THE HISTORY OF WIMBLEDON FOOTBALL CLUB
2001
Tuesday, 19 February 2002
Nationwide League Division 1
Selhurst Park
Attendance: 5,551
Ref: Mark Halsey
 
Wimbledon
0 (0) - (0) 0
Watford
13
Alec Chamberlain
29
Neil Cox
34
Lloyd Doyley
3
Paul Robinson
Subbed 71
30
Wayne Brown
8
Micah Hyde
Subbed 67
7
Allan Nielsen
Subbed 68
24
Paul Okon
Yellow 33
23
Jermaine Pennant
9
Tommy Smith
15
Gifton Noel-Williams
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36
Jamie Hand
Sub ((8) 67)(8)
1
Espen Baardsen
22
Lee Cook
Sub ((7) 68)(7)
5
Filippo Galli
Sub ((3) 71)(3)
27
Marcus Gayle

Amediocre midweek goalless draw, played out in driving wind and rain, suited neither side's promotion ambitions. Again failing to take their chances, Terry Burton's side were left 11 points off the play-off places with 13 games to go and with all the talk of relocating the club the mood around Selhurst Park was sulphurous.

After an almost-chance-less first period, the hosts did at least create some opening after the interval. Neal Ardley put in a cross that Neil Shipperley headed wide, David Connelly went close with another header, then Connelly and Darren Holloway both tested Alec Chamberlain in the Hornets goal with stinging drives. At the other end Kelvin Davis remained a virtual spectator during the entire ninety minutes.

"We are off the pace at the moment," boss Burton admitted afterwards. "It was difficult game played in difficult conditions. My players gave 100% and I was disappointed when they were booed off a half time. It would challenge Manchester United to play good football on that surface."