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Mixed luck on court

PUBLISHED: 15:11 23 January 2008 | UPDATED: 15:53 02 June 2010

MIXED fortunes this week for Watton's squash teams.

Watton first team's poor run continued with a 18-7 home defeat to Division One rivals East Anglia III.

MIXED fortunes this week for Watton's squash teams.

Watton first team's poor run continued with a 18-7 home defeat to Division One rivals East Anglia III.

Vince Somers and Steve Rudd both just lost out 3-2 in close encounters. Ian Thompson salvaged something with a fine 3-1 win. Jonathan Pearson and first-string Simon Howling were both well beaten, going down 3-0 in straight games.

Division Three leaders Watton Two resumed with an away trip to Barnham Broom.

Dev Mahatme made a quick start taking the first 9-6 and racing to a 5-0 lead in the next. Dev then lost concentration conceding it 9-6 but stepped up to take the next two 9-1, 9-1 to come through 3-1.

Kevin Blake was hardly troubled in a 9-1, 9-5, 9-5 straight game win. Chris Haythorpe had a marathon first game, saving game points before nicking it 10-8. His opponent never fully recovered with Chris taking the next two 9-7, 9-6 to win 3-0.

Bobby Hunt lost the first 9-0 before making a fight of it reaching 'game ball' first in the next two games. Somehow, his gutsy opponent managed to save game point about 20 times before taking both games 10-8, and then 10-9 with Bobby losing out 3-0.

First-string Paul Goodchild started slowly, losing the first two games 9-3, 9-6. Paul dug in to take the next 9-2 and had game ball in the next.

However, his talented opponent was smarting for revenge after his away defeat and seized the next few points to come through 10-8, with Paul going down 3-1 and losing his unbeaten run.

Overall, a 15-7 Watton victory.


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