Spurs v Exeter City Match Reports
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15.07.2009 Friendly     Away     Won     3-0.  

Teams :
Exeter City –   Paul Jones, Steve Tully (Joe Burnell 46), Scott Goldbourne (Richard Duffy 46), Alex Russell (Rob Edwards 46), Danny Seaborne, Matt Taylor (Troy Archibald-Henville 49), Ryan Harley (James Dunne 65), Manny Panther (Scot Bennett 65), Adam Stansfield (Richard Logan 46 [Barry Corr 83]), Craig McAllister (Marcus Stewart 46 [Frear 83]), Liam Sercombe (Allen) 65.
Subs not used :  Marriott, Norwood
Spurs –  First half : –  Carlo Cudicini, Alan Hutton, Vedran Corluka, Dorian Dervite, Pascal Chimbonda, David Bentley, Tom Huddlestone, Jamie O’Hara, Danny Rose, Jermain Defoe, Robbie Keane (c)
Second half : –  David Button, Chris Gunter, Michael Dawson, Jake Livermore, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Aaron Lennon, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Wilson Palacios, Luka Modric, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Darren Bent
Subs not used :  Ledley King, Jonathan Woodgate, Gareth Bale, Jermaine Jenas
Attendance : –   8,636

23.07.1987 Friendly     Away     Won     1-0

Johnny Metgod scored the only goal of the game in his first appearance in a Spurs shirt to gain a victory over Exeter City in this pre-season warm-up friendly that was played in Devon.  

Teams :
Exeter City –   .
Subs not used :  –
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, John Polston, MItchell Thomas (Johnny Metgod), Richard Gough, Chris Fairclough, Gary Mabbutt, Clive Allen, Paul Allen (Chris Waddle), Nico Claesen (Tony Galvin), Vinny Samways (Ossie Ardiles), Tony Galvin (Steve Hodge)
Subs not used :  –
Attendance : –   3,930

03.08.1985 Friendly     Away     Drew     2-2.  

Goals from Morgan and Martin Ling for Exeter earned them a draw in this pre-season friendly at St. James Park, with goals for Tottenham coming from Mark Falco and Micky Hazard.

Teams :
Exeter City –
Subs not used :  –
Spurs –  Ray Clemence, Danny Thomas, Chris Hughton, Graham Roberts, Paul Miller, Paul Allen (Micky Hazard), Ossie Ardiles, Mark Falco (Vinny Samways), Chris Waddle (David Leworthy), John Chiedozie, Tony Galvin (Ally Dick)
Subs not used :  –
Attendance : –   3,867

07.03.1981 FA Cup quarter-final     Home    Won  2-0

Tottenham had to battle hard against Third Division Exeter City in this Sixth Round FA Cup tie at White Hart Lane to end up with a 2-0 win, played in front of a demolished West Stand.

The first half failed to produce a goal and Spurs kept the score goal-less with Barry Daines reacting well to stop Tony Kellow’s effort early in the second half.  Ten minutes into the second period, Exeter lost Ian Pearson with concussion and things got worse when Glenn Hoddle’s inviting cross was met with Graham Roberts’ diving header that brought his first goal in the first team for Spurs and put us ahead. 

Exeter’s task got harder when goalkeeper Len Bond hurt himself in stopping a Steve Archibald effort, but he did well to keep out an Ossie Ardiles shot although he fumbled the ball just after, with Paul Miller on the spot to put the loose ball into the net.  The pressure on the Exeter goal failed to bring another goal, as Archibald shot too high and Garth Crooks’ effort deflected wide by John Delve, who had a late shot at the Spurs goal, but Barry Daines saved it with ease.  

Teams :
Spurs –  Barry Daines, Chris Hughton, Paul Miller, Graham Roberts, Giorgio Mazzon, Steve Perryman (c), Ossie Ardiles, Tony Galvin, Glenn Hoddle, Steve Archibald, Garth Crooks
Sub. not used :
Colours : –  White shirts with one Navy blue stripe in V-neck and cuffs, Navy blue shorts, White socks with one Navy blue stripe around turnover
Kit supplier : –  Le Coq Sportif
Manager : – Keith Burkinshaw
Exeter City –  Len Bond, Martyn Rogers, Johnny Sparrow, Dick Forbes, Lee Roberts, Phil Roberts, Ian Pearson (Ray Pratt 55), Peter Rogers, John Delve, Tony Kellow, Peter Hatch.
Sub. not used :   .
Colours : – Red shirt with white V-neck and cuffs and adidas three white stripes on sleeve; White shorts with adidas three red stripes on side; Black socks with three white stripes on turnover
Kit supplier : –  adidas
Manager : – Brian Godfrey
Ref. : – Neil Midgley (Salford)
Linesmen : – Mr. P. K. Helsby (Hants) – Red flag; Mr. M. L. James (Sussex) – Yellow flag
Attendance : –   40,629

25.09.1968 A League Cup Third Round tie at White Hart Lane was the first meeting between the two sides, which ended in a big win for Tottenham.

With future manager David Pleat in the Grecians side, Spurs were expected to take this tie easily against the side from the Fourth Division, but there was a determined resistance from the underdogs in Tottenham’s first home game in the competition.

In fact, Exeter took the lead early on through John Mitten, but Jimmy Greaves’ equaliser came shortly after although the visitors took the lead again, when Alan Banks seized on Pat Jennings’ parry from Pleat’s shot to make the score 2-1.  Spurs stepped up their game and by half-time they had established a 3-2 lead thanks to goals from another future Tottenham manager, Terry Venables and another from Greaves.  Jimmy’s goal was sublime.  Receiving the ball from Alan Gilzean, he swerved past player-manager and centre half John Newman.  With an electric turn of pace, he sped through the Exeter defence and passed the ball unerringly into the bottom corner of the net.

Into the second half, Spurs moved up another gear with Jimmy Pearce scoring his first two goals for the club while Exeter still refused to lay down and made it 5-3 when Banks scored his second of the night.  Good work by Cliff Jones and Alan Mullery provided Jimmy Greaves with the chance to score another hat-trick goal, which he took gratefully, leaving Spurs 6-3 winners.

Teams :
Spurs  : –  Pat Jennings, Joe Kinnear, Cyril Knowles, Alan Mullery, Mike England, Phil Beal, Cliff Jones, Jimmy Pearce, Jimmy Greaves, Terry Venables, Alan Gilzean
Sub. not used :  –  Jimmy Robertson.
Exeter City : –  , , , John Newman, , , , , Alan Banks, David Pleat,
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –  25,798