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13 February 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...


1904 - New Brompton 0-0 Reading     SLD1

1907 - New Brompton 1-2 Leyton        SLD1
Fred Maven converted a penalty in this home defeat

1909 - New Brompton 0-3 Reading      SLD1

1915 - Swindon Town 5-1 Gillingham  SLD1
Don Weightman scored the consolation

1926 - Gillingham 1-2 Bournemouth    D3S   Att: 6,075
A Claude Craddock effort wasn't enough

1932 - Coventry City 6-4 Gillingham     D3S   Att: 11,181
The Gills may have scored four through Bill White, Hugh Vallance and Roy Bethell (2) but it wasn't enough at Highfield Road

1937 - Gillingham 4-1 Swindon Town  D3S   Att: 6,442
Jim Watson hit a hat-trick and James Dodds added the other in a comfortable win

1954 - Gillingham 2-1 Northampton T    D3S   Att: 9,558
Paddy Sowden and Ernie Morgan were the scorers against the Cobblers

1960 - Southport 1-1 Gillingham             D4     Att: 2,551
A John Shepherd effort earned a point at Haig Avenue

1965 - QPR 3-1 Gillingham                       D3   Att: 6,633
Brian Gibbs was on target against the R's

1971 - Doncaster R 2-2 Gillingham        D3   Att: 2,735
An away point came through goals from Brian Yeo and Jimmy McVeigh

1971 - Gills Res 1-3 Plymouth A              FC

1982 - Gillingham 6-1 Wimbledon          D3   Att: 4,214
Dean White, Ken Price (2), Steve Bruce, Colin Duncan and Tony Cascarino, his first goal for the club, all found the net against the Dons

1988 - Gillingham 2-1 Aldershot             D3   Att: 3,909
Steve Lovell netted a penalty, and Irvin Gernon struck the other, in a home win

1990 - Scunthorpe Utd 0-0 Gillingham  D4   Att: 2,226

1993 - Gillingham 3-1 Scarborough       D3   Att: 2,923
Paul Ritchie, on loan from Dundee, hit two and Millwall loanee Paul Stephenson netted the other in this success

1995 - Gillingham 1-0 Barnet                   D3   Att: 6,428
Steve Butler notched the only goal of the game

1999 - Northampton T 0-1 Gillingham   D2   Att: 5,981
The winner came from Paul Smith at Sixfields

2010 - Yeovil Town 0-0 Gillingham         L1   Att: 3,853
Gills keeper Alan Julian was in good form against the Glovers while Curtis Weston did hit the post at the other end

2012 - Gillingham 1-2 Southend Utd      L2   Att: 4,441
The Shrimpers were two-up before Gavin Tomlin pulled one back late on in this televised match



The following player made his Gillingham debut in the above games...

2012 - Connor Essam versus Southend



1958 - Mark Swaine

The Rainham lad had played for both Medway and Kent Schools plus Maidstone side CTE Colts and despite interest from elsewhere he joined Gillingham on apprentice forms in July 1974.

Despite being a regular at youth and reserve level Mark made just one first-team appearance away at Watford in September 1974.

After departing Priestfield Stadium he played for Sittingbourne and Faversham Town.

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