Watford thumped Barnet 8-0 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at London Colney this afternoon.

The result was never in doubt as the Hornets raced to a 7-0 lead by half-time and then Chris Iwelumo rounded the victory off in the second half.

Jonathan Hogg, Joe Garner, Nyron Nosworthy, Almen Abdi, Mark Yeates and Sean Murray (2) were the other goalscorers.

Watford again named two different sides in each half against Barnet, who are managed by Mark Robson.

Watford first half: Almunia; Hodson, Taylor, Nosworthy, Pudil; Eustace, Hogg, Abdi; Yeates, Garner, Murray.

Watford second half: Bond; Doyley, Bennett, Thompson, Dickinson; Jenkins, Buaben, Forsyth; Anya, Iwelumo, Mingoia.