Watford were beaten by Wimbledon in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup 26 years ago today

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Latest Sport

Saturday, March 12, 1988

Steve Harrison's Watford side travelled to Plough Lane to face Wimbledon in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Malcolm Allen's last goal for the Hornets provided a half-time lead and the dismissal of Dons centre-back Brian Gayle saw the visitors apparently in control of the game.

Substitute Eric Young equalised for the Dons early in the second half however, and a controversial second from John Fashanu sealed the victory for the eventual cup winners.

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

Comments

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