News relevant to the club on this day previously

Richard Day looks back at news relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...


1903 - New Brompton 0-0 QPR           SLD1

1914 - Gillingham 1-0 Blackpool         FAC1   Att: 10,581
A Tom Leslie penalty proved enough against the Division Two side

1931 - Gillingham 2-0 Coventry City   D3S    Att: 3,478
Goals from Billy Death and Roy Bethell saw off the Sky Blues

1948 - Gillingham 1-1 QPR                 FAC3   Att: 23,002
The Gills' record attendance was set at this cup-tie where Hughie Russell was on target in a draw after extra-time

1953 - Gillingham 3-0 QPR                        D3S   Att: 11,907
George King, Ken Lambert and Trevor Long all netted in this resounding victory

1970 - Gillingham 1-1 Rotherham Utd    D3      Att: 4,802
A Brian Yeo effort earned a point against the Millers

1973 - Millwall 2-2 Gills Res                     MWFL

1976 - Gillingham 3-2 Swindon Town    D3       Att: 6,459
Joe Durrell, Danny Westwood and Damien Richardson all found the net to put the Robins to flight

1984 - Gillingham 6-1 Chelmsford C     FAC2   Att: 4,812
The Gills overwhelmed the non-league outfit thanks to goals from Peter Shaw, Steve Bruce, Mel Sage, Mark Weatherly, Dave Mehmet and John Leslie
1998 - Preston NE 1-3 Gillingham              D2   Att: 7,776
An impressive win at Deepdale thanks to goals from Guy Butters, Micky Galloway and Iffy Onuora

2004 - Gillingham 0-3 Sheffield Utd           C     Att: 8,353
Paul Peschisolido netted a hat-trick as the Gills were beaten at home

2006 - Barnsley 1-0 Gillingham                 L1   Att: 7,090
Chris Shuker was on the mark as Barnsley sealed all three points at Oakwell