Richard Day reviews this day in the club's history

News relevant to Gillingham FC on this day in history, games, players, debuts etc...


1902 - Kettering T 1-0 New Brompton  SLD1

1913 - Exeter City 2-0 Gillingham           SLD1

1924 - Gillingham 0-2 Millwall                D3S

1930 - Gillingham 2-2 Brighton & HA    D3S   Att: 5,035
Andrew Durnion and Len Dowell netted to help earn a point

1947 - Gillingham 2-0 Hereford Utd       SLD1   Att: 6,830
Goals from Hughie Russell and Tug Wilson won it for the Gills

1952 - Swindon T 2-1 Gillingham            D3S    Att: 9,769
Bill Hales scored the Gills goal

1958 - Colchester Utd 3-2 Gillingham    D3S   Att: 8,150
Goals from Ron Saunders and Rod Taylor weren't enough to take a point at Layer Road

1969 - Gillingham 1-1 Tranmere R          D3    Att: 3,860
Carl Gilbert found the net against the Birkenhead outfit

1971 - Wrexham 3-4 Gillingham             D3   Att: 3,524
Brian Yeo (2), Mike Green and Dave Galvin were all on the scoresheet at the Racecourse Ground

1976 - Southend Utd 2-2 Gillingham      D3    Att: 4,949
A Danny Westwood double ensured a point at Roots Hall

1978 - Bradford City 2-1 Gillingham        D3   Att: 6,060
Danny Westwood was on target again at Valley Parade

1980 - Grimsby Town 1-0 Gillingham     D3   Att: 11,502

1983 - Orient 2-0 Gillingham                    D3   Att: 2,241

1986 - York City 2-0 Gillingham               D3   Att: 4,351

1994 - Chester City 1-0 Gillingham          D3   Att: 3,128

1997 - Crewe Alex 3-2 Gillingham            D2   Att: 3,555
Goals from Richard Green and Ade Akinbiyi weren't enough for a point at Gresty Road

2003 - Gillingham 3-0 Brighton & HA      C     Att: 9,178
Paul Shaw, Tommy Johnson, from the spot, and Nicky Southall all found the net to put the Seagulls to flight

2008 - Gillingham 0-0 Yeovil T                  L1   Att: 5,083
Despite dominating the Gills couldn't find a way past Glovers keeper Scott Flinders even after debutant Stephen Mayer was dismissed in the 77th minute for a challenge on Simon King.



1900 - Bill Arnold

The Bromley-born forward signed for Gillingham in September 1922 and made a goalscoring debut in a 2-2 home draw with Swansea Town.

He remained in the side for the following game at Brighton & HA but never appeared again.

1930 - Arthur Adey

The former Bishop Auckland and Doncaster Rovers centre-forward joined the Gills in the summer of 1954.

He made his Gillingham debut on the opening day of the season against Bristol City and went in to score one goal, at Walsall, in seven games. 

After two months at the club the Scot moved to Bradford Park Avenue having been suspended by the Gills for a breach of discipline.



1994 - Sammy Moore

The forward played for hometown club Birmingham City and Aldershot as an amateur and then both Wolves and Walsall before arriving at Priestfield in June 1958.

After making his debut at Shrewsbury Town in September 1958 he went on to score nine goals in 33 appearances for Gillingham.

He left the club for Dover in the summer of 1960 and later played for Canterbury City and Chatham Town.

Sammy died in Dover on this day in 1994.