The final quarter saw Exeter in complete control, scoring four quick goals through Adrian Carrieri, James Coleman, Kameron Powell and Cody Plumridge. Andy Holt’s fourth strike of the game for Watford came too late to rescue his side.
Sutton & Cheam head the table after beating Invicta 12-9 to complete a hat-trick of victories during the weekend. They were always ahead after building a 4-1 lead in the first quarter with goals by Stephen Bayles, Alasdair Wakeling, Dicken MacLean and Ryan Symington.
In men’s Championship 2, Southampton and Rotherham Metro drew 9-9. That was the score with five minutes left – and it stayed that way despite a rash of time-outs and exclusions. Otter’s 14-7 victory over Castleford featured four goals by Nikos Zavitsanos.
Photo (Trevor Hyde): Watford goalkeeper Peter Pickford under pressure at Haberdashers.