Matthew Burns

BOYS’ SPORTS REPORTS 27/02/17

RUGBY

House Rugby Round Three
Powell 12 Evans 10
Sedgwick 20 Winder 17
The date for the House final between Powell & Sedgwick is still TBC.

BASKETBALL

1st Team v Myerscough 3rd Team Lost 89-29
All good things must come to an end! We turned up with high hopes only to have them cruelly dashed.

Myerscough thirds were very strong, their number 12 could dunk with the greatest of ease.

At the end of the first half we were down 43:17 but Sedbergh played on manfully. By the end of the second half we lost 89:29. 
It was an education for us.
AJJR

HOCKEY

1st XI v Rossall Won 7-4
Gail force winds greeted the 1st XI at Rossal, but luckily there was no rain in sight. The boys showed some promising play but errors in critical areas of the pitch led to Rossall taking the lead via a well worked short corner.

The boys reacted positively taking the initiative with a highly impressive counter-attack well worked from the back. This lead to a fantastic equaliser. The boys then entered a stage of utter domination scoring another three unanswered goals before half time.

The boys started the second half positively, reinstating the dominance displayed the first half. Goals from Chris Sanders, Sam Stewart, Max Silvester and Henry Holdsworth lead to Sedbergh running out eventual 7-4 winners in a thrilling game. The run of recent form places the boys in a great position heading into the North Finals on Wednesday. 
MWS

2nd XI v Rossall Won 5-0
It was a wet and windy day in Rossall as the unbeaten second team took the field to take on the strong favourites Rossall. The game began with a tense start with Rossall breaking the Sedbergh defence on several occasions, however this was short lived as Sedberghs debut goalie ‘Will Mullins’ took the field who controlled the Brown defence.

As the game grew older Sedbergh put 5 goals past the strong Rossall keeper, with Giles Dobson slotting 3 goals two of which came from short corners.  
MWS

Sedbergh Combined U14 & 15 v Rossall U14 Lost 5-0
The first u14/u15 mixed team travelled to Rossall after the home match was cancelled due to a flooded pitch. The game started with a good level of intensity but simple skills were performed badly.

The first goal was scored by Rossall in a short corner. Poor communication left a gap in the boys defence which left Rossall players unmarked in the D meaning they had an easy shot on target which they converted. 

Successful passages of play and pre scanning caused the boys to have most of the possession throughout the game. Rossall break through ’s were cause by Sedbergh mistakes. 

Again a breakthrough of the defence caused Rossal to be in our D. After numerous short corners they conceded after picking a rebound of Will Mullins, Sedbergh goal keeper. 

The defence then upped their game, but still ball pace was poor and occasionally got intercepted. Passages of play and connections began to improve as the boys read the play better. Many chances of scoring but did not happen. 

Play continued at a good level with ball pace constantly improving. A drive with purpose caused Harry Sheil to find himself with space to hit from side of the D. The ball got intercepted by the Rossall left back who cleared it away. 

With no input from the side of the pitch, mistakes weren’t corrected. However, there were many chances to score but they weren’t converted.
MWS

RUNNING

MANISCCC @ Oundle
Boys
Open Boys Won the overall in the team competition.
Individual results
Joe Bird (E) 2nd
Fergus MacMillan (SH) 3rd

Girls
Open Girls Won the overall team competition. 
The A Team won the event & the B team finished 3rd.
Individual results
Maria Page (R) 2nd

SHOOTING

Pre-Half Term Report
Before half term, Sedbergh shot against Stonyhurst with all team members pulling their weight. William Ross was top score of the day with 100 out of 105 with Charlie Cowen and Harry Welch also putting in strong scores leading to a convincing win for Sedbergh.

The team not only shot well but were highly professional in their approach, eliminating errors and making marginal gains. 

Charlie Cowen has been selected to shoot for the British Schools B team in a .22 match against the Home Countries whilst William Ross was selected for the D team which shoots alongside the other teams for honours only. Angus Strudwick has been selected to shoot for the Scottish A team
DEN

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