Friday, October 13, 2006

Spurs in History - 12th October

12th October, 1957

Spurs 3 Arsenal 1 (1st Divison)

A poor start to the season saw Spurs struggling in the relegation places. Injuries had not helped Spurs who had gained only 8 points from the first twelve games and had conceded 13 goals in their previous three games.

Ted Ditchburn, at almost 36, was recalled in goal for this game and Spurs earned a confidence inspiring win.

Bobby Smith scored the opening goal and Terry Medwin (above) added the second before half-time. A second Medwin goal ensured Spurs victory with Arsenal only managing a late consolation, scoring from the rebound after Ditchburn had saved a penalty.

During the rest of the season Spurs managed to recover sufficiently to climb to third position.


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