Richard Day reviews this day in the club's history

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


1905 - Bristol Rovers 0-0 New Brompton  SLD1

1911 - Exeter City 2-2 New Brompton        SLD1
A John Reynolds effort and a penalty from Arthurs earned a point at St James Park

1922 - Gillingham 2-0 Reading                     D3S
Tommy Hall and George Needham both struck to crumble the Biscuitmen

1928 - Gillingham 4-0 Newport Co              D3S   Att: 5,932
Doubles from Enos Bromage and Jonah Wilcox proved too much for the South Wales side

1933 - Gillingham 3-3 Watford                    D3S   Att: 4,208
James Liddle, Bill Armfield and a George Nicol penalty helped the Gills earn a share of the points

1939 - Gillingham 2-1 Arsenal Res           SLD1  Att: 2,665
Harry Rowley struck twice, including a penalty, to beat the Gunners Reserves

1950 - Lovell's Athletic 2-2 Gillingham    SLD1  Att: 500
Bill Burtenshaw and Harold Williams netted to earn a point

1956 - Ipswich Town 1-1 Gillingham        D3S   Att: 12,957
Dave Hawkins was on target at Portman Road

1961 - Gillingham 0-1 Darlington               D4    Att: 4,537

1961 - QPR 1-1 Gillingham 'A'                    Seanglian Lge

1967 - Gillingham 0-0 Torquay Utd           D3    Att: 6,370

1969 - Swindon Town 1-0 Gillingham      D3   Att: 17,690
1970 - Plymouth Arg 2-2 Gillingham        D3   Att: 8,185
The Gills gained a point at Home Park thanks to Mike Green and Brian Yeo

1978 - Gillingham 1-1 Plymouth Arg        D3   Att: 9,120
A John Crabbe effort ensured a point against the Pilgrims

1984 - Gillingham 3-0 Wigan Ath                 D3     Att: 4,013
A Dave Mehmet double was added to by Tony Cascarino as the Gills eased to victory

1989 - Gillingham 1-1 Southend Utd           D3     Att: 3,579
A basement battle ended all-square - Alan Walker netting for the Gills

1995 - Mansfield T 4-0 Gillingham               D3     Att: 3,182

2003 - Gillingham 1-0 Norwich City         C   Att: 7,935
Rod Wallace scored the only goal of the game as the Canaries were put to flight

2004 - Nott'm Forest 0-0 Gillingham       C   Att: 26,473
An injury-hit Gills defend resolutely at the City Ground with keeper Bertrand Bossu and young central defender Leon Johnson outstanding

2006 - Gillingham 1-3 Scunthorpe Utd     L1   Att: 6,029
A goal from on-loan Crewe midfielder Justin Cochrane put the Gills ahead but the Iron showed their mettle by hitting back

2012 – Gillingham 2-0 Torquay Utd           L2    Att: 4,865
Simon King put the Gills ahead before Danny Kedwell secured the points with a late penalty.



1936 - Terry Matthews

Terry had played for Hackney Schoolboys, Middlesex Schoolboys, Tufnell Park, Edmonton and Queens United before joining West Ham United as a junior.

He scored on his Hammers debut in March 1956 albeit in a 4-1 defeat at Blasckburn Rovers.

After a successful spell at Aldershot the forward was brought to Priestfield Stadium by manager Freddie Cox in August 1962 and made his debut at Brentford.

In his one season with the Gills he made 12 appearances, scoring once in a 2-2 draw at Crewe.

After leaving Gillingham he played for Ashford Town before later managing Aveley, Tilbury and Basildon United.