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Watton Reserves lose unbeaten record

PUBLISHED: 17:15 28 October 2009 | UPDATED: 11:28 08 July 2010

Watton Reserves 0, Blofield 2.

With two fixtures last week, Watton lost their unbeaten league record at the hands of a very impressive Blofield Reserves team, which was strengthened on their manager's own admission with four first team regulars.

Watton Reserves 0, Blofield 2.

With two fixtures last week, Watton lost their unbeaten league record at the hands of a very impressive Blofield Reserves team, which was strengthened on their manager's own admission with four first team regulars.

Watton's second string somehow battled to a goalless first half.

Only heroics from man of the match, Carl Bridges, who pulled off as many as five outstanding saves from goal-bound efforts, stopped Blofield taking a deserved lead at half-time.

Watton's resolve finally broke on the 50th minute when Moody scored from close range, and in the 85th minute they went two down with a sublime 25-yard drive from Danny McKail.

Some impressive performances from regulars Hayward and Everritt, with 16-year-old Harry Brown, and debutant Karl Pitcher showing some nice promise.

Watton Reserves 2, Wells 6.

On Saturday, the team travelled to the coast for a fixture against Wells Reserves, whose league form does not reflect the quality performance that their team offered, but Wells admitted after the game that they have signed 22 new players in the last few weeks. Any club that is able to attract this number of players in the current grass-roots climate should be applauded.

Watton, much like their first team, started poorly, and with two mistakes being punished in the opening five minutes, found themselves chasing the game.

They did claw a goal back before half-time courtesy of Danny Reeve, but after the restart, frustration at going 4-1 down began to set in, leading to Fisher being dismissed for a second bookable offence.

Knights was substituted for Jones, and Watton pushed centre-half Pitcher up front and immediately pulled it back to 4-2.

Even with 11 men, Watton would have struggled on Wells' pitch in blustery conditions, but with 10, Watton faded and finally conceded two more, giving their hosts a 6-2 win.

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