Boskovic, 36 yesterday, retired from top competition some time ago. But he was happy to turn out for Watford and demonstrate that players of his calibre (108 caps and voted LEN Player of the Year in 2007 and 2012) rarely lose the ability to mesmerise even the most determined defence.
Watford won 14-9, with their star import scoring three in the first period and adding a couple more before taking a rest.
This weekend sees matches in men's Championship 2 and 3 at Watford and Gloucester. The Championship 2 clash between London rivals Penguin and Otter produced a real thriller. Penguin built a 4-1 lead early in the second period, but Otter hit back to go 8-6 up before the teams ended all square at 9-9 at the end of the third. The final period was a tense affair with Penguin taking the points at 12-11 thanks to goals by Taka Ota (Photo: Trevor Hyde), Lorenzo Cacciola and Andras Kovacs. Cacciola and Kovacs both scored four, as did Nicholas Corjon for Otter.
Later, Watford beat Penguin 13-9 - just one goal this time from Boskovic - and Bristol collected their second win, defeating Worthing 12-9. It meant that only Watford and Bristol survived the first day in Championship 2 without dropping a point.
In Championship 3, Cheltenham Spartans are the early pacesetters, following up 14-9 defeat of Birmingham with a 19-13 success against Tyldesley. Rotherham hammered Cambridge 19-3. York recovered from 8-4 adrift to draw 10-10 with Castleford. Birmingham also wiped out a 9-6 deficit to beat Bridgefield 13-10.