On this date in Watford FC history

On this date in Watford FC history

On this date in Watford FC history

First published in Sport

Sunday, July 28, 1940

Duncan Welbourne was born in Scunthorpe.

Signed by Bill McGarry in 1963, Welbourne was to break both the club's all-time appearance record, and set an imposing tally of 280 consecutive league games for the club.

He was ever-present in both the side that gained promotion to the second division for the first time, and the side that reached the semi-final of the FA Cup for the first time the following season.

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

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7:05am Mon 28 Jul 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Excellent club man. But for a nasty deliberate kick to his shin in the box v Southport 67/68 causing DW to miss a game he would have had an even better run of consecutive games.

His run ended with a suspension and then had trouble getting back into the side through age slowing him.
Excellent club man. But for a nasty deliberate kick to his shin in the box v Southport 67/68 causing DW to miss a game he would have had an even better run of consecutive games. His run ended with a suspension and then had trouble getting back into the side through age slowing him. gloryhornet4
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