1-0 Preston NE - 1975

Bobby Folds grabbed the Gills goal at the Goldstone Ground
D3       Att: 13,400     Brighton & HA 3-1 Gillingham - 1969

Roy Proverbs netted for the Gills at Spotland
D4       Att: 5,239              Rochdale 3-1 Gillingham - 1961

D4       Att: 7,997           Gillingham 0-0 Darlington - 1958

The Gills scorer at Highfield Road was Billy Millar
D3S     Att: 18,249           Coventry C 4-1 Gillingham - 1954

Jimmy Scarth found the net at Eastville
D3S    Att: 19,997          Bristol Rov. 3-1 Gillingham - 1952

The consolation came from Johnny Warsap
SL      Chelmsford C 4-1 Gillingham - 1947

Goals from George Kidd and Alan Scott saw the Gills to an away victory at Roots Hall
D3S     Att: 7,208     Southend Utd 1-2 Gillingham - 1933

D3S     Att: 5,928        Torquay Utd 3-0 Gillingham - 1930

Bill Arblaster and Stanley Amos were the scorers in this away win
Att: 8,496     D3S           Coventry C 0-2 Gillingham - 1926

D3S                Gillingham 0-0 Watford - 1924

D3S   Gillingham 0-3 Northampton T - 1922

The winner at the Vetch Field came from Bill Savage
SL            Swansea T 0-1 Gillingham - 1919

Sam Gilligan scored the only goal of the game
SL                       Gillingham 1-0 QPR - 1913

Former Blackburn Rovers forward George Smith notched the winner
SL      New Brompton 1-0 Kettering - 1902

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





versus Bolton Paul Garner - 1983
at Bristol Rovers Billy Hall - BIRTHS...


In all, John made 206 appearances in six seasons for the club, scoring three goals before moving onto Dover and Maidstone United where he was coach.

He was one of the defenders that conceded just 30 goals as the Gills won the Fourth Division in 1963-64.

After spells at Shrewsbury Town and Bournemouth he followed manager Freddie Cox from Dean Court to Gillingham in August 1962, his Gills debut coming at home to Chester on the opening day of the season.

Born in Sydenham, John came through the ranks at West Ham United, signing professional terms in July 1954 having already made his Hammers debut as an amateur.

John Arnott- 1934 During his time at Priestfield he was loaned to Maidstone United, Grays Athletic, AFC Wimbledon (twice), Ebbsfleet United (twice) and Dover Athletic but eventually joined Welling United in the summer of 2010 following his release from the Gills.

The young striker came through the youth ranks at Gillingham and went on to score one goal in 15 first-team appearances although only two were starts.

Luis Cumbers - 1988

He scored nine goals in 33 appearances for the Gills before moving on to Dover, Canterbury City and Chatham Town.
His debut came at Shrewsbury Town three months later, his first goal for the club earned a point in a draw at Coventry City in February 1959.

Sammy played as an amateur for Birmingham City and Aldershot and later played for Wolves and Walsall before joining the Gills in June 1958.

Sammy Moore-

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