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16 March 2013

Richard Day reviews this day in the club's history

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


1901 - Portsmouth 3-1 New Brompton     SLD1
Martin Neyland netted his fourth, and last, goal for the club in defeat at Fratton Park

1904 - Plymouth Arg 1-0 New Brompton  SLD1

1907 - Tottenham H 2-0 New Brompton   SLD1

1912 - Stoke 2-0 New Brompton                 SLD1

1921 - Gillingham 1-1 Watford                    D3
Tommy Hall drew the Gills level and earned a point

1929 - Norwich City 1-2 Gillingham            D3S         Att: 5,385
Albert Legge and Arthur Dominy were the scorers at Carrow Road

1935 - Aldershot 4-1 Gillingham                  D3S         Att: 3,515
A Bill Baldwin goal was a mere consolation at the Recreation Ground

1938 - Gillingham 2-1 Notts Co                    D3S          Att: 3,949
Jim Watson and Syd Hartley both found the net to put the Magpies to flight

1940 - Gillingham 3-3 Ramsgate G’ville     KRL(EG)
A Fred Herbert double was added to by Lee

1946 - Gravesend Utd 0-2 Gillingham         KSCSF
Dave Thomas and Tug Wilson were on target to help the Gills qualify for the Final

1957 - Norwich C 1-3 Gillingham                  D3S         Att: 13,762
Goals from Larry Baxter, Errol Crossan and Ron Clark saw the Gills take the points from fellow strugglers City at Carrow Road

1963 - Torquay Utd 0-0 Gillingham              D4           Att: 4,205

1968 - Gillingham 3-0 Barrow                       D3           Att: 4,987
Bill Brown scored two and Brian Yeo added another in a convincing home win

1976 - Gillingham 2-1 Shrewsbury T           D3           Att: 5,139
Second-half goals from Graham Knight and Mark Weatherly secured the points

1979 - Swansea C 3-1 Gillingham                D3           Att: 10,832
The Swans won the promotion clash at a snowy Vetch Field, Dean White netting from the spot

1982 - Gillingham 2-0 Southend Utd          D3          Att: 3,784
Steve Bruce and Ken Price found the net against the Shrimpers

1985 - Gillingham 1-3 Bristol C                  D3             Att: 6,369
Tony Cascarino was on target but the visitors took the points

1990 - Gillingham 3-1 Halifax T                 D4            Att: 3,846
Goals from Steve Lovell (penalty), Tim O'Shea and Peter Heritage earned the points

1991 - Gillingham 0-0 York City                D4            Att: 3,047

1996 - Mansfield T 0-1 Gillingham           D3            Att: 2,698
John Gayle sent the travelling fans into raptures with the only goal at a wet Field Mill

2002 - Gillingham 3-1 Nott'm Forest       C              Att: 8,928
A Marlon King double was added to by Marcus Browning in a good home win

2004 - Norwich C 3-0 Gillingham           C              Att: 23,198
The Canaries struck three goals in four second-half minutes through Alan Pouton (og), Phil Mulryne and Paul McVeigh which followed Barry Ashby's 26th-minute dismissal

2013 - Morecambe 1-1 Gillingham          L2            Att: 1,674
Bradley Dack struck the equaliser with a low shot



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

1921 - Stuart McMillan against Watford at home
1938 - George Emmerson versus Notts Co

1957 - Bob Taylor at Norwich C

1996 - John Gayle against Mansfield T at Field Mill



1936 - Bob Taylor

As a youngster Bob played for Croydon Schools, Surrey Boys and London Youth before spending time at both Fulham and Crystal Palace as an amateur.

Following a trial he joined the Gills in September 1956 but had to wait until the trip to Norwich City in March 1957, his 21st birthday, before making his debut.

He went on to make 31 appearances, netting five times, over the next couple of seasons before moving to Millwall in August 1959.

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