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Published Friday 15th September 2023

Horse Riding Success for Alex

Alexandra won the Pony Club National Intermediate Dressage Championships during the summer holidays and came 5th on a second horse. She was up against young riders from across the country who had also qualified to compete at the national level, congratulations Alexandra!

Saturday 9th September 2023

Group hockey fixtures vs. Ampleforth

Fixture: 1st XI Hockey V Ampleforth

Score: Lost 6-0

Player of the Match: Pippa (LVI)

Coach's Player: Florence LT (LVI)

On an extremely hot day, the girls played really well in their first game back of the season. They showed some very relaxed and composed hockey but, unfortunately, the heat got the better of the small QM side. Ampleforth managed to get a few goals from some very well-executed short corners, despite our defence working incredibly hard and stopping the opposition time and time again. We had several opportunities to score, but unfortunately could not execute. We look forward to our next match this weekend against Bradford Grammar School.

Fixture: 2nd XI vs Ampleforth

Score: Lost 3-0

Player of the Match: Harriet (LVI), Coach's Player Florence LT (LVI)

With some girls having played already for the 1sts, and it being the last match in the heat, the 2nd XI were in for a tough game. Being a young squad, it took a few minutes for the team to get into the swing of things, but some quick passing and strong defensive effort allowed for the ball to be in Ampleforth's half on several occasions. Unfortunately, we could not string our final passes together to allow any chances to be taken, but the girls worked hard to keep possession and move Ampleforth back when they could. A fantastic effort by all in the sun and a great start to the season.

Fixture: U15 Hockey vs Ampleforth

Score: Lost 1-0

Player of the Match: Freya F (IV), Coach's Player Matilda G (IV) & Isabel Blythe (IV)

Ampleforth took QM on and got a goal early which fueled the girls' competitive nature and saw them striving to get an equalisier the whole match. The defence worked really hard and remained calm under pressure allowing QM to keep possession and move the ball up through the midfield when they got the chance. This kept Ampleforth at bay keeping the scoreline at 1-0. In the awful heat, the girls kept working but unfortunately, no goals came finishing the match with a loss which did not reflect the work rate of the squad. Well done to all who look forward to their match against Bradford Grammar School on Saturday.

Fixture: U14 Hockey V Ampleforth

Score: Lost 1-0

Player of the Match: Amelia (III), Coach's Player Frances (III)

The U14s took on Ampleforth in their first taste of 11-a-side hockey this year. After moving up from 7-a-side and playing with no subs, the girls coped incredibly well with hot conditions. QM showed great determination and tenacity and fought hard to keep the ball. They were crafty with winning frees and trying to find space as they moved the ball up the pitch, but Ampleforth's defence was too strong. It was an excellent start for the side with some great new additions to the team as well and they should be proud of their performance.

Fixture: U12/U13 vs Ampleforth

Score: Lost 5-2

Player of the Match: Bobble (II) & Martha (I)

The girls worked tirelessly on Saturday in the tough weather conditions with some players only being at QM a week! Some determination in the D led to 2 fantastic goals for the U13s and great preparation for their first cup match. Some strong leadership in the defence helped to keep the team settled and allowed the attacking players to show off their skills. A big well done to all those who represented their school so well this week and we look forward to next week and a slightly cooler Saturday afternoon.

Tuesday 12th September

Fixture: U13 vs Cheadle Hulme School (1st Round ISHC Competition)

Won 4-1

2x Polly W(II), 1x Bobble P(II), 1x Maddie B (II)

Player of the Match: Bobble P (II), Evie H (II) & Louise B (II)

The girls travelled to Manchester on Tuesday in the first round of their Cup Competition. Nerves were high but they had a positive outlook from the start. The team took on Cheadle Hulme from the first whistle and were confident on the ball through the first half allowing Queen Margaret's to get a total of 4 goals, with a few coming from one vs. ones with the keeper.

The girls stayed composed and calm in the circle and linked well throughout the pitch to ensure we maintained possession. Cheadle fought back and managed to get one goal in before the halftime whistle. In the second half, Queen Margaret's had many chances again but couldn't score as Cheadle's goalkeeper put up a great fight. Our defence stayed strong and prevented any more goals with Evie H making some fantastic saves. Well done to all for a great performance and good luck in the next round.

Tuesday 12th September Fixture: U13 vs Cheadle Hulme School (1st Round ISHC Competition)

Wednesday 13th September

Fixture: 1sts v HLC Lacrosse

Score: 9-2

4x Elsa S(LVI), 4x Olivia B (LVI), 1x Issy B (LVI)

Player of the Match: Harriet W

A young 1st made up of Year V-LVI took on HLC. The game started slow with players finding their feet but then Queen Margaret's scored the first goal. Some great teamwork meant QM went 4-1 up by half-time. Feeling confident at halftime, the players wanted more goals in the second half. The final score of 9-2 meant there were lots of positives to take forward and things to work on to have a successful Lacrosse season hopefully.

Upcoming Fixtures

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