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...


1902 - New Brompton 0-1 Northampton T  SLD1

1908 - New Brompton 3-1 Sunderland  FAC1   Att: 10,620
Charlie McGibbon scored all three in an excellent cup triumph in front of a record crowd

1913 - New Brompton 0-0 Barnsley      FAC1

1930 - Gillingham 1-2 Watford               D3S   Att: 5,562
Campbell Whyte netted in this home reversal

1936 - Gillingham 2-1 Bristol City          D3S   Att: 7,587
A George Tadman effort and a Bill Baldwin penalty saw the Gills secure the points

1947 - Swansea T 4-1 Gillingham         FAC3
Tug Wilson hit the Gills' consolation at the Vetch

1958 - Newport Co 5-0 Gillingham        D3S   Att: 6,206

1964 - Exeter City 0-0 Gillingham          D4   Att: 10,915

1969 - Gillingham 0-5 Watford               D3   Att: 6,523
The first-half dismissal of skipper Gordon Riddick didn't help as the league leaders went to town

1975 - Gillingham 3-2 Huddersfield T         D3   Att: 7,916
Goals from George Ley, Peter Feely and Dave Galvin saw the Gills edge out the Terriers

1986 - Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Gillingham  D3   Att: 5,232
Terry Cochrane netted the only goal at Burnden Park

1991 - Gillingham 2-2 Torquay Utd              D4   Att: 4,352
The Gills netted through David Crown and a John Uzzell own goal to claim a point

1992 - Gillingham 4-0 Walsall                      D4   Att: 2,726
Crown was the hero, claiming a hat-trick with Karl Elsey adding the other in a resounding win

2000 - Gillingham 3-1 Bradford City            FAC4   Att: 7,091
A memorable night as goals from Andy Thomson, Barry Ashby and John Hodge saw the Gills claim a top-flight scalp

2003 - Derby County 1-1 Gillingham     C   Att: 22,769
Guy Ipoua was the marksman as the game at Pride Park ended all-square


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

1991- Michael Harle against Torquay at home



1947- Dave Quirke

Dave had played for St Neots Town and Bedford Town before arriving at Gillingham in July 1966.

He made his debut as a substitute for Bill Williams at Reading in February 1968.

A consistent performer, whether it was in defence or midfield, he went on to make 254 appearances before being release in the summer of 1974.

After leaving the Gills he had spells in South Africa and Sweden before embarking on a personal tour of Kent League clubs.

1955 - Brian Gregory

The Belfast-born forward joined the Gills on amateur terms and was a regular scorer in both the youth team and reserves.

He signed as a professional in August 1974, the same month as he made his first-team debut as a substitute at home to Walsall.

Brian started the following game at Bournemouth but it proved to be his final appearance.

Despite a later spell at Luton Town, having impressed netting 61 goals in 88 games for Margate, he enjoyed a career in non-league football with a number of clubs.