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

There were a number of high spots in Formby Junior Sports Clubs weekend. FJSC Under 18 Girls’ won again to stay top of the league. FJSC Under 14 Blacks won their first leg cup-tie. There was a first win of the season for FJSC Under 12 Blacks and for the first time ever FJSC were able to field three Under 6 Representative Boys’ teams. FJSC Under 18 Girls’ maintained their lead at the top of the West Lancs Girls’ Youth Division with a very hard fought 1 nil victory. The effort alone was enough to win the game, as every one of the team ran their socks off, but it was FJSC’s composure on the ball and accurate passing that meant the very capable Tika Taka Lionesses were never allowed to settle on the ball and get into their stride. It would be wrong to name individuals, because everyone played so well, but Sam Cawley’s spectacular goal into the roof of the Tika Taka net rounded off a superb performance. A mention should also go to the substitutes, Aimee Hollis, Hannah Fraser and Abby Hobbs, whose impact on the game was both significant and important. FJSC Under 17 Boys played Mags Under 17 Read Park in the second round of the Liverpool County FA Saturday Under 18 Cup competition. . FJSC started well and could have been 1-0 up in the first quarter of an hour albeit for a fingertip save from the Read Park’s keeper. Read Park scored after twenty minutes, which was followed by a second goal shortly afterwards to double their lead at half time. FJSC should have made it 1-2 early in the second half when a great passage of play ended with a shot high over the crossbar from close range. A further three goals from Read Park made it 0-5 at the final whistle. Despite FJSC losing it was an entertaining match to watch with the two teams competing fairly and both being without a regular goalkeeper. FJSC Under 15 Boys played unbeaten Rainford Rangers and although eventually succumbing to a 2 nil defeat produced a first class team performance. A new formation to try to nullify the free flowing Rainford team worked for much of the encounter. FJSC were unlucky not to have taken the lead from an indirect free kick from six yards. After a goalless first half the match opened up with the two goalkeepers making a string of great saves. Rainford finally took the lead after beating FJSC’s offside trap. The Blacks came close to drawing level when a Christian Schwarze effort was well saved by the Rainford keeper. Rainford scored a late second goal to secure the win but it was a great effort by FJSC. Man of the match was Gerard Broomfield who had an excellent game in midfield. Andrew Kimmance also played well.

FJSC Under 14 Whites lost 5-4 to a well-organised Ormskirk Galaxy in another very exciting match. There was action at both ends throughout this captivating match. The score line remained close at all times. It was an excellent team performance by the Whites. Luke Honour scored a fine hat trick and was unlucky not to add more goals to his tally with a disallowed goal and a wonderful strike that hit the Ormskirk crossbar. Ellis Parry also scored. There was a great first half performance from Steven Mordaunt in the centre of midfield and then an impressive goalkeeping display in the second half. FJSC Under14 Blacks gained a well-deserved 4-2 victory in a 1st leg tie in the Anita Shaw Memorial Cup against Phoenix. The Blacks took their chances well in the first half with two well-taken goals by Keiran Homewood and Harry Barnes from short range, both following excellent crosses from the wing by Jacob Lewis.

Phoenix showed their strength after the interval with a number of opportunities and a well-deserved goal, only for Harry Knowles to score for Formby straight from the kick off from a through ball by Harry Barnes. A period of end-to-end football then ensued with Phoenix once again pulling one goal back. FJSC continued to persevere also having a number of opportunities before being rewarded late into the second half with a goal by Jacob Lewis with the pace of the ball taking it through the goalkeeper’s hands. Man of the match was Harry Barnes and captain Connor Jones led his team well. The second leg tie is scheduled for next Saturday. The winners will book themselves a place in the semi-final. FJSC Under 12 Blacks produced an excellent team performance and were rewarded with their first league win of the season. An early lead set up the team and every player grew in confidence as the game progressed. Isaac Bird opened the scoring after a slick passing team move. Oscar Fletcher and Jack Finnegan added further goals after good moves and nice team play. A shot from outside the box from Finlay Clark made it 4 nil. Ollie Shaw added a fifth goal just before half time after yet another great passage of play.

The second half was much closer, but FJSC still added another goal from Isaac Bird to go six goals up, before Churchtown to their credit scored a consolation goal towards the end. It was a very good performance and a very welcome victory for the team, with goalkeeper Bowie Mavers making some great saves and Daniel Raw and Dylan Jones playing well in defence. FJSC Under 9 Whites had a very hard match against a very strong Redgate Greens team. Charlie Jameson scored a goal in each half and Harry Nelson was also on target with a goal in a very close match. The Whites began to tire midway through the second half and unfortunately suffered from having no substitutes available. This proved crucial towards the end as Redgate took control and scored three late goals. Niall Brennan was FJSC’s man of the match for an excellent defensive display. FJSC Under 7’s mounted a good team effort against Redgate Rovers Blacks. George Hayes gave FJSC an early lead in the game but the Redgate boys came back strongly with a flurry of goals. Man of the match was George Hayes. On Sunday Formby Junior Sports Club fielded three teams all of whom put in excellent performances. In the first game the opposition was Maghull. Joshua Halpin scored three times and there was a double hat trick from Mason Stringer. Thomas Crutchley also got on the scoresheet with a goal. Jaiden Crosby, Clayton Gilbertson and Jude Massey all had strong games as the boys played brilliantly as a team. In the second match there was a real end-to-end game against Netherton Roma, which was a great match for the excited spectators to watch. Harley Evans put in his strongest performance yet and was on the scoresheet with two goals. Max McAuley and Joshua Tallon also scored one goal each. Ted McAuley also had a strong game in defence. Oliver Hall-Gleeson played well in midfield and was unfortunate not to score, after hitting the post. In the final game FJSC played against another Netherton team. Ryan Lamb scored seven times and there was also four goals for Finn McDerby. Oscar Howard with two goals and Joseph Kenyon with a single strike completed the scoring. Rory Rankine and Parker Kehoe played well and were unlucky not to score themselves. The FJSC Under 6s continue to grow in strength and numbers. It is fantastic that the club can now muster three Representative teams at this age group with ease and can compete very well with other clubs in the area. The enthusiasm from the boys and support from the parents has been excellent. Our next task is to form a new FJSC Under 5 team from our present Inter Club Reception group. INTER CLUB FOOTBALL FJSC’s Inter Club football was unfortunately cancelled last Saturday morning. It was not a Sefton MBC decision but one made for a number of reasons by FJSC’s Chairman. At 8am the decision that due to a huge amount of rainfall throughout the week falling on already very soggy pitches and with the water level very high that the pitches would greatly suffer for a mornings football on them. There is no discount for weeks of no football so it is in the interest of every user to share in the task of keeping the pitches fit for long-term use. INTER CLUB ARRANGEMENTS FOR SAT. 16th 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.


Reception children and Year One boys will have the opportunity to take their penalties for the Sponsored Penalty Fund Raiser Competition after their matches at 10.30am and 11am on Saturday.

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