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Spurs v Bristol Rovers, 1977

Posted on 9 August 2004  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Spurs 9 Bristol Rovers 0

AFTER relegation from the top flight, Spurs had made a good start to their Second Division campaign having won six of their first eight games, but they went into this clash with Bristol Rovers on the back of a 4-1 defeat by Charlton and were desperate to return to winning ways.
Only 48 hours earlier, Keith Burkinshaw forked out £60,000 for little-known Torquay striker Colin Lee and the man who had only been playing as a forward for a season, had a dream debut putting four past a hapless Rovers side.
It took Lee just 21 minutes to get on the scoresheet when he swept home Glenn Hoddle's cross. Four minutes later he grabbed his second when he headed home John Pratt's corner.
Hoddle was the provider once more a minute before the interval when his cross was met by Peter Taylor to make it 3-0.
The second half saw Spurs simply overrun the Pirates and Ian Moores made 4-0 on 56 minutes and the final quarter was simply an exhibition by the Burkinshaw's side with Hoddle teasing Rovers with some sublime pieces of skill.
Lee grabbed his hat-trick on 75 minutes and two goal in as many minutes from Moores saw him complete his first treble for the club to make it 7-0.
Two minutes from time Lee capped off a memorable debut when he tapped home his fourth, but the best was saved until last when Hoddle collected Moores' pass over the Rovers defence to score a magnificent goal which sealed Spurs record league victory.

Team: Daines; Naylor, Holmes, Hoddle, McAllister, Perryman, Pratt, McNab, Moores, Lee, Taylor.
Attendance: 26, 311.