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27 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...


1894 - New Brompton 4-1 Highland Light Infantry  Fr

1906 - New Brompton 0-1 Portsmouth  SLD1

1912 - New Brompton 1-2 QPR            SLD1
A penalty from A Lee wasn't enough against the Hoops

1923 - Portsmouth 6-1 Gillingham        D3S
Scot William Oswald hit the consolation at Fratton Park

1962 - Darlington 1-1 Gillingham          D4   Att: 4,706
Charlie Livesey was on the mark up in the North-East

1979 - Gillingham 0-0 Brentford           D3   Att: 6,899

1984 - Bristol Rovers 3-0 Gillingham     D3   Att: 5,996

1990 - Gillingham 0-0 Hartlepool Utd     D4   Att: 3,690

2009 - Gillingham 1-2 Lincoln City         L2   Att: 4,525
Simeon Jackson put the Gills ahead from the spot but the Imps hit back through a Geoff Horsfield stunner and Dany N'Guessan’s last minute winner..


1979- Micky Barker v Brentford at home


1962- Tony Butler

The former Hartlepool United schoolboy joined the Gills as a trainee in January 1990 and signed professional terms in May 1991.

This was a matter of days after making his first-team debut against Blackpool.

He went on to make 179 appearances, scoring seven times, before Blackpool paid £225,000 for the central defenders services in July 1996.

Tony later played for Port Vale, WBA and Bristol City before returning to Blackpool in February 2005.

After leaving Bloomfield Road a second time he dropped into non-league football playing for Forest Green Rovers, Newport County (loan), Hinckley Town and Alfreton Town.

1987 - Chris Whelpdale

Having played for Maldon Town and Billericay Town, Chris joined the Gills on a permanent basis from Peterborough United in the summer of 2011 having previously scored three times for Gillingham in four appearances during a loan spell.

He has since gone on to score more than 20 goals in 70-odd appearances for the club.

‘Whelps’ celebrates his 26th birthday today.

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