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10 January 2013

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

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