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Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 17/01/17

NETBALL

1st v Newcastle High  Won 61-20
Our best result to date against Newcastle High with outstanding shooting from Lewin and Turner.   The defensive machine of Carberry and Caudwell forced many errors which were quickly capitalised on.  

Smallwood captained the side from the middle with a stint in the defensive circle too showing her versatility.  An exciting team to watch but tougher games to follow in the coming weeks. LS

2nd v Newcastle High  Won 45-15
For their first game of 2017 the 2nd team travelled up north to face Newcastle. The girls got off to a strong start and were leading by 2 goals at quarter time with great shooting from Amy Mahon and Eden Maguire.

The introduction of Rosie Herman in the second quarter contributed to the squad’s impressive phases of attack down the court. The girls continued their lead and managed to take the win with an impressive 45-15 final score. Special mention for Julia Haywood and Cheza Millar for their resilient work in defence throughout. AT

U15B v Kirkby Stephen A  Won 13-5
A gutsy display by our B’s to beat the county finallists.  Work needed on movement around the shooting circle but a comprehensive win nevertheless.

U15C v Kirkby Stephen A Lost 17-10
A good start to the season for the C team only just losing out to Kirkby’s A team.  

U14B v Kirkby Stephen A Lost 9-7
A strong defensive unit from Kirkby resulted in some difficulties in attack to get the ball into the D, resulting in a relatively small number of attempts at goal. Nevertheless, the girls worked tirelessly to bring the ball down into attack, in particular new player Harriet Strachan, using short and sharp drives and short passes to combat the high winds.

The game was goal for goal for the majority, but Kirkby just pulled away from the end. A game that was not without promise and has given the girls plenty to work on as the season continues.  EH

U14C v Kirkby Stephen A Lost 14-3
Another tough fixture against Kirkby Stephen for a very new team, some of whom are new to Netball, and the resilience and determination from the U14Cs was admirable. Kirkby were quick to move the ball through attack, but Chatterley and Horan were able to read the game, resulting in some excellent turnovers to regain possession.

Sedbergh struggled to move the ball through centre court, facing some solid defence from Kirkby. Lots learned, onwards and upwards.  

1st v Ashville  Won 48-18
Another outstanding display by the 1st VII against a typically strong Ashville side.  Sedbergh dominated from the start and with shooting percentages of 80% were converting many of the turnovers made by Carberry, Haywood and Holdsworth.  

Boddy took control of the centre court in usual fashion with dynamic cuts to circle edge and finished with flairful feeds.  A very impressive display.  LS

2nd v Ashville Won 33-10
After having their first game last Wednesday against Newcastle, the 2nd team were ready and raring to go against Ashville looking for their second win of the new year.

After a few shaky phases of attack in the first couple of minutes, the shooters soon found their range with a cracking flukey shot by Eden McGuire which quickly lifted the team’s spirits and spurred them on to a convincing win of 33-10. ATU15A v Ashville Won 25-5

A shaky start for the shooters with a 4-3 first quarter score. However, the second half saw a different team take the court with one goal being scored by the opposition.  Shooting percentages increased to 75% in the second half which ensured that the outstanding turnovers by Cooke, Dale and Sylvester were converted.

Heathcote worked tirelessly in the centre court to deny their talented centre any space whilst Player of the Match Sloss showed her speed and fantastic agility by completely dominating the opposing player.  A great finish to the match but work to do on ensuring that we fire right from the start. LS

U14A v Ashville Lost 23-9
A tough first game of the season, Sedbergh failed to dominate in the shooting circle which saw our many turnovers squandered, work to do on intensity, speed of movement and shooting accuracy, confidence has been dented but we now need to see how this team come back from this loss.  

Positives were the introduction of newbie Strachan who worked well to control the centre court, Simpson also earned her place with some outstanding interceptions at Goal Defence, Haydon Wood as ever a tireless worker at both Centre and Wing Defence.  LS

SWIMMING

Girls Senior VIII v Ampleforth – Won 43-9  (overall with boys won 73-39)
Narrow loss for the boys, but an exceptional swim by the girls allowed a comfortable overall victory. Outstanding individual performances from Bella Brooks and Robyn Sutcliffe (both Yr 9) who beat 6th Form opponents in their individual races. LEW

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