Regional League 1

Exeter A 63, Galmington 29

GALMINGTON started well against the league leaders, putting together some excellent moves but not capitalising on their chances.

The visitors kept up their strong performance in the second quarter but fatigue set in after the break and Exeter pulled clear.

POM- Emma McCormack; OPOM- Daisy West

Regional League 2

Whitchurch 37, Galmington Trident 39

TRIDENT earned just their second win of the season with a superb victory at high-flying Whitchurch.

Trident kept up with their hosts initially, ending 11-11 after the first quarter, and then pulled ahead to lead 20-15 at half-time.

The second half saw the visitors display great determination to hold on to their lead.

Regional League 3S

Titans 31, Hovelands 39

HOVELANDS notched up their first win of the season by defeating their North Devon hosts.

The key quarter was the third, which Hovelands won 11-5 to move two ahead - they did likewise in the final quarter to stretch their lead and seal that overdue win.

Somerset Premier

Claremont 49, Sapphires 40

CLAREMONT beat the snow to play Sapphires but made a slow start, trailing by one at half-time.

Having thawed out, Claremont improved after the break and took a 37-31 lead into the final quarter, in which they extended their advantage to earn the win.

POM: Becca Wood; OPOM: Lucy Low

Somerset Division 1

Parkfield 66, Sydenham Rubies 24

PARKFIELD’S match at Sydenham was played indoors rather than on the icy outside courts, and the visitors flew into a 17-3 lead.

The Galmington side stayed dominant throughout and won well - Holly Byrne stepped up to play GK and earned the player of the match award after a relentless display.

POM: Holly Byrne; OPOM: Rachelle Billington

GALMINGTON Under-14s won 34-22 against Lightning, from North Dorset.

POM Teagan Dare and Amelia Lusk; OPOM Jas Pope

Regional League 3 South

Vivary 41, Titans 44

TAUNTON Vivary hosted Lovell Titans – their main rivals for third place – on Sunday, and lost out by three goals.

The home side anticipated a real battle, but it was Titans who started off the stronger of the teams, taking the first quarter 12-7.

The second and third quarters saw Titans maintain their lead, with Vivary making too many unforced errors and being made to pay by their opposition’s accurate shooting.

This meant that Vivary headed into the final quarter 36-27 down.

The fourth quarter was the hosts’ best, winning it 14-8, but they were not able to pull off the win.

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

Somerset Premier Division

Tone 61, Monmouth 32

MOST Somerset League games were cancelled due to the weather, so Tone and Monmouth took the opportunity to play an outstanding inter-club fixture.

It was no gentle friendly match, but Motorhead turned up to 11, a derby match of unconventional balance, a paradoxical scenario where players can in one hand offer each other a cordial ‘hope you win’ and in the other, a stern but respectful ‘hope you lose’.

Unexpectedly, it was title contenders Tone who seemed a little caught out, not only by the icy air in the room but also Monmouth’s strong attacks, which led to some entertaining chaos in the opening minutes.

The match remained thrillingly tight for the majority of the first quarter, where an even level of guile and bite was separated only by Tone’s excellent turnover breakouts, leading to a 14-8 advantage.

The second quarter saw Monmouth return to the form that has blighted their season.

Attempting to chase a score left space at the back for some devastating mid-court counter-attacks and precision shooting from Tone, affording them a 29-13 lead.

The third quarter was a similar story of deft moves and slick attack, with some truly superb passages of play and spectacular goals from both sides, resulting in a 45-23 scoreline.

There were no signs of the finale being any less hectic.

Tone’s great technical ability was equalled by Monmouth’s impassioned drive, which led to a much more even, yet varied, contest.

More top quality passing and ace finishing from both teams saw it finish 61-32.

The outcome does little to truly reflect a super entertaining encounter, which was played with the perfect blend of competitive good nature and respect throughout.

Tone’s POM & OPOM: Lucy Jones; Monmouth’s POM: Erin Humphris; OPOM: Vicki Cornish; Tone’s squad: GS Fee Grammer, GA Jade Barnett, WA Ruby Porter, C Lauren Knight, WD Kim Tong, GD Lucy Jones, GK Becky Lucas; Monmouth’s squad: GS Vicki Cornish, GA Maisie Reynolds, WA Kate Durbin, C Erin Humphris, WD Kim Radford, GD Amy McGregor, GK Denise Evely; Tone sponsor: The Kings Arms; Monmouth sponsor: Wilkie May & Tuckwood