Week Ending Friday 9th March
Girls' U12 Hockey v Backwell School, Tuesday 6th March: Sidcot 2-2 Backwell
The match with Backwell on Tuesday became a hard fought affair. Early on Sidcot dominated play with many attacks penetrating Backwell’s D. The defence however were well organised and tackled hard so denied our players from scoring on a number of occasions. Our mid field tackled and distributed the ball well to create more width. Just before half time Backwell had a break against the run of play and managed to score.
In the second half Sidcot began strongly and were determined to equalise. They began to spread out a little more and Charlotte found herself in the D with only the goalie to beat and scored. The play then became very frenetic with both sides relying heavily on strong balls through to high players. Backwell picked up a loose ball near the right wing and managed to pass the defence and have a shot on goal. Sidcot came back strong again with Emily making some excellent defensive stops in the D. Stella sent a great ball through to Ava to take down the wing. In a slight scrabble in front of the D the second goal was scored. The final result was quite a true reflection of the game as both sides had periods of good processional play.
Player of the match: Emily Hawkins
Girls' U13 Hockey v Backwell, Tuesday 6th March: Sidcot 0-0 Backwell
This was another determined performance from these girls, in what proved to be a real end to end game.
The defence had to work hard – and Backwell were kept at bay and unable to score.
The second half saw further spirited effort and some good chances created. The deadlock was not broken, however, and the score remained 0-0.
A very fair final result based on the equality of the play.
Player of the match: Sophie Lee
Girls' U15 Netball v Backwell School, Tuesday 6th March: Sidcot 12-7 Backwell
A great finish to the U15's netball fixtures, with a convincing win against Backwell. The girls put up a great fight, with some really nice netball.
Player of the match: Freya
Girls' U16 Netball v Backwell School, Tuesday 6th March: Sidcot 3-6 Backwell
The U16 played against Backwell this week and despite the game being close, unfortunately Sidcot were unable to secure the win.
Player of the match: Harvey
U13 North Somerset Hockey Tournament @ Priory School, Thursday 8th March
This tournament was the culmination of a very enjoyable season with the U13 squad who have proved enthusiastic and full of endeavour throughout the term.
A sunny yet cold March afternoon set the scene for this tournament. The squad of girls were very keen and eager to get started. There was lots of hockey to play and there was a good big squad of players to play throughout the afternoon.
There were four group games to play and we kicked off with a good win over Priory B, in what proved the performance of the afternoon. Good passing and running off the ball and good use of space ensured many opportunities were created.
There followed slightly tougher games against Broadoak, Backwell and Worle where, sadly, the results went against us.
However, the girls should feel proud of the progress that they have made – and with the enthusiasm and commitment that they have shown for practice and matches every week.
They have been a real pleasure to teach and coach.
Results of the afternoon:
v Priory B – won 1-0
v Broadoak – lost 1-0
v Backwell – lost 2-0
v Worle – lost 3-0
Players of the matches:
Sophie Lee (2)
Elsa Cardale (2)
A very well done to all the squad.
Boys' U15 Football v King's College Taunton, Thursday 8th March: Sidcot 1-0 King's
A gutsy performance from a group of lads who truly came together as a team. The Taunton boys were technically better than us, able to string passes together that made our defence work hard. King's could not find a way through, however, and the combination of James Barber, Tommy Dillon, Miles Kilpartrick, Harvey Lawerence and Henry Binks sealed off any chances they might have had. A breakaway play started by Toby Pratt to Rufus Long that finished in a goal mouth scramble meant that Louis Browne found the back of the net for the game's only goal.
Player of the match: Jabob Perry (goalkeeper)
Director of Sport