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Legends XI update

Posted on 1 August 2011  - 12:00

The next match in a busy summer schedule for the Spurs Legends side takes place at Lode FC near Cambridge this Sunday (August 7).

The next match in a busy summer schedule for the Spurs Legends side takes place at Lode FC near Cambridge this Sunday (August 7).

With the likes of Tony Galvin and Garry Brooke scheduled to be involved as usual, all proceeds from the event will be donated to Breast Cancer Research.

Kick-off is at 2pm and the full address of the ground is Lode Recreation Ground, The Fassage, Lode Road, Lode, Cambridge, CB25 9HB.

Elsewhere, Justin Edinburgh, Steve Sedgley and Paul Allen were among the star names on show as the Legends slipped to a 4-2 defeat at Brightlingsea Regent in Essex this past Saturday.

Brightlingsea took the lead on 12 minutes when their attacker netted the rebound after a decent low block from goalkeeper Gareth Howells, who subsequently made an impressive left-handed save to deny the hosts a second goal within two minutes.

Howells could do nothing to stop a delightful curler from outside the area as Brightlingsea did eventually double their lead in the 34th minute.

But it was the goalkeeper’s brother David Howells who pulled Spurs back into the contest, putting away a 41st minute spot kick with aplomb after Warren Gravette was felled in the area.

Two minutes after the restart it was all square as substitute Micky Jarrett saw his fierce effort go up and over the home side’s goalkeeper and into the centre of the net to make it 2-2.

Steve Sedgley found the roof of the net with a speculative lob from 40 yards just after the hour mark, before Stuart Nethercott went up for a corner and thundered a header against the bar.

Brightlingsea, though, secured the win with two late goals, the first after they somehow avoided the offside trap and the second with a long-range shot that curled into the top corner.

Mark Falco and Mark Stimson also turned out for the Legends, with manager Garry Brooke manning the dugout.