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...


1897 - Wolverton LNWR 1-0 New Brompton  SLD1

1904 - New Brompton 0-0 Fulham  SLD1

1907 - New Brompton 0-0 Burton Utd  FAC1R
The game ended goalless after extra-time

1913 - Barnsley 3-1 New Brompton  FAC1R
A Dick Goffin goal at Oakwell wasn't enough to progress

1915 - Cardiff City 3-1 Gillingham  SLD1
Bill Thomas found the net in this fixture with the Bluebirds

1924 - Gillingham 0-2 Cardiff City  FAC1R     Att: 19,472

1926 - Gillingham 6-3 Bristol Rovers  D3S     Att: 3,319
Fred Brown hit a hat-trick, Charlie Record, Dick Edmed and Albert Richards also scored as the Gills hit Rovers for six

1932 - Fulham 0-2 Gillingham  D3S     Att: 11,953
Goals from Bill White and Roy Bethell saw the Gills claim the points at Craven Cottage

1937 - Clapton Orient 2-0 Gillingham  D3S     Att: 8,305

1954 - Brighton & HA 3-1 Gillingham  D3S     Att: 16,109
Ernie Morgan was on target in this South Coast defeat

1960 - Aldershot 3-1 Gillingham  D4     Att: 3,401
Pat Terry netted in this defeat at the Recreation Ground

1965 - Hull City 1-1 Gillingham  D3     Att: 24,426
A Rodney Green effort earned a point at Boothferry Park

1971 - Walsall 3-0 Gillingham  D3     Att: 3,752

1971 - Gills Res 0-6 Bristol C  FC

1973 - Northampton T 0-0 Gills Res  MWFL

1982 - Lincoln City 2-0 Gillingham  D3     Att: 2,796

1988 - York Cty 0-2 Gillingham  D3     Att: 2,129
Steve Lovell and Howard Pritchard were on target at Bootham Crescent

1990 - Gillingham 3-1 Ashford T  KSC2     Att: 1,068
Pat Gavin, Billy Manuel (penalty) and Lovell again saw the Gills progress

1993 - Walsall 1-1 Gillingham  D4     Att: 3,253
Neil Smith struck to earn a point against the Saddlers

1999 - Gillingham 3-1 York City  D2     Att: 6,242
Carl Asaba, Robert Taylor and Guy Butters were the marksmen against the Minstermen

2002 - Crystal Palace 3-1 Gillingham  C     Att: 17,646
An Iffy Onuora goal was insufficientat Selhurst Park

2010 - Swindon T 3-1 Gillingham  L1     Att: 6,773
Chris Palmer netted the 88th minute consolation for the Gills.


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

1926- Charles Record at home to Bristol R



1899 - Albert Collins

The Sheerness-born centre-half arrived at Priestfield from Millwall in May 1929 and made his debut at the start of the following season against Walsall.

He went on to score four times in 178 games before moving to Canterbury Waverley.

1908 - Fred Cheesmur

Fred began his career with Dartford before having spells at both Arsenal and Charlton Athletic.

He moved to Gillingham from the Valley in the summer of 1929 and he scored on his debut in a 2-1 home win against Walsall on the opening day of the season.

In the penultimate game of that season he set a club record by netting all six as the Gills hammered Merthyr Town 6-0 at Priestfield.

After scoring 20 goals in 57 appearances he moved to Sheffield United in December 1930.

1931 - Bert Carberry

The Scot had played for Partick Avondale as a youngster, Norwich City and Bedford Town before arriving at Gillingham in July 1956.

Despite making his debut at home to Watford on the opening day, he failed to make another appearance and joined Port Vale the following summer.

Spells later followed at Exeter City and Burton Albion.

1958 - Tony Pulis

The experienced midfielder was signed by Gills boss Damien Richardson in a £10,000 deal from Bournemouth in July 1989 but injury kept him sidelined until December when he made his debut at home to Wrexham.

After making 17 appearances in his one season at the club he returned to Dean Court as player-coach and the rest, as they say, is history.

He was appointed Gillingham manager in July 1995 and led them to promotion in his first season.

Tony was in charge at Priestfield for four seasons, departing shortly after the play-off final against Manchester City.

Since then he has managed Bristol City, Portsmouth, Plymouth Argyle and Stoke City (twice).

1979 - Lee Matthews

The centre-forward came to Gillingham on loan from Leeds United during Peter Taylor's reign in March 2000 and made his debut as a substitute at Wycombe Wanderers.

The former England youth international made five appearances before returning to Elland Road.

In March 2001 he joined Bristol City in a £70,000 deal and during his time at Ashton Gate he was loaned out to Darlington, Bristol Rovers and Yeovil Town.

Spells then followed at Port Vale, Crewe Alexandra and Livingston.

He has since worked as an unlicensed football agent.