Watford faced Preston North End in the FA Cup

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Latest Sport

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

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

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
  • Score: 2

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree