Week Ending Friday 23rd February
English Schools Cross Country Finals @ Temple Newsam Park, Leeds
Congratulations to Imogen Moroney and Sarah Carr (reserve) who have been selected to represent Avon at the English Schools Cross Country National Finals in Leeds on 17th March.
A significant achievement for both girls and we all wish them all the best.
The PE Team
Girls' WD Netball v Vixen Rebel, Wednesday 7th February: Sidcot 22-34 Vixen Rebel
The girls played some super netball against the Vixen's, where it was neck and neck all the way up to the end of the third quarter. Unfortunately due to an injury Sidcot then went down to 6 players and unfortunately could not hold on. Really well done to the girls that battled hard despite a difficult match.
Girls' U15 Netball v Priory, Thursday 8th February: Sidcot 12-0 Priory
A huge well done to the Lower Fifth netball team who beat Priory School 12-0 before half term. Well done to the player of the match Maisy who played fantastically!
Girls' U16 Netball v Priory School, Thursday 8th February: Sidcot 13-11 Priory
The Upper Fifth girls had such a close match against Priory, with Priory just getting the win. The girls played well despite having not had many training sessions together yet this term.
Girls' U14 Hockey v Broadoak School, Tuesday 20th February: Sidcot 9-0 Broadoak
Another highly positive result for the girls, although the performance was, perhaps, a little scrappy! On this occasion we proved a little strong for the Broadoak side.
As noted above, there was a plethora of Sidcot goals – scored by Erin Crofts, Abi Bewley (2), Freya Gallagher-Davies, Lottie Gunter, Molly Whitcombe (2) and Alyssa Addison (2).
And all played in good spirit and friendly manner.
Next game is next Tuesday at home against Worle School – do come and support
Player of the match: Abi Bewley
Girls' U12 Hockey v Broadoak School, Wednesday 21st February
The girls had another great evening of hockey in Weston on Wednesday evening.
In the first match the girls dominated play and worked hard to keep possession. They had a number of attempts at goal early on which were saved by the opposition’s defence. The first goal for Sidcot was a great deflection near the post. This gave the girls confidence that they could score and it then became a battle as to who was going to score the most. In the second half the girls tried to concentrate on playing well together and began placing the ball through to space extremely well. This resulted in several more goals. This was a good strong game with noticeable improvements on the team work from the last one.#
Score: Sidcot 7-0 Broadoak
Player of the match: Stella Arnold
The second game was played against the same squad of girls from Broadoak. This was a much more evenly balanced game. Both sides attacked with determination. SIdcot were slightly stronger at the start and were unlucky not to have more opportunities to score. Broadoak however had a breakaway and managed to score. Sidcot were not down hearted. They attacked hard and were rewarded by a equalising goal. The play then passed from one end to the other before Broadoak had a few penalty corner opportunities and on one of these they managed to score again. Sidcot battled right to the end but sadly ran out of time to equalise for a second time.
Score: Sidcot 1-2 Broadoak
Player of the match: Jess Pearce
Girls' U13 Hockey v Broadoak School, Wednesday 21st February: Sidcot 1-3 Broadoak
This was another steady performance by this enthusiastic squad of girls. They certainly had the better of the possession during the first half, but it was Broadoak who broke through the Sidcot defence and scored, well against the run of play. Sidcot made a spirited effort to pull back but Broadoak scored a second – again a breakaway effort that was well converted despite a super first shot save from Ella Hicks – Hurley in the Sidcot goal.
The girls came out in extra-determined fashion in the second half and some robust attacking resulted in a comeback goal from Sophie Lee. There was further determined efforts and the Broadoak ‘keeper was forced to make some super saves to prevent a barrage of shots hitting home. It was a day that it was not to be, however, and near the death, Broadoak slotted home a third shot.
To a large extent the final result was a not a fair reflection of the play – but Broadoak took their chances with more confidence. However, our girls should feel proud of their effort and of their cheerful positivity and determination throughout – something that I enjoy and commend!
Their next game is next Thursday at home against Worle School.
Player of the match: Sophie Lee
Girls' U15 Netball v Broadoak School, Wednesday 21st February: Sidcot 10-2 Broadoak
The Lower Fifth netball team had another convincing win this week against Broadoak, despite being low on players. The girls worked really well together as a team. Well done to Frankie who got the player of the match.
Girls' U16 Netball v Broadoak School, Wednesday 21st February: Sidcot 5-17 Broadoak
The Upper Fifth girls had a tough match this week against Broadoak. Despite being down in the second quarter, the girls managed to catch up in the second half but it just was not enough. Well done to Ellie who was player of the match.
Boys' U14 Football v King's College Taunton, Wednesday 7th February: Lost
The Upper Fourth team, with a couple of Lower Fourth and Lower Fifth boys in support, went to King's College Taunton for a tough match. All performed admirably and the team sprit and heart was evident throughout.
The goal created by Toby Pratt, crossed in by Theo Parker Mills and Finished by Henry Hawkins was in the style of Barcelona at their best!
Notable performances from Mackensie Jones, and Eugene Zaitsev.
Director of Sport
Boys U16 Football v St Katherine's School, Thursday 8th February: Lost
A buoyant team of Upper Fifth boys travelled to St Katherine's School to face a very strong opposition. The game plan was simple: Lennon Coles and Jack Chomondeley leading the side well meant that we started strongly and kept the opposition at 0-0 for the first 20 minutes. A slip in concentration lead to St Kath's going ahead by half time. The second half was a much more complete performance with all sticking to the game plan.
Rafiq earning man of the match in goal!
Director of Sport
Boys' U14 Football v St Katherine's School, Tuesday 20th February: Sidcot 2-1 St Kath's
With the football matching up to the standard of the lovely weather, both teams enjoyed a wonderful and closely fought match. The score was 0-0 at half time due to some wonderful defending by Tommy Dillion and goal keeping by Jacob Perry. Sidcot stepped up a gear to take the lead through Henry Hawkins. Then, Toby Pratt capped an outstanding performance with a 20-yard strike to put Sidcot 2-0 up. St. Kath's scored near the end to set up a dramatic final five minutes, but Sidcot stood firm.
Player of the match: Tommy Dillion