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9 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...


1901 - New Brompton 1-0 Swindon T          SLD1
The only goal of the game came through a Bob Innes penalty

1907 - New Brompton 3-1 Northampton T  SLD1
Goals from James Hartley, J Godley, on his debut, and Steve Smith proved too much for the Cobblers

1924 - Reading 4-0 Gillingham                       D3S

1929 - Gillingham 0-4 Newport County        D3S    Att: 3,223

1935 - Gillingham 5-0 Newport County        D3S    Att: 3,689
Goals from Dick Doncaster, Bill Baldwin (2), Hugh Vallance and Harry Anstiss ensured an emphatic win over the Welsh side

1946 - Gillingham 10-1 12th ITC (Canterbury)  KL
Guest Eddie Chapman hit a hat-trick, Dave Thomas and Stan Trumper added two apiece and the rout was completed by goals from Tug Wilson, Jimmy Boswell and Tom Lee

1952 - Port Vale 1-0 Gillingham                D3S  Att: 12,768

1957 - Millwall 2-1 Gillingham                   D3S  Att: 15,730
Paul Lucas scored in the loss at the Den

1982 - Gillingham 1-1 Brentford                D3        Att: 3,931
A Dean White goal earned a point against the Bees

1993 - Gillingham 1-2 Gravesend & N     KSC2   Att: 875
Lee Tekell was the scorer as the 'Fleet knocked the Gills out of the Kent Senior Cup

2002 - Gillingham 0-0 Wimbledon            C          Att: 8,494

2008 - Oldham Ath 2-1 Gillingham               L1   Att: 4,866
The Gills took the lead through Dennis Oli but the Latics hit back to take the points

2010 - Gillingham 0-1 Tranmere Rov          L2   Att: 3,840
Ian Thomas-Moore netted the winner for Rovers in the second-half

2013 - Bradford C 0-1 Gillingham               L2   Att: 10,887
On-loan Cody McDonald stroked home the winner



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

1957 - Jim Watts at Millwall



1972 - Steve Banks

The goalkeeper was a trainee with West Ham United but made just one appearance for the Hammers, that came in an Anglo-Italian Cup game at home to Bristol Rovers.

A free transfer brought him to Gillingham in March 1993 but had to wait until the visit of Doncaster Rovers in August before making his debut.

Steve, who is currently goalkeeping coach at Dundee United, played 116 games for the Gills in two different spells.

He also had spells at Blackpool, Bolton Wanderers, Rochdale (loan), Bradford City (loan), Stoke City, MK Dons (non-contract) and Hearts. 

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