LAST Wednesday saw Bridgwater & Taunton College's netballers travel to the University of St Mark and St John’s, Plymouth, to play in the AoC Sport Regional Championships.

Having had a good start in their league matches, Team BTC were confident that they could do well at this competition, but were also eager to take on teams from higher divisions, to push and develop their play.

Team BTC’s first group match was against Weston College, and BTC won by two goals.

Great attacking movement from Georgina Goodwin (C) and Hannah Stephens (WA) saw them dominate the attacking end, resulting in some great feeds, while Sophie Bond (GS) and Katie Harris (GA) worked exceptionally well together.

The second group game was against South Devon College, and Team TBC got off to a strong start, thanks to good movement from Tilly Milburn (GA).

South Devon fought back, but Team BTC were too strong and they secured the win.

The last group game was against a strong Truro College side, meaning Team BTC had to pull out a strong performance to win the group.

Great determination and effort saw the team play to a great standard, with Olivia Handle (GK) and Emily Rossiter (GD) making countless turnovers, but the Truro defence were too strong on the day, and they took the victory.

These results saw Team BTC finish second in their group, meaning that they qualified for the semi-finals.

There they faced Exeter College, winners of the other group, and Team BTC tried their best to apply pressure to a confident Exeter side, with effective marking from Katie Bailiss and Jess Bull, making important turnovers.

However, Exeter were just too strong and they went to win the final.

Players’ player of the tournament: Emily Rossiter; coach’s player of the tournament: Tilly Milburn and Hannah Stephens