On this date in Watford FC's history

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Saturday, December 8, 1977

Having narrowly overcome another non-league side, Hillingdon Borough, in the previous round the Hornets came up against Northwich Victoria in the third round of the FA Cup.

Goals from Keith Mercer and Dennis Bond twice gave the Hornets the lead as the visitors dominated the first half but Jeff Swede cancelled out each and Frank Corrigan secured a 3-2 cup upset at the Drill Field.

The Northern Premier League side remains the last non-league team to beat the Hornets in a competitive match.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day

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5:41pm Wed 8 Jan 14

MainStandShambles says...

Gosh, this brings back memories. I attended both the games mentioned here and one of my favourite abiding memories of following my home-town team is of all of us crestfallen Hornet fans standing on the station platform at Crewe after the Northwich game when Elton and his fellow directors appeared on the platform opposite. As soon as he was spotted the whole place erupted in a huge wave of cheering and chanting of 'Elton John's Taylor-made army'. Under the vast station roof it was one heck of a noise believe me. Our spirits were lifted no end by Eltons' applauding and bowing to the hundreds of adoring fans who were singing his name.

Aaah, those were the days.
Gosh, this brings back memories. I attended both the games mentioned here and one of my favourite abiding memories of following my home-town team is of all of us crestfallen Hornet fans standing on the station platform at Crewe after the Northwich game when Elton and his fellow directors appeared on the platform opposite. As soon as he was spotted the whole place erupted in a huge wave of cheering and chanting of 'Elton John's Taylor-made army'. Under the vast station roof it was one heck of a noise believe me. Our spirits were lifted no end by Eltons' applauding and bowing to the hundreds of adoring fans who were singing his name. Aaah, those were the days. MainStandShambles

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