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Legends hit back!

Posted on 20 June 2012  - 07:32

The Spurs Legends team return to action in Harlow this Sunday, June 24 - fresh from a knockout victory over a team of boxers last weekend!

Legends hit back!

The likes of Stuart Nethercott, David Howells, Paul Miller and Tony Galvin will be dusting themselves down and getting ready to go again, as they prepare to face Alemite Athletic at Harlow's Paringdon Sports Club.

Kick-off this Sunday is at 2pm, and tickets will be available on the day.

The match takes place at Paringdon Sports Club, Paringdon Road, Great Parndon, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4QT.

The lads found their fighting spirit once again last weekend, as they returned to winning ways at the Ford Sports and Social Club in Ilford with an 8-0 win over Mitchell’s Marvels – a charity team of boxers and celebrities united in support of young Mitchell Huth, a sufferer of the rare and aggressive form of cancer known as Neuroblastoma.

The fighters, who included CFC Heavyweight Champion Mark Potter and former three-time World Champion Duke McKenzie among their ranks, were on the ropes as early as the 11th minute as Justin Edinburgh controlled Mark Falco’s left-wing cross and set up David Howells to sweep the ball past Marvels goalkeeper, comedian Terry Alderton, to put Spurs in front.

Six minutes later, Alderton made a low block to deny Howells, the rebound headed wide by Stuart Nethercott, who had stayed up following a corner.

Howells saw a volley headed off the line, before Garry Brooke clipped a long-range effort just over the bar.

Howells finally doubled his tally on 39 minutes. Kevin Watson played the ball in from the right, and after a step-over by Edinburgh, it ran to Howells who scored from 15 yards.

Four minutes after half-time, the Legends increased their lead. Edinburgh was brought down in the box, and guest player Keith Powell scored left-footed from the spot.

A series of close-range goals from Micky Southam saw the Legends increase their lead to six, but the crowd showed their appreciation for keeper Alderton soon afterwards as he made a spectacular double save.

Carl Brown and Powell finished off the Spurs side of the scoreline, but there was still time for some late drama at the other end.

The Marvels won a penalty a minute into stoppage time, and after a brief pause it was Kevin Mitchell who stepped up to take the kick. But the man known as 'The Dagenham Destroyer' only succeeded in hitting the post as the Legends maintained a clean sheet.

Spurs Legends: Gareth Howells, Paul Miller, Tony Galvin, Dave Stoner, Stuart Nethercott, Kevin Watson, Garry Brooke, Justin Edinburgh, Micky Jarrett, David Howells, Mark Falco. Subs: Andy Polston, Keith Powell, Trevor Wilkinson, Micky Southam, Carl Brown.