Watford were demoted after playing off against Brighton & Hove Albion 111 years ago today

Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history On this date in Watford FC's history

Monday, April 27, 1903

Having already finished second from bottom of the first division of the Southern League, Watford played Brighton & Hove Albion in a 'test match' at West Ham United to determine whether Brighton would replace Watford in the top division.

Having gone three goals behind, Watford pulled level only to lose the tie 5-3 and so relinquish their top-flight status.

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


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