Regional Division 3 South

Sydenham Gems 48, Hovelands 48

GEMS met Hovelands for the last time this season on Sunday and it was nip-and-tuck.

The match was well contested with each team winning quarter by quarter.

Gems played to their strengths and were able to use players’ versatility to play different combinations.

In the final quarter, Gems dug deep to secure the draw.

POM: Amy Burley & Beth Fella; UPOM: The Team; OPOM: Karis Holleron; sponsor: Medipak and Homes in Sedgemoor.

Somerset League Premier

Kestrels 35, Bridgwater Saturn 43

SATURN travelled to Kestrels and took time to settle on the damp surface, going 5-1 down before rallying to 7-8 after the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Saturn started to stamp their authority on the game as Sammie Griffin (C) took control to lead 21-17 at half-time.

Abbie Newton (GK) and great interceptions and rebounds by player of the match Lisa Lukins (GD) stopped Kestrels converting their goals to go 31-20 up and Katy Cheese shot accurately from long range to secure the victory.

Player of the match: Lisa Lukins.

Team sponsored by PAW Engineering Ltd.

Somerset Division 1

Kites 29, Neptune 53

NEPTUNE charged out of the blocks at Kites and took a 15-8 lead.

In the second quarter, Emily Harwood (GK) intercepted feeds into the circle while Katie Anthony (WD) plucked balls out of the air to move the lead on to 31-15 at half-time.

Kites won the third quarter by two but Neptune maintained their momentum through Hannah Sayer (WA) and Chris Durant while Sally Haysham (GD) stood firm.

Player of the match: Katie Harris.

Team sponsored by Merrick Construction.

Somerset Division 2

Venus 35, Walton 52

VENUS started with confidence against top-of-the-table with WA Beth Hayes prominent but ended the quarter 15-7 down.

After a positive quarter team talk, solid rebounds from GK Ashlea Slater passed through to Aiste Mockeliunaite who created space to support the passage of play through the court, a much more even quarter saw Venus trailing by just 16-25.

C Jess Chee, player of the match GS Hazel Hucker and GA Izzy Keane battled hard but Walton still found their goal shooter and continued to pulled away.

A final quarter injury saw Kayleigh Haste take to the court as GS.

Venus continued to try and make a dent in Walton’s lead, unfortunately it was too great.

Player of the match: Hazel Hucker; opposition player: Izzy Keane.

Team sponsored by TMB Patterns Ltd.

Somerset Division 3

Luna 52, Brendon 17

DESPITE tough, windy conditions, Luna worked hard and they were rewarded.

Great shooting by Sharon Ethridge (GS) and Sarah Edwards (GA) throughout the game was made possible by continuous short sharp passes in the centre court between Alison Sanders (WA), Gail Cornish (C) and Sarah Keane (WD).

As a result Lune were 17-8 up by the first quarter.

The second saw strong defence from Gemma Malone (GK) and Beth Coleman (GD) who repeatedly reduced opportunities for Brendon and Luna went in at half-time 31-10.

Kate Atyeo (WD) and Laura Date (GD) took to the court and gave fresh energy to the team, ensuring Luna pulled further away.

Player of the match: Laura Date (GD); Opposition player: Sarah Edwards (GA).