It wasn't a classic and the fans were certainly not missing much by being absent from this one, but the Hornets kept the points tally ticking along this evening to ensure they are still bang in the mix for when, fingers crossed, they can return in some shape of form next month.
A first clean sheet in eight games and extending a nice little run to one defeat in eight were the big takeaways from this one that will not be featuring very high, if at all, on the end-of-season highlights reel. A point at a side who started and finished the night in third place is not to be sniffed at, particularly in a division that can resemble a game of snakes and ladders at times.
Watford could have won it with a header from Craig Cathcart in the first half or a well-hit one in the second half from Domingos Quina that Daniel Bentley saved superbly. They could also have lost it via a couple of chances in quick succession engineered by Antoine Semenyo, while a corner into the box late on forced Ben Foster into emergency action, so a draw was just about a fair result.