On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Watford FC News

Saturday, January 9, 1988

Watford played host to a second division Hull City side in the third round of the FA Cup.

A Gareth Roberts strike on 66 minutes gave the visitors the lead and, when the popular Wilf Rostron was substituted five minutes later, the crowd turned on under-pressure manager Dave Bassett.

Malcolm Allen, having come on for Rostron, scored the equaliser and Watford eventually progressed after a second replay. This game, however, was Bassett's last in charge.

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

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