BELLE Construction continued their dominant form with a 69-25 win over Warmer Home Improvements A in the South & West Dorset League Premier Division.

Great turnovers by Warmer’s WD Becky Hallet gave them a good start before fast and accurate passing from Belle up the court led to them taking the lead.

Strong interceptions from Belle’s GK Jane Dunford denied Warmer’s shooters the chance to score as Belle ended the quarter with a seven-goal lead.

Belle continued strongly with passes between the sister duo of C Ashleigh Browne and GA Jaimee Browne.

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Warmer fought back with their shooters adding to their score despite great efforts from Belle’s defence. Warmer’s GA Linzi Gardner then suffered an injury and had to leave the court which left her team with six players. 

Despite Warmer WA Rachel Lockwood’s best efforts, Belle extended their lead with strong pressure from their defence and good centre-court play. 

Warmer started the last quarter strongly but Belle were too good and took the win.



WJNC Wildcats claimed a 33-26 win over Zest in Division One to record their 10th victory of the summer season.

Wildcats started strongly with early turnovers although Zest were not willing to give them a head start.

Zest’s GK Kirsty Aplin made some good interceptions which enabled her team to take the ball to their shooters. Constant pressure from Wildcats saw Zest make some errors which meant Wildcats lead by one goal.

Accurate shooting from Zest’s GS Emma Mills took the lead and increased the pressure on Wildcats who had made some changes notably Marai Ratulailo moving to GS, who was quick to score and close the gap. 

Both teams increased their communication on court with Wildcats C Nancy Garman and Amelia Monteith making good interceptions. Wildcats worked hard and demonstrated good patience to feed to their shooters.

Zest seemed to struggle to find space as the game intensified but they were aided by errors from Wildcats, closing the gap but not enough to secure the win.



ALSO in Division One, Gungho took a commanding 63-21 victory over Team Waikiki.

Gungho came out strong with fantastic drives to the ball to deliver the ball to their shooters. Gungho C Freya Joy made several turnovers but Waikiki fought back with excellent goals from GS Katie Lengham.

Waikiki dominated the second quarter with C Hayley Rooks working hard to take the ball to their shooters. Gungho made some changes and fought back with turnovers and converting goals at speed.

Changes were made again by Gungho which saw GD Mailia Brown’s defensive skills turnover the ball, helping extend their lead.

Despite great play between WA Jayne Jones and C Hayley Rooks and exceptional interceptions from WD Sam Coney, Waikiki were not able to capitalise and it was Gungho who finished ahead by a comfortable margin.



FIRST Fit Windows maintained their chase of Division Two leaders Artifex Krakens with a 45-29 win over their clubmates Sirens.

First Fit made great turnovers and took an early lead but Sirens maintained a tough defence to keep the score close.

Great connection between First Fit’s mother and daughter duo of WA Hayley and GS Ella Stanton saw the goals going in although Sirens’ GK Jo Baldwin made some great interceptions and won some rebounds for her team to keep it tight.

Despite Sirens’ loss of possession they managed to maintain high pressure throughout the quarter but did not stand a chance against GS Stanton as they led by nine goals.

Sirens’ GD Dawn Rendall and First Fit C Sandra Fits were among the stand-out performers in a competitive game as First Fit booked another victory.