There was disappointment for Watford 50 years ago today despite achieving a highest-ever league finish

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Latest Sport

Saturday, April 25, 1964

Having looked set for promotion a month earlier, a poor run-in left Watford needing to better Coventry City's result at home to Colchester United to achieve promotion on the final day of the 1963/64 season.

Unhelpfully, the Blues' own game was a trip to Kenilworth Road where they were beaten 2-1 while City were winning both their game and the third division title.

Third place was a highest-ever finish for the club, but this was nonetheless regarded as a disappointment. 

The game proved to be the final match for Watford for both leading scorer Charlie Livesey - sold to Northampton Town in the summer - and soon-to-be-legendary goalkeeper Pat Jennings, who departed for a club record £27,000 to Tottenham Hotspur.

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

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10:06am Fri 25 Apr 14

gloryhornet4 says...

A plug for hornethistory.com site to show how Watford had promotion in their own hands.
A plug for hornethistory.com site to show how Watford had promotion in their own hands. gloryhornet4
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