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 - Reading 5-0 New Brompton      SLD1

1914 - Gillingham 1-1 Northampton T  SLD1
An Ernie Pinkney goal earned the Gills a point

1920 - Watford 2-1 Gillingham              SLD1
Donald McCormick scored in the loss at Vicarage Road

1925 - Watford 1-2 Gillingham              D3S
Bill Berry and Fred Brown were both on target as the Hornets were beaten

1931 - Gillingham 2-3 Torquay Utd       D3S   Att: 3,381
Goals from Billy Death and Henry Loasby couldn't prevent a home defeat

1953 - Millwall 3-1 Gillingham                D3S    Att: 20,200
Ken Lambert was the Gills scorer at the Den

1959 - Gillingham 4-2 Walsall                D4       Att: 6,007
Two goals from Gordon Pulley plus others from Pat Terry and Bill Patrick unseated the Saddlers

1970 - Gillingham 1-0 Newport Co        FAC3  Att: 9,522
Mel Machin curled a free-kick around the County wall to net the only goal and record a great cup victory

1981 - Gillingham 0-0 Rotherham Utd  D3      Att: 3,748

1983 - Bradford City 1-1 Gillingham     D3     Att: 4,294
Mark Weatherly struck for the Gills at Valley Parade

1984 - Port Vale 0-1 Gillingham            D3     Att: 3,086
A first-minute goal from Terry Cochrane won this one

1987 - Notts County 3-1 Gillingham     D3     Att: 5,832
A Tony Cascarino effort wasn't enough at Meadow Lane

1994 - Doncaster R 0-0 Gillingham     D3     Att: 1,830

1998 - Gillingham 2-0 Burnley              D2     Att: 5,746
Steve Butler and Paul Smith were the marksmen against the Clarets

2000 - Gillingham 2-2 Reading           D2     Att: 7,443
Goals from Nicky Southall and Andy Thomson saw the Gills take a point off the Royals who snatched a last-second equaliser

2004 - Gillingham 3-2 Charlton Athletic  FAC3   Att: 10,894
After Ian Cox had put through his own goal in the first minute, the Gills struck back to lead 3-1 at the break thanks to Tommy Johnson, Mamady Sidibe and Paul Smith. Carlton Cole set up a nervy finale by reducing the arrears in the 90th minute – all in front of the Match of the Day cameras

2005 - Sunderland 1-1 Gillingham      C      Att: 27,147
Darius Henderson gave the Gills a 15th minute lead, which Chris Brown equalised shortly afterwards

2011 - Wycombe W 1-0 Gillingham    L2    Att: 4,617
Dave Winfield netted the 64th minute winner for Wanderers


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

2004 - Darius Henderson against Charlton at home



1950- Peter Feely

The striker began his career at Enfield before moving to Chelsea, but struggled to gain a regular place in the first-team at Stamford Bridge where he was competing againt the likes of Peter Osgood.

After spells at Bournemouth and Fulham he moved to Gillingham in October 1974 and he scored twice on his debut at Colchester United.

He went on to score 22 goals in 43 games before following manager Len Ashurst to Sheffield Wednesday in a £10,000 deal in February 1976.

Peter failed to match his goalscoring form at Hillsborough and, after a loan spell at Stockport County, he dropped into non-league football with Staines Town.

1980- Kevin James

Following his release from Charlton Athletic the young forward joined the Gills in August 2000 following a trial after impressing boss Andy Hessenthaler in a friendly while playing for Canvey Island.

He made his debut as a 73rd-minute substitute for Carl Asaba in a League Cup victory over Torquay United.

After four goals in 53 games, more than half coming as a sub, he signed for Nottingham Forest in May 2004.

Loan spells at a number of clubs followed before being released from the City Ground in 2007 at which point he returned South with Welling United.

Time has since been spent at Woking, Crawley Town, Chelmsford City and he currently plays for Dulwich Hamlet.

1983- Danny Jackman

Danny, who was Player of the Year in 2011-12, is a versatile performer equally at home in midfield or at left-back.

The former Aston Villa apprentice has played for Stockport County, Cambridge United (loan) and Northampton Town apart from his two spells with the Gills.

Keep it quiet but he is 30 today.