Season 1885/86 saw Tottenham Hotspur's first competitive game, in the London
Cup. A crowd of around 400 watched them beat St. Albans (not the current St.
Albans but a team from the City of London) though they crashed out 8-0 in
the next round to might Casuals. Spurs were still playing on common ground and
therefore could not charge for the pleasure of watching the team, something
not addressed until 1888.
3 Oct A Silesia Coll W 4-3 | 6 Feb H Edmonton Ind W 4-1
10 Oct A Grange Pk L 0-3 | 13 Feb H Grange Pk 2nd L 0-3
17 Oct LnC H St Albans W 5-2 | 20 Feb H Sth Hackney W 8-0
24 Oct H Westmstr Rvs W * | 27 Feb H Selesia Coll D 1-1
7 Nov LnC A Casuals L 8-0 | 6 Mar H Illford W 6-1
14 Nov A Fairfield L 0-1 | 13 Mar H Rutland W 5-0
28 Nov H Dalston Rvs W 3-0 | 20 Mar H Upton Excel * *
26 Dec A Bowes Pk W 2-0 | 27 Mar H Enfield Lock W 6-1
2 Jan H St Martins W 3-0 | 3 Apr H Park W 8-0
9 Jan A Woodgrange Pk * * | 10 Apr H Park W 8-0
16 Jan A L 0-2 | 17 Apr H Hermitage W 3-0
* Score unavailable
According to the Tottenham Weekly Herald a total of 37 games were played
at all levels this season, of which 24 were won and only 11 lost. Total
goals for were 111 with 51 against.
Nonetheless, the Herald only records the results of the 22 matches above.
LnC London Cup
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