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Watford coach Dave Hughes felt the Hornets youngsters showed maturity during their win at Plymouth Argyle
2:07pm Thursday 31st October 2013 in Latest Sport
Hornets coach Dave Hughes described Nyron Nosworthy’s performance in Watford Under-21s’ 2-0 Premier League Cup win at Plymouth Argyle as “exemplary".
Ryan Hope and Alex Jakubiak both netted in the victory to book a third round away tie against Swansea City.
That match was Nosworthy’s first since he ruptured his Achilles seven months ago while on international duty with Jamaica.
Hughes was impressed with the centre-back and told the club website: “We had Nyron at the back on his return from injury to steady the ship, and he was exemplary in the way he went about the game today.”
Nosworthy was the Hornets only over-aged player but Connor Smith, who captained the side, also has first-team experience.
Hughes said the young Irish midfielder was “fantastic” and continued: “If you look at the make up of the team that finished the game, an Under-16 came on for the last couple of minutes, there was first-year scholars, and second-year scholars, right up to first-year pros Luke O’Nien and Bernard Mensah.
“Overall, I can only say they have been a credit to themselves and a credit to the football club in the way they have gone about things.”
The Hornets coach added: “I thought the maturity we showed at 2-0 was fantastic. We didn’t panic, we managed the game well by moving the ball quickly and resting in possession.
“It’s a message I try and impress on the lads regularly that you don’t get what you wish for, you get what you work for, and they earned the win today.”
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