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Watford
Stadium: Vicarage Road
Watford Competitive match results1
Venue W D L F A
@Bristol Rovers: 18 8 18 60 60
@Watford: 7 8 29 42 83
Neutral venues: 0 0 0 0 0
Total: 25 16 47 102 143
1Match results from the Football League, FA Cup, League Cup,
Football League Trophy and Full Members Cup.
Last updated 08:49, August 7, 2013 (UTC).


Watford and Bristol Rovers have met 87 times in the Football League and national cup competitions, with the much better record belonging to Watford. The two teams were both admitted to the Football League from the Southern League in 1920, and both played in Division Three, and then Division Three (South) until 1953, when Rovers were promoted to the Second Division as champions. There have only ever been three meetings between the clubs in a national cup competition, the first was a 2-1 victory in the Full Members Cup in 1990, which was the only match Rovers ever won in that competition, and the other two were both in the first round of the League Cup; one during the 2008-09 season and the other in 2011–12.

Records[]

  • Last meeting: 6 August 2013 - Bristol Rovers 1–3 Watford
  • Biggest win:
    • 17 January 1948 - Bristol Rovers 3-0 Watford
    • 23 April 1951 - Bristol Rovers 3-0 Watford
    • 5 January 1952 - Watford 0-3 Bristol Rovers
  • Biggest defeat: 18 October 1930 - Bristol Rovers 1-5 Watford
  • Highest aggregate score:
    • 15 February 1930 - Watford 4-3 Bristol Rovers
    • 12 September 1931 - Watford 5-2 Bristol Rovers
    • 9 September 1946 - Bristol Rovers 3-4 Watford

Players at both clubs[]

Some of the players who have been on the books of both clubs are listed below.

Former Rovers managers Garry Thompson and John Ward were also Watford players.

Past meetings[]

All post-Second World War meetings between Rovers and Watford are listed in the table below, along with some pre-war games.

Date Competition Home Score Away
18 October 1930 Division Three (South) Bristol Rovers 1-5 Watford
21 February 1931 Division Three (South) Watford 2-2 Bristol Rovers
12 September 1931 Division Three (South) Watford 5-2 Bristol Rovers
27 January 1932 Division Three (South) Bristol Rovers 3-2 Watford
10 September 1932 Division Three (South) Bristol Rovers 2-0 Watford
21 January 1933 Division Three (South) Watford 3-1 Bristol Rovers
23 September 1933 Division Three (South) Watford 0-0 Bristol Rovers
3 February 1934 Division Three (South) Bristol Rovers 1-0 Watford
20 April 1935 Division Three (South) Watford 3-0 Bristol Rovers
23 April 1935 Division Three (South) Bristol Rovers 2-0 Watford
19 October 1935 Division Three (South) Bristol Rovers 0-1 Watford
22 February 1936 Division Three (South) Watford 1-2 Bristol Rovers
3 October 1936 Division Three (South) Watford 3-0 Bristol Rovers
1 February 1937 Division Three (South) Cup Bristol Rovers 0-1 Watford
6 February 1937 Division Three (South) Bristol Rovers 0-1 Watford
28 August 1937 Division Three (South) Watford 4-0 Bristol Rovers
1 January 1938 Division Three (South) Bristol Rovers 0-2 Watford
3 December 1938 Division Three (South) Watford 4-1 Bristol Rovers
8 April 1939 Division Three (South) Bristol Rovers 1-1 Watford
9 September 1946 Division Three (South) Bristol Rovers 3-4 Watford
18 September 1946 Division Three (South) Watford 1-0 Bristol Rovers
6 September 1947 Division Three (South) Watford 3-2 Bristol Rovers
17 January 1948 Division Three (South) Bristol Rovers 3-0 Watford
25 December 1948 Division Three (South) Bristol Rovers 3-1 Watford
27 December 1948 Division Three (South) Watford 0-0 Bristol Rovers
1 October 1949 Division Three (South) Bristol Rovers 0-2 Watford
18 February 1950 Division Three (South) Watford 0-2 Bristol Rovers
21 April 1951 Division Three (South) Watford 1-0 Bristol Rovers
23 April 1951 Division Three (South) Bristol Rovers 3-0 Watford
8 September 1951 Division Three (South) Bristol Rovers 0-1 Watford
5 January 1952 Division Three (South) Watford 0-3 Bristol Rovers
25 September 1952 Division Three (South) Watford 2-3 Bristol Rovers
11 April 1953 Division Three (South) Bristol Rovers 0-3 Watford
8 December 1962 Division Three Watford 0-1 Bristol Rovers
27 April 1963 Division Three Bristol Rovers 3-1 Watford
21 September 1963 Division Three Watford 3-2 Bristol Rovers
1 February 1964 Division Three Bristol Rovers 1-2 Watford
21 November 1964 Division Three Watford 1-1 Bristol Rovers
3 April 1965 Division Three Bristol Rovers 1-0 Watford
23 October 1965 Division Three Bristol Rovers 1-1 Watford
15 January 1966 Division Three Watford 2-0 Bristol Rovers
10 December 1966 Division Three Bristol Rovers 0-3 Watford
6 May 1967 Division Three Watford 3-1 Bristol Rovers
16 September 1967 Division Three Watford 4-0 Bristol Rovers
20 January 1968 Division Three Bristol Rovers 0-2 Watford
10 August 1968 Division Three Bristol Rovers 1-1 Watford
1 March 1969 Division Three Watford 1-0 Bristol Rovers
28 October 1972 Division Three Watford 2-1 Bristol Rovers
24 March 1973 Division Three Bristol Rovers 2-1 Watford
6 October 1973 Division Three Watford 0-0 Bristol Rovers
23 February 1974 Division Three Bristol Rovers 1-0 Watford
8 September 1979 Division Two Bristol Rovers 1-1 Watford
19 January 1980 Division Two Watford 0-0 Bristol Rovers
4 November 1980 Division Two Bristol Rovers 3-1 Watford
21 March 1981 Division Two Watford 3-1 Bristol Rovers
17 November 1990 Division Two Watford 1-1 Bristol Rovers
20 November 1990 Full Members Cup Watford 1-2 Bristol Rovers
16 February 1991 Division Two Bristol Rovers 3-1 Watford
16 November 1991 Division Two Bristol Rovers 1-1 Watford
28 March 1992 Division Two Watford 1-0 Bristol Rovers
10 October 1992 Division One Watford 4-2 Bristol Rovers
27 February 1993 Division One Bristol Rovers 0-3 Watford
14 September 1996 Division Two Bristol Rovers 0-1 Watford
18 March 1997 Division Two Watford 1-0 Bristol Rovers
14 October 1997 Division Two Bristol Rovers 1-2 Watford
28 February 1998 Division Two Watford 3-2 Bristol Rovers
12 August 2008 League Cup Watford 1-0 Bristol Rovers
23 August 2011 League Cup Bristol Rovers 1–1 Watford
6 August 2013 League Cup Bristol Rovers 1–3 Watford
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