Thursday, January 18, 2007

Spurs in History - 18th January

18th January, 1965

Spurs 5 Torquay United 1 FA Cup 3rd Round Replay

Due to wintry weather conditions, the original replay had to be postponed but Spurs managed to win comfortably against the Division 4 side that put up a gallant fight especially in the first half.

A hat-trick from Jimmy Greaves and goals from Alan Gilzean and Jimmy Robertson ensured Spurs first Cup win since they won the trophy in 1962.

In the first tie, Spurs had come from a goal down to lead 3 – 1 with seven minutes remaining but Torquay scored twice in two minutes for a grandstand finish through the last five minutes that Spurs managed to survive – JUST! Spurs goals had been scored by Maurice Norman and Alan Gilzean (2).

This was the first FA Cup tie that Spurs had won since their Cup success back in 1962 - three seasons without a Cup win.

Team: Jennings; Knowles, Henry, Mullery, Norman, Clayton, Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Jones, Dyson.

[In the first game at Torquay - Tony Marchi had played in place of Eddie Clayton]


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