Watford defender Jorell Johnson last night helped his hometown club Hemel Hempstead reach the first round of the FA Cup for the first time since 1938.

Johnson, who joined the Tudors on loan in August, played the whole match as the Conference South side beat Nuneaton Town, who are the league above, 2-0 after extra-time.

Hemel, who are captained by ex-Watford defender Jordan Parkes, will now travel to League Two Bury on Saturday, November 8.

Like the initial tie on Saturday, last night's replay at Hemel's Vauxhall Road, which was watched by 1,222 fans, ended goalless.

Hemel took the lead three minutes into extra-time when Barnet loanee Jamal Lowe tapped in Parkes' cross at the far post.

James Potton then ensured Hemel's historic progression into the first round of the FA Cup with a low drive at the end of the first period of extra-time.

On his Twitter page, Johnson said: 

Johnson has been loving life on loan at Hemel and hopes his performances will increase his chance of securing game time with Watford's first team.

"For me this loan couldn't be any better at the moment; I'm enjoying every minute of playing football," Johnson said in Hemel's matchday programme.

"When I get back to Watford I will definitely be trying to knock on that door for a first team opportunity but I know that I will have to work on my game to be awarded the chance."

Watford academy graduate Johnson signed a one-year professional contract with the Hornets in the summer and the club have the option for an additional 12 months.