Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 13/01/14

1ST VII NETBALL

A good win for the 1stVII against a strong Ashville side. New combinations resulted in a shaky first quarter but an outstanding turnover rate by Ellen Lewin and debutantes Poppy Harnby and Charlie Linas meant that our shooters were given ample opportunities to score. Captain Tamsin Brown worked tirelessly in the centre court, turning ball and delivering some pin point passes into our shooters. Still work to be done if we are to be in with a chance at Regional Finals on 1st February but a good win nevertheless. 

2ND VII NETBALL

The seconds girls put up an exceptionally hard fight against Ashville on Saturday afternoon. The play between the two teams was fast, tough and both displayed patches of incredible athleticism. Although Sedbergh couldn’t quite take over the lead from their rivals, the determination and motivation that the girls showed was to be commended! Final score 33-16. 

Good fighting spirit Team Sedbergh! 

U16 NETBALL

Sedbergh started the game well winning the first quarter 12-3. With brilliant attack in the centre court by Arnold, Scott and Hesford bringing the ball down to Walkden who put in some great shots. There was a lot of running forward for passes and clearing space well. Ashville came back strong during the second quarter but Sedbergh’s defence worked hard hard to keep the ball away from their goal, with excellent defence from Harnby, K.Fleck and Holdsworth. In the third quarter there was some excellent work on the edge of the goal by Nuttall and some great shots scored by Hesford and we pulled away to a 28-11 lead. As we took off two key players, Ashville really upped their game in the last quarter. Sedbergh managed to keep it together with lots of movement down the court from Arnold and Nuttall and some great shooting by Richmond and Hesford. The final winning score was 31-20 and Player of the match was awarded to Laylah Scott for her superb work rate and flair in feeding the circle.

U15 NETBALL

A close game right from the first whistle with each team matching each other goal for goal. Substitutions at quarter time allowed fresh legs to help turn the ball over and gain a two goal lead. As a team they dug deep to allow Russell and Mahon the opportunity to put shots up. The final quarter really showed the ability of the team with the best netball they have played so far this season. Final score 29-15 with the player of the match going to Rebecca M-A 

U14 NETBALL

A frantic start to the game lead to neither team scoring a goal for the first couple of minutes. Sedbergh settled the pace and started to control the game managing to not concede a goal in the first half. Boyd-Moss made an impressive full debut turning the ball over. The game started to flow with Lewin and Mashall once again linking well in the circle. The final score 49-2 with Thomas voted player of the match.

1STS LACROSSE 10-8 WIN

Sedbergh V Queens Chester promised to be an exciting game. Having faced them last term at the North Schools Tournament and being defeated Sedbergh were looking to rectify this. 

Queens Chester hosts a strong side, including England players, and opened up the scoring getting 2 goals within the first 5 minutes. Sedbergh soon retaliated and the entire game was well fought and evenly matched.

Sedbergh’s team work and confidence in attack continues to improve allowing everyone a chance to take the ball and shoot. Defensively, Sedbergh displayed the most impressive defence so far. Communicating and working with each other to slide to the danger players and denying Queens Chester shots at goal.

U15 LACROSSE LOST 8-0

A fresh U15 team faced a more experience Queens Chester side but this did not faze them. All players gave their all on the pitch until the final whistle. The defence was well anchored with Fairclough and Bramwell slowing down players and the ball travelled well up field with great sticks skills from the Midfield. 
A very promising start from the young team. Player of the match was awarded to Sarah Long. 

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