MOVING into third place in the South & West Dorset League Premier Division, The Veterans’ Hub claimed a 39-14 win over Warmer Home Improvements A.

Treacherous conditions on court made for a cautious tactics before giving way to a flowing end-to-end game and an exciting watch.

Veterans managed to convert their play into an early lead with accurate shooting from Poppy Andrews taking them into a 12-2 lead.

The second quarter saw some excellent interceptions from Warmer C Becky Hallet but the Vets worked the ball well around the D, feeding into their shooters and securing a further lead.

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In the second half, Warmer returned with renewed vigour and determination which resulted in a great passage of play.

In the final quarter, Sarah Garman from Warmer made her shooting debut, securing three extraordinary long shots in the goal, but Veterans were too strong and put another five points on the table.



TEAM Waikiki are still looking for their first win of the winter season after a narrow 30-24 loss to Joe Newton Electrical in Division One.

Joe Newton made a strong start with an instant goal from shooter Camilla Assiratti, swiftly followed by several others.

Waikiki’s answering goal soon followed but Joe Newton were quick to retaliate.

Waikiki’s Lauren Dabbs took control of the game in centre court, sending some strong balls down the goal third into the hands of their shooters.

Joe Newton took advantage of every loose ball but Waikiki’s formidable defensive duo Vicki Bartliff and Dabbs made Joe Newton work hard for every goal.

This game remained close throughout with one goal in it at half-time.

Joe Newton’s GD Becky Dechow supported some excellent feeds up the court into the shooters, her team achieving a three-goal lead into the final quarter.

Tensions were high in this hotly-contested game with both teams adding pressure and Joe Newton’s GK Karen Matthews defending hard to close out the victory.



COASTAL Cheese maintained their 100 per cent Division One record with a 31-13 victory over WJNC Wildcats.

Wildcats made a strong start with some smart play from WA Kelly Browne, feeding the ball into the circle with precision.

Coastal fought back with smart and fierce defending by GD Gilly Woodsford before stepping up the pace and consequently turning over goals with fantastic shooting accuracy.

In the second quarter, Wildcats came out fast with well-timed play by C Nancy Garman and GA Frankie Eversden, however superb defending from Coastal’s defensive duo secured a 17-6 lead at half-time.

Coastal kicked off the third quarter feeling confident and relaxed due to their lead.

Wildcats however, did not give way and chased down every ball relentlessly. Browne made an appearance on shooting which boosted play.

Wildcats C Brooke Batchelor made some strong interceptions and pressure was applied from both teams, a valiant effort by all in slippery conditions, but a convincing win for Coastal.



THE Waterloo are third in Division Two after a 35-16 win over Evolved Tuning.

Both teams took on the slippery courts and howling wind conditions well Evolved could not turn momentum into goals.

Great shooting from Waterloo and some excellent rebounds won converted them to goals and a 11-1 lead.

The second quarter saw a strong start from Evolved trying to claw their way back into the match by bringing on new shooters.

Waterloo remained strong with GK Linda Cannon playing particularly well and taking a 20-7 half-time lead.

The third quarter saw Evolved fight with both centres, Zoe Lindsey and Hollie Davis, bringing the ball down the court well to their shooters.

There was excellent effort in defence from Evolved’s GK Charlotte Pantry.

Despite Evolved growing as the game went on, this was a dominant win for Waterloo.