Experiment pays off as Watford beat Chelsea

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

Saturday, February 6, 1982

In the absence of regular left-back Keith Pritchett, manager Graham Taylor experiemented by trying midfielder Wilf Rostron at number three for the first time.

Chelsea danger-man Clive Walker disappeared into his pocket and Rostron was a fixture at left-back for the next six years.

A generously awarded penalty, converted by Luther Blissett, gave the Hornets a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road.

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

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