A young Watford side was beaten comfortably 4-1 by Hemel Hempstead Town in the Herts Senior Cup.

The Hornets went into the break 1-0 down after a header from Yiadom Yeboah and Hemel, who included former Crystal Palace forward Tommy Black and former Chelsea defender Danny Granville in their squad, went 3-0 up in the second half thanks to a James Hatch double.

Piero Mingoia pulled one back on 72 minutes but Hatch completed his hat trick late on to make it 4-1.

Hemel: Mike McEntegart; Long, Yeboah (Granville 53), Gilbert, Matt McEntegart; Eames (Blake 73), Akers (Martin 45), Hilliard, Bernard; Black, Hatch. Subs: Taylor, Solomon.

Watford: Bond; Thompson, Fenwick, Hemati, Yiadom; Gibson, Penny, Rothwell (Warburton 45), Greenhalgh (Mingoia 45); Otshudi (Rosier 70), Whichelow. Subs: Isaac, Irving.