Regional League 3 South
Bodmin 40, Vivary 46

TAUNTON Vivary knew they were in for a tough match and so it proved.

Vivary went into the last quarter two goals down but kept their composure and in the last few minutes were able to dig deep and take a well-deserved win.

Special mention to Jade Barnett who shot some lovely goals on her regional debut.

Player of the match: Emily Tong; opposition’s POM: Faye Symons; squad: Emily Tong, Jade Barnett, Faye Symons, Susie Marsh, Lauren Knight, Meg Palmer, Amelia Watson, Nicole Smith, Lauren-Jade Griffiths; sponsor: Shine Hair Management.

Somerset Premier Division
Tone 60, Monmouth 31

TONE defeated Monmouth in a midweek inter-club fixture.

Tone POM: Ruby Porter, Monmouth POM: Erin Humprhis.

Tone’s squad: GS Fee Grammer, GA Becky Lucas, WA Ruby Porter, C Hannah Robins, WD Kim Tong, GD Lauren-Jade Griffiths, GK Lucy Jones; Monmouth’s squad: GS Vicki Cornish, GA Hannah Cork, WA Kate Durbin, C Erin Humphris, WD Abbey Teape/Amy McGregor, GD Amy McGregor/Denise Evely, GK Melissa Cleverly/Denise Evely; sponsor: The Kings Arms.

Somerset KO Cup
Tone 65, Claremont 59

TONE anticipated a tough game and started slowly, finding themselves trailing 6-13 at the end of the first quarter.

An exciting second quarter followed, with Tone digging deep to bring the score level at half time (20-20).

In the dying seconds of the game, GS Fee Grammer scored the equalising goal which saw the full-time score of 53-53.

Five minutes each way was then played, with Tone gaining the upper hand and storming into a 59-54 lead in the first five-minute period.

They then played some safe and steady netball which saw them clinch the win and make their way through to the next round.

POM: Hannah Robins, OPOM: Jade Barnett; squad: GS Fee Grammer, GA Jade Barnett, WA Ruby Porter, C Hannah Robins, WD Kim Tong, GD Lauren Knight, GK Melissa Cleverly; sponsor: The Kings Arms.

Somerset KO Cup
Monmouth 36, Harlequins 38

BOTH teams started well but it was Purnell Harlequins that took the early lead, finishing the first quarter ahead.

Similar play in the second quarter saw lots of turnovers and goal for goal action, ending 18-21 to Harlequins.

Monmouth fought hard scoring goal after goal to take the lead and end the third quarter 28-27.

It was goal for goal for the majority of the final quarter but Harlequins edged through.

POM: Kim Radford; OPOM: Amy McGregor; squad: GS Vicki Cornish, GA Hannah Cork, WA Kate Durbin, C Kim Radford, WD Erin Humphris, GD Amy McGregor, GK Denise Evely; sponsor: Wilkie May and Tuckwood.

QUANTOCK played Bridgwater’s Neptune in Division 1, winning 28-20.

POM: Sharlie Hughes; sponsor: Mecca Bingo.

Somerset KO Cup
Priory 60, Kingfishers 13

PRIORY started well in the first quarter against their opponents from Keinton and won it 17-2.

The second quarter saw Priory’s momentum continue with excellent passing down the court and by half time their lead was up to 29-6.

Priory maintained this during the third and fourth quarters with consistency in passing, accurate shooting and excellent turnovers.

POM: Zoe Stacey; OPOM: Sophie Bond; squad: GS Zoe Stacey, GA Sophie Bond, WA Andrea Dobson, C Sarah Hughes, WD Gugu Mlotshwa, GD Ellie Tolman, GK Helen Cleverly; sponsor: Matt Durbin Associates.

Somerset KO Cup
Blackdown 41, Chalice 27

CHALICE took an early lead but, by the end of the second quarter, Blackdown turned it round to lead 19-16.

Blackdown made great interceptions and accurate passes and stormed their way to a win.

POM: Lucy Hird; OPOM: Louise Frost; squad: GS Lucy Cox, GA Lucy Hird, WA Kate Stubbins, C Louise Frost, WD Victoria Saban, GD Ali White, GK Hayley Milne; sponsor: Mortgage Select.

This is The West Country:

BLACKDOWN: Victoria Saban, Hayley Milne, Louise Frost, Kate Stubbins, Lucy Cox, Ali White, Lucy Hird.

Somerset Division 3
Brendon 24, Jesters 35

PURNELL Jesters were a well-rehearsed team with some very tight marking.

Their defence kept Brendon’s shooters from getting too close to the post.

Brendon still managed to hold their own and were only trailing by four goals at half-time.

Some great defensive work from Brendon throughout the court and good interceptions in their defensive third; a frustrating but hard-fought game.

POM & OPOM: Charlotte Owen; squad: Zoe Godber-Ford, Jess Larkman, Emma Burns, Charlotte Owen, Trish Hutchinson, Sophia Valmiki, Olivia Wade; sponsor: Bridgwater & Taunton College.

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Regional League 1
Team Bath 53, Galmington 43

GALMINGTON made their second trip to Bath in two weeks, and although they started well, the hosts began to get on top and by half time they led 32-16.

The third quarter saw Galmington make sweeping changes to their line-up, and it was their best quarter of the match, allowing them to close the gap.

Team Bath settled in the final period, though, and saw out the win by 10 goals.

Player of the match: Isla & Becky; sponsor: Admiral School of Motoring.

Somerset KO Cup
Queensway 57, Venus 20

GALMINGTON Queensway progressed into the next round of the cup after seeing off Bridgwater Venus.

Queensway made a strong start at Taunton Vale, ending the first quarter 15-3 ahead, and taking a 30-6 lead into the second half.

Venus fought gamely, reaching 20 goals by the end of the match, but still the hosts secured comfortable passage in the competition.

POM: Jess Bullock; sponsor: Yew Tree Group.

Somerset KO Cup
Newbarn 47, Thorns 18

NEWBARN also progressed in the cup, proving far too good for Thorns.

New team member Tracey Day stepped into the GA position and combined superbly with the ever-reliable Sophie Anderson.

POM: Veronica, sponsor: Silvers Pantry

Somerset KO Cup
Comeytrowe 29, Aldon 28

COMEYTROWE had a tough start against Aldon, losing captain Sarah to injury and falling 9-4 behind.

But after a few changes and some fantastic interceptions, they levelled the game at 16-16.

Aldon inched ahead again, 23-21, going into the final quarter, but with great support on and off the court it was the Galmington side who controlled the final stages and pinched it 29-28.

POM: Jessie Smyth-Lees; sponsor: The Washing Machine Service.

Somerset KO Cup
Parkfield 37, Sapphires 52

GALMINGTON Parkfield faced Sydenham side Sapphires, from the division above, and went out after a good contest.

Every Parkfield player worked tirelessly, not least Jodie Reading at both WD and GD.

Player of the match: Jodie Reading; sponsor: eat the bird

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TWO young Galmington Netball Club members, Emily Brooks and Daisy West, have secured a place in the Under-17 long squad for 2019 at Severn Stars, who play in the Vitality Netball Superleague.