NEW Body Fitness survived a late charge from McCarthy Stone to win their South & West Dorset Premier Division clash 49-45.

After solid shooting from McCarthy’s GA Molly Farr, New Body resisted with good defence although McCarthy took an early lead.

The game was fast throughout and McCarthy kept up good passing into the circle to shooters GS Lauren Oates and Farr.

New Body managed to close the gap to three despite good defending from McCarthy Stone GD Rachel Boyd and GK Laura Cox.

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New Body’s accurate passing allowed them to move up the court quickly, however, McCarthy Stone had some good turnovers with their strong defence from Boyd and Cox.

A standout performance from New Body’s GA Tia Chaloner saw them start the last quarter with three consecutive goals, extending their lead. McCarthy Stone worked hard to close the gap but New Body shaded the win in a close-fought game.



JOE Newton Electrical gained ground on Exe Training in Division One, winning 40-30.

Joe Newton’s GA Carragh Watt started the scoring within the first minute of the game before Exe’s WA Jas Mathers made turnovers which enabled Exe’s shooters to score.

Joe Newton’s GS Mandy Grafton showed her experience with impressive shooting from the edge of the D, helping them go two goals ahead.

In a close second quarter, Exe’s energy increased enabling them to close the gap.

Exe’s GD Bex Hedditch showed great defensive skills in the circle although this could not stop Grafton’s long-range shooting which enabled her team to extend their lead.

In a fast, end-to-end third quarter, Joe Newton’s GK Karen Matthews and GD Katie Ritsema worked hard to keep Exe’s GA Maddie Crumpton from scoring.

Joe Newton were able to score thanks to excellent feeds from their WA and C, keeping them ahead, aided by GD Katie Ritsema turning over the ball.

Accurate mid court defence by Joe Newton and effective disruptive defence by Exe’s GK in the circle made for an exciting game, while Grafton continued her excellent shooting to give Joe Newton victory.   



ARTIFEX Sirens and Warmer Home Improvements B played out a dramatic 23-23 draw in Division Two.

Perfectly-timed interceptions and rebound catches by Warmer’s GD Emilie Gill helped her team in the early stages with GS Sam Rees making some lovely shots.

Sirens’ WA Kate O’Shaugh made great work around the circle, while fellow GA Maisie Masondon also brought her shooting boots.

Sirens’ GA Jemima Gromm made a lovely long shot to help her team take the lead at the end of the first quarter.

Rees kept up her accurate shooting, while Warmer’s C Gemma Berins made good space and passes to her team which included their WA Nancy Robbinson marking well.

Sirens’ GD Dawn Rendell made some amazing interceptions which disrupted the shooters although Warmer’s GA made some good shots to peg Sirens’ lead at seven goals.

Jackie Brisbane, Sirens’ C, performed some excellent ball skills up the court and was able to pass to their WA who found some good space.

Sirens’ WD Lauren Routledge made some great passes to her teammates but Warmer’s Rees was on form and never missed a shot, enabling her team to close the gap and then take the lead midway through the quarter.

Warmer GD Emilie Gill and WD Kieri Masters made lovely interceptions but Sirens managed to hit back and level the scores late on.



EVOLVED Tuning took a convincing 62-19 win over Dream Digital in Division Two.

Evolved started strong with their shooters converting some lovely goals.

Dream’s shooters were unlucky with rebounds and Evolved’s defence took advantage of this, their link up and down the court too much for Dream to maintain at times.

Dream’s Molly Horton was brought on for the second quarter and she brought some energy to the game with some great feeds into the circle.

Evolved continued to pull ahead with their smooth play down the court and incredible shooting from GS Gracie Bairne and GA Amelia Guppy who worked well together.

Dream started the third quarter strongly scoring the first two goals but Evolved soon got going again and continued to extend their lead throughout the match, although Dream stayed determined and fought all the way to the final whistle.