Saturday, February 18, 1899

An 'away' fixture with Chesham in the second division of the Southern League took place, perversely, at Cassio Road.

Chesham's ground had been closed  by the FA because of recent crowd trouble, and the Buckinghamshire side agreed to fulfil the outstanding fixture at Watford.

Johnny Hill, Charlie Hare and Bobbie Slaughter got the goals in a 3-2 Watford win.

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