Matthew Burns

BOYS’ SPORTS REPORTS 19/01/15

RUGBY

Monday 19th Jan
House Rugby, Round 1 
Evans 46 V Hart 3 
School 31 v Sedgwick 0

Saturday 24th Jan

Junior Bigside v Bablake (A) Won 12-8
The Sedbergh JBS travelled away to Bablake for their second match of the season to contest the Peter Bush shield. Straight from the kick off Sedbergh looked dominant as Tom Savage finished off a well-executed backs move from set piece to take the early lead.

Bablake hit back almost immediately with a close range penalty to make the scoreline 5-3 to the visitors. Sedbergh continued their dominance for the remainder of the first half without scoring any further points, putting in some fantastic passages of play but just lacking the final experience and composure to finish off accurately.

In the second half Sedbergh grew in confidence and played at times some outstanding rugby. Big contributions from man of the match Hayden Thompson Green, Captain George Bentley and Ed Irons paved the way for Irons to finish off a superb team try.

Michael Lavery who had a strong performance in the midfield converted to give Sedbergh a lead of 12-3 against what was a very strong wind.  Bablake scored a late try with time running out to close the gap but it was not enough as Sedbergh held on to take the victory.

This was a good performance from a young Sedbergh team who are growing in confidence. A big test now awaits on Wednesday as we travel to Kirkham for an exciting clash in what is always a very tough and physical environment.
SM

SWIMMING

Wednesday 21st Jan
U18 & U15 v Durham (H) Lost 22-20

A very close contest against a small, but well-drilled club swimming team. Great individual results from Joe Unsworth (E), Henry Holdsworth (SH) and a fantastic victory for Matthew Ridley (S) on his first race back after breaking his leg. 

Now need to work on our entries and turns before our next fixture.
LEW 

BASKETBALL 

Wednesday 21st Jan 
1st Team v Durham (H) Won 80-25

In Wednesday the Sedbergh basketball team overcame Durham School with consummate ease. Yet again we got off to a slow star but it wasn’t long before we were firing on all cylinders.

Keith Chan was a dominant force cutting through the Durham defence time after time. He was at his absolute best in the fourth quarter when he scored four three pointers.

Lexes Ko was also on fine shooting form netting 22 points total, 13 of which came in the fourth quarter.  He was assisted by Bertram tam who scored 13 points. Moritz Bernart managed to get 1o points despite being unwell, a very solid performance from him.

Other scores included Anson Ma; 7 points. Michael Chan 6 points. Noah de Zutter 4 points and Carmelo Liu with 3 points.
Final score Sedbergh School aka Sedbergh Lakers 80 and Durham School 25 points.

We can now look forward to our games at Merchiston next month.
AJJR.

CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING 

Wednesday 21st Jan
1st Team v Durham (H) Won 21-74

1 John Campbell
2 Joe Bird
3 George Porter
4 Will Thomson
5 Ollie Ward
6 Fergus MacMillan
7 Nathan Wyman
8 Will Ballard
10Toby Randall-Paley

U15 Team v Durham (H) Won 26-59
1 Harry Hill
2 Martin Askew
3 George Rigal
5 Paul Schall
6 Daniel Holley (SH)
9 Jamie MacMillan
10 Sally Bennett
11 Will Bradley
14 Maria Page
JDWR.

HOCKEY

Saturday 24th Jan 
1st XI v Rossall (H) Won 3-0

Rossall traditionally do very well on a national level with their 18s boys, and after comprehensively beating Sedbergh 7-1 last year the boys were determined to turn things around.

A display of determination and grit would see Sedbergh returning with the win this year. Harry Radcliffe put in a stellar performance in goal making save after save from a succession of short corners.

Alex Simpson grabbed two goals showing high technical ability on his reverse stick side. Max Silvester got the other goal finishing of a well worked counter attack. A true team effort and fantastic performance from every member of the 1st XI squad. Well done on a brilliant performance.
MWS.

U15 XI v Rossall (A) Lost 3-1
The u15s were unable to find their final pass in the D to convert the many chances they had. After conceding 4 shots all game on goal Rossall found themselves 3-0 up, and this was the downfall for a promising team, a lack of clinical finishing meant Sedbergh only managed to get one goal after Mikele converted the simplest of chances at the back post.

Lots to work on for this side, but plenty of promise and talent to improve upon.
MWS.

U14 XI v Rossall (A) Won 8-0
A display of devastating attacking play enabled Sedbergh to score 3 in the first and 5 in the second half. The pick of the goals game from Jamie Macmillian sending a reverse stick deflection high into the netting after George Hill picked him out with a 40 yard rocket.

Ollie Cope, George Hill, George Barbour and Giles Dobson all getting on the score sheet. A brilliant start to the season for this side  
MWS.

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