A busy month continues for the Spurs Legends this Sunday, October 14, as the lads return to The Hive - the training ground of Barnet FC - to take on Wapping Warriors Old Boys.
The ex-White Hart Lane favourites will be hoping for a repeat of last year’s result against the same opposition – David Howells netted a hat-trick as the Legends romped to an 8-0 win over the Warriors in October 2011!
John Lacy, Mark Falco and Stuart Nethercott are set to join the likes of Tony Galvin and Clive Wilson for this weekend’s re-match, which kicks-off at 2pm.
The full address of the venue is The Hive Football Centre, Camrose Avenue, Edgware, HA8 6AG. Tickets will be available on the day.
After a five-week break, Spurs Legends returned to action last Sunday (October 7) as they registered a 4-1 win against Bowers & Pitsea Veterans.
The superb Kevin Watson marked his return to the side with a well-taken opener with just five minutes on the watch, slotting low into the bottom corner of the net after a square ball across the 18-yard line from Paul McVeigh.
The lively McVeigh turned from provider to scorer in the 14th minute as he latched onto a Clive Wilson ball in from the left to rifle past the Bowers goalkeeper, taking his personal tally to five goals in three games.
Warren Gravette was off target on two separate occasions shortly afterwards, before the Legends increased their lead just before the half-hour mark. Clive Wilson’s shot deflected off a defender on its way into the net, with the Bowers keeper wrong-footed.
The hosts managed to carve out a handful of chances as the half wore on, but on two separate occasions, after breaching the Spurs rearguard, they failed to hit the target.
Tottenham’s centre-half warrior Stuart Nethercott courageously slid in with a fine defensive tackle to prevent Bowers going through again on 36 minutes, but the home side finally made a breakthrough on the stroke of half-time following an attack down the right channel.
Seconds after the restart, McVeigh forced the Bowers keeper to dive low to his left to push a swerving right-footed shot around the post, before Gravette fired wide under pressure after latching onto a loose ball when Bowers failed to properly clear their lines.
McVeigh spotted the goalkeeper off his line on 55 minutes and tried a lob from fully 45 yards, but the ball dropped the wrong side of the upright.
At the other end, Legends goalkeeper Gareth Howells had to be alert to claim a dangerous cross from the left at his near post with two Bowers attackers on the prowl in the six-yard box ready to pounce.
In the 57th minute, Garry Brooke clipped a ball over the top of the defence and played in McVeigh, but the attacker dragged his shot wide from a tight angle. It was the first of three clever chips into the box from Brooke during the second half, but the second two were also wasted by their respective recipients – Mark Stimson and latterly Wilson.
Bowers hit the post at the other end, while Howells punched a shot away as it looked destined to find the top corner of the net.
McVeigh skied another effort over the bar after cutting infield from the left, before Howells made a superb save to keep out a fierce volley mid-way through the second half.
Spurs Legends completed the scoring seven minutes from time as McVeigh played a through ball to Andy Edmonds, who rifled unstoppably into the top corner.
Brooke went for goal himself in the 87th minute, but his right-footed effort from 20 yards went wide.
Spurs Legends: Gareth Howells, John Lacy, Andy Edmonds, Andy Polston, Stuart Nethercott, Kevin Watson, Mark Stimson, Warren Gravette, Paul McVeigh, Garry Brooke, Clive Wilson. Sub: Micky Southam.