Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 03/11/14

HOCKEY

15s South Lakes
Held at Sedbergh the 15s played The Lakes school, Kirkby Stephen and Dallam. The perfect start saw Sedbergh run out 5-0 winners vs Dallam with goals from Molly and Julia.

Next up was Kirkby Stephen and after conceding an early goal we took control of the game scoring 3 to ease to victory, with qualification gained the goals began to flow in the 2nd half of the final game scoring 5 goals in ten minutes eventually winning 6-0.

1st XI v Giggleswick 
Lost 3-2
The girls were hoping to build on last week’s win with a strong performance against a good Giggleswick team and for the first half this was the case. Despite going 1-0 down early on Sedbergh kept composed and passed the ball well, creating several good opportunities, one of which Hannah Page converted after a strong run down the right and slip to the P spot from Cheza Millar.

Olivia Ridsdale and Emilia Tyser were moving the ball well and Eliza Hodgson was causing problems driving through the inside right channel into the D. The only downside was that Sedbergh had only one goal and no short corners to show for their efforts.

The second half however saw a totally different Sedbergh team after the removal of Olivia Ridsdale due to injury. Sloppy defensive play, far too much ball carrying in the wrong part of the pitch and awful short corner execution saw the girls go 3-1 down midway through the second half.

A very good piece of individual skill from Emilia Tyser set up Hannah Page for her second goal but this was too little too late. The girls will need to take the positives from the first half ahead of a very busy week which includes matches against Kirkham, Merchant Taylors and Durham as well Stockport Grammar, one of the best sides in the country. 

2nd XI v Giggleswick
Lost 2-0
After a promising 1st half the 2nds did not play to their strength in the second half and a 2-0 loss was a somewhat disappointing result, with insufficient ball going down the right to exploit some slow defenders.

Although there was plenty of endeavour and energy on display, a little more ‘hockey nous’ was needed to secure a better result. Lotte McAteer was the outstanding player on the pitch in the centre for Sedbergh.

3rd XI v Giggleswick
Won 3-2
The mighty third team were victorious again!
 A hard fought game by both sides. An early goal for Giggleswick did not deter the the third teams’ ambition for victory. Abbie Quigley, Maddie Robinson and Candice Dobson all tackled particularly well and sent out accurate balls to the wings who then sprinted towards goal with many a shot being saved.

Candice Dobson scored a fine individual effort, Natasha Freeborn a real opportunists goal, and continuing the Scottish dominance of players in the mighty 3rds Nicky Medcalf secured the victory in her first time playing as striker. Onwards and upwards go the might 3rds. Awards of colours is imminent…………….for the time being merits were awarded.   

U15A v Giggleswick
Won 7-0
Sedbergh under 15s looked to seek revenge for last year’s 1-0 defeat…..The girls have worked really hard this week on building play and looked to implement this against Giggleswick.

A super start saw Emily Stuart open the scoring with a power strike from a tight angle after great play from Georgie Boyd Moss. Josie was quick to add a second converting on the back post from close range.

Tidy one touch play in the middle saw Julia break free to score the 3rd. The second half saw Josie get another with a deflection from Issy’s pass. Issy then found space on the P spot, and flicked neatly into the side netting. Jemima and Molly rounded of a superb performance from the 15s with well taken goals in the last few minutes of the game. This side goes from strength to strength playing 12 and winning 12.

Junior B v Giggleswick
Won 1-0
The junior Bs won a competitive match at Giggleswick in what proved to be an evenly matched game. Issi Bidle switched to an attacking position and scored just before half time in her debut role.

The second half saw a Giggleswick resurgence and they had many chances on goal forcing sSdbergh to re group and pick up unmarked players. Sedbergh were strong in defence with Ruby Page and captain Fairclough making important clearances. A good second win in 2 weeks 

NETBALL

1st Team:  Sedbergh 19 Stonyhurst 17 It was a slow start for Sedbergh, seeing them 2-8 down at quarter time, however, the girls soon picked up their game giving Stonyhurst a tough competitive match.

With several turnovers in defence Anna Walkden and Holly Hesford soon found their rhythm against two very tall defenders seeing Sedbergh take the win in the last few minutes. A competitive hard fixture forced the girls to switch on and think carefully when attacking the ball. Great result for Sedbergh.   ATH

2nd Team:   Lost 34 – 10
The 2nd VII had a tough match against Stonyhurst on Wednesday which was not helped by them missing a few of their regular 2nd team members.   Stonyhurst had a tall athletic team with some excellent shooters.  

Sedbergh made some silly mistakes with some poor passing.  We found it difficult to get the ball to our shooters past their defence who were very effective at marking and intercepting.   Overall, Sedbergh kept their heads up and tried their hardest each quarter.  FB

3rd Team:  Won 25-17
This was a good game with some great team work. The girls were quick off the mark in spite of a long journey and short warm up.  There were some excellent interceptions from Georgia, Rebecca and Nicola against a tall Stonyhurst attack.

Our attack and work around the circle was well timed, with some lovely passes into the two shooters from the centre court players. Good team work and plenty of determination gave Sedbergh girls a well earned win. Well done everybody.   MJC

U14 County Netball Finals – Won
An excellent display of teamwork and outstanding skills ensured that our U14’s qualified in style for North West Finals in January.  Turnovers galore in particular by Chamberlain coupled with deadly shooting by Maguire kept the Sedbergh girls in another league from their Cumbrian counterparts, semifinal score of 20-2 against St Bernards and a final score of 12-4 against Chetwynde kept us top of the tree and looking forward to the challenging next round.  

Well done girls, lots of work to do to step up to regionals but an excellent achievement to be County Champions.

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