Capital One Cup
August 6, 2013
Murray double downs Rovers
Sean Murray scored twice and set up Watford's other goal as the Sky Bet Championship side booked their place in Round 2 of the Capital One Cup with a 3-1 win at Bristol Rovers.
The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international broke the deadlock in the 18th minute when he sliced open the home side's defence before scoring with an angled shot from 12 yards.
He then delivered the corner kick which allowed Gabriele Angella a routine header to double the Hornets' lead on the half-hour.
Murray claimed his second goal of the night five minutes later, smashing home a first-time shot from 15 yards after Javier Acuna had set up the chance.
The League Two club - who had hit a post through David Clarkson's deflected shot just before Watford's opener - did manage to pull a goal back five minutes before the interval.
Watford failed to clear a corner and Eliot Richards swivelled to convert after the ball had been headed back into the danger area by Tom Lockyer.
|1 Steve Mildenhall||30 Jonathan Bond|
|14 Lee Brown||6 Joel Ekstrand|
|29 Mark McChrystal||4 Gabriele Angella|
|2 Michael Smith||2 Reece Brown|
|6 Tom Parkes||18 Daniel Pudil|
|32 John-Joe O'Toole||19 Davide Faraoni|
|17 Ellis Harrison||16 Sean Murray|
|15 Oliver Norburn||7 Christian Battocchio|
|30 Tom Lockyer||28 Connor Smith|
|7 David Clarkson||15 Javi Acuna|
|10 Elliot Richards||20 Diego Fabbrini|
|20 Connor Gough||Manuel Almunia 1|
|34 Pat Keary||Lloyd Doyley 12|
|35 Josh Southway||Marco Cassetti 27|
|31 Shaquille Hunter||Almen Abdi 22|
|33 Alfie Santos||Luke O'Nien 32|
|18 Mitch Harding||Fernando Martin Forestieri 11|
|Bernard Mensah 26|
|Alfie Santos for David Clarkson (69)||Lloyd Doyley for Gabriele Angella (46)|
|Mitch Harding for Tom Lockyer (74)||Marco Cassetti for Davide Faraoni (54)|
|Shaquille Hunter for Elliot Richards (81)||Almen Abdi for Christian Battocchio (74)|
|Diego Fabbrini (45)|
|Daniel Pudil (76)|
|· Squads: Bristol Rovers | Watford|