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Swansea City 3 3 - Watford 1 1

Liberty Stadium

9th November 2008

Attendance: 13,891 (601 away)

Swansea City 3-1 Watford

Swansea City extended their unbeaten run at home with a 3-1 win over managerless Watford in front of 13,800 fans at the Liberty Stadium.


Rangel - Williams - Monk - Bessone

Gomez - Bodde - Pratley - Britton - Gower


3 more points sees the Swans rise 3 places up to 9th, and just a point adrift of rivals Cardiff City who occupy the final play-off spot.

Roberto Martinez's side had to come back from behind however as Williamson gave the Hornets the lead after 32 minutes. It was good play from the visitors as Williamson linked up well with a team-mate before putting the ball beyond Coventry City loan goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos.

The 601 visiting fans were silenced less than a minute afterwards though, as Ferrie Bodde unleashed yet another superb strike from all of 35 yards. The goal increases his tally for the season to 6. That strike joins his other wonder goals this season against Preston and Sheffield Wednesday.

Prior to the match bursting into life after half an hour, it was a rather scrappy affair to say the least with neither side really able to get a foothold on the game.

Swansea City had to count themselves lucky when the referee disallowed a goal from the Hornets. O'Toole thought he had headered home the opener but Bromby made a foul throw.

Bodde's equalising goal gave the Swans a bit of momentum as tried to take the lead as both Gower and Scotland tested the goalkeeper before half time.

The Swans needed to dominate now if they were to go and win the game but we struggled to do so early after the restart in difficult conditions.

However, we got the goal we craved as Ferrie Bodde was involved again, this time he made a superb defence splitting pass to put Jason Scotland through on goal, and he made no mistake with his finish, slotting the ball past the oncoming keeper.

Martinez then began to make changes as he switched to 4-4-2, hoping his side would kill the game off.

Scotland was joined up front with Guillem Bauza who replaced Darren Pratley. A third striker was also brought on 10 minutes later as Mark Gower made way for Gorka Pintado.

The 'Bull' went close shortly after coming on, as he volleyed over from close range. Full back Angel Rangel also should have found the net after getting in a good position down the right, but his shot dragged wide of the target.

The 13,000 home fans had to wait until deep into injury time for us to get that vital third goal as substitute Guillem Bauza got his first of the season. He finished low after getting the ball back after a Scotland shot.

Star Player

Ferrie Bodde - involved in all goals, his goal was a superb strike from 35 yards and did brilliantly to setup Scotland to take the lead.

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Date:Sunday November 9 2008

Time: 5:24PM

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a great win for us but it was disappointing to concede first. we did well to recover though and in the end it was a comfortable win. more of the same tuesday please!
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