Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 21/09/15

WEDNESDAY FIXTURES:

1st XI v Stockport Grammar  Lost 4-3
Welcoming the national champions to Sedbergh is a testament to how far the hockey has come in the last 5 years.   Sedbergh stood up to challenge and played the best half of hockey on the astro in years!

Captain Emilia Tyser lead by example breaking up attacks and then starting them for her team. Despite having the early chances Sedbergh found themselves 2-0 down before Emilia stepped up and equalised from a short corner.

A lapse in concentration at the start of the second half enabled Stockport to grab two quick goals. In true Sedbergh fashion the girls fought back to get into the game with Josie and Eliza Nelstrop scoring to set up a tense finish for the Manchester based side! 

Despite the loss it was a huge confidence boost for the team who went toe to toe with the best school girl hockey side in the country!

MWS

3rd XI v St Peters – Drew 3-3

The mighty 3rd XI were involved in an epic contest vs St Peters on Wednesday afternoon in the cauldron that was Ben Rhydding Hockey club. The team played attractive and flowing Hockey, particularly in the second half and everyone fought hard to secure a 3-3 draw.

We could have snatched victory with 30 seconds to go, but equally could have lost by a goal with 10 seconds to go – it was that kind of a match. All players played with real grit and determination and all worked fantastically hard. It was a fantastic opener for the Rugby World Cup starting later in the week. 

1st VII Netball v Stockport Grammar  Won 39-13
Lots of different combinations used in this fixture in which the score did not reflect the competitiveness of the game.  Sedbergh worked the ball well from centre passes with Rose Arnold providing some accurate, early balls into the waiting shooters.  

Defence managed 20 turnovers in the game as a result of excellent teamwork in the defending third.  Shooting averages still need to improve but Jess Smallwood delivered with 80% accuracy.  Overall another encouraging performance from the 1st team ready for the 1st National Cup game on Monday v Ashville. LS

2nd VII Netball v Stockport Grammar – Won 31-18
Another great game for the second team who really came into their own during this fixture. A strong start put Sedbergh ahead with a convincing lead going into the second half. Player of the match Lily Rudd made several interceptions throughout the game and Amy Mahon shot extremely well in the first half. A strong team with great potential for the season. Well done girls, some lovely sets of play! ATH

U16 VII South Lakes Netball Tournament – Winners
The U16 VII convincingly won the South Lakes District Netball Tournament on Wednesday beating sides from QES, Windermere, Queen Katherine’s, Cartmel Priory, The Lakes and Dallam.

The girls scored over a hundred goals, conceding less than 10. Shooters Amy Lewin, Georgia Turner and Lexi Whitfield had 80% or better shooting rates with Lucy Preston, Pollyanna Bell and Rosie Herman feeding the circle effectively to cement the attack.

In defence Rebecca Holliday, Julia Haywood, Tabitha Holdsworth and Ella Walsh prevented numerous goals with impressive interceptions. This talented squad played some fantastic high-speed netball, ensuring qualification for the County Finals in November.  HJC

SATURDAY FIXTURES – RGS NEWCASTLE CLEAN SWEEP!

1st XI v RGS Newcastle – Won 5-0
After such a positive game on Wednesday the 1st XI looked to continue there good form against a Newcastle side they lost to last year.
With such a large crowd on the astro the girls were a little nervous and despite making good chances they were unable to score until late on in the 1st half when Emilia Tyser found a herself free at the top of the circle.  

In the second half the girls went through the gears and played some brilliant hockey. Josie, Molly rounding off great moves to make the final score 5-0. A well deserved win for this team and they continue to go from strength to strength with a real mix of experience and youth. Final score 5-0. MWS 

2nd XI v RGS Newcastle – Won 3-0
Following a fine performance from the 1st team the 2nd XI had their work cut out to match it, but match it they did. A 3-0 victory was fully deserved and won with great tenacity and hard work on what was an unusually hot mid – September day.

The midfield quartet  of  Pip MacDonald, Emily  Stuart, Sarah Long and Tabitha Holdsworth worked hard all afternoon and dominated the match, and Anna Walkden and Fern Nutthall once again gave the opposition defence much to ponder. Molly Richmond did not touch the ball again. 3-0. Good win. JDRM

3rd XI v RGS Newcastle  Won 1-0
The 3rd team showed real determination to grind out a 1-0 win against Newcastle. A nail biting first half with plenty of chances for both sides and somehow the score remained 0-0. Felicity Brearley managed to break the deadlock late in the second half, Ellie Gill who was debuting in goal saved a powerful shot late on to earn the 3s their victory! MWS

U15 XI v RGS Newcastle – Won 5-0
The U15s looked impressive from the off being a real force to be reckoned with throughout. Issi Chamberlain scored a hat trick and Anna Pateman-Johnson added another 2 which took her total goals for Sedbergh to a staggering 50 since Year 9.

Jemima Cookson’s ball control was so good spectators were questioning whether she had glue on her stick. The RGS goal keeper was certainly no beginner which kept the score line respectable and we walked off convincing winners at 5 nil. HLR

U14 XI v RGS Newcastle  Won 4-0
The U14s looked sprightly from the first whistle against RGS Newcastle. They are bonding well as a team and communicated effectively throughout. Captain Dignan opened the scoring with a powerful shot from top D which landed in the top left hand of the goal .

Shortly after Silvester reacted sharply to a rebound to score a second. After half time the team used the wingers more so and prolific Heathcote slotted 2 more in at close range to finish 4 nil. HLR

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