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Watford Under-18s draw with Portsmouth and beat Peterborough United
Watford Under-18s got a late equaliser to draw 2-2 at Portsmouth on Tuesday, just three days after beating Peterborough United 3-2.
Portsmouth took the lead after just ten minutes thanks to a Nick Awfor header, as the Hornets struggled to get into the game.
However, they did find an equaliser before the break through a long-range free-kick from Bernard Mensah.
Watford youth team coach David Hughes was disappointed with the first-half display and told the club website: "We didn't move the ball or create much going forward, which is disappointing considering how we played against Peterborough."
Although Watford were much improved in the second period, it looked as though Portsmouth had won it when Lewis Horsburgh scored on 87 minutes. The Hornets showed good character though and found a late leveller thanks to substitute George Byers.
Hughes added: "We improved in the second half; we hit the bar and the post. The 2-2 score-line may be fair, but when you consider how many chances we created in the second period, we could have won it."
There was also last-gasp drama in the 3-2 home win against Peterborough on Saturday, as Jamie Calvin grabbed the winner in the dying moments for the Hornets.
Alex Jakubiak had given them the lead before half-time, after he cut in from the left and finished well, but two goals in ten minutes from Matt Sparrow and Joe Burgess for Boro meant the Hornets found themselves behind with a quarter of the game remaining.
However, Chris Dillon did well to set-up Mensah, who brought the score level with a well-placed finish, before Calvin’s quick feet in the box drew a foul from Boro’s Jack Hendry.
Calvin stepped up to complete the come-back; smashing the ball into the top right-hand corner of the net.
The win was no more than the performance deserved and Hughes was delighted with what he witnessed, saying: "We passed the ball well. The interchange and the way we found little pockets of space was excellent.
"Overall we have to be pleased. I think the lads can be very happy with the way they moved the ball, and perhaps the patience which we haven’t shown at times."