On this date in Watford FC's history

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

Saturday, December 21, 1968

Watford faced a daunting third division trip to Holker Park, Barrow, where the home side were unbeaten in 27 games.

An early Barry Endean strike got the Hornets off to a good start, and he added a second when Brian Owen released him through the centre to drive home from 25 yards.

Terry Garbett smashed home a third to end the game as a contest before half-time, and Keith Eddy struck the fourth against his former club after the interval.

Jim Mulvaney's consolation never threatened to overturn Watford's own away run, which this result stretched to a post-war record-equalling eight without defeat.

This run would be extended by three further games including a cup draw at Old Trafford, ending with defeat at Torquay.

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

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10:52am Sat 21 Dec 13

londomollari says...

Strange. I know I made that trip to Barrow (the sort of place where brothers and sisters mate with each other)---I remember driving all the way up there with a friend and driving all the way back again straight after the match. I remember how tired I was when I got back(ten to twelve hours od driving). But I don't remember the match at all.
Strange. I know I made that trip to Barrow (the sort of place where brothers and sisters mate with each other)---I remember driving all the way up there with a friend and driving all the way back again straight after the match. I remember how tired I was when I got back(ten to twelve hours od driving). But I don't remember the match at all. londomollari

11:50am Sat 21 Dec 13

Poppet Bear says...

Went to the Old Trafford game , Scully's goal etc. The M1 finished just north of the Watford Gap then.........they were long trips then.
Went to the Old Trafford game , Scully's goal etc. The M1 finished just north of the Watford Gap then.........they were long trips then. Poppet Bear

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