Being a page that tries to cover as much of the Gillingham Football Club spectrum as possible, we were more than happy at RainhamEndViews to help out with the New Brompton Gills supporters side, by trying to give them some extra coverage across social media.

They are always on the look out for people interested to play, so we will leave contact details at the end of this blog.

But for now, here is a look at how they have started the season………….

New Brompton Gills 2-1 AFC Wimbledon Supporters

The opening game of the season saw the Gills supporters side off to a winning start, as they saw off their AFC Wimbledon counterparts in a close encounter.

The result was especially pleasing considering they had failed to register a win in three previous games against the same opponents.

An early breakthrough was the platform for the victory, as Paul High rose like his name suggests to nod his side in front from a corner, and after this they went close more than once without adding to their tally.

Both Bradley Spurr and Kieron Clarke drew good saves from the opposing keeper, and Thomas Bennett was unlucky with another effort.


Celebrating after their opening day win.

They did get their second goal before the break though, Bennett firing home from the edge of the box to give the score line a more realistic feel.

The second period had only two real moments of note, firstly Rob Phillips missing the chance to put his side three up from the spot, before High netted his second of the match, this time a spectacular volley from the edge of the box.

Sadly it was his own box and into his own goal.

Despite the setback, the Gills held on to open up their campaign with a win.

New Brompton Gills 2-2 West Ham Supporters

In a hard fought contest, the Gills supporters side managed to come from two goals down to earn a creditable draw against a very good West Ham side, the first time they have earned anything versus their more illustrious opponents.

In fact, this was the first time the boys in blue have even managed to score a goal against the Londoners.

Early on the Irons were on top, and they took the lead after just three minutes courtesy of a well worked team goal.


Lining up versus West Ham.

This advantage was doubled shortly after following a defensive howler (we shall save the individual’s blushes on this occasion) but credit to the Gills, they stuck to their task and grew into the game.

The score remained the same at the interval, but after the break the New Brompton boys started to dominate, and they pulled a goal back on 55 minutes through Callum Rye.

After this they remained in the ascendancy, and with twenty minutes to play they were rewarded with an equaliser, substitute Rob Foord tapping home after being played in by Rye.

A winner would sadly not come – the closest they got was a Mark Wood volley that smashed off the cross bar – but the lads will be happy with a point having trailed 0-2 relatively early in the game.

**We will try and keep you updated throughout the season with how the lads are getting on, so please give them as much coverage as possible.

If you fancy a game, or want to get involved in any other capacity, then contact either @chriswillis288 or @GILLINGHAMIFA on Twitter.



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