WAIKIKI battled on with only six players in the South & West Dorset Netball League before a 57-26 defeat to Division One leaders Bay Fencing.

Despite Waikiki’s numerical disadvantage, this was an even start from both teams.

Eventually, Bay took advantage of having an extra player and began to pull away, however strong shooting from Waikiki’s Hayley Rook kept them in the game.

Bay did pull away significantly throughout the second and third quarter, working the ball around well in attack and capitalising on some defensive rebounds.

Bay secured a solid win in the end, however this was a still and competitive yet friendly match, with both teams showing comradery and positivity throughout.

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COASTAL CHEESE are now level on points with Bay following their 41-27 win over Lulworth Lightning.

This game started quietly, with both teams slowly trying to figure out their opposition.

Coastal pulled away towards the end of the first quarter, however strong defence from Lulworth’s Jo Davies prevented them from having too many chances.

The teams were almost joined by an extra player in the second quarter, as a very interested squirrel almost entered the court.

Coastal, however, seems unfazed and continued to pull ahead. The third quarter saw both teams making more errors, but Coastal’s GS Lauren Oates kept calm and ensured her team maintained their lead.

Coastal then took control of the game in the final quarter and took a convincing win.



BUGLERS got off to a strong start in this Premier Division encounter before suffering a tight 34-28 loss to new Body Fitness.

Good centre court play made it challenging for New Body, although it was difficult for both teams to get the ball into their shooters thanks to strong circle defence at both ends.

Accurate shooting from New Body’s Sue Lee and Emily Conning meant they took a slim lead at quarter time.

Buglers’ attack had to work through a lot of pressure being put on by New Body in defence, although this did not affect their accuracy once they got the ball in the circle.

In the third quarter both teams came out fighting. Bugler’s attack was now working together nicely and GA Kat Frampton continued to reward her team’s efforts.

However, New Body’s GK Verity Bachelor showed excellent defending and helped maintain her team’s lead.

In the final quarter, Buglers’ defenders worked well together and made it difficult for New Body to get the ball in, which kept the game close.

Despite this, New Body kept up the high intensity and held onto their lead.