Date: 1st December 2013 at 10:16pm
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Manager Gary Johnson has admitted that it was a nice return to Vicarage Road for him as Yeovil came out three nil winners.

The solid performance and victory lifted us off the bottom of the table and would’ve been a good boost to everybody although admittedly we aren’t out of the relegation places yet. There are a few wins to go before we achieve that, but we are now a step and three points closer which is the least we’d have wanted going into this weekends match.

Obviously Watford holds special memories for Johnson as he came through their ranks at the club and under former Watford, Aston Villa, and England manager Graham Taylor, he took his first step into management as their youth coach in the late 1990’s and of course, this was the first time Yeovil had played against them.

Johnson admits Watford really ran the game and all of our goals were against the run of play, but speaking to Sky Sports following the encounter, quite frankly despite his love of the club, he couldn’t care less.

‘It was a nice homecoming. I have been here as man and boy. I helped build the old dog track here many years ago, during a time when I spent more time doing that than playing football. I then came back here and had some great times working for Graham Taylor.’

Johnson does add though that he didn’t come into this game wanting to win more because it was a former club of his, because so much time has passed since he was last there, so really it’s a new club, with new staff and his memories are just that. Memories of history now, he came into the game wanting to win because he wants to stay in this division.

As for the game itself and ignoring previous associations, he added that it was an absolutely massive win for Yeovil because going into the match we knew they could score, and our problem would be stopping them. Of course, them winning the game would’ve put themselves into the play offs spots again and that hadn’t gone unnoticed, so really few would’ve given us great odds of a victory.

‘Watford fans would’ve seen this as an easy three points because of our poor league position. It’s a massive win. But we have been unlucky this season and should’ve had seven or eight points more than we do.’

Clearly Johnson nods that with how the game played out, today we got that luck back that we have lacked all season.

Maybe that will be the turning point for us. Let’s hope so, and the new loan signings certainly did their jobs. Now if a few more players we relied upon last season – including one I won’t name – can find some form and give Johnson no excuse but to use them, maybe we could be laughing.