Watton United finding it tough on return to senior football

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Watton United returned to senior football after a five year absence last week - but they couldn’t mark their first Hadley and Ottaway Anglian Combination Division One match of the season with a win.

They travelled to play local rivals Mundford in Division One of the Hadley & Ottaway Anglian Combination and suffered a 4-1 defeat.

After four consecutive seasons of promotion, and under the management of David Childerhouse and David Wilkins, they welcomed new signings Mark Allibone, Craig Burton and John Dack to their line-up for the game.

Watton were slow off the mark and with some slack play found themselves 2-0 down at half-time. With another two goals conceded in the second half the three points were never in reach but with 15 minutes remaining Joe Meehan scored a consolation goal.

Watton’s tough start to the season continued on Friday evening when they lost 5-1 at Sheringham. It’s a learning curve for the whole team and there is plenty to work on ahead of Saturday’s home game with Cromer Town (2.30pm).


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Thetford Rovers kicked off their Division Two campaign with an impressive 5-0 win at Wells Town, with Elliott Gibson grabbing a brace.

Rovers are away to Gayton United on Saturday.

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