Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 06/10/14

HOCKEY

1st XI v Lancaster Grammar – Lost 1-0
A first team short of players due to netball commitments and illness headed to Lancaster with 6 fourth formers in the lineup, after going a goal down in the first few minutes it was all one way traffic.

Sedbergh missed chance after chance and unfortunately weren’t able to convert any of them, Emilia Tyser, Emily Stuart and Josie Coulthard all came close hitting the same post 3 times. Once the full team returns this side has to find a way to convert possession and chances into the one stat that really counts and that’s goals.

2nd XI v St Bees 1st XI     Lost 0-5
For some reason Sedbergh failed to turn up on a sunny Wednesday afternoon and were 3-0 down by half time. The second half started equally poorly as another goal was conceded but eventually, Emily MacMillan and Cheza Millar began to cause problems up front and Georgia Thomas, Heather Colston and Nicola Fleck worked hard at the back.

However, it was not enough and by full time it was a very disappointing team that left the astro. The 2nd team will have to play with far more passion and effort if they are to compete with Ampleforth this weekend.

3rd XI v St Bees 2nd XI   Won 3-0
After their disappointing performance maybe the second team should have been forced to watch the thirds who showed exactly what a committed group of players can do together.

With one third former, six fourth formers and only five seniors this team played with passion and skill. Amy Lewin and Maddie Robinson were very solid in defence, Sarah Long and Annabel Tyser worked tirelessly in midfield and moved the ball well whilst Molly Davies, Abigail Davies, Julia Hayward and Izzy Chamberlain all played superbly up front, the latter scoring twice.

Joy Stanley, Bella Harrison, Natasha Freeborn and Nicola Medcalfe all played their part showing what can be achieved when everyone is totally committed and plays for each other. A superb performance.

U16 South Lakes Hockey Tournament – Winners
1st XI v Ampleforth
2nd XI v Ampleforth
3rd XI v Ampleforth
U15 XI v Ampleforth
U14 XI v Ampleforth
Jnr B XI v Ampleforth
1st XII Lacrosse v Ampleforth
Issi Chamberlain (L) has been selected for the U15 JRPC North Hockey Squad

NETBALL

U19 South Lakes Netball Tournament – Winners
Another title for the Sedbergh netball teams with six out of six wins for the 1st Team, over 100 goals scored and single figures against.  Performances on the day fluctuated but positives in that all players took to the court in a variety of combinations, mission successfully accomplished – this tournament is the first on the way to Nationals and all three age groups U14, U16 and U19 teams are through to County Finals in November.  

This is the first year that all three age groups have so comprehensively beaten the local area competition with over twenty goals being scored in many of the 14 minutes games, lots of work to do technically and tactically to take us to Nationals in March but signs are encouraging at this early stage of the season, well done girls, great start!

Captains:  Lizzie Churchouse (1st Team)  Georgia Thomas (U16 )  Lexi Whitfield (U14) 
Well done to the Sedbergh 2nd Team who also competed in the South Lakes tournament and finished 4th.

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