Players achieving all their goals


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The football season has taken off in style at St Mary's Catholic College on Walburga's Road, with all age groups enjoying considerable success - and Blackpool FC and some top Premiership clubs are taking notice.

All the four teams from year7 to year 10 completed their Blackpool School  League group games unbeaten and finished top.

Year 7, captained by Charlie Goldie-Galloway, won two and drew one and have earned a quarter-final tie against Cardinal Allen.

Scott Tanser was top scorer with seven for the tean, who have also qualified for the next round of the Lancashire Schools Trophy.

They won through by beating Collegiate, Montgomery and Lytham in a mini-tournament without conceding a goal.


WHAT A KICK-START (left to right): Charlie Goldie-Galloway, Scott Tanser and Jonathan Haslam



Year 8, skippered by Fran Donaghy, won all four games. They scored 30 goals, with Jordan Sanderson leading the way with 10, and only conceded four. They now play Hodgson in an eagerly awaited quater-final.

Mason May's year 9 team won two and drew one as Scott's brother Ryan Tanser, scored five for St Mary's, who now face Millfield in the quarter-finals.

Year 10 also won two and drew one.


Fran Donaghy, Sam Gregory and Chris Walsh all enjoy a kickabout



The year 11 team had to make do with second place but were beaten only once, winning their other two games.

The seven players now playing with professional clubs are Anthony Stayte, Oliver Kelly, Kieran O'Boyle and Mason May (all Blackpool FC), Ryan Stayte (Bolton), Ben Farley (Burnley) and Jamie Silver (Liverpool).


Jamie Silver, Kieran O'Boyle, Ben Farley, Mason May, Ryan Stayte, Oliver Kelly and Anthony Stayte



The school teams are on the lookout for sponsorship and anyone interested is welcome to contact the Head Teacher Mr Tierney.