Question For The Stattos. Watford 4:3 Bolton (october 23rd 1993)

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by sexyfootball, May 12, 2020.

  1. sexyfootball

    sexyfootball Academy Graduate

    Hi. I’m trying to help get some info to complete a bespoke birthday present but struggling to find details on the web. Does anyone know the time of each goal when we beat Bolton 4:3 back in 1993? I can find the goal scorers but not the minute each one was scored. Any help greatly appreciated :) Thankyou.
     
  2. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    This was one hell of a crazy game. I remember it well.

    Jason McAteer scored after 16 minutes to put Bolton 1-0 up. David Lee made it 2-0 on 39 minutes. Alan Thompson scored their third on 51 minutes...…..then came the fightback. Two quickfire goals from Gary Porter turned the game around. His first on 70 minutes, and his second on 73 minutes. Ken Charlery scored the equaliser on 89 minutes, but there was still time to win it and the referee gave a penalty in the 91st minute from which Porter scored his only career hattrick.

     
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  3. sexyfootball

    sexyfootball Academy Graduate

    Thankyou so much. It was indeed a crazy game. Thanks again :)
     
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  4. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    The other thing that should be remembered about that game was that, at the time, there was a huge degree of disgruntlement amongst the fans at the way the club was being run. So, with Watford 3-0 down at home, large numbers of people were leaving long before the last 20 minutes when the comeback started.
     
  5. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    That was the only game I was in the executive boxes, that was a good day in the end.
     
  6. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    PS The times @hornetboy1 mentioned seem about right, I know we were two down by HT and they went 3 up early in the second. Porter's first was on 70.

    However I thought Charlery's equaliser was a little earlier than 89, if memory serves correct it was around 83 mins and the penalty was on 89.
     
  7. R4E

    R4E Reservist

  8. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Still my all time favourite game that had nothing in particular riding on it.

    Pretty sure they hit the post at 3-0 from point blank range (John McGinley?) just before we scored our first.
     
  9. Warrington Hornet

    Warrington Hornet Reservist

    Mixed emotions that day - left the ground on a high after the comeback - got home to find out my cousin had been killed on the M1. :(
     
  10. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Attendance 7492, I know in the early 90s most league match attendances were below 10k but that seems particularly bad.
     
  11. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Sorry to hear that!

    Shows how life can change so soon.
     
  12. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

  13. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Anyone still in the ground at half time needs their head examined. The fact we won doesn't change that fact.
     
  14. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Miss these good old days, when we were a proper club.
     
  15. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    Ken Charlery always tracked back. Would rather watch him than that lazy git Deulofeu any day of the week.
     
  16. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I think we had a league game in the 90's where the attendance was around 4000. Think it might have been against Oxford
     
  17. We hate 48

    We hate 48 Reservist

    5 months later we played Grimsby at home in front of 5,100-losing 3-0 and causing many amongst the few of us who were there to enter the main stand and protest (as we entered the relegation zone) against "uncle" Jack Petchey. He resigned 5 days later and we then had a run of form to escape the drop.

    You are right-two seasons (91/92) earlier we did indeed play Oxford in front of 4,785-the average attendance that season was 8,500
     
  18. We hate 48

    We hate 48 Reservist

    That season the average attendance was 7,900 but by selling Bruce Dyer and Paul Furlong as well as having Wealdstone pay us £2.5m for a ground share that lasted hardly any time at all we managed to build both the Rookery and Vicarage Rd stands-quite a feat given those attendances but then all seater stadiums was a requirement
     
  19. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    Alex Inglethorpe was ineffective and was subbed. Now he's Academy Director at Liverpool - another turnaround!
     
  20. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I think he scored the winner vs that lot up the road in The Anglo Italian cup so always like hime
     
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  21. ST1968

    ST1968 Academy Graduate

    Oh the night we stormed the pitch. Some people I know were there ;-)

    Did folk really go further and get at the Directors Box as later reported?
     
  22. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    I sat in the family enclosure just in front of the directors box and remember my Dad taking me away as it all got a bit ugly (I was only 12 or so). People definitely got into the directors box, but I think the directors had all gone down into the concourse by then.
     
  23. onion8837

    onion8837 Reservist

    To be honest he was far from the only one
     
  24. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Yes they did
     
  25. ST1968

    ST1968 Academy Graduate

    I think some of this Board may need to apologise to R4E for attacking the Directors Box up via family stand ;-)
     
  26. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    I have no idea what you are insinuating!
     
  27. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    Ha, I got over it!
     
  28. yendig

    yendig Academy Graduate

    I still have the ball from that game, when all the craziness kicked off my mate walked out of the the ground with it.
     
  29. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Send a tweet to Jack Petchey to ask him to sign it.
     

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