Watford beaten on first trip to Middlesbrough in crucial league game

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Saturday, February 25, 1967

Watford made their first league trip to Middlesbrough for a crucial third division game in front of over 22,000 fans at Ayresome Park.

Visiting keeper Bert Slater was injured in a collision after 17 minutes and, in the absence of a substitute goalkeeper, was replaced between the posts by skipper Keith Eddy.

Middlesbrough went on to win the game 3-0, and ultimately beat the Hornets to promotion by a single point.

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

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