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14 January 2013



14 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...


1896 - New Brompton 1-2 Millwall Ath       SLD1
David Hutcheson netted but it couldn't prevent a home defeat

1899 - Royal Artillery 0-2 New Brompton  SLD1
Tom Grieve and John MacDonald fired the visitors to victory

1905 - Southampton 2-1 New Brompton   SLD1
A James McKie effort wasn't enough at the Dell

1911 - New Brompton 0-1 Bradford City   FAC1

1922 - Gillingham 0-1 Luton Town            D3S

1928 - Stoke City 6-1 Gillingham             FAC3   Att: 14,855
Jonah Wilcox hit the consolation in the Potteries

1933 - Northampton T 1-0 Gillingham       D3S    Att: 3,289

1939 - Gillingham 1-3 Colchester Utd       SLD1   Att: 3,900
Harry Rowley scored but the Essex side took the points

1950 - Bedford Town 1-1 Gillingham        SLD1   Att: 3,954
Bill Burtenshaw got the goal against the Eagles

1956 - Millwall 5-0 Gillingham                  D3S    Att: 9,458

1961 - Gillingham 2-3 Oldham Ath           D4      Att: 5,524
Pat Terry struck twice but the Latics won by the odd-goal in five

1967 - Gillingham 0-0 Orient                   D3     Att: 7,011

1984 - Gillingham 4-2 Sheffield Utd         D3     Att: 5,408
Steve Bruce notched two and both Mark Weatherly and Terry Cochrane also found the net against the Blades

1989 - Gillingham 1-1 Aldershot              D3     Att: 3,780
A Gavin Peacock goal only earned a point

1992 - Fulham 2-0 Gillingham                 AT1   Att: 1,483

1995 - Northampton T 2-0 Gillingham      D3    Att: 5,529

2006 - Gillingham 3-0 Swindon T             L1    Att: 7,300
Goals from Darren Byfield, Michael Flynn and Neil Harris saw the Gills coast to victory

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


The following players made their Gillingham debuts in the above games...

1933- Frank Torr at Northampton

1961- Fred Morris versus Oldham at home

2012 - Gavin Tomlin away at Shrewsbury



1947- Micky Darrell

The midfielder was signed on loan by boss Basil Hayward from Birmingham City in December 1970 and went on to score once in 22 appearances in his four months with the Gills.

He later played for Peterborough United, home-town club Bilston and Darlaston.

1976- Guy Ipoua

The Cameroonian had been with a number of top European sides including AS Nancy, Torino, Atletico Madrid and Sevilla before signing for Bristol Rovers in the summer of 1998.

Following an enjoyable spell with Scunthorpe United a £25,000 fee brought him to Gillingham under manager Andy Hessenthaler.

After making his debut as a substitute at Barnsley he went on to score 16 goals in 94 games for the Gills.

He continued playing in England with a mixture of league and non-league sides before returning to his homeland with Oryx Douala in 2007 and he is still listed in their squad for 2012-13

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