spurs v crewe alexandra match reports

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13.10.1999 League Cup Round 3. Click here for a match report.

08.10.1975 League Cup Round 3.  

Alfie Conn headed in Tottenham's second goal from a narrow angle beating Geoff Crudgington in the Crewe goal.

Teams : 
Crewe Alexandra - 
Geoff Crudgington, , , , , , , , , , .
Sub. not used : 
Spurs - 
Jennings, Naylor, McAllister, Pratt, Young, Osgood, Conn, Coates, Duncan, Chivers, Neighbour
Sub. not used : - McGrath
Attendance : -  ,

28.01.1961 Spurs were visited by Crewe Alexandra for a Fourth Round FA Cup tie which ended 5-1 in Tottenham's favour. 

Nearly 54,000 gathered in heavy showers for the match, witnessing a fine goalkeeping display from Brian Williamson to keep Spurs' score down.  Terry Dyson and Bobby Smith were on the score-sheet early on, although Terry Tighe pulled one back for Crewe.  Dave Mackay made it 3-1 before the interval.


In the second half Cliff Jones and Les Allen added further goals to ease Spurs to a 5-1 victory.

Teams : 
Spurs - 
Brown, Baker, Henry, Blanchflowe r(c), Norman, Mackay, Cliff Jones, White, Bobby Smith, Les Allen, Dyson
Crewe Alexandra - 
 Williamson, McGill, Campbell (c), Keery, Barnes, Shepherd, Stark, Tighe, Foster, Whetaley, M. Jones.
Attendance : -   53,721
Ref. : - Mr. R. J. Leafe (Nottingham)
Linesmen : - Mr. R. A. Chappell (Hants) - Red flag; Mr. B. T. Wickham (Wilts) - Yellow flag

03.02.1960 Spurs racked up a record score in this Fourth Round FA Cup replay at the Lane, with ten goals to their credit before the half-time interval.

Bobby Smith opened the floodgates in the third minute with John White's corner being shot in off a post, then eight minutes later Les Allen got the first of his five goals on the night.  Ten minutes had gone when Smith made it 3-0, but Tim Coleman pulled a goal back for Crewe before Tommy Harmer knocked home Cliff Jones' cross to keep Spurs three goals ahead.

In the 28th minute, good interplay between Jones and Harmer paved the way for Allen to make it 5-1 and straight from the restart Tottenham broke for Smith to seal his hat-trick and on 36 minutes, he got another goal.  White created Allen's hat-trick goal and the striker scored his fourth before the break, leaving time for Jones to make it 10-1 just before the teams turned around.

Four minutes after the restart, Jones pounced for his second goal, with Allen making it five for his own tally on 72 minutes.  Llewellyn salvaged one back for Crewe straight away, but a Jones penalty ten minutes from time gave him a hat-trick and completed the 13-2 win in front of a big crowd, who paid 8,875 to see the goal feast.

When Crewe returned home by train, they departed Euston from Platform 13 and arrived on platform 2 at Crewe station !!

Teams : 
Spurs -  Bill Brown, Hills, Henry, Blanchflower, Norman, Mackay, White, Harmer, Bobby Smith, L. Allen, Cliff Jones
Crewe Alexandra -  Evans, Millar, Campbell, G. Jones, Wilmott, Warhurst, Coleman, Riley, Llewellyn, Kerry, M. Jones
Attendance : -   64,365
Ref. : - Mr. L. Howarth (Yorkshire)
Linesmen : - Mr. F. G. Perkins (Hants) - red flag; Mr. B. S. Setchell (Beds) - yellow flag

30.01.1960 Teams : 
Crewe Alexandra -  .
Subs not used : 
Spurs - 
Subs not used : 
Attendance : -  ,


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