UK time is: 16:06:11
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Cork City 0-2 Watford

GIANFRANCO ZOLA claimed his first win as Hornet's boss this evening as Watford triumphed over Irish outfit Cork City 2-0.

Goals from Joe Garner and Piero Mingoia were enough for the Goldenboys to secure their first victory under the new boss at the third attempt.

It was all change once again for Zola's charges who lined up in a 4-3-3 system to begin with, Sean Murray and Mark Yeates flanking Joe Garner as the central striker.

John Eustace returned to the centre of midfield alongside Almen Abdi and Jonathan Hogg whilst Martin Taylor and Nyron Nosworthy were re-united at the back.

Goalkeeper Manuel Almunia took his place amongst the substitutes along with Granada winger Ikechi Anya and Udinese forward, Steve Leo Beleck.

There was no place for Chris Iwelumo, Stephen McGinn, Matej Vydra or Fitz Hall however.

Garner got the 'Orns off to the perfect start with a 16th minute strike, finishing with a low effort after collecting Abdi's pass.

Despite heavy pressure from the hosts, and in particular, Harry Crawford, a former Parmiters student, Watford held on before grabbing a second.

Six minutes from time, diminutive midfielder Mingoia did the damage with his first of pre-season.

The young midfielder, clearly enjoying his renaissance under Zola, lashed into the bottom corner from all of 20 yards.

One would have to assume that new signings are imminent with Hall and Almunia both very much on public display at Wealdstone and Cork respectively. How many of the trialists (currently five) will sign on-loan or not remains to be seen however.

Watford: Bond; Hodson (Doyley HT), Taylor (Bennett 59, Thompson 70), Nosworthy (Mirfin 59), Pudil (Dickinson HT); Eustace (c)(Anya HT), Abdi (Whichelow 63), Hogg (Jenkins 59); Yeates (Forsyth 59), Garner (Beleck 63) & Murray (Mingoia 63).

Unused sub: Almunia (GK).

Next up: Spurs (H) Lloyd Doyley Testimonial, August 5.




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 24 2012

Time: 11:36PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Watford v Ipswich starting XIs (Saturday April 19 2014)

Preview: Watford v Ipswich Town (Saturday April 19 2014)

Opposing View: Ipswich Town (Friday April 18 2014)

Earlybird Season Ticket Sales (Friday April 18 2014)

Stats: Millwall v Watford (Saturday April 12 2014)

Millwall v Watford starting XIs (Saturday April 12 2014)

Preview: Millwall v Watford (Saturday April 12 2014)

Archived Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

1. KDCallanan 6
2. ANDY710 4

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Millwall 2 - 2 Watford
Watford 3 - 0 Leeds Utd
Watford 1 - 1 Burnley
Sheff Wed 1 - 4 Watford
Watford 3 - 3 Blackburn
Wigan 2 - 1 Watford

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Blackburn 43 15 16 12 3 61
11. Forest 42 14 17 11 4 59
12. Middlesbrough 42 14 16 12 10 58
13. Watford 41 14 15 12 16 57
14. Bolton 43 13 16 14 -2 55
15. Sheff Wed 43 13 14 16 2 53
16. Leeds Utd 42 14 8 20 -9 50

Breaking League News

Watford v Ipswich starting XIs
» Watford : 19/04/2014 14:12:00
Burnley Win But No Blackpool Rock!
» Burnley : 19/04/2014 13:12:00
Uwe Rösler Congratulates Brentford On Promotion
» Wigan : 19/04/2014 12:08:00
Birmingham To Sink Sunken Forest
» Birmingham : 19/04/2014 11:59:00
Vote For Vital Latics Man Of The Match v Reading
» Wigan : 19/04/2014 11:38:00
What The Bosses Said - Latics 3 Reading 0
» Wigan : 19/04/2014 11:23:00
Class Above - Latics 3 Reading 0
» Wigan : 19/04/2014 11:07:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Should Stuart Attwell have refereed the Burnley game?
Suggested By:  Editor
Yes 34%
No 66%