There was disappointment for Watford 50 years ago today despite achieving a highest-ever league finish

Watford Observer: On this date in Watford FC's history On this date in Watford FC's history

Saturday, April 25, 1964

Having looked set for promotion a month earlier, a poor run-in left Watford needing to better Coventry City's result at home to Colchester United to achieve promotion on the final day of the 1963/64 season.

Unhelpfully, the Blues' own game was a trip to Kenilworth Road where they were beaten 2-1 while City were winning both their game and the third division title.

Third place was a highest-ever finish for the club, but this was nonetheless regarded as a disappointment. 

The game proved to be the final match for Watford for both leading scorer Charlie Livesey - sold to Northampton Town in the summer - and soon-to-be-legendary goalkeeper Pat Jennings, who departed for a club record £27,000 to Tottenham Hotspur.

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

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10:06am Fri 25 Apr 14

gloryhornet4 says...

A plug for hornethistory.com site to show how Watford had promotion in their own hands.
A plug for hornethistory.com site to show how Watford had promotion in their own hands. gloryhornet4
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