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7 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...


1899 - New Brompton 0-1 Bristol City           SLD1

1905 - New Brompton 3-1 Wellingborough  SLD1
Goals from James McKie, John Morris and Joe Turner sealed the points

1911 - QPR 5-0 New Brompton                      SLD1

1922 - Gillingham 1-3 Oldham Ath                 D3S
A Fred Howard goal wasn't enough as the Latics won at Priestfield

1928 - Bristol Rovers 2-4 Gillingham            D3S  Att: 5,572
Jonah Wilcox hit two, Sam Meston and William Boswell also scored as the Gills claimed the points

1933 - Bristol Rovers 1-0 Gillingham           D3S   Att: 7,903

1939 - Folkestone 1-1 Gillingham                 SLD1
Edwin Scott notched the goal down on the Kent coast

1950 - Gillingham 2-0 Lovell's Athletic        SLD1   Att: 7,571
Jackie Carr and Bill Burtenshaw were the Gills scorers against the Welsh outfit

1956 - QPR 2-2 Gillingham                          D3S    Att: 7345
Errol Crossan and a George Petchey own goal earned a point in West London

1961 - Gillingham 2-6 Leyton Orient        FAC3   Att: 13,164
Goals from Pat Terry and Harry Hughes, a penalty, proved to be mere consolations

1967 - Walsall 3-1 Gillingham                    FAC2   Att: 10,418
Brian Gibbs netted at Fellows Park

1978 - Gillingham 4-0 Hereford Utd            D3   Att: 6,765
The Gills cruised to victory thanks to Ken Price (2), Damien Richardson and Terry Nicholl

1995 - Gillingham 1-2 Sheffield Wed       FAC3   Att: 10,425
The Owls, inspired by Chris Waddle, won despite a Chris Pike penalty

2003 - Gillingham 4-1 Sheffield Wed       FAC3   Att: 6,434
This time the Gills proved too good for the Yorkshire side as Marlon King hit two including a penalty, Guy Ipoua and Chris Hope all found the net

2012 – Gillingham 1-3 Stoke City              FAC3    Att: 9,872
Danny Kedwell put the Gills ahead in the 16th minute but the Premier League outfit shattered the dreams through goals from Jonathon Walters, Cameron Jerome and Robert Huth


1978- Mark Bentley

Mark played non-league football for Enfield, Aldershot Town, Gravesend & Northfleet and Dagenham & Redbridge before signing for Southend United in January 2004.

After being involved in successive promotions at Roots Hall he declined a new one-year deal to come to Gillingham on a longer two-year contract in May 2006.

He made his debut on the opening day of the following season against Huddersfield Town. It was the first of 195 games in which he scored 15 times.

Towards the end of the 2010-11 campaign he went on loan to Cambridge United before being released in the summer.

The versatile performer is currently club captain at Blue Square Bet Premier Hayes & Yeading.

1982- Bas Savage

Striker Bas had played for Reading, Wycombe Wanderers (loan), Bury (loan) and Bristol City before arriving at Priestfield on an initial three-month contract under Ronnie Jepson.

He made his Gills debut as a substitute when replacing Clint Easton in a 2-1 home against Cheltenham Town.

After scoring once in 15 games he left the club in late January after failing to agree terms on a new contract and moved to Brighton & HA.

Spells have since followed at Millwall, Tranmere Rovers, Dagenham & Redbridge and Northampton Town and he is currently with Tot SC in Thailand

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