Mixed luck for Watton on court
THERE were mixed fortunes again this week for Watton's squash teams. The first team's miserable run continued with a 20-2 away defeat to Potters. Watton conceded 3-0 at five, with Steve Rudd, Jonathan Pearson and first string Simon Howling all going down 3-0 in straight games.
THERE were mixed fortunes again this week for Watton's squash teams.
The first team's miserable run continued with a 20-2 away defeat to Potters. Watton conceded 3-0 at five, with Steve Rudd, Jonathan Pearson and first string Simon Howling all going down 3-0 in straight games.
Ian Thompson prevented a whitewash, winning two games but losing the decider to go down 3-2.
Watton are now bottom of Division One with matches running out to avoid relegation.
You may also want to watch:
Meanwhile, title-chasing Watton II entertained Division Three youngsters from UEA.
Roy Pickerill, making his season debut, overcame his lack of fitness with the clever use of court craft to win 9-4, 9-0, 9-6.
- 1 One of Norfolk's most expensive homes for sale for £3.5million
- 2 Family attractions back for big weekend after months of shutdown
- 3 Norfolk has no Covid patients in critical care for first time in six months
- 4 'No guarantee' - doctor urges HPV vaccinated women to attend screenings
- 5 Norfolk man's year-long fitness challenge in memory of parents
- 6 Coronation Street star's surprise message to Norfolk care team
- 7 Norfolk County Council elections 2021: Who is standing in Breckland?
- 8 Covid vaccine rollout shifts dramatically in favour of second doses
- 9 Norfolk attractions enjoy 'amazing' Saturday as visitors flood back
- 10 Prince Philip's life and legacy remembered during poignant funeral
Dev Mahatme was slow off the mark, losing the first 9-2, but then got into his stride, taking the next three 9-5, 9-5, 9-7 to win 3-1. Kevin Blake was relentless, winning 9-5, 9-5, 9-7 in straight games.
Bobby Hunt stormed the first two games 9-5, 9-6, before his determined opponent fought back to take the next 9-6 and a close fourth 10-8. Bobby went ahead in the fifth, but his opponent again rallied to level at six all. Bobby then dug in to finally take it 9-6 and come through 3-2.
First-string Paul Goodchild edged a very close first game 10-9, but cruised the next two 9-4, 9-2 as his opponent ran out of steam, to win in straight games. Overall, a 20-3 victory.
Next up is the rearranged East Anglia away fixture, with first versus second. Unless they suffer a heavy defeat, Watton should seal the title on their opponents' home patch.