Nationwide Division One, 19/10/02, 3pm
Last time: 0-0 (18/11/01)
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Background: See season preview
Last match: vs. Rotherham United (A, 12/10/02, D1-1)
Last line-up: J.Brown, N.Nosworthy, C.Hope, B.Ashby, P.Shaw, A.Hessenthaler, P.Smith, M.Saunders, D.Perpetuini, R.Wallace, G.Ipoua (Subs: L.Johnson, K.James, R.Rose, D.Spiller, V.Bartram)
Ex-Gills at Watford: None
Ex-Hornets at Gillingham: Barry Ashby, Andy Hessenthaler, Richard Hill, David Perpetuini
Mutual friends: Dennis Bailey, Peter Beadle, Steve Butler, Liburd Henry, Andy Kennedy, Glenn Roeder, Neil Smillie, Rod Thomas
Web sites: Gills Connect (Rivals), Official
Shorts, Scarf or Souwester?: See Met Office (Manston)
Travel information: Note that there is engineering work on the line between London Victoria and Gillingham, and
journeys, including temporary bus services, are expected to take about two hours. For further information, call
National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.
On this day
Previous reports: Bury 1 Watford 1 19/10/96
Celebrity birthdays: John Le Carre (1931), Evander Holyfield (1962)
Historical events: Basketball was introduced to the 1936 Olympic Games by the Berlin Organization Committee (1933), The Guilford Four were cleared of all charges and released after 14 years in prison (1989)
Saint of the day: Saint Peter of Alcantara, a Sixteen Century monk, slept for no more than an hour and a half a night for forty years. His cell was too small to lie down in, so he slept in a crouch with his head against a spike. His howling ensured that his fellow monks got very little sleep either, winning him the role of patron of night watchmen.