Spurs v Reading Reserves Match Reports
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15.03.2011 Friendly.  Click here for a match report.
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28.04.2008 A visit to Reading saw a game played as the heavens opened to make conditions difficult, but both sides had good spells to draw 2-2.

Although Reading were in the ascendancy in the early stages, with 39 minutes gone, Thomas Pekhart finished off some good play between Troy Archibald-Henville and Jon Obika to give Tottenham the lead and that became 2-0 in the 50th minute, as Obika got to the line and pulled the ball back for Jake Livermore to shoot home.

The rain teemed down and the Reading side, containing a high percentage of first-teamers, hit back late on with a goal from Jimmy Kebe and a 20 yard strike from John Oster.

Teams :
Reading –  Federici, Murty, De La Cruz, Bygrave, Spence, Kelly, Gunnarsson, Oster, Frewen (Bignall 61), Kebe, Henry.
Subs not used :  Andersen, Kamdjo, Downes, Bryant
Spurs –  David Button, Adam Smith (Alex Olsen 89), Troy Archibald-Henville, Dorian Dervite, David Hutchins, Kyle Fraser-Allen, Jake Livermore, Yaser Kasim, Jon Obika (David Hutton 70), Tomas Pekhart, Ryan Mason (Takura Mtandari 82)
Subs not used :  Tommy Forecast, Andros Townsend
Attendance : –  ,

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13.02.2007 For a match report, click here.
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11.03.1989 A sparkling first half performance ensured that Spurs Reserves had almost wrapped up the points by half-time on their visit to Reading.

When a Reading defender’s clearance hit one of his team-mates, the ball dropped loose in their penalty area and Ian Gilzean was first to react to shoot past the keeper.  It was Gilzean who doubled his own and the team’s tally, following in David Howells’ volley that bounced down off the underside of the crossbar and heading home from close range.

Tottenham moved the ball through Jason Cook, John Moncur, Gudni Bergsson and David Howells in a good passing move that created the chance for Paul Moran to finish clinically.  A long ball gave Howells the chance to get behind the defence and lift the ball over the keeper who had come out to meet him making it 4-0 and although Reading pulled a goal back in the second half, it was 45 minutes that Spurs eased through.

Teams :
Reading –  , , , , , , , , , , .
Sub. not used :
Spurs – Bobby Mimms, Gudni Bergsson, Dave McDonald, Jason Cook, Andy Theodosiou, John Polston, Paul Moran, Vinny Samways (Richie Johnston 85), Ian Gilzean, John Moncur, David Howells (Tommy Fitzgerald 85)
Attendance : –  ,

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08.02.1982 Spurs Reserves hammered Reading 6-0 on a Monday afternoon at Cheshunt.

Spurs started on the front foot, but Reading held out until the 24th minute when Steve Archibald set up Ally Dick to place a shot that beat the keeper, Peter Rackley, who did well to keep Tottenham out for the rest of the half, denying Garry Brooke and Micky Hazard with good saves.

After the half-time break, he couldn’t keep the rampant Spurs side out and Steve Archibald scored soon after the restart, then Hazard drove in a low shot for the third with Brooke netting the fourth in the 76th minute.  Archibald had the simple task of tapping in from close range for the fifth and the 6-0 victory was completed by Micky Hazard, who produced an unstoppable shot with three minutes of the game left.

Teams :
Spurs –  Tony Parks, Gordon Smith, Kenny Dixon, Giorgio Mazzon (John Cooper 67), John Lacy, Ally Dick, Micky Hazard, Steve Archibald, Terry Gibson, Ian Crook, Garry Brooke
Reading –  Peter Rackley, , , , , , , , , , .
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –  ,

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31.10.1979 Reading Reserves hosted a Football Combination fixture against Spurs and won out 2-1 with Tottenham’s goal scored by Colin Lee.

Teams :
Reading –  .
Sub. not used :
Spurs –  Mark Kendall, Terry Naylor, Gary O’Reilly, Giorgio Mazzon, John Lacy (Garry Brooke), John Pratt, Tony Galvin, Paul Miller, Colin Lee, Mark Falco, Stuart Beavon
Attendance : –  ,

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01.03.1978 Spurs Reserves went to Reading for this Combination game and the Biscuitmen’s keeper – John Turner – did well in goal to keep the score down to 3-0.

Teams :
Reading –  John Turner, , , , , , , , , , .
Sub. not used :
Spurs –
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –  ,

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17.09.1977 A 3-1 home win over Reading Reserves saw Spurs comfortable winner, but the visiting side scored through Richie Bowman.  

Teams :
Spurs –
Sub. not used :
Reading –  .
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –  ,

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05.03.1977 There was a 2-0 win for Tottenham Reserves over their Reading counterparts at Cheshunt.

Tottenham had to call on Ron Henry, who was 42 and worked with the Juniors, to fill in at right back, but he picked up a groin injury 15 minutes into the match and had to be taken off.  Goals from Andy Keeley, heading in a right wing corner in the first half and Martin Robinson after the interval took the points for Spurs.  

Teams :
Spurs –  S. Letch, Roger Wade, Steve Cavanagh, Andy Keeley, Steve Walford, Ron Henry (Malcolm Stewart 15), Noel Brotherston, Don McAllister, Ian Moore, Garry Brooke, Martin Robinson.
Reading –  .
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –  ,

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13.10.1976 Tottenham Reserves were edged out 2-3 on their visit to Elm Park, with Reading taking the points 3-2 thanks to goals from Dennis Nelson 2 and Gerry Williams.

Teams :
Reading –   , , , , , , , , , Gerry Williams, , Dennis Nelson.
Sub. not used :
Spurs –
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –   ,

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20.12.1975 Spurs Reserves were at home to Reading Reserves in the Football Combination and were good value for their 3-0 win.

A first minute goal from Martin Robinson gave Tottenham the ideal start to the match and in the 27th minute, Kevin Stead made it 2-0, tapping in from close range.  When Fred Barwick completed the scoring there was still half of the second half to play.

Teams :
Spurs – Barry Daines (c), Micky Stead, Fred Barwick, Andy Keeley, Terry Boyle, Ian Smith, Noel Brotherston, Garry Bacon, Martin Robinson, Gerry Armstrong, Kevin Stead
Sub. not used :
Reading –  .
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –  ,

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24.09.1975 Elm Park hosted Spurs Reserves in a 1-1 draw with Reading Reserves.

The home team took the lead in the first minute, but Tottenham came back to level when Glenn Hoddle put away a penalty kick in the 15th minute.

Teams :
Reading –  .
Sub. not used :
Spurs –  Barry Daines, Ian Smith, Micky Stead, Terry Boyle, Steve Walford, Alfie Conn, Noel Brotherston, Glenn Hoddle, Chris McGrath, Ralph Coates, Martin Robinson (Garry Bacon)
Attendance : –  ,

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17.09.1975 A 1-1 draw at Elm Park saw Spurs take a point from this Football Combination match, win which Reading’s goal was scored by Barnett.

Teams :
Reading –  .
Sub. not used :
Spurs –
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –   ,

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11.01.1975
The Reserves hosted Reading in a Football Combination match at White Hart Lane and ran in four unanswered goals to take both points.

There was only one goal in the first period, which was knocked into the Reading goal by one of their own players during a melee in front of goal.

Into the second half, Tottenham reinforced their superiority with Danny Clapton making it 2-0, John Margerrison adding a third and Clapton completing his brace to round off the scoring in a resounding win.

Teams :
Spurs – Terry Lee, Keith Osgood, Gary Anderson, Mike Dillon, Wayne Cegielski, Phil Holder, Roger Gibbins, Neil McNab, Chris Jones, John Margerrison, Danny Clapton
Sub. not used :
Reading –  .
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –  ,

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11.12.1974 Reading was the destination for the Spurs reserve side in the Football Combination and the match ended 2-2.

Tottenham were indebted to goals from Chris McGrath and Jimmy Neighbour for a share of the points.

Teams :
Reading –
Spurs –  Ian Cranstone, Jimmy Neighbour, Joe Kinnear, Ray Evans, Wayne Cegielski, Keith Osgood, John Margerrison, John Pratt, Roger Gibbins (Gary Anderson), Chris McGrath
Attendance : –   ,

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15.11.1972 Goals from Eddie Jones and Ray Clarke gave Spurs Reserves a 2-0 away win at Elm Park against Reading Reserves in the Football Combination. 

Teams :
Reading – 

Spurs – Terry Lee, Gary Anderson, Eddie Jones, Keith Osgood, Joe Peck, Mike Dillon, Chris McGrath, Graeme Souness, Chris Jones, Ray Clarke, Bobby Scarth
Attendance : –   , 

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16.08.1972 Spurs Reserves earned a 3-0 home win over Reading Reserves at White Hart Lane thanks to goals from Graeme Souness and two from Ray Clarke.

Teams : –
Spurs : – Terry Lee, Ray Evans, Eddie Jones, Keith Osgood, Joe Peck, Mike Dillon, Chris McGrath, Graeme Souness, Ray Clarke, Gary Mabee, Jimmy Neighbour
Reading : –
Attendance : – .

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26.01.1972 Spurs Reserves travelled to Reading and won 2-0.

Teams :
Reading –
Spurs – 

Attendance : –   , 

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25.08.1971 The score-line read Spurs Reserves 6 Reading Reserves 0 in this Football Combination meeting at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham’s Reserves put Reading to the sword with goals from Ray Clarke 2, Roy Woolcott 2, Jimmy Pearce and John Cutbush securing a big win.

Teams :
Spurs –  Terry Lee, Ray Evans, Eddie Jones, Mike Dillon, Joe Peck, Phil Holder, Jimmy Pearce, Graeme Souness, Ray Clarke, Roy Woolcott, John Cutbush
Sub. not used :
Reading –  .
Sub. not used :
Attendance : –   ,

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14.04.1971 Spurs Reserves earned a 1-0 away win at Reading thanks to a goal from Roy Woolcott.

Teams :
Reading –
Spurs –  Barry Daines, John Cutbush, Tony Want, Ray Bunkell, Terry Naylor, John Pratt, Neil Johnson, Phil Holder, Roy Woolcott, Roger Morgan, Jimmy Neighbour
Unused sub. :  John Collins 

Attendance : –   ,

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25.01.1947 Spurs Reserves were away to Reading in the Combination Cup.

Teams :
Reading –
Spurs – 

Attendance : –   , 

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25.12.1946 Reading hosted Tottenham Reserves in the Combination League.

Teams :
Reading –
Spurs – 

Attendance : –   , 

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