Regional League 1

Jupiter 34, TTNC Spartans 69

JUPITER went out to face TTNC Spartans with a new, untested line-up which kept in contention with Eve Jenner (GK) restricting them to a 14-8 lead.

Jupiter's best quarter saw great attacking play and amazing feeds from Amy Portlock (C) to Becky Hooper (GA) who shot with ease, ending with a two-goal deficit.

TTNC brought on fresh legs and ramped up the pressure, leaving Jupiter to pick up a point.

POM and OPOM- Eve Jenner

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Somerset League Premier

Bridgwater Saturn 51, Sharks 38

SATURN needed to mop dry the sports hall floor before facing Sharks with a new line-up.

With great defence from Lisa Lukins (GD) and Sally Haysham (WD) Saturn put pressure on Sharks, however a start slow for Saturn resulted in the first quarter ending 14-14.

They had taken a 28-23 lead by half-time and went into the final quarter 36-30 after fine play from Sammie Griffin.

Excellent shooting from Maddy Kennard (POM and OPOM) allowed Saturn to convert their hard work into goals so Saturn enjoyed a deserved victory.

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Somerset League Division 1

Neptune 29, Robins 39

NEPTUNE started off strongly, with great defending from Emma Cocks, player of the match Emily Harwood and Katie Anthony gave them an early 7-6 lead.

The second quarter saw a change in Neptune, with Amy Miller going to GD and Aiste going to WD.

It was still a close-run thing despite Neptune going into the final quarter 22-29 down.

In the final fifteen minutes, Neptune struggled to pull back, keeping the pressure to Robins as much as they could but to no avail.

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Somerset League Division 2

Venus 34, Walton Blacks 48

DESPITE Walton starting with only six players, they restricted the movement of Izzy and Alicia at GA and GS, forcing both to shoot from the edge of the circle.

The strong shooters of Walton proved to Venus that every round had to be fought for - keeping Ashlea ,GK and Jazz, GD on their toes and vying for airspace!

A few tactical changes had Jazz, OPOM, marking the GA on Walton’s centre passes, WD Tiff also picked up on the regular play of long balls heading straight to the GS and Venus won the second quarter by two goals ending the quarter nine behind.

It was the same margin going into the final quarter but Venus failed to make inroads into the lead, despite POM Cerys securing numerous flying interceptions, keeping possession with the Blues.

Somerset League Division 3

Mars 48, Thorns 28

MARS began brilliantly as Becky and Hazel shot consistently throughout, leading 24-16 at half-time.

Defenders Caitlin Howe and Ella Smith kept the Thorns shooters to only four goals and Mars were relentless in their pressure.

Sophie was voted POM and OPOM.

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Somerset League Division 3

Luna 46, Doves 11

LUNA started strongly against a weakened Doves team and took a 14-4 lead.

The centre court trio of WA Dawn Gardener, WD Sarah Keane and C Gail Cornish took advantage of the lack of opposition and establish a 26-6 lead.

Luna mixed the team positions in the final quarter as they secured a big win.

OPOM - Sarah Edwards.


Regional 3 South

Sydenham Gems 57, Titans Thunder 33

GEMS started with a new team set-up and went out fighting, winning the first quarter 16-4.

They kept up the momentum and placed the ball quickly and accurately into Hannah Clapp.

Gems fought throughout the match to keep the lead and ended convincing winners.

POM: Hannah Clapp, UPOM: Kerry Fellows; OPOM: Kerry Fellows.

Somerset League Division 2

Emeralds 18, Aldon 61

EMERALDS battled through tough conditions but Aldon were very strong, resulting in a score of 3-12 in the first quarter.

In the second quarter there was lovely passing down the court into the circle which left the score at 8-30.

Emeralds kept their heads up, with lovely tips and turnovers by the players, and had a great last quarter.

POM: Amelia UPOM & OPOM: Anna.

Somerset League Premier Division

Sapphires 40, Newton 60

DESPITE the high levels of pressure from Sue (GK) and Emily (GD) and multiple interceptions it didn’t stop the strong opposition from taking an early lead.

Great patience and communication from Mikki Hole (C) and Katie Hill (WA) and shooters Justine and Tanisha enabled Sapphires to score many goals.

However, Newton remained solid and ran out winners.

POM: Tanisha Birch; UPOM: Mikki Hole; OPOM: Justine Pearn.

Somerset League Division 1

Rubies 40, Hendford 54

RUBIES came up against a strong Hendford side, who took a 28-16 half-time lead.

A few changes made at half-time inspired Rubies to win the final quarter but the damage was already done and they could not close the gap.

Everyone played very well and should be proud of how they pulled together.

POM: Jessie Venning; UPOM: Steph Gibson; UPOM: Lilly Paul.

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