Richard Day reviews this day in the club's history

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


1895 - Maidenhead Utd 0-5 New Brompton  SLD2
Goals from Dave Hutcheson (2), Harry Buckland, Arthur Rule and Joe Dickenson

1901 - New Brompton 3-1 Luton Town          SLD1
A hat-trick from Jack Frettingham proved too much for the Hatters

1907 - New Brompton 1-1 Fulham                  SLD1
Bill Marriott netted to ensure a point

1924 - Bournemouth 0-0 Gillingham               D3S

1928 - Gillingham 0-0 Swindon Town             D3S   Att: 3,618

1935 - Gillingham 1-0 Bristol City                    D3S   Att: 4,713
Harry Anstiss scored the only goal of the game

1938 - Gillingham 1-2 Clapton Orient             D3S   Att: 1,789
A Fred Herbert effort couldn't prevent a home loss

1946 - Gillingham 6-0 Gravesend Utd      KSS1
The Gills romped to victory thanks to goals from Dave Thomas, a hat-trick, Charlie Marks, Johnny Warsap and Tug Wilson

1952 - Brighton & HA 0-0 Gillingham        D3S   Att: 21,669

1957 - Gillingham 2-1 Exeter City              D3S   Att: 3,268
Errol Crossan and Ron Clark were on target against the Grecians

1966 - Gillingham 0-3 Hull City                    D3      Att: 10,527

1974 - Gillingham 2-1 Exeter City                D4   Att: 7,994
An appearance on the 'Big Match'saw a Gills win as both Brian Yeo and Alan Wilks scored

1980 - Gillingham 1-1 Barnsley                    D3   Att: 5,800
A Pat Walker goal earned a point with the Tykes

1985 - Gillingham 1-0 York City                    D3   Att: 5,193
Martin Robinson hit the winner against the Minstermen

1990 - Colchester Utd 2-0 Gillingham         D4   Att: 4,456

1999 - Bristol Rov 0-1 Gillingham                D2   Att: 5,735
Andy Hessenthaler grabbed the only goal of the game

2002 - Gillingham 0-4 Bradford City            C    Att: 7,789

2008 - Gillingham 1-0 Huddersfield T         L1   Att: 5,022
Adam Miller tucked away an 88th-minute penalty after Delroy Facey had been fouled

2010 - Gillingham 1-1 Leyton Orient           L1   Att: 4,753
Chris Dickson netted early but it wasn't enough as the O's levelled in the second-half

2013 - Chesterfield 0-1 Gillingham             L2   Att: 5,235
Cody McDonald nodded in the Gills winner



The following players made their Gillingham debuts in the above games...

1952 - Jimmy Scarth at Brighton

2008 - Danny Cullip versus Huddersfield



1956 - Mickey Barker

The left-back cost a then club record fee of £45,000 when Gillingham manager Gerry Summers brought him from Newcastle United in January 1979 having played in 21 games for the Magpies.

He made his debut when Brentford visited shortly afterwards and went on to make a total of 70 appearances for the club.

Micky later had spells back in his native North East with Ferryhill and Bishop Auckland before returning to the Football League with Hartlepool United where he made 60 league appearances.

In 2008 he opened a golf course near his Bishop Auckland home.



1979 - John Cartmell

John came to Gillingham from Bournemouth in September 1923 and made his debut at Northampton Town the following month.

However the outside-left made just five appearances before moving to Brentford in the summer of 1924.

John died in Richmond on this day in 1979.