Watford cut Forest down
By Rob Haley
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Heidar Helguson scores two for Watford in their 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest.Heidar Helguson scores two for Watford in their 2-1 victory over Nottingham Forest.
The boos at the City Ground indicated the pressure Joe Kinnear is under having notched another defeat.
Watford were dominant from the opening whistle and a brief positive spell from Forest was not enough to keep the visitors at bay.
The Forest defence was very mediocre and Andy Reid's six yard goal from Michael Dawson's cross was their only genuine attack of the first half.
It was Helguson who opened the scoring after twenty minutes, diverting Neal Ardeley's free kick.
The Iceland international scored his sixth goal of the season with his almost-identical second goal of the afternoon.
Danny Webber could have quite possibly made it three goals for Watford after finding space but he fired his shot over the bar.
Kinnear replaced Eoin Jess with summer signing Kristian Commons at the break and proved wise as they enjoyed more possession in the second half.
But the Watford defence had little difficulty in containing David Johnson and Marlon King, but Andy Reid did give them hope with a fine goal after a driving run.
Forest youngster James Perch could have possibly done better with Commons' cross and Wes Morgan thought he had levelled but found his header ruled out.
Morgan was fortunate to escape with just a yellow card after barging into the referee in protest.
Forest's season is fast becoming a question of eluding relegation.