Richard Day reviews this day in the club's history

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


1896 - Gravesend U 3-3 New Brompton    KSL

1899 - Tottenham H 3-0 New Brompton   SLD1

1905 - New Brompton 0-1 Brentford          SLD1

1911 - New Brompton 2-0 Crystal Palace  SLD1
Tom Strang and Albert Court found the net in this home triumph

1922 - Gillingham 0-0 Brentford                  D3S

1925 - Gillingham 0-0 Swansea T                D3S

1933 - Brentford 1-2 Gillingham                  D3S   Att: 11,445
Goals from Bill Armfield and George Nicol saw the Gills triumph at Griffin Park

1939 - Cheltenham T 1-0 Gillingham          SL
A reserve side was sent to Gloucestershire with the first-team playing in the Kent Senior Cup (see below)

1939 - Gillingham 2-0 Northfleet                 KSC SF @ Chatham
Harry Rowley and Tug Wilson were on target to earn the Gills a place in the Final

1950 - Folkestone 0-0 Gillingham                KSC SF

1961 - Hartlepools Utd 1-0 Gillingham       D4   Att: 2,152

1961 - Gillingham 'A' 2-0 Sittingbourne     Seanglian Lge

1967 - Gillingham 1-2 Darlington                D3   Att: 5,732
A Charlie Crickmore goal couldn't prevent a home loss

1972 - Southport 1-0 Gillingham                D4   Att: 2,561

1975 - Walsall 1-1 Gillingham                     D3   Att: 6,390
Peter Feely found the net at Fellows Park

1978 - Carlisle Utd 1-0 Gillingham             D3   Att: 5,095

1980 - Gillingham 1-1 Sheff Wed               D3   Att: 6,717
A Pat Walker goal earned a point against the promotion-chasing Owls

1986 - Gillingham 1-2 Brentford                D3   Att: 3,558
Martin Robinson scored but the Bees stung the Gills and took the points

1995 - Gillingham 2-2 Scunthorpe Utd      D3   Att: 2,501
Adrian Foster and Chris Pike were on target in a draw with the Iron

2000 - Gillingham 3-1 Scunthorpe Utd      D2   Att: 6,822
Junior Lewis, Andy Thomson and Nicky Southall, from the spot, completed the victory over the Iron

2003 - Watford 0-1 Gillingham                    C    Att: 10,492
Paul Shaw got the winner at Vicarage Road

2006 - Bristol C 6-0 Gillingham                    L1   Att: 10,932
The Gills were routed at Ashton Gate as Steve Brooker, Louis Carey (2), Cole Skuse, Luke Wilshire and Mark McCammon all found the target



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

1961 - Terry Friday at Hartlepool

1967 - Gordon Riddick versus Darlington at home



1972 - Tony Bullock

After starting his career at Northwich Victoria, and playing at Hyde United and Leek Town, his first spell with a Football League club came with Barnsley in March 1997.

Macclesfield Town, Lincoln City, Ross County and Dundee United were his next ports of call before Neale Cooper brought him to Gillingham in June 2005 and made his debut in the Johnstone Paints Trophy game with Crawley Town in October 2005.

After just 10 games, and following Cooper's departure, he signed for St Mirren in January 2006.

Since then he has been back to Ross County as well as having spells with Montrose, Dundee and is currently with Livingston where he is goalkeeping coach.