On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Sport

Saturday, April 19, 1980

Watford beat Fulham 4-0 at Vicarage Road to confirm both their survival in the second tier and their visitors' relegation.

Having been promoted in the two previous seasons, Watford were at one point in pre-season odds of 7/1 to go up for a third time, but an injury sustained by Ross Jenkins early in the campaign contributed to a lack of goals - only 39 were scored in 42 matches, eight of them in the last two home games.

Malcolm Poskett, Steve Sims, John Ward and an Ian Bolton penalty secured this victory.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day

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