Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 11/10/15

HOCKEY

U16 National 6’s Hockey – National Champions:
A brand new tournament 6 aside on half a pitch where a field goal was worth 2 and a short corner 1.

After fixtures on Saturday, the girls travelled down to stay just outside Reading. Sunday morning came and in our pool were Cheltenham, Oundle, Rugby and Shrewsbury. A perfect start against Cheltenham was on the cards winning 12-2. 

Rugby were next and the girls continued their fine form transferring their quick attacking style of hockey from 11 a side to 6 aside winning 4-1. 
Having played two games back to back we still had 2 to go and Shrewsbury were next, tired legs but a 1-0 win none the less. 

Oundle in our 4th straight game proved a little too much and we lost 5-4. With the pool games over, a new pool was made with the top 5 teams. Sedbergh, Oundle, Marlborough, Repton and Wellington. 

With the competition getting harder the girls responded putting in emphatic displays to beat Marlborough 6-2 and get revenge vs Oundle winning 6-2.

Next up were the current 11 aside national champions Repton and again the girls responded winning 5-1, with Repton coaches stunned we had one more to play.

In their last 20 minutes of 140 already played Wellington were between the girls and  a national title. Josie and Jemima came up with the goods earning us a 6-2 win.

This set of girls have done the school proud and have well and truly set tongues wagging about what’s going on in Cumbria. Georgina Boyd Moss led her team with determination and an air of invincibility even against the national champions.

All the girls played their part but a special mention must go to Issy Chamberlain who a year young played the full 160 minutes of hockey in the centre of midfield covering over 12miles in the process.  A brilliant day that the girls and parents will never forget. 16s sixes National Champions.  MWS

U18 XI County Champions
The U18s finished County Champions with a 5 nil victory over Kirkbie Kendal , 2 nil v QEGS Penrith and a 1 all draw v Austin Friars . Onward and upwards to the next round of National Schools.  HLR

U14 XI South Lakes Champions
U14s were convincing winners of the group B South Lakes Tournament . 5nil v Kirkby Stephen with a hat trick by Dignan, Burns and Heathcote one apiece. 4 nil v Dallam, goals from Tigere, Dignan, Sproul and Tait. 3 nil v Queen Katherine 2 goals from Burns and one from Captain Dignan.  An excellent performance by this talented team. HLR

U16 XI v Austin Friars – Won 11-0

1st XI v Austin Friars – Won 6-0
A simply fantastic display of fast attacking hockey was too much for Austin Friars, Josie, Cheza, Eliza H, Eliza Nelstrop, Emily and Emilia all getting goals to earn the 1st XI a 6-0 win against a team they drew to 3 days before. MWS

2nd XI v Austin Friars – Won 3-0
The seconds played some brilliant hockey on their way to a 3-0 win vs Austin Friars. Goals from Pheobe Thorpe, Lucy Plumb and Emily Stuart wrapped up the game, and saw the 2s bounce back from their defeat at Ampleforth last weekend. MWS

3rd XI v Austin Friars – Won 2-1

U15 XI v Austin Friars – Won 10-0
It was a case of total domination in the U15 match v Austin Friars. By half time we were 9 nil up and we substituted half the squad to avoid a cricket score. One more goal in the second half took the final score to 10 nil.

Hat trick for Pateman-Johnson, 2 a piece for Slattery and Chamberlain, Emilia Page, Botham and Cookson finished the scoring. Quiet game for goalie Eden Maguire.  HLR

U14 XI v Austin Friars – Won 7-0
U14s demonstrated silky skills, held their shape well and ran out 7 nil winners. Hat trick for Heathcote a force to be reckoned with and back on form. Also scoring were Silvester, Burns, Dignan and Sloss.  HLR

Jnr B XI v Austin Friars – Won 1-0
The junior B’s fought hard to secure a one nil victory against Austin Friars A side.  Hanafin continued her record of scoring in every match, Katie Gill making important saves. HLR

NETBALL

1st VII v QEGS – Won 52-11
A convincing win for our 1st team, an opportunity to play different combinations in readiness for Queen Ethelburga’s this Thursday in the National Cup.

U15 ISNC Cup v Stonyhurst – Lost 44-35
A thrilling contest against two evenly matched sides.  Excellent shooting by Whitfield and Maguire ensured that Sedbergh stayed in the game.  As we entered the final quarter Sedbergh were one goal up 31-30, a calming three quarter time talk failed to hit home and lack of fitness produced poor decision making letting the final quarter go 14-4.  

Lessons to be learned by all re fitness and producing skills under pressure.  A positive in that Heathcote and Dale stepped up from the U14’s and did not look out of place.  LS

LACROSSE

Queen Margarets Tournament – 6th in group
A great tournament that saw the girls transform as a team! 
After a frantic start of missed passes and poor decisions, Sedbergh gave the first few games away against opposition QM and Shrewsbury.

However, after a break in games, Sedbergh knuckled down and focused their game around the simple things – communication and ball protection.

Nicole Jefferies and Lucy Bailey worked well on the draw to control and pick up the ball and take it into the attacking end. Sedbergh were smart to hold the ball when the fast break wasn’t on and looked up for the new players cutting to goal.

Their defence was tight and ground balls were soon picked up and sent back down the field with confident passes. The final game of the day was against Moreton Hall and it was closely contested!

As soon as a team scored the other team responded with a goal which went on until the final whistle. Sedbergh gave themselves opportunities to score but unfortunately, they were unable to get the ball in the back of the net and Moreton went on to win with one goal.

Jasmine Bracewell had a great day and was rightly awarded Man of the Match. RPM

HOUSE SAILING

HOUSE SAILING 2015 – OCT 11TH 

Overall Winners – Hart – 2nd Winder, 3rd Sedgwick
Singlehanded winners – Hart – Moritz Block, George Thomas
2nd Winder, 3rd Sedgwick, 4th Evans, 5th Robertson
Doublehanded winners – Hart – James Thomas, Pier Pello
2nd Powell, 3rd Sedgwick, 4th Winder
Ladies winners – Robertson

6 houses were able to put in teams, of which 3 put in complete teams on a lovely day with a light NE wind which made the course easy to set – 4 races were run (three to count) of a single lap port hand triangle.  

The writing was on the wall from race one when Hart won both sides of the competition but Chay Turner-Richard and Julius Staab from Powell gave them a good run for their money in the doublehanders, being only one point adrift at the finish.  

Had the gods smiled more favourably on the boat draw, they might have snatched victory.  

Moritz Block dominated the single handers with three bullets on his scoreline and was ably backed up by his teammate, George Thomas.  Winder’s pair of brothers – Brad and Geordan Moss – came a worthy second but again their scoreline was tight against Sedgwick where Iwan Page sailed a good series of races.  

It was good to see all sailors improve throughout the afternoon and the successful running of the day was aided significantly by the sailors, the parents who came to watch and Mr Sands, Mr Griffin and Peter Fairbank (SH) who ran the rescue/coaching  service.  MPR

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