Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 13/10/14

HOCKEY

U14 South Lakes Hockey – Winners
U18 County Hockey Finals – Runners up, qualified for North West Finals
v Nelson Tomlinson W 2-0        v QES L 0-3                 v QEGS W1-0

Sedbergh girls under 18 team qualified as runners up for the NW finals after goals from Emilia Tyser and Fern Nuttall helped them win two from three matches in the County Finals.

In the two victories Sedbergh were in control and always looked comfortable in possession but against QES a poor second half showing saw them give away needless short corners from which they were punished. Hopefully the girls can learn from this as they look towards the tougher games to come.

U14 XI v Yarm – Won 7-0
A quiet first half lacking atmosphere and commitment meant the 14s only went into half time with a 2-0 lead, with the second half to come the 14s demanded better from themselves, Anna PJ relatively who was relatively quiet in the first half stood up and grabbed 5! 7-0 win final score!

U15 XI v Yarm – Won 4-0
The under 15’s travelled to play Yarm on Wednesday. We were hoping for revenge after our loss to them last year, but unfortunately our standards were not up to scratch.  

Many opportunities were lost, easy shots at the goal and outcomes in the D. Despite this, in one of our few short corners won, we were able to score a goal which was converted by Georgina Boyd-Moss.

In the second half, our passes improved and we used the available space. This meant that Josie was able to play to her full ability and put another 2 more goals on the score sheet.

Our performance and determination was not our usual, and we did not display our talent as we did against Ampleforth. We need to learn from our mistakes and keep our heads up to maintain our unbeaten session in our following matches. Final score 3-0 win. By Georgie Boyd-Moss

1st XI v Denstone Lost 0-1
This was by far the 1st team’s best performance and they will consider themselves unfortunate to concede with 8 minutes of the game left. In the first half Sedbergh defended strongly, moved the ball better out of defence and with Eliza Hodgson, Emilia Tyser, Olivia Ridsdale and Hannah Page working well in midfield several good opportunities were created.

Unfortunately injuries to Eliza Twiddle and Katherine Fleck forced a restructure which meant the midfield was decimated and Sedbergh lost their grip on the game. The girls were devastated to concede late on but finally they can reflect with optimism on some real positives.

1st XI v Pocklington Lost 0 – 1
For the second time this weekend the girls 1st XI conceded in the second half and were unable to convert any of several opportunities.

Despite missing seven of Saturday’s first team, in the first half Sedbergh competed well and looked threatening down the right hand side as Eliza Hodgson and Cheza Miller ran at the Pocklington left back.

However in the second half Sedbergh played most of their hockey down the left and failed to capitalise on their superiority down the right.

Unfortunately, the accuracy of passing and first touch often let Sedbergh down when they tried to transfer through the middle losing the speed and momentum and allowing Pocklington to cover.

Once again the girls were left disappointed as they failed to do the one thing required to win hockey games – score.

2nd XI v Denstone Drew 1-1
Another hard fought encounter and a tense 1-1 draw. Molly Richmond made some excellent saves to keep us in the game and the team improved as the match progressed and in the last few minutes came close to sneaking a winner. Lots of hard work from everyone, and a good game to complete the first half of the season.

U14 XI v Denstone Won 5-0
After seeing the 15s come out the traps like a greyhound the 14s looked to impose themselves in a similar way! Within 15 minutes it was 3-0, Anna PJ with 2 and Rebecca Hadfield with the other, half time came with the score at 5-0 Anna taking her tally to 4 for the day, and an impressive 9 in two games! 

U15 XI v Denstone Won 3-2
On Saturday the under 15’s played Denstone. We started the match with a strong dominating drive towards the goal. We increased the pressure on the ever weakening side and Josie was soon to open the scoring. Sedbergh had possession majority of the time, and this saw the score go to 2-0 with Molly finding herself free at the back post to convert.

Denstone had a breakthrough with a one on one and scored. Sedbergh were brought back to reality and we fought had to keep the ball in their D. Denstone’s forwards found a gap yet again and drove powerfully into the D, scoring their second goal.

Sedbergh didn’t let their heads drop and they showed full concentration and determination. In the last 5 minutes Julia received the ball in an empty D with the opportunity to score. She didn’t buckle under the pressure and easily pushed the ball into the bottom corner. As the final whistle blew a great roar of excitement was heard from the sideline. A convincing display of the under 15’s full ability was shown in this match. End score 3-2 win.

NETBALL

U19 National Netball Cup v RGS Newcastle Won 23-19
A mixed performance in the first round of the National Cup with unforced errors and careless basic skills coupled with moments of magic.  The defensive trio of Churchouse, Harnby and Linas turned over plenty of ball which was wasted all too frequently in attack, lots of work to do but mission accomplished in that we are through to the next round.  

CROSS COUNTRY

English Schools Cross Country Cumbria Round – Inter Girls – Winners 
Now through to North West Finals on 8th November – runners were Sally Bennett, Maria Page, Christina Peart and Rebecca Holliday, excellent result girls!

LACROSSE

Sedbergh’s Lacrosse team is going from strength to strength and finding their feet as a team.   With a friendly fixture against Lancaster University on Wednesday, Sedbergh were given the chance to work on any glitches ahead of the North Schools tournament.

The game was fast-paced and many goals came from fast breaks and cuts to goal but once Sedbergh took the lead they were able to control the ball and focus on their settled attacking play winning 7-4.

The North Schools Tournament hosts strong competition and, with Wednesday’s victory behind them, Sedbergh stepped up to the challenge. Each game saw Sedbergh progress and come together as a team and in the final game, against Harrogate Ladies College, Sedbergh displayed their finest performance thus far. They played with intensity and made every ball theirs. Passes connected and the game flowed smoothly. 

Man of the tournament was awarded to Lily Rudd who scored an impressive eleven goals throughout the tournament. 
Congratulations to Lily Rudd, Katie Barker, Nicole Jefferies, Ella Dennison and Sophie Woof who have all been selected to represent Yorkshire Lacrosse. 

Results:
Queen Margaret’s 3XII – Lost 5-0 Uppingham – Won 5-2
Shrewsbury – Lost – 4-1 Queen Margaret’s 2XII – Drew 2-2
Moreton Hall 2XII – Drew 2-2 Moreton Hall 3XII – Lost 3-0
Harrogate – Won 4-2

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