Formby Junior Sports Club - Frank's Report 2nd October
Formby Junior Sports Clubs Inter Club Section was as always a hive of activity last Saturday morning. What a fantastic sight it was at Deansgate Lane Playing Fields. Throughout the morning every available blade of grass was taken up by nearly three hundred children all enjoying a great morning of football on offer at FJSC.
The combination of coaching sessions and then matches in which every club member plays each week for an Inter Club team is attracting new members each Saturday. So far this season there have been nearly one hundred new members joining the club.
FJSC this season has the help of Everton F.C. We are pleased to announce that Andy Bickley from Everton in the Community is coaching four separate Inter Club age groups each Saturday morning.
At 9am it is the turn of the very enthusiastic Reception group, who are followed by the equally keen Year One boys at 9.30am. These two groups are already showing tremendous improvement and developing their individual skills. The other half of their sessions the children play matches, which is developing their team skills.
As FJSC’s Girls’ Section is one of the few clubs on Merseyside to have been invited to be once again a sister club to Everton Ladies, the Saturday FJSC/Everton coaching programme continues with the Year 6 girls at 10.10am and the Year 10 girls at 11am.
Opportunities for coaching for Inter Club members doesn’t stop there because also available are sessions organised and taken by FJSC’s own experienced coaches during the morning. There are sessions for Year 5 and Year 6 Boys. Every Girls age group from Year Three to Year Nine has coaching at 10am before their much-awaited Inter Club matches at 11am. The Year One/Two girls have coaching at 11am. and also have a match at 11.30am. Other boys’ age groups have midweek coaching.
In total there are eleven coaching sessions during the Saturday Inter Club morning.
There are twenty-one Inter Club matches played each Saturday and every member plays each Saturday for one of the forty-two Inter Club teams.
The good news for anyone still wanting to join the Inter Club Section – new members are always welcome so parents please bring your children along.
LAST SATURDAY’S INTER CLUB SCORERS
RECEPTION AND YEAR ONE – No scorers this week.
YEAR TWO – Owen Griffiths, Harry Nelson, Luke Patel and Sebastian Wood.
YEAR THREE – Daniel Allmark, George Dent, Jack Finnegan, Joseph Frost, Jamie Jawook, Jacob Lynch, Rohan Maker, Dominic Maxwell, Archie Ogden and Max Ryan.
YEAR FOUR – Joseph Cooper, Joel Ellis, James Henson, Luke Lewis, Harry Lofthouse, Daniel Mortimer, Koray Murray, Finley Richards and James Savage.
YEAR FIVE/SIX – Jake Ashcroft, Corey Ashworth, Zach Beaumont- Jones, Gabriel Bellemey, Oliver Charnock, Joseph Cook, Reuban Dowling, Alex Farrell, Oscar Fletcher, James Foster, Will Greenwood, Dominic Hamilton, Jacob Heaney, Caleb Johnson, Ioannis Kardoulias, Josh Kenn, Guy Maker, Calum McNally, Martin Melyov, Jonah Moxon, Sam Mycek, Lewis Parker, Dylan Riley, Marcus Rogan, Andrew Ryan, Jamie Simpson, Ernie Weights, and Jack Yarwood.
Almost sixty boys played in the eight-team division, which is proving to be very popular
YEAR SEVEN/EIGHT - Sam Colbourne, Sam Cousens, Matteo Heaney, Luke Honour, Bailey Jones, Harry Knowles, Jacob Lewis, Ben Marsh, Sam Mason, Jake McNeight, Sam Oxlade, Ellis Parry, Kyle Phillips, Jack Rummens, Thomas Walker, Anthony Webb, Marc Whitelaw and Tyler Winder.
There were victories for Royal Albion and Formby North End
YEAR ONE/TWO – Ella Foster, Ella Holden and Milla Johnson.
YEAR THREE/FOUR – Isabella Moore, Jessica Duncan, Isabelle Parkinson, Elyssa Reece-Archer, Sienna Fortune, Lucy Duncan, Maisie McDowell, Megan Hulse and India Davies.
YEAR FIVE/SIX – Arianna Casson, Izzy Conway, Amber Fortune, Grace Gabriel, Paige Leather, Kiera O’ Rourke, Bo Price and Izzy Shaw.
YEAR SEVEN/EIGHT – Jess Lynch, Emily Ball, Maisie Cox, Jasmin Stevens, Yasmin Godsall, Erin Denison, Lauren Holden and Yasmin Jones.
The winning teams this week were Wombats and Wildcats.
INTER CLUB ARRANGEMENTS FOR SAT. OCTOBER 7TH
All matches at Deansgate Lane Playing Fields.
9am - Reception, Year One Boys, Year Two Boys, Year Three Boys and Year Four Boys.
10am – Year Five/Six Boys and Year Six/Seven Boys.
11am - All Girls’ Divisions – Year One/Two, Year Three/Four, Year Five/Six, Year Seven/Eight and Year Nine/Ten.
All children are asked to arrive ten minutes before kick off time.
COACHING SESSIONS ARE AT THE USUAL TIMES.
NEW MEMBERS IN ALL AGE GROUPS ARE VERY WELCOME.
FJSC BOYS’ REPRESENTATIVE TEAM MATCHES
In the Craven Minor League seven of the older FJSC teams were in cup action. There were five victories.
There was double success in the Under 12 age group. The Whites won 8-2 against Hesketh Colts. Steven Mordaunt scored a hat trick; Ellis Parry added two goals and Joe Cunliffe, Matteo Heaney and Rio Mason were also on target with one goal each. The Blacks gained a 5-3 win over Burscough Dynamo in the same competition. Jacob Lewis scored four goals with Haydn Eccleston completing the scoring. Goalkeeper Taylor Twentyman made some important saves. Joint players of the match were Jacob Lewis and defender Callum Williams.
FJSC Under 11 Whites gained an impressive 7-1 cup win over S. and A. Amateurs. Jacob Heaney scored three times and there were goals from Jonah Moxon, Ernie Weights and George Turner.
FJSC Under 13 Blacks have reached the semi-final stage following a very good 5-2 win over Southport Trinity. Dan King and Sam Cousens scored two goals each with Luke Phillips also on the score sheet. Jack Allars played well in goal and for a captain’s performance Callum Davidson was man of the match.
FJSC Under 14 Blacks won 4-2 against S. and A White but there were cup defeats for the Under 18’s and the Under 11 Blacks. FJSC Under 18’s were unlucky against Fleetwood Hesketh. At 2-2 the match went to penalties. Last weekend in another competition there was a successful penalty shoot-out but this time the Under 18’s lost out 6-5. FJSC Under 11 Blacks lost to Redgate Green. Goalkeeper Caleb Johnson saved a penalty and Zach Beaumont- Jones and Marcus Rogan went close to scoring with a couple of chances.
Jamie Simpson scored for FJSC Under 10 Whites with a very good header following good approach play from Jake Stanton and a well-directed Corey Ashworth corner. Their opponents Churchtown Tigers proved to be a little too strong on the day. Oscar Fletcher and debutant Isaac Bird both scored for FJSC Under 10 Blacks in the fixture with Redgate. The man of the match award for a tenacious midfield display went to Oliver Shaw.
Ivan Weights, Joe Hughes and man of the match Luke Lewis scored for FJSC Under 9 Whites against Burscough Dynamo. FJSC Under 9 Blacks met a well- drilled and committed Hesketh Colts team. Man of the match was Harry Lofthouse.
Dominic Maxwell and Jacob Lynch scored the goals for FJSC Under 8 Whites in the match with Hesketh Colts. Man of the match was Joseph Frost. There was another impressive performance from FJSC Under 8 Whites. Jack Finnegan, Archie Ogden and Charlie Garvey with a long shot from distance were the scorers against Southport Trinity. Max Hall and Charlie Garvey shared the man of the match award.
FJSC Under 7’s played their best football of the season so far. Owen Griffiths, Harry Nelson, Thomas Szabo, George Hansen and Niall Brennan scored the goals against Crosby Stuart.
FJSC GIRLS’ REPRESENTATIVE TEAM MATCHES
FJSC Under 15 Girls won 4 nil against Rainford Rangers. It was the team’s first victory in the Liverpool Under 15 League. Anna Rutherford scored twice and there was one goal each for Josie McIver and Ella Lawson.
There was an exciting match between FJSC Under 14 Jets and FJSC United Under 13’s in the Hightown Girls’ League. Simone Jones gave the Jets the lead. Martha Steel equalised for United. Just before half time Simone Jones scored again to give Jets the lead. Soon after half time a deflected shot saw United draw level at 2-2. There were chances and goalmouth scrambles at both ends before United’s Martha Steel scored the winner.
Erin Denison scored for FJSC Under 13 Rangers in the match with Remyca Under 14’s. Chloe Siliprandi was girl of the game and the back four of Sophie Bennett, Mollie Murphy, Francine Talbot and Rosie Degeir all played well.
FJSC Under 12 Albion won 3-1 against Crosby Stuart in the division’s match of the day. Aaliyah Turner scored a fine hat trick. Yasmin Godsall worked hard in attack. Brooke Denison and Eva Sears tackled well in midfield. Ella Stainton and Pippa Gowling defended well and once again Sophie Hughes made some important saves in goal.
FJSC Under 11 Hotspurs played new FJSC team Valencia. Scoring for Hotspurs were Paige Leather, Sarah Allmark, Chloe Price, Arianna Casson, Izzy Conway and Iris Davidson. Mila Lukic scored for Valencia and there were good performances from Izzy Shaw and Jemima Brooks.
FJSC Atletico Under 10’s had an exciting match with Bellefield. Imogen Hodgson played well in defence and Kiera O’Rourke and Eva Meredith had some near misses.
FJSC Under 9 Tornados played Remyca. Isabelle Parkinson and Holly Foster scored. The passing and movement of all team members is improving with each outing.
FJSC Under 9 Rockets had a friendly match with Ormskirk. In an enjoyable match Evie Balshaw and Megan Hulse scored.
INTER CLUB NEWS
Shirts have been given out in some age groups instead of using training tops or bibs.
Children are asked to look after the shirts during the season and to only wear these shirts for Inter Club matches. Please make sure they are worn on match days as already a few children forgot to wear them last Saturday.
GOALS – Parents are asked to please help with goals when they arrive for the first match of the morning so that the 9am matches can start on time.
Parents of the girls are asked to help take the goals down at the end of the girls’ matches at 12 noon. Very few parents helped last Saturday leaving it to just a small number of parents. More help is needed please.
All Inter Club members can now find their names on the club website and the number of appearances and goals that they have scored.
There are now 418 club members.
A number of girls are acting as mascots for the Everton Ladies versus Manchester City Ladies on Saturday October 7th.
Last Saturday morning a very kind lady presented me with a black bin bag containing five footballs, which her dog Riley had retrieved from the bushes around Deansgate Lane during the week.
All five blown up size four and five footballs were in perfect condition apart from a few of Riley’s small tooth mark autographs. A big thank you to Riley but can I ask all members to look after club equipment so I don’t have to ask Riley if he would like to become an additional full time club helper.