Watton United finding it tough on return to senior football

PUBLISHED: 19:18 21 August 2017

Watton United returned to senior football after a five year absence last week - but they couldn’t mark their first Hadley and Ottaway Anglian Combination Division One match of the season with a win.

They travelled to play local rivals Mundford in Division One of the Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination and suffered a 4-1 defeat.

After four consecutive seasons of promotion, and under the management of David Childerhouse and David Wilkins, they welcomed new signings Mark Allibone, Craig Burton and John Dack to their line-up for the game.

Watton were slow off the mark and with some slack play found themselves 2-0 down at half-time. With another two goals conceded in the second half the three points were never in reach but with 15 minutes remaining Joe Meehan scored a consolation goal.

Watton’s tough start to the season continued on Friday evening when they lost 5-1 at Sheringham. It’s a learning curve for the whole team and there is plenty to work on ahead of Saturday’s home game with Cromer Town (2.30pm).

Thetford Rovers kicked off their Division Two campaign with an impressive 5-0 win at Wells Town, with Elliott Gibson grabbing a brace.

Rovers are away to Gayton United on Saturday.


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