Week Ending Friday 3 March
Fun at Burnham on Sea Biathlon, Sunday 26 February
A great day was had by both Juniors and Seniors who took part in the Sedgemoor Schools Biathlon at Burnham Pool last weekend.
Year 5: Lucy Todd, Charles Radford, Oliver Thistlewood, Henry Williams
Year 6: Stella Arnold, George Isgrove
Year 7: Will Sandiford, Michael Hooper
Year 8: Lily Arnold
Year 9: Adam Lyall
Despite the weather, the kids performed very well, running 500m or 1,000m and swimming 50m or 100m depending on their ages.
We had winners in several of the visiting team age categories.
Charles Radford (Year 5)
Will Sandiford (Year 7)
Lily Arnold (Year 8)
So overall, Sidcot won the visiting school trophy, for gaining the most points of schools entering from outside Sedgemoor.
We hope this will become an annual event for Sidcot as it was an ideal starter event for pupils thinking about trying Biathlon or triathlon competitions. Thanks should go to the parents and Alfie Cunningham for braving the weather to support the pupils at this event.
U14 Girls Hockey v Worle School, Tuesday 28 February: Sidcot 4-1 Worle
The girls found themselves somewhat short of players late in the day and it is to the credit of their peers who stepped up and into the spaces that the game went ahead.
This was a super game to both watch and umpire. The girls really stepped up to the plate against what are traditionally strong opposition. Sidcot started strongly and attacked from the start – Erin Crofts scored the opener within minutes of the whistle following a quick series of passes through from the midfield.
All showed a real sense of endeavour and commitment and despite Worle forcing an equaliser quickly the end result did not look seriously in question. Passing was solid and tackling robust. Jaz Bell worked well as sweeper and the defensive line of Holly Gill, Maggie Hammonds and Meg Vivian stood firm and tackled with ferocity, clearing the ball with good power and direction through to the midfield of Freya King, Erin Crofts and Sofia Parker-Mills.
Between the team, many opportunities were created via slick passing and Ana de la Torre was unfortunate not to get her name on the scorecard – she certainly worked very hard and moved into some super positions. Maisy Hann scored the second (and fourth) goal and Katie Price slotted home the third.
Well done to all – a really pleasing team performance.
Player of the Match – Freya King
U12 Hockey v Worle School, Wednesday 1 March: Sidcot 0-2 Worle
This was another lovely, evenly matched, game played in wet and windy conditions on our super new pitch.
The girls played well, there was some good passing and very robust tackling from our defence of Charlotte Tarmey, Izzie Hoddell and Issie Lee. Also pleasing, was the marking from these three – there is increasing understanding of the need for this and it was certainly necessary on this occasion as Worle had some fast roving attackers.
Sophie Lee worked tirelessly in the midfield, helping to feed the ball through to the attacking duo.
Although Vicki Lawrence, in the Sidcot goal, played very well, made some very decisive saves and was voted Player of the Match, Worle managed to squeeze a couple past her to win the game, despite some good attacking phases from our girls who did not beat the ‘keeper.
Good performances from all – well done indeed!
Player of the Match: Vicki Lawrence
U13 Hockey v Worle, Wednesday 1 March: Sidcot 3-1 Worle
On a very wet evening at home on the Astro the Under 13s played a great game against Worle. It was a strong display of team work with each individual working hard and creating opportunities which together set up some fantastic goals.
The defence of Sofia and Ruby were fantastic at intercepting long balls, but they also tracked the opposition attackers giving them few chances to shoot at goal. On the occasions that Worle did penetrate this strong defence, Izzy was focused and dynamic in goal and kept many shots at bay.
Lottie worked calmly in midfield collecting balls and distributing them well to Erin on the left, Ana in the middle and Mia on the right. The four together created some good attacking moves through some well timed, accurate and forceful passes.
Erin was first to score from a deflection off a defender from Ana' s shot. A few moments later Mia slotted a lovely goal away near the right post from a cross from Erin. Worle then fought back, broke through the defence and managed to score through a little bit of a muddle in front of the goal.
In the second half Sidcot remained strong, and held off a better organised opposition. They kept the pressure on Worle's defence and Lottie picked up a ball outside the D which Worle had tried to clear, and calmly dodged her way past a few players to have a good strike on goal to make it 3-1.
There was some scrabbling around in the final moments of the game when Worle had won a penalty corner, but fortunately the defence remained strong and denied Worle the opportunity of clawing one back.
It was a very exciting game despite the weather, as this was the toughest opposition the girls had faced and they handled the situation well under pressure.
Players' Player of the Match: Ana de la Torre
Umpire's player of the Match: Izzy Fawcett
U15 Netball v Worle School: Wednesday 1 March: Sidcot 3-18 Worle
Playing at home in front of a very supportive and partisan crowd, the Sidcot girls raised their game to put in a fine display of fast, attacking netball. Worle were always going to prove stiff opposition with their superior strength and movement on court, but Sidcot more than matched them in their general play. Once again though it was inconsistencies and lack of decisiveness in some of their passing, especially into the attacking circle, which initially cost Sidcot any opportunity to score from their possession.
Trailing by thirteen goals at the half time break Sidcot could easily have thrown in the towel, allowing Worle to totally take command of the game, but the girls spurred themselves on to win the third quarter by three goals to one, with some tenacious and fluent play. Harvey Panay, Indeigh Winterson, Lucy Chen and Gretel Havercroft began to read the flight of ball with devastating effect and were able to utilise this turn over ball, to great benefit.
The final score does not really do justice to the Sidcot girls, who throughout the whole game were incredibly industrious and committed to reducing the deficit, against a team who on this occasion were equally determined to work hard for their victory. A great effort by all those girls involved. Well done!
Player of the match: Gretel Havercroft
U12 Football v Clifton High School, Tuesday 28 February: Sidcot 3-6 CHS
The game was a very close affair. All six of Clifton's goals coming from the same player who was vey dominant. The boys grew stronger as the game progressed and their passes skills improved. Goals came from Guy Owen, Henry Gould and Man of the Match James Wroath.
U13 Football v Tockington Manor School, Wednesday 1 March: Sidcot 3-3 TMS
A combined Year 7 and 8 team produced their best performance of the season in a brilliant match in very wet conditions.
Sidcot were trailing 3-1 at half time, but came out all guns blazing at the start of the second half and hit straight back through with Henry Hawkins. Owen Wright made a string of great saves and centre half Eddie Binks made some excellent last ditch tackles, to keep Sidcot in touch. As it developed into a free flowing end to end affair, Henry Hawkins scored a late equaliser to produce what was a fair result.
Player of the Match: Henry Hawkins