Saturday 29th May 2010 ko 18.45
London Turkish League Invitation Cup Semi-Final
GONYELI 2 (Cagin 64 Yagas 86)
AKINCILAR 2 (Turkman 45 McKenzie 70)
@ Coles Park, Tottenham (Haringey Borough FC)
Tournament Brochure FREE
For this look back into the archives sees one of the more bizarre games I’ve ever seen, and roots of it all lie in a traffic jam.
I’d had a day watching Bethnal Green A, followed by a shoot-out for the Essex Olympian League title at Buckhurst Hill, but then groundhopping sage Brian Buck let me know there was the possibility of a third game, at Haringey Borough. With Swindon Town having just lost a play-off final at Wembley, I reasoned that the traffic on the North Circular would be dreadful, so the only reasonable course of action was to go and watch a game of football. Haringey’s ground has the distinction of being in White Hart Lane, while their more famous neighbours Tottenham Hotspur do not, their stadium being in Tottenham High Road.