Watford came back from two goals down earn a draw at Plymouth. Micky Evans had put Plymouth ahead when he nodded in an Akos Buzsaky cross before Tony Capaldi squeezed in a left-footed shot. Marlon King’s 18-yard drive pulled one back for Watford only for Paul Wotton to match his strike and restore Plymouth’s two-goal lead. But Ashley Young emerged as Watford’s hero when he curled in a free-kick and slotted in a shot to level.
There are small but significant changes to the line-up as compared to last weekend. James Chambers makes a return to the starting line-up in place of Jordan Stewart, who drops to the bench. Briefly I’m reminded of Betty’s bullish aside at the Fans’ Forum regarding his recruitment of two left-footed left-backs, but only briefly. And Gavin Mahon makes a most welcome return, if only to the bench in place of Toumani Diagouraga. Still no sign of Devaney, Griffiths or Junior, the latter absence in particular presumably of concern to the lad sitting three rows in front of us with the Brazilian’s name already emblazened across his shoulders. No Sietes either, although this doesn’t deter a boisterous bunch up the back from devoting a fair part of their repartee of new songs to the absentee Spaniard.