Date: 22nd March 2015 at 7:51pm
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I had a dream and in it the blues won 2-3 but my dreams never make much sense and once I considered the possibilities of me coming off the bench to score the winner, I dismissed it as just another dream.

So convinced was I that it was something that transcended all logic that I actually betted against the Town.

I reasoned that if I also placed a bet on another website that the blues might draw then I had all options covered and of course if they won, then I simply could not lose!

I did not think it would come to this but this win/win scenario meant that although I lost financially it did not matter because I would gladly have paid someone if they could assure me that the Tractor Boys would come away from Vicarage Road with all three points!

This victory was made in Yorkshire with the hard as nails, no holds barred mentality that personifies Mick the Man.

If Vincent Van Gough were to paint this scene then he would portray it with darker strokes because this was a hard-fought and rugged performance from a Town team that was full of grit and determination.

Watford had amassed a staggering 44 goals at home this season and they don’t do no scores so how could we believe that a team that leaked four the other week against Boro could keep a clean sheet?

To get a point in this foreboding environment would have been a point well won but to get all three is what dreams are made of and I should know because I have had a few of them recently!

That magical moment in the dying embers of the game when Freddie Sears dispossessed Ben Watson and raced away with the ball before feeding an onrushing Richard Chaplow will live long in the memory.

Chaplow, just like a previous Town loanee Noel Hunt, had the calmness of mind to stroke the ball home and give us perhaps the most unlikely victory this season and in front of a jubilant 2,000 away supporters, who simply could not believe their eyes!

Few victories can feel as sweet as this and now that Watford gap is closing once again.

Just six points divides us from the top two now and there will be many more twists and turns before the season ends.

Next up is Bournemouth in a week or so and if we dare to dream then those automatic promotion places are still up for grabs!

You may say I’m a dreamer but after this remarkable result I don’t think I am the only one!

Frank Weston – Vital Ipswich


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