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...


1980 - Gills boss Gerry Summers pays Oxford United a then club record £60,000 for midfielder Colin Duncan



1897 - Northfleet 2-4 New Brompton    SLD1
Jack Frettingham struck a hat-trick and David Skea added the other as the 'fleet were sunk

1904 - New Brompton 2-0 QPR              SLD1
Walter Leigh netted both against the Hoops

1909 - New Brompton 5-1 Watford       SLD1
Two penalties from CH Arthurs, plus goals from H Wood (2) and Fred Maven stung the Hornets

1915 - Luton Town 3-1 Gillingham        SLD1
A Don Weightman effort wasn't enough at Kenilworth Road

1926 - Gillingham 2-0 Exeter City          D3S   Att: 5,556
Claude Craddock and Fred Brown were on target in this victory

1932 - Brentford 1-1 Gillingham            D3S   Att: 11,361
A Roy Bethell effort earned a point at Griffin Park

1937 - Crystal Palace 1-1 Gillingham  D3S   Att: 6,566
Tug Wilson netted to secure an away point

1954 - Gillingham 1-0 Bournemouth   D3S   Att: 42,07
Billy Evans struck the only goal of the game

1960 - Hartlepool Utd 3-1 Gillingham     D4   Att: 2,659
The Gills goal came through Bill Albury

1965 - Gillingham 2-1 Oldham Athletic  D3   Att: 8,549
Brian Gibbs notched both Gills goals

1971 - Norwich C 1-2 Gills Res               FC

1982 - Gillingham 0-2 Preston NE           D3   Att: 5,379

1983 - Millwall 4-1 Gillingham                  D3   Att: 3,813
A rare Sunday outing, but one to forget, Tony Cascarino getting the consolation

1988 - Sunderland 2-1 Gillingham         D3   Att: 16,195
Mark Cooper got on the scoresheet at Roker Park

1993 - Gillingham 1-1 QPR                      Fr
Paul Baker scored in a behind-closed doors friendly

1996 - Gillingham 2-0 Mansfield Town  D3   Att: 6,111
Kevin Rattray and Tony Butler found the net against the Stags

1999 - Millwall 3-3 Gillingham                 D2   Att: 10,442
A six-goal thriller at the New Den, Nicky Southall, Robert Taylor and Mark Saunders getting the Gills' share

2010 - Gillingham 0-0 Walsall                 L1   Att: 4,796
The Gills failed to break down a committed Saddlers outfit



1990 - Tristan Plummer

The winger came through the ranks at Bristol City but failed to make a first-team appearance.

He did however gain experience during loan spells at Luton Town, Torquay United, Hereford United and here at Gillingham.

The former England Youth international arrived at Priestfield in January 2010, making his debut against Colchester United in January 2010.

Tristan only made one more appearance before returning to Ashton Gate.

In July 2011 he joined Portuguese Second Division side Portimonense SC but later returned for another short time at Hereford.