Gillingham kicked off their pre-season campaign with a 1-0 win away from home at Faversham Town, thanks to a Tom Eaves strike on his Gills debut.
Adrian Pennock turned out two different XIs, one in each half, as he gave a run-out to the majority of his first-team squad as the players blew off the cobwebs with their first semi-competitive match since last season.
After the match a host of Gills players took to social media to share their thoughts on the first pre-season game of the new campaign.
Good to get my first game under the belt, and a good run out for the lads. Start as you mean to go on @TheGillsFC ⚽️
— Thomas Eaves (@Thomas__Eaves) July 7, 2017
— Alex Lacey (@alexlacey24) July 8, 2017
Very happy to get that first 45 mins ticked off in our first pre season game. Good run out for all the boys⚽️ Onwards & upwards @TheGillsFC
— BradleyGarmston#3 (@BradleyGarmston) July 7, 2017
— Gabriel Zakuani (@Gabs50Zakuani) July 7, 2017
Week 2 of pre season done ✅ and 45 minutes in the bank
— Mark Byrne (@Byrner_33) July 7, 2017
— Finn O'Mara (@finnomara) July 7, 2017