Matthew Burns

BOYS’ SPORTS REPORTS 25/01/16

RUGBY

Senior House Rugby Round Two
Evans 43 v Hart 0
Powell 12 v School 10 

JBS v Barnard Castle (A) Won 31-12
The Sedbergh JBS squad started their U17 campaign with a match away against Barnard Castle in what is always a tough contest first up. Early tries from Alex Mullins, Theo Smith and Harry Heathcote gave Sedbergh a commanding lead in what were great playing conditions.

Barnard Castle hit back with an intercept try of their own to close the gap but that was soon nullified by a further Sedbergh score from Sam Moore.

The 2nd half proved to be a scrappier affair as both teams made errors. Sedbergh’s only score of the 2nd half came once again from fullback Mullins who at times looked very classy. 
SM

JBS v Bablake (H) Won 67-21
A good performance from the JBS as they are now starting to make some real progress as a squad. The speed and execution of the Sedbergh attack proved too much for their older opposition as they ran in 11 tries on Buskholme.

We now look forward to RGS Lancaster on Wednesday.
Tries: Papworth 2, Hodge, Pepper, Mullins, Canham, Kitney, Rudd, Graham, Pearson, Sanson,
Cons: Pepper 4, Hodge 2
SM

HOCKEY

1st XI v Giggleswick (H) Won 1-0
The first team started well moving the ball fast into good areas. A first half goal from Chris Sanders put Sedbergh 1-0 up which was how the game finished. While we were under pressure in the second half the back 5 stepped up to keep a clean sheet. 
Harry Radcliffe

2nd XI v Giggleswick (H) Won 3-2
The second team experienced a chaotic start with this being their first game of the season. They then soon found some structure which allowed them to take a deserved lead. Goals from Nicoline Hoppen, Rory McAneny and Harvey Fergusson secured a good 3-2 win.
Harry Radcliffe

U14A XI v Kings Macclesfield (A) Lost 5-1
The first outing for the 14s was a steep learning curve. Plenty of chances came and went in a game that was end to end. Sedbergh only managed to convert 1 whilst kings Mac were deadly in front of goal scoring 5 from 9 shots on goal. 
MWS

1st XI v Rossall (A) Lost 4-1
The 1st XI travelled to Rossall with high expectations but failed to put together enough solid percentage hockey to give themselves a chance. The first half was an even game with Sedbergh 1-0 down.

Max Silvester’s instinctive strike got Sedbergh back into the game but thereafter the ball was given away time after time in the wrong part of the pitch and eventually Sedbergh were punished.

It will be interesting to see how the players react after such a poor performance and whether they have the personality characteristics to start listening to advice in both practice and matches to reduce the number of errors.
MPS

2nd XI v Rossall (A) Won 2-1
The 2nd XI played well and for the most part moved the ball well. Goals from Sam Shewan and Rory McAnemy put Sedbergh two up early in the second half and If anything the score line flattered Rossall, and it could quite easily have been 4 or 5 goals to 1. 
MPS

U15A XI v Rossall (H) Won 2-1
2-1 win but really should have been 5/6/7 if it wasn’t down to a very busy Rossall keeper. George Barber and George Hill completely ran the show and had far too much class for their opposition. A good game, the 15s look like a good squad on a similar wavelength with a couple of game changers. Very impressive.
MWS

U14A XI v Rossall (H) Won 6-2
A strong Rossall who were clearly well drilled and organised were too much for Sedbergh as they won 6-2. The second half showed plenty of potential for the 14s who won the half 2-1 but irrelevant after Rossall found themselves up 3-0 after 10 minutes early in the game. 
MWS

BASKETBALL

1st Team v Durham (H) Won 88-24
Sedbergh basketball continues its winning streak. Today we demolished Durham 88-24.

Sedbergh were particularly strong in the first quarter where Keith Chan, Carmelo Liu and Michael Chan were outstanding.

It was nice to see new blood coming through with Kal John, Ody Ubah and Ozzy Ukponzene performing well and scoring on their debuts. Equally, Victor Leung impressed with his movement on and off the ball.
We look forward to our next match in February against Giggleswick.
AJJR

SWIMMING 

1st & U15 Team v Durham (H) Seniors Drew 78-78 – Juniors Lost 94-62
Juniors lost 94-62 against a tough club-strong Durham squad. Harry Welch and Ben Burridge were the highlights of the afternoon, both putting in some strong finishes.

Seniors drew 78-78 overall, but our A team won the senior event with tremendous swims from Unsworth, Pong, Horstmann and Griffiths with a particularly excellent medley relay. 
JMM

1st & U15 Team v Barnard Castle (A) Won 79-54
Sedbergh won 79-54 and totally dominated winning 9 out of 12 races.
Swimmers of the day were the senior relay team (Horstmann, Pon, Unsworth and Griffiths) who won both relays by over a length each time!
JMM

SHOOTING 

1st Team v Ellesmere & Shrewsbury (H) Finished 2nd (out of three teams) 
Sedbergh had a tight-fought match against Ellesmere and Shrewsbury in the indoor range.

Despite a high-scoring timed shoot by George Bentley and a top score of 193 out of 200 from Charlie Cowen, Ellesmere nudged ahead with an average of a point extra per target. Whilst the team did not perform to the best of their ability, they managed a convincing win over Shrewsbury. 
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