Watton United continue great form with ninth successive win

Action from Watton United's 4-0 win at Sprowston Athletic Reserves.

Action from Watton United's 4-0 win at Sprowston Athletic Reserves. - Credit: Submitted

Free-scoring Watton United's incredible form continued with a 4-0 victory at struggling Sprowston Athletic Reserves.

The Hares are now just two points behind Anglian Combination Division Two leaders Buxton, who were held to a 1-1 draw at St Andrews Reserves.

Watton have now won nine successive matches in all competitions, scoring a massive 52 goals and conceding just five in the process.

Sprowston struggled to compete with their in-form visitors from the kick-off but Watton strikers Kevin Bloomfield and Xavier Huckle were both denied early goals when the Sprowston keeper produced some fine saves to keep the score at 0-0.

However, a persistent Watton were rewarded after 23 minutes when skipper Huckle headed home after a set-piece delivery from Michael Callaghan.

Only 10 minutes later, Watton extended their lead to 2-0 when winger Joe Meehan scored his second goal of the season.

Huckle was unlucky not to add to his goal tally before the break after rounding the Sprowston keeper only to see his effort cleared off the line.

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Huckle grabbed his 24th league goal of the season in the second half and Meehan tapped in for 4-0 in the 83rd minute, with defender Ben Childerhouse named as man of the match.

This Saturday the Hares go to fourth-placed Redgate Rangers, where a win would take them top, if Buxton fail to beat Wymondham Reserves at home.