First Team 18/02/2019

Away Tickets: Manchester City On Sale

Tickets for the Golden Boys’ Premier League trip to Manchester City (Saturday March 9, 5.30pm KO) are now on general sale.

The final day for posting of tickets is Wednesday March 6, 4pm. We will not post any tickets after this date. Tickets purchased after this date will need to be collected from Vicarage Road Ticket Office.

Tickets can continue to be purchased online up until Friday February 15,12noon. Ticket sales after this time will be over the phone & in person only.


Tickets will be available ONLINE ONLY via tickets.watfordfc.com.

The Ticket Office Hotline on 01923 223023 can be called to seek assistance with online account information and for other general ticketing enquiries.

TICKET PRICES

Adult: £30
65 & Over: £23
18-21: £23
Under-18: £18

WHEELCHAIR & AMBULANT DISABLED

Adult: £20*
Under-18: £18*

*with a free personal assistant.

AWAY GAMES: FAMILY AREA ALLOCATION

A dedicated area for family groups is now available at all of Watford's away games. These 'non-standing seats' are available by calling the Ticket Office on 01923 223023, and are subject to the usual Away Group A, B, C and D sales process.

Official club coaches: £10 per person. Departs from Greenhill Crescent at 10.30am. There will be a Milton-Keynes pick-up service in operation at approximately 11.15am.

Under-18s attending any away game and/or travelling on official club coaches unsupervised MUST ensure an UNDER-18 AWAY FIXTURE CONSENT FORM is signed by a parent or guardian and returned to the Ticket Office (either in-person, by emailing ticket.office@watfordfc.com or by post to Watford FC Ticket Office, Vicarage Road Stadium, Watford, Herts, WD18 0ER) before the day of the game.

SALES ARRANGEMENTS - WHO CAN BUY WHEN?

Monday February 11, 12noon
- Away Group A

Wednesday February 13, 12noon
- Away Groups A & B

Thursday February 14, 12noon
- Away Groups A, B & C

Friday February 15, 12noon
- Away Groups A, B, C & D

Monday February 18, 12noon
- General Sale (subject to availability)

Tickets are sold on a one per eligible Fan ID basis and subject to availability at all times.

AWAY FIRST ACCESS SALES GROUPS*

First Access Sales Groups mentioned below are specifically referred to and set out in the club's 2018/19 Away Match Ticket Sales Policy, available by clicking HERE:

Group A (3,582):
- ST holders 2018/19 with 15 or more away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group B (767):
- Non-ST holders with 15 or more away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group C (10,259):
- ST holders 2018/19 with less than 15 away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Group D (15,382):
- Non-ST holder with between 1 and 14 away match ticket purchases under Fan ID record since July 2014

Regular sales updates will be published here at watfordfc.com and via Twitter @WatfordFC.

*Away group info includes sales up to Thursday February 7, 10.30am.

How to contact the Ticket Office:
ticket.office@watfordfc.com / 01923 223023

Under-23's 17/02/2019

U23 Report: Watford 1-4 Charlton Athletic

By Kevin Affleck

It was a classic case of after the Lord Mayor’s show at the business end of the club's Academy season after the bulk of the side who stormed through to the quarter-final of the FA Youth Cup suffered a heavy Professional Development League defeat at the hands of Charlton Athletic.

The Under-18s thrillingly beat Ipswich 4-1 on Tuesday but, together with a couple of Under-23 players, they found themselves on the wrong end of the same scoreline on Friday afternoon to crash to their first defeat at their adopted home of Wingate & Finchley.

Things looked promising when Harry Forster quickly cancelled out Wilberforce Ocran’s seventh-minute opener, but Charlton were quicker, stronger and sharper all over the park and kept pulling further clear with goals from Wassim Aouachria, Abraham Odah and Alfie Doughty. 

“There was a little of a hangover from the FA Youth Cup,” said Hayden Mullins, the club’s Lead Under-23 Professional Development Coach. “We were kind of expecting them to be a bit flat after such a high, but we’ve still got to be professional and approach the game right.”

While the monumental effort against Ipswich would have sapped the teenagers mentally and physically, Mullins knows all too well the thick and fast nature of the games is what you can expect playing as a professional outside of the Premier League.

“It was one of the those games that was always going to be tough after the effort they put in on Tuesday,” Mullins. “We are asking this group to play for the 18s and the 23s at the minute, so there are going to be times when it’s going to be tough. But they are going to have to expect that if they play in the Championship where you play Saturday, Tuesday most weeks. You have to get hardened up to it pretty quickly.”

Lee Bowyer was part of Watford's youth set-up in 2015

That said, Charlton were a useful side and they have now won four of the last five. The watching Lee Bowyer would have been impressed.

“They were a good side and had an experienced defender in Jason Pearce who I played with at Portsmouth,” said Mullins. “He’s played a few hundred games in the league, so that’s good for our lads to come up against him.”

There was a scare ahead of the big FA Youth Cup tie a week on Wednesday with the sight of Ryan Cassidy, who has scored four in two FA Youth Cup games, coming off five minutes after half-time.

“He didn’t feel the best today,” said Mullins. “He had a bit of a headache and a few other bits and pieces. He wanted to give it a go and he did, but he still said he wasn’t feeling well after half-time so we pulled him off. Harry Foster is on a return-to-play programme [after injury] so he was on reduced minutes as well, so we gave him a rest.”

A couple of positives were the performance of Adam Parkes in goal – “Adam had a bit to do and he kept us in the game,” said Mullins – and another all-action performance in midfield from Dan Phillips, who captained the side for the first time.

“Dan always gives you good consistent performances,” said Mullins. “He wins the ball high and we made him captain today which is a reflection of how he’s been playing of late. I didn’t think anyone stood out, but at least Dan was consistent. We were our own worst enemy at times, giving away the ball so sloppily and in bad areas. We just made too many wrong decisions.”


HORNETS | Parkes (GK); Maclean, Leighton, Tricker, Hudson; Sankoh, Phillips (C), Adebiyi; Bennetts, Cassidy (Trialist 50), Forster (Trialist 63).

Subs not used: Trialist, Baptiste (GK), McKiernan.