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Pre-Season Friendly: Etebo On Target In Watford Win Over Doncaster

Pre-Season Friendly: Etebo On Target In Watford Win Over Doncaster

Oghenekaro Etebo scored his first goal for Watford as the Hornets beat Doncaster Rovers 4-0 in a pre-season friendly at St. George’s Park on Wednesday afternoon.

Watford started brightly and it took only five minutes for Etebo to put his side ahead, collecting the ball outside the penalty area and rifling a fierce shot into the top corner.

Troy Deeney, Dan Gosling and Ashley Fletcher scored the other goals for the London side.

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William Troost-Ekong also started the game for Watford but was replaced after the break.

Emmanuel Dennis , who was among the players introduced after break was withdrawn as a precaution following an injury.

Former junior international Tom Dele-Bashiru also featured for Watford in the game.

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  • Ikeben 3 years ago

    This is a good sign for Etebo. Most of our Midfield guys are all in England. So no dulling, as the competition heats up.
    Watford is really a Super Eagles club in premiership.

  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    We are waiting for Onyeka to score.

    • Footballfanatic 3 years ago

      Do you live under a rock? He scored on saturday…. You sound like a hater.

  • I like the competition that Etebo Ndidi and Onyeka will bring to the National team’s defensive midfield……Now Aribo will be pushed forward to play his preferred position and do damage that he is capable of doing…..The same goes for Iwobi…..But we still need 2 very good dribbler in that midfield…..Olise Ojaria or Eze even if it’s the three of them no problem the more the merrier.

  • Ikeben 3 years ago

    According to owngoal Ejaria has been cleared by FIFA while Ademola is still stalled with passport issue.

  • pompei 3 years ago

    Lovely goal by Etebo. His shot from about 30 yards flew right into the corner of the net. Our midfielders should be encouraged to shoot more from distance. Even if they don’t score directly, a deflection could see the ball enter the net, or the goalie could fumble the ball, leaving an easy tap in for on-rushing strikers. Hope we can see more of this in upcoming matches.

    • JimmyBall 3 years ago

      Actually if they do extra shooting practice… they will be scoring.

  • Obiweluozo 3 years ago

    pls, Etebo is not a defensive midfielder, It’s just a Rohr Calamity by playing players out of position. He’s an attacking midfielder, No 8 for that matter. Go see his 4 goals in the 5-4 win over Japan amid his position on the pitch in the last Olympics In Brazil 2016. That’s where he played and led the U-23 team to win the African U-23 Championship in Dakar, Senegal where he emerged as the top scorer with 4 amazing goals. He was arguably the best player in that tournament with his energy, pace, technicality and eye for goals. Pls, return the former Warri Wolves man to his right position, so that players like Anderson Esiti, Mikel Agu, Ramon Azeez and Ogenyi Onazi can find their space in that role pending on their form while Etebo is allowed to improve competition for places in the final third of the pitch by default on his day. Food for thought, God Bless Nigeria, God Bless Super Eagles, God Bless beloved forumites. Energy for (Etebo)is not meant to be only a defensive tool.It’s also meant to withstand pressure from opposing defenders when in transition to the goal area.

    • Mercy 3 years ago

      Abeg no be Rohr converted the guy to defensive midfielder. His journey as a DM began at his time in farense in Portugal. Na the club convert the guy and not Rhor

    • Esiti, Agu,Azeez, Onazi? You never include Ayila, Olofinjana, lookman Aruna and Rabiu Ibrahim So that we can easily win World cup

      • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

        @Sean Stupid boy with all the sense the guy made this is the only shit you pick out. Besides the players he mentioned can still surprise us as long as they are still active. Onazi for example is not a bad player if he catches form. So pls be kind and smart when you want to make a joke of someone’s Wisdom.

    • JimmyBall 3 years ago

      @Obiweluozo… I like your comment. Etebo was always one to operate in the final third… Siasia used him perfectly in that U-23 Afcon 2015 in Algeria… I believe it was in Feirense and Las Palmas that they began pushing him to play at the base of midfield and then finally… Rohr came and converted him to a deep playing midfielder which isn’t his best place… WATFORD has gone back to his career timeline and positions played and saw that he has been mangled out of position all this while… Akpoguma was played at right back against Algeria the other time and that guy was almost breathing out fire with how the Algerians charged at him on the wings… See what Sierra Leone did to Balogun and rallied back… those Sierra Leonians said they knew if they come against Nigeria white boys hard… that the defence will cave-in… When we tell them Africa football is more brutal and hard as chorused some years back with Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o they will say you are talking bunkers… referees don’t protect players in Afcon much…

    • pompei 3 years ago

      Nice one, Obiweluozo. I remember how Etebo terrorized teams in the Afcon u23 tournament! So much energy, he could run all over the pitch, and very dangerous in the final third. I agree that he is not a DM. He is more of a central midfielder. He can also do great as an AM. He can be a prolific goal scorer if he plays in that position.

  • Watford is really a Super Eagles club in premiership

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