GUNGHO Marketing have won a 47-24 crushing victory over New Body Fitness in the South & West Dorset League Premier Division.
The game started with both teams looking strong. It took several minutes before either team could score.
Gungho’s defense then gave his offense several scoring chances with some clean interceptions. The game was very balanced in the first quarter, although New Body struggled to get the ball into the circle.
Excellent and quick play by both teams saw the ball move end-to-end with urgency and the first half ended with Gungho taking a four-goal lead.
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In the third quarter, New Body’s GD Verity Bachelor got up, providing his team with opportunities to close the scoring.
His intensity was matched by Gungho C Frankie Harris, who worked tirelessly on the pitch. Gungho retired in the third and fourth quarters, despite those teams being close competitors in the Premier Division table, to earn a solid win.
COASTAL CHEESE 39
HOTTEST HOME IMPROVEMENTS AT 40
WARMER Home Improvements A beat Coastal Cheese by one point in a thrilling Premier Division clash.
Coastal’s offense created space well, while Warmer’s GS Stacey Groves and GA Linzi Gardener worked well together and shot with great accuracy.
After a close first quarter, Coastal led by two in the quarter. Coastal WA Emily Lumelty worked hard in the second quarter to lose defenders.
Both ends of the defense proved tough to beat, as C Becky Hallet had good interceptions and GK Sam Rees used his size effectively to grab the rebounds.
Meanwhile, Coastal WD Tara Kent and GD Chantelle Bacon scored tight and used their speed to pick up interceptions. After a low-scoring first half, Coastal led by three goals.
Coastal managed to hold their lead, thanks to the steady shooting of GA Jane Howard, until the final whistle. After a tense and hard-fought fourth quarter, Warmer took the lead and took the win by one goal.
PETER McCARTHY 41
PREMIER FIT WINDOWS 33
McCARTHY Stone cruised to a 41-33 win over First Fit Windows in the Premier League.
Defense ends for both teams started this game strong, but McCarthy took the lead with excellent midfield movement and an accurate shot from GS Mandy Grafton.
Midcourt’s battles intensified in the second quarter, with both teams making superb interceptions. First Fit closed the gap at half time after an excellent shooting display from GS Jess Pym and GA Sue Wooley.
McCarthy then stepped up his attacking game in the second half, putting pressure on the First Fit defence, while McCarthy’s GK Donna Butcher made several interceptions for her side.
Both teams continued to battle hard on the field, as play picked up speed in the final quarter, although McCarthy held on to win.
WARMER HOME UPGRADES B 16
SAND FOOT MERMAIDS 47
SANDSFOOT Sirens secured a comfortable 47-16 triumph over Warmer Home Improvements B in Division Two.
After a good start from both attacking sides, with good movement in the hotter shooting circle. The ball also spent a lot of time in Sandsfoot’s attacking side, but pressure from Warmer GD Sarah Bryant kept them from scoring.
Some tactical changes to Sandsfoot’s quarter resulted in more communication on the pitch. These discussions and support seemed to boost their confidence.
Despite the continued resolve of the Warmer defence, Sandsfoot’s newfound confidence helped them pull away.
Warmer then made changes at halftime to combat this, but they looked tired throughout the third quarter.
Both teams made several changes for the final quarter. It renewed Warmer’s enthusiasm, but Sandsfoot’s defense was tenacious in pulling out all the rebounds and stray balls they could.
Sandsfoot picked up a convincing win, and one of his biggest since joining the league.