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Last Updated: Saturday, 5 March, 2005, 17:24 GMT
Watford 2-3 Coventry
Coventry boosted their survival hopes with a hard-earned win at Watford.

Bruce Dyer headed wide and Scott Shearer kept out Ashley Young's drive before Trevor Benjamin nodded in Stephen Hughes' floated free-kick.

Danny Webber crossed for Bruce Dyer to level but Coventry went back in front when Claus Jorgensen smashed home.

Dyer struck the bar before Gary McSheffrey set up Mike Doyle to fire in the third and, although Webber slid one back late on, the visitors held on.


  • Coventry boss Micky Adams:
    "The results mean it's no longer just a four-horse race in the relegation fight, but perhaps six or seven clubs are now involved," said Adams.

    "The important thing is we won and we're showing more steel.

    "I'm not saying it wasn't here before but we're making ourselves harder to beat and we produced some good defending when we had to," he added.

  • Watford boss Ray Lewington:
    ""We didn't really look like scoring although we went close on a couple of occasions," said Lewington.

    The Hornets' manager also pointed to the depleted squad at his disposal and the lack of experience in his side.

    "We were just too young. It was almost a reserve side we had out there and the inexperience showed when it came to decision making," he concluded


    Watford: Lee, Chambers, Cox, Demerit, Darlington (Bouazza 74), Eagles, Jackson, Blizzard (Gunnarsson 61), Young (McNamee 61), Dyer, Webber.
    Subs Not Used: Chamberlain, Ardley.

    Goals: Dyer 32, Webber 84.

    Coventry: Shearer, Hall, Williams, Staunton, Duffy, McSheffrey (Osbourne 81), Jorgensen, Hughes, Doyle, Benjamin, John (Johnson 87).
    Subs Not Used: Whing, Adebola, Morrell.

    Booked: Jorgensen.

    Goals: Benjamin 14, Jorgensen 54, Doyle 78.

    Att: 13,794

    Ref: M Thorpe (Suffolk).



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