WARMER Home Improvements sealed a 40-34 win over Coastal Cheese in the South & West Dorset League Premier Division.

After a scrappy start from both teams, Warmer settled first and took the lead. There was a strong defensive effort from both sides, however Warmer converted more possession.

Notably, there was lovely movement from Warmer GS Stacey Groves, and great speed and energy Coastal C Katie Ritsema. By the end of the first quarter, both teams were pulling off some brilliant play.

Coastal took advantage of Warmer's personnel changes and closed the gap. After a brief disruption and quick substitution due to a blood injury to their C, Coastal then pushed on again and levelled the scores by half time.

Warmer gained a slim lead in the second half, which they then, thanks to some slick passes from GA Linzi Gardener, extended to a seven-goal lead going into the final quarter.

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In the final quarter, play was end-to-end, with Coastal’s GD Rachel Boyd and Warmer’s GD Beck Hallet both picking up multiple interceptions. Coastal managed to pull some goals back in the final few minutes, however, it was Warmer who came out on top.



EXPERIMENTATION worked for Belle Construction as they defeated Bay Fencing 74-27 in the Premier Division.

Belle started this game with a slightly different line-up and tried some new combinations. This meant their play was not as fast paced as usual, while Bay’s attack flowed well with their WA Hayley Smith and C Kathy Sims working hard to give their shooters scoring opportunities.

Bay struggled slightly in the second quarter, as some strong defence from Belle meant it was difficult for them to convert.

Belle reverted to a more familiar line up for the second half, with the attack now flowing much more organically and the score beginning to stretch out.

Belle GA Jayne Guppy was also scoring some amazing long shots as the champions won again.



BUGLERS emerged comfortable 45-12 winners in their Division One clash with WJNC Warriors.

There was a great start from both teams in this game, with Buglers’ GA Kat Frampton finding great space and shooting very accurately, while Warriors worked hard through the court to gain possession.

Buglers had a strong lead at quarter time. Despite massive effort from Warrior’s circle defence in the second quarter, excellent play from Bugler’s midcourt saw them keep their lead.

In the second half, Bugler’s GS Emily England shot well and won several rebounds. Warriors put up a good fight in the midcourt, with their WD Lauren Wilson winning the ball back for them, but Buglers were able to pull away again this half. Both teams played with high intensity and energy, with Buglers taking a solid win.



EXE Training edged Portland Pirates 37-32 in a keenly-contested Division Two meeting.

Pirates opened with some hard-fought goals, putting the pressure on Exe from the first whistle. Exe took some great interceptions in the mid-court, but Portland’s defence was too strong and they were unable to convert.

Pirates brought on two new players at the start of the second quarter, however this did not faze Exe in a tighter quarter, with some great shots from their GA Ellie Donoghue.

In a thrilling second half, Exe showed perseverance and sheer determination in the third quarter, picking up loose balls and interceptions, and then converting them into goals.

They fought hard to close the gap, clearly desperate for a win over their close rivals, and were only two goals down going into the last quarter.

Pirates made a few more tactical changes at quarter time, and both teams pushed hard throughout the final quarter. Despite the fresh legs from Pirates substitutes, Exe won after a tense finale.