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Spot kick frenzy in Legends clash!

Posted on 8 August 2011  - 12:00

A hat-trick of penalties from two-time FA Cup winner Garry Brooke helped the Spurs Legends XI secure a 6-4 victory at Lode FC near Cambridge on Sunday.

A hat-trick of penalties from two-time FA Cup winner Garry Brooke helped the Spurs Legends XI secure a 6-4 victory at Lode FC near Cambridge on Sunday.

The central midfielder put away two spot kicks in the first half, before adding a third after the interval in a match that saw defender John Lacy return to Legends action after a three-month hiatus.

Lacy played 90 minutes at right-back, while the presence of Tony Galvin at left-back saw Justin Edinburgh shift into a central defensive role alongside the ever-enthusiastic Stuart Nethercott.

The ex-White Hart Lane favourites started slowly, and fell behind after just three minutes following a Lode attack down the right.

Parity was restored just two minutes later though, as Brooke sent the home keeper the wrong way with the first instalment of his spot kick trilogy following a foul on Trevor Wilkinson in the box.

A last-ditch tackle by the retreating Stuart Nethercott prevented the home side regaining the lead shortly afterwards, although it was Lode who scored next when they put away a penalty awarded for a handball by a Spurs defender in the area.

Penalties seemed to be the order of the day, and the next one went to Spurs after Micky Jarrett was upended. Up stepped Brooke to make it 2-2 on the 18 minute mark.

Lode took the lead for the third time mid-way through the first half when a ball in from the right found the net with visiting goalkeeper Simon Dobson way off his line.

However, a brace from Micky Jarrett shortly before the break turned the game on its head and sent Spurs in at half-time with a 4-3 advantage.

Five minutes after the restart, Jarrett completed his hat-trick with a low shot from just inside the 18-yard box to make it 5-3.

However, an error by keeper Dobson allowed a Lode attacker to roll the ball into an empty net on 72 minutes to reduce the deficit.

Two minutes later though, the scoring was completed as Brooke saw his low penalty just evade the fingertips of the diving Lode custodian and nestle into the bottom left corner of the net after Micky Southam was brought down.

Spurs Legends: Simon Dobson, John Lacy, Tony Galvin, Justin Edinburgh, Stuart Nethercott, Garry Brooke, Micky Southam, Mark Falco, Micky Jarrett, Trevor Wilkinson, Glen Southam.