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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 Derby County 18 35
2 Bournemouth 18 32
3 Middlesbrough 18 32
4 Ipswich Town 18 31
5 Brentford 18 31
6 Blackburn Rovers 18 30
7 Watford 18 29
8 Nottingham Forest 18 28
9 Charlton Athletic 18 28
10 Norwich City 18 27
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 27
12 Cardiff City 18 26
13 Sheffield Wednesday 18 22
14 Huddersfield Town 18 21
15 Reading 18 21
16 Leeds United 18 20
17 Fulham 18 19
18 Millwall 18 19
19 Birmingham City 18 19
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 18
21 Bolton Wanderers 18 18
22 Rotherham United 18 18
23 Wigan Athletic 18 17
24 Blackpool 18 8

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