spurs v notts forest match reports

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24.09.2014 League Cup Third Round.  For match report, click here.
02.03.2005 FA Cup Fifth Round replay.  For match report, click here.
20.02.2005 FA Cup Fifth Round.  For match report, click here.
17.04.1999 Premier League .

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Notts Forest -  .
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21.11.1998 Premier League .

Teams : 
Spurs -  , , , , , , , Nielsen, , , , Ginola
Notts Forest -   , , , , Steve Chettle (c), , , Chris Bart-Williams, , , , .
Attendance : -  ,

01.03.1997 Premier League .

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Notts Forest -  .
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19.01.1997 Premier League .

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06.04.1996 Premier League .

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Notts Forest -  .
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09.03.1996 With the team unable to be separated during 120 minutes of this FA Cup Fifth Round replay, it was decided by a penalty shoot-out.

Although Tottenham had the early chances, it was Forest who took the lead.  Teddy Sheringham, David Howells and Chris Armstrong all had opportunities to score, but in the ninth minute, Bryan Roy ran through the Spurs defence to slot the ball home.  It was a fine free-kick from Sheringham that brought Tottenham level in the 33rd minute.

With Spurs again having the majority of the goal-scoring chances in the second half, it was disappointing that in extra time Ronny Rosenthal's shot was cleared off the line by Stuart Pearce and Steve Slade's late shot hit the post, meaning the game went to a shoot-out.  

Unfortunately for Spurs, Pearce scored the first penalty, while Mark Crossley beat out Clive Wilson's effort.  Ian Walker stopped Roy's kick and then Rosenthal's shot was stopped before Ian Woan and Ruel Fox both converted theirs.  Steve Chettle slotted past Walker and Teddy Sheringham had to score his penalty to keep Tottenham in the match, but Crossley once more saved a Spurs FA Cup penalty to seal their exit from the competition.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Walker, Campbell, Edinburgh (Nethercott 107), Calderwood, Mabbutt (c), Howells, Wilson, Fox, Rosenthal, Sheringham, Armstrong (Slade 107)
Unused sub. : -  Thorstvedt
Notts Forest -  Crossley, Lyttle, Pearce, Haaland (Phillips 68), Chettle, Woan, Gemmill, Bart-Williams, Stone (McGregor 105), Campbell (J. Lee 120), Roy.
Unused sub. : -  Fettis
Attendance : -  31,055

28.02.1996 The rearranged FA Cup Fifth Round tie saw the game swing back and forth in typical cup tradition.

Mabbutt's third minute foul on Bryan Roy gave Ian Woan the opportunity to fire a shot past Walker from the edge of the box, but the lead only lasted for five minutes, as Sheringham flicked on Calderwood's long free-kick for Chris Armstrong to head home.

With 29 minutes on the clock, Campbell put in a cross that Crossley failed to hold and Armstrong was on the spot to convert the chance and give Spurs the lead.  

Kevin Campbell and Roy were denied by a fine double save by Walker on 62 minutes, but when Rosenthal fouled Steve Stone 10 minutes later, he was left helpless as Woan hit his second goal from the free-kick to take the tie to a replay.

Teams : 
Notts Forest -  Crossley, Lyttle, Phillips, Cooper (Haaland 33), Chettle, Woan, Gemmill, Bart-Williams, Stone (Silenzi 88), Campbell, Roy.
Unused sub. : - Fettis
Spurs -  Walker, Campbell, Wilson, Calderwood, Mabbutt (c), Howells, Dozzell, Fox, Rosenthal, Sheringham, Armstrong (McMahon 70)
Unused sub. : - Day, Nethercott
Attendance : -  18,600

19.02.1996 The FA Cup Fifth Round tie at the City ground was abandoned after fourteen minutes and fifty seconds, when blizzard conditions made further play impossible.  Visibility was vastly reduced and the pitch covered in snow.  Even with the orange ball, it was not possible to carry on playing.

However, Jason Dozzell's fourth minute foul on Chris Bart-Williams that earned him a booking stood.

Teams : 
Notts Forest -  , , , , , , , , Bart-Williams.
Spurs -  Walker, , , , , Dozzell, , , ,
Attendance : -  17,009

14.10.1995 Premier League .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Notts Forest -  .
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04.03.1995 Premier League .

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Notts Forest -  .
Spurs - 
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24.09.1994 This Premier League saw Spurs take a rampant Forest side into the break at 1-1.  Steve Stone scored an early goal for the visitors, but Ilie Dumitrescu equalised to make things level at the break.

After the interval, Forest ran in three goals from Franz Carr (2) and Lars Bohinen to run out 4-1 winners.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Notts Forest -  .
Attendance : -  24,558

12.04.1993 Forest beat Spurs 2-1 in this Premier League match at the City Ground.

The home side took the lead after 25 minutes when Kingsley Black shot in from the edge of the penalty area, with the lead doubled ten minutes later through a near post finish from Robert Rosario after Ian Woan crossed from the left wing.

Spurs did get a goal back a minute before half time, when Steve Sedgley headed in after a corner had been headed up into the air, but even with a whole half to play, Tottenham could not force and equaliser.  Erik Thorstvedt had to be replaced at half-time, with Kevin Dearden making what was to be his last Spurs appearance, along with Nayim, who was to move to Real Zaragoza at the end of the season.

Teams : 
Notts Forest -  Andy Marriott, Brian Laws, Brett Williams, Carl Tiler, Ian Woan, Nigel Clough, Steve Stone, Roy Keane, Kingsley Black, Robert Rosario (Toddy Orlygsso 85), Gary Bannister
Unused subs. : - Mark Crossley, Craig Armstrong
Manager : -  Brian Clough
Cards : - Keane (yellow) 13, Stone (yellow) 80
Spurs -  Thorstvedt (
Dearden 46), Austin, Mabbutt (c), Ruddock, Edinburgh, Sedgley, Nayim (A. Turner 60), Paul Allen, Anderton,  Barmby, Sheringham
Unused subs. : -  Bergsson
Manager : -
Cards : -  Sheringham (yellow) 17,  Ruddock (yellow) 73
Attendance : -  25,682
Ref.  : -  Alan Wilkie (-)

28.12.1993 Premier League .

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Notts Forest -  .
Attendance : -  ,

28.12.1992 Spurs edged this Premier League visit from Nottingham Forest 2-1 at the Lane.

Spurs strung together an excellent passing move and with six passes opened up the Forest back-line to allow Paul Allen to loft the ball over the defence and find Nicky Barmby running through to volley through the keeper's legs.

Forest found a way back into the match when a second half free-kick found it's way out to Scot Gemmill, who shot from 25 yards and it went in off the post.  Spurs were striving to get back into the lead and achieved that when Dean Austin's long throw was flicked on by Sheringham and then Mabbutt headed it on to Barmby at the far post.  The midfielder played a low ball back in front of the goal and Mabbutt was there to knock the ball into the net with his knee from four yards out.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Thorstvedt, Austin, Ruddock. Mabbutt, Edinburgh, Samways, Paul Allen, Anderton (Moran 65), Howells, Barmby (Bergsson 89), Sheringham
Unused sub. : - Walker
Notts Forest -  Mark Crossley, Brian Laws, Stuart Pearce, Carl Tiler, Steve Chettle, Neil Webb, Gary Crosby, Scot Gemmill, Kingsley Black (Ian Woan 67), Nigel Clough, Roy Keane.
Unused sub. : - Alan Marriott, Lee Glover
Ref. : -  Mike Reed
Attendance : -  32,118

02.12.1992 League Cup Fourth Round.

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Notts Forest -  .
Spurs - 
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01.03.1992 The League Cup Semi-Final Second Leg at White Hart Lane was delayed for over an hour because of a bomb scare.

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Spurs - 
Notts Forest -  .
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09.02.1992 League Cup Semi-Final First Leg.

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Notts Forest -  .
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26.12.1991 Division One.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Lineker,
Notts Forest -   Keane, , , , , .
Attendance : -   , 

28.08.1991 Division One.

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Notts Forest -  .
Spurs - 
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18.05.1991 FA Cup Final.  See here for a match report and here for more information on the match
04.05.1991 Division One.

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Spurs - 
Notts Forest -  .
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27.10.1991

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.05.1991 A 1-1 draw was played out between Spurs and Nottingham Forest at White Hart Lane just days before the FA Cup Final between the two sides.

Nayim scored for Spurs.

Teams : 
Spurs -  , , , , , , , , , Nayim, Lineker, ,
Subs not used : 
Notts Forest -   , , , , , Walker, , , , , , , .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  30,891

15.01.1989 Division One.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Notts Forest -  .
Attendance : -  ,

.03.1988 .

Teams : 
Spurs -  , , , , , , , , Samways, , ,
Subs not used : 
Notts Forest -  , , , Neil Webb, , , , , , , , , .
Subs not used : 
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14.09.1985 An away trip to the City Ground was profitable for Spurs, with a 1-0 win taking the points back South.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Notts Forest -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  ,

17.05.1985 Mark Falco's goal handed Tottenham an end of season 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest at the Lane.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Notts Forest -  .
Subs not used : 
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10.11.1984 Spurs won this away First Division match with Peter Davenport getting Forest's goal.

Teams : 
Notts Forest -  Sutton, Mills, Swain, Metgod, Fairclough, Bowyer, Wigley, Hodge, Raynor, Davenport, Walsh
Subs not used :  Christie
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   21,306

04.02.1984 Spurs visited the City Ground to play Forest, who were in the top four of the Canon League Division One.

Forest took an 11th minute lead through Steve Hodge (later to play for Spurs), who shot past Parks in goal for Tottenham, but Mark Falco pulled Spurs level by knocking home Graham Roberts' cross on 26 minutes.

The home side pushed Spurs back for large sections of the game and the pressure told when Colin Walsh scored in the 64th minute.  But with only a minute or so to go, Ardiles picked out a shrewd pass through the Forest defence to find Chris Hughton running through and he found the back of the net with a 15 yard shot to earn Spurs a point.

Teams : 
Notts Forest -  Hodge, Walsh.
Spurs -  Parks, Hughton, Galvin, Roberts, Stevens, Perryman, Mabbutt, Archibald, Falco, Hoddle, Brooke (Crooks)
Attendance : -  21,482

02.10.1983 Spurs met Nottingham Forest in the first live televised League match on ITV and Spurs thrilled the watching millions with a comeback performance to take the points in their first home win of the season.

Chas and Dave entertained the crowd before the game and five minutes into it Spurs fans were not keen to sing along to "Mustn't Grumble", as Colin Walsh gave the visiting side from the East Midlands the lead.  With Spurs failing to get going, it was not until the 70th minute that Gary Stevens' diving header from Garry Brooke's cross levelled the scores.

Five minutes before the final whistle, Brooke floated in a free-kick and Mark Falco rose to head downwards into the danger area and Steve Archibald nipped in to poach the winning goal.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Roberts, Stevens, Brooke, Falco, Archibald
Notts Forest -  Bowyer, Walsh, Wallace.
Attendance : -  30,596

09.04.1983 An entertaining 2-2 draw saw Spurs return to London with a First Division point.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Notts Forest -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   18,265

25.09.1982

Spurs turned on a very good performance to see off a strong Forest team.

Tottenham took the lead just before the half hour with a Gary Mabbutt header, then Ricky Villa cleverly made an opening for Garth Crooks to add another goal three minutes after.  

Mabbutt scored a third before half-time to put Spurs 3-0 up and although Garry Birtles had found Ray Clemence in fine form, he pulled one goal back for the visitors.  However, Willie Young condemned his new side to defeat when he assisted Tottenham with a sloppy back-pass allowing Crooks to nip in to poach a fourth goal.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Clemence, Perryman, Miller, Price, Hughton, Brooke, Hazard (Crook), Villa, Mabbutt, Falco, Crooks
Notts Forest -  van Breukelen, Anderson, Fairclough, Young, Gunn, Proctor, Hodge, Gray (Ward), Walsh, Birtles, Wallace.
Attendance : -  30,662

12.05.1982 Forest recorded a 2-0 home win against a lack-lustre Spurs side at the City Ground in this end of season First Division game.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Notts Forest -  .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   15,273

18.01.1982 A mis-hit Ossie Ardiles shot got Spurs through this Fifth round League Cup tie, but it was another incident that took the spotlight in a match that saw the new West Stand used for the first time.

Spurs were awarded a penalty and Glenn Hoddle stepped up to face Peter Shilton in the City goal.  The ball was hit to the keeper's right and he dived to push the ball out, but some Forest players were inside the area at the time the kick was taken, so Hoddle had to take it again.  This time, he shot to Shilton's left and found the back of the net, but Mark Falco was encroaching, so again he had to replace the ball on the spot.  For a third time Hoddle ran up to take the kick and placed the ball near the right hand post, but Shilton saved it for a second and final time.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Clemence, Hughton, Miller, Roberts, Villa, Perryman, Ardiles (Hazard), Falco, Galvin, Hoddle, Crooks
Notts Forest -   Shilton.
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   31,192

03.10.1981 With Nottingham Forest visiting the Lane, it was a good performance by Spurs that saw them off 3-0 in this First Division clash.  

Teams : 
Spurs -   Hughton, Perryman (c), Hoddle, Ardiles, Hazard, Archibald, Falco
Notts Forest -  , , , , , Kenny Burns, , , John McGovern, , , Ian Wallace.
Attendance : -   34,870

15.11.1980 Spurs recorded a 3-0 return from their trip to play at Nottingham Forest.

Teams : 
Notts Forest -   , , , , , , , , .
Spurs -  , , , , , , , , , ,
Attendance : -   25,400

16.08.1980 A 2-0 home win over Nottingham Forest helped Spurs to a good start to this season.

Teams : 
Notts Forest -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs -  , , , , , , , Hoddle, , Crooks,
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   43,398

11.03.1980 Spurs crashed 0-4 to Nottingham Forest on this visit to the City Ground.

Teams : 
Notts Forest -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -   25,633

27.10.1979 A stunning goal from Glenn Hoddle won this match for Spurs against a strong Forest side.

On a sunny autumn afternoon at White Hart Lane, Milija Aleksic kicked the ball upfield, where Gerry Armstrong flicked it on.  Chris Jones knocked the ball back into the path of Hoddle, who produced a stunning volley that flew past a helpless Peter Shilton to give Tottenham an early lead they held to the end of the match.

Featuring on The Big Match TV programme, the goal was hailed as the best that season, with the ball not touching the ground until it nestled in the back of the net at the Park Lane end.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Aleksic, , , , , Hoddle, , Villa, G. Armstrong, Chris Jones
Subs not used : 
Notts Forest - 
Peter Shilton, , , , , , , John McGovern, , , , , , .
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  ,

11.11.1978 A 1-3 home defeat for Spurs saw Nottingham Forest extend their unbeaten run to 40 games, as they scored through Viv Anderson, John Robertson and Garry Birtles.  Tottenham's only consolation came through John Pratt's goal in the 80th minute, as all the goals came in the second half.

Teams : 
Spurs -   , , , , Pratt, , , , ,
Subs not used : 
Notts Forest -  Shilton, Anderson, , , , , Robertson, Birtles.
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  50,451
Ref. : -
 A. R. Glasson

19.08.1978

Spurs made their first appearance of the season with Ossie Ardiles and Ricardo Villa in the side, pulling in a bumper crowd at the City Ground, which was to become a common feature in this season - Tottenham's first back in the First Division.

Martin O'Neill opened the scoring for the home side, but the crowd got what they came for when Villa scored an equaliser in the 27th minute to earn Spurs a point.

Teams : 
Notts Forest -  O'Neill.
Spurs -  Lacy, Ardiles, Villa
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  41,223
Ref. : - D. W. Lloyd

08.01.1975 Spurs failed to claim the initiative with early chances falling to Conn, Peters and Coates and went behind to Forest in the 33rd minute.  Liam O'Kane's right wing free kick was glanced home by Neil Martin.

The game was dire, with Spurs fans singing "We want football" and "What a load of rubbish", as the team struggled against the Reds, who were being managed for the first time by Brian Clough.  Spurs could have brought the tie level in the 82nd minute, when Perryman snaffled a loose ball away from the keeper, but his shot was too high and Spurs were consigned to an early exit from the competition.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, England, Naylor, Pratt, Coates, Perryman, Conn, Peters
(cpt) (Neighbour), Duncan
Notts Forest -  Middleton, , Greenwood (John Cottam), Bob Chapman, , Liam O'Kane, , Neil Martin, Butlin, Ian Bowyer, 
Attendance : -   27,996

 

04.01.1975 Having sacked their manager Allan Brown, Forest were up against it and when Kinnear, Duncan and Perryman linked play to set up Martin Chivers with the opening to score on 35 minutes from a couple of yards out, their fans were silenced. 

However, Spurs were forced into a replay when Perryman's foul on Ian Bowyer got Forest a free-kick on the edge of the area.  George Lyall knocked the ball to Dave Jones and his left foot shot flew in from 25 yards to take the tie on to White Hart Lane.

Teams : 
Notts Forest -  Middleton, Anderson (Neil Martin), Greenwood, Bob Chapman, Jones, Liam O'Kane, Dennehy, Lyall, Butlin, Ian Bowyer, Paul Richardson
Spurs -  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, England, Naylor, Pratt, Coates, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Duncan.
Unused sub. : - Beal 
Attendance : -  23,355
 

12.02.1972 A 59th minute Martin Peters goal gave Spurs the points as they travelled to the City Ground for this First Division meeting, doing the double over Nottingham Forestin the process.

The first 45 minutes of the game were disjointed, with Spurs looking the better side in the second half. In the 58th minute, Tottenham took the lead with what proved to be the only goal of the game. Jim McIntosh's poor back pass to Jim Barron went straight to Martin Chivers and his pass put Alan Gilzean in on the left. The striker's shot was blocked by John Cottam, with the ball being picked up by Cyril Knowles, who crossed a well flighted ball back into the box for Martin Peters to hook the ball in from a difficult angle at the near post.

Forest fought back to try to find an equaliser, with three good chances going close to levelling the match. But Spurs also had their chances, with Martin Peters went close to adding to the score with a diving header from Gilzean's cross in a game where Phil Holder made his league debut. Peters nodded down for Chivers, but Barron got there first and then Roger Morgan missed a chance created by Gilzean.

Teams : 
Notts Forest -  Jim Barron, John Cottam, , , , ,
Paul Richardson,
Spurs - 
Jennings, Evans, Knowles, Coates, England, Beal, Gilzean, Holder, Chivers, Peters (cpt), Morgan
Unused sub. : - Naylor

Attendance : -  20,209

23.10.1971 Spurs ran out easy winners in this home First Division match with Nottingham Forest, with a 6-1 victory.

Martin Peters put his spot-kick to the keeper's right to score.

Substitute Jimmy Pearce scored two goals in the closing stages, hooking one in from 15 yards out to the right of the box past four defenders and the keeper.


Proposed line-ups
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery (cpt), England, Beal, Neighbour, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Gilzean
Sub. : - Pearce
Forest : - Eric Hulme, Peter Hindley, John Winfield, Bob Chapman, Liam O'Kane, Doug Fraser, Paul Richardson, Barry Lyons, Duncan McKenzie, Neil Martin, Tommy Jackson, Ian Storey Moore
Sub. : - Alan Buckley
Ref : - Tom H. C. Reynolds (Glamorganshire)
Linesmen : - Mr. M. C. Dixon (Beds); Red flag; Mr. R. A. Drive (Suffolk) - Yellow flag

Attendance : -  35,846

 

10.03.1971 One goal settled this match at White Hart Lane in Forest's favour, with Peter Cormack heading home Ronnie Rees' cross in the 25th minute.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery (cpt), Peter Collins, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Neighbour
Notts Forest - 
Jim Barron, Peter Hindley (cpt), John Winfield, Bob Chapman, Liam O'Kane, Paul Richardson, Barry Lyons, Doug Fraser, Neil Martin, Peter Cormack, Ronnie Rees  
Ref.  Mr. Leo Callaghan (Merthyr Tydfil)
Linesmen :  Mr. L. H. Holland (Oxford) - Red flag;  Mr. P. Holness (Surrey) - Yellow flag

Attendance : -  21,697

13.02.1971 A good first half performance saw Spurs through this FA Cup Fifth Round FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest in their 250th FA Cup match.

Just 45 seconds into the game, Martin Chivers' long throw found Martin Peters, who hit a shot from three yards out that went wide.  With the wind blowing towards the Park Lane end, neither team was able to get the ball down and play their normal game, but in the seventh minute Chivers put Spurs into the lead when he reacted first to the Jim Barron's parry from Alan Gilzean's shot and hit the ball into the net.

It was a Chivers long throw that created the second goal as Gilzean came across the front of the defender and back-headed into the net with 41 minutes gone.

The visitors got back into the game in the second half, when Knowles was adjudged to have fouled Peter Cormack and Ian Storey-Moore struck the 67th minute penalty past Jennings to make the score 2-1 and it stayed that way until the end, although Jennings and Knowles had to combine to stop Cormack grabbing a late equaliser.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Kinnear, P. Collins, Beal, Knowles, Mullery (cpt), Perryman, Neighbour, Peters, Chivers, Gilzean
Sub not used : Pearce
Notts Forest -  Jim Barron, Peter Hindley (cpt), John Winfield, Bob Chapman, Liam O'Kane, Tom Jackson, Barry Lyons, Doug Fraser, Graham Collier (Ronnie Rees), Peter Cormack, Ian Storey-Moore.
Attendance : -   46,366
Ref. : - Edward Jolly (Manchester)

Linesmen :  Mr. D. J. Biddle (Gloucs) - Red flag;  Mr. B. M. L. James (Surrey) - Yellow flag

31.10.1970

Martin Chivers scored his fifteenth of the season when he shot past the keeper from the six yard line.

Teams : 
Notts Forest - 
Liam O'Kane, Peter Hindley (c), Bob Chapman,
Spurs - 
Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery (c), England, Beal, Gilzean, Perryman (Naylor), Chivers, Peters, Pearce
Attendance : -  20,209

27.03.1970 Spurs met Nottingham Forest at home on Good Friday in the First Division and it was two goals each from Alan Gilzean and Martin Chivers that won the game for Tottenham.
 

Alan Gilzean's two goals put Spurs into a comfortable lead, but Bob Chapman's headed goal before the break reduced the lead.
 

Martin Chivers restored the two goal gap soon after the start of the second half, with the number nine hitting his second and Tottenham's fourth later to seal the win.  

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Notts Forest - 
Attendance : -   36,947

08.11.1969

Jimmy Pearce's involvement at either end of the match proved vital to the final outcome in this 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.


An effort that was cleared off the line by John Winfield in the very first minute saw Pearce go close to opening the scoring, after Jimmy Greaves had fed the ball through to him.  But the team's dominance of the first half was thwarted until just before half-time when Greaves fired the ball home.
 

However, a fiery start to the second half saw Forest come back to take the lead.  Ronnie Rees headed the home team level, then Henry Newton touched a short free-kick to Ian Storey-Moore, who struck a fierce shot past Jennings to make it 2-1.
 

It took until the final minute for Spurs to tie it up at 2-2, when Alan Mullery's determined run and cross from the right was put back into the danger area by Alan Gilzean and Pearce arrived to put the ball past Grummitt.

Teams : 
Notts Forest -  Peter Grummitt, Henry Newton, , , John Winfield, , , , , Ian Storey-Moore, Ronnie Rees
Spurs - 
Jennings, Want, Knowles, Mullery, England, Beal, Pearce, Greaves, Gilzean, Morgan, Perryman
Unused sub. : Kinnear
Attendance : -
 24,034

12.04.1969 The chances that Forest created but did not take in the first half of this match cost them victory by the end.

Young centre-half Peter Collins stopped Barry Lyons scoring from a narrow angle with a goal-line clearance in the 15th minute, but Spurs broke away when Roger Morgan took the ball off Len Harris and crossed into the box.  Greaves took the ball and set up Gilzean to shot home from the edge of the box in the 28th minute.

The home side pressed again as the rain fell heavily, but Spurs held firm and broke again near the end, when Gilzean returned the compliment for Greaves to stroke home a left footed effort to make it 2-0.

Teams : 
Notts Forest -  Hennesey, Harris, Hall, Lyons, .
Subs not used : 
Spurs -   Jennings, Beal, Knowles, Mullery, P. Collins, Pratt, Johnson, Greaves, Gilzean, Venables, Morgan (Pearce)
Attendance : -   22,920

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29.04.1967

Spurs came out on top in the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough in an open and attacking match.

Frank Wignall went close twice in the first half hour with Cyril Knowles required to kick the ball away from in front of goal and another effort just going wide, but Spurs kept Forest out as they pressed forward.  On 32 minutes, Spurs opened the scoring.  Kinnear passes sideways to Mike England in the centre circle and his lofted pass forward found the head of Alan Gilzean.  It was his knock down from the aerial battle with Bob McKinlay that provided the opportunity for Jimmy Greaves to strike a left foot volley that flew past keeper Peter Grummitt and went in off the left-hand post.

After 66 minutes, Saul took the ball off Terry Hennessey and hit a 20 yarder past the goalie to make it 2-0.  Saul and Hennessey were lucky to stay on the pitch after they got involved in a spat near the corner flag.  It was the Forest defender who closed the gap with an 81st minute header from Barry Lyons' corner that bounced down over the line off the underside of the crossbar.  Forest pressed for an equaliser, but Spurs caused some concern at the other end with Grummitt saving well from Gilzean, Saul and Greaves.  Forest's efforts were not enough to keep Spurs from going through to Wembley to meet Chelsea, who overcame Leeds in the other semi.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, England, Mackay (cpt) (Cliff Jones), Mullery, Venables, Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Saul
Notts Forest -  Peter Grummitt, Peter Hindley, John Winfield, Terry Hennessey, Bob McKinlay, Henry Newton, Barry Lyons, John Barnwell, Frank Wignall (Bob Chapman), Ian Storey-Moore, Alan Hinton

Attendance : -   55,000
 

04.02.1967 .

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24.09.1966 White Hart Lane saw Tottenham go on to win 2-1 against Nottingham Forest after an early goal set them on their way.

Alan Mullery's fourth minute goal was soon added to by Jimmy Greaves getting on the score-sheet.  Before half time, Frank Wignall pulled a goal back, but with no further scoring in the second half, Tottenham took both points.

Teams : 
Spurs : - Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery, England, Mackay, Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Venables, Cliff Jones
Nottingham Forest : -
Attendance : -  34,405

02.04.1966 Spurs could not stop Nottingham Forest in this First Division match at the Lane, with the visitors running out 3-2 winners.

Jimmy Robertson's corner deceived Peter Grummitt in the Forest goal with the ball ending up in the visitor's net.

Clayton scored the other Spurs goal, but it was not enough to stop Forest running out 2-3 winners, with their goals coming from David Stainwright, Mick Kear and a Roger Hoy own goal.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
B. Brown, Knowles, J. Collins, Mullery, Hoy, Mackay (c), Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Clayton, Saul
Notts Forest - 
Peter Grummitt, Ball, Henry Newton, Terry Hennessey (John Winfield), Bob McKinlay, Jeff Whitefoot, Mike Kear, Chris Crowe, David Stainwright, Joe Baker, Ian Storey-Moore
Ref.  Mr. N. A. S. Matthews (Oxon)
Linesmen :  Mr. K. Markham (Surrey) - Red flag;  Mr. I. P. Jones (Glamorgan) - Yellow flag
Attendance : -   26,783

28.12.1964 Having won 2-1 at the City Ground on Boxing Day, Spurs eased through the return 4-0 at the Lane.

A Jimmy Greaves goal put Tottenham ahead early on, with further goals from Jimmy Robertson and Terry Dyson before the break handing Spurs a handsome half-time lead.

Signed from Dundee earlier that month, Alan Gilzean notched his first goal for the club to round off a comfortable victory.

Teams : 
Spurs : - Brown, Knowles, Henry, Mullery, Norman, Marchi, Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Cliff Jones, Dyson
Nottingham Forest : - Peter Grummitt, Peter Hindley, Mochan, Henry Newton, Bob McKinlay, Whitefoot, Vic Crowe, Quigley, Colin Addison, John Barnwell, Alan Hinton
Attendance : -  56,693
Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. - (-) - Red flag; Mr. - (-) - Yellow flag
Crowd : - 56,097
 
26.12.1964 .

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21.12.1963 An early goal from Johnny Quigley gave Forest the lead in this First Division meeting just before Christmas at the City Ground.

Two goals in the first half, firstly from Jimmy Greaves and then Cloff Jones, put Tottenham into a lead they held onto throughout the second period.

Teams : 
Notts Forest -  , , , , , , , Johnny Quigley,
Spurs -  Brown, Baker, Hopkins, Marchi, Norman, J. Smith, Cliff Jones, White, B. Smith, Greaves, Dyson
Attendance : -  23,888

31.08.1963 Jimmy Greaves hit a hat-trick as Tottenham strolled to victory.

Greaves put Spurs ahead early on and Cliff Jones hit number two before the interval.  The game then hit a barren patch before three goals in the last five minutes.  Greaves made it 3-0, but Colin Addison pulled a goal back for Forest before Greaves completed his treble right on the final whistle.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Hollowbread, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower, Norman, J. Smith, Jones, White, Bobby Smith, Greaves, Dyson
Notts Forest -  Peter Grummitt, Dave Wilson, Mochan, Whitefoot, Bob McKinlay, John Winfield, Trevor Hockey, Colin Addison, Frank Wignall, Johnny Quigley, Dick Le Flem.
Attendance : -   49,407

29.09.1962

Despite going behind to a Trevor Hockey goal after five minutes, Spurs went on to record a very big winning score against Nottingham Forest at White Hart Lane.
 

A quick equaliser by Jimmy Greaves was quickly followed by a second from the striker before Cliff Jones made it 3-1 after just 15 minutes.  In the remaining half an hour before half time, John White, Terry Medwin and Greaves completing his hat-trick had amazingly made it 6-1 to Tottenham.


 

When Jones was felled in the box five minutes after the restart, Les Allen fired home from the penalty spot.  Jones himself got a goal to make the score 8-1 before Greaves completed the Spurs total with his fourth of the game.  The scoring for the match was rounded off when Geoff Vowden netted for Forest with five minutes left.

Teams : 
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Notts Forest - 
Peter Grummitt, Dave Wilson, Billy Gray, Calvin Palmer, Bob McKinlay, John Winfield, Trevor Hockey, Colin Addison, John Quigley, Geoff Vowden, Dick Le Flem.
Attendance : -   49,075

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15.10.1960 .

Teams : 
Notts Forest -  Charlie Thomson, Roy Patrick, Joe McDonald, Jeff Whitefoot, Bobby McKinlay, JIm Iley, John Rowland, Geoff Vowden, Julian, Billy Gray, Richard Le Flem.
Spurs -  B. Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflower (c), Mackay, Cliff Jones, White, Bobby Smith, Les Allen, Dyson
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Linesmen : - D. A. Corbett - Red flag; J. Jones - Yellow flag

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05.10.1957
A quick start by Spurs counted for nothing in the final analysis as Forest came back to take both First Division points at White Hart Lane.

Tommy Harmer and Johnny Brooks gave Spurs a dream start inside ten minutes, but Forest's Tom Wilson got one back before the break.  Then in a turnaround in fortune, Stewart Imlach and Billy Gray took Notts. Forest into the lead shortly after the interval and while Terry Medwin brought the score back to 3-3, it was left to Imlach to notch the winner for the visitors.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Reynolds, Baker, Hopkins, Ryden, Norman, Iley, Medwin, Harmer, Bobby Smith, Stokes, Brooks
Notts Forest -  T. Wilson, Imlach, Gray, 
Attendance : -  51,429

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