Spurs v Leyton Orient Notes

22.09.2020 The Third Round League Cup tie due to be played at Brisbane Road was postponed because of a number of positive Covid-19 tests in the Orient squad and staff.   With the season starting late because of the pandemic, the game was awarded to Tottenham to avoid further fixture congestion.


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Joe Allen

Ben Alnwick

Lee Angol

Leon Archer

Jimmy Archibald

Eddie Baily A Spurs stalwart of the late 1940s and early 1950s “Push-and-Run” side that won the Second and First Division titles in successive seasons, making 325 appearances and scoring 69 goals.  Left Spurs for Port Vale in 1956, then joined Orient from Nottingham Forest  in 1958 and coached the side to promotion to the First Division in 1962.

Andy Barcham Stocky striker who went to Brisbane Road on loan in November 2007 until the end of the season.  Played 25 times that season and scored once in his time in E10.

Lee Barnard

Bert Bliss

Lee Butcher

David Button

Tom Carroll 14 games for Orient in the 2010-11 season, the slightly built midfielder got some good experience of the physical side of the game, returning to Spurs to make their Europa League team in the following season.

Len Cheesewright  Orient Chief Scout who fulfilled the same position at Tottenham for a number of years.

John Chiedozie

Ralph Coates

Pat Corbett

Shaquile Coulthirst

Charlie Daniels Left sided defender, who could also play midfield had a loan spell at Orient before signing permanently.

Simon Dawkins Young Spurs striker went on loan to Orient in the 2008-09 season, but got an injury against Spurs in a pre-season friendly.  Played 14 times without scoring before returning to Spurs in January 2009.

Dave Dunmore Signed by Spurs from York City for £10,500 in February 1954, the rumbustious centre-forward had a good record for Tottenham scoring 26 times in 81 matches despite being a back-up for Len Duquemin and then Bobby Smith, before signing for West Ham in 1960. Stayed there a year before moving a short distance to Orient, who he helped get promotion to the First Division in 1962.

Neale Fenn

Ken Flint

Clayton Fortune

Peter Garland

Bert Goodman

Arthur Grimsdell Spurs half back between 1911-1929, Arthur Grimsdell took control of Orient for a season in 1929.

Vic Groves

Alan Haig-Brown

Willie Hall Spurs forward between 1932 and 1944 before being Orient manager in 1945.

Ian Hendon

Edwin Herod

Steve Hodge

Pat Holland Joined Spurs Reserve Team manager after he had left Orient as manager and then reverted to Youth team coach.

Scott Houghton

Shwan Jalal

Chris Jones

Doug Hunt

Harry Kane

Bill Lane

Charlie Lee

David Levene

Bert Lyons

Andrew Marlowe

George Marsh

Sid McClellan

Bob McDonald

Junior McDougald

Jeff Minton

Ian Moores

Paul-Jose Mpoku

Keith Osgood

Tim O’Shea

Ernie Phypers An amateur with Villa from September 1932 until May 1933, when he was offered a contract with Tottenham, signing professional in June 1934.  Ernie played 28 first team league games and three in the FA Cup up to March 1937 when he joined Doncaster Rovers.  Phypers also guested for Clapton Orient, Southend United and West Ham United during the war.

Derek Possee Four goals in 32 games was a Spurs career record for Derek Possee who came up through the youth ranks, but could not break into the first team consistently.  Moved to Millwall and Crystal Palace, before signing for Orient in 1974, where his three years stay brought 11 goals in 80 appearances.

Billy Rees Moved to Orient from Spurs in 1950 and went on to play nearly 200 league matches for them, scoring 59 times.

Arthur Rowe A Spurs player in the 1930s, who made over 200 appearances without scoring, Arthur Rowe came back to the club as manager in the late 1940 and developed the “Push-and-Run” style of play that swept Tottenham to be the Second and First Division champions in successive seasons at the start of the 1950s.  Left Spurs in 1955 due to health issues, but continued to be involved in football and helped out from 1972 at Leyton Orient on advisory basis.

Willie Sage

Arthur Sanders

Jimmy Seed Took over at Orient as manager in 1931 and had played for Spurs from 1919-1927.

John Smith -.

Danny Steel

Kazaiah Sterling

Mark Stimson -.

Peter Taylor

Alton Thelwell -.

Ciaran Toner

Andros Townsend Pacy winger, who had his second loan away from White Hart Lane at Brisbane Road in 2009-10.  Andros played 26 times for the O’s scoring twice – one a 70 yard run and cracking shot against Yeovil Town, before he went back to Tottenham at Christmas 2009.

Lawrence Vigouroux

Simon Webb

Pat Welton A goalkeeper at Orient in the 1950s, where he played over 250 times, his coaching career took him to Tottenham, where he was assistant manager to Keith Burkinshaw in the late 1970s.

Sammy Winston Brought through the youth ranks at Tottenham, Sammy left to go to Norwich City’s youth set up and then made 11 appearances for the orient first team before moving into the non-league scene.


Debuts against Leyton Orient

Jimmy Skinner 11.10.1919

Ted Harper 16.3.1929

Harry Wilding 3.11.1928


Last game for the club – against Leyton Orient


First goal for the club – against against Leyton Orient

Ted Harper 16.3.1929



Last goal for the club – against against Leyton Orient

Ted Harper 16.3.1929





Transfers from Tottenham Hotspur to Leyton Orient

Name Date Fee

Billy REES June 1950

Ian MOORES October 1978 £55,000

Ralph COATES 1981 Free

Peter TAYLOR November 1980 £150,000

Pat CORBETT August 1983

Tim O’SHEA 1988

Ian HENDON 1993

Simon WEBB



Transfers from Leyton Orient to Tottenham

Name Date Fee