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15 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...


1901 - Southampton 5-0 New Brompton  SLD1

1910 - Leyton 0-0 New Brompton               FAC1

1921 - Gillingham 1-3 Brentford                  D3
A Tommy Hall effort wasn't enough for a points

1927 - Bristol City 9-4 Gillingham               D3S   Att: 11,081
Doubles from Stanley Amos and William Arblaster were nowhere near enough at Ashton Gate

1938 - Watford 1-1 Gillingham                   D3S   Att: 7,843
Jim Watson got the goal in a draw at Vicarage Road

1949 - Gillingham 7-1 Exeter City Res  SLD1     Att: 6,698
Jackie Carr and Hughie Russell both hit hat-tricks, the latters included a penalty, and Johnny Warsap completed the rout

1972 - Swansea City 1-0 Gillingham      D4        Att: 5,099

1983 - Oxford Utd 1-1 Gillingham           D3        Att: 4,936
Mark Weatherly was on target at the Manor Ground

1991 - Gillingham 2-1 Canterbury C      KSC2   Att: 598
Tony Eeles and Billy Manuel scored to send the Gills into the next round

1994 - Darlington 2-1 Gillingham            D3         Att: 2,111
The Gills scorer at Feethams was Liburd Henry

2000 - Bristol Rovers 2-1 Gillingham    D2         Att: 8,331
Iffy Onuora netted at the Memorial Ground

2005 - Gillingham 1-0 Plymouth Arg.    C            Att: 8,451
Andrew Crofts scored the only goal of the game just after the hour mark

2011- Gillingham 1-0 Northampton LG2             Att: 5,613
Cody McDonald was on target to give the Gills all three points at the Priestfield.


1921 - Ernest Ollerenshaw versus Brentford

1938 - Laurie Fishlock away at Watford

1983 - Martin Hodge against Oxford away

2000 - Ty Gooden at Bristol R


1971 - Tommy Johnson

The experienced striker arrived at Priestfield on a free transfer from Kilmarnock in the summer of 2002.

Among his former clubs were Aston Villa and Celtic with transfer fee's topping the £5m mark.

He made his Gills debut as a substitute against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park in August 2002.

Unfortunately his time at Priestfield was blighted by injuries and he went on to score eight goals in 56 games, more than half coming as a substitute.

In February 2005 he joined Sheffield United and later played for Scunthorpe United,Tamworth and Rocester.

In November 2007 he returned to Notts County, his first club, as part of the coaching staff but left shortly after Paul Ince's arrival as manager.

In February 2012 he was announced as assistant to Northern Ireland’s new Under-21 manager Stephen Robinson.

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