Spurs v Leyton Orient Match Reports
[this page is under-going on-going construction – please bear with MEHSTG as we try to complete this mammoth task for all our opponents.]


22.09.2020 This League Cup Third Round tie due to be staged at Brisbane Road was postponed due to an outbreak of positive tests for Covid-19 in the Orient squad and with fixtures congested in this season, which started late, a walkover was awarded to Tottenham.

01.08.2007 Friendly.  For a match report, click here.

06.01.2001 FA Cup Third Round.  For a match report, click here.

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Match Ball sponsor :  Vantage Property Services Ltd.

Teams : –
Orient : –  , , , , Dean Smith (c), , , , , ,
Manager :   Tommy Taylor
Spurs : –
Attendance : –  12,336
Ref. : – P. Jones
Linesmen :  Mr. P.W. Barnes; Mr. M. S. Yerby
Fourth Official :  S. Chittenden


30.10.1985 Tottenham got through to the Third Round of the League Cup with a 4-0 home second leg victory against Orient, taking the aggregate score to 4-2 in their favour.

Teams :
Spurs –
Sub. not used :
Leyton Orient –   , , , John Sitton, Kevin Hales, , , , , .
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –   21,046


23.09.1985 Spurs were undone by two Kevin Godfrey goals in front of a 13,828 crowd, as Orient took a 2-0 lead from this League Cup Second Round first leg tie.

The links between the Orient side and Spurs were strong, with Shaun Brooks’ father Johnny having represented Tottenham for six years in the 1950s and there were two ex-Tottenham players in the O’s side in Chris Jones and Pat Corbett.  It was forward Kevin Godfrey who was the star of the home side, scoring two goals that gave the O’s victory – one of which saw him through, one-on-one with the Spurs keeper, finishing well by slipping the ball past Ray Clemence.

Teams :
Leyton Orient –   Peter Wells, Kevin Hales, Kevin Dickenson, Andy Sussex, John Sitton, Pat Corbett, Colin Foster, Shaun Brooks, Paul Shinners, Kevin Godfrey, Chris Jones.
Spurs –  Clemence, D. Thomas, Hughton, Roberts, Miller, Paul Allen, Ardiles, Falco, Chiedozie, Hoddle, Waddle
Attendance : –  13,828


03.09.1980 League Cup  Round 2  First leg     Home    Won 3-1

Teams : 
Spurs – 
Sub. not used : 
Leyton Orient –  .
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –   25,806

27.08.1980 League Cup  Round 2  First leg     Away    Won 1-0

Teams : 
Leyton Orient –  .
Sub. not used : 
Spurs –
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –    20,087

25.02.1978 Division 2     Home   Drew 1-1.

Teams : 
Spurs – 
Sub. not used : 
Leyton Orient –  .
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –    32,896


01.10.1977 A tricky wind caused both teams a bit of trouble, but in the 55th minute, Spurs took the lead in this Division 2 meeting at Brisbane Road. 

Neil McNab played in Terry Naylor away on the right wing and he picked out Peter Taylor, who dived in to nod home for 1-0.  Spurs also had a good shout for a penalty when Martin Robinson was felled by Phil Hoadley, but the ref waved play on.

The lead only lasted three minutes though and Joe Mayo’s header drew the match level at 1-1, which is how the game finished.

Teams :
Orient –   Hoadley, Mayo.
Sub. not used :
Spurs –  Daines, Naylor, Holmes, Hoddle, Osgood, Perryman (c), Pratt, McNab, G. Armstrong, Robinson, P. Taylor
Sub. not used :  Coates
Attendance : –  24,131


27.03.1963 Division 1   Home   Won 2-0

Teams :
Spurs –
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –  40,260

27.10.1962 Division 1   Away   Won 5-1

Teams :
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –   30,967


21.04.1945 Football League South      Home   Won 4-0.

Teams :
Spurs –
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –  10,317


18.11.1944 Football League South      Away   Won 2-0.

Teams :
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –  7,500


29.04.1944 Football League South      Home   Won 1-0.

Teams :
Spurs –
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –  7,925


13.11.1943 Football League South      Away   Won 4-0.

Teams :
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –   4,000


14.02.1942 London War League      Away   Won 3-2.

Teams : 
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –   4,500


08.11.1941 London War League      Home   Won 2-0.

Teams : 
Spurs – 
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –  5,685


11.01.1941 London War Cup  Section B.   Away  Won 9-0

Teams : 
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –  1,013


04.01.1941 London War Cup  Section B.   Home     Won 3-0

Teams : 
Spurs – 
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –   1,513


28.12.1940 Football League South    Away (played at White Hart Lane)     Won 7-0

Teams : 
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –   1,163


21.12.1940 Football League South    Home    Won 9-0

Teams :
Spurs –
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –   1,290


20.01.1940 Football League South  Group A.   Home   Lost 2-3

Teams : 

Spurs – 
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –   2,881

02.12.1939 Football League South  Group A.   Away   Lost 1-2

Teams : 
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –  8,000


14.10.1929 London FA Charity Shield    Away    Lost 1-2.

Teams :
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : – 3,000


16.03.1929 Division 2     Away   Won 3-2.

Teams : 
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –  37,615


03.12.1928 Division 2    Away   Won 4-2.

Teams : 
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs – 
Attendance : –   ??


03.11.1928 Division 2    Home   Won 2-1.

Teams : 
Spurs – 
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –   33,382


07.11.1927 London Professional Football Charity Fund.   Home  Won 4-3

Teams :
Spurs –
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –  ??


08.11.1926 London Professional Football Charity Fund.   Away   Won 3-1

Teams :
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –   846


24.11.1924 London FA Charity Cup Final   Played at Highbury    Lost 1-3.

Teams :
Spurs –
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –  ??


03.11.1924 London Professional Football Charity Fund   Away    Lost 1-2 (after extra time).

The match was abandoned after 20 minutes of extra time because of bad light.

Teams :
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –   2,300


05.11.1923 London FA Charity Cup  Round 2.    Away   Lost 0-2

Teams : 
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –   7,000


08.10.1923 London Professional Football Charity Fund   Home    Lost 1-3

Teams : 
Spurs – 
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –   6,742


11.04.1921 London FA Charity Cup  Semi Final   (Played at Highbury)   Lost 1-2

Teams :
Spurs –
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –  16,033


18.10.1919 Division  2    Away   Won 4-0

Teams : 
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs – 
Attendance : –   32,644


11.10.1919 Division 2.  Home   Won 2-1.

Teams :
Spurs –
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –  44,268


15.03.1919 London Combination.    Away   Won 2-1

Teams :
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –  16,000


18.01.1919 London Combination.    Home  (played at Homerton)   Lost 2-4.

Teams :
Spurs –
Subs not used :
Leyton Orient –  .
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  7,000


23.11.1918 London Combination.    Away   Won 3-0

Teams :
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –   6,000


28.09.1918 London Combination.    Home  (played at Homerton)    Won 2-0

Teams :
Spurs –
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –  5,000


01.04.1918 London Combination.    Home  (played at Homerton).   Won 5-2

Teams :
Spurs –
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –  3,000


29.03.1918 London Combination.    Away    Won 3-2

Teams :
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –  7,000


15.12.1917 London Combination.   Away   Won 4-2

Teams :
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –   4,000


20.10.1917 London Combination.    Home  (played at Homerton)  Won 2-1

Teams :
Spurs –
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –  3,000


28.04.1917 London Combination.   Away   Won 8-0

Teams :
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –  4,000


17.03.1917 London Combination.   Home (played at Highbury)   Won 5-2

Teams :
Spurs –
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –  3,000


06.01.1917 London Combination.   Away  Won 2-1

Teams :
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –   3,000


14.10.1916 London Combination.    Home (played at Homerton)  Won 4-2

Teams :
Spurs –
Subs not used :
Leyton Orient –  .
Subs not used :
Attendance : –  4,000


08.01.1926 London Combination 1st Competition.   Home  Drew 1-1

Teams : 
Spurs – 
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –  5,000


23.10.1915 London Combination 1st Competition.   Away   Drew 0-0

Teams : 
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –  9,000


19.09.1910 London FA Charity Cup Round 1.   Home   Won 1-0

Teams : 
Spurs – 
Leyton Orient –  .
Attendance : –  8,500


12.04.1909 Division 2   Away   Drew 0-0.

Teams : 
Leyton Orient –  .
Spurs –
Attendance : –   20,000


09.04.1909 Division 2  Home  Lost 0-1.

Teams : 
Spurs –
Leyton Orient –
Attendance : –   33,000


02.11.1908 London Professional Football Charity Fund  Home   Drew 1-1.

Teams :
Spurs –
Leyton Orient – 

Attendance : –   6,000