2011–12 Gillingham F.C. season

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Gillingham Football Club
2011-2012 season
Chairman England Paul Scally
Manager England Andy Hessenthaler
FA Cup Third Round
(eliminated by Stoke City)
Football League Cup First Round
(eliminated by Brighton & Hove Albion)
Football League Trophy Southern Section
Second Round

(eliminated by Barnet)
Top goalscorer Danny Kedwell (12)
Highest home attendance League: 7,750 vs. Bristol Rovers, 17 December 2011
All: 10,360 vs. Stoke City, 7 January 2012
Lowest home attendance League: 3,751 vs. Barnet, 6 March 2012
All: 1,278 vs. Barnet, 4 October 2011
Average home league attendance 5,360
Home colours
Away colours

This page shows the progress of Gillingham in the 2011–12 season. This season they played their league games in Football League Two, the fourth tier of English football.

League data[edit]

League table[edit]

Team
Pld W D L F A GD Pts
C Swindon Town 46 29 6 11 75 32 +43 93
P Shrewsbury Town 46 26 10 10 66 41 +25 88
P Crawley Town 46 23 15 8 76 54 +22 84
4 Southend United 46 25 8 13 77 48 +29 83
5 Torquay United 46 23 12 11 63 50 +13 81
6 Cheltenham Town 46 23 8 15 66 50 +16 77
P Crewe Alexandra 46 20 12 14 67 59 +8 72
8 Gillingham 46 20 10 16 79 62 +17 70
9 Oxford United 46 17 17 12 59 48 +11 68
10 Rotherham United 46 18 13 15 67 63 +4 67
11 Aldershot Town 46 19 9 18 54 52 +2 66
12 Port Vale* 46 20 9 17 68 60 +8 59
13 Bristol Rovers 46 15 12 19 60 70 -10 57
14 Accrington Stanley 46 14 15 17 54 66 -12 57
15 Morecambe 46 14 14 18 63 57 +6 56
16 AFC Wimbledon 46 15 9 22 62 78 -16 54
17 Burton Albion 46 14 12 20 54 81 -27 54
18 Bradford City 46 12 14 20 54 59 -5 50
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 14 8 24 50 72 -22 50
20 Northampton Town 46 12 12 22 56 79 -23 48
21 Plymouth Argyle 46 10 16 20 47 64 -17 46
22 Barnet 46 12 10 24 52 79 -27 46
R Hereford United 46 10 14 22 50 70 -20 44
R Macclesfield Town 46 8 13 25 39 64 -25 37

* – Port Vale deducted ten points

Promotion to League One
Qualification to League Two playoffs
Relegation to Conference National
Last updated: 15:59, 5 May 2012 (UTC)


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 19 11 16 83 65 +18 68 12 4 6 48 30 +18 7 7 10 35 35 0

Last updated: 5 May 2012.
Source: BBC Sport

J Hopkins is manager of the establishment

Results[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

The Gillingham team line up before the friendly against Ramsgate

League Two[edit]

Goalmouth action from the game away to Shrewsbury Town in January (Gillingham in pink)

FA Cup[edit]

League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 21 April 2012
No. Nat Pos Player Total League Two FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Ross Flitney 31 0 27+0 0 3+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
2 England DF Barry Fuller 10 0 9+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
3 England DF Andy Frampton 31 0 24+1 0 4+0 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
4 England MF Charlie Lee 37 4 27+5 4 4+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
5 England DF Simon King 9 1 8+1 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
6 England DF Garry Richards 28 3 24+0 1 3+0 1 0+0 0 1+0 1
7 England MF Chris Whelpdale 43 12 33+5 12 3+0 0 1+0 0 0+1 0
8 England MF Jack Payne 34 3 28+1 2 4+0 1 1+0 0 0+0 0
9 England FW Danny Kedwell 44 14 35+3 12 4+0 2 1+0 0 0+1 0
10 England MF Curtis Weston 34 2 21+8 0 3+0 2 0+1 0 1+0 0
11 England FW Dennis Oli 25 2 4+17 2 1+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
12 England MF Joe Martin 37 1 30+3 1 3+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
15 England DF Matthew Lawrence 29 0 24+2 0 2+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
16 England DF Matt Fish 25 1 16+4 1 1+2 0 0+1 0 1+0 0
17 England MF Danny Spiller 15 2 6+8 2 0+0 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
18 England MF Danny Jackman 42 5 34+4 4 3+0 1 0+0 0 1+0 0
19 England MF Lewis Montrose 41 4 26+9 4 3+1 0 1+0 0 1+0 0
20 England DF Callum Davies 3 0 0+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+1 0
21 England MF Dean Rance 1 0 0+0 0 0+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
22 England DF Connor Essam 16 0 15+1 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
23 England FW Rowan Vine 7 1 3+4 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
24 England DF Jack Evans 7 0 4+3 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
25 England MF Alex Brown 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
27 England MF Tom Brunt 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
28 Argentina GK Paulo Gazzaniga 17 0 14+1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
30 Wales FW Adam Birchall 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
31 England FW Ashley Miller 5 1 2+3 1 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
33 Ghana FW Jo Kuffour 28 8 23+4 8 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
37 England DF Oliver Lee 7 0 5+2 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
38 England FW Gavin Tomlin 10 6 9+1 6 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England MF Nicky Southall 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players featured for club who have left:
England FW Frank Nouble 14 5 12+1 5 0+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
England MF Luke Rooney 19 3 11+6 3 1+0 0 0+0 0 1+0 0
England MF Jordan Obita 6 3 5+1 3 0+0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
England FW Stefan Payne 19 2 0+14 1 1+3 1 0+1 0 0+0 0

Top scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name League Two FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy Total
1 FW England 9 Danny Kedwell 12 2 0 0 14
2 MF England 7 Chris Whelpdale 12 0 0 0 12
3 FW Ghana 33 Jo Kuffour 8 0 0 0 8
4 FW England 38 Gavin Tomlin 6 0 0 0 6
5 MF England 18 Danny Jackman 4 1 0 0 5
= FW England 29 Frank Nouble 5 0 0 0 5
7 MF England 4 Charlie Lee 4 0 0 0 4
= MF England 19 Lewis Montrose 4 0 0 0 4
9 MF England 8 Jack Payne 2 1 0 0 3
= MF England 12 Jordan Obita 3 0 0 0 3
= DF England 6 Garry Richards 1 1 0 1 3
= MF England 14 Luke Rooney 3 0 0 0 3
13 FW England 11 Dennis Oli 2 0 0 0 2
= MF England 23 Stefan Payne 1 1 0 2
= MF England 17 Danny Spiller 2 0 0 0 2
= MF England 10 Curtis Weston 0 2 0 0 2
17 DF England 16 Matt Fish 1 0 0 0 1
= DF England 5 Simon King 1 0 0 0 1
= MF England 12 Joe Martin 1 0 0 0 1
= FW England 31 Ashley Miller 1 0 0 0 1
= FW England 23 Rowan Vine 1 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 74 8 0 1 83

Disciplinary record[edit]

Number Nation Position Name League Two FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
12 England MF Joe Martin 7 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 3
4 England MF Charlie Lee 13 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 0
14 England MF Luke Rooney 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
19 England MF Lewis Montrose 8 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 9 1
3 England DF Andy Frampton 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8 0
14 England MF Matthew Lawrence 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
8 England MF Jack Payne 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
17 England MF Danny Spiller 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 '1 1
9 England FW Danny Kedwell 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
18 England MF Danny Jackman 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
6 England DF Garry Richards 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
10 England MF Curtis Weston 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
28 Argentina GK Paulo Gazzaniga 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0
23 England MF Stefan Payne 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0
22 England DF Connor Essam 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
16 England DF Matt Fish 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2 England DF Barry Fuller 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
5 England DF Simon King 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
33 Ghana FW Jo Kuffour 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
12 England MF Jordan Obita 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
7 England MF Chris Whelpdale 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 76 7 4 0 7 0 5 0 92 7

Awards[edit]

End of Season Awards[1] Winner
Supporters Player of the Season Danny Jackman
Away Supporters Player of the Season Jack Payne
MEMS Player of the Season Danny Jackman
Players' Player of the Season Danny Jackman
Young Player of the Season Paulo Gazzaniga
Goal of the Season Chris Whelpdale vs Torquay United

Transfers[edit]

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name Previous Club Fee Ref.
1 July 2011 DF England Matt Fish England Dover Athletic Free Transfer [2]
1 July 2011 GK England Ross Flitney England Dover Athletic Free Transfer [2]
1 July 2011 DF England Andy Frampton England Millwall Free Transfer [2]
1 July 2011 FW England Danny Kedwell England AFC Wimbledon Undisclosed Fee [2]
1 July 2011 MF England Lewis Montrose England Wycombe Wanderers Free Transfer [2]
1 July 2011 MF England Chris Whelpdale England Peterborough United Undisclosed Fee [2]
5 July 2011 MF England Charlie Lee England Peterborough United Undisclosed Fee [3]
12 July 2011 FW Wales Adam Birchall England Dover Athletic Undisclosed Fee [4]
28 July 2011 GK Argentina Paulo Gazzaniga Spain Valencia Free Transfer [5]
12 January 2012 FW Ghana Jo Kuffour England Bristol Rovers Free Transfer [6]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name Subsequent club Fee Ref
17 June 2011 MF England Chris Palmer England Burton Albion Free Transfer [7]
22 June 2011 GK Northern Ireland Alan Julian England Stevenage Free Transfer [8]
29 June 2011 FW England Andy Barcham England Scunthorpe United Free Transfer [9]
29 June 2011 GK England Lance Cronin England Bristol Rovers Free Transfer [10]
8 July 2011 DF England John Nutter England Lincoln City Free Transfer [11]
8 July 2011 DF England Tony Sinclair England Lincoln City Free Transfer [11]
17 January 2012 MF England Luke Rooney England Swindon Town Undisclosed [12]
27 January 2012 FW England Stefan Payne England Aldershot Town Free Transfer [13]
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
15 September 2011 FW England Frank Nouble England West Ham United 17 December 2011 [14][15]
30 September 2011 FW Ghana Jo Kuffour England Bristol Rovers 30 December 2011 [16][17]
12 January 2012 FW England Gavin Tomlin England Dagenham & Redbridge 30 May 2012 [18]
17 February 2012 MF England Oliver Lee England West Ham United 15 April 2012 [19]
2 March 2012 MF England Jordan Obita England Reading 2 April 2012 [20][21]
22 March 2012 FW England Rowan Vine England Queens Park Rangers 30 May 2012 [22]
Players loaned out
Date Pos. Name Club End Date Ref.
11 August 2011 ST England Dean Rance England Bishop's Stortford F.C. September 2011 [23]
11 August 2011 DF England Connor Essam England Bishop's Stortford F.C. September 2011 [23]
16 August 2011 GK England Darren Hawkes England Ramsgate F.C. September 2011 [24]
31 August 2011 DF England Simon King England Plymouth Argyle 7 November 2011 [25][26]
25 October 2011 DF England Callum Davies England Thurrock 21 November 2011 [27]
12 December 2011 DF England Jack Evans England Welling United 3 March 2012 [28][29]
12 December 2011 DF England Connor Essam England Dartford 3 March 2012 [30]
2 March 2012 MF England Dean Rance England Dover Athletic 2 April 2012 [31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Player of the Year". Gillingham F.C. 6 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Gillingham complete six signings". BBC Football. 1 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Gillingham sign Charlie Lee from Peterborough United". BBC Football. 5 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Gillingham sign Adam Birchall from Dover Athletic". BBC Football. 12 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Gillingham sign goalkeeper Pablo Gazzaniga". BBC Football. 28 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Kuffour makes Gills move". Sky Sports. 
  7. ^ "Burton Albion sign Gillingham midfielder Chris Palmer". BBC Football. 17 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Keeper Alan Julian back at Stevenage". BBC Football. 22 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Barcham clinches Iron move". Sky Sports. 
  10. ^ "Bristol Rovers sign Lance Cronin and Scott McGleish". BBC Football. 29 June 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Lincoln sign Kyle Perry, John Nutter & Tony Sinclair". BBC Football. 8 July 2011. 
  12. ^ "Swindon Town sign Luke Rooney from Gillingham". BBC Sports. 
  13. ^ "Aldershot sign striker Stefan Payne from Gillingham". BBC Sports. 
  14. ^ "Gills delight as Nouble signs". Sky Sports. 
  15. ^ "Nouble keen on Gills return". Sky Sports. 
  16. ^ "Gills clinch Kuffour loan". Sky Sports. 
  17. ^ "Kuffour wants Gills stay". Sky Sports. 
  18. ^ "Gillingham sign Daggers striker Gavin Tomlin". BBC Sport. 
  19. ^ "West Ham midfielder Oliver Lee joins Gills". Kent News. 
  20. ^ "GILLS SIGN ENGLAND YOUTH INTERNATIONAL..". Gillingham Football Club. 
  21. ^ "Gills lose Obita's services". Sky Sports. 
  22. ^ "Gillingham sign QPR striker Rowan Vine on loan". BBC Sports. 
  23. ^ a b "Gillingham youngsters Dean Rance and Connor Essam join Bishop's Stortford on loan". Kent Messenger Online. 
  24. ^ "Gillingham's Daren Hawkes joins Ryman League Ramsgate on loan for a month". Kent Messenger Online. 
  25. ^ "Pilgrims bring in King". Sky Sports. 
  26. ^ "Plymouth Argyle extend Simon King's loan until November". BBC Football. 
  27. ^ "Callum heads out on loan...". Gillingham F.C. 
  28. ^ "Day brings in Jack Evans on loan". Pitchero. 12 December 2011. 
  29. ^ "Jack Evans' loan extended". Pitchero. 11 January 2012. 
  30. ^ "Dartford Loan Gills Defender". Non League Chat. 16 December 2011. 
  31. ^ "Reading winger Jordan Obita joins Andy Hessenthaler's Gillingham while midfielder Dean Rance leaves for Dover Athletic". Kent Online.