06/12/2003 Watford
1 - 1

A late Andy Reid goal gave Forest a much-deserved equaliser and a share of the points at Vicarage Road this afternoon. And though Forest may not be winning the moment, their character was very much in evidence as they fought back.

Watford made the brighter start but failed to create much as Forest defended with discipline in lack-lustre first half.

And it was Forest, through Gareth Taylor, who had the best chance on 34 minutes, but he could only fire over from close range as Gregor Robertsonís cross caused confusion in the Watford defence.

Then just before the break Paul Devlin had the chance to put the Hornets in front, but his volley was too high and sailed over the bar.

Forest changed the pace for the second half and Taylor again had the chance to break the deadlock, but he could only head wide as Bopp set him up in front of an unguarded net.

They came close again as Gareth Williams ran through on to Marlon Kingís ball. But Pidgeley managed to force the ball round the post for a corner.

Then on 72 minutes Watford finally got the breakthrough, when Paul Devlin fired in a great cross which Fitzgerald headed home.

Eugen Bopp fired wide as the Reds went in search of an equalizer, but in the final two minutes, he sent over a superb cross from the right and Andy Reid was on hand to score a rare headed goal.
Forest Man-of-the-Match:


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No. Player Scored Cards
LOUIS-JEAN  Substituted    
24  ROBERTSON       
23  MORGAN       
15  BOPP       
21  SONNER       
REID    1  
10  TAYLOR  Substituted    
11  KING       
18  GUNNARSSON  Substitute (On for 2 )    
14  JESS  Substitute (On for 10 )    


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