On Monday, Year 10 travelled to St Catherine’s in awful conditions. After some early dominance, St Catherines’s took the lead before numerous chances from Sharples led to a great team goal from Daniel Bankole. Once the team composed themselves, they settled into the game with the half-time score 2-1 to St. Catherine’s. During the early stages of the second half, St Catherine’s enjoyed a lot of possession which led to 2 more goals. However, Year 10 showed their grit with 2 fantastic goals from Cole Bridge; he beat several players with two left foot finishes. There were some strong individual performances but St Catherine’s were worthy winners.

Year 9 have probably been the stand out team this term with their performances and showed no signs of slacking off in their last game of the term. The team recorded a 5-2 victory against Eden Boys in a league fixture. Daniel Clarke put in a man of the match performance on the left and Selim Simsek scored a brace including a superb effort curled into the top corner from the edge of the box. Mohammed Patel added to his impressive tally for the season and Harvey Kenny and Josh Rand finished off the scoring. 

Year 7 continued to build on their fantastic start at Sharples against Eden Boys. The team started well, with Luca Sutcliffe making some good runs through the middle. Luca then scored after a pass from Grace Grundy. Harvey Hampson was strong in midfield, making tackles and driving forward with the ball. Harvey then shot close to the half way line and scored. At half time after making some substitutions, Eden came back. However Yaseen Yousuf came on and scored for Sharples. This made it 3-0 and we were on top. Eden then started to play, this meant that our defense had to switch on. Josh Marsh had a terrific performance at centre half, with multiple clearances and slide challenges. Eden then scored on the break. With 5 minutes to go, Sharples on the counter themselves, with Raif Mohamed sliding the ball back into Yaseen once again scored. Final score 4-1 Sharples win. 

On Thursday, 26 students from Year 7-10 travelled to Rivington for the annual Cross Country Championships (pictured). The course was covered in knee high mud in places which made it tricky to say the least! However, all of the Sharples students were resilient throughout, with some fantastic placings from Jayden Winstanley and Harvey Kenny who will both qualify for the Greater Manchester school games. All pupils were a credit to the school and had a great experience despite the conditions. Well done to all participants!

Unfortunately, Eden Boys had to postpone the games for Year 8 and 10 against Sharples but it will be rearranged for after half term.