Saturday, March 21, 1936

Watford struggled at home to Crystal Palace in the third division (south).

The visitors might have been more than a goal to the good at the break but a stout performance by Arthur Woodward kept them at bay.

The game turned on a 62nd-minute penalty conceded by Palace captain Jimmy Wilde. Frank McPherson converted the spot kick - the last of his 77 goals for the club - and Tommy Barnett followed up with two headers to render Bob Bigg's late strike mere consolation for Palace.

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