Spurs v Torquay United Match Reports
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13.09.2001 For a match report, click here

07.10.1987 Tottenham welcomed Torquay United in this League Cup Second Round Second Leg tie that saw them progress with a 3-0 victory.

Two Nico Claesen goals and an own goal sealed the aggregate 3-1 win for Tottenham on home turf.

Spurs –  Clemence, Fairclough, Stevens, M. Thomas, Mabbutt, P. Allen, Ardiles, Claesen, Hodge, Samways (Moran), Close.
Torquay United –
Manager : – Cyril Knowles

Ref. : –
Crowd :  20,970


23.09.1987 On a soaking wet night on the Plainmoor pitch, Tottenham succumbed to Fourth Division Torquay in the first leg of this League Cup tie. 

A Derek Dawson header won it for the Gulls, managed by Spurs favourite Cyril Knowles in front of a few Spurs fans gathered together on the open, four step terrace in the away end.

Torquay United – , , Ian Twitchin, , , , , , , Derek Dawson,
Manager : – Cyril Knowles
Spurs –  Clemence, Fairclough, Gough, M. Thomas, Mabbutt, P. Allen, Ardiles, Hodge, Howells, Metgod (Moran), Waddle
Ref. : –
Crowd : 5,000


06.10.1971 Spurs won this League Cup Third Round trip to Torquay United 4-1.

Spurs took the lead through a Martin Peters penalty before Martin Chivers fired home left-footed from inside the box to double Tottenham’s lead and then added a third. Substitute Jimmy Pearce was prevented from adding a fourth goal when Gulls defender Ian Twichin cleared the winger’s shot off the line at close range, but Pearce was not to be denied and he wrapped up a 4-1 win with a late goal.

Torquay United –
Spurs – Jennings, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery (cpt), England, Beal, Coates (Pearce), Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Gilzean
Ref. : –
Crowd : 20,213

Ref. Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. – (-) – Red flag; Mr. – (-) – Yellow flag


18.01.1965 Bill Nicholson was disgusted with the performance in the Third Round tie and his blasting gave the side the gee-up they needed as Spurs romped to a big victory in the replay. White Hart Lane staged an FA Cup Third Round replay against Torquay United on a Monday evening in front of a big crowd.

An opener from Jimmy Greaves was equalised by Robin Stubbs, but Alan Gilzean scored the goal that Spurs go into half-time with a 2-1 lead.

After the turnaround, Spurs showed their quality with Jimmy Greaves going on tom complete his hat-trick and Jimmy Robertson also getting on the score-sheet to make the final score 5-1.

Spurs – Brown, Knowles, Henry, Mullery, Norman, Clayton, Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Cliff Jones, Dyson
Torquay United – Adlington, Smith, Allen, Benson, Bettany, Wolstenholme, Atkinson, Cox, Stubbs, Northcott, Somers
Ref. : –  Mr. (-)
Linesmen : Mr. – (-) – Red flag; Mr. – (-) – Yellow flag
Crowd :  55,081


09.01.1965 Spurs were drawn to play Torquay at Plainmoor in the Third Round of the FA Cup and we were lucky to take the home side to a reply.  It took a goal from Maurice Norman plus two from Alan Gilzean to gain a draw against a ferocious Torquay performance.United went ahead through a penalty, conceded by Cyril Knowles and converted by Billy Atkinson.  Alan Gilzean quickly equalised with a header and then Gilzean and England centre-half Maurice Norman gave Tottenham a two-goal cushion.

Stubbs scored to make it 3-2 with five minutes left and United threw everything towards the Babbacombe End goal, with Stubbs equalising with a goal, netting a rebound that bobbled over the line and nearly went on to score a winner in injury time.

Torquay United –  , Alan Smith, , Geoff Cox, George Allen, Colin Bettany, Trevor Wolstenholme, Micky Somers, Robin Stubbs, ,
Manager : – Eric Webber
Spurs – Brown, Knowles, Henry, Mullery, Norman, Clayton, Robertson, Greaves, Gilzean, Cliff Jones, Dyson
Ref. : –
Crowd : 20,000