Monday, March 27, 2006

27th March - Spurs in History

1964-65 - a strange season

Spurs undefeated at White Hart Lane through the complete season but managed only one away win (at Forest on Boxing Day - 2-1).  They completed the 'double' over Forest by winning 4-0 at home, two days later.

The season ended with some high scoring games:
Leicester won 6-2
Blackburn Won 5-2
Blackpool Won 4-1
Liverpool Won 3-0 
and on
27th March, 1965
Spurs 7 Wolves 4
Cliff Jones hat-trick
An eleven goal thriller, the Spurs goals were scored by Eddie Clayton, Les Allen, Alan Gilzean(2), Cliff Jones(3).

The game threw up a number of interesting facts:–
this was Les Allen’s last goal for Spurs,
Keith Weller a young forward made his debut and
Jimmy Greaves was playing and surprisingly did not score.

Wolves had scored first but Spurs equalized and at half-time the score was 1-1.  With six minutes to go the score was 5-4 and then Jones scored two late goals for his hat-trick.  With six matches to play Spurs were fourth in the League but eleven points behind the top three teams.

Spurs finished the season in 6th.

Also on this day:
1967 v Everton (a) Won 2-0 Mullery, Gilzean
1970 v Nottingham Forest (h) Won 4-1 Gilzean(2), Chivers(2)
1976 v Sheffield United (h) Won 5-0 Young, Perryman(2), Chivers, Duncan


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