Sports News


Last night we ventured up to Pointon's Park to play a friendly against The Hart School from Rugeley. Both school's Y11 teams were playing in the County Cup at the same venue, so we asked if THS wanted to bring their Y9's and play on the astro and they jumped at the chance.

As the astro is quite small, we only played a 9 a side game (with five a side rules as there are no touchlines!), and the game started at a furious pace. Both teams played attacking football but it became obvious that we were the better team and soon swept into a 2-0 lead.

However, sloppy marking at set pieces would see our dominance soon turn into a narrow 3-2 lead as we entered the last five minutes of the first half. But two outstanding team goals saw us with a commanding 5-2 lead until THS school scored a scrappy goal right on the stroke of half time to make it 5-3 to Moorside at the break.

The second half was a more scrappy,  physical battle with both teams sensing victory. It only settled down for the last ten minutes where we scored two late goals to seal a deserved and hard-fought victory.


Mr Bunn (PE Department)


First off... massive thankyou to Harley S, Adam D and Joe L for stepping up to the first team when needed and doing the school proud.

County cup round 3... We faced a strong and formidable opponent in The Hart School. They threw in some questionable tackles from the off but equally kept the ball well. First 10minutes we needed to find our feet. We let them play in order to suss them out. We expected that they would be technically sound and play aggressive football (inside source). 
However, we also play technically sound and can play aggressive football when needed. INFACT, we do it better. 11minutes in Lewis J crosses to Brandon A who very delicately heads the ball over the keeper. 1-0 Moorside. 
THS came back strong and continued to press forward for the remainder of the half. Unfortunately for them, we have a very fast paced front trio of Taylor C-W, Brandon A and Brandon G. The half time whistle was exactly what we needed to regroup, change tactic slightly and push forward. 
Taylor is fed through early on. Hes 1vs1 and exquisitely chips the keeper. 2-0. Again, THS quite valiantly push forward. Continue to niggle at our players and attempt to get a rise but our boys keep their cool and remain mature, despite some seriously rough tackles. Ewan H did particularly well in this regard, as he was the target of some 'wild' lunges and verbal abuse. 
20minutes to play and Brandon A pace is too much, he bursts past the last man and lashes the ball home with a low driven shot. Back of the net. 3-0 Moorside. 
Throughout the game, Dan H pulled off some great saves but a clean sheet was not to be had as THS scored a very well deserved, consolation goal (It would be such a shame to travel an hour and not score). 
Did it fase us?? Nope.
Its official, Max K is this generations Dennis Bergkamp. He bobbles the ball beautifully past their CDM and on the half volley, strikes the ball goal ward; with what can only be likened to a bolt of lightning. Top left bin. 4-1 and on the the Semis. Serious well done to everyone involved. 
A massive amount of congrats needs to go to these boys. Some of whom dont get enough praise. They held themselves as respectful young adults and were very humble in victory despite succumbing to some knocks and bruises. 
MOTM was quite difficult to award as they boys all played so well. It could of easily been awarded to Brandon A for his two goals or Taylor for his. It could also have been awarded to Harrison B-C who was superb at the back. However, Max K shone through and delivered a midfield masterclass, topped off with a brilliant goal. 
Difficult boots for me to fill, with Mr Courts doing so well with these boys but hopefully they enjoy having Mr Jones at the wheel.

Mr Jones (PE Department)



On what can only be described as a breezy night in Chesterton our Y10 boys put on a stellar footballing performance.  With the wind blowing so strongly from one end that when the ball was kicked in the air it went backwards, our team showed they have the capability of beating any team. 

The team chose last night to play great football and kept the ball on the floor in what their teacher described as “one of the best footballing teams  we have played against”.
We took a 1-0 lead in the first half with an own goal from a corner but it was the second half where we shone.  Goals from AD and JP saw us win comfortably.  The students were a credit it to us and played fantastically.  
Trentham in the next round, then hopefully a semi-final opportunity.

Mr Maher (Assistant Headteacher/PE Dept) 

Y9 Futsal Tournament (WED, 11 DEC 19)

Eight teams entered the tournament:
  • James Bateman
  • Woodhouse
  • Biddulph
  • Endon
  • JCB
  • Churnet
  • Cheadle 
  • and the Mighty Moorside
The teams were split into 2 groups, with the winners of each group going through to the final. 
Our group consisted of Woodhouse, JCB and Cheadle. First up, Woodhouse. CD hat-trick and a great goal from AB.
4-0 Moorside. Easy. Next.
Then came a more challenging opponent, JCB academy. They had some great players and put up a bit of opposition but our striking duo combined fantastically to score one each. 2 - 0 Moorside. Next.
Then came our third and last group stage match against Cheadle Academy; who had also won both of their games. This however, was for the final, and Moorside thrive under pressure. We went 1 nil down early on but came back almost instantly via Charlie. Then 2-1 down. Did I doubt them? NEVER! 3-2 Moorside... and on to the final. 
The Final was set... Biddulph High vs Moorside High School. They had also won all their games convincingly and some of the boys were a tad nervouse (they knew some players on the opposing team). However, I reminded them that we are Moorside and when our backs are against the proverbial wall we come out fighting. This tournament was ours to lose! 
Straight off the bat, Biddulph score... the gloves are off. We come back with avengance. 1-0 turns to 1-1... and then 1-2, 1-3, 1-4 and time! Moorside are champions. 
AB with a fine hat-trick and golden boot with it. All the boys were superb and despite not scoring, OB was a defensive wall. He dominated any opposing player coming into HIS half. 
I say this after every fixture but they really are a credit to the school and I am so proud to manage such a great bunch of lads.
Mr J Jones (PE Department)
ESFA Heartbreak (mon, 18 nov 19)
Unfortunately our Year 9 boys have been knocked out of the ESFA cup. 
A lot can be taken from the fixture which ended 3 - 1 to the inevitable winners of the cup. Their facilities were second to non so it was a real treat for the lads to play there. 

We conceded an obvious penalty relatively early on and the score remained 1 - 0 until half time. The boys had played a great first half but more was needed. I changed the formation and move a few players in to a new position. We went from  5-4-1 formation to a 4-5-1 formation with OB dropping in to midfield with immediate effect. One each. AB!!!!!!
From there we were on the up. Had a lot of the ball and kept our structure brilliantly. We. were. Dominating.

However, they won a cheap penalty. Despite their multi million pound facilities, they did not have VAR. 

1 - 1 went to 3 -1 in the space of 5 minutes.

TB picked up a knock after commiting 110% into a tackle. TZ had the best performance in a school football I have ever seen from a goalkeeper. He made some Banks like saves and was awarded our MOTM.

Their heads should be held up high. An absolute credit to the school. 

Mr Jones (PE Department)

Under 16 Football Succes (THURS, 17 OCT 19)

Another comprehensive 3-1 victory tonight v Westwood College.  Even with 4 year 11 players missing (on work experience) the boys put in another excellent performance. The majority of our team starting were Year 10s tonight, playing a year group up and playing some great football.

The 3-1 scoreline doesn't reflect our dominance. BG continued his hot streak by bagging another goal. MK completely ran the midfield tonight with LB which allowed the majestic JP to weave his magic and bag another brace for the Moorside team.

We finish this HT in great form and will no doubt pick up where we left off after the break. Well done lads.

Mr Courts (Pe Department)


The year 7 boys got off to an excellent start in their league campaign this evening beating Endon 2-1. It was a tough battle throughout for the lads but they fought for every ball and after going behind against the run of play they came back well to win 2-1 with a stunning winner from captain fantastic TH, his second goal of the game.  Great performances throughout the team with special mentions to LMc for pulling off some great saves, goalkeeper turned centre half CJ was a rock at the back and Sam, Dallen, McKenzie and Jack were instrumental in the win. Kyle was unfortunate not to score on a number of occasions, hitting the crossbar and post. 

Mr Gething


Fantastic weather for our Primary Year One Sports Festival.  A great opportunity for the students to be involved in competitive sport and our Y7 Young Leaders gaining some valuable leadership experience. 

Mr Tatton (Head of Department) 



The results are in:

Notable performances:
Niamh - 1st in 300m, 800m and relay 
Lewis - 1st in long jump, 2nd in 1500m
Brandon - 1st in javelin 
Travis - 1st in hurdles, 2nd in 100m and 200m 

Well done to all, see photo of y8 girls team below ;

Mrs Jones (PE Department)


(SAT, 08 JUNE 19)

Students took part in the county championships at Northwood Stadium, on Saturday. The weather was absolutely horrific but all turned out.  I am unsure at the stage where the students where placed but I do know AL, in Year 10 won her 800m race and qualified for the regional championships next week. 
Her result was announced on the tannoy whilst I was trying to get a high jump pole to balance in the wind and rain.

As always massive well done to our students for qualifying at this level. 

Mr Tatton (Head of Department) 



(TUES, 21 MAY 19)

We took our Year 9 and U16 boys to Stone Dominoes last night to play the finals of the Moorlands Cup against Thomas Alleynes Uttoxeter.  Both teams won their games and are now Moorlands Schools District Champions.  

The year 9’s battled back from behind twice to equalise taking the game into extra time. JamesP put in another captains performance scoring a hat-trick and the winning the game into extra time with a brilliant solo goal. 3-2 winners. The U16’s won 2 - 0. 

The parents were really complementary of the PE Department and school staff giving up their time to take students to fixtures and the sports tour we have organised over the years. 

As always it been great to see our students progress in the local, county regional and  National cups over the years. From a sporting point of view MHS are considered to be a force to be reckoned with. Personally it was a great way to bring the football season and football for me at MHS to an end. Here’s hoping for a strong finish to our summer sports season.

Mr Tatton (Head of Department)




The girls at St George’s Park - they have won the county cup final 2-1!!

Miss Goodfellow (PE Department)


After battling through the snow this afternoon and taking the longer (safer) route home, I can tell you the result of the Y8/9 girls county futsal final. 
Out of 8 schools, all representing their individual area of the county, we came in second place, missing out on first place by 1 point!! 
The girls unfortunately lost the first game until they found their feet and got back on track with their winning ways, however the first game loss proved to be the difference. 
Miss Goodfellow