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Watford on course to hit club-record goal tally

6 March 2015

Watford could beat their highest ever goal haul of 92 in a season come May following a prolific Sky Bet Championship campaign so far.

The Hornets scored their 70th league goal this term in Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Fulham at Vicarage Road, which makes them the highest scorers in The Football League so far this term.

The goal also saw them equal their record number of goals after 35 games of a season.

Should they continue their average ratio of two goals per game for the remainder of the campaign, they would equal their current record of 92, which was set in 1959/60.

However, if Watford increase their return they could break the club record - next up for the Hornets is a trip to fellow high-flyers Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

Odion Ighalo is the top scorer in a yellow shirt, and he has 17 goals so far, with 14 coming in his last 10 appearances. That form saw him nominated for February's Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month award.

Bournemouth are the second most prolific side in England, and they are one goal behind Watford with 69 for the season. The Cherries’ biggest scoreline came back in October, when they beat Birmingham City 8-0 at St Andrew’s.

In comparison to The Football League's other divisions; promotion-chasing Milton Keynes Dons are Sky Bet League 1's top scorers with 68, while Northampton Town are the only team to pass the 50-goal mark in Sky Bet League 2, hitting 54 so far.

Below is a table of every Football League side in history and their respective record goal tallies for a single season. Peterborough United hold the feat of most goals ever scored in a season, after they registered 134 in the 1960/61 campaign.

Best goal returns for every Football League club in history

Season ClubGoals
2012AFC Wimbledon62
1926Aberdare Athletic74
2012Accrington Stanley (2)54
1893Accrington57
1955Accrington S (original)96
1964Aldershot83
2010Aldershot Town69
1931Arsenal127
1928Ashington77
1931Aston Villa128
1992Barnet81
1934Barnsley118
1934Barrow116
1894Birmingham City103
1955Blackburn Rovers114
1930Blackpool98
1997Bolton Wanderers100
1893Bootle49
2005Boston United62
1957Bournemouth88
1929Bradford City128
1966Bradford Park Avenue102
1963Brentford98
1956Brighton & Hove Albion112
1927Bristol City104
1953Bristol Rovers92
1961Burnley102
2013Burton Albion71
1894Burton Swifts79
1902Burton United46
1896Burton Wanderers69
1961Bury108
1977Cambridge United87
2001Cardiff City95
1964Carlisle United113
1958Charlton Athletic107
2010Chelsea103
2002Cheltenham Town66
1965Chester City119
1931Chesterfield102
1962Colchester United104
1932Coventry City108
2012Crawley Town76
1932Crewe Alexandra95
1961Crystal Palace110
2009Dag & Red77
1930Darlington108
1895Darwen74
1957Derby County111
1947Doncaster Rovers123
1922Durham City68
1931Everton121
1933Exeter City88
2014Fleetwood Town66
1932Fulham111
1905Gainsborough Trinity61
1932Gateshead94
1974Gillingham90
1899Glossop76
1934Grimsby Town103
1958Halifax Town83
1957Hartlepool United90
1976Hereford United86
1980Huddersfield Town101
1966Hull City109
1956Ipswich Town106
2003Kidderminster Harriers62
1914Leeds City76
1928Leeds United98
1957Leicester City109
1956Leyton Orient106
1952Lincoln City121
1896Liverpool106
1897Loughborough50
1937Luton Town103
2000Macclesfield Town66
1990Maidstone United77
1927Manchester City108
1957Manchester United103
1963Mansfield Town108
1926Merthyr Town69
1927Middlesbrough122
1894Middlesbro' Ironopolis36
1928Millwall127
2012Milton Keynes Dons84
2010Morecambe73
1927Nelson104
1899New Brighton Tower71
1927New Brighton79
1952Newcastle United98
1965Newport (original)85
2014Newport County (2)56
1953Northampton Town109
1893Northwich Victoria42
1953Norwich City99
1951Nottingham Forest110
1960Notts County107
1963Oldham Athletic95
1984Oxford United91
1961Peterborough United134
1926Plymouth Argyle107
1959Port Vale110
2003Portsmouth97
1928Preston North End100
1962Queen's Park Rangers111
1952Reading112
1927Rochdale105
1924Rotherham County70
1895Rotherham Town55
1947Rotherham United114
2003Rushden & Diamonds73
1989Scarborough67
1958Scunthorpe United88
1926Sheffield United102
1959Sheffield Wednesday106
1959Shrewsbury Town101
1958Southampton112
1951Southend United92
1931Southport88
1922Stalybridge Celtic62
2012Stevenage69
1934Stockport County115
1927Stoke City92
1936Sunderland109
1977Swansea City92
1927Swindon Town100
1931Thames54
1957Torquay United89
1961Tottenham Hotspur115
1931Tranmere Rovers111
1960Walsall102
1960Watford92
1930West Bromwich Albion105
1958West Ham United101
1997Wigan Athletic84
1929Wigan Borough82
1984Wimbledon97
1932Wolves
115
1957Workington93
1933Wrexham106
2006Wycombe Wanderers72
2005Yeovil Town90
1984York City96


The Top 10

SeasonClubGoals
1961Peterborough
134
1931Aston Villa128
1929Bradford City128
1931Arsenal127
1928Millwall127
1947Doncaster
123
1927Middlesbrough122
1931Everton121
1952Lincoln City121
1965Chester City119



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