Comeytrowe 40, Mars 26

COMETROWE’S eighth game of the 2019/20 season saw them take on Mars from Bridgwater Netball Club.

With a full squad available, the Galmington side took to the court ready and raring to go.

It wasn’t the perfect start, with Mars edging the first quarter 9-6, although some brilliant passages of play allowed for an optimistic restart.

A quick change of positions and a rousing team talk soon paid off.

Shooting superstar Helen Brunt led the way as Comeytrowe went into half-time 22-14 up.

Another positional change saw Paris Welch swap from attack to defence, impressing with her versatility and commitment.

Comeytrowe finished the third quarter with an convincing 34-20 lead, and they consolidated the win with continued teamwork and solid set plays.

Player of the match: Helen Brunt; opposition’s player of the match: Paris Welch

Fellow Galmington side Queensway enjoyed an emphatic 87-26 win over Sydenham Rubies - see our picture gallery above.

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Regional League 3
Vivary 48, Galmington Trident 44

Vivary knew they were in for a tough local derby game and Trident edged ahead by three at the end of the first quarter.

Vivary came out firing in the second quarter and steady play saw them not only close the gap, but take a three goal lead of their own.

The exciting second half saw Vivary extend their lead at times to several goals, but Trident were constantly punishing any errors.

Vivary managed to maintain their lead and ran out winners.

POM: Amelia Watson, OPOM: Tia Chaloner & Susie Freeman

Regional League 3
CNCC Lions 40, Tone 31

DESPITE CCNC Lions being at the bottom of the league, Tone knew they couldn’t be complacent.

A very even start saw CCNC Lions go ahead by one as Tone took a while to settle.

As the game progressed, changes were made to try and get a foothold but errors crept in on both sides and the home side capitalised.

Everyone worked tirelessly and turned over the ball until the final whistle, but Tone were on the losing end of the scoreline.

POM: Lauren-Jade Griffiths, OPOM: Kim Tong

Somerset Division 1
Quantock 47, Wells Bishops 37

BOTH sides came out strongly, with Quantock edging ahead to take the lead 13-9.

Interceptions by Sophie, support to bring the ball down from Amy and accurate feeds into the circle by Kate meant Quantock went into half time 23-18 ahead.

Even with Bishops’ tight marking over the ball, Helen andVicki continued shooting accurately and, with a couple of last minute goals, Quantock finished the third quarter leading 35-28.

In the final quarter, Bishops were getting frustrated with Quantock’s defensive efforts and Verity and Denise managed to capitalise on errors in the circle as the Taunton side finished on top.

POM: Vicki Cornish, Kate Durbin & Amy McGregor, OPOM: Vicki Cornish

This is The West Country:

BLACKDOWN: Becca Willy, Lucy Cox, Sarah Hughes, Louise Frost, Linda Holder, Jemma Gent, Sophia Valmiki

Somerset Division 2
Blackdown 32, Walton 52

JEMMA Gent got into good space and converted well but Blackdown trailed 7-14 at the end of the first quarter.

Sarah Hughes and Sophia Valmiki blocked their players out of the game effectively but Walton held their lead (16-26). Blackdown continued to play well with Becca Willy feeding brilliant balls into Lucy Cox, who converted goals from afar. Linda Holder at GK was gaining rebounds ready to bring the ball back down the court (25-39).

The last quarter saw a few changes and the game ended with Walton taking the 32-52 win, but the score did not reflect Blackdown’s team effort throughout the match.

POM & OPOM: Lucy Cox

Somerset Division 3
Tudor 25, Bridgwater Venus 24

TUDOR began well, ending the first quarter 8-5 up.

With torrential rain hitting play, Venus managed to close the gap, trailing by just one at half-time.

The third quarter saw Venus push the pace and increase the pressure, taking a 20-22 lead.

With a final push from Tudor and a great team effort, they sealed the win.

POM: Hayley Milne, Charlotte O’Leary & Rhonda Robins, OPOM: Tanya Binding