The day the Holdsworths made history as Watford drew at Portsmouth

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Latest Sport

Monday, March 27, 1989

Watford travelled to Fratton Park for a second division encounter with Portsmouth.

This being the second season during which clubs were permitted to name and use two substitutes for Football League fixtures, David and Dean Holdsworth set a new record - as well as confusing Portsmouth's announcer - by becoming the first twins to be named as substitutes for the same game in the Football League.

Both were used, and centre-back David scored in a 2-2 draw, with Glyn Hodges grabbing the other for the visitors.

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

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