Our Spurs Legends team - which regularly features the likes of Mark Falco, Tony Galvin, Stuart Nethercott and Garry Brooke - returns to action this Sunday, October 16 at The Hive, training ground of Barnet FC.
The team of Lilywhites favourites from yesteryear will be taking on Wapping Warriors Old Boys to raise funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
With a number of well-known faces from down the years scheduled to be in attendance, another fun-packed afternoon is in store!
The match takes place at The Hive Football Centre, Camrose Avenue, Edgware, HA8 6AG, with kick-off scheduled for 2pm. Tickets are available on the day.
Elsewhere, the Legends were denied a spectacular victory by a controversial injury time penalty when they took on Jedris FC at Horsham YMCA in West Sussex this past Sunday.
Our veterans side, which included Darren Anderton and David Howells, recovered from a 3-1 deficit to take a 4-3 lead, only for Jedris to be awarded a penalty for a handball by Neil Smith, from which the hosts levelled to end the game at 4-4.
The match proved another intense outing for the Legends, with David Howells being denied by the onrushing Jedris goalkeeper after only three minutes.
The home side scored on 11 and 20 minutes to put a two-goal margin between them and Spurs, but Howells pulled one back for the Lilywhites with a well-placed shot on the half-hour mark.
Six minutes later the two-goal cushion was restored when a corner swung across the face of goal before being diverted in at the far post after it looked like the danger had passed.
Not to be outdone, Howells made it 3-2 on 39 minutes with an excellent diving header from Anderton’s free kick.
Six minutes after the restart Spurs were back on level terms when Steve Slade chipped the home goalkeeper after his initial shot was parried back into his path.
Anderton and Howells both went close to putting Spurs ahead, with Anderton later hitting the far post with a low free kick through a crowded Jedris area.
In goal, Gareth Howells made a couple of fine saves to keep Spurs in the game, and when Slade turned his marker and fired home from the edge of the box on 88 minutes, a victory for the Legends looked to be on the cards.
But the hosts had other ideas and when a fierce shot from outside the box was driven into a mass of bodies in the Spurs area in added time, the referee deemed that the ball had struck Neil Smith’s arm and pointed to the spot.
Keeper Gareth Howells had no chance to stop the resulting penalty as the game ended 4-4.
Spurs Legends: Gareth Howells, Richard Cooke, Tony Galvin, Mark Stimson, Stuart Nethercott, Clive Wilson, Darren Anderton, Kevin Watson, Steve Slade, David Howells, Andy Polston. Subs: Tim O’Shea, Neil Smith, Andy Edmonds, Trevor Wilkinson.
With thanks to Billy Shaw...