Saturday, March 12, 1988

Steve Harrison's Watford side travelled to Plough Lane to face Wimbledon in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Malcolm Allen's last goal for the Hornets provided a half-time lead and the dismissal of Dons centre-back Brian Gayle saw the visitors apparently in control of the game.

Substitute Eric Young equalised for the Dons early in the second half however, and a controversial second from John Fashanu sealed the victory for the eventual cup winners.

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