UK time is: 03:04:55
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Boreham Wood 1-1 Watford

WATFORD BEGAN life under Gianfranco Zola this evening with a 1-1 draw at local non-league outfit, Boreham Wood.



A Piero Mingoia goal put the Hornet's ahead early on at a sunny Meadow Park before five minutes later David Hutton levelled for the hosts with an opportunistic strike.

Watford started with a mix-and-match XI, leaving Scott Loach, Lloyd Doyley and Sean Murray out of the squad. An entirely different XI took the field for the second half, including Granada trialist Daniel Pudil and Udinese trialist, Almen Abdi.



After Mingoia tapped in from close-range after seven minutes, Hutton was able to level when he coolly finished from distance after Jonathan Bond misplaced a pass out on the right-hand side of the pitch.

Set-up in a 4-3-3/4-1-4-1, Watford were unable to break down Borehamwood and went into half-time level.

The second period saw the introduction of the two trialists and bizarrely, Adam Thompson at right-midfield.

Against a tiring Wood, Watford played with more zip and panache, keeping the ball a lot better for long periods.

However, despite Joe Garner winning a penalty with an appalling dive, the former Forest forward was unable to convert the spot-kick, blasting down the middle for the home 'keeper to save.

Mark Yeates wasted a couple of good free-kick opportunities, coming a lot closer with a second effort which deflected narrowly wide from 20 yards.

Abdi and Pudil were both impressive, Pudil in particular; quick and aggressive, as well as being comfortable going forward and defensively.

First-half XI: Bond; Hodson, Mirfin, Nosworthy, Dickinson; Mingoia, Eustace, Buaben, Forsyth; Iwelumo & Massey.

Second-half XI: Bonham; Bennett, Taylor, Hoban, Pudil; Thompson, Abdi, Hogg, Yeates; Garner, Whichelow.

Next up: Wealdstone (A) on Saturday, Vital Watford will be there so make sure to follow @VitalWatford for updates.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 17 2012

Time: 10:31PM

Your Comments

Out of interest... anyone know how much we paid for Joe Garner?? 1 goal last season and a missed pen in the first game of this...
oldyella
Circa 200k, I believe.
wfc123
Too bloody much...
watford1881
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Watford Articles

Watford Appoint Garcia As Head Coach (Tuesday September 2 2014)

Watford Win After Dramatic Second Half (Saturday August 30 2014)

Stats: Watford v Huddersfield Town (Saturday August 30 2014)

Preview: Watford v Huddersfield (Saturday August 30 2014)

Stats: Watford v Doncaster Rovers (Tuesday August 26 2014)

Hornets Thrash Sorry Leeds (Saturday August 23 2014)

Stats: Watford v Leeds Utd (Saturday August 23 2014)

Archived Watford Articles

List All Vital Watford Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Rotherham 0 - 2 Watford
Watford 4 - 2 Huddersfield
Watford 4 - 1 Leeds Utd
Watford 3 - 0 Bolton
Norwich 3 - 0 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Forest 5 4 1 0 +8 13
2. Watford 5 4 0 1 +7 12
3. Wolves 5 4 0 1 +4 12
4. Norwich 5 3 1 1 +5 10
5. Millwall 5 3 1 1 +3 10
6. Charlton 5 2 3 0 +2 9
7. Derby County 5 2 2 1 +4 8

Breaking League News

Watford Appoint Garcia As Head Coach
Watford : 02/09/2014 22:51:00
LUFC Leeds Summer Transfer Rumours - Round-Up
Leeds Utd : 02/09/2014 20:52:00
LUFC Smith surprised by Leeds exit
Leeds Utd : 02/09/2014 19:55:00
No issues for keeper
Middlesbrough : 02/09/2014 19:53:00
M&M Ready To Resist All Temptation
Ipswich : 02/09/2014 19:31:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Will Troy Deeney be a Watford player come September 1st?
Suggested By:  Editor
Yes 70%
No 30%