WITH South & West Dorset League Premier Division action having finished last week, there were only Division One and Division Two matches to be played.

McCarthy Stone were already confirmed as winners of Division One and finished the season with a resounding 60-13 victory against Exe Training.



DIVISION One runners-up, Team Waikiki, ended their season with 39-28 victory over Lulworth Lightning.

Matches between these two have been well contested this season, with the first being a win for Lulworth and the second a draw.

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This third and final match started quickly with a fast pace and the attach and defence from both teams reacting quickly to any opportunities to intercept passes and at the first quarter break the teams were tied 7-7.

Into the second quarter Waikiki made changes with Leah Stockley coming on at WD and Emily Peacock moving to WA.

These changes resulted in accurate passing through court and GS Hayley Rooks found her range under the net leading to a half time lead of 20-11.

Lulworth made changes for quarter three with Tori Coltart and Kirsty Holmes coming onto court at WA and GK respectively. This brought a new energy to the team and they started to close the gap.

Great interceptions and impressive rebounding from Waikiki GD Lauren Dabbs though prevented Lulworth from getting too close and at three quarter time Waikiki still led by six goals 27-21.

The final quarter saw Vicki Bartliff on at GK for Waikiki and Kath Hernon back on court at WD for Lulworth.

The game continued to be fast paced, competitive and a great demonstration of quality netball and this time round it was Waikiki that ended as the winning team with a final score of 39-28.

In Division Two, Warriors were already confirmed as division winners but the runners-up spot was still to be decided with Joe Newton Electrical in second, just one point ahead of third-placed WJNC Wildcats.

Both teams secured resounding victories with WJNC Wildcats beating Sandsfoot Sirens 59-30 and Joe Newton Electrical defeating Warmer Home Improvements B 61-22.

These results mean Joe Newton Electrical, in their first season in the league, secured the runners-up spot and promotion to Division One.



ZEST showed their improvement in recent months but could not topple WJNC Warriors, going down to a 42-32 loss.

The game started quietly with neither team taking control to begin with, but it was the Warriors' attack that found their rhythm first and started to secure accurate passes to their shooters, GS Erin Cutler and GA Izzy Faulkner who were able to convert their shots.

As the first half progressed, Zest began to apply more pressure in defence and bring the ball through court well but it was Warriors who led 18-13 at half-time.

The second half saw a more dominant display from Warriors with Amelia Monteith moving to GA and shooting confidently.

Zest’s GK Lauren Mead did not let the young shooters have everything their own way, contesting and securing rebounds and with Zest GS Emma Mills playing with confidence, Warriors were prevented from pulling away until late in the second half when they were able to apply pressure through speed of play and wrapped up the win.