Monthly Archives: July 2022

16th July 2022- Friendly, Watford 4 Wycombe Wanderers 1 (at London Colney training ground)

Played behind closed doors.

Official site: Watford put four past Wycombe Wanderers underneath the sunshine at London Colney, as Ismaïla Sarr notched two and Emmanuel Dennis and Yáser Asprilla got on the scoresheet.

Watford full-back Hassane Kamara was pleased with the 4-1 pre-season victory over Wycombe Wanderers, in which he featured from the right-hand side after coming on for Kiko Femenía.

Wycombe Wanderers Official site: Picture gallery

Watford Observer: Having not scored in the previous two friendlies, Watford needed just a couple of minutes to get on the board this time. Pedro sent a raking ball out to the right and Sarr accelerated away before hitting an early cross.

12th July 2022- Friendly, Watford 0 Bolton Wanderers 2 (at London Colney training Ground)

Played behind closed doors

Official site: Watford showed promise and attacking threat throughout their pre-season friendly with Bolton Wanderers, but were unable to find the target in a 2-0 defeat at London Colney.

Watford goalkeeper Maduka Okoye can see plenty of progress in the squad and is positive about pre-season, but he admitted his side should have been better during the early stages of their 2-0 defeat to Bolton Wanderers at London Colney.

Watford Observer: The Hornets shot themselves in the foot in this game, barely being threatened in the first quarter of an hour but then gifting the visitors a goal in the 16th minute. Dan Bachmann took a heavy touch as he controlled a firmly-hit back-pass, the ball landed between him and Christian Kabasele which allowed Keiran Lee to nip into and stroke it into the bottom corner.

One interesting feature of the friendly with Bolton was Watford starting the second half with Hassane Kamara as a right wing-back.

10th July 2022- Friendly, Panathinaikos 0 Watford 0 (played at FC Kossen, Austria)

Match highlights from the Panathinaikos website

Attendance unknown

Official site: In the second pre-season match of the new campaign, a busy first-half saw Vakoun Bayo and João Pedro go closest for the Hornets, with a flurry of changes following at the interval as Rob Edwards rotated his squad during the friendly.

“I’m really pleased,” said the Head Coach. “The most pleasing thing was the commitment and the effort. There was a real togetherness.

2nd July 2022- Friendly, Watford 1 Cambridge United 3 (at London Colney training ground)

Played behind closed doors

Official site: James Morris found the target, but two quick-fire goals just after half-time were the difference in Watford’s first pre-season friendly of the summer against Cambridge United, with the match ending 3-1 to the visitors.

Watford Observer: New head coach Rob Edwards started the game with new signing Vakoun Bayo – the striker’s £5m move from Charleroi was confirmed earlier today.