MOORGATE kicked off this year's Bolton St Catherine's Academy [BSCA] cluster schools' sports tournaments with victory in the Year 3 futsal event.

The events have been running for many years and introduce pupils from nearby schools to a variety of sports.

There are 31 competitions in total, which run throughout the school year, starting in September and finishing in July.

All but one take place at St Catherine's, the majority in the sports hall and the outdoor ones on its 4G all-weather pitch at the school, with the other – a mixed rounders event in June – held at Leverhulme Primary School.

In the first of the 2019 competitions, Moorgate lifted the Sheridan Cup for Year 3 futsal with four wins out of four.

Bradley Regan was the star of the show as he scored most of Moorgate's goals in an all-action performance.

The competition was effectively decided in the first match when Moorgate beat St Osmund and Andrew's 2-1. Both teams won the rest of their games to finish first and second, respectively, with Leverhulme and Red Lane joint third and BSCA fifth.

The Richardson Cup for Years 5/6 mixed netball was won by St Osmund and Andrew's for the eighth year in succession.

They, Leverhulme and Red Lane played each other in 15-minute matches with Leverhulme kicking off the tournament by beating Red Lane 4-1.

Leverhulme and St Osmund and Andrew's drew 1-1 which meant St Osmund and Andrew's went into the final match against Red Lane knowing they had to better Leverhulme's 4-1 victory over Red Lane, which they did by winning 6-0.

The BSCA Cup for Year 2 futsal was won by St Peter and Paul's.

Six schools entered – Leverhulme, BSCA, Moorgate, St Osmund and Andrew's, Blackshaw and St Peter and Paul's, with teams split into two groups of three.

BSCA won group A with Leverhulme runners-up, while St Peter and Paul's won group B with Blackshaw finishing second.

In the semi-finals, Blackshaw beat BSCA 2-0, and St Peter and Paul's won 2-1 in a penalty shoutout after their game against Leverhulme finished goalless after extra time.

Another penalty shootout was needed to decide the final, with St Peter and Paul's again successful to beat Blackshaw.

The third/fourth-place match between BSCA and Leverhulme also went to penalties after finishing goalless, with BSCA coming out on top 2-1.

Moorgate beat St Osmund and Andrew's 2-0 in a play-off to decide fifth and sixth places.

Tonge Moor retained the Foster Cup for Year 5/6 tchoukball with a disciplined and positionally adept performance throughout the five-school competition.

Moorgate finished runners-up with BSCA third, St Peter and Paul's – who were taking part in the event for the first time – fourth and Blackshaw fifth.

The matches were played on a league basis and the schools produced some high-quality tchoukball.

The second match, when Tonge Moor narrowly overcame BSCA 7-6, was key, as was a 4-4 draw between the eventual winners and Moorgate.

That was enough to hand Tonge Moor the title ahead of the penultimate match, a 5-5 draw between BSCA and Moorgate, which saw Moorgate pip BSCA to the silver medal.

BSCA lifted the Bennett Cup for Year 4 tchoukball after edging a thrilling final against Red Lane 4-3.

Six schools were split into two groups with the top two from each going through to the semi-finals.

St Osmund and Andrew's and St Peter and Paul's were eliminated and both went on to produce their best performances in a 5-5 draw in the fifth/sixth-place play-off.

Group A winners BSCA beat Group B runners-up Blackshaw 5-4 in a close-fought semi-final, with Red Lane producing a huge upset by thrashing Group B winners Moorgate 7-2 in the other last-four clash.

Moorgate recovered to win the third/fourth place play-off against Blackshaw 6-5.

In the final, Red Lane were unable to replicate the formidable shooting form of their previous game, as BSCA won narrowly to retain the trophy.

BSCA lifted the Bernard Lynam Cup for winning the Year 5/6 handball competition.

Six teams from five schools took part, with Red Lane's A and B teams the two to be eliminated after the group stage; their A team narrowly winning the fifth/sixth-place play-off match 3-2.

BSCA just edged out Moorgate 5-4 in a thrilling first semi-final that went to extra time, while Blackshaw comfortably accounted for St Osmund and Andrew's 5-2 in the second semi.

BSCA made no mistake in the final as they stormed to a 6-1 victory over Blackshaw.

Blackshaw retained the Bev Needham Cup for Year 5/6 floorball in a high-standard competition.

With five schools taking part, the matches were played on a league basis.

Blackshaw won three of their four matches and drew the other 0-0 against eventual runners-up Tonge Moor.

The latter's chances of lifting the trophy faded when they lost by a single goal in the game which also gave local rivals Moorgate their only win.

BSCA finished third with St Osmund and Andrew's fourth and Moorgate fifth.

In previous years there have generally been a good number of goalless draws but this year there was only the one between the top two teams.

BSCA had the narrowest of victories in the Year 4 handball competition.

Three of the five teams who took part all finished on nine points after each of them won three games and lost one.

BSCA just edged out Moorgate and St Osmund and Andrew's to lift the Co-op Cup by virtue of having the best goal difference of eight after scoring 16 goals and conceding eight.

The thrilling competition went down to the final match in which the previously unbeaten BSCA suffered a shock 4-2 defeat to St Osmund and Andrew's – meaning a 7-0 victory over an all-girl Blackshaw team earlier in the competition proved decisive.

Moorgate finished second with a goal difference of six, with St Osmund and Andrew's' goal difference of four giving them third place.

Red Lane were fourth with one win, and Blackshaw were fifth.