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2nd March 2002- New Division One, Watford 0 Crewe Alexandra 1

Crewe striker Dean Ashton scored the only goal of the game to ease his side’s relegation fears. It was Ashton’s eighth goal of the campaign but Watford boss Gianluca Vialli will wonder how his side lost.

Somehow, another opportunity has slipped from our grasp. While this performance fell far short of Tuesday’s, neither capturing its furious intensity nor matching the elegance of some of the football, it still should’ve been enough to produce a single goal victory.


2nd March 1999- New Division One, Ipswich Town 3 Watford 2

Daily Telegraph, 3 Mar 1999

It was a curious match, in a thoroughly depressing kinda way. Despite dominating for long periods, despite out-doing Ipswich in terms of goal attempts, we were strictly second best. In the final third, there was simply no comparison. The first half statistics said it all – three shots for Ipswich, of which two were goals and one forced Alec Chamberlain into a fine save; five shots for Watford, none of which required Richard Wright to move a muscle. That’s the difference.