A REAL team effort resulted in Taunton Deane Ladies recording their first ever win, as they defeated Bath University 13-7.

Taunton Deane were quicker and faster in understanding what was happening in the pool.

The game started with a simple break by Hannah Taylor, and a ball over the top left her one-on-one with the goalkeeper, taking the opportunity with her usual ruthlessness in front of goal.

Taylor quickly scored another two goals, with Tash Broad scoring another, meaning that at the end of that quarter Taunton were 4-2 up.

Goalscorer turned playmaker for the remainder of the match, with Taylor not scoring again, though she did set up plenty and controlled the team’s defence, marking Bath Uni’s key players out of the game.

Although the second quarter saw the scoring equal with two goals apiece (Taunton’s goals coming from Broad and Amelia Foster), in the third quarter Taunton went on the offensive, scoring four goals to Bath’s two – Jasmine Bower, Broad and Foster (2) on the scoresheet.

Bath started a fightback in the final quarter, but it was too late and goals from Emi Williams and Foster (two more) put the game to bed.

The win was comfortable in the end, but this has come from a few hard lessons in defeat in the past.

What was key in this match was the pressure on the opposition and accurate passing in a real team effort, which secured the fine result.