Tag: Apr5

5th April 2014- Championship, Watford 1 Burnley 1

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=5112

Burnley scored a late equaliser to draw at Watford and move a point closer to promotion to the Premier League. Troy Deeney had given the hosts an early lead with a superb strike from 25 yards but the Hornets were made to rue their failure to get a second goal.

Burnley’s disallowed goal was greeted with a rousing rendition of “One Stuart Attwell” from the Rookery.  Coming hot on the heels of the inevitable mock-celebration in response to the first shot drifting wide of the Clarets’ goal this briefly suggested that the much-discussed first return of Attwell since the ghost goal of 2008 would be commemorated with sarcasm and wit rather than ire and red-faced barracking.  That it didn’t prove that way was in no small part down to an erratic display from the official, albeit that the only decision that had the potential to directly impact the outcome was, if failure it was, down to Attwell’s assistant.  Which sounds familiar.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2014-04-05
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/05-april-2014/

5th April 2010- Championship, Watford 1 West Bromwich Albion 1

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=4911

Chris Brunt scored a dramatic equaliser five minutes into injury time to rescue West Brom and break Watford hearts. The relegation-threatened hosts looked set to claim a vital win after Danny Graham’s superb long-range strike with only five minutes left to play.

Malky Mackay’s team showed grit after losing their top scorer Tom Cleverley, who was taken off on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask after being caught on the ankle by Jonas Olsson, then having Jon Harley sent off, to take the lead in the85th minute through Danny Graham’s 25-yard shot.

It was a tense affair from the start with Watford fighting to remain in the Championship and Albion knowing that, by this evening they could be back in the Premier League.

There was a point in the second half where the floodlights came on just as the sun came out. “What an odd day,” was the instinctive thought, which lead to the reflection that an odd day might be required in overturning our fifteen-year league hoodoo against the Albion. It didn’t quite happen, although the rueful “I’d take a draw from here” sentiment as Jon Harley departed was severely tested…

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2010-04-05
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/05-april-2010/

5th April 2008- Championship, Watford 2 Coventry City 1

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=4806

Promotion-chasing Watford beat Coventry to claim their first win in nine games. Nathan Ellington put Watford ahead when he was allowed to run into the box unchallenged and drill the ball home.

Little more than three miles away Gordon Brown and 15 heads of state were sitting down at The Grove hotel trying to put the world to rights while an event of more significance in the minds of Watford fans was being played out on a difficult pitch. At the end of it all their team somehow came away on top.

We were, it was very clear, fully aware of how fortunate we’d been and how little we could afford to throw it away again. It has come to that: eleven men behind the ball to hang on grimly against a team in the bottom half. But if that’s what it takes….

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=2008-04-05
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-championship/05-april-2008/

5th April 2003- New Division One, Burnley 4 Watford 7

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=4550

BBC SportMichael Chopra, on loan at Watford from Newcastle, scored four goals as the Hornets and Burnley contested an goal-packed fixture at Turf Moor.

guardianWatford will approach Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Southampton with greater confidence now that they appear to have solved their scoring problem.

Burnley Express Report: BEMUSED Burnley fans didnt know whether to laugh or cry after this latest debacle.

BSAD imageBSAD report:To put this game into the perspective, it demands a flick through Trefor Jones, and to an era that I would be amazed if anyone in the away end on Saturday remembered. In 1937, Watford were managed by Neil McBain. We finished fourth in the old Division Three (South), and on April 10th that year, the players completed a league double over Torquay by winning 7-4 at Plainmoor. Only 2,277 watched the game, and one would hazard a guess that of those, only a handful would have been Watford fans.

Another BSAD report:Living in the north east, when the Golden Boys come to town it is an occasion not to be missed, so when the Academy Under 17 side was drawn away to Newcastle United last Saturday, my son Josh and I felt we had to be there instead of…you’ve guessed it…traipsing down to Burnley.

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Taken from https://www.watfordfc.com/teams/first-team/home-away-burnley

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Taken from programme on 20th August 2005- Championship, Watford 3 Burnley 1

21st April 2003- Championship, Watford 2 Derby County 0

100 greatest100 Greatest Watford Wins- No.61: Seven days before an FA Cup semi-final against Southampton, Watford went goal crazy at Turf Moor. They had only scored 12 times away from home all season but the arrival of Michael Chopra, a 19-year-old poacher with an eye for goal, on loan from Newcastle gave them a huge boost before the cup tie.

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5th April 1997- New Division Two, Watford 0 Crewe Alexandra 1

http://watford.fcdb.info?id=4244

Kenny Jackett’s current position is a difficult one. Under fire for recent, less-than-thrilling performances from people, including Oliver Phillips, who appear to have forgotten that promotion is all that counts, it seems that he’s been forced into a re-think. The goalposts have been moved and I’d argue that this further dent in our aspirations is a result of that.

https://www.soccerbase.com/matches/results.sd?date=1997-04-05
https://www.11v11.com/league-tables/league-division-2/05-april-1997/