BUGLERS eased to a comfortable 46-26 victory over winless Coastal Cheese in the South & West Dorset League Premier Division.

Both teams started strongly, with swift movement and using the full width of the court. For Coastal, C Wendy Doyle took a number of interceptions around the shooting circle and their shooters, Lauren Oates and Jane Howard, proved accurate.

However, Buglers' steady pace and strong defence saw them creating more opportunities for GS Anna Crabbe resulting in a 23-12 half-time lead.

Into the second half, Coastal continued to mark tightly but Buglers were able to find space and dominate the third quarter with GA Kat Frampton being instrumental in extending their lead to 35-17.

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In the final quarter, Buglers made a number of positional changes and Coastal were able to stem the flow of goals and ensure that they closed out the match within half of Buglers score to earn a valuable point.



THIS clash between third and fourth place in the Premier Division turned into a thriller as Corfe Crusaders squeezed past New Body Fitness 25-23.

Both GS, Laura Gardner for Corfe and Ellen MacDonald for New Body, were shooting accurately under pressure throughout the first half.

Significant defensive pressure was applied by both teams with Corfe’s WD Charlie Smith making some strong interceptions resulting in New Body leading 14-10 at half-time.

Both teams made changes which took a while for the teams to settle into.

New Body’s GD Emily Rendell took advantage of Corfe’s shooting changes, closing down space and making some excellent interceptions.

At the other end, Corfe’s defence were also turning over ball resulting in a drawn quarter with New Body leading 20-16 going into the final quarter.

In the final quarter Corfe’s defence stepped up a gear with GD Marcelina Przybysz securing a number of timely interceptions which the Corfe shooters were able to convert. The final few minutes of the match saw Corfe pull level and then edge out New Body to snatch a narrow two-goal victory.



LULWORTH Lightning took club honours in Division One with a 39-26 win over Portland Pirates.

This inter-club match-up was set to be an interesting one, with Portland having turned over Lulworth first time round and only one point separating them in the table.

Portland got off to a quick start but Lulworth quickly settled and took the lead with precise passing into GS Libby Davis from WA Chelsi Pike and C Jo Davies.

Into the second quarter, Portland started to close the gap but a number of unforced errors were capitalised on by Lulworth who used their speed and agility to move the ball securely to their shooters resulting in a 16-10 lead at half-time.

Lulworth then introduced Kirsty Holmes to C and the secure, accurate passing continued.

However, Portland managed to pull a few goals back with C Jacqui Brisbane working hard to create interceptions and chances for them.

Lulworth proved too strong this time round though and during the final quarter extended their lead to take victory.



ANOTHER 25-23 nailbiter took place in Division Two as Sandsfoot Sirens beat Warmer Home Improvements B.

After a slow start, good play from the Sirens' midcourt attackers brought the ball through court well but Warmer’s GD Sarah Bryant worked hard in defence resulting in a one-goal lead for Sirens at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter remained close with end-to-end play meaning Sirens led 11-9 at half-time.

In the second half Sirens' WD Hollie Davis produced a number of great interceptions.

This, coupled with excellent attacking play from WA Freya Cartwright who was instrumental in ensuring accurate passing to the shooters, resulted in Sirens holding on to their two-goal half-time lead to finish the match with another win.