A trip away for the weekend meant that I was relying on Twitter and Live Scores for news from Watford’s Vicarage Road ground. writes Steve Walmsley.
It sounded like we produced a committed, hardworking and disciplined performance against a team who were on the rocks at home.
I was there last season when we were beaten unfairly and this year’s result helped to balance things up a bit, and importantly it got us back in touch points wise with the rest of the league.
And of course for Gray/Bully it rightly won them a further extension beyond Christmas.
Unfortunately we were not able to capitalise on things against Wigan - I was a bit worried pre-match because they have a very strong squad, a good new manager in place and they were off a win on Sunday.
As it turned out the worries were justified as we didn’t really turn up in the first half, apart from Kieran Lee and Jacques Maghoma, and we were a bit lucky to only be one goal down at half-time. The substitutions and a rollocking from GrayBully produced a different performance from us but the deluge that arrived early in the second half made the game impossible to play - the pitch was fit for water polo only.
Our pitch always used to drain well but it has suffered since the floods brought all the muck and silt into the system and unfortunately the amount of water that came down on Wednesday in such a short space of time meant it just couldn’t cope.
Another storm is tipped before Saturday so we hope our chance to get out of the bottom three against Bournemouth isn’t scuppered again by the elements.
And lastly, Happy Christmas to you all!