A Luther Blissett brace saw Watford beat New Zealand 2-0 32 years ago today

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Sport

Saturday, May 29, 1982

On-tour Watford played their third and final game of a series against New Zealand's national side, who were in training for the World Cup finals.

Despite being down to 12 fit players, a situation that saw Steve Sims lining up alongside Martin Patching in central midfield, the Hornets prevailed 2-0 at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, Luther Blissett scoring both goals.

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

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