Week Ending Friday 20 January
Weston & District Netball v Weston Gems, Wednesday 18 January: Sidcot 28-22 Gems
After such an assured display of netball in their previous outing, Sidcot surprisingly began this match rather tentatively, enabling their opposition to establish an early six goal advantage by the end of the first quarter. Possibly shocked by the speed and agility of their young opponents, Sidcot struggled to find the space to keep the ball flowing through the court and with their passes lacking accuracy or pace, Weston were able to intercept at ease.
The break enabled Sidcot to regroup and with renewed vigour the girls slowly began to re-establish their rhythm with Vivian Chan playing a very crucial and supportive role in the mid court. During that first quarter shooter Maddy Hann unfortunately rolled her ankle and despite her best intentions to shake off the injury, she was unable to take any further part in the game. Millie Ashdown was at hand to step into the position of GS and between herself and Charlotte Dolman the goals started to come. As the gap in the scores closed, so did the confidence levels rise and soon Sidcot were looking very dominant.
Jasmine Moroney and Fatou Tounkara worked tirelessly in the midcourt and their perseverance was rewarded with better space and more time to provide effective feeds into Millie, who by now was shooting with great accuracy and consistency.
To their credit Weston kept applying pressure, but the intensity of play for both teams eventually took it’s toll, although Sidcot maintained the better composure to see the game through to a winning conclusion. Hopefully the injury to Maddy will be short term and we all wish her well for a speedy return to the court.
Player of the match: Millie Ashdown
2nd VII Netball v Broadoak School, Thursday 19 January: Sidcot 13-2 Broadoak
This was a good opening of the account for the 2nd VII. They were assured and confident – although, perhaps, a little quiet. Sidcot dominated from the off – were faster to the ball and showed better movement. They quickly opened up a lead and were 8-2 up by the half time break.
The second half saw more of the same, with Broadoak struggling and fighting hard to stay in the game. There was some flowing passing and good movement down the court to with good link play between the shooters.
This should give the team some confidence which will be important in the series of hard games that follow on from this over the course of the term.
Well done to all.
Player of the match : Millie Ashdown
U15 Netball v Broadoak School Thursday 19 January: Sidcot 3-10 Broadoak
The first netball fixture of the season at home for the U15s was played by a group of girls who have not played together before and some were quite inexperienced as several more experienced players were away on a trip.
Sidcot struggled with the fast paced opposition who were accurate with their passes. The sidcot girls in trying to play at the same pace made mistakes with their passes and in their catches. They often intercepted the ball but then gave it straight back to Broadoak by trying to play it to team members who were strongly marked. The score at half time was 6-2 to Broadoak.
After a determined team talk about slowing the game down and making sure people were ready to receive the pass before playing it, the game did alter slightly. Sidcot tried to gain more control and therefore possession and initially it started to work, and they scored a goal. Sadly there still was not enough movement on court and Broadoak were still better at intercepting passes particularly stopping the ball from travelling into the D. Although Broadoak scored fewer goals in the second half they still maintained their clear lead. The final score was Sidcot 3 Broadoak 10.
Player of the match : Ellie Petrie
Physical Education faculty)
U12 Football v Churchill School, Thursday 19 January
Sidcot were invited to compete with Churchill Academy in a round-robin tournament to kick start the football season. Playing on their 4G pitch, in teams comprising of seven players, Sidcot enjoyed six highly competitive and enjoyable matches.
Sidcot’s squad of nine boys were all rotated to ensure everybody participated in as many matches as possible. The football played was of a very good standard and all squad players worked hard to contribute towards the final results. Hopefully this positive experience will bode well for the coming season.
Played 6: Won 2, Lost 2 and Drew 2
Goal scorer: Jamie Hardwick (2)
Congratulations to the following boys for their efforts and endeavour on an extremely cold evening: Theo Parker Mills, James Wroath, Jamie Hardwick, Guy Owen, Henry Gould, Mackensie Jones, Kevin Bright Lorentsen, Stanley Gould and Oliver Painter.
Avon Schools Cross-Country Championships – Saturday 21 January at Ashton Park School
As you may recall, some of our students were marvellously successful at the North Somerset Championships last term and were selected to represent the District at the County Championships.
Those successful in selection all finished in the top twelve in their races and are:
Minors – Guy Owen, James Wroath and Isabella Hoddell
Juniors – Sarah Carr, Freya King, Ruby Owen, Tom Loader, Oliver Chatting and Jim Mitchell
Intermediates – Imogen Moroney and Indeigh Winterson
This is the highest number of students that Sidcot has had selected for several years. Fantastic!
We wish them well in their performances on Saturday and hope that they take pride from representationing at District level!
Fixtures Cards – coming soon!
All of the students will be receiving their fixtures cards for this term very soon.
In the meantime please refer to the school calendar, see the notice boards in the Sports Hall foyer or ask a member of the PE team.