Week Ending Friday 9th February
South-West Schools’ Cross-Country Championships @ Stover School, Newton Abbot, Saturday 3rd February
Having been selected to compete for Avon Schools at the South West Schools Cross-Country Championships in Newton Abbot, Immy Moroney and Sarah Carr both faced a tough run in exceptionally muddy conditions.
Immy competed first, in the 4.3k Senior Girls race. She positioned herself with the front-runners during a competitive start, and ran powerfully throughout the race. She finished a very impressive 6th, playing a key role in securing first team place for her Avon teammates and setting herself up well for the forthcoming English Schools championships.
Competing in the Inter Girls 3.6k race, Sarah also raced well, steadily over-taking a number of competitors and still looking strong at the finish. Sarah went on to compete in the South-West Fencing Championships the following day, where she qualified to represent the South West in the British Youth Championships
Well done to both girls.
Matt Lloyd and the PE Team
British Youth Championship South West Region Fencing Qualifiers
Over the weekend Sidcot fencing team went down to Milfield to take part in the British Youth Championship South West Region qualifiers. Where Sidcot’s fencers Koichiro Feuda (Y12), Hamish Lam (Y12), Sarah Carr (Y10) and Zach Townsend (Y9) fenced against some of the top ranked fencers in the UK, with all of the hard work and effort they put in their training after school, they all did pretty well; especially Zach Townsend who came third and qualified to fence in the British Youth Championships in Sheffield.
Fencing Team Captain
Girls' U12 Hockey v Priory, Thursday 8th February
Two teams played two matches against Priory on Thursday evening. It was nice for the girls to be able to play in positions long enough to understand some of the positional play required for success.
The first match was fiercely contested with both sides making some nice passes and good movement off the ball. The play went from end to end with both attack and defence being engaged in the game.
Ainara who had bravely agreed to play in goal , made an excellent save in the first half. Sidcot were unlucky not to score on several occasions. There had been some great passes across the D but they weren’t quite converted quickly enough before Priory defence tackled and cleared the ball.
Final score: Sidcot 0-0 Priory
Player of the match: Ottilie Hoddell
The second match again saw the ball move from end to end. Sidcot had a little more of the possession and managed to sneak the ball through into the D for Iben to finish off with a direct strike at goal. In the second half Sidcot started strongly and played the ball down the right. Iben again struck a great cross and Eliana chased it across the goal and got her stick to it at the last minute. Our defence were under pressure in the last minutes of the game when they conceded a penalty corner. Ainara again had a chance to make a good save.
Final score: Sidcot 2-0 Priory
Player of the match: Eliana Straus
All the girls were showing a greater awareness of space on the pitch and were passing the ball strongly . A good evening of hockey, well done.
Girls' U13 Hockey v Priory School, Thursday 8th February: Sidcot 0-4 Priory
This was a determined performance against a strong and assured Priory side. The defence was put under fairly constant pressure and the girls did well to repel many attacks. Sophie Lee in midfield worked tirelessly to help, and to try to win the ball and create forward moving options. Many attempts and shots were prevented from reaching the back of the goal – but it proved impossible to stop them all!
The second half saw a continuation of superb effort from the squad and we certainly had a better percentage of the possession.
The final result was a fair reflection of the play – but the girls should feel proud of their effort and of their cheerful positivity and determination throughout.
Player of the match: Elsa Cardale
Boys' U12 Football v St Katherines School, Thursday 1st February
Well done to the lads who, up against very good opposition, showed real mental toughness and resilience.
Players of the match: Finn Hackney & Wolfe Kelly
Boys' U13 Football v St Katherine's School, Thursday 1st February: Sidcot 4-2 St Kath's
A very scratched and mixed group of Sidcot students made the trip up to St Kath's to play a tough side. With lots of chances going both ways in a very open game, Sidcot managed to come out on top and winning 4-2, with goals from Henry Hawkins and Miguel Ripoll. Player of the match was awarded to defender Eugene Zaitsev for some great defences, tackles and organisation.
A fine performance spearheaded by the captain, Stanley Gould. All players providing quality to a match that was much more difficult than the score line might suggest.
Boys' U15 Football v Clifton High School, Tuesday 6th Febuary: Sidcot 4-3 CHS
Sidcot came up against an extremely skilled Clifton side on a snowy night, who proved too strong to handle in the first half causing Sidcot to concede two first half goals and struggling to find much success in the game. However after a re-think at half time Sidcot came out fighting, quickly scoring 2 great goals from Rufus Long. Clifton then came back and with some great passing, they took the lead. Myles Nicholas then got a stroke of luck and managed to once again level the score. It took a wonder strike from Joe Compton in the dying moments for Sidcot to complete a great comeback to eventually win the game 4-3!
Player of the match: Toby Pratt