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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Leicester City v. Watford

Both sons Alun and Carwyn converged on Leicester for the ‘Foxes’ league match with Watford at the Walkers Stadium. The two brothers had earlier battled for supremacy on the roads: Alun had taken the express route up the M40 but Carwyn’s nimbler Vauxhall Corsa, on the more unconventional Fosse Way – a Roman Road, pipped his elder brother at the post.

Without standing on ceremony, the 3 Doctor Fowlers sidled in to the Western Pub for a pint each of the local favourite, Everards Tiger. Soon it was time to head up the canal to the Walkers Stadium. A poignant moment for Carwyn as the teams ran out to the tune of the ‘Post Horn Gallop’: this was his first Leicester City home game since 1984. Meanwhile, Alun – a lifelong Fox - was looking to extend his lengthy unbeaten run of City matches.

Watford, wearing unfamiliar red ‘away’ kits, silenced the Leicester City fans with a goal inside 10

Alun, Jim and Carwyn outside the Walkers Stadium
minutes. However, a long spell of City pressure was eventually rewarded with a Joey Gudjonssen goal from barely 6 yards, triggering a blast of the famous ‘Post Horn Gallop’, this was heard once again when Gudjonnson scored a penalty kick awarded for a handball on the stroke of half-time, resulting in a blast of the famous 'Flibert Street Roar'.

After half time City's spirits were raised when a Watford player was sent for an early bath, but they failed to capitalise on the one-man advantage and, indeed, with but six minutes remaining Leicester snatched effective defeat from the jaws of victory by conceding an equalising goal to the depleted opposition. This resulted in the even more famous Filbert Street groan, heard as far away as Bradgate Park and Rutland Water. Notwithstanding the initial disappointment of conceding the draw, a four-goal game was an attractive outcome which helps to boost the statistics towards that elusive average of three goals per game.


Blogger Simon said...

can the English REALLY play league?

4:48 am  
Blogger Maalie said...

Oh yes, they do it all the time. In football as well as rugby!

9:13 am  
Blogger carwynfowler said...

I think this is a particularly well-written match report ;-D

1:01 pm  
Blogger jazzycat said...


9:14 am  

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