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Sports Reports w/c 21 November 2015

Sports Reports w/c 21 November 2015

Under 15 (Lower 5th) North Somerset Hockey Tournament. Priory School – Tuesday 24th November

A very cold November afternoon set the scene for this tournament. The girls found themselves in a strong group and in the first match they were scheduled to play Priory – always strong and our largest local school. They played well and made some good attacking runs and certainly made the Priory girls work hard. Both teams created chances – but neither could score. Final score – 0 – 0 – a pleasing result, in fact.

Next came Nailsea and in a tightly fought encounter where both teams had opportunities the score, it was Sidcot who took the opportunity with Helene Boskamp scoring an absolute scorching reverse strike from left of the goal.

After a very cold break of nearly half an hour the girls played Broadoak, a side that they had lost to earlier in the season. It proved another close game. Both teams had chances but it was again our girls who converted in the last two minutes to win the game 1 – 0 (another super goal from Helene).

The final group game against Gordano saw Sidcot struggling to keep possession. The south Bristol team were strong and dominated the midfield and took their chances in front of goal well to win 2 - 0.

Looking to the score board at the end of the group games, we were very excited to find that the team had progressed through to the semi-finals. Brilliant!

The semi-final saw Churchill as our opposition and in what proved to be a very tightly contested game the score remained 0-0 at the final whistle. There followed a five minute period of extra time – with the result being decided on number of short corners awarded if no goals were scored. Excruciatingly, none were – but Churchill progressed through to the final by grace of the two corners that they had gained. It felt very disappointing – particularly as the girls had not conceded a goal!
The girls should, however, be really pleased with their performances on a bitterly cold November afternoon.

Group games
V Priory – drew  0 - 0. Player of the Match – Millie Ashdown
V Nailsea – won 1 – 0  Player of the Match – Helene Boskamp
V Broadoak – won 1 – 0.  Player of the Match – Helene Boskamp
V Gordano – lost 2 – 0.  Player of the Match – Helene Boskamp

Semi-final – V Churchill – drew 0 – 0 (but lost on the short corner ruling) – Player – Helene Boskamp

Rosie Bellinger
Physical Education Faculty


North Somerset Cross-Country Team Selections Success
Wednesday 11th November 2015

Following on from our very successful outing to the North Somerset Cross-Country Championships, a number of our students have been selected to represent the District at the Avon Championships to be held in January. These are Matt Fisher, Indeigh Winterson, Freya King, Amber Spillane, Imogen Moroney, Clara Mann and Jasmine Moroney. 

We very much hope that they will be able to take up their places and perform well. Congratulations to them all.

Rosie Bellinger
Physical Education faculty


Sidcot U15/16s  35 v Leighton Park 31
Sat 21 November

Sidcot visited our fellow Quaker school in Reading, receiving a very warm welcome and playing a wonderful game of rugby. Sidcot came out all guns blazing, playing a lovely brand of rugby, encourage by coach Andy Gunningham. With forwards off loading the ball beautifully Alex Crofts was twice the receiver in space to finish off in style. Leighton Park then rallied hard using there massive pack to their advantage crossing the line three times to take the advantage at half time. Sidcot refused to be drawn into an upfront battle in the second half and ran the ball from everywhere to score three more tries from Alex Crofts and Oscar Brown.

Men of the Match: Oscar Brown & Alex Crofts
Man of Steel: Frank Morris

Alex Smith
Physical Education Faculty


Weston & District Netball v Buccaneers 
Wednesday 25 November:  Sidcot 30 -18 Buccaneers

Of all their recent wins on the netball court, this was perhaps the most satisfying. Not only did the Sidcot team play with great composure, but denied the use of their coach, due to umpiring duties, they played the whole game without any input from the side-line. This just shows that they can implement effective game play, under the greatest of pressure, independently and confidently. 

Unknown to the girls, Buccaneers were undefeated going into this game and possibly felt that another win was on the cards. However, Sidcot stormed away to build up a commanding lead in the first quarter, which effectively sealed their fate. Leading by eight goals to two was a result of some sublime shooting from both Charlotte Dolman and especially Maddy Hann, who deservedly on her overall performance, received player of the match.

With the ball travelling at great pace up and down the court, this game proved to be a true test of Sidcot’s stamina and skill level. Their ability to maintain consistency in their passing, with every player making excellent decisions, enabled them to enjoy long periods of possession. Not only did they show good perseverance in attack, working against a very tight Buccaneers defence unit, but Sidcot’s defending in every part of the court was just superb.  

This was perhaps their best game so far and proves that they have made significant progress since the beginning of term. With confidence riding high, there should be no reason why such improvement cannot continue. 

Player of the match:- Maddy Hann 

Sue Taylor,
Physical Education Faculty


Under 14 North Somerset Netball Tournament at Backwell
Thursday 26th November

The Under 13 ‘A’ squad went to this tournament as the under 14’s were unavailable. The matches were always going to be tough as the girls were playing a year up and were against some taller, stronger and more experienced players. All our girls played with aplomb throughout their matches during the afternoon. They approached the tournament with determination and vigour and were very aware that focus and concentration was needed in the short, sharp games that were scheduled.
They played 9 games in all! In every game they showed great spirit and positive attitude and it was super to see them being worked so hard!

The girls should feel very pleased with their efforts on this pleasant afternoon.
They are a much improved squad who play with greater assurance, intensity and consistency. I very much look forward to similar efforts and determination when they play in their own age group tournament next week.


Results                                   Player of the Match

v Nailsea – lost 5-2                Amber Spillane
v St Katherines – lost 10-1    Freya King
v Gordano– lost 13-1             Freya King
vClevedon – lost4-3               Maisy Hann
v Backwell – lost 6-2              Freya King
v Worle – lost 8-0                   Amber Spillane
v Broadoak – lost7-1              Katie Price
v Priory – lost 10-0                 Katie price
v Churchill – lost 4-2              Freya King

Rosie Bellinger
Physical Education Faculty


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