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Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 03/12/13

1ST XI NORTH HOCKEY FINALS RUNNERS UP (PLAYOFF FOR NATIONAL FINALS PLACE AFTER CHRISTMAS)

The Girls 1st XI hockey team reached the National Play Offs after coming second in the North Finals on Thursday. Victories over Yarm, Wakefield and Cheadle Hulme meant that Sedbergh topped their group and faced Kirkham in the semi-final. Sedbergh went into half time with a one goal lead thanks to a fine finish from Ellie Thompson.

Early in the second half a second strike from Thompson and a short corner goal from Sophie Ferguson put Sedbergh 3 up. However Kirkham came back strongly and two short corners were converted late on, making the girls work hard to see out the victory and reach the final against the highly rated Stockport Grammar, packed with 2 England and 4 Futures Cup players.

This was Sedbergh’s fifth match of the day and despite a gutsy back to the walls display an exhausted Sedbergh team were unable to hold out, conceding with five minutes to go in the second half. Sedbergh had given everything and whilst they did not gain an automatic place into the Nationals they do have a chance next term when they face the runners up of either the Midlands, South or West groups in a straight knock out match.

U15 XI V AUSTIN FRIARS LOST 1-0

JNR B XI V AUSTIN FRIARS DRAW 1-1

2ND XI V AUSTIN FRIARS 1ST XI WON 2-1

3RD XI V AUSTIN FRIARS 2ND XI WON 2-0

1ST XI V ST PETER’S WON 2-1

2ND XI V ST PETER’S LOST 3-0

3RD XI V ST PETER’S DREW 1-1

The 3rd XI hockey faced the toughest opposition yet today. The match was a hard fought and entertaining encounter, with an early goal from Emily Edwards for Sedbergh followed by an equalizer from St Peters close to the half time whistle. The second half was end to end and thoroughly competitive to the final whistle.

U15XI V ST PETER’S LOST 5-0

U14XI V ST PETER’S LOST 4-0

JNR B V ST PETER’S LOST 3-0

In the first half St. Peter’s were the stronger team working the ball well and making good use of the wingers. Sedbergh seemed tired post inter house matches the day before. St. Peter’s scored an early goal catching us off guard and half asleep which knocked our confidence and boosted theirs. 2 further goals were scored by peters before half time.

Sedbergh regrouped in the second half, regaining their sense of spacing and communicating more effectively resulting in supportive play. Bramwell , Preston and Fairclough had solid games with Walsh coming back from injury making some important clearances. Player of the match was whitehead. Unfortunately the half time lead proved unsurmountable but important lessons were learned.

JUNIOR INTERHOUSE WINNERS – LUPTON

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