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Watford Reserves beat Birmingham City 3-2 as Stephen McGinn continues comeback
5:07pm Wednesday 11th April 2012 in Watford FC News
Watford midfielder Stephen McGinn is delighted to have reached another "big landmark" after playing his first 90 minutes in more than a year.
McGinn continued his recovery from the cruciate knee ligament injury he suffered last March as the Reserves beat Birmingham City 3-2 yesterday.
The 23-year-old's game time has steadily increased since he returned to full training last month.
And McGinn told the club's website: "To play 90 minutes and not have to come off was another big landmark passed me for me. It felt great to be able to play my part in a hard-fought victory."
Watford went 1-0 down midway through the half when Lee Hodson conceded a penalty and Birmingham's Jake Jervis converted.
The Hornets, whose side included Rene Gilmartin, Dale Bennett and Michael Bryan, equalised shortly after the break through Dereece Gardner and took the lead thanks to a good strike by Matty Whichelow.
Akwasi Asante's strike pulled Birmingham level but Chez Isaac scored the winner with five minutes remaining.