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6:00am Wednesday 16th January 2013 in Somerset Sport
Bridgwater Venus 28, Quantock 28
VENUS played at Quantock in appalling weather conditions, which presented problems for both teams throughout the game.
Venus started the first quarter slowly, taking their time to settle and finding themselves down at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter witnessed some positional changes and this seemed to give Venus a new lease of life. At the end of the second quarter, with some accurate shooting from shooters, Lianne Fothergill and Karis Holleran, Venus were within two goals to levelling the score.
Venus headed into the final quarter with a surge. Great interceptions and tips from the defence of Coleen Bartlett (GK), Mary King (GD) and Annia Holleran (WD) ensured Venus didn't lose the game.
Saturn 16, Hovelands 49
WITH their new line-up, Saturn started tentatively. Vital interceptions from the defensive combination of Sally Haysham, Hannah Symes and Emma Downes held Hovelands to scoring just 9 goals in the second quarter.
This gave Saturn the boost they needed. Great centre court play from Emma Reynolds helped Sammie Woolacott feed perfectly timed balls into the shooting combination of Rosie Hill and Becky Palmer, who converted them effortlessly. The 16- 49 final score line did not reflect Saturn's strong performance against the team who are currently second in the premier division.
Mars 45, Robins 20
MARS started off well despite the rain lashing down, taking a 10-7 lead after the first quarter.
Outstanding shooting from Paige Langdon (GS) and Sarah Perry (GA) saw Mars leading 25-11 by half time. Good movement and passing by centre court players Cath Clark (C) and Chris Shaw (WA) brought the ball smoothly down the court to the shooters, building a 39-16 lead by three quarter time.
In the final period, strong defence from Mary King (GD) and Alisha Gardener (WD), as well as timely interceptions from Gemma Codman (GK), secured a 45-20 victory for Mars.
Mercury 31, Monmouth 41
MERCURY had the unexpected pleasure of playing indoors against Taunton Monmouth.
They started off positively but struggled as a team to get the ball down the court to the shooters and finished the first quarter trailing 5- 8.
Monmouth increased their level of play but Mercury kept going but struggled to score goals and finished the first half trailing 23-10.
Centre court changes were made at half time and straight away Mercury's ball play improved, as they doubled their goals to close the gap to 21- 32.
Mercury maintained their improved level of play in the final quarter, which guaranteed a well-earned point by sco