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QUEENS PARK 6'S A WASHOUT

8/6/14

 Yesterday saw FC ScotSpurs take part in the Queens Park 6's for the 6th consecutive year. An 8 man squad of Murdo McLean, Davie Wilson (Capt.), Gav McDonald, Sandy Quigley, Steven Hillhouse, Sean Stephen, Ally McIntosh and Sean Lightheart took to the pitch at GHA Rugby Club in Giffnock (Temporary home of the QP 6's whilst Lesser Hampden is out of use).

 We started well with a 3-0 win over Shrewsbury Town in the group opener, thanks to a Steven Hillhouse Hat-Trick. Our second game, against Calders, saw us lose out 2-1 with Sandy Quigley scoring and a repeat scoreline against Troon in our third game with Ally McIntosh scoring our consolation. Our final group game was a 4-0 defeat from Nottingham Forest.

 During our long wait for our first knock out game in the plate, we had a Friendly against Peterborough United, winning 1-0 with Sean Stephen the scorer.

 We then finally faced JK Estonia in the Plate Semi Final, drawing 3-3 before bowing out on penalties. Sandy Quigley scored all three. An ultimately disappointing day in the torrential rain of the leafy Glasgow Suburbs.

 

DERBY DAY ENDS IN DEFEAT

1/6/14

 FC ScotSpurs and Arsenal Scotland yesterday met for the first time, playing for The Scottish North London Cup, in aid Scottish Charity SAMH.

 The game, at the fine Spartans Community Stadium at Ainslie Park in Edinburgh, was a tense close affair with the Gunners running out 3-2 winners thanks to a late winner after we had twice pegged them back. At half time the sides couldn't be split at 0-0 but the game burst into life in the second period with Arsenal taking the lead in the early minutes before great work in the box from Ray Bates was rewarded when Stevie Osborne smashed home his low cross.

 The boys in Red however took the lead once more and with around 10 minutes remaining Sandy Quigley pulled us back level with a fantastic low range drive. At 2-2 it was probably a fair result and one that both teams would probably have accepted. The final say though went to Arsenal Scotland. A low and harmless free kick from out wide on the right evaded everybody and sneaked it's way into the corner with the otherwise outstanding Craig McKissock in our goal left helpless.

 That was a fatal blow and left us with little time to get back into the game. Congratulations of course go to Arsenal Scotland, and we look forward to attempting to wrestle the Trophy from them next year.

It is estimated SAMH will benefit to the tune of £1200 so a massive thankyou to all involved from both sides, whether a player, supporter or someone who helped organise, it was all for a great cause.

 

TEAM - Craig McKissock, John Camilleri, Stevie Murrell, Paul Joyce, Sean Stephen, Stevie Osborne, Tommy Cheeseman, Ross McInnes (Capt.), Ray Bates, Steven Hillhouse and Gav McDonald.

SUBS - Used - Sandy Quigley, Davie Wilson, Sean Lightheart, Davey Bates. UNUSED - William Fernie (through injury)

SCORERS - Osborne and Quigley

RIPPED APART IN THE RAPLOCH

9/4/14

Earlier this evening we played Bo'ness side Athletic Gdyke at Raploch Community Campus in Stirling. We were never able to get going against a younger, fitter side and they ran out deserved 7-0 winners in one of our poorer displays for some time.

TEAM - Iain Soeder, John Camilleri, Davie Wilson, Stevie Murrell, James Smith, Steven Hillhouse, Ray Bates, Cal Kennedy, Gav McDonald, Sean Stephen and Gary Wallace.

SUBS - Chic, Murdo McLean, Tuncay Baysal

ROVERS HIT FOR TEN

23/3/14

Earlier today ScotSpurs travelled to Newton Mearns to play MacDonald Rovers and came away with an excellent 10-1 victory. Gav McDonald and Stevie Osborne both hit a treble and there was a double for Neil Thomson and singles for Paul Joyce and Steven Hillhouse.

TEAM - Graeme Laing, John Camilleri, Stevie Murrell, Paul Joyce, James Smith, Stevie Osborne, Ross McInnes, Calum Frame, Steven Hillhouse, Neil Thomson and Gav McDonald.

SUBS - Ally McIntosh and Steven Hamilton.

SCORERS - McDonald 3, Osborne 3, Thomson 2, Joyce and Hillhouse

 

HI-BEES DOWNED

17/3/14

Yesterday saw us come up against Hibs FFIT for the first time and in a decent match we ended up coming away with a comfortable 6-2 victory at The Spartans Community 3g. Sean Stephen set us on our way with his first goal for the team, with a tidy early finish. Soon it was 2-0 when Willie Fernie grabbed what was also his first goal for us and it seemed effectively over on 15 minutes when Gav McDonald drilled home a low shot after fantastic wing play from Stevie Osborne. Captain Ross McInnes made it 4-0 ten minutes later. Hibs pulled one back to make it 4-1 at the break.

The second half was an altogether calmer affair. Hibs netted again to make it 4-2 before Ray Bates made it 5 and then the scoring was done when Gav McDonald stroked home after a brilliant John Camilleri run and pass made a great scoring chance.

A good win and a good game against a good bunch of lads.

TEAM - Andy Millar, John Camilleri, Stevie Murrell, Paul Joyce, Tuncay Baysal, Stevie Osborne, Ray Bates, Ross McInnes (Capt.), Sean Stephen, Gav McDonald and Willie Fernie.

SUBS - Sean Camilleri and Steve Oliver

SCORERS - McDonald 2, Stephen, Fernie, McInnes, Bates

HI  - BEES NEXT UP

13/03/14

This coming Sunday, March 16th, we face the |Hibernian FFIT side in a Friendly match at Spartans Community 3g in Edinburgh. It will be our first encounter against them. The game will kick off at Noon.

It's our second game of 2014, having drawn 4-4 with Queens Park SFC at Holyrood Sports Centre in Glasgow on February 23rd.

EIGHT GOALS SHARED IN GLASGOW

23/02/14


ScotSpurs lined up earlier today at Holyrood Sports Centre against old friends Queens Park SFC, coming away with a hard fought and deserved 4-4 draw. We took the lead in our first game of 2014 when great work by Ally McIntosh and Cal Kennedy allowed Ray Bates the opportunity to score with a low shot into the bottom corner with 20 minutes gone.

Queens Park drew level right on half time when Craig McKenna buried a free kick past Graeme Laing in our goal. After the break it got much worse for us when the home side took the lead then extended it the margin further just minutes later. At 3-1 we looked down and out, but we raised our game and fought back, firstly when a terrific Cal Kennedy free kick from wide found Gav McDonald who prodded home from 6 yards for 3-2. We soon drew level when Cal Kennedy won a free kick 25 yards out. Gav McDonald took the kick and drilled a low shot towards the bottom corner which the Queens keeper could only parry back out for Garry Wallace to slot home for 3-3 and a debut goal.

With 3 minutes left we took the lead once more when Stevie Murrell rammed home another Cal Kennedy set piece, this time a left sided corner. Sadly we were unable to hold the lead as Queens bombarded us for the final couple of minutes and finally with the last act of the game scored an equaliser from a corner.

A draw was probably a fair result and in the end we had to be happy, especially after trailling 3-1 with 20 minutes left. 

We then headed onto The Langside Bar, where food was laid us on for us, and where we watched the big Spurs lose haplessly to Norwich. Thanks to the Queens guys for the game and the hospitality in the pub afterwards.

TEAM - Graeme Laing, John Camilleri, Stevie Murrell, Davie Wilson, Ross McInnes, Ally McIntosh, Ray Bates, Paul Joyce, Cal Kennedy, Willie Fernie and Gav McDonald.

SUBS (All Used) - Garry Wallace, Tuncay Baysal, Davie Bates, Tom Denholm and Jamie Watts.

SCORERS - Ray Bates, Gav McDonald, Garry Wallace and Stevie Murrell.

MOTM - Ross McInnes

OPP. MOTM VOTE - Ally McIntosh

SCOTTISH NORTH LONDON CUP - RAISING MONEY FOR SAMH

26/01/14

We have agreed that our game with Arsenal Scotland, played for the Scottish North London Cup, will see proceeds going to SAMH, The Scottish Association For Mental Health. The game, which will take place at Spartans Community Stadium in Edinburgh on Saturday May 31st, will be the first of its kind between the teams.

Charities such as SAMH are criminally underfunded and under reported so we hope that the game will help raise vital funds and awareness of a fantastic Scottish Charity. We have set up a JustGiving page which can be found at http://www.justgiving.com/ScottishNorthLondonCup and it's also possible to donate anything from £1 by texting SNLC99 to 70700. Even a quid helps! 

On the day there will be a Match Programme and ourselves and Arsenal Scotland are actively seeking pledges for Sponsors/Advertising in the programme, as well as any other sponsorship from businesses and individuals. Please email tartanspurs@yahoo.co.uk if interested.


END OF YEAR AWARDS

31/12/13

The votes are in and have been counted for our end of year awards. 

PLAYERS PLAYER OF THE YEAR - RAY BATES

OPPOSITION MAN OF THE MATCH PLAYER OF THE YEAR - RAY BATES

GOAL OF THE YEAR - ROSS MCINNES VS SPURS LEGENDS

TOP SCORER 2013 - GAV MCDONALD

Well done to Ray who was a runaway winner in both the awards he won, and fully deserved after some great performances for the team. There was only ever going to be one winner for the Goal of the Year and that was Ross McInnes for his fantastic free kick - which can be seen below - against Spurs Legends. Top Scorer McDonald, with 7 in 9 games throughout the year was ran close by Cal Kennedy.


CHRISTMAS DAY OUT

15/12/13

Today's Christmas Day out at The Corn Exchange in Edinburgh was well attended and enjoyed with a wee game amongst ourselves at World of Football, before a Ten Pin Bowling Competition (which was won by Ray Bates) and a nice buffet spread. Thanks to staff at World of Football/Bowling who put on a great event and could do nothing to save us from the indignity of watching Spurs lose 5-0 to Liverpool!

SIX GOAL FROSTY FOOTBALL

10/11/13

Earlier today we visited St. Johnstone Supporters side Ormond Saints at a Frosty Almondbank, with a close fought game ending in a 3-3 draw. Probably a fair result overall, with both teams having dominant spells in the game.

Our goals came from Steve Osborne, Gav McDonald and Cal Kennedy.

Team - Graeme Laing, Tuncay Baysal, Paul Joyce, William Fernie, Sean Stephen, Sean Coull, Steve Osborne, Cal Kennedy, John Camilleri, Gav McDonald and Ross Kaylor. 

Subs - Declan McKenna and 

DECENT DRAW IN FALKIRK

25/10/13

On Wednesday evening (23rd) we faced Sunday Amateur side Brunswick FC at St. Mungos High in Falkirk, and despite a terrible surface, both teams tried to play football and the 1-1 draw was probably the right result.

We lost an early goal but rallied well and equalised midway through the second period when Stevie Osborne tried his luck from distance and thankfully caught the keeper out for a deserved equaliser. Our starting team picked itself with 6 of the squad (and the kits!) stuck behind an accident en route.

Team - Sean Lightheart, Davie Bates, Mark Hutchison, Paul Joyce, Tuncay Baysal, Kenny Paterson, Ray Bates, Stewart Stanfield, Jamie Watts, Phil McKenna and Steve Osborne.

Subs (All Used) - Ian Thomas, Gav McDonald, Cal Kennedy, Graeme Laing, Sean Stephen, Ross McInnes and Davie Wilson.

Scorer - Steve Osborne

SCOTTISH NORTH LONDON CUP ANNOUNCED

FC ScotSpurs are delighted to announce that an invitation to Arsenal Scotland to play in a Charity Fundraising 'Scottish North London Cup' has been accepted and the game will take place on Saturday May 31st at Ainslie Park (The Spartans Community Stadium) in Edinburgh.

There are plan for a Ladies 5's and Junior 5's before the main event kicks off and a Social Event after all the football has finished. The day will see an as yet undecided mutually agreed Charity benefit. Arsenal Scotland, like ourselves, have members spread throughout the country.

The Spartans Stadium is a terrific venue for the game, with an enclosed playing area, an excellent covered stand with seating for around 500 fans and standing room for a couple of thousand more. Both teams will be looking for as much support as possible on the day and there will be a small charge for spectators, a Programme available, catering and hospitality facilities within the clubhouse for Supporters. All in all it promises to be an excellent day.

Any donations or offers of Match Sponsorship, enquiries about Programme advertising and Sponsorship etc would be most welcome and there will be a just giving page set up once the Charitable Cause has been agreed.

This game will see the Supporters Clubs meet for the first time, and although it goes without saying that it may be an emotional day in respect that its a game against Arsenal we have to remember that everyone on the pitch will have 'work on Monday morning' so as always we would expect our Players, Officials and Supporters to behave in an appropriate manner.

 

 

 

 

BRUNSWICK V SCOTSPURS

This coming Wednesday (Oct 23rd) FC ScotSpurs will arrive in Falkirk to take on local outfit Brunswick FC in a Friendly match at Mungos School with a 7.30pm kick off. The game comes a fortnight after our last outing against Beechwood Albion at Bannockburn.

There will be a few regulars missing with Stevie Murrell, William Fernie and John Camilleri out.

BEECHWOOD TOO STRONG

10/10/13

                               
Last night saw us visit Stirling side Beechwood Albion for the second time in 2013, and once again we were on the wrong end of the result, going down 1-5 at Bannockburn High. The game saw us hand debuts to Mark Hutchison, Kenny Paterson, Jamie Watts and Phil McCracken who all appeared from the bench. All four look good additions to the squad.

Despite taking an early lead through Gav McDonald, we were trailing 3-1 at the break as we struggled to play against the wind. In the second half we had chances to come back into the game with Davey Bates going close with a header and John Camilleri who crashed a shot against the bar before the home side hit us with two late goals.

TEAM - William Fernie, John Camilleri, Davie Wilson, Paul Joyce, Tuncay Baysal, Ray Bates (C), Tommy Cheeseman, Ally McIntosh, Davey Bates, Steve Osborne and Gav McDonald. SUBS - Sean Lightheart, Kenny Paterson, Mark Hutchison, Phil McCracken, Sean Camilleri and Jamie Watts.

SCORER - Gav McDonald

GOOD WIN IN GLASGOW

29/09/13

Yesterday saw us face Queens Park SFC at Holyrood School in Glasgow. This was our third 11's game against them in 2013 and once again there were plenty of goals, with ScotSpurs running out 7-2 winners (in May we lost 6-0 at the same venue whilst we were victorious 7-5 back in February across the road at Toryglen).

Despite losing the games first goal, we hit back to lead 3-2 at the break before dominating the second period on the tricky Holyrood surface.

After the game we were treated to some nice grub by our hosts in their pub, The Langside at Battlefield Cross, before watching Spurs draw 1-1 with Chelsea.

Thanks to Iain and his boys for the game and for their fine hospitality afterwards.

Team - William Fernie, Davey Bates, Paul Joyce, Davie Wilson, Tuncay Baysal, Ray Bates, Ian Thomas (C), Ally McIntosh, Steve Osborne, Sandy Quigley and Gav McDonald.

Subs - Sean Lightheart and Chris Laing

Scorers - Gav McDonald 2, Steve Osborne 2, Sandy Quigley, Ray Bates and Davey Bates

 

MONTROSE WIN THE SCOTSPURS SEVENS

18/08/13

Yesterday we hosted our own 7's Tournament for the third time and the first since 2010, with Montrose Supporters Team winning the Trophy with an impressive 5 wins out of 5 in the round robin tournament at Dunfermline Academy of Sport. Taking part as well as ourselves and the winners were Queens Park SFC, MacDonald Rovers, Perth Saints and St. Johnstone FFIT Club.

Our games saw a 1-3 defeat against Montrose, a 2-0 win over Queens Park, 0-3 loss to MacDonald Rovers, a 1-1 draw with Perth Saints and a 3-0 win over St. Johnstone FFIT. Our squad for the tourney was Sean Lightheart, John Camilleri, Gav McDonald, Sean Stephen, Paul Joyce, Ross McInnes, William Fernie and Stevie Deuchar.

A big well done to Montrose who are pictured below.

FULL DETAILS IN THE FC SCOTSPURS SECTION

MASTERS BRING HOME TROPHY AS THE YOUNG 'UNS FALL SHORT

16/06/13

After a fantastic day of Football and evening of dancing and socialising at Lesser Hampden we are delighted to say we have another Trophy in the 'Cabinet' in the shape of The Garry Brookes Masters 6's Trophy which our 'older' team won as our younger squad did well in reaching the Iain Younger Trophy 6's quarters.

The Masters squad were drawn in a tough group with MacDonald Rovers (0-2), Partick (0-0), Dulwich Hamlet (4-0, Ray Bates 2, Stevie Murrell 2), St. Mirren (2-1, Ray Bates 2) and Classic Queens Park (5-0, Ray Bates 2,                                                          
Sandy Quigley 2, Gav McDonald) and those results meant we finished 2nd in the group behind MacDonald Rovers to qualify for the knock out stages. Our last four game was against Shrewsbury Town and in a hard fought game a Sandy Quigley goal gave us a 1-0 win. The final, a rematch with MacDonald Rovers ended 1-1 with a stunning Stevie Murrell goal giving us a crack at a penalty shoot out which we won 3-1 to win the Trophy. Special mention here for Sean Lightheart who was excellent throughout the tournament but especially in the final, performing heroics between the sticks.
The Masters Squad was made up of - Sean Lightheart, Johnny Howatson, Gav McDonald, Ray Bates, John Camilleri, Graeme Laing, Sandy Quigley, Stevie Murrell.

                                                                                                                   
The 'Young' Team - William Fernie, Ross McInnes, Sean Stephen, Ally McIntosh, Cal Kennedy, Sandy Quigley and Johnny Howatson (Ray Bates and Gav McDonald also played one game in the Young team) also did well but fell short at the first knock out phase after impressing in their group which contained MacDonald Rovers (1-0, Sandy Quigley), Tranmere Rovers (2-3, Sandy Quigley, Sean Stephen), QPSA (3-0, Ross McInnes 2, Ally McIntosh), Leyton Orient (5-0, Ray Bates 2, Gav McDonald, Cal Kennedy, Ross McInnes). In the first knock out round they faced Ayr United but lost out 0-1 in a hard fought game.

Well done to everyone involved in a great day and many thanks to Queens Park SFC for again hosting a fantastic event, even in tough times.

Rest In Peace Safehands, Gone Never Forgotten.


BIRKBECK DENY SCOTSPURS TROPHY

2/6/13

We were yesterday beaten in the Final of The Leyton Orient CHAOS 6's Cup Plate by local side Birkbeck Orient. We had reached the final through a combination of great spirit and some luck as our makeshift squad sweltered in the east London heat.

The Libertines, Legoheads and Queens Park were drawn in our group but just before the tournament kicked off we received the devastating news that Martin Kelly, the Queens goalkeeper and friend of of some of our squad, had collapsed and died in his hotel that morning.

With that in mind Queens Park withdrew from the tournament meaning we would play the other two teams twice in our group. We opened with a battling 0-0 against Legoheads and a horrible 3-0 loss to The Libertines. Our second games against the same teams saw us fare better with a 2-1 win over Legoheads (Al Noble & Sean Stephen) and 1-0 over The Libertines (James Todd).

Into the last eight and we faced Stratford Stompers. With the last kick of the game William Fernie scored to salvage a 1-1 draw. We came through in the penalty shoot out, 4-2. In the last four we eased past Leyton Orientear 2-0 (Al Noble, William Fernie).

In the final we faced a rampant Birkbeck Orient, who put us to the sword, without us troubling their backline. 

Squad - William Fernie, Gav McDonald, Sean Stephen, David Sherrit, Dave Hill and Al Noble.




London Calling

27/05/13

This coming Saturday we are onxe again London bound. This time we are travelling south to take part in The Chaos Cup, a 6 a side tournament organised by Leyton Orient Supporters. 

The competition takes place at The Douglas Eyre Sports Centre in Walthamstow E17. Come along and support us as we represent Tottenham Hotspur.

News Update

20/5/13

Firstly, the great news that Rob White, who captained the side on Saturday in his fathers memorial game, has agreed to become our Honorary President.

After the brilliant weekend with Spurs Legends, it's now time to look ahead to some forthcoming events that we are taking part in. Currently there are three confirmed events that FC ScotSpurs will represent the mighty Spurs in.

On June 1st we will take a squad to London to play in The Chaos Cup, a 6 a side tourney organised by fans of Leyton Orient. Details of the tournament draw are to follow.

Two weeks later it's a bit more local for us with an appearance at The Queens Park 6's at Lesser Hampden, Glasgow. This brilliant festival of football and beer will see us enter two teams, one in the main competition and one in the veterans tourney. Our young side have been drawn with QPSA, Leyton Orient, MacDonald Rovers and Tranmere Rovers in Group B. Our Veterans have been drawn in Group A of their tourney with Partick Thistle, Classic QP, Dulwich Hamlet, St. Mirren, MacDonald Rovers and Wattenscheid.

To round up June we host our own 11 a side tournament at Ochilview Park, Stenhousemuir FC, on Saturday 29th. Full details to follow.

ScotSpurs Hit For Six by Spurs Legends 

John White Memorial Match

20/05/13

Saturday past (18/5/13) FC ScotSpurs made our long awaited trip to Chigwell to take on The Spurs Legends in The John White Memorial Match with monies raised going to The Tottenham Tribute Trust, our Charity Partner.

The weekend was a success with a good turn out at Grange Farm Lane to see Cliff Jones, a hero of the 60's and a great friend to John White kick the game off. The Legends ran out 6-2 winners, despite us heading into the half time break 1-0 up from an excellent Ross McInnes free kick.

The Legends rushed into a 2-1 lead soon after the break but our very own Veteran Steve Oliver nodded home from a Ray Bates cross for 2-2. It was a lovely moment for Steve, making his first appearance for us in nearly two years after doing his cruciate in 2011. At 52, he holds the record as our oldest goalscorer!

The Legends went on to score a further four without reply in the final 15 minutes but it was an excellent showing from everyone in Navy Blue. We were captained on the day by Rob White, and he put in a fantastic display as we remembered his father with a great game involving Spurs greats and many Spurs fans, both playing and watching.

Special thanks to Billy Shaw, Rob White, Daniel Wynne, John Eagleton, The Spurs Poet and The Fighting Cock. And to 'Uncle Steve' for driving us there and back, and getting us lost a few times!

Gav

TEAM - WILLIAM FERNIE, JOHN CAMILLERI, ROB WHITE (C), STEVIE MURRELL, DAVID BATES, ALLY MCINTOSH, RAY BATES, ROSS MCINNES, CHARLIE MARKS, STEVIE DEUCHAR AND GAV MCDONALD

SUBS - TYRONE FOSTER, SEAN CAMILLERI, DAVIE ELDER, STEVE OLIVER, GARY FLAVELL

SPURS TOO HOT FOR SAINTS

23/05/13

Last Sunday (21st April) we faced St. Johnstone Supporters side Ormond Saints at The Jack Kane Sports Centre in Edinburgh and despite wintry conditions ran out comfortable 2-0 winners against the men from Perth. 

From kick off Saints were the first to threaten, with a couple of crosses into the danger area in the opening few minutes but for the rest of the half we took control of the game, playing some tidy stuff and hemming the opposition in, but could only lead 1-0 at the break. Ray Bates had a couple of decent efforts, one being tipped around the post, as did Gav McDonald who had a net bound strike deflected just past.

We eventually took the lead towards the end of the half when Iain 'Pepsi' Thomas took advantage of good work from Sean Lightheart and struck a fine low shot into the keepers' bottom right corner. 

Into the second half and once again we were the dominant side, although William Fernie in our goal had to make a couple of smart saves. Our second goal came early in the second period. A Ray Bates corner was not properly cleared and his brother Davy dug out a chance for Gav McDonald to steer into the top corner from 10 yards. It was fine work from Davy Bates to create the goal. We had further chances but that was the end of the scoring.

An excellent team performance, with Captain Ross McInnes just edging the MOTM award ahead of Ray Bates and Iain Thomas. The latter was awarded the Opposition MOTM.

TEAM - William Fernie, John Camilleri, David Bates, Ross McInnes (c), Graeme Laing, Ally McIntosh, Ray Bates, Iain Thomas, Sean Lightheart, Sean Stephen and Gav McDonald. SUB - Stevie Murrell

Goals - Thomas, McDonald

Scotspurs Lose Battle of Bannockburn

March 27th 2013

Scotspurs tonight made our second visit to Beechwood Albion - the first was in April 2009 - and this time fared much better, eventually losing out 5-3 to the hosts in a hard fought encounter (that April 2009 game had ended 9-1 to the hosts, so a big improvement).

After the February success over Queens Park SFC in Glasgow, we went into the game in a good frame of mind, and despite being on the end of a defeat here, we matched the experienced Stirling outfit for much of the match, created plenty of chances, and were perhaps unlucky not to grab a draw.

Our goals came from a James Farry double and a single Ray Bates strike (he also grabbed the only goal in that 9-1 defeat in 2009).

Team - William Fernie, John Camilleri, Steve Murrell, Ross McInnes (c), Sean Stephen, Ally McIntosh, Tommy Cheeseman, Ray Bates, Iain Thomas, Cal Kennedy and Gav McDonald

Subs - James Farry, Sean Camilleri and David Bates (all used)

Goals - Farry 2, R. Bates

Tottenham Tribute Trust

Our Charity 

Scotspurs are delighted to announce that any fundraising activities we take part in will be for the benefit of The Tottenham Tribute Trust, a charity designed to ensure that former Tottenham Hotspur players (especially those from the days before Sky) are helped out should they fall on harder times, be it financially, medically or indeed both.

Our first big event is a Challenge match between ourselves and The Spurs Legends, who we will play for The John White Memorial Trophy. The game will take place on Saturday May 18th in Chigwell.

To donate to The Tottenham Tribute Trust cause, please visit www.justgiving.com/fcscotspurs or text SPUR82 and your donation amount to 70070. The website for the Trust is tottenhamtt.org

Great Win In Glasgow

Sunday 10th February 2013

FC Scotspurs took to the field at Toryglen Sports Centre in Glasgow against an in form Queens Park Supporters FC, and left with a fine 7-5 win against the hosts.

We started with an adventurous 4-3-3 formation and despite some early domination found ourselves 2-0 down with around 25 minutes gone. This was probably against the run of play. We had to pick ourselves up quickly and parity was duly restored with two goals in as many minutes just before half - time. Firstly Cal Kennedy finished superbly after a fine run down the left then Gav McDonald judged an over the top through ball better than the Queens Park defence, taking control before slotting a low shot into the corner.

The second half was something of a goal fest - we went 3-2 ahead with another fine Cal Kennedy goal before being pegged back. Again Cal put us a goal ahead with yet another fantastic strike before Queens grabbed another equaliser to make it 4-4. This though would be the last time the hosts were level - Cal Kennedy once again putting us ahead with a fine dart of a finish. Soon after Gav McDonald made it 6-4 with a similar finish to his first and Cal capped a fine display with our 7th and his 5th before Queens grabbed another at the death to end the scoring at 7-5 to the lads in Lilywhite.

Queens Park 5
FC Scotspurs 7 (Kennedy 5, McDonald 2)

Team (4-3-3) - William Fernie, John Crosbie, Steve Murrell, Ross McInnes (Capt), Sean Stephen, Ray Bates, Tommy Cheeseman, Iain Thomas, Ally McIntosh, Gav McDonald and Cal Kennedy.

First 11's Game in 18 Months Coming Up

FC SCOTSPURS will play Queens Park Supporters FC on Sunday 10th February at Toryglen Sports Centre in Glasgow with a 2pm kick off. The game will see a return to 11 a side action for us after an 18 month hiatus.

John White Memorial Game Confirmed

We can now announce that the John White Memorial Match, last played in 2009 between Scotspurs and Bairnfica, will take place on Saturday 18th May 2013 with a game against Spurs Legends.

The match will take place at a as yet unknown ground in Essex or The Home Counties. Further details to follow as soon as we have tham.

John was tragically killed in 1964 whilst in his prime as a footballer. The last Memorial game finished 3-1 to Bairnfica at Alloa Athletic FC. 

FC SCOTSPURS RUNNERS UP AT IAN YOUNGER 6'S 2011



25th June 2011


On the 25th June 2011 Scotspurs made a 3rd appearance at the Ian Younger Sixes tournament, hosted by Queen's Park Supporters Club FC at Lesser Hampden. This was the 25th time Queen's Park have hosted this fantastic tournament and it featured teams from places as far flung as Lewis, Wales, the South Coast and Estonia.
Scotspurs went into the tournament with only 6 players due to injuries but despite having no subs our team of Mike Chadwick (GK), Chris Johnson, Steve Oliver (c), Ross McInnes, Sandy Quigley and Ally McIntosh made it to the final playing some outstanding football along the way.


A single goal from Ally McIntosh was enough to beat Oxford in the first of our group games and once warmed up we defeated hosts Queen's Park 3-0 with goals from Sandy Quigley and Chris Johnson. Another composed defensive display ensured a third consecutive clean sheet as we put two goals past Worthing but hopes of getting out of the group stage unbeaten were dashed by a close 1-0 defeat at the hands of Merthyr. However qualification for the quarter finals was ensured with a comfortable 3-0 win over Estonian visitors JK Jalgpallihaigla.

We were drawn against Tranmere in the quarters and a hard fought game ensued. It finished 2-2 and in the penalty shootout Scotspurs calmly dispatched all 3 penalties while a fantastic Chadwick save ensured victory.
The semis saw us face Oban team Coasters with Scotspurs coming out 2-0 winners to book a place in the final against Troon. 
Despite leading 2-1 in the final with a couple of minutes remaining, thanks to a brace from Quigley, we were hit by two outstanding long range efforts by a Troon striker and then had to finish the game with 5 players as Ross McInnes left the field with an ankle injury. The game finished 3-2 with Troon proving to be worthy tournament winners.

Despite the disappointment of coming so close we are happy with our best tournament finish to date. Steve Oliver, club manager and stand in captain, led the team impressively, putting in an outstanding defensive performance alongside Johnson and McInnes whilst Sandy Quigley and Ally McIntosh were sharp up front with several goals between them. Mike Chadwick, as usual, gave a commanding goalkeeping display. The Scotspurs performance was in true Tottenham fashion an attractive, passing display with one member of an opposing team commenting that we "play football the way its meant to be played".

Big thanks to Queen's Park Supporters' Club and in particular Ian Campbell for putting together yet another fantastic tournament.

Injury news ;   Club captain Danny Oliver is still out of action due to a ruptured cruciate ligament but after recent surgery he should return for Scotspurs in the spring of 2012.


Spurs 5 Goons 1 - Carling Cup Semi, 2nd Leg

Tuesday January 22nd 2008, White Hart Lane

As a Spurs fan of nearly 20 years standing it has been difficult watching most North London derby matches. In that time, only a handful of wins have been achieved over the South London imposters and along the way there has been some painful defeats, and even drawn matches, when somehow, we have managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory or had to settle for a share of the spoils when it really should have been different.

This though, has just eased those painful memories, and, for now at least, we are Kings of North London. It is ever so slightly difficult, nay impossible, for me to write this without feeling the need to be gleeful and smug but i will do my best. I hate The Goons, simple really, and they have made many a day sad for me. This was payback.

Of course, they could rabbit on about it being their reserves, or the "kids" but plainly Arsenal fielded a team that would not really look too out of place in the Premier League. Amongst the starters were club captain William Gallas, former club captain Gilberto, vastly experienced Belarussian Hleb, regular first team players Sagna, Diaby and Hoyte as well as several others with International experience and the like. Just for good measure Fabregas came on, at 1-0 Spurs, on 20 minutes.

Anyway the day started well enough, the hours drive to the train station in Edinburgh passing without any hassle. There i met up with another couple of Scotspurs and we boarded the 11am train bound for Kings Cross. The journey was fairly uneventful and match chat was kept to a minimum as several tinnies were consumed.

We got into Kings Cross around four, headed for the hotel near Victoria, dropped the bags and started to head up Tottenham way, only stopping at a nice wee pub in Pimlico before jumping on the tube for Seven Sisters. We decided to walk from there as the trains were coming in from Liverpool Street jam packed solid and there was little chance of getting on one.

Have to make a little mention of the Jamaican place on the High Road, about half way between Seven Sisters and the ground. Top notch patties!

By the time we got up to The Lane it was about half seven, so in we went for a pint and to get some pre match atmosphere. Eventually 8 o'clock arrived and my nerves were already shredded. Thankfully 3 minutes later Jenas helped sort that out with a great finish after a neat run. JJ loves playing Arsenal, and i love JJ, so all is good.

Over the next 20 minutes or so The Goons threaten rarely and only a couple of wild efforts well over are produced by Wengers team. The pace is fairly frantic, but Spurs are playing quite well, responding superbly to the noise being created by everyone with blue and white blood. It is incessant, non stop and probably the best atmosphere i have experienced at the dear old lady we call home.

On 27 minutes, bedlam! - It's 2-0 Spurs! Jenas floats in a wicked free - kick from distance, Dawson goes up for the challenge with Bendtner and the Dane has the misfortune to beat Daws to the ball and put it past Fabianski into his own net. Three minutes later and Berbs is going to wrap it up. Jenas is involved again, playing the Bulgarian in, but his effort when clean through smacks the base of the Polish International keepers goal and rebounds to safety. Lucky escape for the Goons.

Half - time arrives and Spurs still look very assured. It gives us a wee opportunity to rest the voicebox. During the break i start thinking of the different ways the game might go. Yep, early second half goal is the key here. We must not do a Martin Jol, and sit back.

Cue Robbie Keane. Three minutes after the restart he races through onto a superb ball and beats Fabianski for three nothing. Absolute madness. Wild scenes. Is this really happening?

Number 4 is not that long in coming and this time it is Lennon. The winger exchanges passes with Keane before a cool finish is slotted past the keeper. Now we know. Now we are certain. Spurs are on their way to Wembley!!!

Soon after The Goons pull one back, and in fairness it's not a bad strike, Adebayor beating the otherwise superb Cerny with a 20 yarder into the postage stamp corner. For a little while after Woolwich huffed and puffed a little but the back four, superbly assisted in particular by Tainio and Jenas held firm and in truth they never looked like adding to their single strike.

On 90 minutes Steed Malbranque put the icing on the cake, ghosting in at the far post to finish a low Jenas cross after JJ had wonderfully worked the opportunity, skinning his man on the right.

In summary - superb, brilliant, marvelous, fucking amazing. Words do not do it justice. Jenas was awesome, Tainio fantastic, the back four solid, Cerny was safe, Lennon, Keane, Steed, Berbs, all brilliant.

Thank You Juande, Thank You Gus, Thank You all those players out there.

A sorry tale of our founding father

With thanks to "paisley yid" for this find, extracted from the Guardian, quite a sad tale of one of our most important forefathers. One of the most moving stories is that of the "father and founder" of Spurs, John Ripsher, the bible class teacher at All Hallows Church. He served the club as president for its first 11 years, stepping down in 1894 with Spurs, still amateur, playing in the Southern Alliance League at their own ground at Northumberland Park - the early days on the Tottenham Marshes had been rough. The last the club heard of Ripsher was in the early 1900s, when he had moved to Dover and gone blind. Lupson, dedicated in his research of these men, tracked down what happened: Ripsher had lost his health, could no longer work and in January 1906 was admitted to the Union Road workhouse where he died the following year. Lupson tramped to the Dover cemetery to find Ripsher's unmarked, overgrown pauper's plot, a shocking spot to contemplate the man's contribution to Spurs.