Matthew Burns

GIRLS’ SPORTS REPORTS 29/09/14

HOCKEY

U15 XI v Hymers Won 4-1
The Under 15s had to work hard for their victory. Despite dominating the first half, the 1-1 score at half time suggested that they had to give more thought about how to break down a dogged defence.

The second half saw the team play with more structure, and importantly more width which created more gaps that could be exploited and goals came more easily, although it was not until the final quarter that Sedbergh were truly comfortable. The final score of 4-1 was a fair reflection of the game. Good win, but much to work on.

Jnr B XI v Hymers – Won 4-0
Sedbergh dominated this game. After a tentative start Sedbergh scored just before half time. Communication was a strength although the pace of the game could have been quicker.

After half time the team gained in confidence and Georgie Turner was outstanding as she threaded excellent balls through to the forwards and tracked backed in defence. Felicity Fairclough and Ruby Page were solid at the back although not over worked such was the dominance of the Sedbergh team.

Harriet Bramwell created space and scored two goals with Georgie Turner scoring another goal from a strong strike to complete the score line at 4 nil. 

3rd XI v St Peter’s Won 5-0
An invitational XI of unknown quality turned up to the astro on Saturday afternoon to play St Peters’. They spent the first half getting to know each other’s names, and positions, and sat down to their half time talk a mere 1-0 up despite having had by far the better of the match.

The inspirational half time talk from Co-Team Managers Morgan clearly had an impact, and the team from that point on never looked back. Within 5 minutes of the second half the score had gone to 3-0, and the final result of 5-0 was just reward for a fine second half performance. We look forward to seeing these players back on the astro again before too long.

NETBALL

U16 South Lakes Netball Tournament – Winners
Excellent display of teamwork with all players taking to the court to defend the South Lakes title.  Confident shooting and outstanding defence especially from year young Turner ensured that Sedbergh dominated this tournament.  The final game v Windermere proving the only sticky point with a 10-8 victory that should have been more.  Well done girls.

U14 South Lakes Netball Tournament – Winners 
An all round excellent performance from the under 14s with Lexi Whitfield and Eden McGuire converting nearly every shot. The Sedbergh girls had an overall total of 119 goals for and 6 against with hard work in defence from Izzy Chamberlin, Elyssa Baxter, Rebecca Hadfield to turnover ball.

The team showed great structure and consistency throughout the court performing with great teamwork.  Overall an enjoyable day with a high standard of netball set from the Sedbergh girls. 

U15 v Oldham Hulme – National U15 Cup  Lost 47-23
A spirited performance by our U15 team against a side who will probably win the National title.  The physicality and tenacity of the Oldham team meant that Sedbergh took a while to settle losing the first quarter 13-3 but with some tactical changes gradually the Sedbergh girls came into the game winning the third quarter.  

Some excellent passages of play saw Brown put more pressure on the girls from Manchester but the margin was too great to pull back.  An encouraging display and a good experience for nationals next term.

1st VII v Bradford Grammar  Won 36-25
A mixed display from the 1st team who led all the way through this game but threw away lots of ball.  Some good displays of movement and passing from backline to shooters but too infrequent.  Lizzie Churchouse had a commanding game in defence and is beginning to form a good circle team with Poppy Harnby.  

Rose Arnold brought speed and vision to the shooting circle, an encouraging display. Nevertheless a good win for the first team against a strong Bradford side.

2nd VII v Bradford Grammar  Won 34-16
A great performance from each individual with shooters converting nearly every shot. Hard work in defence with man of the match Georgia Owen making several interceptions. Overall a great team performance.

U16 Netball v Bradford Grammar  Lost  12-24

U15A Netball v Bradford Grammar Won 21-17
A steady display from the U15’s with mixed spells of control.  Wind did not help the shooting circle but with shorter passes and controlled entries and exits the goal popped in, excellent defence from Boyd-Moss, Holliday and Turner ensured lots of attacking opportunities.  

A close game but good experience of playing under pressure for the season ahead.

U15B Netball v Bradford Grammar  Won 38-10
This was the U15B’s first match of the season and they had a squad of ten talented players all of which played extremely well.

The opposition were a good team and the match was not easy despite the score but our players fought hard every quarter and always converted their efforts into goals. 

Isabel Bridle never missed a shot as Goal Shooter and was voted “Player of the Match” by the opposition. Josie Coulthard and Eliza Nelstrop shared Goal Attack who both demonstrated effective movement on court and in the circle. Molly Davies (C) and Lucy Bailey shared Wing Attack who worked hard to get the ball to the shooters.

Julia Haywood kept the Centre Court together as Centre and worked 110%. Wing Defence was shared between Sarah Long and Emily Braithwaite who made some great interceptions. Finally Ella Walsh and Joy Stanley worked well as the defensive duo in the circle so the opposition rarely got an opportunity to score. Well done to all the players. An impressive start.

U14A Netball v Bradford Grammar  Won 31-9
The transition through court for the u14s was smooth and consistent. A great team effort setting the standard high, with each individual contributing to the defence and attack play. Great result and high score.

U14B Netball v Bradford Grammar  Won 30-10
The under 14B team had a fantastic win against Bradford. There were many good performances and every player worked to maximum capacity for the team. This was a good quality game played with spirit. Well done girls.

GOLF

On Wednesday 24th Sedbergh took a young golf team Captained by Daniel Hamill to Pleasington Golf Club to compete in the annual 40 Club golf tournament. Siblings Molly and Archie Davies showed their fantastic golfing ability scoring points on the majority of holes.

Sedbergh carded a very respectable 91 points and thought they were in with a shot until they were beaten by a somewhat unbelievable score from Bolton School of 108. A brilliant day of golf with 3 pupils who sum up the ethos of the school so well, both Molly and Archie look forward to returning next year and carding an even better score.  

English Schools Fell Running Championships – Leeds

Charlie Neate came 2nd in the Senior Girls Competition
Senior Girls – Winners of the Senior Cup (Charlie Neate/Nicole Jefferies/Emily Macmillan)
Inter Girls – 2nd Place in the Inter Cup (Sally Bennett/Isobel Page/Maria Page)

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