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Formby Junior Sports Club - Franks report - 22/09/19


It was a very good weekend at Formby Junior Sports Club with some excellent Representative team results. FJSC’s Inter Club Section was also very well attended again. FJSC Under 17 Boys did the club proud with a superb 5-2 first round win in the Liverpool County Football Association Saturday Youth Cup away at MSB Woolton. It was a tight first half with both sides playing some good football on the 4G pitch. FJSC took the lead with a well-taken strike from Lewis Johnson in the 24th minute from outside the area that looped over the MSB Woolton keeper. A second for FJSC came in the 40th minute from Thomas Harrison, another well taken strike from outside of the area which beat the MSB Woolton keeper to his left and the ball crept in off the inside of the right hand post. A third for FJSC came just before half time in the 45th minute from Cameron Sergison, who turned the ball into the net from six yards out. Five minutes into the second half, Lewis Johnson got his second, which was from another long-range effort. MSB Woolton came back strongly with two goals in the 69th and 75th minutes to start the FJSC nerves jangling but this was ended in the 87th minute when Joe McElhinney did well to turn the ball into the net from close range for FJSC’s fifth. Man of the match in the 5-2 victory was Lewis Johnson for a commanding performance and his two goals. FJSC Under 18 Girls played The Fillies in a West Lancs Girls’ League match. Formby started slowly and were 2-0 down early on, but fought back well, found their form and started to play with a little more confidence. A great cross by Rachelle Douras-Hanlon was reached and put in bravely by Hannah Fraser for FJSC’s opener. Nina Macy used her pace and finished well for her two second half goals and Ellie Brewer scored the fourth after a neat through-ball from Jayde Hanlon to put Formby ahead, however Fillies kept going and equalised late on for a 4-4 draw. It was a good come back. The result keeps the Under 18’s in second position in the division after three matches played. FJSC Under 14 Whites lost 2-4 against Rainford Rangers in a tough but good, competitive game. There were chances at both ends of the pitch with some good saves from both goalkeepers. There was a good performance from Marc Whitelaw, who continues to be a strong and powerful threat on the wing. Ellis Parry and Luke Honour scored a goal each and the match result could have gone either way. There were some excellent saves from goalkeeper Ben Marsh. After two league matches played FJSC Under 14 Whites are in joint second position in the division. FJSC Under 12 Blacks travelled to Churchtown for their league fixture. Churchtown opened the scoring in a close and entertaining first half. It was end to end with both teams having chances. Ed Poole was fouled in the box after a nice move and Isaac Bird coolly dispatched the penalty to equalise. Churchtown went ahead with the last kick of the half to make it 2- 1 at half time. The game remained close but after a couple of defensive errors from Formby, Churchtown forged ahead. Oscar Fletcher brought the score back to 4-2 with a lovely piece of skill, controlling the ball and volleying home from outside the box. Both teams had chances to score and the difference was that Churchtown were more clinical with their finishing. The Blacks performances are continuing to improve with each outing. On Saturday FJSC Under 10’s played River Juniors. Josh Adderley scored on his debut. Joint players of the match were Luca Massey and Max Hall. It was a very close match. FJSC Under 10 Sunday team were involved a very evenly contested match with Southport Trinity. The highlight of the match was a goal scored by James Cook from outside the goal area. Man of the match was Charlie Garvey. FJSC Under 9 Whites maintained their 100% start to the season with a well disciplined display against a quick and organised Dynamo team. An absolute pearler from Luke Patel set the team on their way with hat tricks for both Owen Griffiths and Charlie Jameson. There was some fantastic wing play from both Thomas Szabo and Niall Brennan but man of the match went to Ezra Sutton for a flawless defensive display. He was an absolute rock in defence and the clean sheet was largely down to his work rate and partnership with George Hansen at the back. FJSC Under 9 Blacks were back to full strength with a ten-man squad to face Burscough Greens. Robert Gorman returned having missed the previous game to take up the goalkeeping position for the first half. Burscough kicked off and had a quiet start as Formby took the initiative with some good inter play and possession. Burscough went on a break after a long ball forward and took the lead against the run of play, only for Ollie Dean to equalise with a fantastic long range free kick that went in at the near post moments later. Burscough regrouped and grew in confidence as they scored several goals leading up to half time. The second half saw some changes with Sam Uttley moving into goal having performed very well in defence in the first half and Lewis Donoghue dropping back into defence from his favoured attacking role. Burscough made several more chances scoring some good goals, and although FJSC came close to scoring again with some notably strong runs from Tom Donnelly they were unable to add any further goals to their first half tally. There were several good performances from the FJSC players but this week’s man of the match award went to Sam Uttley. FJSC Under 7’s produced another brilliant team performance against Phoenix in a high scoring encounter in which both teams scored a number of fine goals. Hughie Macleod scored five times and man of the match Matthew Crutchley also scored twice. It was also the last of the midweek fixture for FJSC’s Under 17’s, 15’s and two Under 14 boys’ teams. FJSC Under 17’s played League leaders Southport Vulcan and lost 3-1. It was a close first half with FJSC playing the better football for most of it. Both sides had half chances but FJSC gave away a penalty to go in 1-0 down at the break. It was unfortunate as Joel O’Halloran had made a great save but they were first to the rebound to put it in the net. Southport FC were just too strong for FJSC in the second half scoring a couple more goals. Lewis Constable scored a great consolation goal in the dying minutes. FJSC Under 15’s played Redgate. FJSC took the lead after Christian Schwarze scored. Redgate replied with a deflected shot. The Under 15's were very much on top until the team were reduced to nine players with twenty-five minutes to go. The FJSC team produced a wonderful effort to keep league leaders Redgate at bay. The determined effort was rewarded with not letting their opponents score again. When the final whistle was blown there was great joy after a remarkable effort, which showed a fantastic display of character. The final score was 1-1. Luke Phillips was man of the match and goalkeeper Jack Allars made some brilliant saves. FJSC are in fifth position in the league. FJSC Under 14 Whites played Hesketh Colts Blue. It was a game of two halves with FJSC going behind early in the first half. By half time the score was 2-1 in favour of the Under 14's after a good response from the team. Jack Rummens produced a good performance in goal. The front three strike force of Luke Honour, Harry Graham and Henry Peck are beginning to combine very well and have a good understanding. All three were a constant threat in front of goal and with excellent displays also from Marc Whitelaw and Ellis Parry, FJSC scored eight second half goals without reply. The final score was 10-1. FJSC Under 14 Blacks won their first match of the season when the team won 8-1 against Redgate. Daniel Wildman and Jacob Lewis scored two goals each. Also on the scoresheet were Keiran Homewood, Harry Knowles and Henry Eccles.

INTER CLUB SECTION Each Saturday new members are joining the various Inter Club age groups. Reception and the Year One boys’ groups are becoming a big success with a combination of lively coaching sessions followed by matches in proper goals is certainly proved immensely popular. Amongst the goals this week were: - Jack Hansen, Walter Ramsdale, Sebastian Hodgson, Frankie Carroll, Jaiden Crosby, Joe Hallow, Christopher Clarke, Mason Stringer, Oliver Hall- Gleeson, Thomas Donoghue, Thomas Crutchley and Rory Rankine. The Year Two/Three boys’ group has also made a good start this season with a coaching session and game. A new “Premier Division’’ for the Year 4’s, 5’s and a few older boys started last Saturday with four provisional teams called Rangers, Hotspurs, Leopards and Panthers. A few adjustments to the strength of the teams will be made before the first league games next Saturday. The scorers in the matches played were: - Thomas Szabo, James Potts, Owen Griffiths, Cole Heron, Daniel Hagan, Jack Finnegan, Adam Jackson and Niall Brennan. The Girls’ Section small as it is after the loss of a hundred girls to a new local club are making a determined effort to attract new members. The match played after a great coaching session from UEFA Coach Jordan Parker was exciting and enjoyable. The Blues drew with the Greens 6-6. Scoring in this entertaining match were Lacey Ryder, Cece Patterson, Gabriella Otty, Bella Massey, Skylar Davies and Annabel Rowe with a last minute equaliser for the Green’s. Emily Lavin and Shanice Jones also played very well. INTER CLUB ARRANGEMENTS FOR SAT. SEPTEMBER 28TH. All matches and coaching sessions are at Deansgate Lane Playing Fields. Every group has a coaching session as well as a game. All children are asked to attend fifteen minutes before their kick off time or coaching start times in order to register and be organised to ensure that all sessions start promptly.

TIMES Reception Boys and Girls at 9.30am until 10.30am Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 Boys’ at 10am until 11am. Extra boys’ coaching for Year 4, 5 and 6 at 11am-11.30am Girls’ Coaching at 10.30am until 11am. Girls’ matches at 11am until 11.45am. Girls’ coaching and game - Years 9 and 10 from 11am until 12 noon.


The following arrangements will be in place if Inter Club games and coaching need to be cancelled on any future Saturdays due to bad weather.

A message will be placed on the club telephone 01704 873238 (an answer service) by 8.30am on Saturday mornings if matches/ coaching is to be cancelled due to the weather. In addition if possible a message will be placed in the News Section on the club website and in addition messages will also be placed on Twitter and Facebook as well.

RECEPTION AND YEAR ONE FJSC has already formed two Year One (Under 6 teams) on Sundays in addition to Saturday’s Inter Club football. If there is sufficient interest to form another team we will do so. Parents of boys who are not already in a FJSC Sunday team are asked to inform Frank Rourke if interested next Saturday. A Sunday Reception team (Under 5 team) will also be started if there is sufficient interest. Again please inform Frank next Saturday if interested.

YEAR FOUR, FIVE AND SIX Parents of boys in the new Premier Division are asked to please help with putting up goals at 9.45am so matches can start at 10am prompt. Parents are also asked to please offer their services to referee a match or to be put down on a rota for occasional refereeing. Remember there are no offsides and there is no VAR.

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