CAROL Anne Diamonds tightened their grip on the North Devon Netball League Division 1 trophy, beating Titans Apollo 36-29. Apollo fought all the way, closing the gap to just three before Diamonds pulled away in the last quarter. Bude Jets and Stars

CAROL Anne Diamonds tightened their grip on the North Devon Netball League Division 1 trophy, beating Titans Apollo 36-29. Apollo fought all the way, closing the gap to just three before Diamonds pulled away in the last quarter. Bude Jets and Stars A also marched forward, maintaining unbeaten records in Divisions 2 and 3 respectively. Jets overcame Coodes while Stars B put 38 goals past Carol AnneRubies. The leading teams Division 4 teams had a harder time. Langtree Re-Unites Rascals were held to a draw by Titans Pluto and Edgehill Pythons succumbed to clubmates Venners Adders. Div 1: Venners Vipers 41, Titans Voyager 34; Carol Anne Diamonds 36, Titans Apollo 29; Carol Anne Sapphires 26, Titans Neptune 9.Div 2: Bude Jets 35, Coodes 25; Venners Cobras 27, Langtree Re-Unites Rebels 13.Div 3: Stars A 38, Carol Anne Rubies 12; Stars B 22, Artavia 18; Edgehill Vipers beat Titans Venus. Div 4: Titans Pluto 30, Langtree Re-Unites Rascals 30; DP Windows Warriors 21, Langtree Re-Unites Rivals 9; Venners Adders 15, Edgehill Pythons 9. * * *TITANS netball team started well in their South West Regional Division 2 match and took Poole side Aquarians by surprise to go 8-3 up in the first 5 minutes. But they were unable to maintain the same energy and lost 62 - 32.Titans shooters Louise Lathwell and Stacey Conibear had to fight for every ball in the goal circle. Lauren Bawden had a stormer in the centre court and her determination earned her the player of the match award. Titans' next home fixture is on February 23 when Penryn visit Chulmleigh Community College (11.30am). * * *DESPITE some fine individual displays, the Carol Anne side paid for a poor team performance against Exeter University in the Sub-Regional Netball League and went down 34-50. Three of the four quarters were closely fought, but Carol Anne lost the second by 11 goals and could not claw them back. Rhian Lovett and Kelly Hawkings worked tirelessly and Angela Gaskin had 100% shooting statistics for the second half and was nominated player of the match along with Pru Worthington, for her great defensive work.