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Histon next for Legends after hard-fought draw

Posted on 13 July 2017  - 07:00

It’s next stop Histon for the Spurs Legends team, as the group of ex-White Hart Lane players prepare for their next test a week on Sunday (July 23).

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They’ll be taking on a Histon & Petals XI at the Cambridgeshire club, kick-off 2pm.

Tickets will be available on the day. The full address of the venue is: Histon FC, The Glassworld Stadium, Bridge Road, Impington, Cambridge, CB24 9PH.

The Legends head into the game off the back of a tough 5-5 draw against a Community Select XI at Edgware Town FC this past Sunday (July 9).

Stuart Nethercott got the ball rolling with a powerful back post header in the first half, but the Legends were always chasing the game and it needed the pace of a guest player, plus a tactical change at half-time, to nullify the threat of their younger opponents.

Josh Beharia and Moishe Lewis put the hosts 2-0 up inside eight minutes, while Legends goalkeeper Gareth Howells pulled off a smart save to prevent the deficit from getting bigger.

Darren Anderton went close as the Legends started to find their rhythm in the heat and it was the ex-England international star who supplied the corner from which Nethercott headed in to reduce the arrears on 24 minutes.

Keeper Howells pulled off a miraculous double-save moments later but while his brother, 1991 FA Cup winner David Howells, was inches away from an equaliser at the other end, the hosts made it 3-1 seven minutes before the break with a close-range finish from Zack Lewis as the Legends appealed for a free-kick for a high boot in the area.

Recognising their predicament, the Legends switched to three at the back at half-time with Mark Stimson dropping in alongside Nethercott and Brian Statham, with Tony Galvin playing in an advanced role down the right flank. And they were soon right back in the game as Micky Jarrett reacted quickest to clip the ball over the goalkeeper following a good pass forward from Mark Falco within 60 seconds of the restart, before David Howells teed up substitute Micky Southam to blast home from the edge of the box on 52 minutes.

Both sides then traded goals as Zack Lewis curled into the bottom corner from 20 yards on 56 minutes, David Howells again supplied the ball for Southam to head in on 71, Moishe Lewis doubled his tally on 86 before guest player Avi Markowitz grabbed an 88th-minute equaliser from the right angle. A tough day at the office, but a share of the spoils nevertheless!