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We've Met Before | Gillingham

We take a look at previous meetings against the Gills...

22 August 2019

We take a look back at the head-to-head record between the Sky Blues and the weekend's opponents, Gillingham.

HEAD TO HEAD

Coventry have 26 wins from 55 meetings winning almost half of the fixtures between the clubs.

There have been 13 draws - including two 1-1 score-lines last season - while Coventry have been beaten 16 times.

The inaugural meetings took place in 1926-27 when the Gills did the double, winning each game 2-0.

The three games before points were played for again in 2001-02 were the only cup games in the series, each team progressing once with a draw for good measure.

             

LAST VISIT 

The Sky Blues had over 27,000 supporters in attendance for the last visit between the two sides, coming on the club annual Community Day fixture.

City dominated from the off and finally made the breakthrough midway through the second half.

A counter-attack from on-loan attacker, Bright Enobakhare ended with the man himself scoring his first goal for the Sky Blues.

However, Gillingham were awarded a penalty in injury time which would be converted by Tom Eaves, to give the Gills a valuable point.

 

BIGGEST WIN

Gillingham must have been sick of the sight of Coventry in 1933-34. The opening day of the season saw City whack them 7-1 with Clarrie Bourton being one of three players to net twice.

Gill’s fans would have been relieved that Bourton was missing when City turned up at the Priestfield Stadium four months later – but Coventry scored seven again, winning 7-3.

Star of the show was Arthur Bacon who sensationally scored five. Of course he couldn’t keep it up – only scoring four in the next game! Bacon ended the season with 16 goals in 14 games but only played twice more.

           

WORST DEFEAT

The Gills put four past City in March 2014 but a 3-0 reverse in March 1933 is the heaviest defeat as Coventry at least scored twice in that game of five years ago.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Fifty goals were scored in 13 games against Gillingham in a sequence starting 90 years ago this year – despite City failing to score in two of those games! Coventry’s scores in that run were: 5, 3, 0, 2, 3, 6, 4, 0, 7, 7, 4, 5, 4. 


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