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Legends back with a bang

Posted on 22 February 2012  - 09:25

Darren Anderton and David Howells scored two goals each as Spurs Legends returned to action with a 9-3 win against Huntingdon Town Veterans on Sunday.

Legends back with a bang

The midfield pair, who starred for Spurs in the 1990s, were joined by the likes of Stuart Nethercott, Tony Galvin and John Lacy as they registered a comprehensive win thanks to five unanswered goals in the second half.

Another former Spurs favourite, Terry Naylor, was also present in a managerial role.

Anderton fired straight at the Huntingdon goalkeeper in the opening exchanges, while Nethercott got forward and tried his luck without success from the edge of the box.

Garry Brooke fed Anderton to put Spurs in front on nine minutes, but the hosts hit straight back through Nick Eakins.

Spurs keeper Gareth Howells - the younger brother of David - made a stunning save on 16 minutes to prevent Huntingdon from taking the lead, somehow getting back across his area to tip the ball away.

Anderton had another shot saved, before Micky Southam made it 2-1 to Spurs mid-way through the first half.

Micky Jarrett hit a post shortly before slotting home to make it 3-1, but Teddy Dear pulled one back as Huntingdon refused to give in.

Keeper Howells made another fine save at point-blank range, before Spurs got their fourth of the afternoon. Jarrett led a break, passing to David Howells out on the right, whose cross found Anderton at the back post for a simple tap-in.

Once again Huntingdon rallied and got it back to 4-3 on the stroke of half-time, Andy Rossi tucking home the rebound after Howells had saved an initial shot.

The second half took a while to get going, but once Spurs found their scoring boots again there was no stopping the team of ex-White Hart Lane favourites.

Trevor Wilkinson headed home on 67 minutes, before David Howells tapped into an empty net after Jarrett had beaten the home keeper, although Jarrett will argue that the ball had already crossed the line before Howells helped it on its way.

Wilkinson scored again on 73 minutes after the keeper parried Anderton’s shot, before Jarrett volleyed home for 8-3 as the game entered its latter stages.

The scoring was wrapped up by a well-taken David Howells' goal, the midfielder’s shot on the turn going in via the far post four minutes from the end.

Spurs Legends: Gareth Howells, John Lacy (sub: Trevor Wilkinson, 45), Tony Galvin (sub: Harry Conway, 45), Kevin Watson, Stuart Nethercott, Garry Brooke, Micky Southam, Darren Anderton, David Howells, Mark Falco, Micky Jarrett. Manager: Terry Naylor.