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Formby Junior Sports Club - Franks report - 15/10/19

There was some excellent football played at Formby Junior Sports Club last weekend with many highlights throughout the club. These included Representative team cup wins and league victories, enjoyable tournament matches and exciting friendlies. On the Inter Club front, numbers continue to grow including an explosion of new recruits in the boys’ Year One group and in the Inter Club’s Premier Division. However, there is no better place to start than with news from the FJSC Under 12 Black’s team. Formby Junior Sports Club Under 12 Blacks produced an excellent battling performance to come from behind twice to earn a 3-3 draw against a very strong Southport Trinity team. It was a very close and competitive first twenty minutes with Ed Poole and Oscar Fletcher going close after fine work from Lucas Lloyd down the right flank. James Foster worked well down the left, taking his man on and producing a series of fine crosses with Alfie Finney going close as a result. Isaac Bird and Finley Clarke were excellent at the back, ably supported by Dylan Jones and Jude Williams. FJSC equalised after an Isaac Bird free kick could only be parried by the Trinity goalkeeper and Ed Poole followed up to finish in style. The second half saw FJSC go ahead when Oscar Fletcher scored with a very well-taken goal after a fine team move. Trinity soon equalised and then took a 3-2 lead. The FJSC Under 12’s rallied, producing some excellent football, and their endeavours were rewarded when they broke forward and Ollie Shaw swept home for FJSC to draw level at 3-3 and secure a well earned point for the team. Credit to Joe Finnegan in goal who made some fine saves and was confident and assured with both hands and feet throughout. It was an excellent performance and hopefully the team can now feel confident after gaining their first point of the season and kick on in the very competitive Premier Division of the U12 Craven Minor League. FJSC Under 17 Boys played at home for the first time this season and conceded two goals against Redgate Rovers Green’s in the first quarter of an hour. The Rovers quick attacks stretched FJSC’s defence to the full. FJSC settled down after some substitutions were made and Jack Cunliffe pulled a goal back in the 29th minute to make it 1-2. Jack Cunliffe was on the score sheet again in the 43rd minute to level the score at 2-2 before a penalty was awarded to FJSC within a minute. Oliver Shaw converted nicely for FJSC to go into the break leading 3-2. The second half was a tense affair with both sides having chances and FJSC were lucky not to concede with some breakaways from Redgate Rovers Green. Charlie Cook rounded the keeper in the final minute to assure FJSC of taking three points, but it could quite easily have been 3-3. Man of the match was Jack Cunliffe, which was quite appropriate seeing as it was also his birthday. FJSC Under 17’s are presently in a very respectable sixth position in the large division of sixteen teams including a large number of Under 18 teams. FJSC Under 16 Girls’ Jets played Remyca. It was a game of two halves. The Jets were 3 nil down at half time, but rallied strongly in the second half and dominated without scoring only to concede a fourth with the final kick of the game. A slow start led to Remyca going 3-0 up after 20 minutes before the Jets found their feet and passing game and started to play the match in the Remyca half where they spent much of the remainder of the game. Lily Hall, Anna Johnson and Katie Leech went close a number of times but unfortunately couldn’t find the breakthrough that might have changed the game. A special mention to Jess Dolan who, after coming on to man-mark the Remyca winger who had set up each of their first three goals, played her out of the match and allowed the Jets to dominate although ultimately without reward. FJSC Under 15 Blacks produced a very disciplined team performance against Phoenix Arrows. With five squad members not available, players were moved around into unusual positions. The boys adapted quickly and gained a 4 nil convincing win. Lucas Gornall again scored two goals, which puts his tally up to six goals in four matches. One of his goals was from a wonderful move starting in midfield by Gerard Broomfield. Conor Leyland at right midfield joined in the move and crossed the ball with great accuracy to Lucas Gornall standing at the edge of the area. Lucas chested it and volleyed into the corner of the Phoenix net. It was a special goal. Captain Sam Trainor had a brilliant game in centre midfield alongside Gerard Broomfield and was awarded man of match for his tireless efforts. Jack Taylor and Rylie Reed also scored. FJSC Under 15’s now hold fourth position in the eleven-team division. FJSC Under 14 Whites played FJSC Under 14 Blacks in what turned out to be a high scoring 10-5 league win for the Whites. The first half was end to end with both teams having many chances on goal and as a result there was a 4-4 half time scoreline. The Blacks could not keep up their momentum after the break and the Whites went on to win comfortably in the end. Luke Honour scored a hat trick for the Whites with two further goals from Henry Peck and one goal each for Samuel Colbourne, Marc Whitelaw, Ben Marsh, Ellis Parry and Bobby Hersey. FJSC’s Under 10 Saturday team played Churchtown Athletic. The two teams were very evenly matched throughout until Charlie Garvey scored direct from a corner kick and James Cook added another goal late on. FJSC Under 10 Black’s Sunday team, cup winners last season, made a good start in the cup qualifier against Redgate Rovers. The Under 10’s started brightly and led 5 nil at the interval. Redgate came into the match more in the second half before FJSC finished strongly to record an 8-1 cup win. Freddie Garvey scored a hat trick and there were two goals each for Archie Ogden and Dominic Maxwell. Max Hall completed the scoring with a goal. It was also a cup qualifier at Under 9 level with FJSC Whites in action against FJSC Blacks. Both team managers were very keen to send in reports as they were so pleased with the efforts of their squads. First FJSC Whites view of the cup-tie. It was first ever cup match against FJSC Black and a very entertaining match ended up as a 10-2 victory. Two quick fire goals at the start of the first half set the tone and a despite a couple of defensive lapses the Blacks were limited to very few chances. Half time subs made the game a bit more balanced but a flurry of goals in the last five minutes tipped the balance towards the Whites. Harry Nelson with four goals was man of the match for a brilliant number nine performance, making some very unselfish runs to bring the rest of the team into the game. Also scoring for the Whites were Owen Griffiths with three goals, Charlie Jameson two and also on target with one goal was Thomas Szabo. FJSC Under 9 Blacks report. The Whites started strongly but Charlie Knowles kept them out for the first five minutes. The Whites then scored three in quick succession. This could have been worse but Lewis Donoghue made some good saves to stem the flow. The Blacks then rallied with chances from Tom Donnelly and Finley White, but it was James Potts who pulled one goal back scoring with a lovely finish to make the score 1-4 at half time. The second half started with a quick goal from the Whites, which was quickly answered with a long-range effort from the Black’s debutant Finley White. Oliver Dean and Finley White worked well together in the centre of the park, coming close on a number of occasions. Overall it was a big improvement for the Blacks who played much better football than in previous weeks. FJSC Under 7’s took part in the Craven Minor League Under 7’s Tournament held at Edge Hill University. It was the first tournament experience for the young squad. The team played with great determination throughout the day and won three of their matches against Churchtown, Redgate Greens and Redgate Blacks. FJSC also drew with Crosby Stuart but lost the other three matches played including an exceptionally close game with Southport Trinity Whites. There were great performances from George Hayes and the team’s player of the tournament Hughie Macleod. Congratulations also to all the other members of the squad of Harry McKenna, Zac Hooson-Jones, Matthew Crutchley, Adam Patel, Ephraim Sutton and Jacob Patterson-Stevenson for representing FJSC so well. FJSC Under 6’s once again travelled to Netherton last Sunday and played two most enjoyable friendly matches. In the first game FJSC Under 6s put in a great account of themselves against a well-organised Netherton team. There was an impressive debut from Ryan Lamb, coupled with the continued improvement from Rory Rankine, Jude Massey, Clayton Gilbertson and Jaiden Crosby. Harley Evans and Campbell Woodcock, both playing for the second time put in good performances as well. All the players showed that they are more than capable of playing at this level against other clubs. Scoring in the match for FJSC were Jude Massey, Jaiden Crosby and Harley Evans. The second FJSC Under 6 match was much more even against Maghull and after initially being scrappy, both teams found their feet and played some good football. The game awareness from all the players was evident. Finn McDerby impressed on his debut and there were great individual goals from Joshua Halpin twice and also from Thomas Crutchley, Ted McAuley and Joseph Kenyon who ran the full length of the pitch before scoring with a composed finish. Max McAuley was unlucky not to score with the last touch of the game - after battling off three opposition players, his finish was agonisingly cleared off the line. It was a great game. INTER CLUB SECTION Numbers continue to increase in the Inter Club Section last Saturday particularly in the Reception and Year One groups. All the children are responding very well to the coaching sessions, which each week is followed by ever- improving games. The Year Two/Three section is also extremely well attended and the four teams in the Premier Division are also settling down very well as more and more boys join the teams. The girls also had a very good coaching session followed by a fun match and would welcome more girls to the group. Every child in the Inter Club Section has the opportunity for excellent coaching as well as matches to complete the very lively one-hour sessions. Many parents have already mentioned the big improvement in the standard of football and the level of skills since the start of the season. There is once again a special, extremely friendly and very unique atmosphere at Inter Club. Scoring goals last Saturday were - Walter Ramsdale, Jack Hansen, Thomas Crutchley, Joshua Halpin, Ryan Lamb, Luke Smith, Rory Rankine, Mason Stringer, Niall Brennan, Oliver Dean, Thomas Donnelly, Zach Gilbert, Owen Griffiths, Joel Gilbert, Cole Heron, Adam Jackson, Lucas Maddocks, Ethan Richmond, Shanice Jones, Gabriella Otty and Lacey Ryder. INTER CLUB ARRANGEMENTS FOR SAT. 19TH OCTOBER All matches and coaching sessions are at Deansgate Lane Playing Fields. START 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.


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