Watford played an 'away' game at home to Chesham 115 years ago today

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Sport

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

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

7:38am Tue 18 Feb 14

tommy gunn says...

You could say Chesham were 'Slaughtered' !!
You could say Chesham were 'Slaughtered' !! tommy gunn
  • Score: -1

11:43am Tue 18 Feb 14

Only 2 Ross Jenkins says...

I love this story! Crowd trouble in 1899??!!!!
I love this story! Crowd trouble in 1899??!!!! Only 2 Ross Jenkins
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree