Watford beat Burnley to set up FA Cup semi-final against Southampton

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Watford FC News

Sunday, March 9, 2003

Watford entertained Burnley in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup at Vicarage Road.

Partially in the light of the financial consequences of the collpase of ITV Digital, the clubs agreed beforehand to share the financial proceeds of victory irrespective of the result.

As it turned out, the Hornets were the victors in a scrappy game on a muddy pitch. Tommy Smith scored an untidy first and Stephen Glass added a second with a deceptive free kick to secure a semi-final place against Southampton.

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

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11:29am Sun 9 Mar 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Like the win a couple of weeks later at Turf Moor

Burnley 4 Watford 7

At half time the week before the semi-final the tannoy announcer at Southampton said

.........and next weeks semi-final opponents half time score

Burnley 4 ....................
.......the Saints fans jumping around jumping around
making lots of noise

Then he said, Watford (long pause) 5

The crowd fell silent. So quiet it was like a minute's silence.
Like the win a couple of weeks later at Turf Moor Burnley 4 Watford 7 At half time the week before the semi-final the tannoy announcer at Southampton said .........and next weeks semi-final opponents half time score Burnley 4 .................... .......the Saints fans jumping around jumping around making lots of noise Then he said, Watford (long pause) 5 The crowd fell silent. So quiet it was like a minute's silence. gloryhornet4
  • Score: 7

12:43pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Vespa Crabro says...

Burnley can do us a favour today......come on you Clarets......wow that sticks in the craw.
Burnley can do us a favour today......come on you Clarets......wow that sticks in the craw. Vespa Crabro
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