Welwyn Garden City grateful to Knebworth FC for stepping in after Watford controversy

PUBLISHED: 16:58 06 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:04 06 August 2018

WGCs Dan Bond scored three against Knebworth. Picture: Karyn Haddon

WGCs Dan Bond scored three against Knebworth. Picture: Karyn Haddon


Welwyn Garden City were very grateful to Herts County League neighbours Knebworth for filling the vacancy left by Watford’s late withdrawal on Friday – after the Premier Division outfit pulled out 24 hours before their scheduled pre-season fixture amid such controversy.

Knebworth offered Adam Fisher’s side a game at very short notice and although they were no match for a WGC side in a one-sided affair, all at Herns Lane were very grateful to the village club.

The Citizens won 8-0, Dan Bond getting a hat-trick and George Ironton, Adam Hunt, Jay Rolfe, Josh Bronti and newcomer Tony Williams, added the others as the Citizens piled on the pressure late in the game.

WGC will complete their pre-season preparations with a Friday night fixture at AFC Dunstable on Friday. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.

WGC: Green, Hunt, Rolfe, Corran, Holmes, Payne, Close, Spaul, Ironton, Bond, Clements. Subs: Elliott, Sexton, Bronti, Joy, Williams

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