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Late rally to no avail as Jupiter go down at Devizes
7:00am Thursday 17th October 2013 in Somerset Sport
Jupiter 40 Devizes 48
JUPITER came out strong in the first quarter.
Great driving and movement in the circle from Amy Shaw (GA) got her into fantastic positions to put up vital shots.
Zonal defence down the court from Baylea Charles (C) put pressure on Devizes, causing errors, and, quick to pick up on these, Beckie Cowley (GD) made a number of tips to give Jupiter a boost going into the third quarter with the score 23-28 to Devizes.
Lisa Durant (GK) made it hard work for the opposition shooter to move freely in the circle, limiting them to eight goals in the third quarter.
Jupiter rallied in the last quarter with good shooting from Paige Davey (GS), but to no avail.
Players of the match: Baylea Charles and Beckie Cowley.
Saturn 31 Harlequins 25
SATURN started their second away match of the season at Midsomer Norton tentatively with Katy Cheese making excellent shots on debut.
Costly errors let Harlequins back into the game to finish the second quarter level on 13-13.
Tactical centre block play and interceptions by Imogen Setter disrupted Harlequins’ flow and allowed Saturn to take a commanding lead.
Last quarter nerves were settled by superb defending and encouragement from Sally Haysham and player of the match Emma Downes.
Mars 55 Minstrels 26
MARS travelled to Midsomer Norton to play Minstrels in a fantastic game.
A cracking first quarter saw Mars take the lead 19-4, and in the second quarter Cath Clark (C) and Lily Rowland (WA) continued to work well together, feeding into the circle to Mattie Williams (GS) and Morganne Dunn (GA), who kept Mars ahead 30 -11.
Half-time changes saw Chloe Trout (WA) and Jess Webb (C) brought on to the court.
Mars kept ahead thanks to outstanding defence from Alisha Gardener (WD), Saskia Middleton (GD) and Mary King (GK), leaving the score 42-19 with one quarter to go.
A great team effort saw Mars take victory.
Player of the match: tied – Gardener, King, Middleton and Williams.