A draw against Rochdale ends Watford's ten-game losing run

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Friday, March 2, 1973

A goalless draw at home to Rochdale brought's Watford's ten-game losing streak to a fittingly low-key end.

Record signing Ross Jenkins, having endured 14 goalless outings since his arrival four months earlier, was omitted from the 12 for the first time.

He returned for Watford's next match, a 5-1 mauling of relegation-destined Scunthorpe United, and scored twice coming off the bench as Watford halted the slide in time to avert relegation to the fourth division.

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

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11:09am Sun 2 Mar 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Bones scored twice in 2 mins. Donald Welbourne, Duncan's brother was planning for Scunny.

Ironic cheers after Bones scored his second.

4 seasons and a div higher Ross scored 37 times for the Hornets.

He is the only player to ever play for a club that finished a game in 92nd place in the Football League and still be playing for the same club as they finished a game in 1st place!
Bones scored twice in 2 mins. Donald Welbourne, Duncan's brother was planning for Scunny. Ironic cheers after Bones scored his second. 4 seasons and a div higher Ross scored 37 times for the Hornets. He is the only player to ever play for a club that finished a game in 92nd place in the Football League and still be playing for the same club as they finished a game in 1st place! gloryhornet4
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