The Mens 1st XI enjoyed a hard-earned 2-1 home victory over UEA 3s last Saturday. In a fast pace 1st half Daniel Rix openend the scoring for the 1s with a clinical finish past the keeper into the side netting, 1 could of become 2 easily had it not been for a couple of good saves from the UEA keeper. After the break UEA pressed for an equaliser but following an goalkeeping error Watton found their second goal again scored by Daniel Rix who now tallies at 15 for the season. Watton held out well until two minuets to go when UEA pulled a goal back but the result was never in doubt 2-1 to the home side.
Ladies 1st XI have had a 2017 to forget so far as they fell to there 3rd defeat in a row as they lost 5-2 away to Dereham 2nd XI, goals from Bea Hinchliffe and Jemma Jackson were consolation goals the 1st XI now sit in 2nd with gap closing between them and 3rd place. They will look to bounce back with a victory against North Norfolk 1s at Watton next weekend.
The Mens 2nd XI also had a tough day as they lost 4-1 away to Bury St Edmunds 6s, the consolation goal coming from Richard Evans his 2nd in two matches. Ladies 2s also had a tough day as they lost 1-0 away to Harleston Magpies 5s, the result was hard on Watton who had competed all the way only to be undone in the final 10 minuets. The ladies 3s had another learning curve as there young team lost 6-0 to Harleston Magpies 6s.
The Ladies Development XI also had a tough pill to swallow as they lost 2-1 away to Pelicans, match report as follows:
Franks opened the scoring with a brilliant goal - what a feeling!From the first whistle to the last, the game was end to end stuff. Both Molly Molly and Isla went close. Niamh controlled the middle of the pitch, passing the ball around in style.And we scored first what a great feeling a brilli...ant goal from Franks. Unfortunately, we were caught having a nap! Pelicans scored - I could have cried! We never gave up! Sadie and Lola defended so well which meant Watton's keeper, Rebecca, had a quiet game. Isobel Bailey made her debut and what a fine game she had! Six-year-old Summer Jackson also played a full game and gave a fighting performance for her age. With no subs, our young team was getting tired and had our hearts broken when Pelicans scored a well taken goal. We fought to the end, but it wasn't meant to be.