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6 March 2013



6 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...


1897 - Chatham 4-1 New Brompton             T&MC

1909 - West Ham Utd 0-1 New Brompton      SLD1
Alf Whyman netted the only goal of the game

1915 - New Brompton 0-0 Millwall                SLD1

1920 - Newport Co 4-0 Gillingham               SLD1

1922 - Gillingham 3-0 Exeter City                D3S
Fred Howard, Tommy Hall and Charlie Freeman were on target in this comfortable victory

1926 - Gillingham 2-0 Norwich City              D3S   Att: 5,962
Goals from Fred Brown and AC Richards put the Canaries to flight

1937 - Gillingham 0-0 Q.P.R                        D3S   Att: 6,965

1954 - Colchester Utd 0-1 Gillingham           D3S   Att: 6,017
Ernie Morgan notched the only goal of the game

1961 - Stockport Co 2-0 Gillingham             D4     Att: 4,759

1965 - Oldham Ath 2-0 Gillingham               D3     Att: 6,366

1971 - Gillingham 0-0 Swansea City            D3     Att: 2,492
The heavy snow that fell just before kick-off at Priestfield proved more of a talking point than the drab encounter that followed

1973 - Southport 0-0 Gillingham                 D4     Att: 4,078

1976 - Gillingham 1-1 Aldershot                 D3     Att: 5,028
Joe Durrell found the net against the Shots

1979 - Sheffield Wed 2-1 Gillingham           D3     Att: 8,349
Danny Westwood was the scorer at Hillsborough

1982 - Huddersfield T 2-0 Gillingham          D3   Att: 5,338

1990 - Gillingham 0-0 Peterborough Utd     D4   Att: 4,415

1993 - Crewe Alex 3-1 Gillingham             D3   Att: 3,216
Elliot Martin scored his only goal for the club at Gresty Road

1999 - Gillingham 1-1 Preston NE              D2   Att: 9,581
Robert Taylor netted to earn the Gills a point

2001 - Gillingham 0-0 Wimbledon              C    Att: 8,625
Goalkeepers Vince Bartram and Kelvin Davis kept clean sheets in this Tuesday night encounter

2004 - Gillingham 2-1 Nottingham F           C   Att: 9,096
Nicky Barmby had put Forest ahead before Patrick Agyemang equalised with a stunning 25-yarder and Danny Spiller won it late on

2010 - Gillingham 2-0 Huddersfield T         L1  Att: 5,388
A Simeon Jackson double proved too much for the 10-man visitors

2012 – Gillingham 3-1 Barnet                         L2   Att: 3,751
Second-half goals from Dennis Oli, Jordan Obita and Oliver Lee earned the Gills all three points



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

1999 - Kevin Lisbie versus Preston at Priestfield



1960 - Francis Joseph

The much travelled striker was signed by Gills boss Keith Burkinshaw from Sheffield United in February 1989 for £5,000.

He made his Gillingham debut against Preston North End at Priestfield but after 10 games in which he failed to score he lost his place to Steve Lovell.

Ironically in the next game against Mansfield Town he netted his one goal for the club after replacing Pat Gavin as a substitute.

In total he made 20 appearances before moving to Crewe Alexandra in December 1989.

Further spells followed with Fulham and Racing Ghent of Belgium before appearing for a large number of non-league clubs around the London area.

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