2nd Team v All Hallows W 3-1
In the final fixture of the term, the 2nd Team faced All Hallows. The match began in a scrappy manner before the outstanding Felix T took control of the match. His attitude, endeavour and skills proved too hot to handle for our visitors and was probably the difference between the two teams. Scoring two goals and setting up one, Felix proved that he is easily good enough for first team football as the team cruised to a well deserved 3-1 victory. Although the score line was convincing, if it weren't for the brilliance of Charlie K-S in defence, the result may have been less favourable. His focus and positioning was superb throughout, constantly making tackles and clearances that stopped All Hallows in their attempt to score. As a team, there were many moments to savour, with some excellent build up play between our attackers and very intelligent runs made by Alex M in particular. Well to done all involved for an accomplished display and for achieving the victory that their work rate deserved.
1st Team v Bruton School for Girls
The 1st Netball Team should be very pleased with the way they finished the season. It was an immense match. Bruton completely towered over even our tallest players in height and stature, but to their credit the girls took it in their stride, especially Coco and Millie in the shooting circle. Sherborne took the lead and looked settled, Unfortunately Bruton saw red and fought for every ball.The defence fought relentlessly and made endless interceptions. Amelia W was defending their key player who scored the majority of their goals and she had to work especially hard man to man. Hermoine was invaluable at Wing Defence, a position often overlooked, but can be the pivotal position of the team which was certainly the case in this game. Emma and Amelia M adapted play well to suit the game and thought about positional play more than ever. The girls have all shown incredible development and adaptability this season and should be proud of themselves.
2nd Team v Bruton School for Girls
The girls had an excellent last game. I am very proud of them as they fought very hard for possession of the ball throughout the game. In the first quarter we were winning but Bruton bounced back and just squeezed ahead by the end of the match. The height of the Bruton girls helped them a lot through mid court and also in the shooting circle. This didn't intimate Sherborne Prep. The girls had a very fast game through the court which was awesome to watch and they put many of the skills they have learnt this term onto the court. Most importantly, they worked as a team. Devan, Naima and Mary Ryan had an awesome game in the shooting circle and each managed to score goals whilst under pressure. Chloe, Alice and Barwaqo also had a great game and worked well carrying the ball through mid court and managing to adjust to the height; what we lacked in height, we gained in movement of the ball which worked well to our advantage. Mahiro and India each had an amazing game. They managed many intercepts between them and worked very well together to shut down the shooters. Mahiro was voted player of the match; she deserved this due to her perseverance throughout the game. The girls should be very pleased with themselves. A great way to end the season. Well done.
U11 v Bruton School for Girls W 10 - 2
The U11 girls travelled to Bruton for the last game for the season. Sherborne had taken on board previous advice and started brightly and confidently. They communicated well and passed the ball effectively, creating plenty of shooting chances. They were the stronger team in the first 2 quarters, leading 7-1 at half time. It was a good opportunity to try players out in different positions and the girls enjoyed the change around. Bruton really improved their play in the second half but Sherborne took their chances to finish the game victorious. A great end to the season. A well earned victory! Fantastic work girls!
U10 v Bruton School for Girls W 12- 0
The girls headed down to Bruton for their last match of the season. It seemed that the U10s saved their best for last and won convincingly 12-0. The girls out-played Bruton with impressive and quick movement through the court, giving no time for the Bruton defence to intercept. At times the girls seemed to get ahead of themselves but managed to compose themselves when needed. The attacking players worked the attacking semi-circle very well and played some lovely balls into the shooting circle. The shooting players executed some tricky and impressive shots, whilst the defence remained strong with some fantastic interceptions. What a great way to finish the season. An extremely proud coach to say the least!!! Well done girls!!
U13 Girls' Regional Finals
The Girls' 1st Hockey Team played in the South West Regional Finals today against the best qualifying teams from both State and Independent schools in the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Gloucester, Avon and Dorset. Our group was never going to be easy and the aim of the day was to play good hockey and learn from the experience. The first game against The Downs was close and they only scored one lucky goal in the dying seconds. Emma was relentless in defence, especially on short corners and the pressure she put on the attempting goal scorer. After a long break the girls had to reenergise and play against Prior Park, who rapidly scored a goal while everyone was pulling up their socks! After that Sherborne were unlucky not to equalise. Against Dean Close, the girls did not play their best but Sherborne then upped their game against Blundells, who won the group and the competition. Next came Millfield. The defence had renewed vigour and we constantly disrupted Millfield's game and they struggled to cope. The final game against Budehaven should have been a draw if not a win, but the girls experimented with play which unfortunately didn't pay off. At least they were mature enough to try something different and then change when it did not work. All the girls should be very proud of themselves to get to this stage of the event and will use the experience in the future. They all played great hockey, especially when you realise this is not the hockey term, and showed confidence in skills that have matured even since last term. A special thank you to Mr Whigham for umpiring for the day to allow me to coach. Well done girls- you have shown what you are really capable of in the last 2 weeks of term.