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Watton A through in cup

PUBLISHED: 08:20 06 January 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 08 July 2010

Watton United A entertained Great Yarmouth Peelers in the fourth round of the Norfolk Primary Cup.

The squad remained the same after the 6-0 victory over Yaxham, but they started the game slowly and the Peelers left-winger broke free down the left-hand side, to cross in and as luck would have it, find the back of the net!

But the A's didn't let their heads drop and soon after Tom Giddings scored in fine fashion to bring things even.

Watton United A entertained Great Yarmouth Peelers in the fourth round of the Norfolk Primary Cup.

The squad remained the same after the 6-0 victory over Yaxham, but they started the game slowly and the Peelers left-winger broke free down the left-hand side, to cross in and as luck would have it, find the back of the net!

But the A's didn't let their heads drop and soon after Tom Giddings scored in fine fashion to bring things even.

Peelers were a good footballing side and took the game to Watton, but everyone dug in, and with a fine corner from Matty Owen to pin-point Mark Ward.

Wardy then powered home his header to give the A's a 2-1 lead. A very basic long ball over the top from the Peelers' keeper went straight through to their No. 9 who coolly finish.

The pressure was intense, and the game could have gone either way, but then Scott Gaine connected sweetly with the ball on the edge of the box, to give the A's a 3-2 lead.

The last 15 or so minutes Peelers threw everything they had at the A's, but Watton rallied as a unit to keep Peelers at bay. In the last minute of the game Peelers had a goal disallowed which made everyone breathe a sigh of relief.

The final whistle finally came to the relief of a very tired, and battle torn A team. Well done to all the lads for showing the grit and determination that any manager would be proud to have seen.

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