Watford claimed a rare clean sheet in victory over Sheffield Wednesday

On this date in Watford FC's history

On this date in Watford FC's history

First published in Sport

Saturday, March 18, 2000

An Allan Smart strike two minutes from time after a neat exchange with substitute Tommy Smith gave the Hornets their first win of the calendar year.

Victims of the 1-0 defeat, in only Watford's fifth victory of the season, were Sheffield Wednesday who like the Hornets were destined for relegation from the top flight.

The clean sheet was the first achieved by Watford since victory over Chelsea at Vicarage Road exactly six months earlier.

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

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8:51am Tue 18 Mar 14

gloryhornet4 says...

I was away from home and my was told Watford won but did not know how late the goal was! All I was told was GT has finally got a piece to camera after a win.

But for a bit of poor refereeing at Hillsborough Watford would have done the double.
I was away from home and my was told Watford won but did not know how late the goal was! All I was told was GT has finally got a piece to camera after a win. But for a bit of poor refereeing at Hillsborough Watford would have done the double. gloryhornet4
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10:59am Tue 18 Mar 14

justahornetfan says...

gloryhornet4 wrote:
I was away from home and my was told Watford won but did not know how late the goal was! All I was told was GT has finally got a piece to camera after a win. But for a bit of poor refereeing at Hillsborough Watford would have done the double.
Seems like the story of poor refereeing is a never ending story in relation to Watford FC and with some of the worst decisions it is hard not to think there is favouritism or downright corruption in favour of the big clubs. The fact that other smaller clubs suffer the same (and I remenber Leicester cheated out of a win in a cup game versus Chelsea many years ago) is no consolation and with the technology available today (look at cricket) these really bad decisions should not be continuosly happening.
[quote][p][bold]gloryhornet4[/bold] wrote: I was away from home and my was told Watford won but did not know how late the goal was! All I was told was GT has finally got a piece to camera after a win. But for a bit of poor refereeing at Hillsborough Watford would have done the double.[/p][/quote]Seems like the story of poor refereeing is a never ending story in relation to Watford FC and with some of the worst decisions it is hard not to think there is favouritism or downright corruption in favour of the big clubs. The fact that other smaller clubs suffer the same (and I remenber Leicester cheated out of a win in a cup game versus Chelsea many years ago) is no consolation and with the technology available today (look at cricket) these really bad decisions should not be continuosly happening. justahornetfan
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