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24 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...


1903 - New Brompton 5-0 Wellingborough  SLD1
Jack Frettingham (2), Bill Raisbeck, Charlie Satterthwaite and George Smith all found the net in a comfortable win

1910 - Leyton 1-0 New Brompton               FAC1 2R
The 'Navy Boys' lost the second replay played at Spurs

1914 - Gillingham 4-0 Brighton & HA          SLD1
Goals from Charlie Hafekost (2), Jack Mahon and Tom Leslie, a penalty, saw the Gills cruise to victory

1920 - Exeter City 2-1 Gillingham              SLD1
Bill Savage netted at St James Park

1925 - Gillingham 2-0 Brighton & HA          D3S
George Chance scored both in this home win

1948 - Gillingham 0-0 Chelmsford C          SLD1   Att: 6,877

1953 - Exeter City 0-0 Gillingham              D3S    Att: 9,305

1959 - Southport 2-1 Gillingham                D4      Att: 3,763
The Gills goal came from Pat Terry

1964 - Gillingham 2-2 Charlton Ath            Fr       Att: 5,110
Alec Farrall scored both in this friendly

1970 - Gillingham 5-1 Peterborough U        FAC4  Att: 13,746
The Gills progressed through to the Fifth Round for the first time in their history thanks to Mike Green (2), Brian Yeo (2) and Ken Ronaldson

1976 - Gillingham 1-1 Wrexham                D3     Att: 5,849
A Dave Shipperley goal earned a point against the North Wales side

1981 - Gillingham 1-0 Chesterfield            D3     Att: 5,022
Steve Bruce scored the winner against the Spireites

1990 - Bristol Rovers 1-0 Gillingham         LDC1   Att: 2,724

2004 - Burnley 3-1 Gillingham                  FAC4   Att: 9,735
Darius Henderson scored the consolation at Turf Moor

2009 - Gillingham 1-0 Exeter City             L2       Att: 5,638
Adam Miller secured the points with a 78th-minute winner

2012 - Gills XI 0-1 Millwall XI                   Fr
Dany N'Guessan's second-half header decided this 'behind closed doors' encounter at Priestfield



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

2009 - Jaime Peters versus Exeter



1906 - John Loftus

The forward came to Gillingham from Brighton & HA in August 1935 and made his debut the following month against Notts County at home the following month.

He made just one further appearance before joining Barrow the following summer.

1961 - Tarki Micallef

The Welsh schoolboy, youth and under-21 international had played for Cardiff City and Newport County before coming to Gillingham on trial in August 1984.

The winger made his debut at Wigan Athletic the following month but after keeping his place for the following game, at Hull City, was released by boss Keith Peacock.

A return to Ninian Park followed and he took his league appearance mark past the 120-mark for the Bluebirds before later playing at both Bristol Rovers and Barry Town.

At the age of 45, back in 2006, he returned to playing with Creigiau Veterans.

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