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Anderton on target again for Legends

Posted on 23 November 2011  - 12:00

Darren Anderton struck twice as our Spurs Legends XI secured a 5-1 win against Fulbourn Sports at Histon on Sunday.

Darren Anderton struck twice as our Spurs Legends XI secured a 5-1 win against Fulbourn Sports at Histon on Sunday.

The match – held as a memorial for Tom Smith, who collapsed and died after playing for Fulbourn in early October – was preceded by a flypast and landing in the centre circle by the Cambridgeshire Air Ambulance, one of the beneficiary charities for which the event raised money.

Fulbourn made a lively start at the Glass World Stadium and took a surprise lead after just two minutes following an attack down the right.

Anderton, who scored a hat-trick against Tower Hamlets last week, tried his luck from long range at the other end, but his effort flew wide of the far post.

The Legends subsequently found their stride and equalised with 18 minutes on the watch. Mark Stimson found Anderton out on the right, who sent in a decent cross which Mark Falco volleyed home.

Some heroic goal-line defending by Stuart Nethercott prevented Fulbourn from re-taking the lead mid-way through the first half, with Micky Southam scoring twice at the other end before the interval to give Spurs a 3-1 advantage.

The second half produced a midfield battle, but ultimately the team of ex-White Hart Lane favourites showed their superiority with two goals in the final 10 minutes.

Anderton fired low into the bottom corner of the net after the goalkeeper had parried the ball into his path, before the midfielder doubled his tally with a well-placed shot that went beyond the fingertips of the diving Fulbourn stopper.

Spurs Legends: Simon Dobson, Andy Edmonds, Tony Galvin, Justin Edinburgh, Stuart Nethercott, Kevin Watson, Micky Southam, Mark Stimson, Darren Anderton, Mark Falco, Trevor Wilkinson. Sub: Garry Brooke.

With thanks, as always, to Billy Shaw.

Photographs by Harry Hubbard.

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