Spurs v Norwich City Reserves Match Reports
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29.09.2010 After a goal-less first half, the young Spurs XI turned on the style to run out 4-0 winners over Norwich City at Spurs Lodge in this friendly match.

Tim Sherwood was disappointed with his charges’ first half performance and read them the riot act at half-time, so the change in approach was not surprising. 

Oscar Jansson had been required to make a couple of saves in the first half, but Tottenham had efforts on goal  with Jose-Paul Mpoku hitting the woodwork and new Brazilian signing Sandro was unlucky when his attempt on goal was cleared off the line. 

However, five minutes into the second half, Kudus Oyenuga opened the scoring with a simple finish after Harry Kane had taken the ball around the keeper and laid it on for his fellow striker.  The lead was doubled as Nathan Byrne was released after some neat inter-play between Kyle Naughton and Mpoku, leaving the winger to take on two defenders in the penalty area before his cross was headed onto the bar, with the rebound being knocked in by Tom Carroll.

15 minutes from the end, Carroll turned provider and Kane got on the end of his pass to slip the ball past the keeper as he faced up to the forward.  A 4-0 victory was wrapped up in the 83rd minute, as Jesse Waller-Lassen squeezed the ball home from a tight angle.

Teams :
Spurs –   Jansson, Naughton, Carroll, Sandro,  Byrne, Mpoku, Kane, Oyenuga, Waller-Lassen
Norwich City –
Crowd : – 
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30.08.2005 Premier Reserve League South.  Click here for a match report.

20.09.2004 Premier Reserve League South.  Click here for a match report.

19.03.1997 A first win in five games gave Spurs Reserves a boost as they overcame Norwich City with a 3-2 away win.

Off to a good start, Spurs dominated play in the early stages, with Mark Janney sent through by Garry Brady to have a good opportunity.  Danny Hill went close before Fenn put Janney through, only to be denied by a good stop by the keeper.  Fenn exchanged passes to set up Peter Gain to open the scoring, before Paul McVeigh went close to adding a second, but the game turned.

In the last 15 minutes of the first half, Spurs conceded twice to leave them trailing at the break, having had the better of the 45 minutes.  The Tottenham team got level when Hill and Brady linked well to produce a cross to the far post by Hill and Janney headed it back for McVeigh to hit the net.  With the impetus with Tottenham, the home side were vulnerable to breaks and when Hill went past a few players, he laid it in to Gain, whose shot was straight at the keeper.  Chances came and went, so it was with only two minutes remaining that substitute Simon Webb burst into the box, where he was fouled.  That gave Neale Fenn the opportunity to win the game from the penalty spot, which he took with confidence.  

Teams :
Norwich City –   –
Unused sub. : –  –
Spurs –   Simon Brown, Simon Wormull, Jamie Clapham, Leon Townley, Kevin Maher, Mark Janney (Simon Webb 70), Danny Hill, Garry Brady, Peter Gain, Neale Fenn, Paul McVeigh
Unused sub. : –  Luke Young, Danny Maddix
Manager : –  Chris Hughton
Crowd : – 
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15.09.1989 A weakened Norwich City side were overcome by Spurs Reserves in a 3-1 victory at Carrow Road. The home team played well in the first half, but a mistake was punished by Paul Moran’s shot that gave Tottenham the lead.  Norwich had not made the most of their possession and were further behind just after half time when Spurs added a second. 

With five minutes remaining, City got a goal back through full back Adrian Pennock, who cracked in a shot after Ruel Fox had held the ball well on the edge of the area and laid it back into the defender’s path.

Teams :
Norwich City –   Sheffield, Adrian Pennock, Robert Ullathorne, Andy Theodosiou, Minett (Roberts), Flynn, Ruel Fox, Taylor, Lee Power, Jeremy Goss, Sutch
Unused sub. : – Wooding
Spurs –   , , , Steve Sedgley, , , Paul Moran
Crowd : – 
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31.10.1981 Spurs recorded a 2-1 home win in this Football Combination match.

Shane Rufer got the Canaries goal.

Teams :
Spurs –   , , , , , , , ,
Norwich City –  Hansbury, Nightingale, Downs, Mountfield, Harris, Alexander, Woods, W. Rufer, Royle, Paddon, S. Rufer
Unused sub. : –
Crowd : –   ,
Ref. : –  – (-)


04.11.1979 Spurs won 2-1 in this Football Combination meeting.

Graham Paddon got one back for Norwich, but he was denied by a great save from a trademark thunderbolt shot near the end, as Tottenham held out for the victory in one of the best reserve games seen at Spurs.

Teams :
Spurs –   , , , , , , , ,
Norwich City –  Baker, Nightingale, Sullivan, Halsey, Forbes, Carter, Evans, Fashanu, Robb, McGuire, Paddon
Unused sub. : –  Bennett
Crowd : –   ,
Ref. : –  – (-)


13.10.1979 Spurs travelled to Carrow Road and enjoyed their journey home with the points from a 3-2 win against Norwich City Reserves.

Goals from Tony Galvin, Phil Grayling and Gary O’Reilly brought Tottenham the Football Combination victory.

Teams :
Norwich City –  , , , , , , , , , , ,
Unused sub. : – –
Spurs –   Mark Kendall, Peter Southey, Terry Naylor, Giorgio Mazzon, John Lacy, Gary O’Reilly, Micky Hazard, Phil Grayling, Mark Falco, Tony Galvin, Terry Gibson
Unused sub. : – –
Crowd : –   ,
Ref. : –  – (-)


23.04.1979 Spurs took the points on their visit to Norwich with a 4-1 win.

Teams :
Spurs –   , , , , , , , ,
Norwich City –  Gowan, Bird, Downs, Symonds, Forbes, Nightingale, Barham, Mendham, Robson, Mountford, Benson
Unused sub. : –  Halsey
Crowd : –   ,
Ref. : –  – (-)


09.02.1977 Spurs took a team worth £500,000 to meet former Tottenham winger Terry Medwin’s Norwich City reserves side at Carrow Road, but they left pointless as the home side won convincingly 1-0.

Teams :
Spurs –   Mark Kendall, Terry Boyle, Don McAllister, Steve Walford, Willie Young, Alfie Conn, Ralph Coates, John Pratt, Ian Moores, Gerry Armstrong, Martin Robinson (Fred Barwick)
Norwich City –  , , , , Mendham, Dunthorne, Steele,
Unused sub. : –
Crowd : –   ,
Ref. : –  – (-)


21.08.1974 Norwich City reserves’ visit to White Hart Lane ended with a share of the points in a 1-1 draw, with Tottenham’s goal coming from Martin Chivers.

Teams : –
Spurs : –  Daines, Kinnear, Knowles, Dillon (Keeley), Cegielski, Holder, Gibbins, McNab, Chivers, Margerrison, Clapton
Norwich City : –
Crowd : –  ,
Ref. : –  – (-).


10.03.1973 Spurs went down 1-3 at Carrow Road to Norwich City Reserves.

Mike Dillon got the Spurs goal, but Norwich took both points with a strong performance. 

Teams :
Norwich : –
Unused sub. : –
Spurs : – T. Lee, Osgood, E. Jones, Dillon, Peck, Naylor, McGrath, Holder, Mabee, Clarke, Morgan
Unused sub. : –
Crowd : –   ,
Ref. : –  – (-)


14.10.1972 Norwich Reserves held Tottenham to a 1-1 at White Hart Lane in the Football Combination.

Spurs had a fine opening quarter of the game, but only one goal to show for their chances, with Mike Dillon’s long throw being helped on by Joe Peck and Ray Clarke for Chris Jones to score.

However, the away side pulled level before the break through Ken Foggo and although Tottenham hit the woodwork on five occasions, they could not force a winner.

Teams :
Spurs : – T. Lee, Evans, E. Jones, Osgood, Peck, Dillon, Neighbour, Souness, Clarke, Holder, Chris Jones
Unused sub. : –
Norwich : –  , , , , , , Ken Foggo, , ,
Unused sub. : –
Crowd : –   ,
Ref. : –  – (-)


12.02.1972 Norwich City Reserves visited White Hart Lane and broke Tottenham’s 11 game winning streak with a 0-0 Football Combination draw.

Spurs had chances to win the game, with Peter Collins heading against the bar and Jimmy Neighbour and Roy Woolcott both going close to grabbing a goal.  Tottenham were grateful to Joe Peck, who twice cleared the ball off the goal-line and in the closing stages, Steve Grapes hit the post for the Canaries.

Teams :
Spurs –    Daines, E. Jones, Pratt, Dillon, P. Collins, Peck, Pearce, Clarke, Woolcott, Souness, Neighbour.
Unused sub. : –
Norwich City –  , , , , , , Steve Grapes, , ,
Unused sub. : –
Crowd : –   ,
Ref. : –  – (-)


20.03.1971 Spurs Reserves drew with Norwich City Reserves 0-0 at White Hart Lane in this Football Combination fixture.

Teams :
Spurs –   Daines, Evans, John Collins, Naylor, Dillon, Bunkell, Johnson, Souness, Woolcott, Jenkins, Cutbush
Norwich City –  , , , ,
Unused sub. : –
Crowd : –   ,
Ref. : –  – (-)


07.11.1970

Spurs Reserves  were 1-0 away winners at Carrow Road in the Football Combination

Teams :
Norwich City –  , , , ,
Unused sub. : –
Spurs –  
Hancock, Evans, J. Collins, Bunkell, P. Collins, Naylor, Johnson, Pratt, Clarke, Holder, Jenkins
Unused sub. : –
Crowd : –   ,
Ref. : –  – (-)


22.11.1969

Spurs Reserves ran out 4- 1 winners over Norwich City, with Jimmy Neighbour, returning from a muscle injury, gave Tottenham an early lead to set them on the way to a good win over the Canaries at White Hart Lane.   

Bryan Conlon got Norwich level, but Spurs restored their lead before the interval, when Roy Woolcott headed in Ray Evans’ free-kick.

The second half saw Spurs more fluent in their play and John Cutbush ran onto Martin Chivers’ through ball to score and a scuffed shot from John Pratt gave Spurs the final goal in a  4-1 victory.

Teams :
Spurs –  
Hancock, Cutbush, J. Collins, Naylor, Evans, Chivers, Johnson, Pratt, Woolcott, Bond, Neighbour.
Norwich City –  , , , , Bryan Conlon, , ,
Unused sub. : –
Crowd : –   ,
Ref. : –  – (-)


29.12.1956 Tottenham Reserves’ travels to Carrow Road were well-worth the trouble, as they earned a 4-2 Football Combination win in fine style over Norwich City .

The teams turned around at the interval level at 2-2, but second half goals handed Spurs the victory with the goals coming from Johnny Brooks 2, Len Duquemin and Tommy Bing.

Teams :
Norwich City –  , , , ,
Spurs –   Reynolds, Norman, Hills, Brittan, Clarke,Teece, Bing, Dulin, Duquemin, Brooks, Owen
Crowd : –   ,
Ref. : –  – (-)


01.09.1956 Tottenham Reserves hosted Norwich City Reserves and were 3-1 winners despite losing Dave Dunmore to an early injury.Two goals from Alfie Stokes and one from Syd McClellan earned Spurs a good win against good opponents.

Teams :
Spurs –   Reynolds, Hills, Henry, Brittan, Ryden, Bing, Dulin, Stokes, Dunmore, McClellan, Dyson
Norwich City –  , , , ,
Crowd : –   ,
Ref. : –  – (-)