It has been a quieter than usual week for Sharples football teams, as the opposition couldn’t fulfil their scheduled fixtures against our school this week.
This gave the opportunity for each squad to compete in some inter school fixtures to help prepare for upcoming games. However, Year 9 played Kings Academy and Year 11 were in action in the Bolton Cup this week.
Year 9 (pictured above) showed no sign of slowing down after their impressive win last week. The team were far superior to Kings Academy straight from the start and immediately started to fire the goals in. It was hard to keep count of the score in what was another superb team performance. Goals flew in from all angles and distances from Ben Jackson 3, Harvey Hampson 3, Jayden Winstanley, Haruna Male 4, Sam Johnston and Grace Grundy. Some lovely football was played and the team should be full of confidence going into their cup match next Tuesday against Mount St Josephs.
After a long wait, Year 11 were back in action in the cup against Mount St Joseph’s. Unfortunately they lost out to a strong Mount St Joseph side on Wednesday evening in their last cup match at school. The first half consisted of two penalties, one for either side before two quick goals for MSJ stretched their advantage going into half-time. Sharples came out from half time with a spirited performance knowing that the next goal was crucial, as the game progressed and teams tired, MSJ then scored the next goal to make the uphill task more difficult for our team but they continued to battle and compete throughout the game right up until the final whistle.
We are extremely proud of our Year 11 team as Wednesday’s game was their first competitive match in 18 months and we would like to congratulate them on a fantastic football journey throughout their time at Sharples.
There is no individual Man of the Match award for this game, we have awarded this to the team for their efforts over the years. Lastly, we finish by wishing Mount St Joseph the very best of luck in the next round of the competition.
Also, a special mention to Year 8 student Josh King who has been selected for the Bolton Town Team. The school looks forward to hearing how the team does this season.