Chamberlain wins the ‘man of the match’ award for two remarkable stops, both requiring one-handed saves low down at his right hand post. He actually brought one of them on himself with a poor clearance that was returned by a Brentford striker but the other, an instinctive reaction to a deflected shot, was extraordinary. But even with the Watford keeper’s heroics and even with Mooney booting another effort from the goalline, Brentford should’ve scored – two great opportunities saw strikers shoot across the face of goal when it seemed far easier to hit the back of the net.
Taken from the programme on 8th February 1998-Division Two, Watford 0 Gillingham 2
BSAD report: Was it worth it? Oh, yeah. Di Canio’s sending off, one of the most senseless and utterly dick-witted acts I’ve seen a footballer commit, was a comedy moment of epic proportions and well worth the journey. That we failed to overcome our recent failings to win the tie seems to matter a little less than it might’ve when we have that memory to take away from Hillsborough.