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Loreto High School vs St. Peter’s – Quarter Final: Manchester Cup

Loreto progress after penalty shootout

Loreto played a tough opponent in St Peter’s RC High School in the Quarter final of the Manchester Cup. Loreto started the stronger of the two teams with Levente Dele-Charley performing well in midfield. Loreto were the first to strike and Jahmiar Boyce scored to make it 1-0. St Peter’s started to perform well after the goal from Loreto and just before half time made it 1-1. In to the second half and Loreto came on strong scoring another goal set up by John Clarke for Jahmiar Boyce for his second of the match, again St Peter’s responded with another goal to make it 2-2. Loreto again from John Clarke assisted Daunty Lewis first his first goal for the team. St Peter’s were working hard and made it 3-3 just before full time. Seven and a half minutes for each half of extra time were played with no goals, so the match went to penalties. Five Loreto students volunteered to take responsibility Levente Dele-Charley, John Clarke, Jahmiar Boyce, Tyrell Rodney-Johnson and Ethan Ranson. Kegen Stevenson was the goal keeper, all the first four Loreto students scored and Kegen Stevenson made a fantastic Save to end the game so the final penalty did not need to be taken. Loreto are now through the semi-final against Chorlton High School on Monday 13th March.

Kegan Stevenson
Joe Tolan
Tyrel Rodney-Johnson (Captain)
Francis Warden
Ali Abdulgarder
John Clarke
Jamai Ayegun
Jahmiar Boyce
Levente D-C
Elijah Maynard
Ethan Ranson
Daunty Lewys
Sean Marovanidze

Loreto High School vs Burnage – English Schools Cup (Monday 17th September)

Loreto 3 – 1 Burnage

Team to start: Ahmed El-Sharif, Sami El-Hassan, Haydan Trigg, Ahmed Kamara, Remell Rimmer, Genesis Assis, Arona Gordon, Denzel Handange, Taylor McLaughlin.

Subs: Nathan Healy, Sean Marovandize, Kyle Hazel.

Loreto kicked off, from the start the game there was a very high tempo with neither team taking control and a bit sloppy in possession of the ball. Loreto settled down and started to put pressure on the Burnage defence with a few good attacks but they came to nothing. Loreto won a corner which wasn’t cleared properly and Denzel Handenge managed to poke the ball home 1-0 to Loreto. Shortly after Taylor McLaughlin mad a shot but the ball rattled the cross bar (I’m sure the bar is still rattling now the shot was that hard!!!).

Half time 1-0 Loreto.

The Second half saw the introduction of Sean Marovanidze and Kyle Hazel. Five minutes in to the second half and another sub for Loreto saw Nathan Healy replace Taylor who took a knock to his back. Burnage started to push players forward and a long ball down field was kept in by Ahmed Kamara in the Loreto defence, with no one to pass to and three Burnage players around him, Burnage got the ball back to score and made the game 1-1.

With eight minutes left before extra time, Mr Francis and Mr Grimshawe were thinking about another change and a change to the formation when suddenly the ball fell to Remell Rimmer on the half way line, with the ball under control he dribbled forwards and from 20 yards out strikes the ball bottom corner past the keeper 2-1 Loreto!!!!!

5 minutes left of the game Burnage go two up front, which was leaving a lot of space for Kyle Hazel down the left side, Kyle played a pass to Nathan Healy who got his head up and played a through ball to Denzel Handenge who was in acres of space and cool as you like he made it 3-1 Loreto.

Final whistle goes and hand shakes all round, Loreto are through to the second round where they await the winners of Wright Robinson v Manchester Communication Academy

Loreto High School vs Walkden High School – English Schools Cup (Tuesday 20th September)

Loreto 4 – 3 Walkden High School

Loreto started well going 1-0 up against Walkden High School through Jahmair Boyce, however, Walkden came back in to the game within minutes. It was a tough game with Walkden having the better chances and equalised to make it 2-2 despite Loreto going in to half time 2-1 up. Loreto began to retract in to their own half, however they dug deep to recover and score 2 goals quickly on the counter attack through John Clarke and Jahmair Boyce. Loreto again were under immense pressure until the end of the match which finished 4-3 to Loreto. Loreto will now go in to round 2 of the English Schools Cup.

Loreto High School vs Manchester Communications Academy (Wednesday 18th May)

Loreto 4 – 2 Manchester Communications Academy

The year 7 football team had a final for the league trophy v Manchester Communications Academy. The year 7 team of Loreto were undefeated all season in the league going in to the final. Loreto started strong by winning tackles early and putting pressure on the other team on the ball. Loreto took the lead with Jahmair Boyce scoring a fantastic top corner shot. Jahmair then scored again almost a replica of his first just before half time. The whole team were playing well, as the second half started a ball over the top to Jamai Ayegun and he was clean through and scored a great goal. Loreto now 3-0 up got slightly complacent, with MCA scoring a quick goal of Jamai 3-1. Loreto fought hard to get back in to the game with some individual performances from John Clarke, Elijah Maynard and Tyrell Rodney Johnson. Kegan Stevenson kept Loreto comfortable winners with some great saves. Jamai Ayegun went through on goal to make it 4-2 in the end with Loreto worthy winners. A fantastic achievement to go all season in the league undefeated.






Loreto High School vs Wright Robinson  (Wednesday 4th May)

Loreto 6 – 5 Wright Robinson

The year 7 football team are in the South Manchester league. They are unbeaten in the league this year and went through to the play-off semi final against Wright Robinson to see who would go though to the final to see who is champions in Manchester overall for year 7.

Loreto went 1-0 down in the first 5 minutes, Loreto re-grouped and came back to 41 to Loreto as the half time whistle blew. A fantastic performance by Jamai Ayegun scoring 2 goals in the first hand assisting 1 goal. In the second half Wright Robinson came back strong and brought it back to 4-3, even with some heroic saves from Kegan Stevenson. Jamai Aygen scored a fantastic free kick making it 5-3 to Loreto. The game ended 6-5 to Loreto with a dramatic end with the game being end to end.

Loreto are now through to the final.

Loreto High School vs Manchester Health Academy  (Wednesday 24th March)

Loreto 8 – 0 MHA

Loreto won 8-0 verses MHA, Jahmair Boyce scored early to put Loreto ahead. Kegan Stevenson made some fantastic saves to keep Loreto in the game. Jahmair went on to score 4 goals in total, John Clarke scored 2, Jamai Ayegun and Ali Abdulgarder both scored. Man of the match was Sean Hughes with fantastic defending.

Loreto High School vs Trinity High School  (Monday 21st March)

Loreto 4 – 2 Trinity

Loreto beat Trinity High School 4-2 in the league.

Trinity scored first in a couple of mistakes by Loreto. Loreto then gathered themselves and John Clarke was instrumental in delivering two goals to make it 2-1 before the end of the first half. In the second half Jahmair Boyce scored 2 brilliant goals for Loreto to win 4-2.

Year 9 Boys Football  (Thursday 17th March)

William Hulme 3-3 Loreto

The match started at a fast pace with no team getting a hold of the ball to keep possession. After the pace started to slow down Loreto got the upper hand and went 2-0 up with goals coming from Adrian and Eddie who was set up by Osman and Wen. Cian in goal made a great save from a shot that was creeping in to the top corner but it was pushed just over the bar. From the resulting corner William Hulme had a chance which was put just wide. With 28 minutes gone and William Hulme scored, 2-1 to Loreto and that was half time. The second half started with Loreto keeping the ball and a free kick was won by Eddie who was tripped, Wen took the free kick and found Guy who lifted the ball over the on rushing goalkeeper, which gave Loreto a 3-1 Lead. William Hulme got back in the game with some good possession, they created a chance that smashed off the cross bar. Santiago saw one of his efforts hit the cross bar, then William Hulme countered and scored 3-2. William Hulme seemed up for the challenge to get the equaliser and shortly after their second their third of the game came with a ball played through Fin and Louis and their striker slotted it home. The match ended 3-3 with both teams feeling like they had the chance to snatch the win but over all, drew and a point each was probably a fair result with Loreto edging the first half and William Hulme fighting back to edge the second.

Year 7 Boys Football (Wednesday 16th March)

Loreto year 7 football team played away at St Paul’s High School in the league. Loreto started poorly conceding two early goals and morale was down. After re-grouping Loreto started to work harder for each other and two goals from Jahmiar Boyce. The game was tied at 2-2 just before the half time and again St Paul’s scored, this time against the run of play. Jamai Ayegun scored the third to make it 3-3, then again St Paul’s scored. From then, Jahmair Boyce was dictating the play and intensity which drove the whole team on and Ethan Ranson scored on his first touch of the ball from a Dominic Overall corner. The game finished 4-4.

Year 8 Boys Football (Tuesday 1th March)

The last game of the season for the year 8’s was away to Manchester Academy, having struggled to pick 11 players from year 8 there was 5 year 7’s stepping up to the year 8 team; John Clarke, Jahmair Boyce, Jamai, Joe H and Tyrel Rodney Johnson. The match ended in a disappointing lost however all the year 7s stepped up and didn’t look out of place in the team. Jamai even got on the score sheet with our only goal.

Year 7 Track Cycling School Championships at the Velodrome (Thursday 10th March)

10 Year seven students have been taking part in track cycling training sessions at the Velodrome with qualified coaches over the past four weeks. The improvement over this time has been amazing to see, especially Carla and Aleshea Sarge! On Thursday, it was the timed races. Each student is timed doing their own laps, as well as team races. These results go against other schools. We gained one out of three possible points for the team races. For the individual races, students go head to head with one other student from another school. Loreto won 6 of the 10 races. Unfortunately, Loreto lost out to the other school by one point. However, they all still came home with Silver medals! A huge well done to all 10 students.

Year 9 Girls Football Manchester Cup Quarter Finals at Wright Robinson (Thursday 3rd March)

Year 9 girls represented Loreto in the quarter final of the Manchester Cup against Wright Robinson. It was a great start for both teams and after twenty minutes, Wright Robinson took the lead. After a lot of hard work, Erin Conway scored a fantastic goal. The score at half time was 1-1. The second half began, and the girls started to get tired. There was ten minutes left to play and the girls were still battling through. Jaime Eaton played an excellent through ball to Erin Conway who put the ball in the back of the net to make it 2-1 to Loreto. Wright Robinson didn’t give up and had plenty of shots on target, however, Katie Simmons made some brilliant saves to keep Loreto in it. The final score was 2-1. Well done to all the girls who are now through to the semi-finals of the Manchester Cup. A special mention goes to Ciara Marsh for demonstrating excellent football skills!

KS3 Girls Football Tournament at Whalley Range (Wednesday 24th February)

25 year 7, 8 and 9 girls took part in the monthly football tournament held at Whalley Range. We split the girls into three teams – one team in the premier league, one team in league 1 and one team in league 2.

Team 1 (Premier League) won two games, lost one game and drawn one game. Erin Stenson and Erin Conway scored 2 goals each. A big well done to Renee Marsh for excellent goal keeping skills and a huge well done to the captain Paulina Kosowska for excellent leadership skills. Team 2 (League 2) won one game, drawn two games and lost one game. Goals came from Olivia Clarke (Captain) and Aldara Daly. A big well done to Carla Arguimbau for great football skills. Team 3 (League 3) won 1 game, drawn two games and lost one game. Well done to Katie Simmons for a great goal and Chelsea Partington-Healey for an excellent first performance as goal keeper and to Aleshea Sarge for having great determination and never giving up! Well done to all the girls involved, yet another outstanding team performance.

Loreteo High School v St Bede’s (Monday 22nd February)

Loreto v St Bede’s quarter final, Loreto went 1-0 up and worked very hard in the first half. St Bede’s came back and it was 1-1 before the break. Unfortunately Loreto lost 4-1 overall but did fantastic to get to the quarter final of the Manchester cup.

Under 13’s Premier League Tournament (Thursday 4th February)

Loreto High School 1 – 2 Stretford High

Loreto High School 2 – 0 Swinton High

Loreto High School 0 – 0 William Hulme

Loreto High School 3 – 1 Newall Green

Loreto High School 1 – 1 Manchester East Academy

The year 7 and 8 Girls football team took part in a Premier League Tournament, held at the Cliff Training Ground run by The Manchester United Foundation. The winner of this tournament go through to a final held at a Premier League Stadium (last years was held at White Heart Lane – Tottenham Hotspur’s ground). Loreto played Stretford High in their first game, and an early goal came from Ellise Rennie. Unfortunately, Stretford got two goals back meaning Loreto lost their first game. However, after a team talk and some motivation, Loreto played their second game against Swinton High. Two superb goals later from Ellise, Loreto won this fixture. Our third game was against William Hulme, and despite a brilliant team effort and some excellent shots, this fixture ended in a goalless draw. Our next game was against Newall Green (the winners of last years tournament). The girls were a little bit nervous but put 100% effort in and won this game 3-1, goals coming from Ellise and Aldara Daly. Our final fixture was against Manchester East Academy. MEA scored an early goal, but not long after this, Jaime Eaton scored one of the best goals in Football to end the game 1-1. It was now time for the results, the top two teams had a play-off to see which team would qualify. Unfortunately, Loreto was on the same points as another school and we had to go off goal difference, and the other team had one more goal than us and qualified. A massive well done to all the girls, there was some superb football and leadership skills demonstrated.

Year 7 rugby at Burnage Rugby club (Thursday 28th January)

The year 7 boys rugby team took part in a tournament run by the RFU. The winner of the tournament goes and plays in the final in Blackburn. They played in four games and won all of them! This meant that they finished first in their mini league. They then went on to play the winner of the other league to decide who goes through to the final. Loreto scored the first try and not long after this, St Paul’s equalised. Full time came round quickly and it was a draw and so they played ‘next try wins’. St Paul’s became close to scoring, however, Ethan Ranson did a wonderful tackle to win the ball back. He passed the ball onto Jahmiar Boyce, who then sprinted from one end of the pitch to the other, dodging tackles, scored a try which meant Loreto go through to the final at Blackburn! Well done to the whole team!

Year 7 mixed Basketball tournament (Tuesday 26th January)

Loreto High School 9 – 13 Well Acre Academy

Loreto High School 13 – 13 Chorlton High School

A team of year 7 boys and girls represented Loreto in their monthly Junior NBA Basketball Ball tournament. We played two games of 30 minutes. Our first game was against Well Acre Academy. Unfortunately, we lost this game 13-9. Our second game was against Chorlton and we drew this game 13-13. An excellent effort from all of the players. A special mention goes to Tyrel Rodney-Johnson and Erin Stenson for demonstrating excellent basketball skills. Well done to all the team, a great team effort!

Manchester Cup  (Thursday 21st January 2016)

7 girls played their latest football fixture in the quarter finals of the Manchester cup, this fixture is usually 9-a-side, but unfortunately we only had a team of 7. It was very cold and raining and The East Manchester Academy was stuck in traffic which lead to a late kick off. Just as we began the game, two players had to leave which left us with a team of 5. Through hard work and a lot of determination, the half time score was 1-1. Our goal scored by the captain, Ellise Rennie. The second half, Loreto were tired and TEMA managed to put four more goals away making the final score 5-1 to TEMA. Despite the score line, it was an excellent performance from Ellise Rennie, Erin Stenson, Aleshea Sarge, Rhianna Trigg and Renee Marsh. Some superb team work, football skills and determination. A huge well done!

Loreto High School v Burnage High School  (Thursday 21st January 2016)

Loreto High School 6 – 2 Burnage High School

Loreto played their latest fixture in the boys football league against Burnage. A hatrick from Jamai Ayegun made the final score 6-3 to Loreto. Loreto are now second in the league and haven’t lost a match! Well done boys.

Loreto High School v William Hulme  (Wednesday 20th January 2016)

Loreto High School 5 – 2 William Hulme

Loreto played fantastic football against William Hulme. Jamai Ayegun scored two great goals and John Clarke also got a hatrick leaving the final score 5-2 to Loreto. Another fantastic result and yet again a great performance.

Loreto High School Monthly Basketball League  (Thursday 14th January 2016)

1st Game – Loreto High School 20 – 14 William Hulme

2nd Game – Loreto High School 6 – 26 Trinity 

11 year 7 and 8 students took part in their monthly Basketball league held at Whalley Range. We took part in 3 games and played each game for 30 minutes. Our first game was against William Hulme which we won 20-14. We then played Trinity and unfortunately lost this fixture 26-6, a huge well done to Jaime Eaton for scoring a 3 pointer from the half way line! Our last game was against Newall Green which again, unfortunately, we lost. Well done to all the girls, who regardless of being extremely tired, kept on going and did not give up until the end. A special mention to our captain Nieve Reyes-Carragher for showing superb leadership skills and also to Ellise Rennie and Erin Stenson for outstanding Basketball skills.

Loreto High School v Barlow High School  (Monday 11th January 2016)

Loreto High School 2 – 3 Barlow High School

We took the year 7 girls to The Barlow high school to play their league netball game. Unfortunately, we were only able to have a team of 5 players instead of the usual 7, this meant we were two players down. The girls put in a 100% effort and unfortunately we lost 3-2. An outstanding performance from all the girls and a special mention to Teya and Grace who scored the goals.

Loreto High School Monthly Tournament  (Thursday 17th December 2015)

Loreto High School 8 – 14 Whalley Range

Year 7 and 8 girl’s attended their monthly Basketball League at Whalley range. Due to the time of year, only three school’s were present. We played a short game with Whalley Range and unfortunately lost 14 – 8. As always, the girls demonstrated excellent basketball skills as well as team work. A huge well done to Jaime Eaton for brilliant defending and also to Ellise Rennie.

Loreto High School Monthly Tournament  (Wednesday 9th December 2015)

Twelve year 7, 8 and 9 girls took part in the monthly football tournament at Whalley Range. We split them into two teams. The A team won two of their games and drew the other, with goals coming from Ellise Rennie, Erin Conway, Ciara Marsh and Jaime Eaton. Yet again another great performance. The B team unfortunately lost their three games, but a superb performance with many members of the teams missing. A huge well done as always to all the students involved.

Loreto High School v Cedar Mount Academy  (Monday 7th December 2015)

Loreto High School (A Team) 1 – 1 Cedar Mount Academy

Loreto High School (B Team) 11 – 1 Cedar Mount Academy

Loreto A team played Cedar Mount Academy on a cold night and were down 1-0 at half time. The team showed fantastic spirit and some fantastic play led to a goal by Ali Abdulgalder. Loreto were unfortunate not to win the game with most of the possession. 1-1 was the final result.
Loreto B team also played Cedar Mount Academy. Loreto went ahead right from the off and won convincingly 11-1. Strong performances from Ethan Ranson, Sean Preist, Dominic Overall, Ryan Harvey, Rami Ahmed and Jeylaani Mohamed.

Loreto High School v William Hulme  (Wednesday 2nd December 2015)

Loreto High School v Well Acre Academy 

Loreto High School 30 – 21 William Hulme

Loreto High School 16 – 20 Well Acre Academy

We recently joined a new Basketball league called the Junior NBA League for U12’s. When signing up, each team received an American Basketball Team name as well as T-Shirts – We was the Boston Celtics! The fixture took place at William Hulme where we played two games. Our first game was against William Hulme and we played four quarters of 8 minutes. The girls were absolutely fantastic. Their team work was one of the best we have seen yet, and that won them the game! We won 30-12 and the game was a very exciting and entertaining one to watch. Our second game was against Well Acre Academy who played an all boys team. The girls were really tired after playing 30 minutes and then straight into this game but they put 100% effort into it. With two minutes left, we were drawing 14-14 and it was very nerve wrecking to watch. Unfortunately, the girls ending up losing 20-16 but what a performance they did. A huge well done to all of the girls. Well done to Teya Davies-Reeves who scored the majority of our goals and to Ellise Rennie and Erin Stenson for demonstrating excellent Basketball skills as well as team work and leadership. Also, a big well done to Carla Arguimbau, Olivia Okobia and Nakatto for their hard work and outstanding Basketball skills.

Loreto High School v Cardinal Langley (Wednesday 25th November 2015)

Loreto High School 1 – 3 Cardinal Langley

Loreto High School narrowly lost in the first round of the Catholic Cup to an impressive Cardinal Langley side.

Both teams began the game brightly with Tayne Morgan hitting the cross bar with a header from a Jaineiro Salmon Harris cross. Daniel Kearns in the Loreto goal produced an excellent save to keep the scores level with the year 10 student stepping up an age and producing a great all round performance. Jack Sheehan, Dominc Simpkins and Sajjad Elhasan then all came close before Cardinal Langley snatched the lead with a lucky effort against the run of play. Just before half term, Cardinal Langley broke again and doubled their lead, despite the best efforts of Daniel Kearns in goal.

Loreto started the second half well and within 2 minutes, had pulled a goal back. Good work by Jack Sheehan, Shaquille Lewys and Sajjad resulted in a well taken goal by Dominic Simpkin who used his pace brilliantly to get in behind the Cardinal defense.

Owen Mudede was then introduced into the Loreto midfield and his hard work helped Loreto get control of the game and dominate possession. Leah Dolan, making only her second appearance for the boys team, was also introduced and show good ability composure and a great range of passing to create a number of chance for the Loreto strikers. With ten minutes to go, Cardinal Langley again scored against the run of play and this seemed to deflate the Loreto players.

The game finished with a 3-1 defeat, but the performance deserved a much better result.

Man of the match- Daniel Kearns

Loreto High School v William Hulme (Wednesday 18th November 2015)

Loreto High School (Year 7: 5 – 2) (Year 10: 6 – 2)

The year 7 and year 10 Netball team played a league fixture at William Hulme. We played this fixture outside and it was freezing, so well done to everyone for participating and not complaining. The year 7 team unfortunately lost their game 5-2, with Erin Downes and Grace Hughes scoring for Loreto. You all played really well as a team and a big well done goes to Ruby Crier for excellent defending skills as well as Mia Thomson for demonstrating superb leadership and netball skills. The year 10 team also lost their match 6-2. The girls played really well despite the score line. A huge well done to all the girls who took part!

Loreto High School v St Peter’s RC High School (Monday 16th November 2015)

Loreto High School Win 5 – 1 (Pen)

Loreto year 7 football team played St Peter’s RC High school in the Manchester Cup. St Peter’s took the lead in the first half 1-0, Loreto equalised late in the second half through John Clarke.

Loreto were the dominant through the second half and were unlucky not to win in normal time. It went to penalties and Kegan Stevenson saved a penalty, Jamai Ayegun, Tyrel Rodney-Johnson, John Clarke and Levente Daley-Charley all scored penalties.

Loreto are now through to the quarter finals.

Year 7/8 and 10 Netball at Trinity (Wednesday 11th November 2015)

24 year 7, 8 and 9 girl’s represented Loreto in the monthly football league. Due to huge numbers, we managed to have three teams. Loreto 1 played in the premier league and won 4 out of their 5 games. Erin Stenson scored five great goals and Erin Conway scored one. A huge well done to all the girls who demonstrated excellent football skills. Loreto 2 played in League 1 and lost 2 games, drew one game and won one game. A big well done to Katie Simmons and Aleshea Sarge for showing brilliant football and leadership skills. Loreto 3 played in League 2 and won two games and lost three games. It was a great team effort and a big well done goes to Kizzy Mussington and Katherine Coles.

Loreto High School v Manchester Health Academy (5th November 2015)

Loreto High School 13 – 0 Manchester Health Academy

The year 9 Girl’s football team played Manchester Health Academy in the Manchester Cup. The weather was horrible, it was freezing cold and raining, and it was also bonfire night so a massive well done to all the girl’s for their dedication. It was a brilliant game and very entertaining to watch – the final score ended up 13-0 to Loreto! Erin Conway, Ciara Marsh and Katie Simmons all got hatricks. All of the girls played brilliantly so well done! Also, well done for Paulina Kosowska (captain) for demonstrating excellent leadership skills.

Year 7/8 and 10 Netball at Whalley Range (4th November 2015)

Both year 7 and year 10 Netball teams played one of their league fixtures. Year 7/8’s team are now getting used to playing alongside each other and there has been massive improvements within the team. This was showed when they won the game 11-0! A huge well done to our goal scorers Erin Conway and Grace Hughes and also a great performance from Ruby Crier. The year 10 game was a very entertaining and nervous game to watch. At half time, Loreto was 3-0 down. After a good team talk and a new dose of motivation, Loreto scored two goals to bring the game to 3-2. Unfortunately, Loreto couldn’t score another goal which left the final score at 3-2. Well done to all the girls and a special mention goes to Ewa Hercyk for yet again showing excellent defending skills.

Loreto High School v Trinity High School (19th October 2015)

Loreto High School 1 – 7 Trinity High School

Loreto played their 3rd fixture this year against Trinity away last night. The team were excellent hosts and the girls fought hard against their talented players. At half time Loreto were losing 4-1. Second half saw much improved passing from Ruby and Teya in defence but unfortunately the shooters never missed a shot ending the game with a score of 7-1. The girls were not disheartened by the score exclaiming they were looking forward to their next game and training sessions in between!

Loreto High School v Kirby High School (19th October 2015)

Loreto High School 1 – 4 Kirby High School

Loreto year 7 played in the English Schools cup against Kirby High School.
Loreto were beat 4-1 in the game with the only goal coming from Jahmair Boyce.
Man of the match was Tyrell Rodney-Johnson who was superb in defending, had quick feet and also the ability to cause a threat each time he went forward.
Loreto fought hard but lost out to an excellent, we’ll organised team.

Loreto High School v Chorlton High School (8th October 2015)

Loreto High School 4 – 2 Chorlton High School

Year 7 A team were victorious against Chorlton High School in the first league match of the year. Loreto won 4-2, the scorers were Jahmair Boyce, John Clarke. Jamai Ayegun scored in driving passed three players in open play and a penalty. Tyrel Rodney-Johnson was man of the match creating several opportunities for his team mates and had an excellent work ethic.
It was the year 7 B teams first game together as a group, Loreto due to the success of extra-curricular football have a large squad of 16 players. The team fought hard, but unfortunately were not successful in winning the game. It was a great effort from all the students, goals from Ethan Ranson, Michael Alden and Lewis Johnson. Special mention to goal keeper Harry Keane for some outstanding saves during the match. Man of the match was Joe Tolan who many times in defence saved the deficit and kept calm under pressure from the opposing team.
Year 7 A team were victorious against Chorlton High School in the first league match of the year. Loreto won 4-2, the scorers were Jahmair Boyce, John Clarke. Jamai Ayegun scored in driving passed three players in open play and a penalty. Tyrel Rodney-Johnson was man of the match creating several opportunities for his team mates and had an excellent work ethic.
It was the year 7 B teams first game together as a group, Loreto due to the success of extra-curricular football have a large squad of 16 players. The team fought hard, but unfortunately were not successful in winning the game. It was a great effort from all the students, goals from Ethan Ranson, Michael Alden and Lewis Johnson. Special mention to goal keeper Harry Keane for some outstanding saves during the match. Man of the match was Joe Tolan who many times in defence saved the deficit and kept calm under pressure from the opposing team.


Y10 Loreto v Manchester Academy (5th October 2015)

Loreto High School 2 – 5 Manchester Academy

This was Loreto’s year 10 teams first fixture of the season. The girls played amazingly well and worked as a team. Unfortunately, Manchester Academy won this fixture 5-2. Although the girls were being beaten, we are super proud of them for not letting this get to them and they kept their heads up and worked till the end. A massive well done goes to Ewa Hercyk and Eleanor Ologblena for superb defending skills.

Catholic Cup Round 1 (4th October 2015)

Loreto High School 1 – 4 Our Lady’s

Loreto played Our Lady’s in Catholic Cup round one. Unfortunately Loreto were down 3-0 at half time. However, they showed fantastic determination to restore pride in the second half to end the game 4-1.
Scorer – Jamai Ayegun
Man of the Match – Levente Dele-Charley

Year 7 Manchester Cup Round 1 v Chorlton High School (28th September 2015)

Loreto 5 – 4 Chorlton High School

Year 7 had a fantastic first game! They all played fantastic with great saves from goalkeepers Kegan Stevenson and Patrick Hanbury. Goals from Tyrel Rodney-, Jamai Ayegun, David Pasznyski, Jahmair and John Clarke. Loreto won 5-4 and go through to round 2 of the Manchester Cup. Special thanks to Calum Connor-Jones in year 11 who refereed the game for part of his FA Referees course.


Y7 Loreto v Manchester Academy (16th September 2015) 

Loreto High School 7 – 2 Manchester Academy

This was Loreto’s year 7 teams first fixture of the season. The girl’s had never played a game together before and played fantastically well. Manchester Academy scored the first goal followed by two from Loreto and then Manchester Academy scored their second to equalise. However, Loreto scored one last goal before the end of the first half. The score at half time was 3-2 to Loreto. The second half began and Loreto scored an early goal to make it 4-2. After that goal, the goals kept on coming and the game ended 7-2 to Loreto. A huge well done to all the girls who took part and a special mention goes to Erin Downes for scoring 5 goals and playing out of position.

Year 10 Boys Football (16th September 2015)

Loreto 1 – 7 East Manchester Academy

The year 10 boys football team went to East Manchester Academy to play their first league game of the season. Unfortunately, Loreto lost 7-1. A huge well done to Joe Hannaway for scoring a fantastic goal from a free kick and also to Ebrima Jallow for an outstanding performance playing out of position.

Year 7 & 8 Girls Football Finals (4th June 2015)

Final: Loreto 1 – 0 Whalley Range
Loreto bring home the Plate

Eight year 7 and 8 girls went to Manchester College – Nicolls Campus to represent Loreto in the Manchester Girls Football Finals. The first game they played decided which pool they went into, the Cup or the Plate. Our team went on to play for the Plate and played in a very close, tense semi-final game against Wright Robinson. At the end of the game, the score was 0-0 which meant two minutes of extra time. Still, at this point, the game was goal less which resulted in penalties. Paulina and Jaime buried their penalties, meaning Loreto were through to the final. Our final game was against Whalley Range. Again, this was a tough game and we had chance after chance of scoring but Whalley Range’s keeper was superb. Erin Conway finally beat the keeper making the score 1-0 to Loreto. The whistle blew and Loreto won the final and brought home the Plate as well as individual medals.

Year 8 Football (2nd June 2015)

Loreto High School 2 – 3 St Peter’s

On Tuesday 2nd June the Year 8 Football team played against St Peter’s in the Manchester Schools Premiership playoff semi final.
The game was played on the Astroturf at Loreto which seemed to suit the home team from the start. The game was fast paced and a very open, with both teams going close in the first half. The deadlock was broken by St Peter’s just before half time with some good play by the midfield, before they released the striker who slotted the ball into the net. The score was 1-0 at half time.

Just after the break, Ousman Jallow picked the ball up just inside his own half and ran at the St Peter’s defence. He took on one of the defenders and played the ball into the area where Wen Kongolo slotted the ball home into the net to level the score. Soon after that the Loreto team found themselves behind again from a great piece of skill from the opposition winger. He took the ball through the centre of midfield and played a great pass to the striker who only had the keeper to beat. During the final stages the game, St Peter’s were under a lot of pressure from constant Loreto attack. Ouman Jallow, Sam Miller and Adrian Leo-Harding were had a brilliant 10 minute period, passing and dribbling their way through the defence. With 3 minutes to go Adrian took a shot that was blocked and it rolled out to Wen Kongolo on the edge of the penalty area. Without hesitation he volleyed the ball straight into the top corner to level the scores at 2-2. This was one of the goals of the season with great power and technique shown by the captain.

Unfortunately with the last kick of the game, St Peter’s went on the counter attack from a Loreto Corner and managed to steal a last minute winner. The Loreto students have been fantastic all season and were unlucky to lose the game in those circumstances. We wish St Peter’s good luck for the final which takes place on Tuesday 9th June at St Peter’s against Wright Robinson. Man of the Match goes to Ousman Jallow for his great attacking play.

 Year 7 Football (29th April 2015)

Loreto High School 9 – 0 Manchester Health Academy

The last league fixture of the season is upon us. On a long but thin pitch at MHA, MHA kick off. Straight away Loreto press and win the ball, with Khalil Mussington having a chance which he puts wide.

Other chances are created and it is all Loreto going forward and finally the deadlock is broken with the first goal coming from Kelvin Samuel.

Loreto soon add a second and third through two goals from Michael Maguire. Brad Soares and Kwaku Oduroh came on for Khalil Mussington and Michael Maguire. Before half time Mahmoud Saadeh gets in on the act and scores, 4-0 Loreto and that is half time.

Feeling very confident with themselves Mr Francis and Mr Howe gives the lads a talking to, to make sure they stayed focused and professional throughout the game. Half time over and the boys are back on the pitch and ready to go. Another goal goes in to make it 5-0 Loreto. Whidul Miah comes on for Patryk Wojewoda. Kwaku Oduroh, Ethan Carroll, and two goals from Brad Soares sees Loreto win a comfortable 9-0. Kelvin Samuel had his best game of the season and was Man Of The Match.

The season ends with a BANG!!!! After a very slow start and a few heavy defeats the lads have progressed well and ended up unbeaten in the last three games, one draw and two wins. With those results they have climbed the table to a respectable 6th at the moment but could end up finishing 5th depending on other results.

Year 7 Football (26th March 2015)

Loreto High School 7 – 3 St. Paul’s

On a windy day away to St Paul’s RC High School Loreto start the game off. Playing in to the wind in the first half Loreto are keeping the ball on the deck, with link up play on the right hand side of the pitch which saw a few early chances.

A goalkick gets played short to Sean Gavin at right back, who plays the ball down the line to Kelvin Samuel. He then passes to Khalil Mussington, he beats his man and plays another great cross in to the box which is half cleared by St Paul’s defence but falls to Michael Maguire who shoots and scores, 1-0 Loreto.

More success down the right hand side for Loreto saw a number of good chances, on impertically falling to Brad Soares whos close range shot is saved by the St Paul’s Keeper. Still 1-0 Loreto. St Paul’s started to get back in the game with a few of their own chances. Some sloppy defending and a lack of concentration Ethan Carroll’s pass out of defence is intercepted before it gets to Kelvin Samuel, the guy beats two – three players before shooting and scoring 1-1 half time.

A stern talking to by Mr Francis and some encouragement from Mr Howe the starting nine take to the pitch again. St Paul’s start the second half but give the ball away and Khalil Mussington scores 2-1 Loreto.

Patryk Wojewoda and Mahmoud (Doodie) Saadeh come on for Wahidul Miah. Doodie is straight in to action and gets on to the score sheet minutes after coming on, 3-1 Loreto.

Loreto win the ball back and are using the wind to their advantage, Michael Maguire picks up the ball around 20-25 yards out and picks out the top corner of the net to make it 4-1 Loreto. (Goal of the game).

Some good individual dribbling by Khalil Mussington sees him pick up his second of the game scoring the rebound from his own shot, 5-1 Loreto. Larson Marques comes on for Kelvin Samuel who has had his best performance in a Loreto shirt.

St Paul’s attacks down their left hand side of the pitch and get a corner. The resulting corner is cleared but a cross comes back in and both Ethan and Joseph are caught under the ball and their player heads the ball in 5-2 Loreto. Surely the come back isn’t on…

Loreto attack again and get another goal through Michael Maguire, his 3rd of the game, 6-2 Loreto.

Some sloppy defending again from Loreto and with Ethan Carroll getting caught on the ball just out side of the area St Paul’s score to make it 6-3.

With seconds to go, another attack to Loreto. Goal, the easiest of finishes and a tap in at the back post, his 4th of the game Michael Maguire. 7-3 Loreto and the final whistle goes.

Comment from the year 7 Football manager Mr Francis:

‘Very proud of the team creating the number of chances we have created today and actually finishing the chances off. Not happy with the way we have conceded the 3 goals today from the sloppy defending but I will let the lads off as we have managed to get our first win of the season which takes us of the bottom of the league up to 6th with two games to play.’

 Year 10 Football (23rd March 2015)

Loreto High School 1 – 6 Trinity

Monday night saw a well fought game between two sides at the opposite ends of the league table.

The game started brightly with both teams playing good football on the sunny afternoon. The first chance fell to Loreto, with Tayne Morgan and Shaquille Lewys combining well to set up an opportunity for Dominic Simpkin who was unlucky to have his effort saved.  Shortly after this, Trinity scored against the run of play after some good work by their impressive striker. Loreto continued to press, and their superior play paid off resulting in a superbly taken finish by Shaquille Lewys.  Both teams fashioned further good opportunities in the first half but neither team could edge in front. Half time score was 1-1.

Unfortunately, the influential Kemani Anderson had to be withdrawn at half time through injury and this had a huge impact on the game. The solid Loreto defence now seemed a little venerable, and Trinity were able to score three goals in the space of ten minutes to make the score 4-1. Loreto then seemed to tire, and the impressive front three of Tayne, Zak Smith and Shaquille didn’t manage to impact the game as well as they would have wished. Trinity score two further breakaway goals in the closing stages of the game to make the score Loreto 1- 6 Trinity.

Man of the match: Kemani Anderson


Girls Football League at Whalley Range (11th March 2015)

Congratulations to the girls who won all their games.

We took six students to take part in the monthly Girls Football League at Whalley Range. We were missing half of the team due to a netball fixture taking place at the same time. However, this did not stop the girls playing their best and going on to win all of their matches that night. Goals came from Jess Graham, Paula Kosowska, Aldara Daly, Teigan Boreman and Erin Conway. A special mention to Charotte Barber and Erin for excellent football skills shown. Well done to all the girls who took part.

Under 13’s Premier League Girls Football Tournament – (6th March 2015)

Eight year 7 and 8 girls represented the school at an Under 13’s Premier League Football Tournament at Irlam and Cadishead College as part of the Manchester United Foundation. They played a total of 8 games against some very hard teams. Ciara Marsh and Paulina Kosowksa demonstrated excellent leadership skills and both played superbly. The last game of the tournament was our most important, the outcome of our game and another game decided who was to go through to the finals. The girls played really well and managed to hold Crompton House to a draw. It was the top two teams who would qualify for the finals. The results was announced and we came joint second with Crompton House. Unfortunately, this meant we had to go off goal difference in which Crompton House went through to the final. Well done to all the girls who took part!

Under 13’s Premier League Girls Football Tournament (4th March 2015)

Group Stage W 1, D 2, L 1.

We took 8 students to the brand new Manchester City Football Academy to take part in an under 13’s Premier League Girls Football Tournament. All together there was approximately 30 school teams taking part. The girls played exceptionally well in difficult weather. They played 4 games in the group stages. They lost one, drew two and won one with great strikes from Charlotte Barber. Unfortunately, we did not make it to the quarter finals. The girls didn’t let this bother them and went home with huge smiles on their faces! Outstanding performances from Mia Fenton, Paulina Kosowska and Jaime Eaton. The player of the tournament goes to Ciara Marsh for yet again another brilliant performance in goal! Well done to all the girls who took part.

KS3 Girls Football Tournament (25th February 2015)

Won 3, Drew 1

The Loreto KS3 Girls Football team took part in the monthly KS3 Girls Football Tournament at Whalley Range. Unfortunately, Loreto could only take 5 players to play 7-a-side tournament. However, the girls put 100% effort in and won three games and drew one. Aldara Daly, Mia Fenton and Paulina Kosowska each scored two goals each.

Well done to all the girls!

Year 8 Girls Football (11th February 2015)

Loreto High School 0 – 5 Newall Green

The Year 8 Girls played Newall Green last night in the Manchester Cup. Loreto hit off to a great start with Erin Conway hitting the post with a great strike. Unfortunately, despite a brilliant team effort, Newall Green went on to win 5-0. A special mention goes to our captain Katherine Coles, Sundus Adem and Rohey Hallet for an outstanding performance playing out of their usual positions. Well done girls.

Year 8/9 Rugby – Manchester Developing Schools League (4th February 2015)

Loreto High School Won 2 Lost 0

On Wednesday 4th Feb the Year 8/9 Rugby team travelled to Manchester Academy to play in the Manchester Developing Schools League.

There were 3 teams in total on the night; Loreto, Manchester Academy and Abraham Moss.

Loreto successfully won both of their games and only conceded one try all afternoon. The first game against an inexperienced Manchester Academy side was quite one sided, with Cian Keane, Diego Hamilton, Philip Kadiri and Kyle Packham causing the defence lots of problems. We scored 7 unanswered tries (35-0), but credit to Manchester Academy who got stuck in till the very end. The second game against Abraham Moss wasn’t as one sided with the opponents having some very big, strong runners. In the end the more experienced players,  pace and power proved to be the difference as we ran out 20-5 winners. Stand out performances were had by Jacob Morris on the wing and the quick feet and offload ability of Elisio MacKlin.

The Year 8’s will try and win tickets to the Rugby World Cup as they play in a tournament at Eccles Rugby Club on Friday.

Year 7 Boys Football (28th January 2015)

William Hulme 4 – 0 Loreto High School

Year 7 football team travelled down the road to William Hulme for a league fixture. On a freezing cold day Loreto kick off after winning the toss.

A few minutes in to the game a ball down the left is crossed in by Michael Maguire but a defender half clears it and it falls to Kwaku who’s on the edge of the area, he shoots, but the shot goes over the bar.

Another chance is created but again Kwaku shoots wide of the mark. He clearly didn’t have his shooting boots on today. A few nervy moments in defence with Ethan Carrol being caught on the ball just outside the area but the shot comes to nothing. A free kick is rewarded to William Hulme on the edge of the area after their player beats Sean Gavin and Ethan Carrol trips him up. The free kick smashes of the post and Loreto are riding the storm. Half time and the score is still 0-0.

With the team talk over, the team go back out but start slowly with Mark Brent in goal being called upon making a great diving save to prevent the ball going top corner. Ethan Carrol and Joseph Overell both congratulate him with a pat on the head.

William Hulme attack again and the ball isn’t cleared from the Loreto defence, with no one taking charge of the situation the ball falls to a William Hulme player who shoots and scores. 1-0 William Hulme. Khalil Mussington makes his return to the team after missing the last to with illness. He replaces Kelvin Samuel with Larson Marques dropping in to midfield. Shortly after William Hulme make it 2-0. Wahidul Miah replaces Patryk Wojewoda at left Back and Jack Faryniarz replaces Ethan Carrol at centre back. Loreto win a corner and the ball is crossed in where Sean Gavin meets it with a great header which is going in only to be blocked on the line by a defender.

Shortly after William Hulme score to make it 3-0, with the ball being played through the Loreto defence and their striker slots the ball past an oncoming Mark Brent. Just before the end of the match William Hulme make it 4-0.

After a had thought game the lads shake hand and get back on the minibus to warm up on the journey back to school. A disappointing result to have been beaten 4-0 after creating a few early chances ourselves but we will regroup and work on a few things at training next week.

Year 10 Boys Football (27th January 2015)

Chorlton High 6 – 3 Loreto High School

Loreto were very unlucky to lose the first of the Chorlton year 10 derbies after an action packed game.

Loreto started the brightest with good play from Dominic Simpkins and Zack Smith creating a chance for Tayne Morgan. His shot was saved by the impressive Chorlton goalkeeper. Chorlton then scored two breakaway goals against the run of play. It got slightly worse as a Loreto error two minutes from half time resulted in a third goal being conceded. However, just before the stroke of half time, Dominic Simpkin excellently rounded the goalkeeper and calmly slotted the ball home to make the score 3-1 to Chorlton.

Loreto started the second half brightly with Liam Chrystal and Janieiro  combining well to set up Tayne Morgan whose shot rattled the crossbar. Chorlton were then awarded a penalty but Daniel Kearns produced an excellent save to keep the scores the same. Shortly after, Loreto were awarded their own penalty but the Chorlton keeper pulled off an equally good one handed parry. The closing stages of the game saw a number of goals and missed opportunities. Tayne Morgan’s header and Zak Smith’s curled effort brought the game level, but Chorlton’s superior fitness shone through and they managed to score three further goals in the second half making the full time result Chorlton 6-3 Loreto.

Man of the match: Dominic Simpkin


Year 7 Boys Football (21st January 2015)

Loreto High School 3 – 3 Burnage Academy

Starting with the same team as last week after a good performance in the defeat to Manchester Academy, Loreto kick off and from the start look like they were up for the match. Shortly in to the game the ball falls to Michael Maguire in the centre of the pitch and he drives forward beating two players before shooting. The ball goes in to the bottom corner of the goal 1-0 Loreto.

Larson Marques up front is working hard closing down their defenders trying to pressure them in to a mistake; a few more chances are created again falling to Michael Maguire who puts wide and over.

Burnage seem to up there game after conceding the first goal of the game and are shortly level. Burnage have a freekick which is firstly saved by Mark Brent but the rebound is scored by an unmarked player at the back post, 1-1.

With the equaliser Loreto seem to have their heads down, a ball over the top is missed by both of our centre back and their striker gets on the end of it and shoots, the ball beating Mark Brent in the Loreto goal to make it 2-1 Burnage.

Half time and the score is 2-1 Burnage, Mr Francis makes two changes, bringing on Kwaku for Ethan Carrol in centre midfield and Patryk Wojewoda on for Wahidul at left back.

Burnage kick off the second half and Loreto are closing down the ball well.

Loreto seem to have found some more energy and are determined to get back in to the game, however early in the second half a ball is played between Sean Gavin and Joseph Overell and Burnage’s winger has got on the end of a great pass to beat Mark Brent in the Loreto goal to make it 3-1.

Loreto start to take control of the game and are playing their best football with nice passing between Kwaku, Patryk and Machael Maguire down the left hand side of the pitch. Shot after shot Burnage’s goalkeeper is getting a hand to everything making it hard for the Loreto team to score. Freekick on the edge of the box Kwaku steps up and there doesn’t seem to be much of the goal to aim at, he goes for goal but the keeper gets the slightest of finger tips to it and touches on to the cross bar.

With Larson looking tided up front with the work he has put in Brad Soares replaces him. Getting straight stuck in and putting a shot wide. After some good link up play again Michael Maguire is just inside the area beats him man cutting inside and places the ball past the keeper in the bottom corner 3-2 Burnage.

Ethan comes on at centre back for Jack Farynairz and Larson Marques replaces Kelvin Samuel in centre midfield. A rare attack in the second half for Burnage sees Mark Brent keep Loreto in the game with a one on one save. A few minutes later the ball is cleared in to midfield Larson Marques and again chasing everything close the ball down and beats his man to the ball passing it out wide to Michael Maguire who takes the ball forward and crossing the ball in to the back post where Brad Soares has timed his run perfectly to tap the ball home GOAL to Loreto. 3-3 the score line. Is there enough time to get the winner? A few minutes later the final whistle goes the match ends 3-3. Loreto had thought hard to get the score line back to level and you could say are unlucky not to have got all three points.

Year 7 Boys Football (15th January 2015)

Loreto High School 0 – 3 Manchester Academy

On a cold windy evening the year 7 football team braved the weather with a league fixture away to Manchester Academy. Loreto won the toss and chose to have kick off with Manchester Academy deciding to kick with the wind in the first half. Loreto starting with a 4-3-1 formation had the better possession early on. A couple of chances were created by both teams however the chances didn’t test either keeper.

Still 0-0 both teams were battling the conditions, and against each other to try and take the lead before the half time whistle, unfortunately a half cleared ball fell to their striker who hit it on the half volley top corner which Mark Brent couldn’t do nothing about. 1-0 Manchester Academy half time.

With the teams back out on the pitch the second half gets under away, Michael Maguire and Larsson Marques close down the ball which was passed back to their centre back and win back possession of the ball which created a half chance for Michael Magurie. Again both midfields were battling hard against each other to try and take a strong hold of the match. Loreto loose the ball in the own half and a through ball is played to which there striker gets on to and slots home their second of the match.

Brad Soares comes on up front for a tired looking Larsson Marques who had put in a lot of running up top on his own. With the score now 2-0 to Manchester Academy Loreto change formation to a 3-4-1 to try and get back in to the game.

Mark Brent pulls of a couple of great saves to keep Loreto in the match. a long ball over the Manchester Academy’s defenders is reached by Brad Soares who finds Sean Gavin, a cross from the right comes in but no one is there to attack the ball.

Tyler Pope comes on for Whidul Miah who has had a good game at left back. Straight away Tyler Pope controls a ball down out of the sky with a great touch, he plays a pass inside to Michael Maguire whose shot is saved.

Chances were created by Manchester Academy as Loreto were pushing forward to try and get a goal which left them short at the back and a ball is played to their striker whose shot hits the inside of the post and goes in.

Final whistle blows 3-0 Manchester Academy.

The lads took defeat well shaking hands with all players involved. Their manager also commented on how well the lads had played and how far they had come from the beginning of the season when we played them in the Manchester Cup to which we had been beaten heavily 14-0. Even though we had been beat today I was pleased with the way they had played and the behaviour to and from the match was spot on too.

Year 8 Girls – Manchester Cup Victory (9th December 2014)

Loreto High School 2 – 1 William Hulme

On 9th December the Y8 girls played their first round match against William Hulme. The girls were excited despite being a couple of players down. The team went in with a great formation and with our captain Paulina Kosowoska holding up a strong defence. Within 10 minutes the girls pushed forward with strong possession which resulted in an own goal by William Hulme. Just before half time came a fantastic goal from, Katie Simmons, following an excellent cross from Katherine Coles, who played brilliantly.

In the second half William Hulme scored after 7 minutes but it was not enough and the game ended in a 2-1 win for Loreto. The girls look forward to their next round draw to be held after Christmas.

U16 Girls Basket Ball (2nd December 2014)

On Tuesday 2nd December our Y9 and Y10 girls took part in the Citywide Manchester Schools U16 Girls Basketball Competition. Superb skills and tremendous team spirit saw us finish second in our group to go on and play Trinity and St Matthews in the final round. Determined defense from Enoma and Afua, incredible interceptions from Sabrina and reliable rebounding from Isel ensured a comprehensive 12-4 win over St. Matthews, topped off with superb scoring skills from our England International Ashana.  The last game of the evening was our toughest one and Trinity managed to secure a 16-6 win over our team. The whole team demonstrated the Loreto values throughout the tournament and were wonderful ambassadors for our school.

Girls Basketball practice is Thursday after school in the Sports Hall, led by our highly successful local female team, the Manchester Mystics. Please see the weekly Sports Bulletin for more details.

Year 10 Boys Football (27th November 2014)

Loreto High School 6 – 0 William Hulme

On Thursday 27th November the Year 10 Football team travelled to William Hulme to complete their league fixture. The match was played on 3G on a cold night – but Loreto started the match in fine fashion. It took just 2 minutes for Loreto’s dominance to show with good work from Jainiero Salmon-Harris setting up a goal for the impressive Dominic Simpkins. Just a minute later, more good play from Jack Sheehan and Tayne Morgan led to a an opportunist goal from the lively Zak Smith. The scoring was not over for Loreto in this first half, with the speedy Tayne Morgan showing great composure to head home a third and then spectacularly volley home a fourth just before the stroke of half time.

The second half continued in the same fashion with Loreto’s defenders hardly troubled. Che Williams in goal was a spectator for the whole game. Loreto were able to score two more goals in the second half. Firstly, Bartosz Wiktor powered home a header before Dominic Simpkins rounded off a fine performance with an amazing back heeled goal.

There were many stand out performances from Loreto who were tactically superb playing great football. Tayne Morgan and Jack Sheehan shared the award for Man of the Match.


Year 7 Boys Football (27th November 2014)

Loreto High School 0 – 11 Trinity

Our second league match of the season started 30 minutes late due to traffic congestion. Trinity won the toss and scored their first goal in the tenth minute.  They took possession of the ball and kept the Loreto defenders on full alert throughout the game. At half time the score was Loreto 0-6 Trinity. Patryk Wojewoda and Malique Hamilton come on at half time to make their debuts for the team, replacing Larrsson Marques and Brad Soares. The game ended in heavy defeat but the Loreto lads took the defeat like sportsmen, shaking hands and saying well done to all of the Trinity players.

Loreto Boy’s selected to represent Greater Manchester (22nd November 2014)

On Saturday Delroy Wright, Ronaldo and Rivaldo Brown were selected for the Under 16’s Greater Manchester boys football team v Newcastle in the 3rd round of the National Cup. This is an elite group of players that have been specially selected to represent Greater Manchester. The team had 18 players to pick from and Ronaldo Brown started on the right wing, had a solid game but came off in the second half due to a minor injury. Delroy Wright and Rivaldo Brown played the second half and both had a good impact on the game, Delroy at right back and Rivaldo as a centre forward. Greater Manchester won 3-0 and progress through to the next round of the cup, all the boys thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we all are looking forward to the next game.


Year 7 Football (20th November 2014)

Loreto High School 1 – 5 Chorlton High School

On Thursday 20th November the Year 7 boys football team had their first league match of the season. We were looking to have a good start in The Manchester Boys High School League and what better way to start the season with a local derby against Chorlton High School.

Chorlton kick off after winning the toss and straight away put Loreto under pressure. Mark Brent in goal for Loreto was being kept busy with attack after attack. After starting slowly Loreto managed to get in to the game and up the pitch with some great individual dribbling from Khalil Mussington.

After a deflected shot fell to an unmark Jack Faryniarz in the Chorlton area Loreto take the lead after he coolly finishes. 1-0 Loreto. Chorlton get back on the attack with Mark Brent making a great save from a long range shot which looked like it was going in to the top corner of the goal.

Last 5 minutes left of the half and Loreto are defending for their lives with Sean Gavin clearing the ball of the line. Chorlton finally manage to break through the defence and score 1-1. Chorlton get a quick corner with minutes to go before half time and from the resulting corner Chorlton take the lead with an unchallenged header 2-1 Chorlton, half time.

Brad Soares replaces Tyler Pope up front at the break. Second half gets under way and Chorlton extend their lead. 3-1 Chorlton. Chorlton soon make it 4-1 after being awarded a penalty. Near the end of the match and Chorlton make it 5-1 with the goal of the night first time curling shot top corner. Match ends 5-1 to Chorlton. Man of the match goes to Mark Brent for making a few great saves and keeping us in the game in the first half.

Year 7 Netball (19th November 2014)

Loreto High School 5 – 5 Whalley Range High School

Loreto were really excited to welcome the team they lost to away last week on our home ground and were eager to replay the fixture. This showed in their performance as determination and teamwork was incredibly high. Leigha Davies again showed off her shooting skills and Mia Thomson and Erin Downes worked the centre court beautifully. Both teams were playing point for point until the very end, leading the score to a tight 5-5 draw. Player of the match went to Astrid Coles for a fantastic defending performance.

Year 8/9 Rugby (19th November 2014)

Loreto High School 20 – 0 William Hulme
Loreto High School 0 – 15 The East Manchester Academy

On Wednesday 19th November, a combined Year 8/9 Rugby team played in the Manchester Developing Schools League at Broughton Park RUFC. Loreto were involved in two fixtures on the night against The East Manchester Academy and William Hulme. In the first game against William Hulme, Loreto displayed superior pace and power and ran in four tries to win 20-0. Andre Smith, Cian Keane, Kyle Packham and Issac Reid scored for Loreto with Padraic Murphy coming close on a number of occasions. Jacob Morris showed great resilience on the wing; making tackle after tackle and offering to take the ball in on numerous occasions, but player of the match was Diego Hamilton for his hard hitting tackles and strength when carrying the ball.

The second game against The East Manchester Academy was a very physical battle. The boys from TEMA had a huge size advantage and in the end this was the difference between the two teams. Loreto showed great determination and continued to pressure the defence until the last whistle but lacked the power to break through and score. Highlights from the game were big tackles from Noah Curry and Andre Smith, but again player of the match goes to Diego Hamilton for the sheer amount of work he got through in the game. The next rugby fixture will be for the Year 7’s on Saturday 29th November.

Year 10 Football (19th November 2014)

Loreto High School 1 – 8 Our Lady’s

On Wednesday 19th November the Year 10 Football team travelled to Our Lady’s in the next round of the Catholic Cup. It was a cold evening but both teams enjoyed playing on the superb 3G facilities. Loreto made an excellent start to the game, with Liam Chrystal narrowly missing the target from a long range free kick. Our Lady’s had a very athletic and big team and were able to boast two players who were signed up to the academies of professional teams. Towards the end of the first half, these two players combined to score a breakaway goal despite the best efforts of the impressive Daniel Kearns. Our Lady’s then doubled their lead right on half time, with another impressive finish against the run of play.

Loreto started the second half well, putting Our Lady’s under immense pressure with Owen Mudede, Callum Conor-Jones and Zak Smith combining well to create a string of chances. Unfortunately, Loreto were unable to capitalise on this period of dominance, and the more energetic Our Lady’s went on to score a string of late goals. However, the goal of the game undoubtedly came from the boot of Zak Smith, who struck a superb effort from all of 25 yards into the top corner of the goal. Despite the result, a number of players impressed, with Zak Smith, Jainiero Salmon-Harris and Daniel Kearns deserving special mentions.

Year 9 Football (13th November 2014)

Loreto High School 5 – 0 Newall Green

On Thursday 13th November the Year 9’s travelled to Newall Green in the Manchester Premier League South.

Loreto started well with Natanael Soares opening the scoring with a cool finish from close range. Just before half time Natanael showed his composure in front of goal once again and put Loreto 2-0 up and that is how it stayed at the break.

In the second half Loreto continued to press and Marquise Lawrence added another early on. There was some excellent play from Joe Hannaway that won a corner for Loreto that resulted in a headed goal from Ebrima Jallow. Newall Green looked tired and Loreto added another goal just before the end, with Marquise Lawrence completing his brace.

There were some excellent performances but Player of the Match was Joe Hannaway for his composed display in Midfield.

KS3 Girls Football League (12th November 2014)

Loreto 1 (Championship) Won 4, Drew 1
Loreto 2 (Premier League) Lost 4, Drew 1

Each month Loreto take two teams to Whalley Range to play a monthly league. Each team plays five 7 minute games with roll on substitutions. This week, last months results revealed that Loreto 1 went down to the Championship and Loreto 2 got promoted to the Premier League.

Loreto 2 found the new league a challenge but embraced it with guts and ambition to win and encourage each other. There was fantastic leadership skills demonstrated by Emma Cullen and some fantastic footwork skills shown by Mia Fenton! The girls lost 4 games and drew 1 but loved the new challenge set by the new league and wasn’t disheartened by this… which is what makes us so proud as a school!

Loreto 1 shone through the Championship by winning 4 games and drawing 1 proving they deserve their rightful place in the Premier League. Ciara Marsh surprisingly stepped up as goalkeeper and was fantastic! Maybe we have found our budding star a new position!

Watch this space next month for future promotions and positions!

Year 7/8 Netball (11th November 2014)

Year 7 Loreto High School 6 – 7 Whalley Range High School

On Tuesday the Year 7 and Year 8 Netball teams travelled to Whalley Range for their first Netball match of the season. For the Year 7’s first match they were eager, excited and ready for their first experience of representing Loreto. We had some fantastic play by the girls with some fabulous shooting by Leigha Davies and great footwork skills by Mia Thomson. At half time the team were down… but by the dedication and commitment of the whole team the girls brought it back to a nail biting close score of 7-6. The girls took this in great spirit and sportsmanship and look forward to their next match which is at home on the 19th November at 4pm.

Year 8 Loreto 9 – 7 Whalley Range High School

The Loreto girls were very eager for their second match of the season with Melika Rahimishad standing up as captain for the year 8 team. The girls showed off their skills effectively with some great passing from Ciara Marsh and some fantastic shooting and footwork combinations from Bijoux Goddard. At half time the girls were up 8-5 going into the second half. They carried on this spirit, hardwork and determination and took advantage of the excellent shooting relationship that has grown between Melika (at GA) and Bijoux (at GS) finishing the match with a score of 9-7. Player of the match went to Melika Rahimishad of Whalley Range for her sterling performance throughout. The girls next match will be at home on the 19th November at 4pm.

Year 10 Football (11th November 2014)

Loreto High School 0 – 6 The East Manchester Academy

On Tuesday 11th November the Year 10 football team travelled to Manchester Academy in a League fixture.  The game was very closely contested with both teams missing a number of chances in the first half. Good performances from Dominic Simpkin, Zak Smith and Liam Chrystal put pressure on the home team’s defence and Che Williams had a solid performance in goal for Loreto.  At half time the score was 1-0 to Manchester Academy.

The Second half started similar to the first with both sides coming close to scoring on numerous occasions. In the last 15 minutes Manchester Academy capitalised on some sloppy passing from the Loreto boys, scoring five late goals. The final score was a flattering 6-0.

Player of the Match was Dominic Simpkin for his organisation in the Centre of Midfield.

Year 8 Football (4th November 2014)

Loreto High School 5 – 3 Chorlton High School

Loreto took the bragging rights in the first local derby of the year with a fantastic 5-3 victory against Chorlton High School. The first half was a one-sided affair with Padraic Murphy scoring a header from a corner to break the deadlock, before Attas Juma scored twice with two pieces of individual brilliance. At half time Loreto were in control of the game and looked like they were going to score many more goals. To their credit, Chorlton started the 2nd half fantastically well, scoring three quick goals to level the score at 3-3. With 10 minutes to go, Ousman Jallow received the ball on the halfway line before out pacing 2 defenders down the touchline and slotting the ball in past the stranded goalkeeper. This was the turning point in the game as it enabled Loreto to counter attack after some sloppy Chorlton play to score one of the goals of the season. The ball was played out to Eddie Goddard who crossed the ball perfectly for Attas Juma to complete his hat-trick with his head. There were many notable performances, but the player of the match was Attas Juma for his mature attitude and impeccable finishing. The Year 8 team look to carry on their winning streak against St Pauls on the 13th November.

Goal Scorers: Padraic Murphy, Attas Juma (3), Ousman Jallow
Player of the Match: Attas Juma

Year 7 Rugby – Manchester Emerging Schools Competition (23rd October 2014)

On Thursday 23rd October the Year 7 Rugby Team travelled to Ashton on Mersey Rugby Club to play in the Manchester Emerging Schools Competition. This was the first time that the squad had played Rugby in a tournament of this standard and what a brilliant debut it was. We were placed in a league with some prestigious Rugby schools and we competed throughout. Out of the 6 games we played, we lost 4 and drew 2 but there were many positive performances during each game. Outstanding performers were Anthony Logan, Damola Oweseni, Sean Gavin and Alistair Harrison.


  • Loreto 0 v 1 East Manchester Academy
  • Loreto 0 v 0 St Anthony’s
  • Loreto 0 v 3 Crompton House
  • Loreto 0 v 2 Ashton on Mersey
  • Loreto 0 v 0 New Charter Academy
  • Loreto 1 v 2 St Cuthbert’s

Year 11 Football (20th October 2014)

Loreto High School 4 – 0 Newall Green

Year 11 played Newall Green in a Football League match, Loreto passed and dominated the midfield with excellent performances from Ronaldo Brown and Sait Mboob. The defence were solid with Delroy Wright putting in a commanding display alongside Tim Hanbury, Elias Mckintosh. Our strikers Rivaldo Brown and Keano McKinley ran the defence ragged and Loreto won the match a comfortable 4-0.

Goals Scorers
Ronaldo Brown
Mikel Jennings
Connor Cummings
Rivaldo Brown

Player of the Match
Ronaldo Brown

Year 9 Girls Netball (20th October 2014)

Loreto High School 6 – 0 St. Pauls

On Monday 20th October the Year 9 Girls’ Netball Team played their first fixture of the new season against St Pauls, at home. In the first half Loreto took an early lead with precision passing and accurate shooting making the half time score 4-0. In the second half Centre player Teigan Boreman’s outstanding communication and leadership skills encouraged the Team to go on to score a further two goals making the final score an impressive 6-0 to Loreto. Both teams demonstrated excellent determination, respect and fair play making the atmosphere very enjoyable for both players and spectators alike. Team moral is very high and all involved are looking forward to the next game on Tuesday 11th November against Whalley Range High School.

Player of the Match was awarded to Teigan Boreman.

 Year 8 Rugby Cup Final (9th October 2014)

Congratulations to the year 8 Rugby team who have qualified for the final of the annual Greater Manchester Emerging Schools Cup Competition. On Thursday 9th October, 15 Year 8 boys travelled to Trafford MV Rugby Club to compete against  14 other schools. We were placed in Group 1 and stormed through our five games remaining unbeaten and preventing most of our opponents from scoring a try.

From the first whistle each opposition could not compete with our superior pace and power, especially from Cian Keane, Philip Kadiri and Andre Smith.  We won the group and had the highest points overall, therefore we automatically qualified for the final.
The results in the group were as follows:
Ashton On Mersey 0 v 15 Loreto
Scorers: Cian Keane, Phillip Kadiri (2)
Loreto 10 v 0 Prestwich College of Arts
Scorers: Kascper Pilarski, Andre Smith
Loreto 10 v 0 Abraham Moss
Scorers: Cian Keane, Andre Smith
Loreto 10 v 0 Oulder Hill 
Scorers: Cian Keane, Philip Kadiri
Loreto 10 v 0 New Charter Academy
Scorers: Cian Keane, Jacob Morris

Year 8 Football (7th October 2014)

Manchester Schools League

Trinity High School 4 – 1 Loreto High School

Goal Scorer
Guy Tulsie

Special mention goes to Louis Hamilton and Andre Smith as they both had solid performances on their debut.

Year 8 Football (2nd October 2014)

English Schools Cup Round Two

Thornleigh Salesian College 3 – 0 Loreto High School

Player of the Match
Wen Kongolo

Year 11 Football (26th September 2014)

Loreto High School 1 – 4 Canon Slade

English Schools Cup Round Two
Loreto fought hard in the first half against a well organised Canon Slade team, Loreto went 1-0 down after 10 minutes. After this the game was very tight and Loreto equalised 10 minutes in to the second half with a goal from Shaquille Lewys. A man of the match performance was given by Connor O’Shea, who made good decisions, strong tackles and read the game well. The game started to slip away from Loreto following some fantastic second half goals from Canon Slade, unfortunately Loreto were  beaten 4-1 however the conduct and sportsmanship of both teams was excellent.

Goal Scorers
Shaquille Lewys

Player of the Match
Connor O’Shea

Year 11 Football  (24th September 2014)

Loreto High School 6 – 0 Newman College

English Schools Cup Round One
Loreto comfortably beat Newman College 6-0, two fantastic goals from Keano McKinley and Jack Sheehan were the highlights of the game. Loreto were strong in midfield and a man of the match performance from Delroy Wright, at centre back, who was the epitome of calmness in defence, gave Newman College little chance of scoring. Loreto are now through to round two of the English Schools’ Cup.

Goal Scorers
Jack Sheehab, Ronaldo Brown, Keano McKinley (2), Rivaldo Brown (2)

Player of the Match
Delroy Wright

Year 8 Football v East Manchester Academy (Wednesday 9th September 2014)

Loreto High School 2 – 4 The East Manchester Academy

Goal Scorers

Guy Tulsie, Antonio Osbourne

Player of the Match

Padraic Murphy

Year 10 Football v Manchester Grammar School. (Monday 16th June 2014)

Loreto High School 1 – 2 Manchester Grammar School

Goal Scorer

Sait Mboob

Player of the Match

Daniel Kearns

Year 7 Football- Manchester Championship Final (Wednesday 30th April)

Loreto High School 1 – 4 The East Manchester Academy

Goal Scorer

Ousman Jallow

Player of the Match

Adrian Leo-Harding

Year 7 Rugby Tournament (Wednesday 2nd April)

Loreto 25 v 10 Chorlton

Loreto 35 v 5 William Hulme

Loreto 5 v 25 East Manchester Academy

Loreto 40 v 5 Manchester Enterprise Academy

Player of the Tournament

Diego Hamilton

Year 8 Football (Tuesday 1st April)

Loreto 14 v 0 Cedar Mount

Goal Scorers

Reme Clifton (4), Joe Hannaway (3), Marquise Lawrence (3), Ebrima Jallow (2), Isaac Reid, Kyreece Gray

Player of the Match

Reme Clifton

Year 7 Football Result (Thursday 27th March)

Loreto 2 v 4 Manchester Health Academy

Goal Scorers

Ousman Jallow, Eddie Goddard

Man of the Match

Wen Kongolo

KS3 Hockey Result (Wednesday 20th March)

Loreto 1 v 5 Chorlton

Goal Scorer

Derius Campbell

Players of the Match

AJ Hoysted and Sam Waterhouse

Year 8 Football Result (Wednesday 20th March)

Loreto 6 v 3 Manchester Health Academy

Goal Scorers

Reme Clifton (2), Joe Hannaway (2), Marquise Lawrence (2)

Player of the Match

Reme Clifton

Year 8 Netball Knockout Results (Tuesday 11th March)

St Bedes 7 v 0 Loreto
Loreto 0 v 3 Abraham Moss
Loreto 0 v 4 Wright Robinson
St Peters 4 v 0 Loreto
Withington 3 v 0 Loreto

Player of the Tournament

Year 7 Football Result (Tuesday 11th March)

Loreto 8 v 2 Chorlton

Goal Scorers
Ousman Jallow (6), Wen Kongolo, Attas Juma

Player of the Match
Ousman Jallow

Year 7 Rugby Greater Manchester Tournament Results (Wednesday 5th March)

Loreto 10 v 15 East Manchester Academy A
Loreto 25 v 0 Barlow
Loreto 35 v 0 East Manchester Academy B
Loreto 25 v 0 William Hulme

Try Scorers
Cian Keane (8), Philip Kadiri (5), Padraic Murphy (2), Diego Hamilton (3), Finn Hughes (1)

Player of the Tournament
Cian Keane

Year 11 Rugby Result (Wednesday 5th March)

Loreto 32 v 40 Barlow

Try Scorers
Aaron Walker, Harris Khawaja, Mohammed Hasnat, Brett Hoysted

Player of the Match
Mohammed Hasnat

Year 11 Football Result (Monday 24th February)

Loreto 0 v 7 St Thomas More

Player of the Match
Connor Hayes

Year 10 Football Result (Tuesday 25th February)

Loreto 1 v 3 Wright Robinson Sports College

Dominic Hughes

Player of the Match
Rivaldo Brown


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