Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 03/03/14

U14 VII

The first game back after a break for the under 14s proved to be a tough one. Sedbergh matched St Peters from the start without really getting out of second gear. In the second quarter St Peters upped the intensity and Sedbergh were not able to match them.

Tired play and costly mistakes meant the game slipped away and the girls weren’t able to pull it back. The girls must now learn to react to the different situations applying tactics to outplay their opposition. Georgia Turner was the outstanding player showing determination and great leadership skills. Final result lost 31-11

U14 VII B

The newly formed U14B travelled to St Peters in beautiful sunshine. The first quarter started at a fast pace with St Peters scoring two goals in the first minute. Harriet Bramwell and Julia Haywood worked hard to slow the feed to the circle but the quarter ended at 7-1. The second and third quarters followed a similar vein – with fast attacking play from St Peters providing opportunities for their excellent shooters.

However In the third quarter Sedbergh started making more effective use of some excellent interceptions from Felicity Fairclough, allowing Julia Haywood and Molly Davies to feed into our circle. This new command of the game continued into the last quarter where Sedbergh defended effectively to keep St Peters score to 3 goals whilst Eliza Nelstrop and Ella Walsh scored one goal each. Final score 30-9 Lost.

U15 A V ST PETERS

A slow start for the girls in the first quarter meant they were in for a tough fight back for the next three of the game. Tips and intercepts from the physical St Peters team matched up as a good challenge for the skills and speed of the Sedbergh girls. 

Fantastic repeated defensive efforts form Rebecca M-Allan, Georgia Thomas and True Curran kept St Peters to scoring a mere one goal and allowed Sedbergh to gain some momentum in the third quarter.

The girls were forced to change tactics as balls were continuous contested by the opposition. Switching from speed to smarts the girls were able to finish off the game well.  Final result lost 22-10
Players of the match to True Curran and Candice Dobson.

U15 B V ST PETERS

The girls from the U15 B’s had a tough road of them ahead versing a very strong St Peters side. As a newly formed side the girls were forced to trust each other and learn and adapt to each other’s strengths very quickly in the game. The first quarter the girls struggled with this transition but by the second quarter were feeling much better about their performance and the connection with other players on court.

There was no room for error in both defence and attack due to the relentlessness of St Peters. Sedbergh found their feet in the third quarter and were able to produce a good level of competition that kept the opposition working hard. The continuous fight the girls displayed, even through the rain, was commendable.  Final result lost 33-11
Player of the match Cheza Millar

2ND VII V ST PETERS

We started well, going 3-0 up quite quickly with excellent shooting from Anna and Mollie but sadly we were unable to sustain this level of play throughout the remainder of the quarter and indeed the match. The score after the first quarter was a 3-3 draw. We got progressively worse through the 2nd and 3rd quarters being 5-7 down at half-time, struggling to feed the circle.

It was the high scoring 3rd quarter though where we lost the match, finishing 10-19. Our girls looked tired and struggled to mark up and cope with the physicality of the game, with St Peters gaining momentum to win the quarter 12-5. We moved Rose to GA and Mollie to WA for the final quarter and the girls really raised their game winning it 7-6. Nicola played the whole game at WD, with Fern at WA until she turned her ankle with 5 minutes left. Poppy and Hebe (Captain) made some great interceptions in the circle which sadly weren’t always converted to goals. We finished 17-25 for the match. 
Best player – Rose Arnold

1ST VII V ST PETERS

An exciting match that was only decided in the last two minutes.  Both teams were contesting for every ball with lots of body on body physical play.  Sedbergh were first out of the blocks and built up a three goal lead with good shooting from Amy Foster.  As the hour went on we lost a little movement and direction in the centre court despite turning over plenty ball through Lewin and Churchouse.  

A change in positions in the final quarter saw Hesford begin to convert from anywhere at Goal Shooter, Tamsin Brown and Laylah Scott feeding more confidently into our shooters and Charlie Linas making a nuisance of herself in the defending third, the final two minutes saw some end to end play but a last gasp by St Peter’s saw them take the game by 2 goals.  Well played to our first team who showed guts and determination against a very physical side today.  Final result lost 28-26

3RD VII V ST PETERS

The 3rd Netball Team had a great match against St. Peter’s on Saturday.  It was an even matched game with the scores being similar after each quarter but unfortunately our third quater  let us down after our Goal Attack Emily Edwards got injured.  Steph Gardener encouraged the team throughout as Captain and scored many goals as Goal Shooter.  

Kim Champlin and Ellie Mosley stepped in to play the Goal Attack position and also Wing Attack.   Phoebe Thorpe and Georgie McCutcheon played centre court intercepting many balls and turning the game around,  Amy Walker and Ellie Warren Barrett were effective in the defensive circle against some tall shooters.  The final score was 31 – 23.  Player of the match was Phoebe Thorpe who gave 110% throughout.  Well done to all the girls. 

NATIONAL SCHOOLS LACROSSE

A fantastic weekend of lacrosse in which everyone gave it their all! Placed in section 4 sedbergh faced 6 tough teams from strong lacrosse schools such as beneden, Westonbrit and Stowe. Sedbergh took on each opponent with a great team effort! They finished the day placed 5th in the pool putting then into division 2 ahead of Saturdays games.

Saturday presented equally tough competition in which the girls lost one , drew one and won the final game setting them 3rd in the pool for playoffs. Sedberghs playoff game v Bolton was a very exciting game as the girls displayed true grit and determination however Bolton scored 4 quick goals which sedbergh ran out of time to get back. 

At lot was learnt over the weekend and each girl should be very proud of themselves! 
Charlotte proudman was voted MVP

NATIONAL SCHOOLS LACROSSE

Westonbirt         Won 5-2 
Stowe                   Lost 6-0 
Benenden           Lost 5-0 
Bolton                   Lost 2-1                
Guildford             Lost 1-8
Loretto                 Won 4-3 

Haileybury          Lost 5-0 
Claremont           Drew 2-2
Charterhouse    Won 3-2

Bedford               Lost 4-2 

NETBALL V ST PETER’S

1st VII              Lost 28-25
2nd VII              Lost 25-17
3rd VII              Lost 31-23
U15A               Lost 22-10
U15B               Lost 33-11
U14A               Lost 31-11
U14B               Lost 30-9

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