Matthew Burns

BOYS’ SPORTS REPORTS 10/03/15

WEDNESDAY 4TH MARCH

Rugby Sevens
2nd VII Birkenhead School Sevens tournament – Lost in quarter finals of Cup

Sedbergh’s 2nd string sevens squad had a good day’s competition at Birkenhead School. After a slow start Sedbergh found their stride and played some attractive rugby.

Winning the group was a great result for this side and Brown came within a score of reaching a mouth-watering semi-final clash with Kirkham.

Lost 19-22 v Hutton G.S.
Won 14-10 v Birkenhead
Won 25-5 v St Edward’s College
Cup QF 
Lost 17-22 v Rydal Penrhos

CJS

U14 VII Sedbergh Sevens tournament – Won Plate Final 24-19 V RGS Lancaster
This talented squad performed extremely well as the tournament went on, outplaying some good sides. However, an early loss to a strong Ample forth team seemed costly as the boys missed out on progressing into the cup due to a point’s difference.

Of course, this Sedbergh team recovered and showed their class, comfortably winning the plate. 

Lost 15-19 v Ampleforth
Won 35-10 v Durham
Won 26 15 v Ashville
Won 35-26 v Kings Macclesfield
PSF: Won 32-7 v Hymers 
PF: Won 24-19 v RGS Lancaster 

JSA

SATURDAY 7TH MARCH

U16 VII Warwick School tournament – Lost in the quarter finals to a good Warwick side

U15 VII Warwick School tournament – Lost Cup final 0-19 V Millfield
A final against a quick and dangerous Millfield side proved one game too far for the B1 VII. An outstanding comeback in the quarter final against Magdalen College School saw Brown turnaround a 26-5 deficit to win 33-26.

Solihull were abrasive and physical opponents in the semi-final but the pace and control of the Millfield team undid Sedbergh’s hopes of a first tournament victory. 

Won 12-7 v Portsmouth Grammar
Won 29-0 v King’s Worcester
Won 43-7 v Nottingham High
QF: Won 33-26 v Magdalen College School
SF: Won 24-17 v Solihull
F: Lost 0-19 v Millfield
CJS

U14 VII Warwick School tournament 
Sedbergh dominated the early group stages, impressing with a important win over Kirkham to top their group. The boys pushed on, improving each game, Beating RGS High Wycombe and Portsmouth grammar convincingly on their way to the final. 

A highly intense final was played against a formidable Millfield team. Unfortunately this southern side had too much pace late in the day for this talented Sedbergh year group losing 42-20

The boys will look to bring home a cup this Wednesday at Durham. JAD

SUNDAY 8TH MARCH 

1st VII North of England Sevens Tournament
Lost semi final to Kirkham 24-17.  Kirkham came from behind to beat Sedbergh in the final minutes.

Hockey
1st XI v Barnard Castle (H) 
10-0 win vs Barnard Castle

With Sedbergh playing their first home game of the season they were keen to impress and continue their fine form. From the start Sedbergh controlled all the possession and were willing to go through 3, 4, 5 phases waiting for their opportunity.

Alex Simpson grabbed the first goal finishing well at the back post after being involved in the build-up play. More goals were to follow with Sam Stewart, Stephen Croft, Josh McAneny, Alex Proctor, Emilia Tyser all scoring before Alex Simpson completed his hat trick.

The most impressive outcome about the score line was that Sedbergh were able to maintain the level of hockey displayed previously against stronger opposition in to a game that had less on the line. This is an added maturity to the side, something they lacked last year.  MWS

4-0 win vs Sedbergh 2nd XI

With Ampleforth stuck somewhere on the M6, Sedbergh’s two senior sides put on an exhibition match for the parents. It is always hard to play against friends and team mates, however with plenty of experience in house rugby the two sides conducted themselves brilliantly.

1st XI GK Harry Radcliffe and 2nd XI GK Ben Hunt swapped teams and the game got under way. With both sides playing the same formation and patterns of play the first ten minutes were close. Alex Simpson got the break through when he converted from close range latching on to through ball to deflect home.

Josh McAneny was next to score with a quite simply brilliant finish towards the end for the first half. With Emilia Tyser scoring her first boys 1ST XI goal the previous weekend, she was able to execute a well worked short corner and find the left side netting leaving Harry motionless in goal.

Sam Stewart rounded things of finishing well after beating a player just outside the D. Credit must go to the 2ND XI who played very well and will take a lot from the game in to their remaining fixtures.  MWS

U15 XI v Kings Macclesfield (A) – Lost 4-2
The under 15 had a disappointing result after leading 2-1 early in the second half thanks to goals from Finlay Mullen and George Hill. 

The second goal showed just what the players could do when they passed the ball but as the second half wore on the boys played more as individuals, constantly dribbling with the ball in the defensive half of the pitch.

As a result the ball was given away in dangerous positions which Kings punished on three separate occasions.
The end result was a fair one as Kings showed Sedbergh how to play as a team.  MPS

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