Watford faced Preston North End in the FA Cup

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Saturday, January 12, 1929

Watford faced second division Preston North End in the third round of the FA Cup.

The visitors boasted the intimidating figure of Alex James in their ranks, but the Blues ran out 1-0 winners.

Frank Smith, who successfully man-marked James throughout, played Tommy Barnett through to score the winning goal.

Film of the game was replayed at a packed cinema in Watford after the event.

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

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11:51am Sun 12 Jan 14

Taxidermist says...

Film of the game was replayed at a packed cinema in Watford after the event.

I wonder if that film has survived the passage of time?
Film of the game was replayed at a packed cinema in Watford after the event. I wonder if that film has survived the passage of time? Taxidermist

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