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FA YOUTH CUP: Back The Boys!

Posted: Fri 23 Nov 2012
Author: Club Journalist

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Tickets available now (& on night) as Hornets host Leeds in Round 3 this Wednesday (Nov 28)...

ARE you up for the cup? We're hoping so, as it'd be great to see a decent turn-out of Hornets' fans backing the club's Under-18 team as they look to beat Leeds United in Round Three of the prestigious FA Youth Cup.

Different to the senior competition, the FA Youth Cup always begins before Christmas, and Watford - two-time winners in the 1980s - will start their campaign on Wednesday November 28, 2012.

The draw pits the two Championship-based Academies against each other, two sides who have met very rarely over the years due mainly to geographical groupings.

David Hughes talked earlier this week to about how he remembers playing in the competition - and the challenge it poses for the players.

"It's great to see how the lads react to the challenge posed by the different environment and the importance of the competition," said the former Aston Villa and Cardiff City professional, now in charge of the Golden Boys' 23-strong Academy Under-18 group.


Kick-off is 7.00pm at Vicarage Road, and Hughes' squad would very much welcome your support.

Access will be into unreserved seats in the Upper Rous Stand only, with a £3 adult & £1 Under-16 admission charge.

Tickets are available in advance. Please visit to buy online or call the Hornets' Ticket Office Team on 0844 856 1881.

TOMORROW'S (Sat Nov 24) Peterborough United FL Youth Alliance fixtures have been postponed due to the recent volume of rain.

A WATFORD side with the emphasis on youth and development will also be in Herts Senior Cup action soon.

Drawn to face St. Albans City, the Hornets will travel to Clarence Park on Tuesday December 4.

Kick-off is at 7.45pm, with admission prices set by City at £10 adults, £5 concessions and £2 Under-12s.

The Saints, currently battling to get into the top spots in the Southern League Premier Division, have ex-Watford Play-Off Final winner Micah Hyde in their midfield as well as veteran striker Barry Hayles up front.

Again, your support would be welcome for the lads.