Graham Taylor collects on a bet as Lincoln City thump Watford.

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Saturday, March 26, 1976

The Hornets were hammered 5-1 at Sincil Bank by fourth division champions-in-waiting Lincoln City.

The game saw the Imps manager Graham Taylor pick up £900 having backed his side to reach 100 league goals by the end of the season at odds of 6/1 earlier in the campaign.

The City side featured three players destined to follow Taylor to Vicarage Road: Dennis Booth, Sam Ellis and John Ward.

The match was the last of Scottish centre-half Water Lees' 253 outings for the club.

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

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1:03pm Wed 26 Mar 14

gloryhornet4 says...

I remember the corresponding game at Watford - as Watford went all out to claw back the deficit - as soon as Watford scored the Imps keeper - long punt and their forward gets a toe on the ball to score from 25 yards. About 15 mins of pressure to score, then in less than a minute - back to chasing the game.

GT had by that Xmas got Lincoln debt free so when I heard that he was to be the new Watford boss I knew it was a good move by Elton.
I remember the corresponding game at Watford - as Watford went all out to claw back the deficit - as soon as Watford scored the Imps keeper - long punt and their forward gets a toe on the ball to score from 25 yards. About 15 mins of pressure to score, then in less than a minute - back to chasing the game. GT had by that Xmas got Lincoln debt free so when I heard that he was to be the new Watford boss I knew it was a good move by Elton. gloryhornet4
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