Date:Saturday April 26 2008
What a difference a few months can make. At the back end of last year, Watford travelled to Glanford Park, full of confidence, full of goals, on good form, and on top of the league. Today the Hornets are scrambling just to make the Play Offs after a 1-0 defeat by the very same opposition, opposition already relegated back to League One.
Just like last week, Watford were beaten by a team who set out to play the classic away game. Scunthorpe set up well, and despite looking solid, soaked up any Watford pressure. Unlike last week though, the Hornets were unable to break down the visitors and 'keeper Joe Murphy didn`t have a single save to make.
Boos met Watford as they trudged off in the customary dejected manner at both half and full time. Once again, the opposition were applauded off by all four sides of the ground, no lap of honour either in the final home game of the season - probably for safety reasons, you can`t imagine many people running to the front, clambering to take Ellington`s match shirt of his hands.
The second half was as un-action-packed as you could`ve hoped for, that despite goal that won Scunthorpe a worthless three points from Paul Hayes. With Watford camped in the Iron half, yet unable to create anything [spot the difference to every other week], Hayes headed home a cross in front of delirious Scunny fans after good work down the left.
Watford were much more menacing after the introduction of Lionel Ainsworth, a wonder the young man is completely rusty having not featured since victory of Ipswich in February.
I lied, or rather I forget due to the tedium of the game; Nathan Ellington did manage a half header which somehow bounced wide in the second half. Other than that, there literally was nothing to show for the little effort put in.
You reap what you sow.
Murphy, Butler, Iriekpen, Byrne, Williams, Hurst (Sparrow 45), Morris, Cork, Forte (Winn 88), Hayes (Wright 89), May.
Referee: Mr Andy D`Urso
Date:Saturday April 26 2008
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