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A good weekend for three Formby Junior Sports Club teams. Franks report here

It was a good weekend for three Formby Junior Sports Club teams.  The FJSC Under 10 Blacks  and FJSC Under 9 Whites teams have both reached semi-finals of cup competitions whilst FJSC Under 7 Whites have progressed to Finals Day of the Craven Minor League Under 7 Tournament.  




FJSC Under 10 Blacks had a thrilling Quarter Final cup tie with Southport FC Yellows.  A goal and assist each for Oliver Hall- Gleeson and Joseph Kenyon gave the Blacks a comfortable lead until the final four minutes when Southport came back to level the match at 2-2.


For long periods FJSC had dominated the match with excellent displays from the entire team.  Jacob Holton and Rory Rankine worked tirelessly in attack.  Huey Stevenson and Albie Graham in midfield, Ryan Lamb and Harley Evans in defence all played their part as well.  


The match then went to the dreaded penalties. FJSC managed to score three times to Southport’s two successful spot kicks.  FJSC goalkeeper Henry Moors became the hero saving crucial penalties to very narrowly see his team through to the semi-final.  It was a great match and also full credit to Southport FC Yellows on a very brave comeback which so nearly brought success.


FJSC Under 9 Whites also progressed through to the semi-finals of the cup with another verygood team performance. FJSC took control of the game from the early stages and were kept at bay by excellent goalkeeping from Southport Trinity's stopper but the Whites finally got their break when James Smith slotted home after the pressure was too much for the opposition to withstand.   After half time Isaac Ade got himself on the scoresheet with a low drive that was too hot to handle.The goal of the FJSC Whites’ season so farcame a few minutes later when Jack Haggartskipped around three players and from twentyyards hit a screamer that flew into the top corner - a goal worthy to take any team to the semi-finals!


FJSC Under 7 Whites took part in the Craven Minor League Tournament held at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk.  FJSC had a full squad of nine players for the competition.  FJSC’s were in a group of four teams with Redgate Rovers Green , Southport Heskethand Southport Trinity.  


FJSC outscored Redgate in a high scoring opening match with six different scorers.  Next the team played Southport Hesketh.  It was a very tight match with Hesketh scoring the only goal of the match.  In the very important final match FJSC played brilliantly against Southport Trinity and won the encounter gaining the necessary points to earn second position in the group and a place in thefinals  to be played on 4th March.  Congratulations to the whole squad of Lucas Byrne, Franklin Chignell, Luke Clarke, Henry Ade, Ben Donnelly, Logan Haggart, Archie Jones, Thomas North and Maxwell Rathbone.


FJSC Under 14 Blacks Saturday team played their friends from Remyca in a very competitive Hightown Junior League match.  There were chances for both teams in the first half but the score line remained goalless.  Archie Ogden gave FJSC the lead early in the second half and then two further goals from Luca Massey and Alfie Holden wrapped up a 3 nil win for FJSC.  Man of the match was Dylan Madeley.


On Sunday FJSC Under 14 team was in actionagain, this time in the Skelmersdale Leagueagainst Clock Face Ravens. Berat Ulusoychased down a loose ball and crossed the ball to Archie Ogden to score in the second half.  FJSC over committed at a corner in search for a second goal and were caught on the break allowing Clock Face to equalise for a 1-1 draw. Man of the match was Callum Gray.


FJSC Under 13 Blacks were back in action at home against Southport Hesketh Blues, and after a bright start FJSC went ahead through Ethan Richmond after he collected a pass on the edge of the box from Patrick Fleming, and then turned and shot low past the keeper at the far post. Ethan then nearly turned creator as his far post corner was headed just wide by Abe Rice. A second goal did come shortly after through Ethan Donegan as he controlled a free kick taken by Ollie Dean and slotted his shot past the keeper to make it 2 nil.


In the second half FJSC continued to control the game, playing some excellent football and they came close to scoring again as Charlie Knowles swung in a cross from the right wing and found Ethan Murphy, who was unlucky to see his shot go narrowly wide. A third goal came from a corner, played in by Ethan Richmond, which was met with a powerful header from Evan Hughes which gave the goalkeeper no chance. Southport Hesketh then pulled one goal back as they broke down the right wing and scored to make it 3-1 going into the last fifteen minutes. FJSC pushed on again and Ethan Murphy ran down the right wing and cut inside, beating a couple of defenders before finding Abe Rice with a low cross, which he coolly finished to make it 4-1. Ethan Richmond then swung in a corner from the right which Ollie Dean was first to react to and he pounced to score FJSC’s fifth of the game from close range. Patrick Fleming came close to adding a sixth in what would have been a goal of the season contender, but he was unlucky to see his volley hit the post and go wide. The game finished 5-1 to the Blacks.Man of the match was awarded to Evan Hughes who won all his aerial battles, made important interceptions, was confident when bringing the ball out from defence and chipped in with a good goal.


FJSC Under12 Whites FJSC had quite a lot of players unavailable for their match against Greenloons. The first half was end-to-end with plenty of chances for both teams though only one was converted and that was by Greenloons. FJSC were well in the match even after Greenloons scored a second not long into the second half.  FJSC pushed to try and get the goal they deserved but were punished with a third and then fourth goal scored by their opponents.


FJSC top performers on the day weregoalkeeper Harry Ball who made good saves and clearances and couldn’t do anything about the goals and Nick Kostakis with his endless determination and tackling. Luke Greenbankwho was captain, as always showed a fantastic attitude and worked hard box-to-box.


FJSC Under 11 Whites conceded an early goal away at Churchtown Jaguars.  Jacob Davies equalised before half time.  Churchtown had the better of the second half but were denied by some fine goalkeeping and super defending from man of the match Noah Lace. A quick counter attack very late in the match saw Zac Hooson-Jones score with a great finish to secure a win for the FJSC Whites.


FJSC Under 11 Blacks continued their march on the Hightown Premier league with their first game for a month against Bootle FC. With a new formation put in play, the boys adapted really well with both Isaac Jones and Charlie Richardson creating well worked chances. FJSC pressure continued and after a number of excellent corners from Louis O’Connor, Caden Walker connected with one to make it 1 nil. FJSC continued to press and from another Louis O’Connor corner, Caden Walker picked up the ball within the area to drill into the back of the net to make it 2-0.


The second started with Alex Barr, Ellis Coyne and Charlie Burton marshalling the defence well. Great work down the right by Luke Millington and Caden Walker set up Charlie Richardson who superbly finished from just inside the area to make it 3 nil.


With Ben Webster, Finley Scott and Alfie Forsyth controlling midfield, Bootle struggled to get a foothold in the game. After a well won duel in the centre of midfield Alfie Forsyth won the ball back to square to Louis O’Connor who set Charlie Richardson on his way who in turn played a great ball through to Isaac Jones who finished to make it 4-0.


With the game nearing full time Bootle won a free kick just outside the area. From the resulting free kick Oscar Phillips saved superbly and then did brilliantly to react and claw the ball away before Bootle tapped the rebound into an empty net. With goal difference likely to play a part at the top of the table with just three games left, Oscar’s save felt like a goal in itself and could prove vital come the end of the season. Man of the match was Alfie Forsyth.


FJSC Under 10 Reds were away at Forefield Rangers in the Quarter Final of the Shield Trophy.  Forefield started well and led 3 nil at the interval.  The Reds gave a much better account of themselves in the second half but couldn’t find the net.  Forefield added two further goals before the end.  Mason Todd defended well and Joel Wright battled hard in midfield.  Man of the match was Tommy Collins whose levels of fitness proved important all over the pitch.  


FJSC Under 8 Whites played against a very well organised Crosby Stuart team.   FJSC had their chances throughout the match but  Crosby Stuart proved to be far more clinical when scoring opportunities presented themselves.  A very good move involving Charlie Ormesher in the second half gave Joshua Gillespie the chance to score a well deserved goal for the team.   Man of the match was Harry Hughes.  


FJSC Black U8 were back in action against Southport Trinity white and the game started off with both sides attacking and defending well.  After ten minutes Southport took the lead and then doubled it a few minutes later.  FJSC regrouped and pulled a goal back before half time.  FJSC continued to battle in the second half and levelled the match with five minutes to go.   Southport then rallied andscored two late goals before the final whistle.  Man of the match Jack Brown scored twice with Alfie Madigan also on target with a goal.


FJSC Under 6 Whites played exceptionally well against Bull Benfica.  It

was a brilliant game with competitiveness from start to finish. The team came together with the best of their ability as they were up against really strong opponents. The passing and positional play was probably their best yet. The Under 6’s from 2-3 down fought back

to win 6-3 in the final third. Cormac Nice the rock in defence was man of the match. Noah Ignatowicz, Leo Rogers and Arthur Higgins scored two goals each.  Sonny Clarke also played well.


FJSC Under 6 Blacks played Akidemy in what turned out to be a fourteen goal thriller.  It was another slow start from the team and FJSCwent behind early on.   The boys started to play much better in the second and thirdsections and Theo Thomas went in goal and pulled off some brilliant saves. The score was6-6 midway through the last third, but Akidemy scored two late goals to edge a very good match.


There were some great goals from both teamsand overall it was a really competitive game and the Under 6 Blacks showed great teamwork to fight back in the match.


It's fantastic to see the boys growing in confidence now. A special mention to ColeJones who is improving every week! Man of the Match was Theo Thomas for some fantastic goalkeeping and general play and also to Max Healey for his overall display andsome great tackling. The Referee’s Man of the Match was Tayo Popoola who played really well and was rewarded with his goal to make it three for the season so far for him. 




The first Inter Club session of the new year went well with some great matches played and a lot of fun coaching as well.  


Last Saturday’s scorers included Charlie Ormesher, Adam Tyler-Holland, Isaac Ignatowicz, William Gledhill, Eoin Follett, Jacob Holton, Ryan Lamb, Mason Todd, Luca Mihai, Zac Hooson-Jones, Franek Banas, Evan Meehan, George Rowan , Josh Kearney, Riley Higgs, Ethan Murphy and Aaron Pickard.




At Deansgate Lane Playing Fields on Saturday 20th January 2024 on the pitches nearest to the FJSC Clubhouse.


Goalkeepers.     9.00 am – 9.30 am  

Years 6/7.           9.30 am - 10.45 am

Years 8/9.           9.45 am - 11.00 am

4’s & Reception 10.45 am - 11.45am

Years 1/2.          10.45 am -11.45 am

Years 3, 4 & 5 .  11.15 am - 12.15pm


For more information contact Frank Rourke at 


Advanced information for parents.   Inter Club football will be on both half term Saturdays (10th February and 17th February) as so many sessions have had to be cancelled.


The Year 6 and Year 7 group will completetheir Inter Club Tournament this Saturday at 9.30 am.  Another good attendance like last Saturday is needed.  Ist/2nd place Final – Jaguars (Green) v Lions (Royal Blue),  3rd/4thPlace Final - Wolves (Sky Blue) v Tigers (Yellow).

For new members joining now the subscriptions  will be -  £15 for Reception, £25 for Year 1 and £35 for Year Two and above.  Inter Club coaching will still be £2 each Saturday.


The FJSC Under 6 teams are looking for recognised goalkeepers on Sunday mornings.  Please let the club know if interested.

FJSC is hoping to form a new Under 5 team very soon.  If interested parents are asked to please bring their son’s along to Inter Club on Saturday at 10.45 to 11.45am for coaching and a fun match.  




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