A typical winter’s day welcomed the first of the two meetings this week between against the Hornets, with the Swans drawing first blood with a 3-1 win.
As per Southampton the other week, Watford didn’t look like a ‘bottom 3’ team and their pace and trickiness in attack was evident – unlike lofty QPR a few weeks back! People say the table doesn’t lie and I suppose it’s hard to judge teams on just seeing them once, but on the evidence of today I doubt Watford will struggle all season long.
The game itself was literally a game of two halves (aren’t they always!?) with the first half being instantly forgettable bar the 1 goal apiece – some tricky passing, movement and finish (coupled with a sloppy clearance) giving Watford the lead before a Ferrie Bodde thunderbolt squaring things up less than a minute later.
The 2nd period was a more entertaining – if niggly – affair with the Swans taking control of the game and applying lots of pressure, with a fine Jason Scotland finish and injury time goal from Guillem Bauza making sure the Swans ran out comfortable winners in the end.
Watford faded badly in the 2nd half which meant the 800 odd travelling fans turned their attention back to singing about “sacking the board” – spurred on by a large banner carrying the same message. I guess they were in no doubt as to what they felt about Ady Boothroyd’s departure earlier in the week.
On the subject of singing, our very own Dieters Bar Jacks tried their damndest to stir the Asbo East Stand into voice with a 8 minute plus rendition of “Martinez Barmy Army” – much to the amusement of those sitting near us! Look out Norwich that’s all I can say 🙂
So another 3 points in the bag, which see’s us climb up to 9th in the Championship table and the perfect tonic before Tuesday night’s Worthington Cup game against the same opponents. Quarter finals anyone?