Watford Under-23s continued their excellent start to the season by picking up their third consecutive win when they beat Sheffield Wednesday 3-1 on Friday evening.

The young Hornets have now scored ten goals from their opening three matches, with Sam Dalby pitching in with a brace against the Owls and Jospeh Hungo notching one of his own at Clarence Park.

Following a goalless first period, the Hornets stepped up their efforts after the break and within then minutes, they had opened the scoring through Dalby's first of the match.

It came from the penalty spot after Henry Wise was tripped in the area and Dalby, who Watford signed from Leeds in the summer, made no mistake, placing the ball firmly to the keeper's left.

Jospeh Hungbo's spectacular left-footed strike made it two following a precision cross-field pass from Wise and the Hornets looked to be firmly in control with 25 minutes remaining.

Wednesday did set up an exciting end to the game when Fraser Preston pulled one back just four minutes after Hungbo's effort, but Dalby added his second of the game with nine minutes remaining and Watford took the victory.

Following the game, lead under-23 professional coach, Hayden Mullins told the club website he was pleased with the win, but even happier with the attitude of his players.

"They’re taking their chances,” he said.

“There are going to be periods where we might not get as many chances, but I’m pleased more with the character and the effort that we’re getting at the moment.

"That’s what’s creating the chances, creating the goals and creating the winning environment. The dressing room’s a really good place to be in at the moment.”