Watford Under-18s' excellent start to the season continued last weekend with a 1-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers.

A second-half Dom Hutchison spot kick was enough to divide the sides at the end, keeping Watford top of the U18 Professional Development League South.

The young Hornets have now won six of their opening seven games, led by captain Hutchison who has now scored six goals from six appearances.

He stepped up to calmly put away the spot kick after Shaq Forde was tripped in the penalty area.

Following the game, lead coach Simon Clark told the club website he was pleased with the way his side have controlled games this season and thinks his side's goal difference of +17, the best in the division, is something from which they can take a lot of confidence.

"It’s really positive how the lads have taken on the counter-attacking," he said.

"We’re not pressing high and aggressive but we’re allowing teams to have a certain amount of build-up and then we’re pressing on that, trying to win it and playing on the counter.

“It’s really good in terms of their development and a different way of playing, but we were very much in control of the game. Our defensive discipline without the ball and our structure against a team that has a lot of individuals in it was really good.

“There are loads of ways to win football matches, it’s part of my job to give them that kind of ammunition and we did it really well.

“It’s [the goal difference] a confidence tool, it’s something you can talk about. You’re up there, you want to stay up there but what does it take to stay up there? It’s lovely to look at the table but it’s early days and it’s all about performances really. But good performances generally get you positive results.”