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Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 23/01/17

NETBALL

1st v Bradford Grammar Won 36-29
A shaky start by the 1st team with shooters taking a while to settle, Bradford played a fluid speedy attacking game which took time to get used to, by half time we were 3 behind.  

A change of combination to Smallwood into defence saw more turnovers which Lewin and Turner, now warmed up, duly converted.  Boddy was relentless in her centre court role, defending and attacking with the same intensity, some outstanding feeds put into the circle.  

Haywood performed well at WD and is improving all the time.  Second half showed our class and we pulled away and kept the lead until the end.  A good match where the 1st team had to work hard to bring the score back into line, Smallwood as ever an excellent encouraging Captain. LS

1st v Stonyhurst – Won 
An opportunity to put out our 1st team in a variety of combinations looking forward to regionals on Saturday.  Holdsworth had an outstanding game in defence, taking multiple turnovers, the centre court defensive line up of Boddy, Haywood and Holdsworth proving very difficult to beat.  

Preston played a commanding WA with some excellent feeds and circle edge movement, Turner and Lewin cementing their shooting relationship even more, a real shooting combination that is hard to beat.  Well done girls, a clinical display of netball.  LS

2nd v Giggleswick 1sts – Won 23-10
After rather a wobbly start Sedbergh eventually found their feet as we played Giggleswick’s 1st team away. There were some excellent passages of play throughout the game with fluid attacking and controlled passes following interceptions with Sedbergh managing to come away with a 23-10 victory. Fantastic play in particular by Cheza Millar and True Curran.  AT

2nds v Durham 1sts – Won 35-8
A great win for the 2nd VII who improved as a team as the match progressed. A good first half with a quarter time score of 6-2 and 12-5 at half-time improved further to 21-6 by the 3rd quarter and 35-8 by full-time.  

Super shooting from Marshall and Mahon coupled with interceptions from Curran and Thomas, feeding from Botham and Shewan and strong defence from Miller and Bridle lead to this impressive win.  HJC

3rds v Giggleswick 2nds  Won 16-15
The team started strongly scoring 7 without reply before Giggleswick got into their stride and it was 7-3 after the 1st quarter. A 4-4 draw in quarter 2 gave a narrow 11-7 lead at half time.

Our weakest quarter allowed basic errors to creep in and we struggled to come forward for passes and keep the ball up high. With the last quarter to go we had a one goal lead and we managed to keep this at the final whistle with Elissa saving the day with a vital interception converted to the winning goal.  HJC

3rds v Durham 2nds – Won 15-5
Well done to the 3rds for beating Durham, a good early start meant that Sedbergh romped ahead to a 5-2 lead.  The second and third quarters were very slow with Sedbergh only scoring 3 goals over both quarters and simple mistakes been made by both teams and proving costly.  

The last quarter however Sedbergh stepped back into action and with impressive work around the D by Richmond and Baxter scored 7 goals which gave them the final win of 15-5. A special mention to Megan Clifford who played well as GD even though she has not ever played this position before in a competitive match.  CHo

U16 v Bradford Grammar Lost 20-19
6 lots of 7 minute matches played to emulate the regional tournament on Saturday.  A really close affair with Sedbergh taking 4 of the 6 short games but just losing the lead at the end of the game by one goal.

Some exciting combinations played with the four U15’s proving their worth in this U16 team, Chess Cooke and Holly Dale in particular having outstanding defensive games.  LS

U16 v Stonyhurst 2nds Won 25-20
A close affair against a physical opposition.  The shooters took time to warm up with the first few shots missed in freezing conditions.  Cooke and Dale again having an excellent game in defence and producing many turnovers that were passed forward.  

Anna PJ worked well in the middle and Herman fed some excellent balls in to the shooters.  Haywood is improving all the time and is forming a good shooting combination with McGuire.  A good result against a tough team.  LS

U14A v RGS Newcastle – Lost 20-17
A close and competitive match played in wet and slippy conditions on Busk. RGS had the best of the 1st half with some excellent long range shooting. We played well in the centre but struggled to get the final ball into the D.

The girls fought back in the 3rd quarter but couldn’t quite maintain this form in the final quarter eventually losing 17-20.

U14A v Giggleswick  Won 13-6         Stonyhurst  Lost 12-7
The girls travelled away to Giggleswick to play their U14s side and also Stonyhurst U14. We managed to beat Giggleswick in our first game 13-6 with outstanding shooting from Ella Seymour and Scout Turner-Richards.

The score was pretty much neck and neck throughout the first half of their second game vs Stonyhurst, however, unfortunately even after relentless defensive effort by Gabby Simpson, Felicity Aynsley and Jemima Sanderson, we were unable to convert turnovers and came away with a 7-12 loss.  AT

U15B v Durham U15A – Won 37-9
A strong start from the U15B’s led to a dominant first quarter with clean passing and fast feet from Sloss, Gill and Sylvester delivering to Clifford and Tigere in the goal circle.

Some position changes from both teams led to a more balanced second quarter but also saw some great defensive flair from Hollings, Blackhall and McGowan to keep the ball moving down the three court channels. Clifford and Tigere worked exceptionally well in the final 2 quarters to create goal opportunities and extended their lead to a final score of 37-9.  TAG

U14B v RGS Newcastle – Won 30-16
A brilliant match for the U14B team who came up against a physical RGS side. The girls maintained good vision, control and determination from the first whistle, despite a close first quarter.

Some fantastic defensive work, pioneered by Holdsworth, Chatterley and Durtnell and assisted by Cookson who took some flying interceptions in mid-court, ensured Sedbergh made numerous turnovers, which were converted to goals by Flora Thompson who barely missed a shot all game, giving Sedbergh a good lead by half time. The girls pulled away in the second half, demonstrating their focus and fitness until the very end to secure a convincing win.  EH

U14B v Durham U14A  Won 37-16
A convincing win for the B team who are now starting to demonstrate real confidence and flair. Durham started confidently and fought well in the first half but Sedbergh’s strong defence from Polly Holdsworth and fast attacking play from Alice Durtnell and Tash Cookson meant that Emily Dean and Flora Thomson had plenty of shooting opportunities. Great communication and quick play meant that the second half saw Sedbergh pull away easily.  ALK

U14C v RGS Newcastle  Lost 17-8
The newly formed C team came up against a strong RGS B team who slowly dominated the game. Our defence was strong (in the shape of Amelia Horan) and our play was at times athletic and quick.

Bella Brooks was competitive and determined in GA and scored consistently. Some time now needs to be spent honing our skills in order to make fewer mistakes and make the most of our possession. A great effort.  ALK

Best of luck to our 1st, U16 and U14 squads in regional finals on Saturday

HOCKEY

U19 National Cup Quarter Finals v Rugby – Lost 7-3
The start of the game was extremely competitive and each team had brilliant chances to go ahead early. Each team conceded goals, however Rugby jumped upon Sedbergh’s mistakes more often meaning that their goal tally was higher.

Rugby’s goalie made a streak of three incredible saves late on which ensured a comfortable finish for the home side, 7-3. A great day of hockey, with both teams going for the win, however it wasn’t to be Sedbergh’s day. Issy Chamberlain scored twice and Anna PJ with the other. Plenty of encouragement can be taken from the performance with 13 of the 16 who travelled all here next year.  MWS

LACROSSE

Scottish Open – Division 2 Champions

SWIMMING

Sedbergh v Barnard Castle
Juniors won 70-54
Outstanding swimming from a young junior side in only their second gala of the term. Winning all but one race the juniors showed determination from the outset, which paid off in a 70-54 victory. Freya Woods, Bella Brooks and Robyn Sutcliffe were outstanding and their enthusiasm was infectious. 

Seniors won 60-52
A really positive gala for the seniors who were up against some strong club swimmers. The relaxed approach of our team paid off and we were also able to secure wins in all races but one. Pon’s determination in the relays was incredible as was Kate Russell’s efforts in multiple strokes.  JMM

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