This week, we saw sporting triumphs in a wide range of sports including football, basketball and table tennis.
Year 7 Football
The Year 7 boys' football team beat Woodside High 2-0 in the Haringey League on Tuesday evening. St Thomas More were extremely resilient as they initially found it hard to penetrate the Woodside High defence. Goals from Ibuchie Johnson and Kobi in the second half sealed the victory for St Thomas More. Bow School also travelled down to St Thomas More on a Thursday evening to compete in the 1st round of the London Cup. St Thomas More won 8-0 on the night with one goal each from Cristiano, Kevin and Akon, two from Kobi and three from Isaac.
Year 8 Football
A 4-1 victory saw the Year 8 football team win two games back-to-back. St Thomas More looked despondent after going 1-0 down in the first-half against Woodside High. Second half goals from Kobi, Cristiano, David and Xavi and saw the Year 8 team finish the game with a comfortable win.
Year 9 Football
Tobi Adeyamo sent the Year 9 boys' football team into the 2nd round of the Middlesex Cup after a stunning performance against Greig City. St Thomas More School looked very majestic on the ball as they opened up their opposition on various occasions. Thomas Manasaray netted a goal from close range with Raymond Poku skipping past a number of defenders to assist him. Greig City replied with an equaliser, which saw the first-half finish out the closing stages on a level playing field. Just before the half-time whistle, Tobi Adeyamo viciously struck the ball in the bottom corner to put St Thomas More ahead. Greig City scored another goal in the second half to cancel out Tobi's finish. In the final stages, St Thomas More scored from close range with goals from Raymond Poku and Tobias Okot. St Thomas More won the game 4-2 and will now progress into the next round. The Year 9 boys' team also played against Woodside High in the Haringey League this week. Goals from Karnae Truog, Tobi Adeyamo and two each from Thomas Mansaray and Ronnie Kabongo, saw St Thomas More obtain a 6-2 victory against their Haringey neighbours.
Under 14 Girls' Football
The U14 girls' football team played their first Middlesex Cup game against The Compton School on Wednesday. They won 2-1 with Megan in Year 8 and Adaora in Year 7 scoring on the night. They are now through to the next round, where they will play a home game against against Fortismere School.
Year 9 Basketball
The Year 9 boys' basketball team continued their unbeaten run as they beat Ark John Keats Academy with an astounding 82-14 win. Michael Osuji played his first game and scored several lay ups for the team in the 4th quarter. St Thomas More will now play against Haggerston before the Haringey basketball league commences. Adebolorinwa, Ikenna and Gabriel will all start a trial with Haringey Hawks as they were scouted in the emphatic win.
Year 10 Basketball
The Year 10 boys' basketball team played their first game of the season against Ark John Keats Academy. A polished performance saw St Thomas More win 23-12 against the Enfield School. Most points on the evening came from Nathan Laurencin and Toks Oyedun.
6th Form Football
The 6th Form football team have won two games out of two after beating Preston Manor 4-0 during the week in the Middlesex League. Goals on the evening came from Jeremiah, Peter and Aaron with two. They have also progressed into the 2nd round of the Under 18 Middlesex Cup after beating Southgate College 3-1. Aaron scored twice again and Eddy finished off the game with a dazzling free-kick.
Under 15 Table Tennis
Well done to Kofi, Karnae, Denzel and Lloyd for representing the U15 boys' table tennis team. St Thomas More took the bronze medal out of the 11 schools in Haringey that competed.