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Formby Junior Sports Club weekly report

FRANK'S REPORT 23rd January, 2017

It was another very hectic weekend at Formby Junior Sports Club. Some Saturday matches were unfortunately cancelled due to heavy overnight frost. Early morning wintry sun melted some pitches just in time for kick offs whilst other games in the Inter Club Section as well as a few Representative team matches failed late pitch inspections. Luckily Sunday football went ahead as planned.


Formby Junior Sports Club Under 17 Girls’ produced the result of the weekend with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Preston North End in the Youth Division of the West Lancs Girls’ Football League.

The Under 17’s found themselves two goals down after only ten minutes play as Preston started the match at a fast pace. Having never scored against their opponents in previous encounters the worst was thought for FJSC - just for a brief moment.

FJSC quickly fought back and stopped Preston from continuing to play their usual slick passing game by a wonderful collective pressing effort from the entire team. As a result by half time the scoreline was 3-3 with great goals from Tamzin Elliott, Macy Keam and Alivia Hutchinson.

The second half was very even until FJSC’s Caitlin Macbeth scored the winning goal after a powerful Alivia Hutchinson shot was palmed away by the Preston keeper into the path of the very alert Formby striker.

It was a wonderful display by every squad member, which was applauded by the FJSC spectators including team-mate Catalina Tapia who is on the road to recovery after a lengthy injury. The result takes the Under 17’s into joint second position just three points behind the team FJSC play next weekend, leaders St Helens.

Under 15 Girls


After the final whistle was blown in the match between FJSC Under 15’s and Dynamo Rangers, the Under 15 League Table read: -

FJSC Under 15’s - Played 10 - Won 10 - 30 Points.

The 3 - 0 win over Dynamo Rangers gave FJSC an unassailable lead in the league with only two matches to play. The league championship is nearly in the team’s grasp.

Anna Rutherford opened the scoring. A Megan Houston shot hit the Dynamo crossbar. Goalkeeper Olivia Mulvey made a crucial save before Sophie Dixon scored with two great strikes to make sure of the three vital points in this action packed match.

It was the start of the cup competitions in most divisions in the Hightown Girls’ League.

FJSC Under 13 Jets lost 3-1 to Crosby Stuart. Lydia Warburton gave the Jets the lead midway through the second half. Karen Lane, Jess Mordaunt and Anna Johnson all had very good matches. Chances to extend the lead came and went for the Jets before Crosby Stuart scored three times in the last seven minutes. It was a very good effort by the much-improved and very unlucky Jets.

In the Under 12 Cup, FJSC Under 11 Albion hit top form and won 5 nil against Churchtown, which included two goals from Aalijah Turner and an opening goal from Yasmin Godsall. In the same competition there was a 4 nil defeat for FJSC Under 12 United. Remyca scored two goals in each half. United’s player of the match was Freya Thornton.

FJSC Under 12 Rangers defeated Bellefield Academy 6-1 in the Shield Competition. Erin Denison scored a fine hat trick,

Lily Hall scored twice including a penalty and Alex Murphy-Worrell completed the scoring with a shot on the turn. Defender Sophie Bennett played well and there were also impressive displays from Rosie Degeir and Mollie Murphy.

FJSC Real played well but lost 5 nil to Hesketh Colts in the Under 12 Plate Competition. It was by no means a one-sided match as Real played very well against their older opponents. Goalkeeper Rosie Johnson made some spectacular saves.

Iris Davidson was captain for the day for FJSC Under 10 Hotspurs in the match with Oxton. Lauren Boardman was girl of the game and Paige Leather played well in midfield.


Championship leaders FJSC Under 13 Blacks were drawing 2-2 at half time with second in the division Southport Trinity Blue. Carlos Swain-Velasco was on target with a brace. At the interval it was decided to bring on debutant Bill Steel. An immediate impact was made as Bill scored to give the Blacks the lead after only three minutes of the restart. The Blacks played with renewed vigour with man of the match Ewan Walsh very prominent. Bill Steel then completed a memorable first game for FJSC with three more goals to see the Blacks win 6-2.

FJSC Under 14 Blacks conceded an early goal against Formby Athletic and only for a wonder save from FJSC keeper Will Hall the Championship league leaders would have been two goals down. The Blacks soon recovered and went on to win 8-2. Man of the match Max Cowen-Carr scored four times and there was one goal each for Lewis Constable, Sam Kendrick, Callum Richmond and James Cunningham. Tom Harrison played well on his debut.

FJSC Under 18 Whites continued their improvement with a 4-2 win over Jaguar Whites. FJSC’s Dan King gave the Under 12 Blacks the lead against Ormskirk. Andrew Kimmance and Callum Davidson tackled well in a disciplined team performance. Ormskirk scored to level the match late on. Player of the match was Tobias Firth-Griffiths.

FJSC Under 11 Blacks defended well against Town Green. Ben Hough, Alex Gunn, Callum Williams, Henry Leason and Anthony Webb all played well. Taylor Twentyman had another excellent match in goal.

The two FJSC Under 10 teams played against each other with all the boys of the Whites and the Blacks playing with a great attitude and determination. The Whites man of the match was Bowie Mavers. The award for the Blacks team went to Tye Nchoroge. Jacob Heaney scored the only goal of the match.

FJSC Under 9’s hit top form in the match with Burscough Dynamo Yellow. Jamie Simpson, Lewis Parker, Ben Murphy and Josh Kenn were all on target with goals. Corey Ashworth and Christian Mather provided many of the assists for the goals. There were also good contributions from Harry Hale, Jake Stanton, Gabe Bellemey and Charlie Lynch. Man of the match was Nathan Cousens.

FJSC Under 8 Whites played Town Green Blacks. In another good match Finlay Hunter scored. Goalkeeper Charlie Nuttie and midfielder Connor Daulby played well. Man of the match was Dilan Sathiyanathan.

Koray Murray-Cakar scored and was also man of the match for FJSC Under 8 Blacks in the fixture with S. and A. Red. Goalkeepers for one half each – Dan Mortimer and Harry Lofthouse both made some great saves. Micky Denison defended well and Finley Richards worked tirelessly in midfield. Man of the match for his non-stop work rate was Liam Kirk.


All the Inter Club matches for Reception and Years One, Two and Three boys scheduled for 9am were cancelled due to heavy frost. There was an improvement by 10am. This allowed the Year Four and Five boys to play friendlies but unfortunately the Year Six and Seven matches did not take place. All coaching sessions were also on at this time.

Not to be put off by the uncertainty of whether games would take place or not, on this difficult Inter Club morning for the organisers, no fewer than 88 girls played all their matches at 11am.



Oliver Charnock, Jake Bellemey, Jack Yarwood, Alex Farrell, Stephen Davies, Jacob Heaney, Dominic Hamilton, Aiden Kealy, Matteo Heaney, Arthur Weights and Tyler Winder.


Maria Byrne, Hollie Campbell, Jessica Duncan, Olivia Johnson, Lauren Boardman, Isabel Conway, Olivia Fallon, Imogen Hodgson, Megan Hulse, Chloe Price, Aimee Walsh, Erin Denison, Yasmin Godsall, Holly Jordan, Jess Lynch, Alex Murphy-Worrell, Bella Plows, Mia Shalliker, Ella Stainton and Freya Thornton.


All matches will kick off at the usual times at Deansgate Lane Playing Fields.

Coaching for Reception, Year One boys and Year Four and Five girls will be on.

Coaching for Year Nine and Eight girls is off.



During this time of the season the weather can be very unpredictable.

If there is some doubt as to whether matches will take place or not, parents are reminded to telephone the club answer phone 01704 873238 at 8.30am for any change in arrangements.

If it is possible members will be emailed of any changes.

Also if there is sufficient time, a message will also be placed in Latest News on the club website.

Also to help to get any change of arrangements to as many members as possible, we ask parents and members to pass on the message to friends.

We try to inform everyone, one way or the other but inevitably some members will still miss the messages sent out. Every effort is made to inform over two hundred children in a very short period of time and please remember that a decision is made at 8.30am whenever possible so that families travelling from outside Formby will be able to avoid an unnecessary journey if possible.


All decisions on the fitness of Inter Club pitches will be made by a very experienced group of organisers. Every effort will be made to play matches but of course the safety of the children will be paramount. Also the age of the children will be taken into consideration.

If after making a decision to go ahead with matches it is the prerogative of each individual member’s parents as to whether their child plays or not.

The decision of pitch fitness is sometimes taken out of the club’s hands by the pitch providers - Sefton MBC.


FJSC’s membership has now risen to 497 for the season so far.

New members

FJSC welcomes James Potts, George Wearden, Thomas Harrison, Niall Brennan and Charlie Ainsworth.

The subscription for new members joining FJSC now will be half price.

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