It’s been a busy week of football at Sharples School this week. On Monday, Sharples hosted a Year 5/6 Primary school tournament for local primary schools. It was a fantastic event that was won by Egerton Primary School although the Valley pushed them all the way.

The following day, Year 7 travelled to Mount St Joseph’s looking for their first win of the season. Sharples started the game well and soon took the lead as Cole Bridge scored a fantastic goal. It was an end to end game with the game tied at 3-3 after Hasan Mitha had twice scored in the second half. Going into the last minute Cole Bridge broke down the right wing, only for the keeper to save his well struck shot. On the counter attack, Mount broke down the left wing and fired in from outside of the box with the last kick of the game. It was an unfortunate end to a thrilling encounter.

After a couple of postponements, eventually year 9 had another game in the Bolton Cup against Mount St Joseph. Sharples started the game well and found themselves 3 nil up by half-time after Marcus Jackson fired in 2 goals from outside the box and Amir Mohammed scored on his debut. It was a tense finish though as Mount pulled 2 goals back but Sharples managed to hold on to go through to the quarter final.

Years 7, 9 and 10 were all in action the following day at home to Kearsley Academy. Year 9 registered their second win of the week with a 3-1 win. Tom Stanway saved a first half penalty, Kyle Jones curled in from outside the box, Hayden Dugdale scored from a Will Walker cross and Marcus Jackson sealed the win with his third goal of the week.

Year 7 are still searching for their first win of the season after a 5-2 defeat at the hands of Kearsley. Once again, Sharples proved that they can score goals but will need to concede less in order to gain their first 3 points of the season. Rio Fish did his best to keep the score down with a man of the match performance.

Year 10 have been on the end of a bad run of results in the league but put an end to their losing streak with a 3-0 victory this week. Kai Dalhouse, Chris Hackley and Nathan Hill scored the goals in an impressive team performance.