Watford's FA Cup third round opponents have issued a message of congratulations following the Hornets' semi-final victory.

The National League South side hosted Javi Gracia's men in the third round back in January in what was Watford's first game in this season's competition.

After the game, both clubs were full of praise for one another and Gracia admitted to looking out for the Cards' results after striking up something of a friendship with their manager Alan Downson, who gave the Watford boss a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale as a gift.

A message posted to the Woking website after Watford produced an incredible comeback to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday read:

"Woking FC would like to congratulate Javi Gracia and Watford FC on their dramatic semi final victory in the Emirates FA Cup.

"Our 3rd Round tie was our biggest cup game for many years and we were impressed by the friendliness of all at Watford and are delighted they made it through.

"We suspect the vast majority of Woking fans will be cheering on the Hornets on the 18th May.

"Newcastle Brown Ale actually works wonders!"

Gracia has repeatedly said that he is saving the Brown Ale for a special occasion, but perhaps after his side's heroics at the weekend, he will have finally opened the bottle and had a celebratory drink.