2004–05 Gillingham F.C. season

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Gillingham
2004–05 season
Chairman Paul Scally
Manager Andy Hessenthaler (until 23 November)
Stan Ternent (from 7 December)
Stadium Priestfield Stadium
Championship 22nd (relegated)
FA Cup Third round
League Cup First round
Top goalscorer Henderson (9)
Average home league attendance 7,946

During the 2004–05 English football season, Gillingham F.C. competed in the Football League Championship.

Season summary[edit]

John Gorman was appointed to help Hessenthaler as the side started the 2004–05 season poorly, but as the team continued to struggle at the wrong end of the table Hessenthaler resigned as manager in late November. Somewhat unusually he continued to be employed as a player.[1] Gorman succeeded Hessenthaler in a caretaker capacity but left the club to take the manager's job at Wycombe Wanderers.[2] Gillingham then appointed former Burnley boss Stan Ternent as manager,[3] but despite a late run of positive results, he couldn't prevent the Gills' relegation to League One on the last day of the season. In a reversal of the previous season's fortunes, Crewe Alexandra, the team immediately above Gillingham in the table, survived by just one goal.[4]

Final league table[edit]

P W D L F A GD Pts
C 1 Sunderland 46 29 7 10 76 41 +35 94
P 2 Wigan Athletic 46 25 12 9 79 35 +44 87
  3 Ipswich Town 46 24 13 9 85 56 +29 85
  4 Derby County 46 22 10 14 71 60 +11 76
  5 Preston North End 46 21 12 13 67 58 +9 75
P 6 West Ham United 46 21 10 15 66 56 +10 73
  7 Reading 46 19 13 14 51 44 +7 70
  8 Sheffield United 46 18 13 15 57 56 +1 67
  9 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 15 21 10 72 59 +13 66
  10 Millwall 46 18 12 16 51 45 +6 66
  11 Queens Park Rangers 46 17 11 18 54 58 -4 62
  12 Stoke City 46 17 10 19 36 38 -2 61
  13 Burnley 46 15 15 16 38 39 -1 60
  14 Leeds United 46 14 18 14 49 52 -3 60
  15 Leicester City 46 12 21 13 49 46 +3 57
  16 Cardiff City 46 13 15 18 48 51 -3 54
  17 Plymouth Argyle 46 14 11 21 52 64 -12 53
  18 Watford 46 12 16 18 52 59 -7 52
  19 Coventry City 46 13 13 20 61 73 -12 52
  20 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 13 12 21 40 65 -25 51
  21 Crewe Alexandra 46 12 14 20 66 86 -20 50
R 22 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 45 66 -21 50
R 23 Nottingham Forest 46 9 17 20 42 66 -24 44
R 24 Rotherham United 46 5 14 27 35 69 -34 29

Results[edit]

Gillingham's score comes first[5]

Legend[edit]

Win Draw Loss

Football League Championship[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Scorers
7 August 2004 Ipswich Town A 1-2 23,130 Smith
10 August 2004 Leeds United H 2-1 10,739 Byfield, Roberts
14 August 2004 Preston North End H 2-1 7,073 Byfield, Roberts
21 August 2004 Stoke City A 0-2 13,234
27 August 2004 Queens Park Rangers H 0-1 7,391
30 August 2004 Burnley A 2-1 11,574 Roberts, Byfield
11 September 2004 Sunderland H 0-4 8,775
15 September 2004 Coventry City A 2-2 11,966 Agyemang (2)
18 September 2004 Reading A 1-3 13,867 Byfield
25 September 2004 Brighton & Hove Albion H 0-1 8,365
28 September 2004 Leicester City H 0-2 6,089
2 October 2004 Plymouth Argyle A 1-2 13,665 Henderson
17 October 2004 Sheffield United H 1-3 6,964 Bromby (own goal)
19 October 2004 Millwall A 1-2 10,722 Nowland
23 October 2004 West Ham United A 1-3 25,247 Byfield
30 October 2004 Wolverhampton Wanderers H 1-0 9,112 Jarvis
2 November 2004 Watford H 0-0 7,009
6 November 2004 Sheffield United A 0-0 16,598
13 November 2004 Derby County H 0-2 8,015
20 November 2004 Crewe Alexandra A 1-4 6,128 Henderson
27 November 2004 Nottingham Forest H 2-1 8,784 Henderson (pen), Johnson
4 December 2004 Cardiff City A 1-3 10,623 Johnson
11 December 2004 Wigan Athletic A 0-2 8,451
18 December 2004 Rotherham United H 3-1 8,576 Hope, Jarvis, Vernazza (own goal)
26 December 2004 Brighton & Hove Albion A 1-2 6,420 Crofts
28 December 2004 Coventry City H 3-1 8,734 Byfield, Cox (2)
1 January 2005 Reading H 0-0 8,570
3 January 2005 Sunderland A 1-1 27,147 Henderson
15 January 2005 Plymouth Argyle H 1-1 8,451 Crofts
22 January 2005 Leicester City A 0-2 23,457
5 February 2005 Watford A 0-2 15,188
12 February 2005 Millwall H 0-0 9,127
19 February 2005 Wolverhampton Wanderers A 2-2 24,949 Henderson, Flynn
22 February 2005 West Ham United H 0-1 9,510
26 February 2005 Wigan Athletic H 2-1 7,209 Henderson (2)
5 March 2005 Rotherham United A 3-1 4,367 Flynn, Sidibe, Henderson
12 March 2005 Leeds United A 1-1 27,995 Hope
15 March 2005 Stoke City H 2-1 7,766 McEveley, Smith
19 March 2005 Ipswich Town H 0-0 9,311
2 April 2005 Preston North End A 1-1 15,054 Smith
5 April 2005 Queens Park Rangers A 1-1 16,431 Flynn
9 April 2005 Burnley H 1-0 9,447 Henderson
16 April 2005 Crewe Alexandra H 1-1 10,315 Southall
23 April 2005 Derby County A 0-2 27,481
30 April 2005 Wigan Athletic H 1-1 10,810 Jarvis
8 May 2005 Nottingham Forest A 2-2 24,800 Melville (own goal), Sidibe

FA Cup[edit]

Main article: 2004–05 FA Cup
Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R3 8 January 2005 Portsmouth A 0-1 14,252

League Cup[edit]

Round Date Opponent Venue Result Attendance Goalscorers
R1 24 August 2004 Northampton Town H 1-2 3,108 Sidibe

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 Steve Banks
2 England DF Nyron Nosworthy
3 England DF John Hills
4 England MF Paul Smith
5 England DF Barry Ashby
6 England DF Ian Cox
7 England MF Nicky Southall
8 England MF Andy Hessenthaler
9 England FW Darius Henderson
10 England MF Mike Flynn
12 France GK Bertrand Bossu
13 England GK Jason Brown
14 England MF Leon Johnson
15 England MF Mark Saunders
No. Position Player
16 England DF Richard Rose
17 England DF Andrew Crofts
18 England DF Chris Hope
19 Wales FW Iwan Roberts
20 England FW Darren Byfield
21 England MF Matt Jarvis
22 England MF Danny Spiller
23 England MF Matt Bodkin
24 England DF Jay McEveley (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
25 England MF Alan Pouton
26 Republic of Ireland MF Jonathan Douglas (on loan from Blackburn Rovers)
27 Ghana FW Jones Awuah
28 England DF Dean Beckwith
29 Mali FW Mamady Sidibe

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
23 England GK Danny Knowles (to Hastings United)
24 England MF Jon Wallis (to Hastings United)
26 England MF David Perpetuini (to Wycombe Wanderers)
24 England MF Adam Nowland (on loan from West Ham United)
10 Ghana FW Patrick Agyemang (to Preston North End)
No. Position Player
26 Wales MF John Robinson (to Crawley Town)
31 England MF Dean Marney (on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
30 Scotland GK Paul Gallacher (on loan from Norwich City)
31 England MF Ashley Carew (to Welling United)
11 England FW Tommy Johnson (to Sheffield United)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hessenthaler steps down at Gills". BBC Sport. 2004-11-23. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  2. ^ "Gorman appointed Wycombe manager". BBC Sport. 2004-11-30. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  3. ^ "Gills unveil Ternent as manager". BBC Sport. 2004-12-07. Retrieved 2007-04-12. 
  4. ^ "England 2004/2005". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 19 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-23. 
  5. ^ http://www.statto.com/football/teams/gillingham/2004-2005