spurs v port vale match reports

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08.11.2006 League Cup Fourth Round    Home    Won 3-1 (after extra time); 1-1 at 90 minutes.

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Attendance : -  34,560
Ref. : - Steve Bennett (Kent)

A shock FA Cup win for Port Vale shocked multi-talented Tottenham at Vale Park in this Fourth Round meeting.

A sprightly start by Tottenham go close when Clive Allen set up Chris Waddle to poke a shot narrowly wide, but the game soon turned in Vale's favour.  On a heavy pitch, Port Vale tore into Spurs and Ray Walker put Vale ahead in the 13th minute, latching onto a pass from Gary Ford to fire it into the top corner of Tony Parks' goal from 25 yards out.  Phil Sproson put the Valiants 2-0 ahead in 25 minutes as a long free-kick into the Tottenham box was chested down by Darren Beckford and was struck into the roof of the net by the left foot of the midfielder.  Only a very good diving save by Parks prevented a Beckford diving header extending the home side's lead further.

Even though 19 year old Neil Ruddock's first goal for the club - heading in Waddle's right wing free-kick - pulled a goal back for Spurs in the 65th minute, Terry Venables' team never looked like overcoming the determined Port Vale side, who sat seventh bottom from the old Division Three, despite Clive Allen and Gary Mabbutt going close towards the end.

Teams : 
Port Vale -  Grew, Steggles, Hughes, Walker, Hazell, P. Sproson, Ford, Earle, Riley, Beckford (Finney), Cole.
Subs not used : 
Spurs -   Parks, Hughton (D. Howells 60), M. Thomas, Ruddock, Faiclough, Mabbutt (c), P. Allen, C. Allen, Waddle, Fenwick, Moran
Subs not used :  Statham
Attendance : -   20,045

29.01.1955 A Fourth Round FA Cup tie saw both teams take to the White Hart Lane pitch in striped shirts.  Tottenham wore blue and white stripes, while Vale sported red and white stripes.

Tottenham took a quick 2-0 lead as Alf Ramsey and Eddie Baily carved out a chance for Johnny Brooks to hit a 20 shot that swerved in on five minutes, before Brooks netted the second ten minutes later when keeper Ray King palmed out Len Duquemin's shot in front of goal.

Port Vale brought the score back to 2-1 when Ken Griffiths got a 23rd minute goal, but the two goal gap was restored when Duquemin netted just before the half-time whistle.

Griffiths got his second of the game ten minutes after the break, but Johnny Gavin put Tottenham through when he headed a fourth goal towards the end of the game.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Reynolds, Ramsey, Hopkins, Blanchflower, Clarke, Marchi, Gavin, Baily, Brooks, Duquemin, Robb
Port Vale -   King, Turner, Potts, Mullard, Hayward, R. Sproson, Askey, Leake, Smith, Griffiths, Cunliffe. 
Attendance : -   50,414

01.02.1936 Second Division     Away   Won    5-1

Teams : 
Port Vale -  .
Spurs -   Taylor, Channell, Whatley, Howe, Rowe, Phypers, Wille Evans, Sargent, Morrison, Willie Hall, Almer Hall
Attendance : -   10,770

28.09.1935 Spurs took a half-time 4-1 lead through goals from braces from Les Howe and Johnny Morrison, with Vale's goal coming from Birks.

Morrison went on to complete his hat-trick in the second half with Baker converting a late penalty to reduce the final score to 5-2.

Teams : 
Spurs -   Hooper, Channell, Fullwood, Howe, Rowe, Phypers, Willie Evans, McCormick, Morrison, Hall, Andy Duncan
Port Vale -  Baker, Birks. 
Attendance : -   32,872

18.03.1933 Second Division     Away   Drew    1-1.

Teams : 
Port Vale -  .
Spurs -  Nicholls, Felton, Whatley, Rowe, Meads, Tom Evans, Willie Evans, McCormick, Hunt, Brain, Willie Hall
Attendance : -   14,588

05.11.1932 Second Division     Home   Won    4-0.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Nicholls, Felton, Whatley, Colquhoun, Howe, Rowe, Meads, Willie Evans, Hunt, O'Callaghan, Greenfield
Port Vale -  .
Attendance : -    33,071

02.04.1932 .

Teams : 
Port Vale -  .
Spurs - 
Taylor, Felton, Poynton, Rowe, Meads, Tom Evans, Willie Evans, Willie Davies, George Hunt, Brain, Greenfield
Attendance : -  7,682

21.11.1931 The Second Division game against Port Vale at White Hart Lane was the first time that Spurs scored nine goals in a League game.

Spurs had just missed out on promotion at the end of the previous season, but the new season was proving a big disappointment ,although they had won their previous home game by 6-2 against Swansea.

Prior to the game Port Vale were above Spurs in the League table but Spurs ran out convincing winners.  Centre forward George Hunt scored twice and the rest of the goals came from the right side of the team.  Right winger Willie Davies scored a hat-trick, inside right Jimmy Brain claimed two, while right half Dave Colquhoun and right back Albert Lyons scored one each, Lyons netting from the penalty spot.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
  Taylor, Lyons, Hodgkinson, Colquhoun, Rowe, Alsford, Willie Evans, Willie Davies, George Hunt, Brain, O'Callaghan
Port Vale -  .
Attendance : -  22,226

04.04.1931 .

Teams : 
Port Vale -  .
Spurs - Spiers, Lyons, Hodgkinson, Skitt, Messer, Meads, Smailes, Willie Davies, Rowley, Osborne, Cook
Attendance : -   14,290

29.11.1930 .

Teams : 
Spurs -  Spiers, Lyons, Hodgkinson, Skitt, Messer, Meads, Dimmock, Willie Davies, Harper, O'Callaghan, Cook
Port Vale -  .
Attendance : -   23,609

09.02.1929 .

Teams : 
Spurs -  Spiers, Forster, Poynton, Lowdell, Wilding, Grimsdell, Dimmock, Barnett, Osborne, O'Callaghan, Smy
Port Vale -  .
Attendance : -   21,342

29.09.1928 .

Teams : 
Port Vale -  .
Spurs -  Nicholls, Bann, Richardson, Lowdell, Grimsdell, Osborne, Thompson, O'Callaghan, Scott, Handley, Elkes
Attendance : -   12,502

10.11.1919 Spurs saw off Port Vale 2-1 at the Lane, with goals from Bert Bliss and Bert Smith as the team marched on to the title that season.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jacques, Goodman, Pearson, Rance, Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Chipperfield, Walden, Cantrell, Minter, Bliss
Port Vale -  Lockett
Attendance : -   28,603

27.10.1919 Spurs beat Port Vale, who had joined the league to take the place of Leeds City and fulfil their fixtures.

Jimmy Cantrell hit the only goal of the game at the Old Recreation Ground at Bryan Street, Hanley, as Vale struggled on the first game of their League return.

Teams : 
Port Vale - 

Spurs -  Jacques, Goodman, Pearson, Rance, Grimsdell, Bert Smith, Chipperfield, Walden, Cantrell, Minter, Bliss
Attendance : -   17,000 



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