Frank's Football Report
FRANK'S REPORT 21/11/16 21 Nov, 2016
For the first time this season a number of Formby Junior Sports Club matches were cancelled due to the weather. All Inter Club games were called off and some Representative team matches were also postponed. The Hightown Girls’ League and some Craven Minor League fixtures including the Under 7 Tournament were also off on Sunday.
Many of the teams that were lucky to play their matches produced some very good results.
SATURDAY’S MATCH OF THE DAY
FJSC Under 14 Girls’ played away against Brazil Girls’ Under 14’s in the First Round of the Liverpool County FA Under 14 Girls’ Cup. The match was played on a 3G pitch at Walton Hall Avenue, Liverpool.
Brazil from the Liverpool Girls’ League started well as FJSC adapted to the different playing surface. Erin Smith, Sammy Godsall and Abby Hobbs defended well and gradually the Under 14’s began to gain more possession of the ball. After twenty minutes FJSC broke the deadlock and took the lead. From a FJSC corner the Brazil keeper made two good saves before Molly Graham scored with a well-struck shot.
FJSC goalkeeper Rachel Robinson had to be at her best as Brazil came back strongly into the match after half time. Freya Walsh made some very good tackles and Josie McIver used both flanks well.
Lily Hamilton used her speed and dribbling skills and scored two well- taken goals to give FJSC a 3 nil lead. Brazil fought back and scored. FJSC went straight back on to the attack and Lily Hamilton scored again to complete a quick-fire hat trick. Lucy Robins nearly added to the score with a fine effort before Ella Lawson added a fifth goal to complete a wonderful 5-1 cup victory.
It was a very good effort by every squad member. Abby Hobbs was the player of the match.
SUNDAY’S MATCH OF THE DAY
It was a top of the league clash as leaders FJSC Under 14 United played away at second in the Premier Division Churchtown Athletic.
Alex Fowewe-Holt opened the scoring for United after a goalmouth scramble. A perfect cross from Gerard Casterton was volleyed home by Joe McElhinney to give FJSC a 2 nil half time lead.
Churchtown pulled a goal back after the interval but within five minutes FJSC restored their two-goal lead when Matthew Williams scored with a superb free kick. Churchtown were soon only one goal behind again when they scored their second goal. FJSC goalkeeper Max Soares then made the save of the match to deny Churchtown an equalising goal. FJSC United added a fourth goal as the combination of an assist from Gerard Casterton and a great finish again from Joe McElhinney saw United complete a 4-2 win.
With this important victory FJSC Under 14’s United have extended the lead at the top of the division to nine points.
FJSC Under 15 Girls’ played in the Liverpool County FA Under 16 Girls’ Cup against Brazil Under 16 Girls’. Sophie Dixon gave FJSC a first half lead. Brazil drew level in the second half and then scored what turned out to be the winning goal in the final minute. It was a great effort by the younger FJSC Under 15 team. Nina Macy, Ellie Brewer and Hannah Fraser all worked tirelessly. It was the Under 15’s first defeat of the season.
FJSC Under 14 Blacks gained a comfortable win over S. and B. Rangers to maintain their challenge near to the top of the Championship Division. Lewis Constable kept up his record of scoring in every match this season with another hat trick. Man of the match Callum Richmond, Sam Riley and Thomas Marsh all scored two goals each and Matthew Hough and Sam Kendrick also scored one goal apiece.
FJSC Under 12 Blacks found themselves three goals down against league leaders Churchtown after only ten minutes. An Andrew Kimmance goal before half time and a Kyle Phillips strike in the second half made for an exciting finish. The Blacks went all out for a third goal but a Churchtown breakaway goal gave Athletic a 4-2 win.
Luke Lewis scored for FJSC Under 11 Blacks in a very close match with Phoenix Arrows. Defenders Callum Williams, Henry Leason and Thomas Walker defended well. Marc Whitelaw was man of the match.
FJSC Under 10 Blacks produced their best performance of the season in the match with Southport. Despite trailing by a single goal at half time the Blacks played with much confidence after the interval. Jack Yarwood set up Dylan Riley to score. Man of the match goalkeeper Caleb Johnson made some great saves. Dominic Hamilton provided a goal scoring chance for Sam Mycek who made no mistake with a fine finish.
Another team playing their best football of the season was the FJSC Under 9 team. Playing S. and A. Amateurs the FJSC boys created many scoring opportunities. Corey Ashworth, Lewis Parker and Jamie Simpson all scored in a good all round team effort.
FJSC Under 8 Whites played S. and A. Blue and kept their first clean sheet of the season. Connor Daulby, Luke Lewis, Finlay Hunter and man of the match Joe Hughes were all scorers. Alfie Griffiths made some good tackles in defence.
FJSC Under 8 Blacks played FJSC Under 8 Rangers. It was an exciting and very sporting encounter. Scoring for the Blacks were Finley Richards, Thomas Dent and Liam Kirk. James Savage scored for Rangers.
In the only other Representative match played over the weekend FJSC Under 18’s drew 1-1 with FJSC Under 18 Whites.
INTER CLUB SECTION
After ten Inter Club sessions played this season, last Saturday morning was the first Inter Club cancellation this season. An early decision was made to allow families to make other arrangements and also to stop unnecessary travelling.
At the end of the season’s Annual Presentation Awards ceremony there will be awards for each division’s highest scorer and also awards for the highest number of appearances in each age group. All the information is gathered after each Saturday’s football and recorded on the FJSC website.
TOP SCORERS (AFTER TEN MATCHES)
RECEPTION – Jesse Mavers 12 and Donovan Gibbs 6 goals.
YEAR 1 BOYS – Sebastian Wood 15, Harry Nelson 13 and
Owen Griffiths 12.
YEAR 2 BOYS – Max McBride 23, Lewis Forsyth 20 and Jamie
YEAR 3 BOYS – Connor Daulby 15, Luke Lewis 13 and
Thomas Dent 12.
YEAR 4/5 BOYS – Lewis Parker 20, Ben Moore 16 and
Jacob Heaney 15.
YEAR 6/7 BOYS – Daniel King 24, Luke Honour 24 and
Jacob Lewis 17.
YEAR 1/2/3 GIRLS – Isabella Moore 15, Maddie Vernon 14
and Jessica Duncan 13.
YEAR 3/4/5 GIRLS – Sarah Allmark, Paige Leather 11 and
Grace Rooney 11.
YEAR 6/7 GIRLS – Lily Hall 9, Holly Rimmer 8, Yasmin
Godsall 7 and Erin Denison 7.
YEAR 8/9 GIRLS – Lily Hamilton 25, Ella Lawson 12 and
Erin Smith 10.
HIGHEST APPEARANCES (AFTER TEN MATCHES)
The following children all have a one hundred per cent attendance record: -
RECEPTION – Jesse Mavers, Donavan Gibbs and Peter
YEAR 1 BOYS – Harry Nelson and Sebastian Wood.
YEAR 2 BOYS – Danny Lea, George Marsh, Raffy Davies,
Ryan Kennedy, Lewis Forsyth, Eddy Vos,
Archie Beckett, Jamie Jawook, George
Dent and Jacob Lynch.
YEAR 3 BOYS – Joe Cooper, Luke Lewis, Micky Denison,
Sam McKenna, Connor Daulby, Daniel
Mortimer, Harry Lofthouse, Charlie Nuttie,
Dilan Sathiyanathan, Finley Richards Zachary
Williams, Thomas Dent and Liam Kirk.
YEAR 4/5 BOYS – Charlie Lynch, Corey Ashworth, Kai Hall,
Dominic Hamilton, Oscar Fletcher, Jacob
Heaney, Will Greenwood, Bowie Mavers and
YEAR 6/7 BOYS – Steven Mordaunt, Luke Honour, Jacob
Lewis, Callum Williams, Jack Rummens
and Kyle Phillips.
YEAR 1/2/3 GIRLS – Sienna Fortune.
YEAR 3/4/5 GIRLS – Arianna Casson, Evie Balshaw, Lottie
Atherton, Olivia Fallon, Lauren
Boardman, Aimee Walsh, Katelyn Vos,
Lily Lovelady-Lang and Harriet Tunley.
YEAR 6/7 GIRLS – Erin Denison, Evie Lovelady- Lang, Eva
Sears, Lily Hall and Lauren Holden.
YEAR 8/9 GIRLS – Rachel Robinson.
INTER CLUB COACHING AND KICK OFFS
All Inter Club coaching sessions and matches will start at the usual times at Deansgate Lane Playing Fields on Saturday November 26th.
In the event of bad weather parents are asked to tel. 873238 from 8.30am on Saturday to check if matches are on. If there is any change of arrangements members will be notified by email and a message will also be placed in the Latest News section on the club’s website – www.formbyjuniorsportsclub.co.uk
NEW MEMBERS IN ALL INTER CLUB AGE GROUPS ARE WELCOME.
Formby Junior Sports Club’s membership this season has now reached four hundred and eighty-one.
FJSC welcomes new member Anthony Webb.