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TAUNTON Vivary, sponsored by Shine Hair Management, played Tor’s Knights in Regional League 3 losing 48-55. Vivary had a strong start, turning over lots of ball and converting them to goal to give a 16-14 lead.

The second quarter saw Knights fight back, quickly delivering the ball from defence to attack.

However, Vivary kept fighting to end the quarter trailing 24-26. The third quarter followed in a similar suit with some great interceptions from both team and very high shooting statistics (36-41). Vivary continued to fight until the very end with wonderful play from everyone on the team, however the match ended with Knights taking the win. POM was Lauren Wilkinson, OPOM was Lauren Knight.

The squad: Lauren Wilkinson, Mya Hounsell, Emily Tong, Faye Symons, Susie Marsh, Lauren Knight, Meg Palmer, Amelia Watson, Nicole Smith.

Tone, sponsored by The Kings Arms, played Yeovil’s Newton in the premier division winning 56-49. POM was Lauren Wilkinson, OPOM was Lauren Knight.

The squad: GS Lauren Wilkinson, GA Jade Barnett, WA Ruby Porter, C Lauren Knight, WD Erin Humphris, GD Lucy Jones, GK Becky Lucas.

Monmouth, sponsored by Wilkie May and Tuckwood, played Yeovil’s Wyndham in the premier division and enjoyed their first win 34-23. Monmouth started extremely strong to get a head start in the game with the score at the end of the first quarter at 11-7. Continuing to play well with great all round defence, picking up loose balls to get down to the shooting circle where Vicki and Hannah shot accurately keeping Monmouth ahead 19-12 at half time.

The third quarter saw Monmouth storm further ahead by turning over the opposition’s ball and turning it into their own (24-17). Monmouth kept it steady in the final quarter to make sure they would keep the difference in the score and keep the victory they knew they deserved.

POM & OPOM was Ria Binding. The squad: GS Vicki Cornish, GA Hannah Cork, WA Kate Durbin, C Kim Radford, WD Amy McGregor, GD Ria Binding, GK Melissa Cleverly.

Quantock, sponsored by Mecca Bingo, played Yeovil’s Hendford in the first division losing 31-35. An inconsistent first quarter which Quantock pulled through to lead 8-6 with some positive drives towards the end.

The second quarter started goal for goal with some good interceptions down the court, but ended with Hendford pulling away (13-18). Great defensive pressure ensured the third quarter was drawn. Although Hendford raised their game in the fourth quarter, a great effort by Abbey (making her debut at C for Quantock) inspired Quantock to fight back. Unfortunately they couldn’t catch Hendford who won the game. POM & OPOM was Abbey Teape.

The squad: GS Helen Lucas, GA Maisie Reynolds, WA Molly White, C Tina Follett, WD Abbey Teape, GD Sharlie White, GK Verity Ward.

Priory, sponsored by Matt Durbin Associates, played Yeovil’s Reckleford in the second division winning 54-39. The game started strong from both teams end to end resulting in a close first quarter in which Priory took a slight lead (16-14). In the second quarter, both teams maintained their hard work but Priory edged ahead with a score of 28-22 at half time. Reckleford came back with new strategies and determination in the third quarter to keep possession of the ball but Priory kept their lead (41-30). In the final quarter, both teams held on strong to keep efforts high and with both teams gaining interceptions in every position, Priory managed to keep the lead and take the win. POMs were Ali White and Gugu Mlotshwa, OPOM was Becca Holder.

The squad: GS Becca Holder, GA Hanna Jarvis, WA Andrea Dobson, C Sarah Hughes, WD Gugu Mlotshwa, GD Ellie Tolman, GK Ali White.

Blackdown, sponsored by Mortgage Select, played Yeovil’s Aldon in the second division winning 47-29. The first quarter was extremely tough, and both sides came out fighting, with some amazing defensive work from both sides (13-7).

The second quarter was again quite tight, with Aldon coming out fighting from the beginning and displaying some excellent defensive work to stop Blackdown’s shooters from converting. However, Blackdown held strong and with some excellent interceptions from the whole team, led 25-14 at half time.

The third quarter saw Blackdown’s attackers come out firing, with some excellent play down the court to the shooters who converted well (37-20). The final quarter saw the intensity of the game rise with a last push from Aldon, however Blackdown’s defence held very strong ensuring there was a high rate of turnovers with excellent play down the court. POM was Victoria Saban, OPOM was Rhonda Robins.

The squad: GS Lucy Cox, GA Hanna Jarvis/Becca Holder, WA Kate Stubbins, C Louise Frost, WD Victoria Saban, GD Hayley Milne, GK Rhonda Robins.

Tudor, sponsored by Marked Skin, played Walton in the second division losing 25-60. Walton were a very strong team and made an impressive start, scoring 13 goals to Tudor’s 5 in the first quarter. Some great defence and interceptions were made by Tudor, but they did struggle with getting the ball down the court.

The team played well together with some good passing around a strong defence. POM was Charlotte Owen, OPOM was Tanya Binding. The squad: GS Charlotte Owen, GA Maddy Russell, WA Ally Gabell, C Charlotte O’Leary, WD Libby Binding, GD Zoe Godber-Ford, GK Tanya Binding, reserve Sophia Valmiki.

Brendon, sponsored by Bridgwater and Taunton College, Yeovil’s Summerhouse in the third division 42-33. A lively game saw the Yeovil side’s passing and shooting was slick, but thanks to impressive interceptions by several players, particularly Ria at GD, and sound play in and around the attacking circle, Brendon finished the first quarter ahead by two goals. Strong passing, feeding and shooting stretched the lead to ten in the third quarter and a win for Brendon.

POM was Trish Hutchinson, OPOM was Becca Holder. The squad: GS Lauren Wilkinson, GA Becca Holder, WA Mel Reynolds, C Jess Larkman, WD Emma Burns, GD Ria Binding, GK Trish Hutchinson.

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