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On-court battle for Watton

PUBLISHED: 08:45 27 October 2009 | UPDATED: 11:27 08 July 2010

Watton Squash Club's second team travelled away to Division Two opponents Diss this week.

Kevin Blake was comfortable, winning the first two 9-6, 9-6, before lack of concentration cost him the next 9-5.

Watton Squash Club's second team travelled away to Division Two opponents Diss this week.

Kevin Blake was comfortable, winning the first two 9-6, 9-6, before lack of concentration cost him the next 9-5. Kev then stepped up, taking the fourth 9-2 to come through 3-1.

Dev Mahatme started slowly but managed to nick the first 10-8. His opponent then faded badly with Dev taking the next two 9-0, 9-2 to win in straight games.

Standing in for the injured Chris Haythorpe, John Needham gave a great account on his Watton debut.

He lost the first 9-2, but levelled taking the second 9-7. He went behind losing the next 9-4 before rallying again to take the next 9-5 and force a decider. Unfortunately, John had nothing left, losing it 9-0 to go down 3-2.

Bobby Hunt, as usual, ran his socks off against a class opponent, losing the first 9-5 and a tight second 10-8. He took the next 9-4 with the fourth going to the wire before Bobby just edged out 10-9, to go down 3-1.

First-string Paul Goodchild went on with the match riding on his performance. He started strongly, taking the first 9-4. He led in the next but lost it 9-5 and the third 9-5. Paul made a great effort in the fourth but went down 9-7 to lose 3-1.

Although they won more individual games the overall result was a 15-10 Watton defeat.

Next up, Beccles away.


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