Richard Day reviews this day in the club's history

News relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...


1898 - Tottenham H 3-1 New Brompton     SLD1
A Bill Ford effort wasn't enough at Northumberland Park

1904 - West Ham Utd 0-0 New Brompton  SLD1

1910 - New Brompton 1-0 West Ham Utd  SLD1
Joe Satterthwaite got the winner against the Irons

1915 - Gillingham 3-0 Crystal Palace          SLD1
Goals from John Tatton (2) and Don Weightman were too much for the Glaziers

1920 - Gillingham 2-0 Southampton           SLD1
Arthur Wood and H Kelly netted to see off the Saints

1921 - Gillingham2-1 Grimsby T                   D3
Jim Waugh and Arthur Wood were on target to leave the Mariners floundering

1923 - Luton T 2-0 Gillingham                       D3S

1926 - Gillingham 2-0 Newport Co               D3S   Att: 7,138
Reg McKee hit both against the South Wales outfit

1927 - Exeter C 5-1 Gillingham                     D3S   Att: 3,088
A Norman Jones goal proved little consolation at St James Park

1932 - Gillingham 0-2 Clapton Orient          D3S   Att: 4,105

1934 - Gillingham 0-5 Crystal Palace         D3S   Att: 9,089

1938 - Gillingham 1-1 Brighton & HA          D3S   Att: 6,450
Tug Wilson netted to secure a point

1949 - Gloucester C 0-0 Gillingham           SLD1

1955 - Exeter C 1-1 Gillingham                    D3S  Att: 5,179
A Fred Davey own goal helped the Gills gain a point

1956 - Southampton 1-1 Gillingham          D3S   Att: 11,233
Ernie Morgan struck for the Gills at the Dell

1960 - Carlisle Utd 0-1 Gillingham              D4   Att: 2,538
A Gordon Brown effort won it at Brunton Park

1966 - Gillingham 2-0 Bristol R                   D3   Att: 5,344
Goals from Brian Gibbs and Bill Brown sunk the Pirates

1977 - Gillingham 2-0 Wrexham                D3   Att: 4,419
A Ken Price double snuffed out the Dragons

1983 - Gillingham 2-2 Brentford                 D3   Att: 4,168
An Alan Whitehead own goal plus a Tony Cascarino effort earned a point

1985 - Cambridge Utd 1-2 Gillingham        D3   Att: 1,803
Dave Mehmet and Martin Robinson were the scorers at the Abbey Stadium

1988 - Brighton & HA 2-0 Gillingham         D3   Att: 9,262

1993 - Gillingham 1-4 York City                   D4   Att: 3,946
The Minstermen eased to victory at Priestfield despite Paul Baker netting

1994 - Northampton T 1-2 Gillingham       D3   Att: 4,628
Both Richard Carpenter and Nicky Forster were on the scoresheet in this win

1996 - Gillingham 0-0 Darlington               D3   Att: 6,419

2005 - Preston 1-1 Gillingham                    C    Att: 15,054
A stoppage time header from Paul Smith equalised an earlier own goal from Jason Brown

2012 - Folkestone Inv 1-2 Gills XI                T
Two goals from Rowan Vine saw the Gills win Micky Dix's Testimonial at the Buzzlines Stadium


1963 - Scott Barrett

The experienced goalkeeper had played for Notts County (as an apprentice), home-town club Ilkeston Town, Wolves, Stoke City, Colchester United and Stockport County (loan) before Damien Richardson signed him in August 1992 following a trial.

His debut came on the first day of the 1992-93 campaign against Northampton Town at home.

Having been number one during his first season, when not suspended, the arrival of Steve Banks limited his opportunities.

After his three seasons with the Gills in which he made 65 appearances he joined Cambridge United in August 1995 and later played for Kingstonian (loan) and Leyton Orient.

He left the O's to become assistant-manager to Mark Stimson at Grays Athletic and the two have now worked together at Stevenage Borough, here at Gillingham of course, Barnet, Kettering Town and currently Thurrock.

1966 - Alen Scotting

Born in Dartford, Alen was a schoolboy with Charlton Athletic prior to playing South East Counties League and reserve football with the Gills.

In February 1984 he signed professional terms here at Priestfield Stadium and he made his debut against Millwall at the Den in the Associate Members Cup

Two months later he played in the home league game with Bristol Rovers and although he kept his place in the following match it proved to be his final appearance.

After leaving Gillingham the left-back remained in Kent and had spells with Bromley, Maidstone United, Erith & Belvedere, Margate and Phoenix Sports.