Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Spurs in History - 13th February

13th February, 1901

Preston North End 2 Spurs 4 FA Cup 1st Round Replay

Having failed to win at White Hart Lane, Spurs were given little chance of surviving this F.A.Cup 1st Round Replay. However, for the replay at Preston, Spurs had an injured player returning, captain John Jones. Spurs looked a different side Spurs and played with greater urgency, going ahead within six minutes from a goal by John Cameron, their Secretary/Manager. Two further goals from Sandy Brown gave Spurs a comfortable half-time lead. Preston scored in the second half but Brown completed his hat-trick and although scoring again, Preston were well beaten and Spurs were safely through to the next round .

The first stage of a memorable and historic Cup campaign had been successfully completed by the non-League team - Spurs, the giant-killers were on their way.

13th February, 1915

Middlesbrough 7 Spurs 5 1st Division

In the final season before football ceased due to the 1st World War, Spurs suffered a number of heavy defeats in a season that ultimately ended in relegation. This is Spurs only League game to record a 5-7 score, and centre forward Jimmy Cantrell scored four of Spurs' goals. Bert Bliss scored the other goal and Spurs also managed to miss a penalty while Borough scored from the spot.


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