spurs v west stanley match reports

 

31.01.1920 The non-league team from County Durham arrived in the FA Cup Second Round, which was the furthest they had ever gone in the competition.  Spurs had been demoted without due process by the Football League following World War I and were in Division Two at the time. 

Bristol Rovers had been beaten in the First Round by Tottenham, while West Stanley had gone through four home ties before travelling to London, where the home team had lost just twice so far in their league season.  And so it was no surprise when Spurs ran out 4-0 winners with little trouble. 

Jimmy Dimmock's 15th minute pass was tucked away by Jimmy Banks, with Dimmock also providing the second with a cross headed home by Charlie Wilson from inches out.  Spurs had the lion's share of the game, but had to wait until 75 minutes for another goal, mainly due to profligate finishing and that the side were trying to set up Bert Bliss for a goal, having scored in the 14 home games until that day.  Wilson hit a second with a shot low into the net to make it 3-0 and Bliss added his now familiar name to the score-sheet with a drive after Fanny Walden had set him up with 10 minutes remaining.

Teams : 
Spurs -  Jacques, Clay, Brown, Smith, Rance, Grimsdell, Walden, Banks, Wilson, Bliss, Dimmock
West Stanley -  Austin, Feenan, Walton, Bussey, Browell, Walker, Smith, Briggs, Thompson, Rohill, Hall
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