Former Arsenal trainee and Everton midfielder start for Watford Reserves against Stevenage Borough

Watford Observer: Moses Barnett is set to start at left back for Watford Reserves tonight. Picture: Action Images Moses Barnett is set to start at left back for Watford Reserves tonight. Picture: Action Images

Everton defender Moses Barnett is one of five trialists lining up for Watford Reserves tonight as they take on Stevenage Borough.

Former Arsenal trainee and England Under-18 international Barnett, 19, will be joined in the Hornets starting XI by Everton teammate John Nolan, a 17-year-old midfielder.

The other three trialists are Padraig Quinn, Ryan James and Rodney McDonald.

Watford striker Marvin Sordell’s loan at Tranmere Rovers ended last week and the 19-year-old will start alongside Liam Henderson up front.

Michael Bryan and Piero Mingoia, who was recently handed a professional contract by Watford, will start on either flank.

The game at Boreham Wood FC kicks off at 7pm and if the Hornets win they will go top of the Football Combination East Division table and would still have three games in hand on current leaders Ipswich Town.

Watford line-up: North; Yiadom, James (t), McDonald (t), Barnett (t); Bryan, Quinn (t), Nolan (t), Mingoia; Henderson, Sordell. Subs: Thompson, Bond, Oshodi, Brooks, Whichelow.

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9:55pm Mon 12 Apr 10

HOOF says...

WON 9-3
Henderson scored four!!!
WON 9-3 Henderson scored four!!! HOOF

10:30pm Mon 12 Apr 10

WFC4ever says...

HOOF wrote:
WON 9-3 Henderson scored four!!!
I went and well it was certainly worth the trip...

Yes I know the Reserve league isn't great but actually compared to our side Stevenage had a strong team in terms of experience and physical presence (spelling).

Nine goals against anyone is good for confidence (bare in mind we lost 2-0 to the same side last week..) and the team kept on going despite giving a couple of cheap goals away when 4-1 up (defensive errors by 2 central defenders who were on trial)

The key was we really had some great width and pace in the team with the likes of Bryan and Whichelow (who got a 2nd half hat-trick) and they kept on going rather than sitting back like the 1st team do at times.

Henderson got 4 again (2 headers and 2 well taken efforts) which suggests he has more ability than shown in the 1st team when coming on chasing long ball arounds in the final mimutes which actually isn't his main quality.

Here is is a much more detailed report on WFC forums (I lost count!)


http://www.wfcforums
.com/showthread.php?
t=33256&page=2
[quote][p][bold]HOOF[/bold] wrote: WON 9-3 Henderson scored four!!![/p][/quote]I went and well it was certainly worth the trip... Yes I know the Reserve league isn't great but actually compared to our side Stevenage had a strong team in terms of experience and physical presence (spelling). Nine goals against anyone is good for confidence (bare in mind we lost 2-0 to the same side last week..) and the team kept on going despite giving a couple of cheap goals away when 4-1 up (defensive errors by 2 central defenders who were on trial) The key was we really had some great width and pace in the team with the likes of Bryan and Whichelow (who got a 2nd half hat-trick) and they kept on going rather than sitting back like the 1st team do at times. Henderson got 4 again (2 headers and 2 well taken efforts) which suggests he has more ability than shown in the 1st team when coming on chasing long ball arounds in the final mimutes which actually isn't his main quality. Here is is a much more detailed report on WFC forums (I lost count!) http://www.wfcforums .com/showthread.php? t=33256&page=2 WFC4ever

11:16pm Mon 12 Apr 10

Rick Almighty says...

Sorry to sound ever the miser but is our "first class recruitment" system really reduced to signing rejects from other clubs????

Is this really the "Watford way"????
Sorry to sound ever the miser but is our "first class recruitment" system really reduced to signing rejects from other clubs???? Is this really the "Watford way"???? Rick Almighty

6:30am Tue 13 Apr 10

watters84 says...

Was there last night, Michael Bryan beats people for fun, his final pass not always well judged, Mingoia is a clever player, Whichelow is different class and the best triallist looked like left back Moses Barnett. Malky was watching intently by the looks of him
Was there last night, Michael Bryan beats people for fun, his final pass not always well judged, Mingoia is a clever player, Whichelow is different class and the best triallist looked like left back Moses Barnett. Malky was watching intently by the looks of him watters84

8:58am Tue 13 Apr 10

northofwatfordpete says...

Henderson has been slated so much for first team performances this sseason you wonder why MM is persevering - he must see something there.
Henderson has been slated so much for first team performances this sseason you wonder why MM is persevering - he must see something there. northofwatfordpete

9:24am Tue 13 Apr 10

Dr.Oftaw says...

difficult to judge players against such poor opposition, henderson`s a prime example, scores 4 but a complete donkey whenever he plays for the 1st team.
difficult to judge players against such poor opposition, henderson`s a prime example, scores 4 but a complete donkey whenever he plays for the 1st team. Dr.Oftaw

11:04am Tue 13 Apr 10

CreteJoe says...

Rick Almighty wrote:
Sorry to sound ever the miser but is our "first class recruitment" system really reduced to signing rejects from other clubs????

Is this really the "Watford way"????
What do I know about football not much, however are not most players rejects from another team. This is why there is the transfer window. OK you may be talking about youth recruitment, these are rejects from Arsenal and Everton. Had they been rejected by Eastbourne or even Xania united ( Crete) then I would tend to agree with you. These may be very good prospects just that Arsenal and Everton had the pick of even better prospects.
[quote][p][bold]Rick Almighty[/bold] wrote: Sorry to sound ever the miser but is our "first class recruitment" system really reduced to signing rejects from other clubs???? Is this really the "Watford way"????[/p][/quote]What do I know about football not much, however are not most players rejects from another team. This is why there is the transfer window. OK you may be talking about youth recruitment, these are rejects from Arsenal and Everton. Had they been rejected by Eastbourne or even Xania united ( Crete) then I would tend to agree with you. These may be very good prospects just that Arsenal and Everton had the pick of even better prospects. CreteJoe

12:10pm Tue 13 Apr 10

Prof Plum says...

Rick Almighty wrote:
Sorry to sound ever the miser but is our "first class recruitment" system really reduced to signing rejects from other clubs????

Is this really the "Watford way"????
That is just too idiotic to respond to... oh bugger, I have
[quote][p][bold]Rick Almighty[/bold] wrote: Sorry to sound ever the miser but is our "first class recruitment" system really reduced to signing rejects from other clubs???? Is this really the "Watford way"????[/p][/quote]That is just too idiotic to respond to... oh bugger, I have Prof Plum

1:51pm Tue 13 Apr 10

Richard - Come On You Golden Boys! says...

Quite. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad, he must be desperately hoping for the first team to lose heavily on Saturday so he can have a really good moan. Most of us, however, will be hoping that the good recent form continues and we extend the unbeaten run to 4 games.

Re this article, of course it's a good idea to trial young players from other clubs, and sometimes a hidden gem might emerge. It costs you nothing.

Not sure what to make of another hat-trick for young Hendo, certainly hasn't looked good in the 1st team, but maybe he's trying too hard and there's a footballer in there trying to get out??

Come On You Golden Boys!
Quite. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad, he must be desperately hoping for the first team to lose heavily on Saturday so he can have a really good moan. Most of us, however, will be hoping that the good recent form continues and we extend the unbeaten run to 4 games. Re this article, of course it's a good idea to trial young players from other clubs, and sometimes a hidden gem might emerge. It costs you nothing. Not sure what to make of another hat-trick for young Hendo, certainly hasn't looked good in the 1st team, but maybe he's trying too hard and there's a footballer in there trying to get out?? Come On You Golden Boys! Richard - Come On You Golden Boys!

3:35pm Tue 13 Apr 10

WFC4ever says...

Rick might have a point in some sense..

However I would point out last night the best players were our own.

Infact 2 of the trialist were pretty much at fault for the goals Stevenage scored.
Rick might have a point in some sense.. However I would point out last night the best players were our own. Infact 2 of the trialist were pretty much at fault for the goals Stevenage scored. WFC4ever

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