Full results history of Spurs v Carlisle United
(Spurs score first; goal times and opposition scorers given where available)

Date Venue Competition Score Spurs Scorers Carlisle United Scorers Attendance

26.09.2012 A League Cup R3 3 – 0 Vertonghen 37, Townsend 53, Sigurdsson 89 12,625

30.09.1997 A League Cup R2 2L 2 – 0 Ginola (p) 43, Armstrong 50 13,571

17.09.1997 H League Cup R2 1L 3 – 2 Fenn 1, Fox 72, Mahorn 77 Couzens 39, Aspinall 44 19,255

16.10.1974 H Division 1 1 – 1 Chivers 43m 03s Owen 3m 47s 12,813

24.08.1974 A Division 1 0 – 1 Balderstone (p) 20 18,426

18.01.1972 A FA Cup R3r 3 – 1 Chivers 25, Gilzean, Chivers 25 Martin 21,560

15.01.1972 H FA Cup R3 1 – 1 Gilzean 18m 14s Bowles 30m 28s 33,702

23.01.1971 A FA Cup R4 3 – 2 Gilzean 41, Peters 43, Neighbour 79 Owen 27, Martin 47 25,369


Complete Record against Carlisle United

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
8 5 2 1 16 8


Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
3 1 2 0 5 4


Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
5 4 0 1 11 4

Breakdown by competition

First Division :

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
Home 1 0 1 0 1 1
Away 1 0 0 1 0 1
Total 2 0 1 1 1 2

FA Cup :

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
Home 1 0 1 0 1 1
Away 2 2 0 0 6 3
Total 3 2 1 0 7 4

League Cup :

Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
Home 1 1 0 0 3 2
Away 2 2 0 0 5 0
Total 3 3 0 0 8 2

Spurs v Carlisle United facts

Number of games since a defeat = 4
Number of games since a win = 0
Number of games since a draw =

Biggest home win =  3 – 2 on 17.09.1997
Biggest away win = 3 – 0 on 26.09.2012
Biggest home defeat = None
Biggest away defeat = 0 – 1 on 24.08.1974
Highest aggregate of goals in a match = 5  –  3-2 on 23.01.1971 and 17.09.1997

Biggest home crowd = 33,702 on 15.01.1971
Smallest home crowd = 12,813 on 16.10.1974
Biggest away crowd = 25,369 on 23.01.1971
Smallest away crowd = 12,625 on 30.09.1997

Longest sequence without scoring = 1 game (24.08.1974)
Longest sequence without conceding = 1 game (30.09.1997)
Longest sequence without a loss =  4 games (16.10.1974 to 26.09.2012 = 3 wins + 1 draw)
Longest sequence without a win = 2 games (24.08.1974 to 16.10.1974 = 1 defeat + 1 draw)

Most goals by a Spurs player in a match against Carlisle United = 2  – Martin Chivers on 18.01.1972


Tottenham’s goal-scorers against Carlisle United

Number of goals


3 Chivers, Gilzean
1 Peters, Neighbour, Mahorn, Fenn, Fox, Chris Armstrong, Ginola, Vertonghen, Townsend, Sigurdsson


Spurs v Carlisle United Match Reports

26.09.2012 League Cup Third Round     Away     Won     3-0     For a match report, click here

Carlisle United Manager : Greg Abbott
Match sponsor : Carlsberg
Associate Sponsor : footballscores.com
Match ball sponsors : Heineken; David R. Brown Architectural Services.
Match programme sponsor : Baines Wilson LLP

30.09.1997 League Cup Second Round Second Leg     Away     Won     2-0

Spurs showed their superiority in the League Cup Second Round Second Leg at Brunton Park to go through to the Third Round against third from bottom of Division Two.  With the Cumbrians having sacked former West Ham goalkeeper Mervyn Day as their manager, they had coaches John Halpin and David Wilkes in charge of the side, along with some guidance from club Chairman Michael Knighton.

Carlisle started brightly with some good passing and Warren Aspinall went close after exchanging passes with Archdeacon, with Matt Jansen putting a shot straight at Ian Walker in the Spurs goal.  David Ginola hit his first goal for the club from the penalty spot two minutes before half time after Les Ferdinand had been fouled by Will Varty.  This made up for a disallowed goal the mercurial Frenchman had scored, which looked perfectly valid, but the referee pulled play back for an earlier foul.

With five minutes of the second half gone, John Scales’ long pass set Armstrong through, capitalising on Aspinall’s slip and his finish into the roof of the net past goalkeeper Caig put Spurs two up.  Other chances came the way of Vega, Ferdinand and Ginola, but there was no addition to the score, as Walker comfortably dealt with Carlisle’s efforts on goal from Paul Boertin and Matt Jansen.

Teams :
Carlisle – Tony Caig, Billy Barr, Will Varty, Stephane Pounewatchy, Owen Archdeacon, Richard Prokas  , Andy Couzens  (Paul Boertien  77), Tommy Harrison, Matt Jansen, Gareth McAlindon (Scott Dobie  77), Warren Aspinall.
Subs not used :
Spurs –  Ian Walker, Stephen Carr, Ramon Vega, John Scales, Justin Edinburgh, Sol Campbell  , Colin Calderwood, Ruel Fox, Stephen Clemence, David Ginola   (Jose Dominguez  84  ), Chris Armstrong, Les Ferdinand
Subs not used :  Espen Baardsen, Gary Mabbutt
Ref :  Jeff Winter (Whitley Bay)
Linesmen : Dave Horlick; Chris Winter
Attendance : –  13,571

Carlisle shirt sponsor : Eddie Stobart Ltd
Match sponsor : Sealy Beds UK
Programme sponsor : Price Waterhouse
Match ball sponsor : Leathes Head Hotel

17.09.1997 League Cup Second Round First Leg     Home     Won     3-2

This first meeting in the League Cup at the Second Round First Leg stage saw Tottenham take a narrow lead into the journey north against new manager David Wilkes’ Carlisle United side, with Mervyn Day having been sacked shortly before this tie.

Jose Dominguez’s cross was volleyed home in the first minute by Neale Fenn to give Spurs a flying start, but Carlisle turned around in the lead thanks to goals from Andy Couzens (39 mins.) and Warren Aspinall (44 mins.).  Couzens finished a breakaway with a volley and Aspinall took a long ball and beat Walker, even though the keeper got a hand to the shot.  Spurs did have chances with Fox, Scales and Dominguez all going close

A 72nd minute shot on the turn by Ruel Fox gave Spurs parity and then substitute Paul Mahorn scored his first Tottenham goal by heading home Ginola’s cross powerfully past Tony Caig in the 77th minute to provide Spurs with the advantage from the home leg.

Teams :
Spurs –  Ian Walker; Justin Edinburgh, Gary Mabbutt, Sol Campbell, John Scales; Ruel Fox, Allan Nielsen, David Ginola, Stephen Clemence  , Jose Dominguez  , Neale Fenn (Paul Mahorn  47)
Subs not used :  Colin Calderwood, Stephen Carr
Carlisle –  Tony Caig; Billy Barr, Will Varty  , Stephane Pounewatchy, Owen Archdeacon; Richard Prokas, Andy Couzens, Tommy Harrison (Scott Dobie  69), Matt Jansen, ; Gareth McAlindon, Warren Aspinall.
Subs not used :  Milligan, Bowman
Manager :  David Wilkes
Ref : Gerald Ashby (Worcestershire)
Attendance : –  19,255

16.10.1974 Division 1     Home     Drew     1-1

Bobby Owen gave Carlisle the lead in the fourth minute of this First Division meeting at White Hart Lane.  However, Martin Chivers hit back just before half-time with a firm header.

Teams :
Spurs –  Pat
Jennings, Ray Evans, Cyril Knowles, John Pratt, Mike England, Terry Naylor, Jimmy Neighbour, Steve Perryman, Martin Chivers, Chris Jones, Ralph Coates
Unused sub. : – Chris McGrath
Carlisle : – Tom Clarke, Peter Carr, John Gorman, Chris Balderstone, Bill Green (c), Bobby Parker, Dennis Martin, Ray Train, Frank Clarke, Bobby Owen, Eddie Spearritt
Unused sub. : –
Ref. Mr. Ken W. Baker (Rugby, Warwicks)
Linesmen : Mr. R. Rodell (Beds) – Red flag; Mr. W. A. Whittington (Sussex) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –  12,813

Goal times
First goal –  3m 47s
Second goal – 43m 03s

24.08.1974 Division 1     Away     Lost     0-1

Carlisle’s first ever game in the First Division saw Tottenham Hotspur visit Brunton Park and slip to a 0-1 defeat, with the team nervous after two previous defeats by the same score.

Spurs went close when Martin Peters had a shot beaten out by goalkeeper Alan Ross, but the ball went straight to Ralph Coates and his shot hit the keeper and was bundled out for a corner.  But for much of the first half, Tottenham were allowing Carlisle to attack them and as a consequence, the Cumbrians were able to take a lead into the half-time break. Mike England’s 20th minute tackle on Joe Laidlaw was adjudged to be a foul and Chris Balderstone (later to play cricket for England) struck the spot-kick well, but Pat Jennings savedHowever, the referee said that Jennings had moved and Balderstone re-took the penalty and blasted it in.

It was almost 2-0 soon after, when Ray Train hit a 35 yard shot that rebounded off the bar.  The pressure from the home side continued and another shout when Laidlaw again went down in the area was waved away.

Spurs came into the game more in the second half and although they enjoyed more possession, they rarely threatened the Carlisle goalkeeper Allan Ross.  Their best chance saw substitute Chris McGrath dribbling through the home defence only to shoot over the bar.

The win put Carlisle United top of the First Division in their first few weeks in the top flight.  Conversely, Tottenham were bottom with this their third consecutive defeat that brought Bill Nicholson’s resignation just over a week later.

Teams :
Carlisle –  Allan Ross, Peter Carr, Chris Balderstone, Brian Parker, John Gorman, Bill Green, Dennis Martin, Ray Train, Frank Clarke, Bobby Owen, Mike Barry.
Sub. not used :
Spurs –  Pat Jennings, Ray Evans, Mike England, Terry Naylor, Phil Beal, John Pratt, Steve Perryman, Jimmy Neighbour, Ralph Coates, Martin Peters (c), Chris Jones (Chris McGrath).
Sub. not used :
Ref :  Mr. Roy Capey (Staffordshire)
Attendance : –   18,426

NOTE : – Tottenham’s visit to Brunton Park was the first ever First Division game played in Cumbria.

18.01.1972 FA Cup Third Round replay     Away     Won     3-1

This FA Cup 3rd Round replay on a Tuesday evening saw Spurs ease through 3-1 despite a strong start from the Cumbrians.

When Tottenham failed to clear a corner, Dennis Martin struck the loose ball in to give Carlisle the lead. Spurs were under pressure and Chris Balderstone twice went close to doubling the lead. When Steve Perryman and Alan Gilzean linked up to provide Martin Chivers with a scoring opportunity, he took it in the 25th minute with a left foot shot from the edge of the penalty area to make it 1-1.

This gave Spurs the impetus and Martin Peters’ cross was headed in with a trademark flick of Alan Gilzean’s head before half-time.

As expected, Carlisle came out to press for an equaliser after the restart, but Spurs kept them out and halfway through the second period, they went further ahead when Gilzean played in Chivers to slam home the third Tottenham goal that proved decisive.

Teams :
Carlisle –  , , , , , , , Martin, , , .
Sub. not used :
Spurs –   Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles, Ralph Coates, Mike England, Phil Beal, Alan Gilzean (Peter Collins), Steve Perryman, Martin Chivers, Martin Peters, Terry Naylor
Attendance : –  21,560

15.01.1972 FA Cup Third Round     Home     Drew     1-1

Goals from Alan Gilzean and Stan Bowles cancelled each other out in the FA Cup Third Round tie at White Hart Lane.

The pitch was heavy after recent rain and Alan Gilzean nudged the ball over the line at the Park Lane end from close range put Spurs ahead, beating a defender on the line after 18 minutes and 14 seconds.

Carlisle equalised with 30 minutes and 28 seconds on the clock, when Chris Balderstone delicately chipped the ball on to Stan Bowles who scored after drifting past three Spurs players and firing home from 30 yards out.

Spurs pushed hard for a second goal in the second half, but the Carlisle defence were resolute in keeping Tottenham out to take the tie to a replay at Brunton Park.

Teams :
Spurs –   Pat Jennings, Ray Evans, Tony Want, Ralph Coates, Mike England, Phil Beal, Alan Gilzean, Steve Perryman, Martin Chivers, Martin Peters
(c), Jimmy Neighbour
Sub. not used :
Carlisle –   Alan
Ross, Derek Hemstead, John Gorman, Stan Ternent, Graham Winstanley, Stan Bowles, Frank Barton, Dennis Martin, Bobby Owen, Stan Webb, Chris Balderstone.
Manager : – Ian MacFarlane
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –   33,702

23.01.1971 FA Cup Fourth Round     Away     Won     3-2

A closely fought FA Cup Fourth Round tie saw Spurs go through 3-2 in front of a reduced capacity crowd because of safety reasons.

Carlisle got ready for the tie with several days training in Skinburness and then played golf at Powfoot, while Tottenham made the journey north by train and had a pre-match lunch of fillet steak, tea and toast in the Crown & Mitre Hotel.  Captain Alan Mullery was one of the few Spurs players to walk out into Carlisle for a pre-game stroll.

With Carlisle dominating the first half hour of the game, Spurs had to weather the storm at Brunton Park.  Alan Mullery was cautioned early for a strong challenge on Chris Balderstone and Pat Jennings had to complain about objects being thrown from behind his goal, while the early efforts on goal from both sides on the pitch were ineffective.  Joe Kinnear kicked the ground trying a 20-yard shot and Carlisle keeper Allan Ross saved a shot from Steve Perryman.  A free-kick for the home side gave Jennings an anxious moment and then Bob Hatton nearly made a chance, but nothing came of it.  

Dennis Martin put the Cumbrians ahead in the 27th minute, when Owen threaded a pass through to  and he shot under Jennings to send the home crowd into raptures.  However, two quick goals turned the match in Tottenham’s favour, but not before Owen missed another opportunity.  Alan Gilzean levelled the score in the 41st minute, beating Martin Peters to a header six yards out and Carlisle’s appeals for offside were waved away by the referee.  Peters ran in unmarked to head home low past the keeper from Martin Chivers’ cross two minutes later to give Tottenham a 2-1 lead before the interval, the ball going in off Ross.

However, soon after the start of the second half, Bob Owen pulled Carlisle level with Martin providing the chance for the toe-poke to beat the Spurs keeper.  Peters struck the post before it was the Spurs defence who were called upon to be strong at a Balderstone free-kick.  It was left to Jimmy Neighbour to get Spurs’ second goal of the afternoon, as he went past three players on his way into the box and as the keeper came out, the winger whipped the ball past him into the net for his first goal in the first team in the 79th minute of the match.

Teams :
Carlisle –  Alan Ross, Joe Davis, John Gorman, Stan Ternent, Graham Winstanley, Mike Sutton, Tommy Murray, Dennis Martin, Bob Owen, Chris Balderstone, Bob Hatton.
Unused sub. : –  Derek Hemstead
Manager :  Ian McFarlane
Spurs  –  Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery (c), Terry Naylor, Phil Beal, Alan Gilzean, Steve Perryman, Martin Chivers, Martin Peters, Jimmy Neighbour.
Unused sub. : – Jimmy Pearce

Attendance : –   25,369

Bill Nicholson said, “Carlisle are a fine side. We would have been happy with a draw. Carlisle played well.”