13/11/2017

Under-18 Report | Watford 3-1 Millwall

Watford Under-18s made it three wins in the last four after coming from behind to beat Millwall 3-1 at London Colney on Saturday.

The Hornets went into the clash sitting third in the Under-18 Professional Development League South, four points behind the Lions in second.

However, a double from Reece Miller and a spectacular Harry Forster free-kick secured the three points after the visitors took an early lead.

Millwall started the stronger of the two sides in the opening stages and took the lead in the sixth minute.

Midway through the first-half the scores were level. Ryan Cassidy’s through ball sent Miller through on goal, and he beat the goalkeeper with a left-footed finish.

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Watford continued to push forward early in the second-half and their efforts were rewarded just three minutes in when Miller doubled his tally for the afternoon. The forward latched onto Lewis Gordon’s left-wing cross and put the hosts in front.

The game was wrapped up with 15 minutes to play when wide-man Forster converted a lovely 20-yard free-kick to cap off an impressive performance from the young Hornets.

The result means Watford remain third, just one point behind Millwall. The Hornets will host Bristol City this coming Saturday (November 18) as they look to continue their impressive run of form.

11/11/2017

Internationals | Hornets In Action

André Carrillo and Peru stand on the brink of qualifying for the World Cup finals for the first time since 1982 following a 0-0 draw in New Zealand earlier today (Saturday, November 11). 

The Watford winger played 78 minutes of the first-leg of the play-off in Wellington and Peru now have home advantage to look forward to in Wednesday's return leg.

Elsewhere, it looks to be an uphill struggle for Orestis Karnezis and Greece as they look to overturn a 4-1 first-leg defeat when they host Croatia in Piraeus on Sunday. 

On-loan goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon played 71 minutes for Romania on Thursday as they beat Turkey 2-0 in a friendly in Cluj.

However, defender Christian Kabasele sat out Belgium's 3-3 friendly draw with Mexico on Friday as he continues to recover from the knock that forced him off in the second-half at Everton last weekend.

Molla Wague was in action today (Saturday) for Mali as they finished their unsuccessful qualifying campaign with a 0-0 draw in Gabon.

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The birth of twins, a Premier League battle against Everton and the small matter of Peru's qualification for a first World Cup since 1982 - it's a busy time for André Carrillo!

Watford's winger and his Peruvian teammates have the weight of a nation on their shoulder as they gear-up for a double-header against New Zealand to determine who'll be heading to Russia next year.

Peru have the advantage of travelling to Wellington first (Saturday November 11, 3.15am GMT) before hosting the All Whites in Lima next Wednesday (November 15, 2.15am GMT).

Orestis Karnezis' Greece have a tricky play-off against Croatia to navigate, first facing off in Zagreb (Thursday November 9, 7.45pm) before the return leg in Piraeus on Sunday (November 12, 7,45pm). 

Molla Wagué's Mali, bottom of their group African World Cup qualification group, finish their campaign away in Gabon. 

Christian Kabasele could be fit after being forced off against Everton on Sunday to join up with Belgium for friendlies against Mexico and Japan, while on-loan goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon is involved with Romania's squad for matches with Turkey and the Netherlands.