VETERANS Hub claimed a 47-33 victory over New Body Fitness to leapfrog their opponents into second in the South & West Dorset League Premier Division.

An energetic start saw Veterans make tactical interceptions and position themselves well throughout the court but New Body gained most possession allowing them to lead. Veterans continued to battle for the ball and this forced New Body into mistakes as Veterans led by the quarter end.

Good interceptions from both teams showed how much they wanted the ball.

Veterans’ GD Lauren Osgood made exceptional turnovers, matched by New Body’s GA Tia Chalenor. Afterwards, both teams worked hard to keep possession and precise shooting from Veterans’ GS Rachel Scarff saw them extend their lead.

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New Body started the third quarter with determination and better communication, their defence rewarded for working hard as they regained some goals.

Veterans kept up their score due to their consistent ball management and placement.

Veterans’ C Emma Bright’s energy and consistency allowed them as a team to create space and move the ball around court as they kept their healthy lead.

New Body may have been behind going into the last quarter but this did not stop them having a positive attitude, making more interceptions and precisely shooting.

But Veterans’ perfect defensive pairing of GD Lauren Osgood and GK Jess Kennedy really allowed them to maintain possession and take the win.



GUNGHO Marketing inflicted a first defeat of the Division One campaign on Artifex Dragons, winning 39-34.

Dragons started strong with exceptional defence, but Gungho’s GS Georgia Pearson made some good shots. Dragons maintained the pressure and took a one-goal lead.

After alternating goals Gungho’s WA Abi Pearson made a series of flying interceptions which allowed her team to pull away.

Dragons used their strong defence and attack to close the gap and the last quarter saw both teams start well, although the score remained distant with Gungho leading throughout and taking the win by five goals.



ARTIFEX Krakens remain top after a well-contested 30-25 Division Two win over First Fit Windows.

First Fit started the strongest although good intercepts by Krakens’ WD Kat King saw them regain possession.

First Fit’s GK Amy Webb prevented Krakens from scoring with good turnovers, while both teams continued to feed well into the shooters, but it was First Fit who led by four goals.

King continued with good interceptions, gaining possession and enabling the shooters to get goals and close the gap, eventually taking the lead at the end of the quarter by one goal.

First Fit remained strong in their defence although an injury to their GA saw a substitution. Krakens kept possession and ended the quarter with a two-goal lead.

First Fit were down to six players although their GD and C made good interceptions. However, Krakens continued to play a strong game and extended their lead to take a slender victory.



EVOLVED Tuning are third in Division Two after a resounding 53-21 success over WJNC Waves.

Excellent centre court play by Waves’ C Amelia Robinson and WA Ruby Barton fed into the circle but Evolved’s GK Charlotte Pantry and GD Jess Frampton defended well, making it hard for Waves to score.

Quick and decisive passing from Evolved allowed them to pull ahead and they kept the pressure up with centre-court players continuing to push the ball towards their shooters who duly scored.

Evolved worked well as a team, staying calm and extending their lead by a long way.

Waves made a few changes to their players including GS who closed the gap on goals.

Excellent interceptions from Evolved’s WA Imi Beale made it hard for Waves and Evolved dominated play with Waves struggling to match them.

Waves kept fighting and GK Maisy Jackson-Lowe intercepted well, preventing Evolved’s shooters from adding to their lead but the damage was already done.