A Watford XI continued the Hornets' goalscoring form as they completed a 4-1 friendly victory over Gillingham at the Priestfield Stadium.

The game saw a welcome return to action for Almen Abdi and Prince Buaben after time out with injuries.

Geoffrey Mujangi Bia put the Hornets ahead early into the contest and the goal allowed the visitors to take control of the game.

The Gills created a few opportunities of their own but Watford then doubled their advantage as a strike from Bia deflected into the net.

Gillingham continued to threaten though and they pulled a goal back as Bradley Dack converted from inside the area.

Abdi and Buaben were both introduced on the hour mark and the Ghanaian international capped his return with a goal as he fired in from the edge of the box.

In the final minutes the Hornets added a fourth as young midfielder Connor Smith was on target with a free-kick to complete the win.

Watford: Bonham (Shoertel, 88), Johnson (Barnum Bobb, 78), Thompson, Neuton; Bia (Buaben, 60), McGinn (Mensah, 70), Murray (Abdi, 60), Battocchio (Smith h/time), Fanchone; Geijo (Vydra, 60), Beleck.