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Tue Jul 16
19:30

Match day

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AFC Bournemouth U23 (H)
Tue Jul 16 19:30
The Vanarama National League South
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Michael Gilkes

Michael Gilkes

Stats

Position: Midfielder
First Appearance: 01-09-2001 vs Lewes
Appearances: 82
First Goal: 11-12-2001 vs Bracknell Town
Goals: 11

Bio

Wide midfield player who joined the club following his release from Millwall.

Retained his pace in his later career but also made intelligent use of the ball and had a tremendous work rate, setting the perfect example to the younger players. Went on to join the coaching staff at the club becoming number two to Eddie Denton before moving back into professional coaching.

Gilkes played more than 550 times as a professional and made his name with the Reading side that nearly won promotion to the Premier League in the early 1990s. A fast, tricky winger, he made over 400 appearances in all competitions for the Berkshire club as they went from the old Fourth Division to the very edge of the top flight. They finished second in the new Division One in 1995 (only missing out on automatic promotion due to the streamlining of the FA Premier League from 22 clubs to 20) and reached the playoff final, surrendering a 2–0 lead held until the 75th minute before losing 4–3 in extra time to Bolton Wanderers. At the Rumbelows Cup Final in 1992 at Wembley Stadium he came third in the Rumbelows Sprint Contest.

Gilkes spent nearly thirteen years with the Royals, scoring 52 goals, before he was sold to Wolves in March 1997, managed by Mark McGhee who had departed from Reading to Wolves 16 months earlier.

He spent two seasons at Molineux before manager Keith Stevens signed him for Millwall. His time at the Molineux was less successful than it was at Elm Park, scoring just once in 38 league appearances, though he did come close to reaching the Premier League with them just as he had done at Reading. He joined Wolves just weeks before the end of the 1996–97 season, as they were edged out of the automatic promotion places to Barnsley and lost to Crystal Palace in the playoffs. A year later they finished ninth, missing out on the playoffs, but enjoyed a run to the FA Cup semi finals where they narrowly lost to Arsenal.

In a vote to compile the Royals' best-ever eleven, Gilkes was voted the best left-winger with 80.6% of the vote. Gilkes played at the Madejski Stadium in the Royals Legends game on 1 May 2006. Since retiring from the game, Gilkes has swapped his tracksuit for a business suit in order to carve out a successful career as a Mortgage Consultant for a Reading based Estate Agent.

Gilkes joined the firm back in November 2008 and is now a fully qualified mortgage consultant working out of the Reading branch. He was recruited by his former boss Mick Gooding – the popular midfielder who went on to manage the club from 1994–96. Mr Gooding is now responsible for the day-to-day running of the Estate Agency.

Gilkes in now Head Coach of Southern league Division One South & west side Hungerford Town F.C. alongside newly appointed manager Bobby Wilkinson. Gilkes is also a personal trainer. Gilkes has re-joined Reading F.C. as a Part-time Academy Coach.

History

Match Date Home Score Away Competition Goals Cards
23-03-2004 Corinthian Casuals 4-1 Slough Town League Match report
19-11-2003 Slough Town 1-4 Cheshunt Ryman League Cup Match report
15-11-2003 Horsham 1-4 Slough Town League Match report
03-05-2003 Berkhamsted Town 3-1 Slough Town League Match report
28-04-2003 Slough Town 2-1 Wembley League Match report
21-04-2003 Slough Town 0-2 Yeading League Match report
19-04-2003 Leyton Pennant 0-2 Slough Town League Match report
15-04-2003 Slough Town 2-0 East Thurrock United League Match report
12-04-2003 Slough Town 1-1 Uxbridge League Match report
08-04-2003 Wivenhoe Town 1-2 Slough Town League Match report
05-04-2003 Harlow Town 2-2 Slough Town League Match report
01-04-2003 Aveley 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
29-03-2003 Thame United 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
22-03-2003 Slough Town 5-1 Tilbury League Match report
18-03-2003 Slough Town 0-3 Wingate & Finchley League Match report
15-03-2003 Hemel Hempstead Town 2-2 Slough Town League Match report
08-03-2003 Slough Town 1-1 Aveley League Match report
08-02-2003 Slough Town 3-0 Arlesey Town League Match report
04-02-2003 Slough Town 2-0 Thame United League Match report
28-01-2003 Slough Town 2-2 Hertford Town League Match report
25-01-2003 Slough Town 3-0 Oxford City League Match report
18-01-2003 Wealdstone 3-2 Slough Town League Match report
14-01-2003 Great Wakering Rovers 2-2 Slough Town League Match report
04-01-2003 Northwood 5-1 Slough Town League Match report
26-12-2002 Yeading 0-2 Slough Town League Match report
21-12-2002 Slough Town 5-1 Leyton Pennant League Match report
17-12-2002 Slough Town 1-1 Wealdstone League Match report
14-12-2002 Hornchurch 3-2 Slough Town League Match report
09-11-2002 Slough Town 0-1 Hemel Hempstead Town League Match report
02-11-2002 Lewes 6-4 Slough Town FA Trophy Match report
26-10-2002 Slough Town 3-2 Canvey Island FA Cup Match report
22-10-2002 Slough Town 4-0 Wivenhoe Town League Match report
19-10-2002 Oxford City 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
15-10-2002 Wingate & Finchley 2-3 Slough Town League Match report
12-10-2002 Slough Town 4-2 Hampton & Richmond Boro' FA Cup Match report
28-09-2002 AFC Totton 2-2 Slough Town FA Cup Match report
24-09-2002 Arlesey Town 1-0 Slough Town League Match report
21-09-2002 Slough Town 1-0 Barton Rovers League Match report
14-09-2002 St. Leonards 1-2 Slough Town FA Cup Match report
10-09-2002 Slough Town 1-1 Harlow Town League Match report
06-09-2002 Uxbridge 0-1 Slough Town League Match report
31-08-2002 Thame United 1-2 Slough Town FA Cup Match report
26-08-2002 Slough Town 2-1 Northwood League Match report
24-08-2002 Marlow 2-3 Slough Town League Match report
20-08-2002 East Thurrock United 0-2 Slough Town League Match report
17-08-2002 Slough Town 1-1 Hornchurch League Match report
27-04-2002 Slough Town 0-1 Bognor Regis Town League Match report
20-04-2002 Staines Town 0-1 Slough Town League Match report
06-04-2002 Dulwich Hamlet 0-0 Slough Town League Match report
01-04-2002 Windsor & Eton 3-3 Slough Town League Match report
30-03-2002 Slough Town 3-0 Bromley League Match report
23-03-2002 Slough Town 1-2 Ford Utd League Match report
19-03-2002 Maidenhead United 3-2 Slough Town B&B Senior Cup Match report
16-03-2002 Aylesbury United 4-0 Slough Town League Match report
09-03-2002 Slough Town 0-0 Whyteleafe League Match report
02-03-2002 Thame United 3-0 Slough Town League Match report
23-02-2002 Slough Town 3-0 Uxbridge League Match report
16-02-2002 Harlow Town 1-4 Slough Town League Match report
12-02-2002 Slough Town 2-1 Barking & East Ham Utd League Match report
09-02-2002 Slough Town 3-1 Tooting & Mitcham Utd League Match report
02-02-2002 Northwood 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
22-01-2002 Slough Town 3-0 Windsor & Eton League Match report
19-01-2002 Carshalton Ath 2-1 Slough Town League Match report
12-01-2002 Slough Town 6-0 Wealdstone League Match report
05-01-2002 Worthing 0-3 Slough Town League Match report
01-01-2002 Yeading 0-0 Slough Town League Match report
29-12-2001 Slough Town 1-2 Oxford City League Match report
22-12-2001 Slough Town 0-1 Hitchin Town Ryman League Cup Match report
15-12-2001 Walton & Hersham 1-1 Slough Town League Match report
11-12-2001 Slough Town 1-0 Bracknell Town B&B Senior Cup Match report
08-12-2001 Slough Town 2-1 Northwood League Match report
04-12-2001 Bracknell Town 1-1 Slough Town B&B Senior Cup Match report
27-11-2001 Wembley 4-6 Slough Town Ryman League Cup Match report
23-10-2001 Slough Town 4-0 Harlow Town League Match report
02-10-2001 Slough Town 1-1 Thame United League Match report
29-09-2001 Whyteleafe 0-2 Slough Town League Match report
25-09-2001 Uxbridge 3-1 Slough Town League Match report
22-09-2001 Slough Town 1-1 Carshalton Ath League Match report
11-09-2001 Barking & East Ham Utd 0-1 Slough Town League Match report
08-09-2001 Wealdstone 2-1 Slough Town League Match report
04-09-2001 Slough Town 0-1 Worthing League Match report
01-09-2001 Lewes 3-0 Slough Town FA Cup Match report

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