A MIDWEEK local derby saw Gems return to good form against Saturn.

Throughout the game, the whole team performed strongly, with excellent defending from Rachel Lawrence and Beth Fella limiting Saturn's attempts at goal.

At half time, Gems had a strong 31 - 19 lead, with accurate shooting from Hannah Clapp and Justine Pearn.

The centre court players - Carly Martin, Danni Keirle and Helen Martin - maintained the pressure on their opponents, with good movement and spatial awareness leading to excellent passes into the shooting circle to take Gems to a 53 - 36 win.

Rachel Lawrence, Beth Fella and Justine Pearn shared the player of the match vote.