Month: April 1994

30th April 1994- New Division One, Watford 1 Portsmouth 0

The 100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.90: At one stage, just a couple of months earlier, Watford had looked dead and buried but a late revival had given them a chance. One of the three relegation places had already been taken – Peterborough were down but six clubs were still in grave danger and battling to avoid the other two positions. Watford thought three points from their final two games might be enough. Crystal Palace, their final opponents, were already up, but they still didn’t want to leave it to the last minute so victory over Portsmouth at Vicarage Road was pretty much essential.

More games from 30th April at https://oldwatford.com/tag/apr30

5th April 1994- New Division One, Peterborough United 3 Watford 4

Peterborough had been in deep trouble all season and, by the time this fixture at London Road came along, it was clear that whichever side lost would go down. Clap Your Hands summed it up simply enough – ‘you HAVE to be there, no excuses’. On the night, it seemed that about half of Watford had travelled to roar on the ‘Orns. Defeat was absolutely unthinkable.

100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.38: The London Road pitch was rutted and hard. Neither team was flush with confidence. It wasn’t an aesthetically pleasing match, it was all about heart and determination. What followed was an incredible see-saw battle that offered the hand of safety to both teams. In the end, it was Watford who grabbed on for dear life.

More games from 5th April at https://oldwatford.com/tag/apr5