News relevant to the club on this day previouslyRichard 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