Stuart Nethercott was on the scoresheet as the Spurs Legends side performed a late turnaround to clinch a 4-3 victory over the KNI Foundation in a charity match on Sunday.
The ex-White Hart Lane favourites had fallen 3-1 behind against their young opposition, but a flurry of late goals turned the game in Tottenham’s favour.
Former Spurs attacker Paul McVeigh (pictured) made his debut for the Legends side having travelled down to the game at Ware FC, Hertfordshire, from his Norwich home.
The KNI Foundation took the lead mid-way through the first half with a close range goal after an attack down the left.
There was an unbelievable moment on the half-hour mark when Spurs hit the bar three times in 30 seconds.
First a looping effort from Nethercott smacked off the face of the bar, before Mark Falco’s effort – struck with his back to goal – also cannoned off the woodwork.
Substitute James Bunn then followed up with a left-footed half-volley, but again the bar prevented Spurs from scoring.
Bunn made amends a minute later though, winning a penalty and firing low to the keeper’s left from the resulting spot kick.
The KNI Foundation regained the lead nine minutes before half-time when a 40-yard shot sailed in, before their attacker beat the offside trap to make it 3-1 on 50 minutes.
Tottenham’s opponents looked to be in the ascendency, but Nethercott scored a crucial goal on 66 minutes when he headed in after a corner from Bunn.
Micky Jarrett then ran through to equalise with 10 minutes remaining, before Mark Stimson dug the ball out from under his feet to score from close range four minutes from time.
Spurs Legends: Simon Dobson, Paul Allen, Tony Galvin, Stuart Nethercott, John Lacy, Garry Brooke, Paul McVeigh, Mark Stimson, David Kerslake, Clive Wilson, Mark Falco. Subs used: Dave McDonald, James Bunn, Trevor Wilkinson, Micky Jarrett.