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 - Reading 4-1 New Brompton         SLD1
Dave Hutcheson netted the consolation

1908 - New Brompton 1-2 Man City        FAC2R
The First Division outfit escaped a giant-killing despite a Charlie McGibbon penalty

1910 - Millwall 2-1 New Brompton          SLD1
Arthur Pickett scored at the Den

1921 - Bristol Rovers 2-0 Gillingham      D3

1938 - Swindon Town 3-0 Gillingham     D3S   Att: 8,543

1955 - Swindon Town 2-1 Gillingham     D3S   Att: 6,477
A goal from Jimmy Scarth wasn't enough in Wiltshire

1966 - Millwall 2-0 Gillingham                   D3     Att: 16,726

1972 - Gillingham 1-1 Barrow                   D4     Att: 4,331
Alan Wilks was on target against the Bluebirds

1977 - Gillingham 1-0 Walsall                D3            Att: 4,717
A Damien Richardson penalty divided the team’s

1983 - Walsall 0-0 Gillingham                D3            Att: 2,608

1985 - Colchester Utd 2-0 Gillingham  FR1R2L   Att: 1,762

1994 - Gillingham 1-3 Crewe Alex        D3             Att: 3,713
A Nicky Forster goal couldn't prevent a home loss

2000 - Gillingham 3-0 Stoke City             D2        Att: 7,801
Goals from Iffy Onuora, Ty Gooden and Rodney Rowe helped the Gills easily beat City

2002 - Gillingham 1-0 Bristol Rovers     FAC4    Att: 9,772
A Ronnie Mauge own goal was all that split the sides

2005 - Watford 2-0 Gillingham                 C          Att: 15,188
A Barry Ashby own goal and a 90th minute effort from Chris Eagles saw the Hornets to victory at Vicarage Road

2011 - Gillingham 0-0 Oxford Utd            L2        Att: 5,364
Neither side could find a way past keepers Alan Julian or Ryan Clarke



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

2005 - Michael Flynn at Watford



1887 - Jim McAlpine

The Scot was signed from Millwall in the summer of 1921 and he made his debut on the opening day of the season at Southampton.

He went on to make 51 appearances before retiring from the game in May 1923.

1969 - Tony Dobson

The experienced defender joined Gillingham on loan from West Bromwich Albion in September 1998 and made his debut at Chesterfield.

Following his second appearance against Northampton Town at home he moved to Sixfields on a permanent deal.

He later played for Forest Green Rovers before managing Rugby United and Solihull Borough.