Sports News


Our Y11 boys put in an amazing performance to beat Trentham High School 3-1 in the Staffordshire Cup.  This was a team that had beaten them two years ago by a considerable margin, so the boys were motivated to play well. 
The boys controlled the game from the start and played superbly.  2 goals by AB and one from LW sealed a great performance.  Our defence was great and Trentham rarely broke through our lines.  HJ was superb and was awarded man of the match.
The team now go into the quarter finals. 
Mr M Maher (PE Department/Assistant Headteacher)



Some Y8 pupils went to their first table tennis tournament last night. 

The group we took were a credit to the school ; great sportsmanship and behaviour.  They came 2nd out of 5 teams including Newcastle private school and St Dominics private school. 
Well done everyone!  
Erin J, Jess C, Erin D, Leah W, Harry H, Isaac D, Jacob D and Kamil K. 
Miss Goodfellow (Head of PE) 


The Y11 boys started their cup run with a convincing victory over Staffs University Academy of Cannock.  The boys won 9-1 and were in complete control of the game from the kick off.  Special mention must go AB who scored a hat-trick and played superbly.  Once in control we took on the Ajax Youth System approach and changed positions.  TZ, who is usually our goalkeeper scored.  We move onto the next round where we will surely find stiffer opposition.
Mr Maher (PE Department/Assistant Headteacher)



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)