Second string Hornets hit 9
Watford`s patchwork quilt of fringe players, Academy prospects and 5 trialists showed the first team up for being the shot shy strikers they are as the reserves racked up 9 in a cracking 9-3 encounter with Stevenage Borough to leave them tinkering on the edge of the title!
Another hat-trick for the Boy Henderson will have done his chances for making Malky Mackay`s matchday squad for the trip to Leicester no harm at all whilst Matthew Whichelow`s treble will surely also need to be looked at.
Elsewhere, Marvellous Marvin Sordell got on the scoresheet (before going off injured) after returning from his spell on loan at League One Tranmere and Piero Mingoia again proved he could be the creative spark with another all action performance.
Most impressive of all though was winger Michael Bryan, who, if Malky is prepared to gamble on a lack of experience and get him off the bench, could quite nicely fit into the boots of Cleverley and Buckley - both ruled out for the season.