2008–09 Gillingham F.C. season

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Gillingham
2008–09 season
Chairman Paul Scally
Manager Mark Stimson
League Two 5th (promoted via play-offs)
FA Cup Third Round
League Cup First Round
Top goalscorer League:
Simeon Jackson (20)
All:
Simeon Jackson (21)
Highest home attendance 10,107 vs Aston Villa (4 January 2009)
Lowest home attendance 1,557 vs Colchester United (7 October 2008)

The 2008–09 season was the seventy-seventh season in which football club Gillingham F.C. competed in the Football League, and the fifty-ninth since the club's return to the League in 1950. Gillingham finished the season in fifth place in Football League Two, gaining promotion to League One through play-off victories over Rochdale (over two legs) and Shrewsbury Town.

The club also reached the third round of the FA Cup, before being defeated by Aston Villa.

Football League[edit]


Pld
W
D
L
F
A
Pts
46
21
12
13
58
55
75

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; Pts = Points

Play-offs[edit]

FA Cup[edit]

As a League Two club, Gillingham entered the FA Cup at the first round stage. Bury were defeated by a second-half Andy Barcham goal at Gigg Lane, earning Gillingham a second round tie against Stockport County of League One. The first game ended goalless at the Priestfield Stadium, before the Gills came from behind to win 2–1 at Edgeley Park. Premier League side Aston Villa proved too strong for Gillingham in the third round, eventually winning 2–1 in a televised fixture.

Football League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Gillingham used a total of 28 players during the course of the season, although none played in all 55 competitive matches. John Nutter made the most appearances during the season, with Gillingham's 4–4 draw with Aldershot Town being the only game he did not take part in (he was an unused substitute).[1] Simeon Jackson finished as the club's top goalscorer, finding the net on 21 occasions.

Name League FA Cup League Cup League Trophy Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
England Andy Barcham 34 (2) 6 4 3 1 0 39 (2) 9
England Mark Bentley 34 (6) 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 40 (6) 1
England Tyrone Berry 2 (3) 0 0 (1) 0 2 (4) 0
Wales Andrew Crofts 7 (2) 0 0 (1) 0 1 0 8 (3) 0
England Luis Cumbers 0 (7) 1 0 (7) 1
England Charlie Daniels 5 1 5 1
England Barry Fuller 40 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 45 0
Canada Simeon Jackson 40 (4) 20 3 1 1 0 1 0 45 (4) 21
Sierra Leone Albert Jarrett 11 (6) 0 3 0 1 0 15 (6) 0
England Josh Wright 8 0 8 0
Northern Ireland Alan Julian 4 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
England Simon King 46 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 52 2
England Stuart Lewis 16 (8) 0 1 (1) 0 17 (9) 0
Barbados Mark McCammon 21 (12) 5 0 (1) 0 1 0 22 (13) 5
Northern Ireland Adam Miller 32 (3) 6 4 0 1 0 37 (3) 6
England Leigh Mills 6 (1) 1 1 0 7 (1) 1
Republic of Ireland Gary Mulligan 12 (14) 2 2 (2) 0 0 (1) 0 14 (17) 2
England Tom Murphy 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0
England John Nutter 46 (2) 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 52 (2) 0
England Dennis Oli 23 (11) 4 1 0 0 (1) 0 24 (12) 4
England Jack Payne 0 (2) 0 0 (2) 0
Canada Jaime Peters 1 (2) 0 1 (2) 0
England Andy Pugh 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 0 (3) 0
England Garry Richards 29 (10) 2 3 0 1 0 0 (1) 0 33 (11) 2
England Simon Royce 45 0 3 0 1 0 49 0
England Nicky Southall 28 (9) 3 1 0 1 0 30 (9) 3
England Rene Steer 3 (2) 0 3 (2) 0
England Curtis Weston 46 (2) 5 4 0 1 0 51 (2) 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Specific:

  1. ^ "Gillingham 4-4 Aldershot Town". Soccerbase. Retrieved 31 August 2009. 

General: