Sunday, April 30, 2006

30th April - Spurs in History

30th April, 1910

Spurs 2 Chelsea 1 (1st Division)

Spurs were elected to the Football League, 2nd Division, in 1908 from the Southern League. Finishing second to Bolton Wanderers in their first year in the Football League, they won promotion to Division 1 but Spurs had found life very difficult in the top flight.

This was a crucial last day of the season victory against fellow relegation threatened strugglers, Chelsea. The situation was clear, whichever team lost would be relegated. Spurs won before a crowd of 35,000 with goals from Billy Minter and the all important second goal from centre forward Percy Humphreys who had previously played for Chelsea.

Spurs victory ensured their 1st Division survival and so close was it at the bottom that the two points enabled them to move up to 15th place, while condemning Chelsea to relegation.

30th April, 1921

Spurs 1 Huddersfield Town 0

A week earlier Spurs had won the FA Cup so prior to this game the trophy was carried around White Hart Lane to the delight of the spectators. The winning goal was scored by right winger, Jimmy Banks.

Two goals from Steve Achibald brought Spurs their last win on his day.

Spurs last win was in 1983, a 2-0 victory over Liverpool at White Hart Lane. The goals were scored by Steve Archibald.

The last game played on this day was at Wimbledon in 1994. Teddy Sheringham scored a penalty but the team lost 1-2 and there struggle against relegation went on with two games remaining.


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