Richard Day reviews this day in the club's history

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


1895 - New Brompton1-3 Bromley               SLD2
David Hutcheson scored as the club suffered their only defeat of the season

1901 - New Brompton 1-1 West Ham Utd  SLD1
Martin Neyland was on target in this draw with the Iron

1912 - New Brompton 0-0 Brighton & HA  SLD1

1929 - Gillingham 1-1 Brighton & HA           D3S   Att: 3,961
Bill Hanney notched the Gills goal

1935 - Gillingham 2-0 Crystal Palace         D3S   Att: 2,712
Dick Doncaster and Bill Baldwin both netted to ease the Gills home

1940 - Dover 3-5 Gillingham                         KRL(EG)
The Gills scorers were Tug Wilson (2), Fred Herbert, Hickson and Lee

1946 - Gillingham 8-3 Lloyds PM                KL
Eddie Chapman, a wartime guest player from West Ham, scored four, Dave Thomas added two and both Tug Wilson and Johnny Warsap were on target in a comprehensive win.

1950 - Chingford 1-2 Gillingham                SLD1   Att: 307
Bill Burtenshaw and Hughie Russell were on target in Essex

1957 - Gillingham 0-1 Q.P.R                        D3S    Att: 7,581

1963 - Gillingham 0-0 Tranmere R            D4      Att: 4,300

1966 - Hull City 0-1 Gillingham                   D3      Att: 30,122

1968 - Gillingham 2-3 Orient                      D3     Att: 5,991
Goals from Gordon Riddick and Bob Moffatt weren't enough to prevent a home defeat

1972 - Lincoln City 1-1 Gillingham           D4     Att: 8,621
Mike Bickle was the scorer at Sincil Bank

1976 - Halifax Town 1-1 Gillingham          D3   Att: 1,772
The Gills marksman at the Shay was Graham Knight

1982 - Portsmouth 1-0 Gillingham           D3   Att: 6,711

1985 - Gillingham 2-0 Brentford                  D3   Att: 5,799
Joe Hinnigan and Dave Mehmet, from the spot, netted against the Bees

1990 - Southend Utd 2-0 Gillingham         D4   Att: 4,515

1991 - Burnley 2-2 Gillingham                    D3   Att: 6,459
Steve Lovell and David Crown both found the net at Turf Moor

1993 - York City 1-1 Gillingham                 D3   Att: 3,327
A Tony Eeles goal earned a point at Bootham Crescent

1996 - Gillingham 1-1 Preston NE             D3   Att: 10,595
Mark Harris earned a point against the Lilywhites

1999 - Macclesfield T 1-0 Gillingham      D2   Att: 1,868

2002 - Sheffield Wed 0-0 Gillingham       C     Att: 20,361

2013 - Gillingham 2-1 Plymouth A         L2    Att: 10,260
Antonio German and Chris Whelpdale were the scorers in this home victory



2013 - Danny East and Michael Richardson both as substitutes against Plymouth


1964 - Harry Anstiss

Having previously been with Brentford, Millwall, Watford, Rochdale, Sheffield Wednesday, Port Vale and Swansea Town, the Hampstead born forward moved to Priestfield in the summer of 1934 from Crewe Alexandra but had to wait until four games into the 1934-35 season before debuting against Northampton.

He made 34 appearances, scoring six times, in his one season with the Gills.

After Priestfield in August 1935 he played for Tunbridge Wells Rangers and Cray Wanderers.

Harry died in Isleworth on this day in 1964.