Saturday, May 05, 2007

Spurs in History - 5th May

5th May, 1962
Spurs 3 Burnley 1 F.A.CUP FINAL at Wembley.
My first memory of Tottenham Hotspur FC - Spurs, as a young boy, watching the game on the television in a furniture shop while my parents bought a dining room suite -they still have it. What a way to start, although it was a couple of years before I would become devoted to the club and the fanatic that I have been for the last forty years.

Burnley had finished second in the League, ahead of Spurs who had the perfect start in the Final with Jimmy Greaves scoring, as he predicted, in the opening minutes and securing victory, after Burnley had equalised early in the second half, with further goals from Bobby Smith and a penalty from Danny Blanchflower.

Spurs had retained the F.A.Cup and secured a place in Europe which was to bring further success the following year.

Team: Brown; Baker, Henry; Blanchflower (Captain), Norman, Mackay; Medwin, White, Smith, Greaves, Jones.


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