David Byrne scores with his last kick of a ball for Watford to seal Middlesbrough win

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Latest Sport

Saturday, March 23, 1991

Watford travelled to Middlesbrough on a run of 13 games without a win, sitting six points adrift at the foot of the table.

Defeat looked likely until a fine Gary Porter free-kick equalised Baird's strike on 81 minutes.

Eight minutes later winger David Byrne received David James' long throw and cut inside to strike a shot from 25 yards beyond Andy Dibble. Remarkably, this was his last kick of the ball for the club.

The win precipitated a run that saw the Hornets escape relegation with a game to spare.

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

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9:52am Sun 23 Mar 14

gloryhornet4 says...

I recall the Watford had won something like 5 of their first 34 games then at Midds started a run of 7 wins in 11 games and just one defeat to be safe at 45 games played.

Perryman was boss. Someone said recently he was a bad choice - well not for these 2 months.
I recall the Watford had won something like 5 of their first 34 games then at Midds started a run of 7 wins in 11 games and just one defeat to be safe at 45 games played. Perryman was boss. Someone said recently he was a bad choice - well not for these 2 months. gloryhornet4
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