Watford Under-23s won 2-1 against Bristol City as they recovered from a heavy defeat to Leeds to gain their fourth win of the season.

The 6-0 loss to Leeds the week before had been a heavy blow for the Young Hornets, but first-half goals from Kane Crichlow and Joseph Hungbo helped them put it behind them.

A late strike from City's Tommy Conway set up a nervy end to the match, but Watford held on to claim the victory.

After the match, lead development coach Hayden Mullins told the club  website he was disappointed to have conceded the late goal, but was overall pleased with how his side had played.

“In spells we were good,” he said.

“We perhaps should have been further in front than just two, and 2-0 is always a dangerous score. We spoke at half-time about keeping the same mentality and seeing the game out. 

“We were okay in the second half but I’m just disappointed with the late goal, really. We spoke about getting the clean sheet and getting into good habits, so the lads are very disappointed about that one. But that gives us something to work on and tidy up.”