Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 26/01/14

U16 NETBALL V WITHINGTON

The U16 team recorded the only win from our trip to Manchester – a convincing win against a weak Withington team.  Sedbergh dominated from the off and could have scored tens of goals but complacency and fitness played their part to only put 32 away.  There were patches of excellent play, especially from Poppy Harnby in defence, however the U16 girls need to be consistent and reduce the error rate if we are to compete at regionals.

U15 NETBALL V WITHINGTON

The U15’s played a challenging side that tested our skill level and pushed the girls to continue to work hard throughout the entire game. A strong start from Sedbergh showed that we were switched on and ready to go however, a slow second quarter meant we were pushed back 9-19 at half time. After a quick reassessment the girls took the court to finish off the last 24 minutes of the game with speed, intensity and relentlessness! Final score of 21-28 the girls showed great determination for a well fought comeback!

U14 NETBALL V WITHINGTON

An uncharacteristic performance led to the first defeat of the year for the u14 squad. With strong opposition the team never got going and failed to show any of the form from previous matches. Boyd-Moss was a constant threat turning over the ball but with little movement and wet conditions mistakes were too frequent. Lessons need to be learnt quickly to make sure improvements are made for the 1st February.

MATCHES V OAKSWAY

Oaksway are the top north east of England club and our fixture on Saturday proved testing for all teams.  U16, U15 and U14 teams played rounds of 7 minute quarters in readiness for the REgional finals on the 1st February.  Sedbergh took time to cope with the pace of the game and errors were duly punished but it was pleasing to see our girls adapting their game to the high standard and begin to compete evenly, second halves of games showed greater skills and better decision making with most second halves won. 

All matches were exciting to watch, especially in front of a crowd, and our Sedbergh girls took much from the games not least to reduce silly technical errors, aerial balls and to use the full width of the court. 

1ST XI HOCKEY V KENDAL LADIES

An aggressive start from Kendal put Sedbergh on the back foot early on and the pressure of the high press and quicker ball pace was too much. This resulted leaking 3 goals in the first 15 minutes. Sedbergh started to play with much more control and fluidity enabling them to break the press on a number of occasions to trouble Kendal.

An outstanding second half saw the school team draw 1-1 and have the majority of the better chances and were unfortunate not to put more past the experienced goalie, hitting the post twice. A lot to take from the second half and the girls showed that they were more than competitive against a Kendal team that play in the Investec Conference North league. A great game to prepare them for their National playoff on Tuesday.

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