Tag Archives: Abandoned Games

30th December 2006- Premier League, Watford 1 Wigan Athletic 1- Match abandoned after 55 minutes due to a waterlogged pitch






19th February 1969- Division Three, Luton Town 1 Watford 1- Match abandoned after 62 minutes because of snow

This was originally scheduled for Boxing Day 1968 but was postponed, however the original programme was still issued on the rearranged date. The game eventually took place on 30th April when a new programme was issued. We lost 2-1.

26th December 1959- Division Four, Watford 1 Northampton Town 0- Match abandoned after 48 minutes due to a waterlogged pitch


28th April 1959- Division Four, Watford 2 Shrewsbury Town 5 (Abandoned after 74 minutes due to floodlight failure)

The time of the abandonment varies in the reports shown below but in Trefor Jones’ Watford FC archive it was given as being abandoned after 74 minutes. The game was replayed on 7th May.

Daily Herald, 29 Apr 1959
Both reports from Birmingham Post & Gazette, 29 Apr 1959
The relevant section from the Watford FC archive with the rearranged fixture also shown at the top.