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...


1900 - Millwall Athletic 4-1 New Brompton  SLD1
The consolation was netted by John MacDonald

1906 - Bristol Rovers 1-2 New Brompton    SLD1
Goals from Arthur Beardsworth and John Campbell penalty saw the Pirates sunk

1912 - New Brompton 4-1 Exeter City          SLD1
Albert Court scored twice, CW Johns and John Taylor were also on target in a comfortable win

1923 - Bristol City 2-1 Gillingham                  D3S
Charlie Freeman struck for the Gills at Ashton Gate

1934 - Reading 2-0 Gillingham                       D3S   Att: 7,528

1940 - Gillingham 3-0 Cantabury Waverley      KRL (EG)
Tug Wilson, a penalty, Lee and Hickson all found the net

1962 - Gillingham 0-1 Tranmere Rovers     D4   Att: 6,785

1973 - Northampton T 2-1 Gillingham         D4   Att: 2,452
Brian Yeo scored but it wasn't enough against the Cobblers

1989 - Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Gillingham  D3   Att: 4,187
Gavin Peacock got the Gills goal at Burnden Park

1996 - Reading 3-1 Gillingham                    FAC3   Att: 10,324
Skipper Dave Martin nabbed the goal in this cup loss

2001 - Bournemouth 2-3 Gillingham          FAC3   Att: 7,403
Chris Hope, Andy Hessenthaler and Paul Shaw were the marksmen as the Gills progressed



The following players made their Gillingham debuts in the above games...

1934- George Stanbury at Reading



1920 - Fred Herbert

The Cliffe born centre-forward joined the Gills from local side Kent Alloys in January 1938.

He scored on his debut against Exeter City in a 2-1 home win and scored seven goals in 18 league and cup games as the club failed to win re-election and lost their Football League status.

Fred remained in the Southern League but it was after war was declared in September 1939 and the Gills had to play in the Kent Regional League with Herbert netting 18 goals in all competitions.

1921 - Trevor Lewis

The Welshman moved to Gillingham from Coventry City in January 1953 and made his debut away at QPR.

He went on to score twice in 26 games for the club.

After leaving Priestfield Stadium spells followed at Kidderminster Harriers, Banbury Spencer and Rugby Town.