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Feb01

1st XI v Winchester 2nd XI

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Gillingham men’s 1st XI were pumped up ready for top of league clash against Winchester 2nd XI following the humiliation 10-0 defeat away from home. The game started at a fast pace but a Steve Hall foul (preventing shot) 10 minutes into the game resulted in a flick against run of play 0-1. From that initial breakthrough WHC didn’t really have a sniff at goal and some excellent Gillingham play started ripping them to shreds with neat passing, and it wasn’t long before a Sam Rutter pass to Hall top of the d. reverse hit strike for  Huw Lloyd to touch in, 1-1. The GHC second was a breakaway goal, James Rudling and Hall on right, cross in to of circle for Edward Feltham to strike with a quality hit 2-1. More hard work from the forwards led to a short corner, up strode Joe Miller and flicked into the corner 3-1. Again against the run of play WHC got one back from a short corner, they looked dangerous from these but GHC managed to hold onto a 3-2...

Jan25

1st XI v Aldershot & Farnham

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It all began on a Saturday morning, the weather was typical of a maritime temperate climate. There very early even though skipper fashionably late. Warm up took place around salubrious surroundings of littered local comprehensive school. GHC were as usual slow to start, they still hadn’t shaken off their Christmas fatigue, what with their previous game being postponed. Captain Christian Bennett being no exception, giving the ball away in an unfortunate position, left joe Miller to defend a 1 on 1 but was left stranded as A and F capitalised….. 1-0 The half time team talk was all about keeping position, clinical passes, just uping the effort all round and winning more short corners. 2 minutes into the second half, a run from Chris heal from midfield, terrible stick tackle in the D, short corner won. 8 was the call and boom, goal time 1-1. No clear cut chances from A & F didn’t meant GHC defence were left bored in the second half but building on the 1st goal of 2016, GHC kept up the pressure. Huw Lloyd...

Dec14

Mens 1st XI v Havant 3rd XI

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Gillingham 1XI vs Havant 3XI Saturday 12th December  After two disappointing results against decent opposition, it was important that Gillingham got back into winning ways.  The match started well for the home team and they soon created space and chances due to some excellent link up play down both flanks. In his last game for Gillingham, Hugh Freese drove them forward with power and creativity, but early missed chances brought on a feeling of deja-vu.  About half way through the first half Gillingham won their first short corner And took the lead.  The Havant keeper could not cope with Freese’s shot and it deflected onto his defenders foot in front of goal. Up stepped Captain Snoopy to out-psyche the goalie and put away the penalty flick with ease. 1-0.  The game continued with again Gillingham having more possession and the best chances. Steve got another green card for a rash challenge and had to take to the half way line ‘deckchair of shame’. With five minutes to go before the half time break, Huw missed the chance of the...

Dec07

Weymouth 1st XI v Gillingham 1st XI

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Weymouth 1XI vs Gillingham 1XI 5th December 2015 The winner of this fixture would go second in the league. Gillingham were also keen to put last weeks disappointing result behind them but they knew Weymouth would be a tough proposition. Although their were to be no excuses today, it has to be said that the day didn’t start well with the Dorchester to Weymouth road being closed due to an accident. After the inevitable cross country detour the team assembled late (minus our captain) and warmed up quickly on the days bouncy carpet. Five minutes to go, only 10 players and still no Snoopy! Time to unleash the secret weapon- coach Andy! Weymouth started well and were immediately finding space in dangerous areas. An early short corner, luckily found its way to their centre forward who smacked the ball across Greg and into the bottom corner. Not a great start! 1-0.  After 5 minutes our inspirational skipper arrived but it did nothing to halt the home teams lust for a second goal. A long ball in from wide found their...

Nov30

Mens 1st XI v Trojans 2nd XI

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Gillingham 1XI vs Trojans 2XI Saturday 28 November 2015 Every week throws up a new challenge for the recently promoted Gillingham 1XI. This week it was the visit of Trojans 2XI, who after a slow start to the season had picked up recent points and confidence.  The women’s 1XI provided the inspiration needed for the Men’s team, hammering Bournemouth 3-0. Despite not starting with the ball, we started well and scored an early breakaway goal courtesy of a Matt Lewis through ball to OT. He made no mistake with his first time shot under the keeper. An early lead. (1-0)  Even though we were having less of the ball,  Gillingham doubled the lead on 10 minutes when a quality cross came in from the left. It found Huw, who beat the keeper to the ball and scored from close range with skill. (2-0) We knew Trojans would be skilful due to recent results against top of the league Winchester and due to their scary name. Their skilful forward line soon came into the game with 2 quick fire goals from open play.  (2-1) (2-2). Doh!  The game was being played at...

Nov25

Mens 1st XI v Southampton Uni 1st XI

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Southampton University 1XI vs Gillingham 1XI. After a great win against Salisbury, the 1xi were in high spirits. We even travelled in a team bus and were entertained by DJ Charlie’s seventies love songs. (Stevie ‘Wonder’ Way was loving it) The weather was terrible with cold high winds biting through our wimp shirts and team beards. Saying that OT still donned a summer beater – just to prove his manliness. After a very quick warm up on the fast, greasy pitch we were ready for action. We started well, moving the ball at pace and pressuring them into early mistakes. Eddie found himself with space on the right and deliver a quality ball into the D. Steve, who was way out of position, found himself on the other end and his deflection flew high into the top corner. The keeper stranded. In all fairness, it was a lucky deflection but Gillingham deserved their very early lead.  0-1. The away team continued to press and after 10 minutes they were rewarded by another goal. This one deliberate – apparently! Sam Rutter...