The Spurs Legends will be turning back the clock for a re-match of the 1987 FA Cup final in Coventry this Sunday (July 10).
Mark Falco, Tony Galvin and Garry Brooke will be joined by a host of other well-known Tottenham faces from down the years for the match at Coventry Rugby Club, The Butts Park Arena, The Butts, Coventry, CV1 3GE.
Opposite them will be a Coventry Legends side consisting of a number of City’s class of ’87, who will no doubt be looking to repeat their famous victory in the original game.
Kick-off is at 2.00pm and tickets cost £5 for adults and £3 for children and concessions.
There will also be a charity dinner/dance and auction the night before at Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena. For information and tickets for the evening function on Saturday (£50 per head), email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Spurs Legends warmed up for next weekend’s match with a 4-1 victory over Headley United Legends in Hampshire on Sunday afternoon (July 3).
A sparkling hat-trick from Andy Sinton – fresh off the tarmac after a five-hour drive to the ground – capped a fine win in the sunshine before a large crowd.
Mark Falco’s early volley from Glen Southam’s ball in produce a superb reaction save from the Headley keeper five minutes into the match.
But the home custodian could do nothing about Sinton’s well-struck effort which nestled into the bottom of the net with 10 minutes on the clock.
Tottenham’s lead lasted just two minutes, as a cross from Headley’s right was inadvertently diverted into his own net by Stuart Nethercott.
The centre-back tried to make amends at the other end on 32 minutes, but his header from Southam’s corner cleared the bar.
Four minutes later, Falco tried his luck on the half-volley after being fed by Sinton, but the ball became wedged under the home keeper, who was consequently able to keep the ball out.
At the other end, a Headley attack was thwarted by David Howells, who took a page out of his brother Gareth’s book by keeping goal for the afternoon.
Recognised keeper Gareth played for Spurs as a youngster, but on this occasion his brother David did him proud with a sliding tackle inside his own box to clear the danger from a Headley charge.
David – normally a midfielder – once played between the sticks for Southampton in the Premier League, meaning his stint in goal on Sunday wasn’t totally alien to him.
Shortly before half-time, Sinton scored the goal of the game to put Spurs back in front. He showed great awareness to receive the ball in midfield and immediately sent a 35-yard lob over the home goalkeeper with a deft touch.
Ten minutes after the break, Micky Jarrett squandered a great chance when he fired over the bar for Spurs, before Sinton completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot on 61 minutes after Trevor Wilkinson had been bundled over in the box.
The scoring was completed by Falco five minutes from time when he got on the end of a cross from Jarrett to fire home with aplomb.
Howells made a superb save just before the end to ensure Spurs finished the match with a three-goal cushion.
A DVD of the match was made by fans of the home club. This will soon be available from Headley United FC.
Spurs Legends: David Howells, Clive Wilson, Tony Galvin (sub: Micky Southam), Mark Stimson, Stuart Nethercott, Glen Southam, Garry Brooke, Andy Sinton, Trevor Wilkinson (sub: Richard Cooke), Mark Falco, Micky Jarrett.