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Unexpected win for Watton on court

PUBLISHED: 16:26 21 July 2010 | UPDATED: 14:55 02 August 2010

After their recent slump there was no respite for Watton with an away trip to Division Three leaders Broadland 4. John Needham started sluggishly, losing the first 9-4.

After their recent slump there was no respite for Watton with an away trip to Division Three leaders Broadland 4. John Needham started sluggishly, losing the first 9-4. He then found a rhythm and strolled the second 9-1.

He took the next two 9-4 9-6 to come through 3-1. Kevin Blake was quick to start taking a close first 9-7. The second was also tight with Kevin nicking it 10-8. The effort took its toll with Kevin conceding the next 9-1. He rallied in the fourth but just missed out 9-7. He had nothing left losing the decider 9-1 to lose 3-2.

Dev Mahatme made a slow start going behind 8-1 in the first. He saved game point and took several more before eventually losing it 9-6. The second was close but Dev took it 9-7. The third was another prolonged affair with Dev winning it 9-5. He also took the fourth 9-3 to come through 3-1.

First-string Paul Goodchild stormed the first 9-4. He lost a tight second 9-7 and a poor third 9-1. Paul, however, dug in and clawed his way back taking the fourth 9-6. The effort unfortunately took its toll with Paul conceding the decider 9-4 to lose out 3-2.

Overall, a well-deserved and unexpected 14-8 win lifting Watton back in to the second promotion place. Watton next visit Oasis.


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