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Looking at postal zones all over the country where a little bit of Spurs history was made. This month John Fennelly takes us back to NN8 1NL – Irthlingborough Road, Wellingborough.

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Our 1897 squad

We played in our first-ever Cup Final on April 29, 1897, when we faced Wellingborough on their ground in the Wellingborough Charity Cup.

Having overcome our fellow Southern Leaguers Gravesend United 3-2 at Northumberland Park in the provisional round – thanks to goals from William Fleming (2) and Willie Almond – we then won 2-0 at Wolverton where Richard McElhaney netted along with Charlie Lanham.



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