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Leighton next for Legends after seeing off celebs!

19 May 2015|Tottenham Hotspur

A busy spell for the Spurs Legends team continues this Sunday (May 24) with a trip to Leighton Town FC in Leighton Buzzard.

The ex-White Hart Lane side, regularly featuring the likes of Mark Falco, Tony Galvin, John Lacy and Andy Sinton, will be taking on a team of Spurs fans, with kick-off scheduled for 2pm.

Tickets will be available on the day, with the full address of the venue as follows: Leighton Town Football Club, Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 1RX.

This past Sunday (May 17), Teddy Sheringham and Darren Anderton helped themselves to two goals apiece while Paul McVeigh netted his latest treble as a star-studded side hit double-figures against a Celebrity XI at Leyton Orient FC.

Stephen Clemence was also on target from the penalty spot with his father – legendary goalkeeper Ray – watching on from the dugout, the high-scoring encounter finishing 10-5 in the Legends’ favour.

It was all action from the off against an opposing team that included a host of reality TV stars, managed by actor Daniel Mays.

Justin Edinburgh was denied by a close-range save and Anderton hit the post within the first three minutes, with the latter playing a key role as the Legends made an eighth-minute breakthrough. Anderton met Sheringham’s cross with a fine volley which crashed back off the crossbar, with McVeigh heading into the top corner from the rebound despite the goalkeeper getting his hand to the ball.

It was 2-0 four minutes later when Clemence was bundled over by the keeper in the box and dusted himself down to score from the spot, but the Celebrity XI hit back on 16 minutes when Jamie Reed played a through ball for Chris Stowe, who slotted past goalkeeper Gareth Howells.

Both keepers made good stops before the Legends restored their two-goal cushion on 21 minutes when Anderton applied a first-time finish to McVeigh’s centre. Stuart Nethercott was forced to head behind for a corner as the celebrities looked for a way back into the game and they duly found one in the 34th minute when Legends skipper John Lacy conceded a free-kick 20 yards from goal and Mark Wright curled home – keeper Howells having seen the ball late.

There was a flurry of goals just before the break as McVeigh lashed home from a tight angle after Anderton’s shot was parried in the 40th minute, before a good move down the left involving Mark Falco and Clemence two minutes later ended with McVeigh being brought down in the box – the latter completing his hat-trick from the penalty spot.

The Celebrity XI produced an immediate response, however, as Stowe latched onto a long ball over the top and fired home as the first half ended 5-3.

Goal number six for the Legends arrived 11 minutes after the restart as McVeigh fed Falco in the six-yard box, with the veteran striker unselfishly laying the ball off for Sheringham who thumped home.

Anderton then exchanged passes with McVeigh before finding the bottom corner just before the hour mark, with Stowe pulling another goal back for the Celebrity XI with a solo run and finish in the 74th minute.

Both sides continued to trade goals, Anderton’s cross being headed home by substitute Micky Southam on 78 minutes, Stowe clipping the ball over keeper Howells a minute later and Sheringham producing a tidy right-footed finish from inside the box to make it 9-5 with five minutes remaining.

Sheringham missed out on a hat-trick when he scooped over the bar but, after he tried another shot in the 90th minute and the goalkeeper couldn’t hold it, Southam nipped in to complete the scoring.

Spurs Legends: Gareth Howells, John Lacy, Justin Edinburgh, Stephen Clemence, Stuart Nethercott, Paul Miller, Brian Statham, Darren Anderton, Teddy Sheringham, Paul McVeigh, Mark Falco. Substitutes and guest players: Andy Edmonds, Micky Jarrett, Micky Southam, Max Freedman, Trevor Wilkinson.