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Vicarage Road Stadium (ATT 15,188) 5th February 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Hall

Watford Watford vs Gillingham Gillingham

Hornets see off struggling Gills

By Andy Clarke.   Last Updated: 05/02/05 6:30pm

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Watford added to Gillingham's relegation troubles with a 2-0 win at Vicarage Road.

An own goal from Barry Ashby put The Hornets ahead in the 22nd minute and Ray Lewington's side made sure of the three points thanks to a first career goal for Chris Eagles in stoppage time.

Gillingham threatened early on when Darren Byfield crossed and Nicky Southall headed over the crossbar, before Neal Ardley fired over for the home side.

Danny Webber then forced Jason Brown into a smart save prior to the opening goal, which Ashby turned into his own net.

Watford kept up the pressure after moving ahead, with Johnnie Jackson volleying wide and Brown saving well to deny Ardley.

Paul Jones then needed to be alert to keep out Darius Henderson's long-range effort for the visitors and Brown matched him by blocking Jay Demerit's header.

Ian Cox flashed two good chances off target before Watford finally made the points safe through Eagles.

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1 Bournemouth 22 42
2 Ipswich Town 22 41
3 Brentford 22 40
4 Middlesbrough 22 39
5 Derby County 22 39
6 Watford 22 38
7 Norwich City 22 34
8 Blackburn Rovers 22 34
9 Nottingham Forest 22 31
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 31
11 Cardiff City 22 30
12 Charlton Athletic 22 30
13 Fulham 22 28
14 Sheffield Wednesday 22 28
15 Birmingham City 22 28
16 Bolton Wanderers 22 26
17 Reading 22 25
18 Leeds United 22 24
19 Rotherham United 22 24
20 Huddersfield Town 22 24
21 Millwall 22 23
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 22 19
23 Wigan Athletic 22 17
24 Blackpool 22 13

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