1999–2000 Gillingham F.C. season

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Gillingham
1999–2000 season
Chairman Paul Scally
Manager Peter Taylor
Second Division 3rd (promoted via play-offs)
FA Cup Sixth Round
League Cup Second Round
Top goalscorer League:
Robert Taylor (15)
All:
Robert Taylor (18)
Highest home attendance 10,386 (v Stoke City F.C., 17 May 2000)
Lowest home attendance 2,718 (v Torquay United F.C., 7 December 1999)
Average home league attendance 6,843

The 1999–2000 season was Gillingham F.C.'s sixty-eighth season in the Football League. They gained promotion to the Football League First Division, after beating Wigan Athletic in the 2000 Football League Second Division play-off Final. Gillingham also had a successful FA Cup run, reaching the sixth round before being knocked out by Chelsea.

Football League Second Division[edit]

Date Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
7 August 1999 Bury A 1 – 2 Thomson 76' 4,014
14 August 1999 Bristol Rovers H 0 – 1 6,234
21 August 1999 Blackpool A 1 – 1 Ashby 40' 4,203
28 August 1999 Wycombe Wanderers H 2 – 2 Taylor 37' (pen.), McGlinchey 86' 6,180
30 August 1999 Stoke City A 1 – 1 Taylor 90' 8,369
4 September 1999 Oldham Athletic H 2 – 1 Taylor 4', Omoyinmi 6' 5,884
11 September 1999 Oxford United A 2 – 1 Southall 53' (pen.), Omoyinmi 90' 5,418
18 September 1999 Preston North End H 0 – 2 6,610
25 September 1999 Cambridge United A 2 – 2 Taylor 26', Butters 69' 4,708
2 October 1999 Millwall H 2 – 0 Lewis 22', Taylor 63' 6,616
9 October 1999 Wrexham H 5 – 1 Thomson 26', Southall 45', Taylor (3) 65', 67', 70' 5,997
16 October 1999 Luton Town A 1 – 3 Lewis 16' 6,394
19 October 1999 Brentford A 2 – 1 Omoyinmi 27', Saunders 29' 6,264
23 October 1999 Cambridge United H 2 – 1 Thomson (2) 47', 84' 6,417
2 November 1999 Bristol City H 3 – 0 Taylor (3) 60', 63', 89' 6,892
6 November 1999 Notts County A 1 – 1 Taylor 20' 6,023
12 November 1999 Bournemouth H 4 – 1 Hessenthaler 12', Thomson 19', Taylor 50', 59' 6,336
23 November 1999 Scunthorpe United A 4 – 1 Taylor 24', Thomson 33', Lewis 52', Nosworthy 76' 3,444
27 November 1999 Cardiff City A 2 – 1 Hessenthaler 1', Thomson 21' 7,608
4 December 1999 Bury H 1 – 0 Edge 62' 7,036
26 December 1999 Colchester United H 2 – 1 Rowe 13', Southall 42' 7,338
28 December 1999 Wigan Athletic A 0 – 2 8,054
3 January 2000 Reading H 2 – 2 Southall 20', Thomson 90' 7,453
15 January 2000 Bristol Rovers A 1 – 2 Onuora 88' 8,331
22 January 2000 Blackpool H 1 – 3 Southall 52' 6,805
1 February 2000 Chesterfield A 0 – 0 2,898
5 February 2000 Stoke City H 3 – 0 Onuora 13', Gooden 32', Rowe 73' 7,801
12 February 2000 Oldham Athletic A 3 – 1 Gooden 4', Ashby 41', Rowe 67' 5,144
26 February 2000 Preston North End A 2 – 0 Asaba (2) 58', 69' 13,246
4 March 2000 Oxford United H 1 – 0 Lewis 89' 6,966
7 March 2000 Notts County H 0 – 1 6,915
11 March 2000 Bristol City A 1 – 0 Hessenthaler 78' 9,332
14 March 2000 Burnley H 2 – 2 Butters 4', Asaba 68' 7,347
18 March 2000 Scunthorpe United H 3 – 1 Lewis 34', Thomson 55', Southall 73' (pen.) 6,822
21 March 2000 Bournemouth A 1 – 0 Onuora 44' 4,443
25 March 2000 Colchester United A 1 – 2 Rowe 79' 4,337
28 March 2000 Wycombe Wanderers A 0 – 1 4,183
1 April 2000 Chesterfield H 1 – 0 Butler 75' 6,772
7 April 2000 Reading A 2 – 2 Southall 49', Onuora 65' 11,064
15 April 2000 Wigan Athletic H 2 – 1 Onuora 18', Lewis 82' 7,746
18 April 2000 Burnley A 3 – 0 Gooden 21', Ashby 50', Smith 70' 17,026
22 April 2000 Luton Town H 2 – 0 Hessenthaler 9', Southall 60' 8,667
24 April 2000 Millwall A 2 – 2 Gooden 11', Hessenthaler 40' 17,929
29 April 2000 Brentford H 2 – 0 Onuora 37', Butler 87' 9,001
2 May 2000 Cardiff City H 4 – 1 Asaba (3) 11', 36', 59', Southall 27' 9,178
6 May 2000 Wrexham A 0 – 1 8,811

Colours: Green = Gillingham win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Pos Club Pld W D L F A GD Pts
1 Preston North End (P) 46 28 11 7 74 37 +37 95
2 Burnley (P) 46 25 13 8 69 47 +22 88
3 Gillingham (P) 46 25 10 11 79 48 +31 85
4 Wigan Athletic 46 22 17 7 72 38 +34 83
5 Millwall 46 23 13 10 76 50 +26 82
6 Stoke City 46 23 13 10 68 42 +26 82

Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; F = Goals for; A = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points
Source:[1]

Play-offs[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result

F – A

Scorers Attendance
13 May 2000 Semi Final, 1st Leg Stoke City A 2 – 3 Gooden 18', Hessenthaler 90' 22,124
17 May 2000 Semi Final, 2nd Leg Stoke City H 3 – 0
(AET)
Ashby 55', Onuora 102', Smith 118' 10,386
28 May 2000 Final Wigan Athletic N 3 – 2
(AET)
McGibbon 35' (o.g.), Butler 114', Thomson 118' 53,764

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
30 October 1999 First Round Cheltenham Town A 1 – 1 Southall 37' 3,188
9 November 1999 First Round
Replay
Cheltenham Town H 3 – 2 Thomson 24', Pennock 41', McGlinchey 77' 4,352
20 November 1999 Second Round Darlington H 3 – 1 Butters 17', Taylor (2) 43', 47' 5,168
11 December 1999 Third Round Walsall A 1 – 1 Southall 27' 4,314
8 January 2000 Third Round
Replay
Walsall H 2 – 1
(a. e. t.)
Barras 38' (o. g.), Thomson 100' 6,538
11 January 2000 Fourth Round Bradford City H 3 – 1 Thomson 39', Ashby 54', Hodge 78' 7,091
29 January 2000 Fifth Round Sheffield Wednesday H 3 – 1 Saunders 70', Thomson 72', Southall 82' 10,130
20 February 2000 Sixth Round Chelsea A 0 – 5 34,205

Colours: Green = Gillingham win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

League Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
11 August 1999 First Round First Leg Brighton & Hove Albion A 2 – 0 Ormerod (o. g.) 45', Hessenthaler 67' 5,613
24 August 1999 First Round Second Leg Brighton & Hove Albion H 2 – 0 Taylor 19', Southall 31' 4,592
14 September 1999 Second Round First Leg Bolton Wanderers H 1 – 4 Hessenthaler 55' 4,996
21 September 1999 Second Round Second Leg Bolton Wanderers A 0 – 2 3,673

Colours: Green = Gillingham win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Football League Trophy[edit]

Date Round Opponents H / A Result
F – A
Scorers Attendance
7 December 1999 Southern Section, First Round Torquay United H 0 – 3 2,718

Colours: Green = Gillingham win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Squad statistics[edit]

No. Pos. Name League FA Cup League Cup Other Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK England Vince Bartram 46 0 8 0 2 0 56 0 1 0
2 DF England Mark Patterson 9 0 1 0 10 0 1 0
3 DF England Roland Edge 28 (1) 1 7 (1) 0 35 (2) 1 3 0
4 MF England Paul Smith (c) 44 (3) 2 7 0 3 0 1 0 55 (3) 2 1 0
5 DF England Barry Ashby 44 4 8 1 4 0 1 0 57 5 5 0
6 DF England Guy Butters 41 (2) 2 8 1 2 0 1 0 52 (2) 3 4 0
7 MF England Nicky Southall 48 9 7 3 3 1 1 0 59 13 6 0
8 MF England Andy Hessenthaler 44 (1) 6 6 (1) 0 4 2 0 (1) 0 55 (3) 8 8 0
9 FW England Carl Asaba 9 (4) 6 0 (1) 0 9 (5) 6 0 0
10 MF England James Pinnock 0 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 1 0 1 (2) 0 0 0
11 FW England Robert Taylor 13 (2) 15 2 2 1 (1) 1 16 (3) 18 0 0
11 MF England Ty Gooden 18 (1) 5 18 (1) 5 1 0
12 DF England Nyron Nosworthy[2] 15 (15) 1 2 (6) 0 1 (2) 0 0 (1) 0 18 (24) 1 0 0
14 MF Wales Marcus Browning[3] 0 (2) 0 1 (1) 0 1 (3) 0 0 0
15 MF England Mark Saunders 20 (6) 1 6 (1) 1 3 0 1 0 30 (7) 2 4 1
16 MF England John Hodge 1 (14) 0 3 (1) 1 2 (1) 0 6 (16) 1 1 0
17 DF England Adrian Pennock 37 (1) 0 6 1 4 0 1 0 48 (1) 1 2 1
20 DF England Matt Bryant 3 (3) 0 1 0 0 (1) 0 4 (4) 0 0 0
21 GK England Charlie Mitten 1 0 1 0 0 0
23 DF England Barry Miller 1 (3) 0 1 (2) 0 2 (5) 0 0 0
24 MF England Junior Lewis 40 (5) 6 5 (2) 0 2 0 1 0 48 (7) 6 2 0
25 DF Northern Ireland Brian McGlinchey 6 (7) 1 4 1 3 (1) 0 1 0 14 (8) 2 2 0
26 FW England Steve Butler 2 (10) 3 2 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 4 (12) 3 1 0
27 FW Scotland Andy Thomson 20 (9) 10 5 4 3 0 28 (9) 14 1 0
28 FW England Rodney Rowe 8 (14) 4 1 0 9 (14) 4 1 0
29 FW Scotland Iffy Onuora 24 (1) 7 24 (1) 7 2 0
35 DF England Jon Bass 4 (3) 0 4 (3) 0 0 0
36 FW England Lee Matthews 2 (3) 0 2 (3) 0 0 0
38 GK Australia Steve Mautone 1 0 1 0 0 0
39 GK Uganda Andrew Iga
MF England Mick Galloway 1 (1) 0 0 (1) 0 1 (2) 0 0 0
FW England Christian Lee 1 (2) 0 1 (1) 0 2 (3) 0 0 0
FW Nigeria Manny Omoyinmi 7 (2) 3 2 0 9 (2) 3 2 0

Note: In the following table figures, in brackets are substitution appearances.

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

Date Pos. Name From Fee
1 July 1999 FW England Steve Butler Peterborough United Free
28 July 1999 MF England Junior Lewis Hendon Free
28 July 1999 DF England Barry Miller Farnborough Town Free
2 August 1999 FW England Christian Lee Northampton Town £35k
4 August 1999 DF Northern Ireland Brian McGlinchey Port Vale Free
5 August 1999 FW Scotland Andy Thomson Oxford United £25k
8 October 1999 GK England Charlie Mitten Dover Athletic Nominal
23 November 1999 FW England Rodney Rowe York City £45k
5 January 2000 MF England Ty Gooden Swindon Town £100k
5 January 2000 FW Scotland Iffy Onuora Swindon Town £100k
14 January 2000 GK Uganda Andrew Iga Dover Athletic Non-contract
15 March 2000 GK Australia Steve Mautone Crystal Palace Free

Out[edit]

Date Pos. Name To Fee
4 November 1999 MF England Mick Galloway Chesterfield £15k
29 November 1999 FW England Robert Taylor Manchester City £1.5m
9 March 2000 MF England John Hodge Northampton Town £25k
14 January 2000 GK Uganda Andrew Iga Dover Athletic Non-contract

Loan in[edit]

Date From Date To Pos. Name To
3 September 1999 20 November 1999 FW Nigeria Manny Omoyinmi West Ham United
2 January 2000 4 January 2000 FW Scotland Iffy Onuora Swindon Town
20 March 2000 29 May 2000 FW England Lee Matthews Leeds United
23 March 2000 29 May 2000 DF England Jon Bass Birmingham City

Loan out[edit]

Date From Date To Pos. Name To
29 September 1999 29 October 1999 MF England Mick Galloway Lincoln City
22 October 1999 8 May 2000 MF England James Pinnock Margate
4 March 2000 8 May 2000 DF England Barry Miller Woking
7 March 2000 9 March 2000 MF England John Hodge Northampton Town

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Final 1999/2000 Football League Second Division Table". Soccerbase. Retrieved 15 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Nosworthy was born in Brixton, England, but also qualified to represent Jamaica internationally.
  3. ^ Browning was born in Bristol, England, but also qualified to represent Wales internationally.