Head To Head: Avenue VS Watford

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Whilst Watford’s trophy cabinet doesn’t hold a candle (in the wind) to other premiership clubs, they’re still standing thanks to the support of a world famous musician.

Lifelong Watford supporter and international super star Elton John became club chairman in 1976 and declared an ambition to take the team into the First Division.

Soaring through the leagues like a rocket man, Watford climbed from bottom place in the lowest division of The Football League to top position in the highest division in just 7 years. They then started the 1982–83 season with four league wins from the opening five fixtures but were unable to maintain a title challenge, eventually finishing the season second behind Liverpool, which ensured UEFA Cup qualification for the following season.

Bradford (Park Avenue) VS Watford

Games won:2
Games drawn:3
Games lost:4
13 Feb 1932Watford v Bradford Park AvenueL1-0FA Cup
04 Oct 1958Watford v Bradford Park AvenueL2-1League Division Four
21 Feb 1959Bradford Park Avenue v WatfordD1-1League Division Four
24 Aug 1959Bradford Park Avenue v WatfordD1-1League Division Four
01 Sep 1959Watford v Bradford Park AvenueL1-0League Division Four
02 Dec 1961Bradford Park Avenue v WatfordD1-1League Division Three
21 Apr 1962Watford v Bradford Park AvenueW0-2League Division Three
02 Oct 1962Watford v Bradford Park AvenueL3-2League Division Three
10 Oct 1962Bradford Park Avenue v WatfordW1-0League Division Three
Stats sourced from 11v11.com – if you spot any inaccuracies please e-mail info@bpafc.com.