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Past Present - Scott Houghton

Where are they now? Billy Shaw catches up with a former player to find out what they are doing these days and briefly look back on their time in N17. This month: SCOTT HOUGHTON.

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Scott Houghton still remembers the night the lights went out at White Hart Lane. It was, after all, the catalyst for his finest hour in a Tottenham shirt!

We were playing host to Luton – coincidentally where the young midfielder hailed from – in November, 1991, when the Lane was momentarily plunged into darkness due to a floodlight failure.

When visibility was restored our own performance was lit up as well – we went on to win the game 4-1 with Houghton, at the time a recent graduate into the first team picture, bagging a brace and Gary Lineker adding the other two.

They would prove to be Houghton’s only senior goals for us, and as such the night stuck has stuck in his memory ever since.



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