Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 10/03/15

NETBALL

1st v Barnard Castle – Lost 26-20
A disappointing display from our 1st team who never really got into the game and unfortunately went on to lose this fixture for the first time in four years. Loose passes, basic errors, mistimed runs and missed shots meant that we did not compete on any level.  Much to learn if we are compete with Stonyhurst on Saturday.  LS

U16 v Barnard Castle – Won 25-11  HJC

2nds v Barnard Castle – Won 24-6
Another win for the seconds with Sarah Long and Elyssa Baxter stepping up for the second team. Strong defence through the court with several turnovers for each quarter saw Sedbergh win comfortably. Captain Steph Gardner and Emily Edwards shot exceptionally well with shooting percentages in the 80s and all players working hard and adapting to the changes each quarter. Good win girls! Well done! ATH

1st v Stonyhurst  Won 22-19
A much improved performance from Wednesday with an outstanding movement and shooting performance from Walkden and Arnold against extremely tall opposition.  Page and Scott led the centre court charge ably assisted in defence by Churchouse, Holdsworth, Linas and Harnby.  

Sedbergh led all the way through the game and going into the last quarter were 5 goals up, only having to score from our centre passes to win the game.  A few loose passes coupled with some physical play saw us lose our first two centre passes but the Brown girls were not to be beaten and after some fluid passages of play coming from our gutsy defensive turnovers we finished the game with a three goal margin.  

Well done to our 1st team who showed skill and determination to overcome a strong Stonyhurst side who beat us two weeks ago.  LS

2nd v Stonyhurst  Won 38-6
Well done girls some great, flowing netball today. The team all kept their heads against a physical Stonyhurst side. The defenders played well together and kept the opposition’s shooters away from the post. Rebounds always came our way simply due to the high levels of determination.

Our shooters were accurate, barely missing a shot and the mid court players fed the ball between them with excellent timing and precision.  Great team effort and Sedbergh Spirit. Well done. MJC

U16 v Stonyhurst  Won 25-11
A tough game against a physical Stonyhurst side saw the U16s beat their 2nd VII through intelligent, clean play. Standout players Tabitha Holdsworth & Georgia Turner rose to the challenge, intercepting balls and shooting strongly.

The whole team played really well with Amy Lewin having tough defence against her and in centre court Lucy, Charlotte, Pollyanna and Julia controlled play effectively and fed the shooters well. Captain Georgia Thomas led her team well in defence and combined well with Holdsworth.   Well played all in a 25-11 win!  HJC

U15B v Stonyhurst  Won 26-14
A fast first quarter against a strong Stonyhurst team with effective attack and defence from both sides, but a few missed shots from our shooters ended the quarter at 5-5. The second quarter followed a similar pattern with excellent defence from Holliday in the circle and some superb interceptions from Bramwell.

he second half of the game saw us playing our own game, utilising our speed and stamina to drive onto the ball rather than losing the ball to taller opposition. Some excellent play into space from Boyd Moss and Sykes kept creating opportunities in the circle, allowing Bridle and Coulthard to score 15 goals in the half. Turnover from their centre pass was high, and defence remained strong limiting goals against us to 3. An excellent team performance.  TAG

U14 v Stonyhurst  Lost 17-24
A quick paced game throughout with defence turning over ball and bringing it through court. Well contested through court however, basic errors and lack of movement when attacking caused a strong Stonyhurst side to intercept and convert. Great centre passes from Sedbergh saw them get everyone out although strong winds affected shooting accuracy. Positives and things to work on can be taken from the game. ATH


SWIMMING

v Barnard Castle and Durham – Won
1st           Sedbergh School (78)
2nd          Barnard Castle School (55)
3rd           Durham School (49)

A comfortable win for this exceptional group of swimmers. At U18 level, Alice Peterson led from the front with commanding swims in her individual races and as the anchor for all relays. Sedbergh were dominant in all strokes and won every relay comfortably. Given that 7 of the 8 swimmers were in Year 10 and competing against club swimmers years older than them, they should be especially proud.    LEW


LACROSSE

v QM Lost 7-2
v Ampleforth Won 8-2
Triangular V Queen Margaret’s and Ampleforth

Sedbergh played two games on the trot facing QM first and then Ampleforth. 
Due to a few injuries within the team, Sedbergh only had ten players and played both games as 9v9 with no subs. Eliza Hodgson made her debut in goal and despite having no previous experience made some excellent saves and looked comfortable in her role.

Queen Margaret’s were quick to the ground balls and picked them up with ease leaving Sedbergh chasing behind on a number of occasions. Defensively, Sedbergh lacked in communication to begin, leaving players unmarked within the 8m fan allowing QM a few quick stick goals. Katie Barker and Nicole Jefferies managed to work the ball around the goal, both scoring against QM.

The Ampleforth game was more in Sedbergh’s favour. Defence communicated and hustled for the ball, mid-field picked up the loose balls and attack  moved the ball nicely around goal patiently looking to feed the ball in. Amy Walker gave some great feeds into the fan which were drawn to Katie Barker’s stick like a magnet. Katie and Georgie Snowden managed to rally up a total of 6 goals between them with Iona Lindsay also contributing to the scores with 2 quick stick goals. RPM

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