We look back at some of our most memorable games from Preston in years gone by
in Peter Taylor's first game back as Interim Manager, and below we have highlighted some of our best moments from previous matches. host Preston North End tomorrowThe Gills
August 14 2004 – Gillingham 2-1 Preston
A goal in the last 12 minutes from Iwan Roberts ensured all three points for the Gills early on in the 04/05 Championship campaign.
Darren Byfield had put the hosts in front before Riccardo Fuller equalized before the break, but Roberts popped up in the latter stages to regain the lead, and Gills held out to claim victory.
January 19 2002 – Preston 0-2 Gillingham
A strong Gills outfit travelled to Deepdale hoping to cause an upset, and they duely delivered thanks to goals from midfield duo Simon Osborn and Paul Smith.
Northern Ireland International David Healy was leading the line for Preston, but he and his team-mates were unable to find a way past Vince Bartram, and Smith’s strike with just three minutes to play quashed any hopes of taking a point.
August 11 2001 – Gillingham 5-0 Preston
The Gills haven’t scored five times without reply on many occasions at MEMS Priestfield Stadium, but this proved to be a memorable afternoon for the fans who had made the trip, with Marcus Browning being the unlikely hero to grab a brace.
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Carl Asaba was the man on this occasion to grab a brace – Ashby again got on the score sheet with Marlon King scoring the fourth with just a few minutes left to play.
Just eight months previously and the Gills recorded another sensational result as Preston again failed to score in an afternoon dominated by Hessenthaler’s men.
December 16 2000 – Gillingham 4-0 Preston
Ty Gooden, Iffy Onoura and Barry Ashby getting the other goals in a dominant display.
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