Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 14/03/17

NETBALL

1st VII v GSAL – Won 44-33
An absolutely outstanding display by the 1st team, possibly the best of the year, to take a win against last year’s National Champions.  Sedbergh were always in control with some fantastic feeds into the circle by Boddy and Smallwood and turnovers galore by Carberry and Holdsworth.  Centre court progression was excellent as turnovers saw quick transition through the court to our on form shooters Turner and Lewin.  A change in combin

2nd VII v GSAL – Won 54-23
The girls travelled away to Leeds Grammar. With a mixture of senior seconds Sedbergh got off to a fast start with great defensive effort right the way through the court. The shooting combination of Haywood and Mahon was working well and we finished the 1st quarter 14-3 up.

The introduction of Herman at WA lifted our attacking play and we continued to build on our lead, ending the 1st half 26-11. Leeds started to wake up on the second half, but Sedbergh matched their efforts and ended the game 54-23. Great play by Cooke and fabulous shooting from Haywood throughout the game.   AT

U15A v Barnard Castle – Lost 28-25
An excellent game by Sedbergh who were depleted due to Ten Mile Relays, however it gave opportunity to others and Alice Hollings in particular stepped up to the plate with a fantastic defensive performance.  

The game went goal for goal for most of the match with a physical opposition throwing our focus a little in the first half, however Sedbergh soon overcame this with some excellent interceptions and slick passages of play direct to goal.  

A really tense hour of netball where Sedbergh had chances to take the lead but also did well to keep Barnard Castle to only three in front in the end.  A really pleasing performance by the Sedbergh girls to withstand pressure both physically and in terms of a goal for goal game, well done. LS

U15B v Barnard Castle – Won 28-7
A well done to Sedbergh Under 15B team who won against Banard Castle 22-7, Sedbergh made a strong start in the first quarter leading 9 -1 with excellent work around the shooting D.

The next two quarters where slow for Sedbergh and by the end of the third quarter it was 14- 6 to Sedbergh. However in true Sedbergh style the girls’ fitness and level heads gave then an advantage over Barnard Castle and after scoring eight goals, gave them the win. Well done to Kitty Mahon who was voted player of the match by Barnard Castle.  AT

U14A v Barnard Castle – Won 19-18
The under 14A team were just ahead all the way through a tight game. Some great movement in the shooting circle with Ella and Daisy on good form, ensured an early lead.

The Centre court played well with Scout, India and WOOD working really nicely to turn defense into attack. Gabby picked off plenty of interceptions and Felicity put their shooters under pressure in the circle. Very well played girls. A super afternoon of netball. 

Special mention must go to Julia Haywood who showed amazing leadership and coaching skills with the younger girls between each quarter and during the match. Thank you and very well done. MJC

U14B v Barnard Castle – Won 30-5
Another strong performance from the B’s who dominated the match from the outset.

Outstanding shooting from Flora Thomson meant that Barnard Castle never threatened. Strong attack from Tash Cookson and impressive interceptions from Anthia Hang saw an indomitable team secure another win.  ALK

1st VII v St Peters – Lost 39-31
1st team played a game of two halves against St Peters. First quarter saw a lackluster team who were still on the bus! 1st quarter score was a 15-4 down, second quarter better but a mountain to climb, defence looking a little sluggish and attacking moves not quite flowing, all taking its toll on the scorelibe.

Strong words at half time were given and an ask for performance, result didn’t matter if we could just up the performance. A change in combination game Brown a little more momentum, gradually the play began to flow but by no means were we comoeting to our accustomed level.

Imo Boddy continued to work her socks off in the middle and Jess Smallwood desperately trying to her up hwe side. Gradually tabby took Ball, and Preston fired some quick balls in, second half score 29-15 but too much drains to make up from the first half. Loss 39-31. Imo Boddy awarded brown Blazer and Jess Smallwood dates

2nd VII v St Peters – Lost 29-25
With a squad of just 7 players due to injury, the girls got off to a brilliant start and finished the first quarter 8-5 up and after a few messy phases of play went into half time leading 16-10.

Unfortunately, we struggled to convert our possession to goals in the second half and with a number of weak passes St. Peters went into the lead. The girls didn’t give up and continued to battle for the win.

However, didn’t manage to catch up with St. Peters and we finished the game with a loss of 25 goals to 29. Great team effort throughout the game and all in all a brilliant game of netball to watch from both teams. AT

3rd VII v St Peters – Lost 21-13
A below par performance against St Peter’s losing 13-21. We struggled in both circles with intercepting and scoring goals today though passed the ball effectively through centre court.

At quarter time we were 3-6 down and in our best quarter we pulled it back to 10-12 winning the quarter 7-6 before losing 2-5 in the 3rd quarter and 1-4 in the final quarter. Peters were the better team and deserved the win but it was a competitive match.
HJC

4th VII v St Peters – Lost 24-12
A tough game for Sedbergh 4ths, who had moments of excellence, but  were rather slow to get started, giving St Peter’s an early lead. Despite many turnovers from Clifton, Sedbergh’s defence up the court was not strong enough to take on the quick attacking play of St Peter’s.

The girls picked up in the second half with some brilliant through mid-court and into the D, particularly from Cookson and Sladden, who worked tirelessly throughout. The team really stepped up in the last quarter, pulling the score of the 4th quarter to a draw, but this was unfortunately not enough to secure a victory. EH

U15A v St Peters – Won 35-17
Excellent performance by this talented team to take a good win against strong opposition.  Tigere on fire shooting from anywhere in the circle and Cooke, Dale and Welsh forming an excellent defensive partnership that will bother plenty of teams next year in the seniors.  

Heathcote continues to run the show in the middle with some outstanding feeds into Haywood, and Sloss and Silvester are working well either side of her, Sloss in particular really using her speed to hit pockets.  A dominant display with the result never in doubt.  LS

U15B v St Peters – Lost 15-9
A close game for the U15’s who never gave up despite being behind for most of the game.  Tight defending by Hollings kept Sedbergh in the game but the gap was too far to catch up, a good display by the B team who are getting better and better every week.  

U15C v St Peters – Lost 13-7
U15C played a good match today despite losing to St Peters 13-7. There was good strong passes up and down court with sassy and Elizabeth working the court well and keeping the girls spirits high. Amelia showed some lovely shots from far away from the post however due to a lack of another shooter and St Peters tall defenders it unfortunately gave them the advantage. Well played everyone and especially Sassy who got player of the match! CH

U14A v St Peters – Lost 18-12
The girls struggled in the first quarter again St. Peters as we failed to convert a lot of goals. We went into second quarter 2-6 down. However, the girls soon found their feet and really started to contest with great defensive work from Haydon-Wood and Simpson.

By half time, Sedbergh were only 7-8 down and we had the potential to take the lead. Unfortunately for us, St. Peters shooting was on point and we failed to take advantage of our own possession of the ball. The game finished 12-18. The girls fighting efforts after the first quarter was excellent. AT

U14B v St Peters – Won 30-17
An absolutely cracking game from the U14Bs who took an early lead against a quick and physical St Peter’s side. The game started quite frantically, and some inaccurate ball placement cost the team early goals.

However, the girls settled quickly and gave some polished play in both defence and attack, turning over numerous balls to deny St Peter’s opportunities to score. The team is now getting used to how each other plays, resulting in some nice sequences and good use of space through the court. Excellent (and often ambitious) feeds into Thomson and quick movement from Cookson allowed Sedbergh to pull away in the second half to secure a convincing win. Great stuff! EH 

U14C v St Peters – Won 33-4
The team played a tight and careful match against a competitive side. Confident play in the centre from Ellie Anderson and strong defence from Horan and Clarke meant that Tassia Davis had a great many shots on goal. A brilliant win. ALK

HOCKEY

1st Hockey at 7-a-side Austin Friars Tournament – Won
In the first game v local side Nelson Tomlinson Sedbergh dominated possession but the final touch was missing. In the final minute, Pateman-Johnson’s simple pass was deflected in by Cookson for a  1-0 victory. Next up were Austin Friars where Sedbergh went down a goal early on.  

The reply came soon after when Pateman-Johnson tapped in at close range to level the score. In the second half Cookson’s quick reactions saw her run into space and score.  In the final minutes Stuart poached a goal which led to a final score of 3-1.  

Sedbergh were getting into their stride now and despite conceding a goal to QES they moved the ball very well, dominated possession and used the full width of the pitch.  Cookson was able to take a touch in the D to level the score at 1-1. The final group game against QEP saw a display of champagne hockey from Sedbergh who looked sharp and energetic throughout.

Chamberlain was on fire and scored a hat trick with their defence unable to deal with the attacking onslaught. Holly Dale switched play effectively and Boyd Moss finished a clinical short corner to secure a 4-0 victory. 

Sedbergh won the group and progressed to the semi final stage at Carlisle. Sedbergh faced Austin Friars A in the semi final and scored twice from short corners early on (Cookson and Nelstrop).

We dropped and soaked up pressure before going in hard with a good build up from the back Dale and Boyd Moss distributing the ball well with good pace. Chamberlain ‘s beautifully disguised pass found Cookson who punted home a third . The final seconds saw a reverse stick flick from Chamberlain beat the keeper. Final score 4 -0. 

Onto the final where we faced QES for a second time. A moment of individual brilliance from England captain Crackles saw QES take the lead. In true Sedbergh style we showed resilience and Pateman Johnson slotted home in clinical style. Shortly afterwards Cookson beat the goalie and fired home the winne . The crowd went wild with emotions running high when the final bell rang. Sedbergh were Bowl 7’s winners 2017.  MWS

U15 County Hockey Final – Won
A thorough display from Sedbergh in all 3 games sees them run out as County Champions at this age group.   A 4-0 win vs QEGS Penrith in their first group game was the best possible start to the tournament. Goals from Emily Dignan, Tash Cookson and Chess Cooke x 2.  

This promising side stepped up through the gears in the second game vs Cockermouth with Holly Dale and Lena Seeberg dictating play from the centre of the pitch with Emily Dignan providing plenty of chances to the forwards in front of her. Chess Cooke grabbed another two goals, and Emily, Lottie and Tash all helped themselves to a goal each. Final score 5-0.  The final game went exactly to plan with the home side running out 3-0 winners vs Kirkby Kendal, with Chess Cooke taking her tally to 5 in 3 for the day! MWS

SWIMMING 

v Durham – Won
v Durham School – overall won
Girls won 38-25

Impressive performances from a very young team from Freya Woods, Bella Brooks and Robyn Sutcliffe who remain undefeated both individually and as a team this season. Isobel Bridle’s IM was superb and Maria Mendoza swam her last 50m freestyle for Sedbergh with real determination and blew their city club swimmer out of the water. JMM

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