Watford Under-18s drew 1-1 against Oxford United Under-18s on Saturday, with Michael Folivi on target for the young Hornets.

The Golden Boys side consisted only of youth scholars and there were several drinks breaks throughout the opening 45 minutes.

The majority of the first half chances fell to Folivi. He had a shot blocked by a last-ditch challenge before being denied by a defender after good work from Kunle Otudeko and Dennon Lewis.

Just before the interval, Watford made the breakthrough. Lewis clipped the post with a left-footed drive before winning the ball back. He passed to Folivi and the forward curled his strike into the net.

Hornets head coach Beppe Sannino watched the early stages of the second period and saw Lewis have an effort saved.

Oxford began to press higher up the pitch and the U's started to create chances.

Watford goalkeeper Shaun Rowley was forced into two smart saves to keep the Hornets level, but he was caught out in the final ten minutes when a deflected cross ended in his net.

Oxford came close to grabbing a second goal late on by Rowley managed to palm a free-kick over the crossbar and the contest ended level. 

Watford Under-18s: Rowley; Young, Stevens, Rowan, Hall; Stewart, Otudeko; Makaka, Choi, Folivi (Rosenthal 66); Lewis.