Regional League 3 South
Vivary 43, Hovelands 34

VIVARY concluded their Regional League 3 South season with victory over Galmington Hovelands.

In a much-anticipated local derby, Vivary started more slowly than usual and allowed Hovelands to match their score, with the first quarter ending 6-6.

Some positional changes before the second quarter saw the dynamics of the game change, with Vivary’s play becoming more controlled, affording them a three-goal lead at half-time (17-14).

Hovelands fought back in the third quarter and errors from both teams saw a much more evenly matched period of play in which Hovelands managed to pull the score back to within two goals.

By the final quarter Vivary had found their flow and with tight defence and interceptions, flowing centre court play and accurate shooting.

Vivary pulled away to finish their season with a win and secure a very well deserved third place in the league.

Player of the match: Meg Palmer; opposition's POM: Susie Marsh; squad: Lauren Wilkinson, Emily Tong, Fee Grammer, Susie Marsh, Faye Symons, Meg Palmer, Lauren Knight, Amelia Watson, Lucy Jones, Ruby Porter; sponsor: Shine Hair Management

Somerset Premier Division
Tone 52, Bridgwater Saturn 39

TONE started off calmly but had to fight hard to earn a slight lead of 11-10 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, Tone went out with a positive approach and converted interceptions to lead 24-22.

Real improvement in their play as a team in the third quarter saw some much-needed interceptions, controlled passing down the court and accurate feeds to the shooters for Tone to pull away (39-30).

Tone marked tightly in defence in the final quarter, fought hard for the ball and kept their heads to pull away further and seal the win.

POM & OPOM: Ruby Porter; squad: GS Fee Grammer, GA Jade Barnett/Vicki Cornish, WA Ruby Porter/Vicki Cornish, C Hannah Robins/Ruby Porter, WD Kim Tong, GD Becky Lucas/Lucy Jones, GK Lucy Jones/Gracie Stevens; sponsor: The Kings Arms

Somerset Division 3
Brendon 7, Paulton Arrows 39

BRENDON played Paulton’s Arrows in the third flight, losing 39-7.

POM: Olivia Wade; OPOM: Milly Chappell; squad: GS Olivia Tolman, GA Millie Chappell, WA Ellie Murray, C Jess Larkman, WD Olivia Wade, GD Lexie Parsons, GK Emma Burns; sponsor: Bridgwater & Taunton College


TAUNTON’S juniors, sponsored by Somerset County Sports, also enjoyed a successful weekend.

The Under-12 As played a close friendly game against Keinton and have finished joint top of the A division.

The Bs played Purnell, winning 10-5.

The Under-14 As won their first game against Tor 23-21 and the Under-14 Bs beat Yeovil 11-10.