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8 September 2012

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

Miller went on loan to Ramsgate, Hythe Town and Tonbridge Angels during 2012-13 and was made available for transfer.

He added further appearances during the 2011-12 campaign and scored his first senior goal against Crewe at home.

Ashley is a young striker who made all the headlines in 2010-11 when he made a substitute appearance for the first-team, replacing Adebayo Akinfenwa on the hour, against Wycombe Wanderers in November aged 16.

1994 - Ashley Miller

He left Edgar Street in the summer of 2011 having played 191 games for the Bulls and after a period at Dagenham & Redbridge Richard signed for Dartford at the start of the 2012-13 campaign.

After 64 appearances, and loan spells at Bristol Rovers and Longford Town, Richard was released but quickly joined Hereford United.

He signed professional terms in February 2001 and made his debut as a substitute, replacing Mark Patterson, at Crewe Alexandra two months later.

The defender came through the ranks at Priestfield having joined the club as a 13-year-old.

1982 - Richard Rose

He was named caretaker manager when Andy Scott departed but after not being given the Bees job permanently he left the club and after a spell playing for his local side Lingfield in the Sussex County League, he was named manager of Dover Athletic in September 2011.

Spells, and some big money moves, took him to Birmingham City, Reading, Ipswich Town, Hull City, Brighton & HA and Charlton Athletic (loan) before he returned to Griffin Park in June 2010.

After finishing top scorer in 1993-94 he turned down a new contract at Priestfield and joined Brentford in a £320,000 deal.

He regularly played in the youth team and reserves before signing a professional contract in May 1992 and he made his debut came as a substitute in the home game against Wrexham four months later.

Nicky had been playing for Horley Town before arriving at Priestfield for trials in December 1991.

1973 - Nicky Forster

He scored 28 goals in 147 appearances for the Gills before moving on to Bristol Rovers, Plymouth Argyle and Torquay United where he was player-manager.

His debut at left-back came at Tranmere Rovers on the opening day of the season but he was switched to centre-forward the following season.

Mike was signed by Gillingham boss Basil Hayward in the summer of 1968 from his home-town club Carlisle United where he had come through the ranks.

1946 - Mike Green

He left Priestfield in June 1968 and spent the following season at Brentford before returning to Kent as manager of Folkestone the following summer.

Dennis was a member of the solid defensive rearguard that took the Gills to the Fourth Division championship in 1963-64.

His Gillingham debut came in the home game with Oldham Athletic on the first day of the following month.

The left-back had previously played for his home-town club Portsmouth as a schoolboy but moved to Priestfield in September 1958.

A club stalwart who made 355 appearances for the Gills in ten years at the club after being spotted playing football in the army.

1937 - Dennis Hunt

The outside-left made his debut at Luton Town in January 1924 but made just one further appearance in the following home game with Reading

1896 - Joseph Tredwell



1956 - Jimmy Greenhalgh against Ipswich at Portman Road

1934 - Henry Anstiss against Northampton

1924 - Alfred Vango at Griffin Park

1923 - George Smith at Watford

1920 - Alfred Milton versus Reading


Jack Payne, Danny Kedwell and Deon Burton were on target at Underhill
2012 -Barnet 1-3 Gillingham                     L2    Att: 2,835

2007 - Southend Utd 3-0 Gillingham      L1    Att: 7,348

Iffy Onuora found the net at Fratton Park
2001 - Portsmouth 2-1 Gillingham         D1    Att: 17,224

Paul Smith's brace , which included a penalty, wasn't enough to prevent Town leaving with the points
1998 - Gillingham 2-3 Northampton T   D4    Att: 4,917

A Steve Lovell double was added to by Peter Heritage in a comfortable home win
1990 - Gillingham 3-0 Hartlepool U        D4    Att: 3,155

Tony Cascarino, John Leslie and Dave Mehmet grabbed the goals against the U's
1984 - Gillingham 3-0 Cambridge U       D3    Att: 3,352

Ken Price and Steve Bruce were the scorers against the Cumbrians
1979 - Carlisle Utd 1-2 Gillingham         D3    Att: 3,411

The Gills triumphed at the Vetch Field thanks to Keith Lindsey, Brian Yeo and Dick Tydeman
1973 - Swansea City 0-3 Gillingham      D4    Att: 2,144

George Jacks, Alan Wilks and Dave Peach, a penalty, were all on target against Rovers
1972 - Gillingham 3-0 Doncaster R          D4    Att: 1,575

Alan Wilks and Tommy Watson netted as the Gills progressed
1971 - Notts Co. 1-2 Gillingham               LC2   Att: 12,650

1970 - Gills Res 1-1 Birmingham C           FC

The single goal victory came courtesy of George Francis
1962 - Gillingham 1-0 Stockport Co.       D4     Att: 6,605

The marksman at Portman Road was Jim Taylor
1956 - Ipswich Town 1-1 Gillingham      D3S   Att: 11,661

Derek Lewis was Gills scorer in South Wales
1951 - Newport Co. 1-1 Gillingham        D3S   Att: 10,725

Hat-tricks from Vic Hole and Harrison proved too much for the Amateurs
1945 - Gillingham 6-3 Dartford A.           SL

The Gills consolation came from Fred Herbert
1938 - Yeovil Town 4-1 Gillingham          SL

Wilf Crompton (2) and Sim Raleigh were on target against the Cobblers
1934 - Gillingham 3-1 Northampton T    D3S   Att: 6,938

Harold Pearce scored the only goal of the game
1928 - Gillingham 1-0 Bristol Rovers       D3S   Att: 5,632

Tommy Hall was the scorer against the Bees
1924 - Brentford 2-1 Gillingham               D3S

A goal from Joe North earned a point at Vicarage Road
1923 - Watford 1-1 Gillingham                  D3S

The match winner came from Tom Gilbey
1920 - Gillingham 1-0 Reading                  D3

Danny Cunliffe was the scorer at Home Park
1906 - Plymouth A 2-1 New Brompton   SL

No points returned to Kent despite a AJ Lissendon goal
1900 - Kettering 2-1 New Brompton       SL


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