We discover another set of milestones 'Along the Lane' as we gather together our tribute to White Hart Lane from last season. To celebrate its participation in the clubs glorious history.
White Hart Lane Then-Now-Forever
3rd October 1908 – A 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane with Derby County makes the record books as it’s the first one Tottenham ever played in the Football League.
3rd October 1984 - Garth Crooks scores his third and last hat trick for Spurs in a 6-0 win over Sporting Braga in the UEFA Cup. Each of his hat tricks came in different competitions. The others were in Division One and the League Cup. Top pic - Crooks on debut.
5th October 1925 The Charity Shield is played at White Hart Lane on a Monday afternoon with The Amateurs beating The Professionals 6-1. The Professionals were drawn from the FA XI touring side that had just returned from Australia. Tottenham’s Cyril Poynton and Jack Elkes (who hit the post) were included in the side. One newspaper report claimed the Amateurs won because of their use of the changes in the off-side law that had been introduced at the start of that season.
6th October 2007 (and the next day) There is a ‘zip wire challenge’ which enabled you to fly over the WHL pitch in aid of a children’s charity.
7th October 1899 – Jack Kirwan scores a hat trick in a 6-1 win over Brighton United. It’s the first in a competitive game at the Lane but it is later removed from the record books when Brighton withdraw from the League. David Copeland had previously scored a hat trick for Spurs in the friendly V Notts County when the ground was officially opened.
9th Oct 1920 - We beat Chelsea 5- 0 at White Hart Lane. Bert Bliss scores a hat trick., Jimmy Dimmock and Charlie Wilson the other. The following week in the return we win 4-0 (Wilson, 2, Bliss and Dimmock) in a game watching by King George V.
9th Oct 1982 A treble for Garry Brooke (left), including one penalty and a goal from Gareth Crooks see us beat Coventry City 4-0.
10th October - This day sees two very different guests at White Hart Lane.
In 1959 – Film actress Jayne Mansfield (below) becomes the first woman to watch a game from any Directors Box in England
Tottenham defeat Wolves 5-1 with Bobby Smith scoring four times and Cliff Jones the other.
Cliff remembered that when the players entered the Board room after the game they found her sitting on the chairman’s lap.
Jayne was undertaking a promotion tour of the UK and the following day saw her open a stretch of new motorway.
The other visitor was in 1914. Sir Robert Baden Powell, the hero of Mafeking and the founder of the Boy Scouts attended WHL to officially open a rifle range at the ground.
11th October 1958 – On the day Bill Nicholson takes over from Jimmy Anderson Tottenham beat Everton 10-4.
12th October 1996 – When Justin Edinburgh comes on in the game V Aston Villa he becomes the League’s 1,000 substitute.
12th October 1940 – The game is abandoned after 47 minutes because of an air raid warning, we are trailing 2-3 to Arsenal at the time.
14th 1958 We defeat touring Brazilian side Bela Vista 3-1 in a friendly at the Lane, Alfie Stokes scoring twice and George Robb the other.
Right - Robb 1953.
15th October 1927 – The 1-1 draw with Blackburn sees Tottenham win their 500th point in Division One. Frank Osborne scores our goal.
15th Oct 1957 England under 18’s played their third match at WHL and beat Rumania 4-2. To maintain their 100% record on the ground.
16th October 1901 - To mark their success in winning the FA Cup the team play the Rest of The Southern League and win 2-0. Both of our goals come from John Cameron, one a penalty.
16th October 1965 The gates are locked with more than fifty eight thousand inside many more outside.
Tottenham have five different scorers Neil Johnson, Clayton, Gilzean, Greaves, and Robertson before United score late on and Spurs win 5-1.
Jimmy Greaves goal (above) is one of the best ever seen at the ground as at the end of a eleven pass move Greaves went past three defenders and the goalie before scoring which left Gilzean standing applauding.
17th October 2002 – We play a USA side , DC United in the game that launches the Tottenham Tribute Trust.
Tottenham manage to field 23 players for the pleasure of the more than thirty thousand inside WHL to watch their heroes perform their party tricks. Right - Teddy Sheringham as keen as ever.
18th October 1989 the refurbished of the East Stand is complete. The old floodlight pylons have disappeared to be replaced by roof top lights. The stand is opened for the game with Arsenal. Samways and Walsh helping us to a 2-1 win. The stand I grew up in is no more. Bittersweet day.
Oct 19th 1903 The reserves usually play in the South Eastern League. But this season the first team turns out twice in the competition. The first time on this day sees them beat New Brompton 4-2.
21st Oct. 1899 sees the first abandoned game at WHL, see-
22nd October 1977 - In the year we win promotion on goal difference we beat Bristol Rovers 9-0. see - http://www.indiaspurs.com/blog/hotspur-towers-bristol-rovers-1977
23rd Oct 1956 Hungary Under 18’s are beaten 2-1 by England.
23rd October 1899 – The first ‘ legitimate ‘ competitive hat trick is scored at WHL by John Cameron in the Southern District Combination League V QPR. (see 7th oct)
And to compete this section -
23rd Oct 2014 Harry Kane gets his first spurs hat trick at home to Asteras Tripolis Harry Kane strikes his first hat trick for Tottenham. In the 5-1 win. He opened the scoring in the thirteenth minute. Lamela added two (29th, his rabona goal & 66th) Harry picked up his second in the 75th and rounded off his haul when he headed home in the 81st. He then went in goal after lloris was sent off in the 87th. …And the visitors sneaked a free kick past him on the post with a minute to share.
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