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Formby Junior Sports Club - Franks report - 04/11/19

Formby Junior Sports Club is gathering momentum each week as more children join the club. The Representative teams were nearly all in action at the weekend and enjoyed their matches after the half term break with some very encouraging results. The Inter Club Section with coaching and games is developing very well and a warm, friendly atmosphere is being created as the children are making new friends through their love of football. In addition the parents are getting to know each other on the touchline as they encourage all the children each Saturday. REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS FJSC Under 9 Whites had a very tough game against an excellent Southport Trinity team but got off to a brilliant start with a smooth passing move ending with an assist for Thomas Szabo and a fine finish by Charlie Jameson. After going in at 1-1 at half time some tactical changes resulted in a dominant display in the second half and further goals from Owen Griffiths, Harry Nelson and a brilliant run and finish from Luke Patel made the match secure. Charlie Jameson was man of the match after the early goal and then adapting into defence for the second half. See the photograph above of the very proud team and their delighted coaches. FJSC Under 18 Girls’ excellent start to the season continued on Sunday with a hard fought win against Euxton Villa. Nina Macy scored the only goal of the game, but Formby could have had a few more goals. Sam Cawley hit the post with a fine left foot shot and Ana Waite had a good penalty appeal turned down. Sophie Dixon brought a great save out of the Euxton keeper. Ellie Brewer darted and dazzled on the right wing, losing her defender time after time and Rachel Robinson in the FJSC goal handled the slippery ball with confidence and kept a clean sheet. The FJSC girls extended their lead at the top of the West Lancs Girls’ League Youth Division and remain undefeated with four wins and two draws from six matches played. The whole club is delighted for the girls, some of whom have been members of FJSC since Primary School age. FJSC Under 15 Boys lost 6-2 to Crosby Stuart. The team were a little unlucky as they were on top for most of the game. On three occasions the Under 15’s had shots that rebounded off the Crosby Stuart bar and created many opportunities in the final third. It was not their day. Crosby Stuart took their chances well and deserve much credit. Lucas Gornall continued his goal scoring with two more goals and was the standout player for FJSC. Rylie Reed also played well. FJSC Under 14 Whites had a tough game against a good, organised Burscough Dynamo. An excellent start was made by FJSC but a resilient Burscough created some good play and a result over-powered FJSC In the first half. The second half showed a much-improved Whites display, with Steven Mordaunt driving in a wonderful cross, which resulted in an own goal for Burscough. There were good performances from Harry Graham and Luke Honour, but unfortunately Burscough managed to thwart the Whites pressure and pinch another couple of goals to finally win the game 6-1. FJSC Under 14 Blacks lost 8 nil to a very good Ormskirk Galaxy team. FJSC Under 12 Blacks also played Burscough Dynamo. It was a very competitive game and saw the Blacks play some excellent football creating a series of chances that they failed to convert. Oscar Fletcher, Ed Poole and Joe Finnegan all went close. Burscough broke away to take the lead and led 1 nil at the break. Formby continued to press in the second half break and a series of missed chances ultimately proved costly and Burscough added a couple of goals to run out 3 nil winners. It was a frustrating day for FJSC Blacks as they played well but were unable to take their chances. Finlay Clark had an excellent game in defence and Isaac Bird worked hard throughout. On another day the Under 12’s would have got something out of the game. FJSC Under 10 Saturday team played out a very evenly contested match with Northern Yellows. Northern appeared to have won the match with a late goal five minutes before the end only for FJSC to equalise with the last kick of the match. Luca Massey scored twice and there was one goal each for Charlie Garvey and Andreas Funes- Cervera. Man of the match was Freddie Garvey. FJSC Under 9 Blacks produced another good performance, this time against Southport Trinity Whites, to win their second game in a row, which was made all the more impressive as they started the match a player short. The first half started well with Sam Uttley and Ollie Dean controlling things at the back and breaking forward at every opportunity. There was also some good attacking play from James Potts, Toby Hargreaves and Lewis Donoghue. The first goal came after some good interplay between Toby Hargreaves and Ollie Dean, before the ball was played through to Lewis Donoghue who scored with a neat finish. Toby Hargreaves then scored the second goal of the game finishing from close range, and Lewis added a third and then a fourth to complete his hat trick just before half time. Southport ended the first half strongly, but were twice denied by some excellent goalkeeping from Robert Gorman. The FJSC players all continued to work very hard in the second half and kept going despite being a player down and picking up one or two knocks. James Potts scored a good goal after a right wing cross from Lewis Donoghue who was then involved again when he played a one two with Ollie Dean who finished cleverly past the oncoming goalkeeper. Southport Trinity scored a nice goal before Lewis Donoghue scored his fourth of the game from a short corner to complete the Blacks’ scoring. Man of the Match was Toby Hargreaves for a very hard working performance, which included his first goal for the team. FJSC Under 6’s played two hard fought matches on Sunday, after a week off and showed a marked improvement from recent weeks. The first match was against Netherton Roma. Clayton Gilbertson scored with a shot from within his own half and Oliver Hall- Gleeson was also a scorer. Oscar Howard, Rory Rankine and Jaiden Crosby all played well. Another FJSC Under 6 team was also in action against ESC. Scoring the goals in this encounter were Mason Stringer, Harley Evans, Ryan Lamb and Jude Massey with a beautiful lob over the ESC keeper. There were also good contributions from Finn McDerby and Josh Tallon. The boys of the two FJSC Under 6 teams ensured that they gave their best in both games, whilst always doing it with a smile and a hungry keenness to improve. INTER CLUB SECTION The combination of the end of the half term holiday, the Rugby World Cup Final on television and wet weather, resulted in a lower attendance than normal for Saturday morning Inter Club football. For those children who were able to attend there was a very enjoyable morning’s football. Here is a brief round up of last Saturday’s Inter Club. The very young Reception boys had their first experience of muddy and slippery pitches and they all certainly enjoyed having an excuse to getting muddy. The boys had loads of fun as well as learning to adapt to the challenging playing surface as the ball zipped off the wet grass. The scorers in the match played were Ethan Catleugh, Sebastian Hodgson, Josh Robinson and Walter Ramsdale. With a forced change in organisation it gave me an opportunity to coach and referee the Year One boys. I have heard glowing reports about this very keen group since the beginning of this season and now I know why. All the boys present took part in the coaching very well and then produced an abundance of skill and unbelievable stamina in an action packed game. The improvement of every single boy since the start of the season was there for all to see. Here are some of the highlights from a memorable morning with the Year Ones. During the coaching session Oscar Howard and Finn McDerby showed close control of the ball. Harley Evans, William Goodwin and Ryan Lamb improved their dribbling skills. In the Inter Club game that followed there were some very well taken goals from Mason Stringer. Thomas Donoghue made some good saves in goal. Jack Williams passed the ball extremely well and also scored. Rory Rankine was very tenacious and scored twice. Jasper House ran tirelessly and made some excellent tackles and Oliver Hall- Gleeson capped a fine match with a goal. At the end of the morning all the boys shook hands with each other in a very sporting way. Well done to all the Year One’s. The Year Two/Three session welcomed four new boys to the group. All those taking part all enjoyed themselves and it is encouraging to see this age group gradually grow in numbers. It was the first friendly development league match for the Year Four/Five boys. There were two high scoring games with wins for Panthers (Orange team) and the Leopards (Greens). Despite losing both Rangers (Yellows) and Hotspurs (Blues) scored plenty of goals and just need to defend a little bit better. This division to be known as the Premier Inter Club Division had ten goal scorers namely Jack Finnegan, James Potts, Zach Gilbert, Owen Griffiths, Luke Patel, Lucas Maddocks, Thomas Donnelly, Jordan Ventre, Sam Uttley and Joel Gilbert. The Girls’ Section had two training sessions - one for the younger girls and the other for the Under 16’s. All the girls enthusiastically took part in the well-organised sessions. INTER CLUB ARRANGEMENTS FOR SAT. 9th NOVEMBER 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.


FJSC will be having a Sponsored Penalty Competition to raise much needed funds for the club. Children in all Inter Club age group are invited to take part and forms and how the event will be organised will be given out this Saturday. The date each group will have the chance to take their penalties will be on the forms.

The Reception and Year One Boys received their forms before half term and will have the opportunity to take part this Saturday 9TH November after their matches finish. It will only take a few minutes. Parents are reminded to make sure that the sponsored form is brought on Saturday in order for the child to take part. It is hoped that there is a good response for the event, which proved to be very popular last time it was organised five years ago.

All the Representative teams have also been invited to take part and a trophy will be awarded to the best penalty taker in each age group.

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