A late goal held Watford to a draw at Southend United 18 years ago today

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Sport
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Monday, April 8, 1996

A late Leo Roget goal cost Watford two points at Southend United, Craig Ramage having earlier given the visitors the lead.

The dropped points proved pivotal in the doomed struggle to avoid relegation.

The game also saw some fighting break out amongst Watford supporters as a result of differing positions being taken on the presence of former Luton striker Kerry Dixon in the Watford side.

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

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10:12am Tue 8 Apr 14

Ramageland says...

This remains one of the most depressing games I've ever been to, I remember people coming to blows over D*x*n. It felt like the club was dying! Anything but the good old days!!!
This remains one of the most depressing games I've ever been to, I remember people coming to blows over D*x*n. It felt like the club was dying! Anything but the good old days!!! Ramageland
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7:46pm Tue 8 Apr 14

gloryhornet4 says...

We had Guy Whittingham Trevor Benjamin as well as Dixon and didn't get a goal between them.
We had Guy Whittingham Trevor Benjamin as well as Dixon and didn't get a goal between them. gloryhornet4
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