Watford hit nine in a pre-season friendly in Norway 32 years ago today

On this date in Watford FC history

On this date in Watford FC history

First published in Watford FC News

Monday, August 2, 1982

Watford continued the build-up to their first season in the top flight with a friendly game against Norwegian second division side Kongsvinger.

Young winger David Johnson caught the eye, scoring a hat-trick as the Hornets galloped into the lead. With the visitors 6-0 to the good at the break, Kongsvinger's record 10-0 defeat looked under threat but the Hornets stopped at nine.

Another record that would need to wait was Luther Blissett's failure to net a hat-trick, another brace having been recorded there. 

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

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