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- Yeovil Town 0-0 Watford
- Kieffer Moore and James Hayter have the best of chances for the hosts.
- Watford denied penalty in injury time.
- Point sees Yeovil remain bottom, 6 from safety.
Full match report to follow.
Watford will be left to rue that penalty decision, and Yeovil will be left wondering what might have been after that Kieffer Moore chance. How costly could they be in their respective seasons?
So 0-0 and a point that doesn't really do either side any favours as Yeovil remain bottom, 6 points from safety, whereas Watford move up one place to 11th.
The corner comes to nothing and the referee blows his whistle to end a match that Yeovil will really feel they should have got more from.
Well they've been second best for much of this second half but Watford almost have a chance to snatch it at the death, as the ball strikes Jamie McAllister's arm inside the box. Just a corner given.
6042 in Huish Park this evening.
3 minutes added.
Miller joins Webster in the book for the hosts.
Davide Faraoni replaces Cassetti for the visitors.
Moore again has a chance, after a Luke Ayling free kick falls to him in the box, but he can't get it out of his feet and Watford clear.
Massive chance. Good work from Ralls down the right finds Moore 6 yards out, but he totally misses his kick.
Marco Cassetti goes into the book for a rather agricultural challenge on Kieffer Moore.
Second change for Yeovil as they replace Lundstram with Adam Morgan.
Lawrence wins a free kick 20 yards from goal, from which Joe Ralls tests Almunia with a low strike.
Substitution for Yeovil as they replace Hayter with Kieffer Moore.
First chance in a while for the visitors as Stech has to dig Anya's cross out from under his own bar, and Yeovil clear effectively.
And first change as Daniel Tozser is replaced by Sean Murray for the visitors.
First booking of the game, and it's for Byron Webster as he goes right through the back of Mathias Ranegie.
Lawrence has another chance to open his scoring as he latches on to a loose ball, but he sends his volley wide.
Hayter is on to another loose pass in the Waford defence, but fires his cross ahead of the support and the chance is gone.
A similar move now as Lundstram finds Miller, and Almunia is left relieved to see his deflected cross graze the bar on its way over.
A swift break from Yeovil as Edwards fires a cross field pass to Lawrence, who then shoots a foot over.
A lull in the game at the moment as both teams are giving away possession rather carelessly.
Another chance for Hayter as he is played through on goal by Edwards, but running away from goal, his low shot is well saved by Almunia.
And an early chance as James Hayter is almost on to a loose Watford pass back.
Underway again, with Yeovil shooting towards the home terrace this second half.
After a blast from Yeovil's very own girl band, the players are back out and ready to go.
Wigan currently lead second bottom Barnsley 2-0 in another of tonight's fixtures. Good news for the Glovers.
Half time, and all square in an even game with plenty of chances, especially in the opening 20 minutes. Both teams will probably feel they could be in front.
Almost one for the blooper reel as a Joe Edwards pass back takes a bobble and Marek Stech slices it up in the air, before Luke Ayling clears. That really could have gone anywhere.
Slick build up on the edge of the Watford area finds danger man Lawrence again. He then goes round 'keeper Almunia, but can't find Miller with the cut back and Watford hack it clear.
Yet another great run from Lawrence ends in a free kick as he is halted by 2 Watford defenders. From the dead ball Lundstram forces a fingertip save from Manuel Almunia.
Pinball inside the Yeovil area as they struggle to clear their lines, but the visitors can't take advantage and eventually Yeovil break.
Gabrielle Angella has a shot from just outside the box that flies just wide of the upright.
The game just settling down a bit now, after a rather frantic first 20 minutes.
Big chance for Watford this time, as an Ikechi Anya cross finds Merkel in space and his miscued shot is clawed away from under the bar by Marek Stech.
Big chance for the Glovers. A surging run into the box from Lawrence find Joe Edwards who pokes it wide from 6 yards.
Watford's turn to have a goal ruled out, as Merkel has the ball in the net, but the linesmans flag had long been raised.
Then straight down the other end Lawrence shoots narrowly wide from distance.
First shot for Watford as Troy Deeney heads down into the path of Alex Merkel who blazes over the bar.
Neat build up down the Yeovil left between John Lundstram and Tom Lawrence ends in a Lawrence shot that bobbles harmlessly wide.
The home side already have the ball in the net, as Ishmael Miller diverts Joe Edwards' shot into the goal, but the linesman has his flag up, and it is disallowed for offside.
Tonight's referee James Adcock get us underway, with Yeovil shooting towards the away terrace in the first half.
Teams are out, and we're almost ready to go here.
Despite the recent weather, the pitch looks in decent condition. Hopefully it will hold up for the 90 minutes.
In this evening's other Championship fixtures 23rd placed Barnsley face Wigan away, while Sheffield Wednesday face Derby at home. Both results will impact the bottom of the table.
With minimal damage caused by Saturday's results, Yeovil could move off the bottom and to 4 points off safety with a victory tonight. Watford meanwhile lie 12th and still harbour play off ambitions, a victory for the hornets would lift them to within 6 points of 6th.
Yeovil will have good memories of playing Watford having won 3-0 at Vicarage Road back in November, and they will look to draw on that this evening as they look to claw back some ground on their relegation rivals.
Tonight's visitors make 5 changes from their win on Saturday, but still have a distinctly Eurpoean feel about them. Captain Manuel Almunia is fit to start, but recent signing Samba Diakite is suspended after being sent off in his debut, replaced in defence by Joel Ekstrand.
So new arrival Ruben Palazuelos gets international clearance in time for tonight and is able to take his place on the bench, while Joel Grant drops out due to a hamstring injury. Joe Ralls takes his place in the starting 11 while James Hayter also replaces Kieffer Moore.
Watford team: Almunia (c), Angella, Ekstrand, Battocchio, Merkel, Deeney, Ranegie, Pudil, Anya, Cassetti, Tozer.
Subs: Brown, Belkalem, Murray, Faraoni, Park, Bond, Hoban.
So just to confirm that Yeovil team in full: Stech, Ayling, McAllister (c), Edwards, Webster, Hayter, Lawrence, Duffy, Ralls, Miller.
Subs: Dawson, Palazuelos, Foley, Moore, Lanzoni, Dunn, Morgan.
RT @ytfcofficial: Two changes for #ytfc. Stech; Ayling, Webster, Duffy, McAllister; Lundstram, Ralls, Edwards, Lawrence; Hayter, Miller.— @SkyBetChamps 18 February 2014
The Glovers are currently bottom of the division, seven points adrift of safety.
Manager Gary Johnson has spoken of his side’s need to pick up points. He said: "Every game becomes even bigger than the last whether you get a win or not, but we’ve got to try to put two wins together as quickly as we can to get back in the race.
“In our little group at the bottom we’re all picking up the odd point, and if you look there are still people below us in the form table.
“We’ve got to keep going and get that elusive win.”
There is due to be a collection at tonight's match to help the Somerset Flood Relief Fund.
Much of the county is still struggling with travel issues, so the club has thanked those fans who are able to make it to the game.
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