Friday, September 29, 2006

Spurs in History - 29th September

29th September, 1962

Spurs 9 Nottingham Forest 2

Prior to this game Forest had conceded only 11 goals in ten games and afterwards they had their goalkeeper to thank that the score didn’t reach double figures.

However, after five minutes Forest went ahead following a mistake in the Spurs defence. Spurs equalised within a minute through Greaves, went ahead five minutes later with Greaves’ second and had to wait for only another four minutes for the third from Jones.

After half an hour Spurs scored their fourth through White and then Medwin and Greaves, his hat-trick, made it six before half-time.

Spurs were playing slick, interchanging football and continued in the second half with an Allen penalty and a second goal from Jones.

Midway through the second half Forest forced Brown into a number of excellent saves but then late on Spurs re-asserted themselves and Greaves scored his fourth and the Forest keeper saved them from further humiliation.

Forest did manage a second four minutes from time.

Throughout his career Greaves had a tremendous goal scoring record against Forest, scoring 24 League goals against them, fifteen of them for Spurs.


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