Regional League 3 South
Cornwall Storm 49, Vivary 35

TAUNTON Vivary travelled to Truro to play Cornwall Storm and both teams started well, matching each other goal for goal.

It was Storm who took the early lead at the end of the first quarter and Vivary struggled to find their flow in the second quarter which Storm capitalised on, extending their lead to 27-15.

Vivary made some squad changes and came out fighting after half time, winning the third quarter by a goal.

But Storm took back control of the game in the final quarter, consolidating their early lead and securing the win.

Player of the match and opposition’s player of the match: Gracie Stevens. Squad: Fee Grammer, Emily Tong, Becky Lucas, Lauren Knight, Faye Symons, Freya Bryant, Isla May, Lauren Griffiths, Gracie Stevens. Sponsored by Shine Hair Management.

It was better news in the Somerset league, with wins all round...

Somerset Division 1
Monmouth 48, Bruton Robins 29

A NEWLY-formed Monmouth started the game well with both sound attack and defensive play, taking an early lead (11-8).

The team found their rhythm and took control of the game in the second quarter.

Sound defensive play in the circle led to a lovely flow of the ball up the court to meet precision shooting seeing Monmouth extend their lead (25-15).

Robins scored a number of goals to get back into it, but Monmouth replied and completed the quarter with an 18-goal lead.

The final quarter saw Monmouth consolidate their game.

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

Somerset Division 1
Purnell’s Harlequins 39, Quantock 60

QUANTOCK got off to a great start, with Ruth White (C) making important interceptions, and by half time had established a 32-17 lead with GA Becca Holder and GS Lauren Wilkinson in dominant form.

Clara Higginson at WD linked well with Amy Toole at GK to hold the opposition’s attack during the second half, and that allowed them to see out the match.

POM: Lauren Wilkinson. Squad: GS Lauren Wilkinson, GA Becca Holder, WA Rachel Morgan, C Ruth White, WD Clara Higginson, GD Tejah Mossman, GK Amy Toole. Sponsored by Mecca Bingo.

Somerset Division 2
Blackdown 37, Paulton Spears 31

BOTH Blackdown and Spears started the game well and there were only three goals in it at half time (19-16).

Blackdown got into a good rhythm in the third quarter and extended their lead, which they held onto until the final whistle.

POM: Tanya Binding on her Blackdown debut. Squad: GS Tanya Binding, GA Tasha Levy, WA Kate Stubbins, C Sarah Hughes, WD Abbey Teape, GD Tina Follett, GK Helena Perry. Sponsored by Mortgage Select.

Somerset Division 3
Purnells Minstrels 14, Tudor 41

TUDOR made a strong start, going 12-5 up in the first quarter.

They extended their lead to 29-12 going into the final quarter, and some great interceptions from Sophie Bond and the rest of the team led to an excellent final score.

POM: Verity Stone. Squad: GS Maddy Borer, GA Sophie Bond, WA Sian Blake, C Louise Frost, WD Ally Gabell, GD Verity Stone, GK Rhonda Robins, played reserve Hannah Robins.

Somerset Division 3
Brendon 34, Paulton Arrows 23

BRENDON got off to a slow start, trailing 8-5 after the first quarter.

However, they stormed into a 17-10 lead by half time and then increased their advantage from there.

In the final quarter the shooters came to the fore, gaining an impressive 10 goals.

POM: Beth Lacy. Squad: GS Emma Burns, GA Beth Lacy, WA Becky Lucas/Tina Follett, C Charlotte O’Leary, WD Millie Jay, GD Trish Hutchinson, GK Libby Binding.

The Under-16s, sponsored by Somerset County Sports, played their first Regional match of the season against North Dorset, losing 43-39.

It was a great effort from all players to come back from 10 goals down going into the last quarter, to lose by just four in the end.

POM was Jade Barnett; opposition’s POM was Tejah Mossman.

The girls host Penzance for their next game on November 26.


Somerset County Gazette:

SMILES: Galmington Trident - Jordyn Baker, Nikki Towell, Jaz Chester, Juste Mockeliunaite, Ellie Vohra, Sharon Chester, Hannah Symes, Nicola Ferguson, Laura Phelps.

South West Regional League 2
Titans 60, Trident 38

A SELF-PROCLAIMED ‘bad day at the office’ saw Galmington’s Trident come out on the rough end at Titans.

At times, the team showed real strength, but something was off – yet they still battled until the end.

Hannah Symes (GK), playing up from Hovelands, put in a strong performance to win the player of the match vote, with Nicky Towell (GA) once again putting in a good shift to get the opposition’s vote.

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Somerset Premier Division
Claremont 38, Swans 56

CLAREMONT hosted Wells side Swans at Taunton Vale in a match which was close until half time.

Swans proved too strong in the long run, however, despite the best shooting efforts of player of the match and captain Hannah Setter (GA).

Sponsored by Somerset County Sports. 

Somerset Division 2
Queensway 30, Bishops 36

PROMISING superstar Bea Renyard won the coveted player of the match award, showing real skill all over the court, as Queensway’s youngsters took on the Bishops.

An unusually strong start for the Galmington side in the first quarter was lost by half time, with Bishops pulling it back to 17-17.

The opposition then took the lead and the victory, despite Queensway winning the final quarter with a last-minute flourish.

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Somerset Division 3
Newbarn 25, Canons 23

AFTER a gruelling match (with quarter scores of 5-9, 13-13 and 17-17), Galmington’s team of the month for October dug deep to pull a two-goal win out of the bag.

It was such strong performance that the player of the match vote was split between Lily Perrin, Toni Smyth and Veronica Falvey, while Vic Nation got the opposition’s vote.

Newbarn kept cool heads and did not panic, despite the final few minutes being so tight and tense.

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