SOUTH WEST DORSET LEAGUE NETBALL ROUND-UP

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Premier Division

Bay Fencing & Landscaping 22 GW Electrical 32

GW Electrical claimed a good win over basement side Bay Fencing & Landscaping to edge closer to Saints Security in fifth.

GW defenders, Caroline Goode (GK) and Laura Osbourne (GD) made an effective team, working hard to secure interceptions and they took a one-goal lead in the final minutes.

Tactical changes at half-time left GW trying to find their footing; Bay were quick to take advantage, with some fantastic interceptions by GK, Bobbie Bosworth. GW managed to score some crucial goals to strengthen their lead going into the final quarter where they held on for the win.

 

Waterside 42 New Body Fitness 39

Waterside fought to a narrow win over New Body Fitness to take second place in the table.

Waterside took an early lead, thanks to fantastic movement in the D from GS Susan Lee who did not miss a single shot throughout the quarter.

New Body came back fighting, with excellent shooting by Jodie Howell (GS) and Emily Conning (GA) and dominated the quarter, almost cancelling out Waterside’s first quarter lead.

New Body were able to level the score for a while but Waterside clawed back a small lead which they held onto for victory.

 

Division One

Team Waikiki 48 Coastal Cheese 28

Team Waikiki earned a valuable win against Coastal Cheese that now sees them as one of three teams level on 30 points.

After a slow-paced start, Coastal edged ahead. Waikiki responded with strong defence, moving the ball back down the court where GS, Cristal Butcher, was quick to convert but Coastal were still able to carve out a small lead.

Coastal GA, Ellen MacDonald, made the most of scoring opportunities, however Waikiki’s tactical play allowed them to edge in front. In the third quarter Coastal tried to regain the lead, but were denied by shooting from Waikiki GA, Lin Rawcliff.

Waikiki dominated the final quarter and in the end were rewarded with the victory.

 

Division Two

Beaminster Braves 39 DDBI 30

Beaminster Braves maintained the pressure on table toppers NMP Property despite a top effort from DDBI.

Braves made a good start, limiting DDBI’s scoring opportunities with some good interceptions.

Despite having only six players, DDBI fought hard. Braves continued to make crucial interceptions moving the ball down to GA Catrin Harris, whose skill shone through with some brilliant long-range goals.

Braves came back as WA Jane Alexander made good passes into the D giving her shooters opportunities to score and they maintained their lead going into the third quarter.

DDBI showed superb skill across the court in the final quarter to lower the score difference. However, Braves’ consistency saw them through to a well-earned victory.

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