Monthly Archives: April 1984

28th April 1984- Division One, Luton Town 1 Watford 2

Our first win at Kenilworth Road in almost 20 years was completely overshadowed by referee Keith Hackett sending off Wilf Rostron which meant the Watford captain would miss the FA Cup Final.

Bob Wilson confirming the news of Rostron’s suspension on that evening’s edition of Match Of The Day

Section of the Watford Legends Interview with Wilf Rostron where he talks about the sending off and missing the FA Cup Final.

For the full interview click here.

Part of an article GT wrote before the 2002 FA Cup Final which referenced Wilf’s sending off.

For the full article click here.

14th April 1984- FA Cup Semi Final, Plymouth Argyle 0 Watford 1
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BSAD image BSAD: My memories of this great day are few – largely because I was only eleven at the time. Having endured the sixth round victory against Birmingham on Ceefax I was allowed to go to the semi final. When he draw came out we had Derby or Plymouth – the dream ticket.

100 greatest100 Greatest Watford wins- No.2: Perhaps it was written in the stars that Watford would reach the FA Cup final in 1984. Before the draw for the third round was even made, Graham Taylor told Elton John to keep cup final day clear.  The chairman was about to embark on a long European tour but he made sure there wasn’t a concert on Saturday, May 19.

English FA Cup Semi-Final
Everton1-0Southampton(n) aet
Watford1-0Plymouth Argyle(n)