Spurs v Cambridge United Match Reports



26.11.1986 Spurs visited the Abbey Stadium for their first meeting with Fourth Division Cambridge United in the League Cup Fourth Round.

The game was played in front of a sell-out crowd and the game had been prefaced by some rain, which made the approach to the stadium tricky, with muddy banks to cope with outside the Spurs stand. 

An early goal quelled the home crowd and helped settle the Spurs team.  Shaun Close, on his second appearance for the club, slipped Hoddle through and his delicate chip beat Branagan, but not the crossbar, although as it came down, Clive Allen was one hand to snaffle home the rebound.

United hit back when Mark Cooper met Gary Kimble’s cross and directed his header over Clemence to make it 1-1 and impress enough for Tottenham to sign him at the end of that season.  It was his strike partner David Crown who had the better game, being a thorn in the side of the defence, causing Clemence to be called into action to keep him out.

With John Polston coming on for thigh injury victim Richard Gough, the team could have been suspect, but the youngster did well alongside Gary Mabbutt and they shut out Cambridge. 

In the second half, Spurs went into a 2-1 lead, with Chris Waddle’s cross was flicked on at the near post by Clive Allen and up popped Shaun Close at the far post to head home.  It became 3-1 when Mitchell Thomas released Waddle on the left wing and his cross floated into the box and over Branagan’s head into the net to seal Tottenham’s progress to the Fifth Round.

Teams :
Cambridge United –  Branagan, Measham, Alan Kimble, Dowman, Smith, Beck, Tong, Spriggs, Cooper, Crown, Gary Kimble.
Subs not used :
Spurs –  R. Clemence, P. Allen, M. Thomas, Roberts, Gough (J. Polston 19), Mabbutt, C. Allen (D. Thomas), Close, Waddle, Hoddle, Ardiles
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  12,143



 

Spurs v Cambridge United Reserves Match Reports



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Teams :
Cambridge United –  

Spurs –
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,



 


Spurs v Cambridge United Youth Match Reports



26.03.1983 Spurs Juniors were knocked out of the South-East Counties Junior Cup by Cambridge United Youth who won 3-1 at their Trumpington ground.

Being a goal down at half-time, Richard Cooke brought the score level at 1-1 in the second half, but two Cambridge goals and the sending off of Eddie Martin ended the team’s hopes of progressing.

 

Teams :
Cambridge United – 
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Subs not used : 
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Spurs –  Peter Corder, Andy Edmonds, D. Castell, D. Martin (Carl Hoddle), Tim O’Shea, Eddie Martin  , John Moncur, Richard Cooke, Trevor Wilkinson, C. Robbins (M. Kidd), Steve Grenfell
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,



21.02.1981 Spurs lost 1-3 to Cambridge United Youth in a South-East Counties Division 2 match at Cheshunt.

A tenth minute goal gave Cambridge the lead when David Brown rose to head home a cross and Spurs were facing an uphill task against a side looking to attack from the start.  Tottenham exerted pressure, keeping the U’s from getting out of their own half, but they were kept at bay by the woodwork twice and the visiting keeper Martin Woodthorpe until just before the break when Spurs levelled the score.

The second half started with Tottenham continuing their forward play, but Cambridge held out until 15 minutes form the end, when they broke away and Stephen Pyle was brought down by the Spurs keeper.  Pyle got up to convert the spot-kick and then bagged a second towards the end of the game to put  aslant on the score which did not reflect the balance of play.

Teams :
Cambridge United –  Martin
Woodthorpe, Mercer, Simmonds, Springett, Toyn, Beattie, Hull, Stephen Pyle, David Brown, Lockhart, Longley.
Subs not used : 
Palmer, Ellinor
Spurs –
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  ,



21.02.1981 Tottenham Juniors won 4-1 away against Cambridge United Youth in the South-East Counties Division 2.

Goals from Steve Cox (2), R. Hutchinson and Allan Cockram helped Spurs take the points, with Biggs scoring Cambridge’s only goal of the game.

Teams : 
Cambridge United –  Dean Greygoose, Brown, Longley, Springett, Mercer, Beattie, Hull, Harrigan, Stephen Pyle, Hollis, Lockhart
Subs : Palmer, Biggs.
Spurs – 

Attendance : –  ,



01.11.1980 Tottenham Juniors lost their home South-East Counties Division 2 meeting with Cambridge United Youth 1-3 at Cheshunt.

The single Tottenham goal was an own goal.

Teams :
Spurs –
Cambridge United – 
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Attendance : –  ,



17.11.1979 A visit to Cambridge United brought Tottenham Juniors a 3-1 South-East Counties Division 2 win.

Paul Wilkins scored a double and Chris Harvey the other as their goals won the match for Spurs.

Teams :
Cambridge United – 
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Spurs –  Tony Parks, M. Duffield, Kevin Dickenson, Pat Corbett, Simon Webster, John Cooper, Terry Emms, Ian Crook, Paul Wilkins, Chris Harvey, Anderson Rollock
Attendance : –  ,