Our boys’ football teams were back in action after the terrible weather last week delayed the start of the season by a week.

On Monday, Year 7 were the first team to be back in action against St James’.  It was a thrilling encounter and it’s hard to understand how Sharples didn’t win the game…never mind lose! Sharples, led by Josh Onley, looked solid and we had Rio Fish at the back. St James’ took the lead with 10 minutes to go but Sharples continued to make numerous chances.  Despite the best efforts of captain Cole Bridge, they couldn’t score the goal their play deserved.

Year 8 had their quarter final in the Bolton Cup the following day against Mount St Joseph’s at Sharples. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be and Sharples crashed out the cup after losing 6-3. Despite going behind three times in the first half, Sharples went into halftime level.

Abdifatah levelled with a header, Sam Fullarton converted his penalty with ease and Josh Crompton slotted past the keeper after an excellent assist from Sam. Unfortunately, as Sharples were less clinical in the second half and were caught on the break three times.

The performance of the week was by Year 9 who continue to go from strength to strength this season. The team had a difficult draw away at Harper Green in the quarter final of the cup. Sharples were clinical in front of goal with Gill Nogueria scoring his first hat trick for school, Marcus Jackson scoring from the spot and Jack Banks adding to the scoreline. Sharples won  comfortably with the final score at  5-3. Amir Munshi was immense standing in at centre back but it was a great team performance!  They showed what they are capable of achieving when they work together. Next up is Canon Slade in the cup with a date yet to be confirmed.