Two lucky Hornets met Wembley hero Heurelho Gomes at Watford FC’s training ground – just days after he gave them his gloves at the FA Cup semi-final.

Watford’s stopper spotted Bethany Smith, 6, and her brother Aiden, 4, celebrating wildly, as Watford fought back against Wolves earlier this month to secure a place in the FA Cup final.

It was the pair’s first ever trip to Wembley to see the Hornets and at the final whistle, Gomes came all the way back across the pitch to hand both of his goalkeeping gloves to Bethany who was sat on the front row with Aiden and her father, David.

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Bethany and Aiden Smith at Wembley Stadium

He lent over the barrier and said to Bethany: “These are for you”.

After the shock and excitement of the game wore off, the family, who live in Kings Langley, thanked the football club and mentioned it would be great to meet the Brazilian keeper, who is set to retire at the end of the season.

Last Friday, the club invited the family down to the training ground in London Colney where they met Gomes in the cafeteria. They spent some time chatting before they posed for pictures.

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Ethan, Aiden, Heurelho, Victoria, Bethany, and Jamie

Bethany and Aiden’s father, David, said: “Heurelho was very friendly and made everyone feel welcome. He said how he saw Bethany celebrating in the stands and waving her flag in excitement. Gomes was kind enough to sign the gloves and we were lucky to have a few pictures taken with him and we wished him the best for the rest of the season, the final. We also said we hope that he would continue to stay with Watford for another season.

“We have been very lucky to see a fantastic victory for our beloved club, been given a memento from the game, but most importantly, we have family memories we will all treasure for years to come.”