How are They Doing

This will be the first competitive match between the 2 teams.

Gillingham are currently in 10th place with 31 points.

December Results

Gillingham 0 Bradford 2

Barrow v Gillingham (postponed)

Gillingham 2 Charlton 0 (FA Cup)

Ones to Watch

Goalkeeper Glenn Morris was Gillingham’s player of the season 22/23. Glenn is in his second spell at Gillingham.

Londoner Glenn began his career at Orient before subsequently playing at Southend, Aldershot, Gillingham & Crawley before returning to Gillingham initially on loan and now permanently.

Current top scorers –

Macaulay Bonne – 4 goals ,

Robbie McKenzie – 4 goals,

Ashley Nadesan – 3 goals,

Tom Nichols  – 3 goals .

Director of Football Kenny Jackett presenting player of the season award to Glenn Morris.

Head Coach

Gillingham Head Coach Stephen Clemence.

Gillingham sacked Neil Harris in October with the team in eighth place in L2. Academy Head Keith Millen was then appointed interim manager.

Stephen Clemence, 45, the son of former England goalkeeper Ray Clemence, arrived at Gillingham at the start of November 2023, having coached at a number of clubs, many of which were in the Premier League.

Clemence has worked closely with ex-Gillingham player Steve Bruce at Sunderland, Hull City, Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle United and West Bromwich Albion and won promotion to the Premier League while with Hull as Assistant Head Coach in 2016.

As a player Clemence came through the youth ranks at Tottenham Hotspur and made his professional debut against Manchester United in the Premier League on August 10, 1997. He scored his first goal in a Spurs shirt in an FA Cup tie at home to Fulham in January the following year. He went on to make 108 appearances in total while at White Hart Lane, scoring three goals. In January 2003 Birmingham City paid a reported £250,000 for his services and Clemence made 125 appearances for the club across a four-and-half year spell. In July 2007 Leicester City paid a million pounds for his signature but, due to injury, he was limited to making just 34 appearances, scoring three times.

Clemence featured for England U21’s on one occasion as a player, that coming as a substitute against Sweden in a 2-0 win in February 1998.

Clemence decided to retire due to a heel injury in Easter 2010. He was released by Leicester at the end of that season and the midfielder then moved onto coaching.

Clemence is assisted by Robbie Stockdale who has coached at Grimsby Town and Sunderland. He also managed Rochdale while the team were in League 2 in the 2021-22 season. As a player he featured for Middlesbrough while in the Premier League before having stints at Rotherham and Tranmere Rovers.

Club History

Gillingham Football Club claims to be the only Kent-based club in the Football League, The club was founded in 1893 as New Brompton Football Club, a name retained until 1912, and played in the Southern League before joining the Football League in 1920. After 18 unsuccessful seasons, Gillingham were voted out of the league in favour of Ipswich at the end of the 1937-38 season and returned to the Southern League. The club was voted back into the Football League in 1950, when it was expanded from 88 to 92 clubs. Twice in the late 1980s Gillingham came close to winning promotion to the second tier of English football, but a decline then set in and in 1993 they narrowly avoided relegation to the Conference. In 1999 the Gills made the L1 play-offs but lost in the final to Manchester City. The Gills were 2–0 up with less than two minutes left only to see City score twice, the equaliser in injury time, and go on to win 3–1 on penalties. Between 2000 and 2005, Gillingham were in the second tier of the English Football League System for the only time in their history, achieving a club record highest league finish of eleventh place in 2002-03.  In the 2020-21 season, Gillingham were relegated back into League Two.

The club originally played in black and white striped shirts but switched to blue shirts in the 1930s. The club crest has traditionally depicted the white horse symbol of the county of Kent. Priestfield Stadium has been the club’s home ground throughout its existence; it once held up to 30,000 fans but in the modern era the capacity is less than half that figure. The club has twice won the championship of English football’s fourth tier, in the 1963-64 and 2012-13 seasons, under managers Freddie Cox and Marin Allen respectively.

Famous Gillingham Fans – Past & Present.

Popular ‘Big Match’ presenter Brian Moore.

Football commentator Brian Moore was born in Kent and was a lifelong supporter of Gillingham and served as a director at the club for seven years. A stand at the club’s Priestfield Stadium is named after him.

Kate Garroway – Breakfast TV presenter, Oz Clarke – Wine expert., Gary Rhodes – Chef, Olly Murs – Singer.

What Are They Thinking

Gillingham Fans Forum –  The Blues Rock Cafe! | Vital Football

Rovers Connection

Ryan Innis played 3 times for Gillingham in 2014.


Horses Tommy & Tammy are the Gillingham mascots. The Kent & football club crests incorporate a white horse.