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Rovers- Watford quality carved us open

Bristol Rovers boss Paul Trollope reckons his Pirates were "right in the game throughout and produced some good attacking football" but were undone by a moment of Hornets quality from Will Hoskins in last night`s 1-0 Carling Cup defeat.

The former Derby midfielder, in charge at Memorial Stadium, saw his team rarely threaten debutant Scott Loach in the Hornets goal and conceded "They [Watford] carved us open for the first time and it was a quality finish".

Trollope added "Watford had a lot of youth and pace in their side, which meant they stretched us at times. It`s tough coming to places like Watford and, at times, we had to defend very well for periods.'

In truth it was a controlling, professional performance from the Watford kids and a host of first team squad players and VitalWatford don`t quite agree with the Pirates boss when he reckoned his side "deserved extra time".

In fact, Trollope admitted to the official Rovers site "…in the second half I don`t think we passed the ball as well, certainly not well enough to create enough chances against a team like Watford".

So we`ll take 1-0 thankyou, wait for Hoskins to warm the bench on Saturday and roll on Charlton.




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Writer: Dr Watford Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 13 2008

Time: 12:53PM

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this is a bit harsh but i hope priskins head injury keeps him out of the game on saturday. it's not like we will miss his lazyness
jackwebby
Does any1 know what striker Aidy has in mind??
jackwebby
Whoever it is he must be good or we might struggle at the bottom this season...
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you are going to struggle this season..............
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Muppet above again...
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