Kevin Phillips was on target as Watford played their first game in front of the new Rookery Stand 19 years ago today

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Sport
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Saturday, April 22, 1995

Watford played out a low-key 1-0 victory over Bristol City at Vicarage Road, with newly-unearthed goalscorer Kevin Phillips heading his seventh goal in his 13th appearance for the club.

The game was the first played in front of a completed Rookery Stand, which had been constructed during the season at a cost of £1.6 million.

The result confirmed Bristol City's relegation to the third tier; Watford finished seventh having won 11 of their final 15 home games but followed City a year later.

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

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10:02am Tue 22 Apr 14

onlyonerodthomas says...

22nd april 1985,really!!
i think you need to get your facts right
22nd april 1985,really!! i think you need to get your facts right onlyonerodthomas
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10:09am Tue 22 Apr 14

poole-horn says...

I know Kevin Phillips is getting on a bit but somehow I don't think he's been playing for 29 years !!
I know Kevin Phillips is getting on a bit but somehow I don't think he's been playing for 29 years !! poole-horn
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2:03pm Tue 22 Apr 14

micksolly says...

Didn't realise he played for when he was 10 :-)
Didn't realise he played for when he was 10 :-) micksolly
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