Vital Football

Latest Watford FC News

Blackpool 0-0 Watford

Blackpool 0-0 Watford

WATFORD CONTINUED their impressive start to a horrible December with a point and a clean sheet at Blackpool`s Bloomfield Road.

The Hornets were under the cosh for a good chunk of the game with Tresor Lomano Lua Lua and Matt Phillips in particular causing danger for the hosts.


Watford were robbed of the services of Carl Dickinson and Chris Iwelumo, both of whom were out due to illness. As a result, Lloyd Doyley came in at left-back and Joe Garner stepped up to the bench. Troy Deeney continued up front with Marvin Sordell whilst Prince Buaben was once more selected ahead of John Eustace.

Blackpool dropped Chris Basham, scorer of one of their goals at Southampton for Lua Lua.

The first-half was all Blackpool with Lua Lua at the centre of everything good for Ian Holloway`s side.

The hosts had a good chance after just six minutes when former Wycombe man Matt Phillips hit the base of the post with a low shot.

Just a minute later Gary Taylor-Fletcher threatened for the 'Pool when he sent a shot narrowly over the crossbar.

Lua Lua became the second 'Pool player to hit the post just before the half-hour mark with a shot from outside the 18 yard box.

Lua Lua nearly connected with a good centre from Callum McManaman, and also forced Scott Loach into a good save in a half dominate by the Tangerines.

Just seconds before the half-time whistle, Deeney saw a shot saved comfortably by home 'keeper Matt Gilks.

Half-time: 0-0

Taylor-Fletcher wasted the first good chance of the second half when he elected to back-heel wide rather than trapping and tapping home the ball from close-range.

Buaben then missed the Hornet`s best chance of the game when he met an inswinging Michael Kightly cross, guiding the ball over from three yards when one-on-one with Gilks.

Blackpool were then gifted a chance when Aidy Mariappa lost the ball to Phillips who was subsequently tackled superbly by Nyron Nosworthy for a corner.

Substitute Kevin Phillips then missed another excellent chance for the Tangerines when he headed over from just four yards after his namesake had sat a perfect cross up to the back post.

With just a handful of minutes remaining, Ian Evatt came close twice in the space of a few seconds with Loach holding at the second attempt.

Full-time: 0-0

Blackpool: Gilks; Eardley, Evatt, Cathcart, Crainey; Ferguson, Sylvestre (Clarke), Taylor-Fletcher; McManaman (Basham), Lualua (K.Phillips) & M.Phillips.

Subs not used: Angel & Ince.

Watford: Loach; Hodson, Nosworthy, Mariappa (c), Doyley; Yeates (Eustace), Hogg, Buaben, Kightly; Sordell & Deeney.

Subs not used: Bond (gk), Mirfin, Beattie & Garner.

Attendance:11 652

Referee: Mr Haywood

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tom Bodell
Date:Saturday December 17 2011
Time: 4:55PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Gotta be please with a point! Two teams in the top 8 in a week and we are matching them, happy with the way things are progressing
ANDY710
17/12/2011 17:36:00
0
Totally agree. One defeat in nine - it doesn't get much better for us!
wfc123
19/12/2011 06:39:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Watford Articles

Flores - Enjoy The End Of 2015/16

Head coach Quique Sanchez Flores has said that Watford should just enjoy the remaining games of the current season given we have achieved our aims.

Watford - Premier League Free Transfers 2015/16

As the summer nears and contracts come to an end, should Watford be interested in any of the following free transfers?

Vital Pre-Match - Watford v Aston Villa

All FA Cup semi-finals can only have one winner with Crystal Palace the side ending the Watford dream! Aston Villa come into this match after a nightmare season.

An Almost Clear Injury Table For Watford FC

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Watford FC and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Archived Vital Watford Articles

Vital Watford articles from

Site Journalists

Harry Welch
Editor email
Profile
KDCallanan
no email
Profile
chrisgwfc
no email
Profile
Colin Cowan
no email
Profile
Alex Moore
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Watford v Aston Villa
Suggested By:
Watford win78%
Aston Villa win17%
Draw5%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 35 22 10 3 76 30
2 Spurs 35 19 12 4 69 39
3 Man City 35 19 7 9 64 32
4 Arsenal 35 18 10 7 64 24
5 Man Utd 34 17 8 9 59 12
6 West Ham 34 14 14 6 56 14
7 Liverpool 34 15 10 9 55 13
8 Southampton 35 15 9 11 54 12
9 Chelsea 34 12 11 11 47 7
10 Stoke 35 13 8 14 47 -14
11 Everton 34 9 14 11 41 5
12 Watford 34 11 8 15 41 -7
13 WBA 35 10 11 14 41 -11
14 AFC Bournemouth 35 11 8 16 41 -19
15 Swansea 35 10 10 15 40 -15
16 Crystal Palace 35 10 9 16 39 -9
17 Sunderland 34 7 10 17 31 -18
18 Norwich 34 8 7 19 31 -25
19 Newcastle 35 7 9 19 30 -26
R Aston Villa 35 3 7 25 16 -44
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Watford Results (view all)

Watford Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Aston Villa (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 7 2016 3:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 11 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (a)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.David Allen2
2.Ben Joseph1