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Watford dealt a hammer blow to Nottingham Forest's title chances and greatly boosted their own hopes of staying up with a 2-1 victory at Carlton.
Forest went into the match just a few days after an agonising defeat in the Premier League Cup Final to Barnet but hoping to narrow the gap on National Division leaders Sunderland to two points.
Watford meanwhile had dropped into the bottom two but, after a goalless first half, they opened the scoring within three minutes of the restart via a penalty from leading scorer Sarah Wiltshire after the winger had been fouled by Beth Bailey. Just ahead of the hour mark, the Golden Girls were two ahead when Katie Owen netted from close range following a goalmouth scramble.
Forest got themselves back into the game midway through the half as a Jemma Connor-Iommi corner picked out Natalie Clarke who volleyed home from close range, but they could not find another breakthrough and Watford held on for three precious points.
The result means that Sunderland are now only two points away from clinching the title with three games left to play and their first chance comes against Millwall Lionesses next Sunday. Leeds Utd also still have a chance to pip Forest to the runners-up spot, they are two points behind and both teams have two matches remaining.
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