A superb goal from Dominic Hutchinson set Watford Under-18s on their way to a 2-0 victory over Bristol City and extended their unbeaten run to five games on Saturday.

The young Hornets could have been forgiven for wondering if it was going to be their day after striking both posts, but with 17 minutes remaining Hutchinson did well to get away from his marker on the right side of the penalty area before curling the ball into the far corner from a tight angle.

Substitute Sam Sesay saw an effort blocked on the line before the home side made sure of the points in the last minute when Ryan Maclean bundled the ball over the line after his first effort had been saved.

Watford had struggled to get going in the first half without being overly troubled by the Robins attacks, with goalkeeper Dante Baptiste not extended beyond the routine.

However, the introduction of Sesay after the break proved the catalyst for the Hornets to take control, as the substitute’s pace stretched the visitors’ defence.

Sesay forced the Robins keeper into a good stop low to his left before the woodwork came to City’s rescue for the first time as a Jack Burchell snapshot hit the inside of the post and stayed out.

Watford were to be denied by the frame of the goal again when Hutchinson saw his curling effort tipped onto the post by the keeper after controlling a Jayden Bennetts pass.

With his next effort though, Hutchinson was to show his class to set the home side on their way to back-to-back victories.

Watford Under-18s: Baptiste; Langston, Mullings (Hudson 68), Burchell, Tricker, Suckling, Maclean, Hutchinson, Blu Lo-Everton (Matthews 85), Govia-Jackson (Sesay 45). Not used: Hoskins, Sankoh.