Watton/Swaffham area notes

SWAFFHAM U11 played Cringleford at home and in the first half they had good possession throughout, passing nicely and shutting down the ball quickly to stop any real threat.

SWAFFHAM U11 played Cringleford at home and in the first half they had good possession throughout, passing nicely and shutting down the ball quickly to stop any real threat. With the boys in midfield very strong and the strikers quick to the ball Swaffham were able to score three scorching goals, Aiden completing his hat-trick.

In the second half Cringleford upped their game but with the defenders on form at the back and Sam big and strong in goal they were unable to score. Cringleford inputted lots of effort and never gave up and with some great defending. Aiden scored another great goal to take the final score to Swaffham 4, Cringleford 0.

A superb team performance displayed from every member of the squad.

MoM: Aiden.

WATTON U15 played away at Attleborough on Sunday in a game which saw both sides battling hard for the win, with Watton eventually winning 3-2. It was Watton who took the early lead with a Connor penalty after Mikey was taken down in the Attleborough area. The home team soon equalised though when a superb strike from 30 yards beat Chris in Watton's goal. Watton were to score again just before half-time with their best move of the match as Coops ran onto a cracking ball from Connor and left footing the strike into the Attleborough goal.

In the second half Watton's defence of Jase, Fitzy, Joe and sub DJ held Attleborough off for a while but yet another fantastic 35-yard strike from the home team found the Watton net. The Watton lads now entered a phase of great passing helped by good performance from Coops and Nath in midfield. Then, with 10 minutes to go, a supercharged Mikey outpaced the Attleborough defence and scored the winner. MoM: Coops.

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WATTON U10 made the perfect start to the new season with a comprehensive home victory against Mulbarton. The first quarter was fairly even, but just before the break a great run and cross from Josh Walker set up James Beaumont to roll the ball in from close range. With Asher Duncan and Liam Owen in commanding form at the back, the second quarter saw Watton start to dominate possession, and two goals from Cameron Hudson on his debut gave Watton a 3-0 lead at half time.

After the break, with Matthew Hendrie also playing well on his debut, Cameron completed his hat-trick before a superb goal from the excellent Ben Walker put Watton 5-0 ahead. On a rare Mulbarton attack, James sliced the ball into his own net to reduce the deficit, but Mulbarton returned the favour to make it 6-1.

The final quarter saw Watton really turn on the style, and start to produce some fantastic passing football, creating a number of chances. With two goals from Kade Bond (both with his right foot), two more from James, and one each from Sam Bray and Oliver Kerrison, the game finished Watton 12, Mulbarton 1. An excellent performance from everyone.

WATTON U16 played Scole at home this week and were confident, fielding a strong team on paper. The teams were quite even for the first 20 minutes with no score, but the Scole strikers were always a threat to Watton. Scole punished Watton mistakes and took a three goal lead. Matt Mahatme battled hard in the penalty area and won a penalty for Watton which he duly converted to give Watton hope for the second half.

Scole extended their lead, but Watton pulled one back again, Cam Bone playing a nice ball in for Billy Graham-Park to latch onto and score. 4-2 and Watton were still in touch, but then Watton heads dropped. Scole took advantage and ran away with a 9-2 victory. MoM: Billy Graham-Park.