Wednesday, January 17, 1979

Watford played reigning league champions Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in the first leg of the club's first League Cup semi-final.

Luther Blissett gave the Hornets the lead, but Forest responded and were 2-1 ahead when England goalkeeper Peter Shilton blocked Roger Joslyn's effort, Blissett struck the rebound against the post and the home side broke for a third to complete the scoring.

In replacing Keith Cassells, substitute Alan Mayes made the last of his 155 appearances for the club.

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