Watford beat Manchester United to win the FA Youth Cup for the first time 32 years ago today

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Sport
Last updated

Thursday, May 6, 1982

A 4-4 draw at Vicarage Road saw Watford's youth team win the FA Youth Cup for the first time, defeating Manchester United's youngsters 7-6 on aggregate.

Mark Hughes and Norman Whiteside were among the visitors' goalscorers, whilst the Hornets' goals came from David Johnson, and Andy Hill own goal and a brace from Jimmy Gilligan, including the late winner in the closing minutes of extra-time.

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

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

4:23pm Thu 8 May 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Remember the second leg well. Over 10,000 watched a long ball game from both sides that produced 8 goals and a cracking game.

John Barnes drafted in from the first team as still an under 18 to help out.
Remember the second leg well. Over 10,000 watched a long ball game from both sides that produced 8 goals and a cracking game. John Barnes drafted in from the first team as still an under 18 to help out. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree