Regional League 3 South
Vivary 46, Gems 35

TAUNTON Vivary and Sydenham Gems matched each other goal for goal during the first quarter, with Gems taking a 12-10 lead.

But Vivary capitalised on errors in the second quarter to go 24-21 up.

They continued to work hard in the third period, with Lauren-Jade Griffiths (GD) turning the ball over, as Vivary pulled 11 goals clear.

The final quarter was even, but the hosts kept their rhythm to win.

Players of the match: Faye Symons and Lauren-Jade Griffiths. Squad: Fee Grammer, Emily Tong, Lauren Knight, Faye Symons, Isla May, Lauren-Jade Griffiths, Gracie Stevens. Sponsor: Shine Hair Management

Somerset Premier Division
Saturn 49, Tone 61

TONE started strongly against their Bridgwater hosts, gaining a 19-9 lead and maintaining their advantage in the second quarter.

Tone pulled further ahead in the third quarter, and although Saturn fought back in the final period, Tone secured the victory.

POM: Vicki Cornish. Squad: Vicki Cornish, Leila Aladin, Freya Bryant, D’Arcy Rowlands, Kim May, Meg Palmer, Lucy Monk, Ashlee Dale. Sponsor: The Black Horse Inn

Somerset Division 1
Neptune 22, Monmouth 63

MONMOUTH started confidently, with sound defensive play and precision shooting helping them lead 17-3.

They kept it up throughout, to sit 44-16 up at the end of the third period, and showed great determination to complete a big win.

POM: Kim Radford. Squad: GS Helen Lucas, GA Jade Barnett, WA Becca Willy, C Kim Radford, WD Siobhan Cleverly, GD Ria Binding, GK Melissa Cleverly/Tejah Mossman. Sponsor: Granite Transformations

Somerset Division 1
Sapphires 43, Quantock 38

QUANTOCK travelled to play Sydenham’s Sapphires, losing 38-43 as the hosts saved their best play till last.

POM: Tejah Mossman. Sponsor: Mecca Bingo

Somerset County Gazette:

BRIGHT: Tina Follett on the ball for Priory at Sydenham Rubies. Pic: Steve Richardson

Somerset Division 2
Rubies 54, Priory 44

PRIORY fielded a rejigged team and started well, with newcomers Tina (C) and Abbey (WD) getting stuck in.

They entered the second quarter 9-8 down and trailed 25-19 at halfway.

An injury to Mel Reynolds brought Andrea Dyer on, as Priory finished strongly to win the last quarter.

POM: Tina Follett. Squad: GS Lucy Cox, GA Maisie Reynolds, WA Mel Reynolds/Andrea Dyer, C Tina Follett, WD Abbey Teape, GD Amy Toole, GK Linda Holder. Sponsored by Matt Durbin Associates

Somerset Division 2
Venus 30, Blackdown 57

BLACKDOWN took an early lead against a good Venus side, led 25-16 at half time and finished well.

POM: Tasha Levy. Squad: GS Tanya Binding, GA Tasha Levy, WA Kate Stubbins, C Louise Frost/Hannah Robins, WD Sarah Hughes, GD Verity Stone/Becky Lucas, GK Helena Perry. Sponsor: Mortgage Select

Somerset Division 3
Mars 15, Tudor 22

TUDOR made a slow start, trailing 10-8 at half time, but positional switches had an impact as they did not concede any goals in the third quarter, crucial in their victory.

POM: Verity Stone and Hannah Robins. Squad: GS Sian Blake, GA Hannah Robins, WA Louise Frost, C Ally Gabell, WD Emma Burns, GD Verity Stone, GK Rhonda Robins

Somerset Division 3
Emeralds 46, Brendon 37

BRENDON got off to a slow start, but gradually closed the gap to 32-29.

But Emeralds pushed on in the final quarter to win by nine.

POM: Charlotte O’Leary. Squad: GS Beth Lacy, GA Becca Holder, WA Vicky Woods, C Charlotte O’Leary, WD Millie Jay, GD Trish Hutchinson, GK Libby Binding, reserve Emma Burns


Regional League 1
Exeter 60, Galmington 39

GALMINGTON were defeated by a strong Exeter side on Sunday.

The match was almost goal for goal in the first 10 minutes, but errors let Exeter in and they capitalised on Galmington’s mistakes.

The ladies tried to stay in touching distance, but injuries did not help matters.

Player of the match: Helen Jones; sponsor: Admiral School of Motoring

Regional League 2
Trident 34, Mavericks 52

TRIDENT also lost out, though the score did not reflect the game.

Trident were positive and worked hard throughout, but Mavericks broke down their flow.

The Galmington side struggled to get the ball cleanly into the circle, but Sharon Chester, Jaz Chester, Juste Mockeliunaite and Nicola Ferguson were on good form at the other end.

POM Sharon Chester; sponsor: Joseph Woods builders

Somerset Premier Division
Hovelands 54, Sharks 33

HOVELANDS were no prey for Sharks, as they maintained their unbeaten record.

Despite a new line-up, Hovelands were relentless, with Polly Land and Nicki Berzina on fire.

The defence was tight, with Hannah Symes getting the player of the match nod.

Sponsor: PW Pepperel

Somerset Premier Division
Claremont 37, Kestrels 43

CLAREMONT worked well together, especially given they are a recently reformed team.

The Galmington side had a good game, despite the loss, and their fighting spirit remained on show as they won the last quarter.

POM: Lydia Reeves

Somerset Division 1
Parkfield 42, Harelquins 48

PARKFIELD came unstuck against Harlequins of Midsomer Norton on Saturday.

In a close game, Harlequins pulled away in the last quarter to take the win by six goals.

Hannah Squire (GD) had a superb game until she suffered an ankle injury, while youngster Ella Silsby (WD) was a deserved player of the match.

Sponsor: eat the bird

Somerset Division 2
Queensway 37, Kites 39

QUEENSWAY were ahead at half time and looking in control, but somehow Kites came back to edge it in the final quarter.

Despite accurate shooting from Lucy Hemmings, Queensway couldn’t quite bring it back, finishing two goals adrift.

Sponsor: One Day Like This

Somerset County Gazette:

LINE-UP: Newbarn (from left to right): Rosa Allen, Kelly Nichols, Paige Hadley, Fern Morse, Tash Snow, Bec Boobyer, Helen Pattinson, Jacqui Manning.

Somerset Division 3
Newbarn 42, Kingfishers 24

NEWBARN’S new-look team were on fire against Keinton Kingfishers.

New club members Helen Pattinson, Bev Boobyer and Kelly Nichols were outstanding on their debuts, helped out by younger players Rosa Allen, Fern Morse, Jacqui Manning, Paige Hadley and Tash Snow.

Under-16 talent Fern Morse took home player of the match.

Sponsor: Being your Best


GALMINGTON Under-16s came up against a strong Taunton side at Vale.

Achieving half of Taunton’s score, the girls battled hard, with standout displays from Bea Reynard (GD) and player of the match Fern Morse (WA).

The Under-14s, they were excited for Sunday’s junior tournament in Street.

The A team took on Wells and showed great skill, team work and humility in their convincing 31-13 victory.

The B team lined up against Yeovil and did the club equally proud as they came from 10-8 down to win 14-12.

Galmington Under-12s, meanwhile, continued their winning form by beating Bridgwater 15-7.

Youth teams sponsored by Taunton School