Watford beaten on first trip to Middlesbrough in crucial league game

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Sport

Saturday, February 25, 1967

Watford made their first league trip to Middlesbrough for a crucial third division game in front of over 22,000 fans at Ayresome Park.

Visiting keeper Bert Slater was injured in a collision after 17 minutes and, in the absence of a substitute goalkeeper, was replaced between the posts by skipper Keith Eddy.

Middlesbrough went on to win the game 3-0, and ultimately beat the Hornets to promotion by a single point.

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

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