Vital point earnt by Wolves.

Last updated : 03 November 2002 By Dave Burgess

Well by all accounts it wasn’t pretty but Wolves fortunately salvaged a point against Watford on a rain sodden pitch at Vicarage Road.

With the match seemingly heading for a fair 1-0 home win, a speculative shot from Kevin Cooper took a deceptive deflection to wrong foot Chamberlain.

The point could prove to be a crucial turning point in a season of twists and turns. Watford, with that victory, would have been comfortably in 3rd place, leaving Wolves down in 11th.

However now, Wolves are still on the fringes of the play-off places and with recent form on the up and the imminent return of Mark Kennedy, the future looks bright.

The inclusion of Mark Clyde and the return of Colin Cameron from Stoke onwards has helped to shore up the defence and provide more attacking options.

It did seem that the brave team selection of keeping the side that won at Gillingham was going to prove Wolves’s downfall.

For a trickier fixture against a team in form we, the fans, might have expected to see Rae return in place of Ndah as a key to win the midfield battle.

However, Rae and Newton remained on the bench until the latter stages of the game. Rae came on for Cameron at crucial time, a corner that led to a loss of concentration and a goal for the home side.

Post match speculation is that Cameron was injured and the substitution was not an option.

It was left to Cooper to grab an undeserved equaliser but as they always say the teams that are successful are able to not play that well but still get something from a game.

With a crunch match on Wednesday against leaders Portsmouth, the team will go into the game on the back of a four-match unbeaten run knowing they are ‘hard to beat’.

The only downside could be the unconfirmed reports that Cameron has broken his toe and might be out for several weeks once again.

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