We move nearer to home as we feature the front cover of our programme
for the visit to White Hart Lane of Southampton for a Division Two
encounter on March 28, 1936.
The man portrayed was Ralph Ward, an
interesting character who had made his Spurs debut at Upton Park just
two weeks before following his move from Bradford Park Avenue.
had impressed Spurs manager Jack Tresadern when we needed a replay to
overcome fellow Second Division outfit Bradford in the fifth round of
the FA Cup in the February of that year.
And he certainly played
his part in this game as we beat Saints 8-0 with Joe Meek (3), George
Hunt (3 – one penalty) and Willie Evans (2) scoring our goals.
tough tackling full-back, and expert penalty taker, Ward used his
physical presence to his and the team’s advantage. He weighed nearly 14
stone yet stood only a little over five feet eight inches tall in his
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