Regional League 3 South

Cornwall Storm 69, Gems 32

SYDENHAM Gems, as in every game, started strongly against a good Cornish side.

Throughout the first quarter Storm found their rhythm and linked well down the court, popping the ball into their accurate GS who throughout an hour had 94 per cent shooting stats.

Going into the second half, Gems battled and brought on fresh legs with great play from Carly Martin, who delayed the wings to break the flow of Storm’s play.

Overall Gems are slowly starting to link good play, but they just need to maintain their consistency.

Player of the match: Karis Holleron, Carly Martin and Rhe Lee; opposition’s POM: Karis Holleron; sponsor: Medipak

Somerset Premier Division

Sapphires 40, Claremont 49

SAPPHIRES started well against top-of-the-table Claremont, from Galmington, and the first quarter saw quick movement down the court, the hosts leading by one.

The second half was much the same, with excellent play from all the players, and Sapphires still had the lead.

The Sydenham side maintained momentum in the second half but with consistent speed and shooting from Claremont, the hosts lost out on the win by nine goals.

POM: Michelle; UPOM: Emily; OPOM: Tanisha & Emily; sponsor: Medipak

Somerset Division 1

Rubies 24, Parkfield 66

RUBIES started out steady, although Parkfield built up a 17-7 lead.

In the second quarter, Rubies scored another five goals taking them to 11, whereas Parkfield tightened their grip on the game, 36-11 up at half time.

The hosts kept on fighting, but with Parkfield’s strong team, they weren’t able to catch up with them.

POM & UPOM: Jessie & Charlie; OPOM: Steph; sponsor: Medipak

Regional League 3 South

Jupiter 43, Knights 40

ONLY one Bridgwater Netball Club game went ahead this weekend due to the weather, but it saw Jupiter pick up only their second league win of the season.

They faced Tor Knights for the second time this campaign; after a heavy defeat first time round, Jupiter’s new line-up were keen to get the win on home turf.

Both teams battled hard to take the lead, but a couple of handling errors by the home team allowed their opponents to take advantage and go into the second quarter two goals ahead.

Dynamic movement and accurate shooting from Becky Hooper (GA) and Katie Cheese (GS) kept Jupiter within touching distance, but with Knights continuing to find the net they were able to maintain their lead, going into the third quarter 23-19 up.

Errors by the home team and continued pressure by the opposition allowed Knights to capitalise on these mistakes, getting four goals in quick succession.

However, this did not deter the hosts, who were able to keep the scoreline within five going into the final quarter.

The defensive duo of Lisa Lukins (GK) and Imma Matcham (GD) worked tirelessly to apply pressure, making valuable turnovers which Jupiter were able to capitalise on.

With five minutes remaining, the home team got the break they had worked so hard for, pulling back the deficit and taking the lead at last.

Possession netball allowed Jupiter to steadily increase their lead, until the final whistle went with a winning score of 43-40.

Player of the match: Lisa Lukins; opposition’s POM: Lisa Lukins & Imma Matcham; sponsor: Associated Roofing and Maintenance Ltd