Craig Cathcart was delighted to play a part in providing Watford fans with their first home win since November, with the Hornets beating Sheffield United 1-0 in their Sky Bet Championship opener.
João Pedro finished off a clever counter-attacking move to net the decisive goal at Vicarage Road in a hard-fought contest with the Blades, where Cathcart and the Hornets picked up a clean sheet for their efforts at the other end.
Eager to mark the first game of the season with a win, the Northern Irishman felt the Golden Boys upped their intensity in the second half, which played a major role in collecting all three points in the game.
“You always want to get off to a good start, especially being at home where we haven’t won for a long time,” said the defender. “We managed to do that tonight, performed well and overall it was a good performance that reflected the hard work in pre-season.