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Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 13/11/2017

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS:  

Georgina Boyd-Moss (L) captained the 1st XI hockey to her 50th Victory in 59 games on Saturday – an amazing achievement.

HOCKEY:

1st XI v Hill House – Won 5-0
An excellent first half saw Sedbergh 4-0 up before lots of changes in the second half gave plenty of players plenty of opportunities.  Player of the match was Holly Dale whose distribution at centre back was outstanding.

U15 v Hill House – Lost 2-1
In a fairly even encounter the girls showed signs of rustiness by struggling to create meaningful chances. A well organised Hill house defence frustrated the girls however the deadlock was eventually broken with another goal from Scout Turner Richards. Tash Cookson used her deadly speed to beat her defenders however the final ball was lacking and the girls failed to convert opportunities.

After a lack of concentration from the defence a scrappy goal was conceded and the game became very evenly balanced. Despite later dominance from Sedbergh, Hill house hit on the counter and converted their second past a helpless Flora Thompson. The u15 girls suffered their first defeat of the year straight after half term and will be looking to bounce back as quickly as possible. AJS

North West Semi Finals – U14
The U14 girls faced their toughest tests of the season at the North West tournament at Timperley. Their first game against Merchant Taylors went very well, winning 5-0 thanks to goals from Sorcha Williams and Holly Riddell. A very convincing performance. Needing to win their last game to go through to the final group winners, Altrincham Grammar were the next opponents.

Unfortunately, a slow start in the second game meant the girls conceded early and found themselves chasing the game. As the game went on it was clear to see the pressure take effect on the girls. Combine that with a strong team performance from Altrincham meant that Sedbergh were unable to break them down and even conceded two late goals whilst pushing for goals themselves. Final result 3-0 loss.

This meant Sedbergh faced off against Kirkham as runners up of the group. A very gutsy performance was to follow. Girls working tirelessly for each other and giving 100% wasn’t enough to stop the Kirkham attack. Sedbergh had chances but were not clinical enough as opposed to Kirkham who took their chances well. A 5-0 victory for Kirkham saw them through to the North finals. A spirited performance in the last game for the girls and a great learning curve. Plenty of positives to take away. A special mention to Emily Barnard who played superbly throughout the whole day. AJS

1st XI v Giggleswick – Won 5-0
Two goals in each half saw Sedbergh beat a very well organised and competitive Giggleswick team.  Looking forward to North West finals Sedbergh will need to be more clinical in front of goal. MPS

2nd XI v Giggleswick – Won 2-0
The second team produced their best performance of the season to beat a well organised Giggleswick team. With 2 goals from Josie Stamner either side of half time. With Annabelle Tyser, Amy Lewin and Emily Stuart outstanding in defence. Sedbergh were able to spread the ball through their wing backs and play attacking hockey down both flanks.

Giggleswick were unable to deal with the slickness of the Sedbergh passing and it was only their GK and centre backs that kept the score respectable. Although Emily Stuart was the stand out player of the match as a collective, the players one to fourteen played their roles better than any other occasion. HLR

3rd XI v Giggleswick – Won 2-0
The mighty 3rds maintained their unbeaten run with a polished performance.  Goals from Miki Crossley and Esme Hanafin secured a deserved win as the midfield quartet of Cecilia Perez, Darcy Wilkinson, Emilia Page and Imara Silvester controlled the game. Up front Clemency Jennings and Miki Crossley caused numerical problems for the Giggleswick defence down the wings. All in all a superb performance HLR

U15 XI v Giggleswick – Won 2-1
Seeking a response after their first defeat of the season. The girls responded in the perfect way beating Giggleswck 2-1. In a very dominant performance chances came thick and fast and it wasn’t long before Scout Turner Richards scored for the fifth game in a row putting the girls 1-0 up. As the pressure built up on Giggleswick they managed to hit Sedbergh on the counter and scored with their only shot on target all game.

Sedbergh showed character though, replying quickly and regaining their lead after a great strike and finish from Olivia Chatterley.  The game finishing 2-1 with a very good performance from Sedbergh. Some other standout performances came from captain India Haydon Wood and Kitty Barker. AJS

U14 XI v Giggleswick – Won 7-0
The U14’s got back to winning ways after an emphatic 7-0 win against Giggleswick. The girls never looked in trouble throughout the whole game and played some of the best hockey they have all season. It didn’t take long before the first goal was scored, once again, Sorcha Williams providing it after some good forward movement. Other goal scorers included Izzy Milbourn, Holly Riddell and Alice morale. A superb team performance with a special mention going to Holly Haywood for another very organised and efficient performance.  AJS

NETBALL:

U19 County Finals – Won and through to North West Regional Finals in January
A comfortable win for the U19’s who began slowly but then sparked up to record very convincing wins against QEGS Penrith, Keswick and Dallam.  County Champions for the umpteenth season in a row and now through to sterner tests at North West Finals on January 27th.  LS

LACROSSE:

1st XII v Shrewsbury A – Lost 11-6
1st XII v Shrewsbury B – Won 4-1

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