2000–01 Gillingham F.C. season

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Gillingham
2000–01 season
Chairman Paul Scally
Manager Andy Hessenthaler (player-manager)
Stadium Priestfield Stadium
First Division 13th
FA Cup Fourth round
Worthington Cup Second round
Top goalscorer King (15)
Average home league attendance 9,293

During the 2000–01 English football season, Gillingham F.C. competed in the Football League First Division.

Season summary[edit]

Former Gillingham captain Andy Hessenthaler was appointed player-manager, having previously served as player-coach and led the club to a satisfying 13th place finish in the Gills' first ever season in Division One.

Final league table[edit]

Pos Team Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1. Fulham 46 30 11 5 90 32  +58 101
2. Blackburn Rovers 46 26 13 7 76 39  +37 91
3. Bolton Wanderers 46 24 15 7 76 45  +31 87
4. Preston North End 46 23 9 14 64 52  +12 78
5. Birmingham City 46 23 9 14 59 48  +11 78
6. West Bromwich Albion 46 21 11 14 60 52  +8 74
7. Burnley 46 21 9 16 50 54  -4 72
8. Wimbledon 46 17 18 11 71 50  +21 69
9. Watford 46 20 9 17 76 67  +9 69
10. Sheffield United 46 19 11 16 52 49  +3 68
11. Nottingham Forest 46 20 8 18 55 53  +2 68
12. Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 14 13 19 45 48  -3 55
13. Gillingham 46 13 16 17 61 66  -5 55
14. Crewe Alexandra 46 15 10 21 47 62  -15 55
15. Norwich City 46 14 12 20 46 58  -12 54
16. Barnsley 46 15 9 22 49 62  -13 54
17. Sheffield Wednesday 46 15 8 23 52 71  -19 53
18. Grimsby Town 46 14 10 22 43 62  -19 52
19. Stockport County 46 11 18 17 58 65  -7 51
20. Portsmouth 46 10 19 17 47 59  -12 49
21. Crystal Palace 46 12 13 21 57 70  -13 49
22. Huddersfield Town 46 11 15 20 48 57  -9 48
23. Queens Park Rangers 46 7 19 20 45 75  -30 40
24. Tranmere Rovers 46 9 11 26 46 77  -31 38
Key
Promoted to the Premier League
Qualified for the promotion playoff
Relegated to Division 2

Results[edit]

Gillingham's score comes first[1]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League First Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
12 August 2000 Stockport County H 1-3 9,429 Butters
19 August 2000 Tranmere Rovers A 2-3 8,355 Asaba, Southall (pen)
25 August 2000 Portsmouth H 1-1 8,741 Thomson
28 August 2000 Burnley A 1-1 15,611 Asaba
2 September 2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-0 10,017 Lewis
9 September 2000 Grimsby Town A 0-1 4,512
13 September 2000 Queens Park Rangers A 2-2 10,655 Asaba, Hessenthaler
16 September 2000 Huddersfield Town H 2-1 8,503 Butters, Smith
23 September 2000 Fulham A 0-3 13,032
30 September 2000 Sheffield Wednesday H 2-0 9,099 Butters, Thomson
6 October 2000 Bolton Wanderers H 2-2 9,311 Smith, Onuora
14 October 2000 Wimbledon A 4-4 9,030 Thomson (2), Saunders, Asaba
17 October 2000 Watford A 0-0 12,356
21 October 2000 Barnsley H 0-0 9,030
25 October 2000 Birmingham City A 0-1 26,044
28 October 2000 Crewe Alexandra H 0-1 8,347
4 November 2000 Sheffield United A 2-1 14,028 Smith, Thomson
12 November 2000 Nottingham Forest H 1-3 9,884 Onuora
18 November 2000 West Bromwich Albion A 1-3 16,410 King
25 November 2000 Blackburn Rovers A 2-1 18,061 Hessenthaler, Curtis (own goal)
2 December 2000 Birmingham City H 1-2 9,247 King
9 December 2000 Norwich City A 0-1 16,725
16 December 2000 Preston North End H 4-0 8,198 Asaba (2), Ashby, King
23 December 2000 Stockport County A 2-2 6,095 Lewis, King
26 December 2000 Crystal Palace H 4-1 10,518 Asaba (3), Onuora
1 January 2001 Portsmouth A 0-0 14,526
13 January 2001 Burnley H 0-0 9,331
20 January 2001 Crystal Palace A 2-2 18,823 Saunders (2)
3 February 2001 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 1-1 26,627 King
10 February 2001 Grimsby Town H 1-0 8,633 King
17 February 2001 Huddersfield Town A 3-2 10,576 Saunders (2), King
20 February 2001 Queens Park Rangers H 0-1 10,432
24 February 2001 Fulham H 0-2 9,931
3 March 2001 Sheffield Wednesday A 1-2 18,702 Asaba
6 March 2001 Wimbledon H 0-0 8,841
10 March 2001 Bolton Wanderers A 3-3 13,161 King (2), Southall
20 March 2001 Tranmere Rovers H 2-1 7,810 King (pen), Onuora
25 March 2001 Barnsley A 1-3 13,609 King
31 March 2001 Preston North End A 0-0 13,550
7 April 2001 Norwich City H 4-3 9,608 Hope, Onuora (3)
14 April 2001 Sheffield United H 4-1 9,502 Onuora, King (2), Shaw
16 April 2001 Crewe Alexandra A 1-2 7,051 Hope
21 April 2001 West Bromwich Albion H 1-2 9,920 Onuora
28 April 2001 Nottingham Forest A 1-0 20,670 King
1 May 2001 Watford H 0-3 9,098
6 May 2001 Blackburn Rovers H 1-1 10,319 King (pen)

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2000–01 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 6 January 2001 Bournemouth A 3-2 7,403 Hope, Hessenthaler, Shaw
R4 28 January 2001 Chelsea H 2-4 10,419 Shaw, Onuora

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 1st Leg 22 August 2000 Torquay United H 2-0 2,743 Asaba, Thomson
R1 2nd Leg 5 September 2000 Torquay United A 2-3 (won 4-3 on agg) 1,351 Asaba, Aggrey (own goal)
R2 1st Leg 20 September 2000 Manchester City A 1-1 17,408 Smith
R2 2nd Leg 26 September 2000 Manchester City H 2-4 (lost 3-5 on agg) 6,520 Thomson (2)

Squad[edit]

[1] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 England GK Vince Bartram
2 England DF Mark Patterson
3 England DF Roland Edge
4 England MF Paul Smith
5 England DF Barry Ashby
6 England DF Guy Butters
7 England MF Nicky Southall
8 England MF Andy Hessenthaler (player-manager)
10 England FW James Pinnock
11 England MF Ty Gooden
12 England MF Nyron Nosworthy
13 England MF Danny Spiller
14 Wales MF Marcus Browning
15 England MF Mark Saunders
16 Jamaica FW Marlon King
No. Position Player
17 England DF Adrian Pennock
18 England DF Chris Hope
19 England DF Ben White
20 England DF Matt Bryant
21 England GK Charlie Mitten
23 England DF Richard Rose
24 England MF Mark Lovell
25 England MF Michael Phillips
26 England FW Kevin James
27 England DF Andrew Crofts
29 Scotland FW Iffy Onuora
30 England FW Paul Shaw
31 Cameroon FW Guy Ipoua
32 England MF Andy Sambrook
34 England GK Jason Brown

Left club during season[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
25 Northern Ireland MF Brian McGlinchey (to Plymouth Argyle)
23 England DF Barry Miller (to Doncaster Rovers)
28 England FW Rodney Rowe (to Hull City)
9 England FW Carl Asaba (to Sheffield United)
No. Position Player
24 England MF Junior Lewis (to Leicester City)
22 England FW Christian Lee (to Bristol Rovers)
27 Scotland FW Andy Thomson (to Queens Park Rangers)

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