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Another great weekend of football with Formby Junior Sports Club- Franks Report here…

FJSC Under 7 Whites played in the Craven Minor League Under 7 Tournament held at Edge Hill University last Sunday. FJSC were in a group of four with Redgate Rovers Green, Churchtown Athletic and Crosby Stuart. The young FJSC team surpassed all expectation.

The first match was against Redgate RoversGreen. Two weeks ago the Whites lost to the same team. With heads held high FJSCattacked from the start and grew in confidencegoing from strength to strength. FJSCmanaged to gain a narrow lead with end to end action in the first half. All of the boys kept to their positions and went on to win 7-3.

The second game was against Churchtown Athletic. The team was changed slightly to give the boys from the first match a rest. FJSC took an early lead and kept Churchtown at bay. A slight dip in concentration allowedChurchtown to get back into the game and take a 2-1 lead by half time. Unfortunately FJSC were unable to gain any advantage in the second half although chances were created. The Churchtown goalkeeper made some crucial saves . The game finished 5-3 to Churchtown. This meant only a win in the final group game against a strong Crosby Stuart team would guarantee that FJSC would go through to the finals.

FJSC started well and kept their composure on the task ahead of them and stunned Crosby into making a couple of mistakes allowing FJSC to capitalise and score first again. But this wasn't for long as Crosby managed to break away and scored the equaliser. FJSC then went ahead again just before half time scoring with a long range shot. The FJSC boysnow playing their best football of the season scored two quick-fire goals. In the last couple of minutes of the game FJSC scored again to record a 5-1 win to take the team into the finals later in the season.

All the boys played amazingly well throughout the competition and all deserved the man of the match award. See the squad photograph above.

On Sunday FJSC Under 13 Blacks were in action against Southport FC. The boys played some lovely football and by half time led 4 nil. FJSC maintained their first class performance adding five second half goals. Man of the match was Dominic Maxwell who scored five times. Isaac Loxham-Keenan added a fine hat trick and Charlie Garvey and Freddie Garvey completed the scoring with one goal each. FJSC remain in second place in the Craven Minor League.

FJSC Under 13’s Saturday team were reduced to nine players due to illness for the encounter with Town Green Sparta in the Hightown League fixture. All boys made a great effort but tired in the latter stages and lost 3 nil. The man of the match award went to the whole team for a very good effort.

FJSC Under 12 Blacks played against Ormskirk West End. It was the away team who started the better as Ormskirk took an early lead, before scoring two more in quick succession. FJSC pulled one back as Ollie Dean took a free kick which was well saved, but Ethan Richmond was on hand to follow up and score from close range. The Blacks came close to adding a second when Patrick Fleming broke clear down the left wing and crossed the ball which just evaded the outstretched leg of Josh Kearney as he ran it at the far post, but the first half finished with Ormskirk holding a 3-1 lead.

The second half was a lot tighter, but FJSC continued to create chances, with one notable one started by Sam Uttley as he first won a tackle in his own half, before threading a fine ball forward to Ethan Richmond who ran through on goal, before being thwarted by a last gasp challenge. On the opposite wing, Charlie Knowles played a one two with both Luke Patel and Aaron Pickard, who saw a long-range shot go just wide. Against the run of play and as FJSC pushed forward looking for a goal, Ormskirk broke away and scored another as the game finished 4-1.

Man of the Match was awarded to Ollie Dean for his performance in midfield strong and determined performance in midfield.

Fresh from picking up the first point of the season last week FJSC Under 11 Whites were in confident mood for their match against Redgate Rovers Yellow despite having an unusually small squad of only ten players for their nine aside match. FJSC started very brightly and could have been two or three goals up by the time Ben Harris scored. Redgate grew into the game as the half went on and grabbed an equaliser shortly before the interval. After a much-needed break at half time FJSC started the second half well andBen Harris scored again, finishing well from a nicely placed through ball. In the last four consecutive halves the Under 11 team have scored first and been in the lead – a crystal clear sign of the progress the team is making as individuals and as a group. There were opportunities for FJSC to extend the lead with a handful of opportunities. Redgate’s strengthbegan to show through as the second half wore on and scored three times. Harry Ball made some excellent saves in goal for FJSC. It was another fantastic performance and effort from the Under 11’s.

FJSC Under 10 Whites played a very good Churchtown Jaguars team. Both teams started brightly with the two midfields cancelling each other out. Churchtown grew stronger as the half developed and scored twice before half time. FJSC never really got going in the second half and Churchtown ran out comfortable winners. There were some creditable performances in defeat from Nate Daniels and Jack Richards who was making his debut for the team. However the man of the match award went to the hard-working Albie Salters.

FJSC Under 9 Whites faced table toppers JNGold in the Hightown League who had won all their matches to date. It looked like it could be a long morning when JN went 1 nil up inside sixty seconds. After a slow start it was left to FJSC’s Harrison Hughes to keep the deficit just at one with a string of excellent saves. However as the game went on FJSCbegan to find their way and found themselvesleading by two goals at half time courtesy of Diego Funes-Cervera and Clayton Gilbertsonwith a rocket shot. FJSC were unlucky not to be further in front with Thomas Crutchley and Josh Halpin seeing efforts thwarted.

At the start of the second half JNdemonstrated their talent and had large amounts of possession. Jaiden Crosby and man of the match Isaac Rimmer were in fine form not allowing the opposition any time to settle. Harrison Hughes again made someexcellent saves when needed. With tenminutes to go the scores were level at 3-3. FJSC regained the lead before being pegged back again. Both teams were seeking victoryin the last five minutes. In a thrilling finish to this nerve tingling match FJSC started to move the ball beautifully and a great pass found Diego Funes-Cervera, who beat his marker and then, noticing the keeper out of position scored from range for the winning goal. FJSC Under 9 Whites are now in mid table of the Premier League. It was a superbteam performance and the parents and coaching staff were extremely proud of the boys.

FJSC under 9 Blacks had a great result against Southport Hesketh. George Croughan opened the scoring with a shot from the half way line. Two goals were then scored by Rory Rankine after two assists from George Croughan. Huey Stevenson and Oliver Hall-Gleeson also scored one goal each with Joseph Kenyon adding to the tally with two late goals. Southport Hesketh also scored two goals in quick succession in the second half goal feast.

FJSC Under 9 Reds hosted Southport Athletic JFC on a cold fresh morning at Deansgate Lane. A slow start was made by the Reds andthey very quickly conceded three goals. Joel Craven made a series of well-timed challenges that kept FJSC Reds in the game.

The second half was a complete turnaround with the Reds looking threatening. A well timed through ball from Campbell Woodcock was confidently netted by Tommy Collins. There were positive runs from Joel Wright who provided the assist for the second goal which was again well taken by Tommy Collins who took it around the Southport keeper. Southport scored a fourth following a goal-line scramble. Despite the result the Reds produced a solid team performance with all players putting in a one hundred per cent effort. The coaches Man of the match award went to Joel Craven for a solid centre back performance.


The twelfth Inter Club session of the season went very well. Despite the chilly winter conditions and Christmas not far away the attendance was once again extremely good.

There were some very exciting matches played after the lively and fun filled coaching sessions. The match of the day was undoubtedly the Year 5/6 match between the Blues and the Reds. The Blues led 5-1 at half time with Lucas Lewis scoring a hat trick and Archie Weir also scoring twice. The Reds made an exciting comeback and with just five minutes remaining the score was 5-5. In a grandstand finish the Blues kept up the pressure and made sure of victory scoring two very late goals. Scoring for the Reds wereNoah Bate, Joby Varey, Harry Ball and Ben Harris.

In the other matches played amongst the scorers were Theo Kelly, Jimmy Abols, Max Healey, Archie Parrish, Georgie Williamson, Charlie Ormesher, Walter Ramsdale, Jack Haggart, Ethan Catleugh, Tom Gledhill, Max Seiffert, Harry Hughes, Logan Haggart, Henry Cowpland, Ethan Donegan, Josh Kearney, Henry Renton and Evan Hughes.

Another highlight of the morning’s football was a very good penalty save from James Smith in the Year 3/4 competition.


The next session is on Saturday 10th December at Deansgate Lane Playing Fields.


Goalkeeper Coaching is from 9.00am - 9.30am.

Any budding young goalkeeper is welcome to come along and join in.

Years 5/6. 9.30 am - 10.45 am

Years 7/8. 9.45 am - 11.00 am

Four year olds 10.45 am - 11.45am

Years 1/2. 10.45 am -11.45 am

Years 3/4 . 11.15 am - 12.15pm

Each session has coaching and a friendly match as well.



Inter Club Parents are reminded that in the event of bad weather and the football has to be cancelled any Saturday to please check early Saturday morning on the news section of the FJSC website, Twitter, Facebook or by telephoning 01704 873238.

Inter Club footballers are reminded to wrap up warm now the weather is getting more wintry.

The last Inter Club session before Christmas will be on Saturday 17th December.



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