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Match Preview | Watford (A)

22 October 2022

Luton Town travel to Vicarage Road to take on local rivals Watford on Sunday 23rd October, 12pm kick-off.

The meeting between the two sides is the first with supporters in attendance since 2006 as the Hatters will look to continue their recent good run of form in the Sky Bet Championship.

Click HERE to watch Nathan Jones' pre-match press conference.


The opposition:


Watford have had a mixed start under manager Slaven Bilic, following Rob Edwards' dismissal 10 games into the season. 

The former Croatia and West Ham manager oversaw a 4-0 win against Stoke City in his first match in charge but has since lost three of his last four matches - the latest of which a 3-0 defeat at Millwall on Wednesday night.

They do, however, pose significant threats with Ismaila Sarr and Joao Pedro in particular.

The former has scored four goals and provided four assists in 11 games so far this season, whilst Pedro - who recently signed a new contract until 2028 - has four goal contributions to his name. 


Last time we met:

James Collins came off the bench to score a penalty with his first touch to earn Luton Town a deserved derby victory.

Substitute Collins was brought on by boss Nathan Jones and instantly stroked the ball past keeper Daniel Bachmann who had brought down Elijah Adebayo.


Ticket information:

The Ticket Office advise that all tickets for our fixture against Watford on Sunday are completely sold out.

The handful of returns we received back have now been allocated to the Season Card holders who registered themselves on the waiting list. No further tickets will now be available. 

We would like thank all supporters for their patience whilst dealing with the sales process. 

We hope all supporters who were able to obtain tickets enjoy the game and for those who aren't joining us at Vicarage Road can cheer on Nathan Jones' side via iFollow Hatters (buy your match pass HERE).

Coach tickets for travel to Watford is also now off sale.


Fan information:

No bag larger than A4 size will be allowed into the stadium and all bags will be searched.

All fans entering the Stadium will be searched.

Watford Football Club operates a Zero Policy regarding, pitch incursions, the use of pyros and anti-social Behaviour in general. Any fan who is ejected will be handed to the Police and they will take the appropriate action.

There is no alcohol available on the away concourse.


How to follow:

  • Text updates on the Match Centre
  • Twitter and Facebook updates
  • Watch LIVE on iFollow Hatters

For supporters who want to watch or listen to all available iFollow matches this season and have access to exclusive content, including pre-match press conferences and player interviews, subscription details can be found HERE.

Fan favourite Danny Hylton will be on iFollow Hatters co-commentary duty alongside Simon Pitts for the match at Vicarage Road. Match passes are available for domestic and international supporters costing £10 each, due to the fixture falling outside of the 3-5pm broadcast window.


The officials:

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Referee: Robert Madley

Assistant Referees: Jonathan Hunt and George Byrne

Fourth Official: Dean Whitestone

The man in the middle on Sunday is Robert Madley. He is yet to officiate Luton Town in his career so far but has taken charge of nine Championship matches this season. 

Between League One, League Two and cup matches last term, he refereed 40 games - dishing out 134 yellow cards and six reds. 

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Match Reports

Report | Watford 4-0 Luton Town

23 October 2022

Town suffered a derby defeat to Watford in the lunchtime kick-off at Vicarage Road, with the hosts climbing to within a point and a place of the Hatters in the Championship table.

Watford took all three points from the first derby to be played in front of fans for 16 years with two goals in each half, Keinan Davis and William Troost-Ekong netting before half-time, Joao Pedro and Ismaila Sarr scoring after the break.

The Hatters were reduced to ten men with substitute Gabe Osho shown a straight red card in the 83rd minute for a late challenge on Ken Sema, with the near-2,000 travelling support heading home disappointed, but still giving their team a tremendous ovation at the final whistle.

Following the 1-0 victory away at Norwich in midweek, captain Sonny Bradley returned to the starting line-up with Dan Potts named on the bench, although both were struggling with illness that had ripped through the Hatters squad overnight.

Henri Lansbury had been unable to travel due to the bug, while Luke Berry was also listed on the teamsheet, but unable to take part having become unwell in the build-up.

Alfie Doughty kept his place in the team, but moved to wing-back with Amari'i Bell filling Potts' berth on the left side of the three centre-backs, whilst Luke Freeman came into midfield.

Elijah Adebayo joined Carlton Morris up front, with Harry Cornick starting on the bench along with fellow forward Cameron Jerome.

Town got off to the worst possible start when they fell a goal behind inside the first three minutes, with Davis volleying Hassane Kamara's left-wing cross in from close range.

Allan Campbell came within an inch of of levelling three minutes later, but his shot fizzed just the wrong side of the post after Morris had done well to control Bell's cross from the left.

Freeman headed Tom Lockyer's ninth-minute cross straight at home keeper Daniel Bachmann after good build-up play on the right, before Ethan Horvath pulled off a wonderful left-handed save to keep out Sarr's 20-yarder.

Bradley was the first player into referee Bobby Madley's notepad for a perfectly timed challenge on Joao Pedro, right in front of the linesman, in which the Hatters captain clearly played the ball against the Watford forward before he went over.

Davis, who might have been booked for over-celebrating his goal in front of the Hatters supporters but received a quiet word along with his captain, Craig Catchcart, instead, was soon shown yellow for dissent after a tangle with Bradley.

Then Edo Kayembe tested Horvath from outside the area on the half-hour, before Madley gave another strange foul against Morris for a foul on Gosling, when it appeared that the offence had been committed by the home defender.

Adebayo soared above Bachmann to head a Freeman cross onto the roof of the net on 35 minutes, and Horvath needed to race off his line to save from Davis with his feet after the Watford striker had spun Bradley just inside the area.

It was 2-0 on the stroke of half-time when Troost-Ekong poked home from close range after Davis had headed Pedro's deep cross back from the far post, with the aid of a deflection of Campbell to take it past Bradley and along the face of goal.

Jones made a change at the break, bringing Gabe Osho on for Bradley, and it was the substitute who - along with Lockyer - almost got on the end of a left-wing corner from Bree, but couldn't connect as the ball flew across the six-yard box.

It was 3-0 in the 57th minute when Pedro intercepted Horvath's attampted pass to Lockyer on the edge of the area, and beat the USA international with his right-footed finish.

Jones immediately made a second substitution, bringing on Cornick in place of Freeman, and it was the Hatters who had the next chance, but Morris couldn't get enough purchase on his header to steer the ball past Bachmann, who gathered on his line.

Cornick saw a 71st-minute shot fly past the far post after being teed up by Morris to the left angle of the area, then Clark had Bachmann diving low to his right to keep out a skidding 25-yarder.

The hosts added a fourth ten minutes from time when Sarr cut inside Bree and curled his effort into the bottom corner of Horvath's net, then Osho was dismissed three minutes later with the Town's seven-match unbeaten run over by the time Horvath produced another fine save to deny sub Yaser Asprilla in injury-time.

Thank you to every Hatter who sang their hearts out at the stadium, as well as the thousands watching at home on iFollow. Your team are ninth in the table on 24 points, with Watford a point and place behind in tenth as we head into next Saturday's date with Sunderland at Kenilworth Road.



Davis 3, Troost-Ekong 45, Pedro 57, Sarr 80

Att: 19,282 (1,954 Hatters)

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