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Watton success on court

PUBLISHED: 15:20 28 May 2008 | UPDATED: 10:52 08 July 2010

WATTON first team have finally put a disappointing winter season behind them when they followed up the previous week's win against Cromer with another impressive home performance against Barnham Broom 2.

WATTON first team have finally put a disappointing winter season behind them when they followed up the previous week's win against Cromer with another impressive home performance against Barnham Broom 2.

Ian Thompson, Steve Rudd and Jonathan Pearson were all comfortable 3-0 straight-game winners.

First-string Simon Howling dropped a game but came through 3-1.

Overall, it was a 16-1 victory with Watton heading the Division One A table.

Watton II were not so successful entertaining Broadland 1. Dev Mahatme shared the first two games 9-5, 5-9. Thereafter, Dev took control, taking the next two 9-6, 9-5 to win 3-1.

Bobby Hunt just lost the first 10-8 but fought back to take the next two 9-3, 9-6. Fatigue set in with Bobby losing the next two 9-0, 9-5 to go down 3-2.

Kevin Blake maintained his 100 per cent record with a steady 7-9, 9-7, 9-6, 9-0, 3-1 win.

First-string Paul Goodchild was below his best against a fired-up opponent who took full advantage with Paul losing 9-7, 9-2, 9-7 in straight games.

Overall, a 10-10 draw.

Both teams are in action again next week.

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