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Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 15/09/14

HOCKEY

Wednesday matches:
1st XI v Leeds Met University Lost 3-1
2nd XI v Leeds Met University  Lost 4-0
U15 XI v Leeds Met University Lost 2-0

Saturday matches:
1st XI  v Stonyhurst  Lost 2-0
Another spirited performance with some passages of good hockey but the team will again rue the fact that they were not able to convert the many chances they created. The team are learning and will keep improving.

2nd XI v Stonyhurst Won 2-1
A good win to come from behind and win 2-1 with a hard working performance from everyone in what was a tense final 10 minutes. A good team effort.

U15A XI v Stonyhurst Won 8-0
The U15’s travelled to Stonyhurst of the back of a positive result the following week. The team worked hard during training in the week on ball carrying at speed and 3 v 2 eliminations. It was clear from the start of the game the girls had a gameplan and sticking to it would have positive results, it didn’t take long for Eliza Nelstrop to open the scoring from a short corner.

Grace Sykes was pulling strings in the middle of the pitch and soon got on the score board converting from another short corner. Grace then went from strength to strength scoring another 3 bringing her tally to 4 for the day. A lot of credit must go to Josie Coulthard who had 6 assists supplying passes for Emily Stuart and Molly Davis and Tabby Holdsworth to get in on the action. A truly scintillating performance capped by a magical display from Grace enabled the team to run out 8-0 winners.

U15B XI v Stonyhurst Lost 4-1

The U15 Bs started well and were strong in defence but were caught out by a deflection in the D letting Stonyhurst  go 1 up. Sedbergh then brought their physical presence to the game, with Bell and Preston causing trouble for the opposition.

The teams work rate was excellent with pressure being applied over the whole pitch.  After an encouraging half time talk with Mrs Morgan they started strong but unfortunately were slow to get back into the game and the score went to 2-0.  

With determination and persistence Turner crossed the ball up to Holliday in the D where she drove it into a foot, leading to a short corner, Turner injected to Bell who found the bottom corner, 2-1.

The girls lack of physical fitness lead to Stonyhurst taking another goal in the last few minutes leaving Sedbergh short of time to score another 3 goals. For a first match it was a great performance from a team of new hockey players. Final score 4-1 loss

NETBALL

Wednesday matches:
1st Team v Morecambe High: Won 34 – 13
The 1stVII began their season’s campaign with a physical encounter against Morecambe High School. The first half proved a nervous affair with errors and missed shots giving a half time score of only 11-8.

The second half showed more composure, more accurate shooting and increased turnovers to win the third quarter by 12 – 2. Final score 34-13, lots of work to do on fitness, court structure and defending but some encouraging passages of play with this newly formed first team.

2nd Team v Morecambe High:  Won 31-2An outstanding display of skills and shooting accuracy put this 2nd team onto a winning streak.  Steph Gardner leading her pack with slick shooting and movement coupled with Charlotte Preston and Georgia Thomas providing exciting flashes of brilliance, great start.

Saturday matches:
1st Team v Stonyhurst Won  42-37

Another physical encounter for our 1st team who showed character to come back from 4 goals down on no less than four occasions through the hour.  Lots of work to do on fitness, ball placement and court structure but an encouraging display of Sedbergh grit to fight back to win this local first team derby.  Outstanding shooting by Walkden, Hesford and 1st team debutante Russell ensured that turnovers were converted.

2nd Team v Stonyhurst Lost 34 – 22
A last quarter struggle for the second team against a quick and agile Stonyhurst team.  19-19 going into the last quarter with fitness being the deciding factor, good work by Marshall in the shooting circle coupled with Captain Gardner kept Sedbergh in the game but the final 15 minutes proved too much.  Work to do but encouraging start to the season.

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