AFTER a disappointing 56-36 defeat in their South West Regional League game against Cornish side, Predators on Saturday, North Devon team Titans travelled to Dorset to take on Bournemouth in the National England Netball Challenge Cup. The only South West

AFTER a disappointing 56-36 defeat in their South West Regional League game against Cornish side, Predators on Saturday, North Devon team Titans travelled to Dorset to take on Bournemouth in the National England Netball Challenge Cup.The only South West team entered in this national competition, Titans did not want to disappoint. They fought all the way with some fine interceptions from defenders Louise Moir and Nicky Martin, who linked well with centre court players Nadine Sampson, Kerri Wall, Alex Wade and Sharon Curtis.Lauren Bawden made a promising start in her first full match as goal attack, creating space for the attack to find shooter Louise Lathwell. But the Titans were always behind and and ended with a narrow 43-36 defeat.Woolacombe winnersWoolacombe Bay were the clear winners in what was predicted to be a close match against Titans Voyager in the North Devon Table Tennis League, coming through 37-18. With great shooting and positive attacking play, Jodi May led Bude Stars to victory in Division 2, defeating Coodes Cougars 30-19. Carol Anne Rubies had a good 29-12 win over Titans Venus in the third division.Langtree Re-Unites Rascals edged closer to the Division 4 title, demolishing Edgehill Pythons 24-12.Div 1: Woolacombe Bay 37, Titans Voyager 18; Carol Anne Sapphires 30, Pat Williams 12.Div 2: Bude Stars 30, Coodes Cougars 19.Div 3: Carol Anne Rubies 29, Titans Venus 12; Stars B 24, Bratton Fillies 12; Edgehill Vipers 17, Golds 10.Div 4: Venners Bakery Adders 25, Venners Misfits Mambas 12; Langtree Re-Unites Rascals 24, Edgehill Pythons 12; Lenwood Ladies 13, Langtree Re-Unites Rivals 9.National finalsThree teams from Edgehill College travelled to Shropshire to represent the South West at the Independent Schools' Association National Netball Finals.The Under 14s failed to progress past the group stages after finding the level and style of play and umpiring different to what they had previously experienced.After starting strongly the Under 18s lost key players to injury, but held on to finish fourth. The Under 16s hopes were crushed when Edgehill's teams arrived late, causing them to miss their first match. The in-form team, however, overcame their disappointment and remained focused to be unbeaten in their other games, including a narrow victory over the eventual winners Claire's Court. Edgehill took bronze. l Reminder to all teams in the North Devon Netball League. Entry forms for the Lyn Bonnet Versatility Tournament being held on Sunday 13th April need to be handed in.