Month: July 2004

20th July 2004- Friendly, Northwood 0 Watford 4

This was the game in which Jay DeMerit, appearing for Northwood, so impressed Ray Lewington that he was taken on a two week trial which led to him being offered a season long contract at Vicarage Road.  He never actually got to make a competitive appearance for Northwood.

Within two and a half years Jay had scored one of the goals in the Playoff Final at the Millennium Stadium which promoted Aidy Boothroyd’s side to the top flight, was playing regularly in the Premier League and captained Watford for the first time in December 2006 in the home game with Reading.

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15th July 2004- Copa de Ibiza Final, Sheffield Wednesday 1 Watford 1 (After Extra Time, Watford won 5-4 on penalties, played in San Antonio, Ibiza)

For the programme see 12th July 2004- Copa De Ibiza Semi Final- SD Portmany XI 1 Watford 4

FIVE impeccably converted penalties saw Watford edge out Sheffield Wednesday in the lottery of spot-kicks to lft the Copa de Ibiza at San Antonio Stadium on Thursday, July 15.