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6 April 2013

Richard Day reviews this day in the club's history

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


1896 - New Brompton 1-1 Swindon Town     SLD1
A goal from Arthur Gladwell earned a point

1907 - New Brompton 0-0 Luton Town     SLD1

1912 - New Brompton 3-1 Norwich C     SLD1
F Corbett hit two and John Taylor the other against the Canaries

1928 - Gillingham 0-1 Swindon T     D3S   Att: 7,930

1929 - Gillingham 1-1 Coventry C     D3S   Att: 4,042
Centre-half George Crawford earned a point against the Sky Blues

1931 - Exeter C 3-0 Gillingham     D3S   Att: 7,146

1935 - Gillingham 1-1 Luton Town     D3S   Att: 4,139
Bill Baldwin scored in this draw with the Hatters

1940 - Aylesford PM 1-3 Gillingham     KRL(EG)
Hickson netted two and Lee the other in an away win

1946 - Shorts Sports 2-1 Gillingham     KL
Dave Thomas struck in this 'derby' defeat

1949 - Gillingham 2-4 Colchester Utd     SLC SF  Att: 11,042
Goals from Jackie Carr and Hughie Russell couldn't stop a home reversal

1953 - Shrewsbury T 3-1 Gillingham     D3S   Att: 8,324
Jimmy Boswell scored for the Gills at Gay Meadow

1957 - Gillingham 0-0 Reading     D3S   Att: 5,402

1963 - Gillingham 2-3 Barrow     D4   Att: 6,607
The visitors made the long journey home happy following a win despite goals from Bob Ridley and Jim Towers

1968 - Bournemouth 4-0 Gillingham     D3   Att: 4,915

1973 - Gillingham 2-1 Colchester U     D4   Att: 2,672
Efforts from Brian Yeo and Joe Jacques, his one and only Gills goal, saw the Gills scrape home

1974 - Workington 3-3 Gillingham     D4   Att: 1,181
The promotion charge continued with a point at Borough Park, Damien Richardson netted twice and George Jacks the other

1976 - Gillingham 3-4 Hereford Utd      D3   Att: 8,081
Despite Joe Durrell scoring two and Steve Ritchie adding an own goal, the Bulls sneaked the points

1982 - Gillingham 3-2 Chesterfield     D3   Att: 5,111
Goals from John Sitton and Trevor Lee (2 ) earned the Gills a narrow win

1985 - Derby Co 1-0 Gillingham     D3   Att: 10,002

1991 - Northampton T 2-1 Gillingham     D4   Att: 2,993
A Mike Trusson penalty wasn't enough for a point

1993 - Gillingham 1-0 Shrewsbury T     D3   Att: 3,129
David Crown struck the only goal of the game

1996 - Gillingham 2-0 Hartlepool Utd     D3   Att: 6,263
Tony Butler and Dennis Bailey struck the goals to ensure United's long journey back to the North-East wasn't a happy one

2002 - Burnley 2-0 Gillingham     C     Att: 16,236
Two goals in seven second-half minutes from Ian Thomas-Moore and David Johnson earned the Clarets the points

2004 - Gillingham 0-3 Wigan Ath     C    Att: 7,410
The Latics won this one thanks to goals from Nathan Ellington, Jason Roberts and Alan Mahon

2012 – Bristol R 2-2 Gillingham     L2   Att: 6,160
Dennis Oli secured a point with a 90th minute header after the Pirates had stormed back after going behind to Chris Whelpdale’s 56th minute strike

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