A 101-year old Hornets fan enjoyed a “magic” day at Vicarage Road.

Doug Hawes, a resident at Prince Michael of Kent Court care home, was invited to see Watford FC play Sheffield United on Saturday after the home’s Association of Friends group contacted the club to see if he could get tickets to join his football-loving daughter, Sue Stalley at the club.

The club obliged and provided Mr Hawes and two of his fellow care home residents, Alan Kempson, 89, and Ron Eadon, 92 with complimentary tickets.

Doug, who turned 101 two weeks ago, said: “It’s been wonderful! I wasn’t sure if I’d get to a match again at my age, so it’s been magic.”

Tracy Lydon, activities coordinator at Prince Michael of Kent Court, who accompanied Doug and fellow residents to the match, said: “Doug’s family are well known at our Home for their love of Watford FC. We’re absolutely thrilled that he was able to join his daughter for the match. All three of our residents had such a special day to remember. We’re very grateful to Watford FC for making it possible. They didn't stop smiling all day and Doug said being there meant everything to him!”

The home is run by RMBI Care Co, which cares for older freemasons, their families and people in the wider community and has been in Watford since 1994.