The side we played that day were really an embryonic MK Dons. In May the FA had given the go ahead for the then owners of Wimbledon to relocate the club to Milton Keynes, although they wouldn’t actually move for another year. In response the supporters of Wimbledon re-launched the club as AFC Wimbledon and by the time of this game were already playing in the Combined Counties League which explains the rather empty away end.
Lets just pretend Tommy Smith doesn’t fall over whilst celebrating Allan Nielsen’s goal.
BSAD report:When else do I get to write a match report that can be as biased and as blinkered as I like, safe in the knowledge that there were no opposition fans present to offer conflicting witness statements?
Taken from 26 Aug 2002 Watford v Coventry City programme
More games from 17th August at https://oldwatford.com/tag/aug17/
Same programme issued as on 14th August 1982- Football League Trophy Group One, Watford 4 Orient 1
I assume a bonus point was awarded for scoring three goals or more.
Taken from 27 Aug 1977 Watford v York City programme