Watford claimed a precious win over Derby County ten years ago today

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Sport

Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Watford faced a Derby County side sitting in the first division relegation zone but only two points behind the Hornets with a game in hand at a precarious point of the season.

Ray Lewington's well-publicised appeals for support from the stands were heeded as the side ended a run of three defeats, overcoming an early Paul Peschisolido goal to win 2-1 on an evening of rare intensity at Vicarage Road.

Heidar Helguson, following up after a Lee Cook shot rebounded off the crossbar, and Gavin Mahon, powering onto a Helguson flick-on, got the Watford goals.

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day

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