A Watford defeat at home to Grimsby Town provoked an angry reaction from some fans 20 years ago today

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Tuesday, March 15, 1994

Watford supporters vented their frustration at chairman Jack Petchey following a pathetic 3-0 capitulation to Grimsby Town, when a pitch invasion culminated in an attempt to storm the directors' box.

Petchey was absent from the game at a business meeting, but condemned the 'minority hooligan element' as unacceptable.

A crowd of 5,109 watched the game, a figure exceeded by every subsequent league fixture at Vicarage Road.

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

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9:28am Sat 15 Mar 14

gloryhornet4 says...

Now that was a bad result and a bad crowd.

The only side we scored 6 against twice post WWII.
Now that was a bad result and a bad crowd. The only side we scored 6 against twice post WWII. gloryhornet4
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