Watford's Under-18s are sitting top of the U18 Professional Development League South after winning all four of their matches so far.

The young Hornets have got off to a flying start to the current campaign, scoring 13 goals and conceding just twice.

They kicked off the season with a 5-1 away win against Bolton Wanderers and a 4-0 home win over Birmingham City, before beating Barnsley 2-1 away from home and scoring two without reply against Nottingham Forest in their most recent game.

Of the players, arguably the most impressive has been Dom Hutchinson, who has netted four goals in three games.

He was made captain of the side for their last game against Forest, in which he scored both goals.

Lead Coach Simon Clark told the club website Hutchinson is a leader in the team and praised his work ethic.

He was also pleased with the way his side beat Nottingham Forest, who had not conceded a goal before their game with the Hornets.

“I made him captain because he’s very much a leader socially,” said Clark.

“But he’s also had a really good attitude and work ethic both in and out of possession in games and training. He very much leads with his actions and his work.

“We knew that Forest are always top two, top three. They haven’t conceded a goal but I’ve spoken to people and seen clips of them when they’ve dominated the ball, done really well and created a lot of chances in their games.

“We had a really good defensive structure against a really high pressing side. They never played through us; they never created any real clear-cut chances. We looked really strong, really creative in the first half and moved the ball well, but really structurally sound.”