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 - New Brompton 1-1 Northfleet        SLD1
An Arthur Gladwell effort was only enough for a point against struggling 'Fleet

1899 - Swindon T 1-0 New Brompton      SLD1

1905 - Tottenham H 2-0 New Brompton  SLD1

1911 - Watford 3-0 New Brompton          SLD1

1912 - Watford 0-1 New Brompton          SLD1
F Corbett hit the winner at Vicarage Road

1922 - Aberdare Ath 6-1 Gillingham         D3S
A Charlie Freeman penalty was little consolation in Wales

1933 - Gillingham 5-1 Northampton T     D3S   Att: 7,352
Doubles from Sim Raleigh and George Nicol, including a penalty plus one from Bill Armfield saw the Gills to a resounding win

1939 - Gillingham 5-1 Bath City                SLD1
Two goals apiece from T McGee and Edwin Scott plus one from Tug Wilson sealed an emphatic win

1950 - Gillingham 4-1 Chingford            SLD1   Att: 6,277
William Hales hit two, Tommy Kingsnorth and Johnny Warsap also found the net in a comfortable victory

1955 - Gillingham 1-1 Brighton & HA     D3S   Att: 13,867
An Ernie Morgan goal secured a point against the Sussex outfit

1959 - Gillingham 3-2 Torquay Utd        D4      Att: 4,031
The Gills edged to a slender win thanks to two goals from Pat Terry and one from Bill Patrick

1961 - Gillingham 0-0 Rochdale             D4     Att: 4,807

1964 - Gillingham 3-1 Barrow                D4      Att: 11,583
A Denis Hunt penalty plus further goals from Mike Burgess and Bob Ridley saw the Gills secure the points

1966 - Southend Utd 5-2 Gillingham        D3    Att: 8,888
A Charlie Rackstraw penalty and a Bill Brown effort were all the Gills had to show following this trip to Roots Hall

1967 - Swindon T 2-0 Gillingham             D3    Att: 10,543

1972 - Barrow 1-0 Gillingham                   D4   Att: 1,986

1978 - Exeter C 2-1 Gillingham                D3   Att: 3,992
Terry Nicholl scored in this defeat against the Grecians

1989 - Port Vale 2-1 Gillingham              D3   Att: 5,358
A Steve Lovell goal wasn't enough at Vale Park

1995 - Carlisle Utd 2-0 Gillingham          D3   Att: 6,786

1996 - Doncaster R 0-1 Gillingham        D3   Att: 1,783
Dennis Bailey was the match winner at Belle Vue

2006 - Gillingham 2-0 Huddersfield T      L1   Att: 7,014
Goals at either end of the game from Gary Mulligan and Matt Jarvis won the points



1946 - Phil Burrows

The experienced left-back had played for Bury, as an amateue, Manchester City, Plymouth Argyle and Hereford United before arriving at Priestfield Stadium on loan in the twilight of his career.

He made his debut against Carlisle United in October 1977 and went on to make five appearances.

After finally leaving Hereford in 1980 he played for Witton Albion and Mossley.



1976 - John Beby

The Gillingham born goalkeeper joined the Gills from the Grenadier Guards in August 1929 but had to wait until the Boxing Day trip to Bournemouth before making his debut.

After appearing in 20 consecutive games he moved to Leicester City just before the season ended.

He later returned to Kent and managed Erith & Belvedere.

John died in Rochester on this day in 1976.