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Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 04/12/2017

HOCKEY

1st XI v Pocklington won 3-0
The 1st XI travelled to Ben Rhydding to play Pocklington in the Northern League on Wednesday. A controlled performance saw them dominate possession throughout the game and create a number of good chances. Ball retention and patience was key as they comfortably zipped the ball round on the hybrid surface.

Issy Chamberlain opened the scoring with a near perfect drag flick, hitting the inside of the left sideboard beating a diving goalie. Mary was next finishing of a lovely move with a devastating reverse. The pick of the bunch went to Chess Cooke from a long corner. Josie Coulthard played a 30 yard square ball to Eliza Nelstrop who was advancing up the pitch, she slapped the ball first time to Chess would had read the situation, jumped in front of her marker to deflected the ball in the to roof off the net.

A perfectly executed move that capped of a pleasing performance. 
Man of the match – Issy Chamberlain

1st XI v Rossall – Won 6-1
The 1 XI Hockey played Rossall away with a quick and well executed game. The first goal was scored after 20 minutes with Cookie slipping the ball across the goal and Chess scoring with a deflection.  This gave the girls a good platform to work upon.

A few minutes later Chess scored another goal giving the girls a 2:0 lead. Cookie then added another with lifting the ball between the goalie and the post. At the beginning of the second half Rossall scored on a short corner leaving the score as 3:1. Issy continued to up the goals with a strike going to bottom right.

The girls used the space and transferred the ball across the pitch which allowed them to stay in the attacking half. Anna then scored the fifth goal with an outstanding hit. The game ended with a score of 6:1 as Cookie slipped the goal to the near post.  MWS

U15 XI v Rossall – Won 5-0
After a slow start with many chances not taken Sedbergh were only 1 nil up at half time thanks to a well taken goal from Tash Cookson. With India Haydon Wood controlling most of the play and Scout Turner Richards creating chances down the right, Sedbergh scored 4 more goals to run out comfortable winners. Tash Cookson the stand out player secured a hat trick and Olivia Chatterley and Ellie Anderson scored one apiece.   HLR 

U14B v Rossall U14A –- Drew 2-2
Despite controlling most of the possession Sedbergh found themselves 2 nil down with 10 minutes to go conceding a goal in each half. However the girls refused to give up and earned their due rewards when first Shauna McCarthy scored from close range. Then Kayleigh Roberts slotted in a corker on the right post. Final score Sedbergh 2 Rossall 2.   HLR

U16A v Kings Mac – Won 5-0
As the girls prepared for the North finals next week they faced a tough Kings Macclesfield team. A quick start saw the likes of Alex Duckitt and Emily Dignan dominate the early stages and create the intensity for the rest of the team to follow. A fantastic through ball by Emily split the Kings defence and found Lottie Burns who tucked a neat finish away to make it 1-0. What followed was a simply stunning performance where decision making, speed and movement were all superb.

Lottie Burns added a second in the second half and a fantastic solo effort by Emily Dignan where she took on four Kings Defenders and then rounded the goalkeeper added the third. A special mention to Robyn Johnstone, Isabel Milbourn and Holly Riddell who all played despite being U14s and certainly didn’t look out of place, with Issie even getting on the scoresheet with a great turn and shot into the bottom corner. A good day for the girls.  AJS

U14A v Kings Mac Won 1-0
The 14s had a tougher challenge with the Kings 14s who are regarded as the best king’s team they have at the school. This didn’t show early though as Sedbergh started emphatically with a goal from Alice Moralee within minutes after good build up play. After this, the game became very even and slightly sloppy. It was a midfield battle with both teams cancelling each other out and thanks to a couple of great saves from Jess Knibbs the score stayed 1-0. A great win for the girls against a tough team.   AJS

LACROSSE

1st XII v Harrogate Ladies College – Drew 9-9
The Lacrosse Team took massive strides this week, against Harrogate Ladies College, playing as a really cohesive and intelligent unit. They began the first quarter a little hesitantly allowing HLC to get some quick goals whilst the defence got themselves organised ending the first quarter 1-4. The second quarter saw a massive step up, Sedbergh had possession for the majority of the quarter and took about 7 shots on goal however at a very strong opposition goalie this only led to 2 goals, Harrogate squeezed in 1 before the half when an un-marked attacker found herself stood on the crease, second quarter score 2-1.

Half time sent the players on ready to step up again and keep working on moving towards the ball and cutting into space. Harrogate also took the third quarter as an opportunity to step up their game leading to a 2-3 score. The last quarter saw Sedbergh behind by 3 goals and the girls went on ready for the last push. Some quick strong drives, sensible decision making and very clever play saw Sedbergh achieve 4 goals without Harrogate being able to answer leading to Sedbergh being up, 9-8.

Unfortunately, HLC found some last minute energy and managed to score an equaliser minutes before the final whistle giving the final score as 9-9. 

Special mentions to Darcey Wilkinson, for her first game after only a couple of training sessions, Felicity Fairclough for some outstanding defence and Gemma Styles for working hard in the midfield defending the opposition’s clear. 

A really great game this was a fantastic beginning to what, I am sure, will be a very successful Millfield Tour campaign. It must be noted that last year the girls lost 3-14 to this team. 
Q1: 1-4 Q2: 2-1  Q3: 2-3  Q4: 4-2 

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