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12 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...


2012 - Dagenham & Redbridge forward Gavin Tomlin moved to Gillingham on a loan deal for the remainder of the season – he went on to score six goals in 10 games



1907 - Burton Utd 0-0 New Brompton     FAC1

1924 - Cardiff City 0-0 Gillingham             FAC1
Keeper Freddie Fox is outstanding as the Gills hold the then First Division leaders to a goalless draw at Ninian Park

1929 - Brentford 4-1 Gillingham               D3S   Att: 5,042
Francis Taylor was on target for the Gills

1946 - Gillingham 6-0 HMS Robertson   KSC1
The Gills romped to victory thanks to goals from Vic Hole, a hat-trick, Tug Wilson (2) and Johnnie Warsap

1952 - Bristol City 3-2 Gillingham       D3S   Att: 13,567
Goals from David Thomas and Hughie Russell couldn't prevent defeat at Ashton Gate

1957 - Gillingham 1-1 Ipswich T         D3S   Att: 6,191
Errol Crossan netted against the Suffolk side

1971 - Gillingham 2-1 Bradford City  D3     Att: 3,978
Brian Yeo and Dave Peach struck in this home win

1974 - Darlington 1-3 Gillingham         D4   Att: 2,204
It was Yeo and Peach again, plus Damien Richardson, who found the net at Feethams

1980 - Gillingham 1-1 Reading            D3   Att: 6,238
Mark Weatherly was the scorer as the Royals left with a point

1985 - Gillingham 2-0 Orient               D3   Att: 4,899
Martin Robinson notched a brace against the O's

2002 - Gillingham 0-1 Sheffield Utd  C      Att: 8,814
Michael Tonge netted the winner from a second-half free-kick

2008 - Huddersfield T 1-3 Gillingham  L1   Att:11,212
The Gills came from behind to take the points through Gary Mulligan (2) and Delroy Facey

2012 - Shrewsbury T 2-0 Gillingham    L2   Att: 4,940
Andy Hessenthaler's side were undone by goals from Shane Cansdell-Sherriff and Mark Wright

2013 - Gillingham 1-2 Port Vale           L2   Att: 8,392
Vale scored twice early on but despite Danny Kedwell pulling one back it was the visitors that took the spoils


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

2008 - Craig Rocastle at Huddersfield

2012 - Gavin Tomlin away at Shrewsbury



1899 - Charles Orford

Charles made just one appearance for the Gills, at home to QPR in March 1925.

1906 - Thomas Millington

The outside-right came to Gillingham from Everton in March 1928 and made his debut at Brighton & HA.

After scoring twice in 40 games he joined Oswestry Towm in the summer of 1929.

1920- Bill Hales

The local lad played for Breach Rovers, Sittingbourne and Gillingham as an amateur, playing twice in the Southern League Cup.

He joined the Gills on a permanent basis in August 1949 and was a regular scorer for the Reserves before finally getting his first Football League chance.

That came in the away game at Port Vale in March 1951 where, in a memorable debut, Bill registered a hat-trick in a 4-3 defeat.

Following a spell at Snowdown Colliery Welfare he returned to Medway in 1954 when signing for Chatham Town.

1924- John 'Jackie' Carr

The Scottish born forward had played for Clyde and Alloa Athletic amongst others before coming to Gillingham in June 1948.

He made his debut at Dartford in the Southern League in September 1948.

After scoring 30 goals in 80 appearances, including 4 in 14 Football League games, he joined Chelmsford in August 1951.

1951- Micky Kent

Basil Hayward brought the Wolves midfielder to Priestfield on loan in March 1971 and he made his debut at Brighton & HA.

He made a further ten appearances before returning to Molineux and later played at Sheffield Wednesday.

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