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A very successful first seven weeks of the season for Formby Junior Sports Club- Franks report here

Formby Junior Sports Club’s Under 13 Black team had a fantastic cup result at the weekend which rounds off a very successful first seven weeks of the season for the club.  The twenty Representative teams have done the club proud and the Inter Club Section has also been a great success.  


FJSC Under 13 Blacks made their debut in the Liverpool FA County Cup this weekend as they were drawn away against Maestro Elite.


The home team had the better of a competitive first half and took the lead following a penalty, before then doubling their advantage when they scored with a looping shot that Riley Higgs in goal was powerless to do anything about. FJSC did have their chances, notably when Ollie Dean broke down the right wing, cut inside and had his shot well saved, and Abe Rice who closed down a defender quickly, won the ball and shot just wide of the far post, but FJSC remained two nil down at half time.


After some changes at the break, FJSC set about the comeback and Ethan Donegan who had set the tempo with some strong challenges in midfield, came close to scoring but was unlucky to see his penalty go just over. Henry Renton then saw an effort well saved after some good link up play with Ethan Richmond, and the breakthrough eventually came following a corner swung in by Ollie Dean, which found Charlie Knowles on the edge of the box, and he drove the ball into the top of the net to make it 2-1. FJSC’s momentum was temporarily slowed as Maestro were awarded a free kick.   The ball was played into the penalty area and somehow found its way into the FJSC net making the score 3-1 for Maestro Elite. FJSC pushed forward after the restart and Ethan Murphy raced clear on the right wing, before finding Ethan Richmond with a pass but his shot was well saved. Ollie Dean was then brought down in the penalty area and Patrick Fleming stepped up confidently to take the penalty kick, which he scored to make it 3-2. The equaliser came from another set piece, as Ollie Dean swung in a corner from the right which again found Charlie Knowles on the edge of the box, and this time with a crowded penalty area in front of him, he cleverly picked his spot and curled the ball into the top corner with only minutes left to play. The game finished 3-3 and went to penalties.


FJSC converted four of their five penalties with Ethan Murphy, Ethan Donegan, Henry Renton, Ethan Richmond and Patrick Fleming all stepping forward to take one, and they were matched by Maestro who also scored four of their penalties, taking it to sudden death. Abe Rice then converted the winning penalty for FJSC to take them deservedly through to the next round.


It was another great team performance with all the players fighting for each other, but with his two goals and his overall display, man of the match was awarded to Charlie Knowles. See team photograph above.

FJSC Under 14 played some excellent football against Aintree Villa in the Hightown Junior League and won 8-3.  The highlight of the match was a second half hat-trick from man of the match Dylan Madeley.  Also on the scoresheet was Alfie Holden with a brace and Freddie Garvey, Charlie Garvey, Freddie Garvey and James Cook all added one goal each.

FJSC Under 14’s had a tough match against Newburgh JFC in the Skelmersdale Junior League.  Archie Ogden scored two first half goals to give the Under 14’s a 2 nil half time lead.  Unfortunately an early second half goal scored by Newburgh changed the match with Newburgh getting stronger and the FJSC team without any substitutes to call on began to tire and conceded three more goals and lost 4-2.

FJSC Under 12 Whites were in action against Redgate Rovers Yellow.  The Whites had several good chances including a Ben Harris effort which came back off the inside of the post. A lovely weighted through ball from William Madutlela found Ben Harris whoslotted home nicely for a 1-0 lead.  FJSC dominated the first twenty minutes but unfortunately couldn’t add to the lead. Redgate came back into the match as the half wore on and had a couple of their own chances before equalising before half time.

The first ten minutes of the second half proved the difference as Redgate added three further goals despite some great saves from Harry Ball and determined defending across the FJSC back line. FJSC played really well across the whole pitch and were right back in the game at 4-2 when William Madutlelapounced on a rebound with a  finish from outside the box. As the game opened up towards the end, both keepers made some great saves and ultimately, it was Redgate who were more clinical on the day and added another to make it 5-2. It was really good performance by the boys against a strong Redgate team.

FJSC Under 11 White were at home to Southport Hesketh.  After an even start to the match Southport Hesketh took the lead.  Oscar Buch-Platt equalised from a penalty and then man of the match Isaac Jones put FJSC ahead.   In a strong second half performance the Whites extended their lead with Isaac Jones adding three more goals to his tally. Oscar Buch-Platt completed a hat trick and Zac Hooson-Jones and Albie Salters also scored one goal each.

FJSC Under 11 Black continued their impressive form in the Craven League with another good performance. After a good start and some missed opportunities Southport & Ainsdale scored a good breakaway goal to go 1 nil up. FJSC didn’t panic and just continued to play their game equalising with a goal which will be a contender for goal of the season. After great wing play Finley Scott’s cross picked out Louis O’Connor at the back post who acrobatically volleyed the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-1.  It proved to be the turning point for FJSC and more goals followed.  Ellis Coyne, Charlie Richardson and Caden Walker all scored two goals each and there was also a goal apiece from Finley Scott, Ben Webster and Leo Fagan.  Man of the match was Louis O’Connor in another good team display.

The match between FJSC Under 10 Black and FJSC Under 10 was a brilliant match from start to finish for the first derby of the season. Both teams came out strong with chances for both the Blacks and the Whites. Both keepers had to be on top form to keep out several chances at both ends. The Whites took the lead just before mid-way through the first half. Joseph Kenyon came close and GeorgeCroughan also had a couple of shots on targetfor the Blacks.


In the second half the Blacks came out looking for the equaliser with some great play from the back from Ryan Lamb, Harley Evans and laterby Rory Rankine and George Croughan.  Oliver Hall-Gleeson and Max Fairhurstbattled hard down the wings and HueyStevenson and Albie Graham were solid in centre midfield. Finn McDerby had several chances and tested the Whites keeper with Joseph Kenyon following up to score from the rebound. The Whites took the lead again through a great long-range effort from DiegoFunes-Cervera. There was late drama with atactical change putting Finn McDerby back in defence and moving Harley Evans up top reaped it’s reward when a quick break saw the ball worked from the back through HueyStevenson, Albie Graham and Harley Evansup to Huey Stevenson to finish from long range to grab the draw. A draw was a fair result for two great FJSC teams.


FJSC Under 10 Red were at home to Town Green on a sunny autumn morning at Deansgate Lane.   After an even start to the match Town Green broke the deadlock midway through the first half and went further ahead by the interval.  The Reds came more into the match in the second half. Tommy Collins working tirelessly up front and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.  Town Green added another couple of goals before the final whistle but there were encouraging individual performances from the Reds to take forward.  Mason Todd, James Hannan and Tom Murphy gave gritty displays in defence and goalkeeper Brett McKeown made some good saves.  In midfield Campbell Woodcock, Joel Wright, Isaac Pepper and Oliver Crouch all worked hard.  Man of the match was Tommy Collins.


FJSC Under 9 White Saturday team showed real character against quality opponents SilcoxVilla to come out on top in a close match. After going a goal down against the run of play FJSC didn’t stop playing their own game and quickly got back level after great forward play from Henry Williamson created a chance for James Smith to convert. FJSC then scored again with a flowing team move from defenceinto attack.  This time roles were reversed when Henry Williamson got on the end of aJames Smith through ball and finished with aplomb. With the Whites now on top anothergoal was added before half time. FJSC added a fourth goal in the second half after tenacious work from Isaac Ade opened up an opportunity for James Smith to put one in the top corner. Thanks to goalkeeper FinleyCregeen the scoreline remained the samewhen he made two unbelievable saves keeping FJSC with a three-goal goal cushion for the remainder of the match.


FJSC Under 9 Whites Sunday team put in a dominant performance against Southport FC Yellows in a Craven Minor League fixture. The immaculate football pitch allowed FJSCWhites to play some precise pass and movefootball.  Chances were created with James Smith, Henry Williamson and Seb Hodgson all scoring hat tricks.  Theo White also added two goals.

FJSC Under 9 Blacks carried on their fine form against Redgate Rovers Blacks. Ethan Catleugh worked hard up front to score the first goal of the game with an assist from Idris Jones. This was quickly followed by another assist from Idris to Ethan for the second goal.  FJSC Black had many shots on goal with some excellent saves being made by the Redgate keeper.  Jack Hansen was next on the score sheet with a brilliant goal in the bottom corner. Joseph Kerrigan created the assist with a long ball passed up from the Redgate end. Jack Hansen then scored his second goal of the match with an assist from Ashley Jones finishing off another great game for the FJSC Blacks. It was again a strong week for the defence and Olly Stinson stepped into goal making some great saves and making sure all players were covered with brilliant communication. Ethan Catleugh’s top striking won him a much deserved man of the match. Every one of the boys worked together, with excellent displays of skill, strength and determination.


FJSC Under 9 Reds played Southport FCGold. FJSC started well but Southport were a strong well organised team. FJSC conceded an unlucky goal mid-way through the first half which dampened their resolve and FJSC found it difficult to gain back any momentum. There were some good positive performances and Adam Tyler-Holland was unlucky not to score with a great header from a corner.  A solid defensive performance from Oliver Sinnott earned him the man of the match accolade.


FJSC Under 8 White were at home againstSouthport Trinity White.   The game started at a fast pace with a quick breakaway goalscored by Charlie Ormesher from a rebound after an initial shot was saved.   FJSCmanaged to pull away with a comfortable lead in the first half leaving Southport with a lot of work to do in the second half. Charlie Ormesher was on top form and scored four times.


The boys carried on pushing forward to add to the goal tally in the second half and from awell worked corner, Harry Hughes scoredearly on. Southport never gave up as this was a real game of two halves with FJSC relaxingand allowing Southport to score a couple of quickfire goals. Getting themselves back into the game Southport closed the gap in the scoreline further which made for an exciting finish. Charlie Vernon then scored with a brilliantly taken shot after breaking through the defence to keep his team ahead.   The man of the match went to Elliott Dyment.


FJSC U8 Black were at home to Burscough Dynamo Yellow. Burscough started the game very well scoring three times in the first ten minutes. FJSC regrouped and fought back scoring two goals before half time. As the second half got underway the two sides were playing some brilliant football but Burscough took the lead. FJSC pushed for an equaliser until the last second but were kept out by  Burscough’s goalkeeper who made some brilliant saves. Alfie Alston and Alfie Madigan were the scorers for the Blacks. Eoin Follett was player of the match for his efforts in goal and outfield.


FJSC Under 6 Whites played against a very good Kirkby Sonic team in the Sefton Development League.  The highlight of the match for the Whites was a super goal fromFJSC’s man of the match Leo Rogers. The referee’s man of the match was Noah Ignatowicz.


FJSC Under 6 Blacks who are also in Sefton Development League action against ESC Blue.  The boys played very well against another very strong team. The team which has only ever played six matches continues to improve with each outing.  Special mention to Thomas Mitchell for never giving up trying and scoring five goals.   Thomas Mitchell and Tayo Popoola shared the man of the match award.  




After seven Saturday morning Inter Club sessions all the very enthusiastic young footballers have made much progress in the coaching sessions and in the standard of the matches played.   All the new members have done extremely well and there has been a very friendly atmosphere each Saturday.   New members are very welcome to come along to see if they like it.


There were lots of goals scored on Saturday.  The following boys were amongst the goals – Dylan Woods, George Guy, Archie Jones, Noah Ignatowicz, Ben Donnelly,  Charlie Ormesher, Isaac Ignatowicz, Peter McCormack, William Gledhill, Zidane Reeves-Gendia, Tommy Collins, Evan Meehan, Lucas Lewis, Luke Greenbank, George Kallianiotis, Zac Hooson-Jones, Ben Harris, Harry McCluskie, Luca Mihai, Dylan Hyslop, William Madutlela, Joby Varey, George Rowan,  Noah Ratnasingham, Ethan Donegan, Ethan Hicks, Ethan Murphy, Josh Kearney, Herb Murphy and Ezra Sutton.




There will be no Inter Club football next Saturday 21st October due to the start of the half term holiday.  Inter Club will be back again the following Saturday.





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