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Congratulations to FJSC U11 Whites for winning their first ever competitive match. Franks report

Congratulations to Formby Junior Sports Club Under 11 Whites for winning their first ever competitive match.  This was the main highlight of a weekend full of excellent results which was by far the best of the season so far.  At Inter Club new recruits arrived to join the very happy Saturday morning group of young footballers.  Boys who have just moved into the Formby area are coming along to the club, have been warmly welcomed and are already making many new friends.




FJSC Under 11 Whites had been without a match for a few weeks.   This had given the coaches Jarlath O’Hara and Clive Lewis the opportunity to work with the squad onboosting fitness and reinforcing some of the core skills which were areas for needed forimprovement. This really showed through on Sunday when the FJSC Under 11 team played away at  Ormskirk West End Blues. It proved to be a great end-to-end match where, for the first time this season, the team grew in confidence as the match went on and finished really strongly.


There were chances at both ends before FJSCtook a 1 nil lead  through a neat finish from Ben Harris. Goalkeeper Harry Ball made some great saves, especially when coming  off his line quickly.  Ormskirk equalised from a penalty and then scored again when the ballrebounded off the bar and was well finished by an Ormskirk player to go 2-1 ahead at half time.


There was a good feeling in the team and the boys seemed to know that they were right inthe game and had what was needed to turn the match around in the second half. And so it proved, although there continued to be some chances at both ends.   The Formby defenceheld firm and proved very hard to break down. FJSC players were rotated a lot in midfield and each one of the lads did a great job as they were asked to. Lucas Lewis and Ralph Rentonworked hard and were a threat right through the match, creating lots of chances. Two more goals from Ben Harris to complete his hat trick and a penalty from Lucas Lewis meantthe second half was won 3-0 and the jubilant FJSC team had won 4-2 overall. It was afantastic effort from the squad who have all been working so hard right through the season and really deserved to pick up their first win. With a little more belief the team can build from this and have a great end to the season. See the photograph above of a very happy FJSC Under 11 squad and their coaches.


FJSC Under 13’s Blacks played a vastly improved Southport and Ainsdale  team in the Craven Minor League.  Archie Ogden gave the Under 13’s a first half lead and a Dominic Maxwell goal after the break saw the Under 13’s win 2 nil and remain in second position in the league.  The man of the match was Freddie Garvey.


FJSC Under 13’s Saturday team were in action against unbeaten leaders Northern Yellows in the Hightown League.   Charlie Garvey gave FJSC the lead with a twenty yard shot.  Northern drew level and added a second goal before the interval.   The Under 13’s battled hard and made it 2-2 when Charlie Taylor scored from the penalty spot for a deserved draw.  Callum Gray was the man of the match.


FJSC Under 12 Blacks got back to winning ways in their match against Southport FC Yellows. The Blacks started strongly and pinned Southport back in their own half, as they pressed at every opportunity, played some excellent football and passed the ball around with some good combinations in midfield. Southport defended well and their goalkeeper made some fine saves to deny chances that fell to Abe Rice and Ethan Richmond. The deserved breakthrough came shortly before half time when Patrick Fleming fired a free kick into the top corner to make it 1-0 at the break.


The Blacks started the second half full of confidence and on the front foot as they drove forward looking to extend their lead, and it was Abe Rice who scored first with a half volley to make it 2nil. The Blacks added a third as Henry Renton broke down the left wing and played a measured pass to Ollie Dean in the centre, who finished calmly to make it 3-0. Josh Kearney then ran on to a long throw in and as he beat the Southport defence he shot low past the advancing goalkeeper to make it 4-0. The final goal of an entertaining game came via Henry Renton who swung in a corner from the right and the goalkeeper was unable to prevent it from going into the net as the game finished 5 nil to FJSC.


There were several stand out performances not least from the defenders who provided the foundation for the team. This week, man of the match was awarded to Evan Hughes for his strong and determined play at the heart of the defence.


FJSC Under 10 White travelled to BankfieldLane to play Southport Hesketh. An even first half saw both teams have chances in an end to end first half which finished all square with FJSC’s Archie Weir scoring.  Formby took control in the second half with Jack Richards, Zac Hooson-Jones and man of the match Oscar Buch-Platt all on the scoresheet with one goal each without reply.


FJSC Under 9 Whites Saturday team played Muniflex in the first cup group match. It was a fantastic match with only only one goal in it, as Muniflex won 3-2, despite FJSC missing several key players. FJSC took the lead whenIsaac Rimmer lobbed the goalkeeper fromtwenty yards following a good save to deny Thomas Crutchley. At the break it was 1-1. Muniflex struckquickly after the break scoring two goals.Formby never gave up and Kayden Watters, man of the match, Jaiden Crosby and Josh Halpin all went close. With time running out Harrison Hughes pulled one back and with almost the last kick of the game, nearlyequalised, but it just went wide of the post


The Saturday FJSC Under 9’s played very well against Ormskirk Roma with Diego Funes -Cervera scoring four times and Clayton Gilbertson also on target with a goal.


On Sunday FJSC Under 9 Whites enjoyed a close match with Southport.  Jemmy Byrne scored twice before Josh Halpin and Clayton Gilbertson added a goal each to stay ahead.  Chris Clarke produced his best performance in his first full season of playing competitive football and was man of the match.


The previous Sunday FJSC Under 9 Whites played Southport Hesketh.  Diego Funes-Cervera scored seven times and Clayton Gilbertson, Hugh Slattery and Chris Clarke also scored two goals each.


FJSC Under 9 Blacks had a very close match away at Southport Athletic Reds.  RomijnLijnders scored from a George Croughancorner.  Man of the match was Henry Moors.


FJSC Under 9 Reds were away at Greenbank playing against Churchtown Athletic on a cold dry morning. The game was a keenly contested affair with end to end action but remained goalless at half time. After the break the game remained a hard fought and competitive event with Churchtown breaking the deadlock to take the lead but the Reds maintained their composure and battled hard to eventually score an equalising goal. The Reds won a free kick on the edge of the penalty area where Campbell Woodcock stepped up to fire a sublime shot into the corner of the net. It was a tireless performance from the Reds particularly as there were no substitutes for this game. The Players’ Man of the Match award went to Campbell Woodcock.


FJSC Under 8 Blacks played at home against Southport Trinity Blues.  This was the third meeting of the season between these two teams. Trinity scored first and it looked as though like the two previous encounters Trinity would go on to win again.  However Isaac Daniels equalised for FJSC with a cracking shot.  No further goals were scored by either team but the result goes to illustrate how quickly the FJSC Under 8  Blacks have improved in only their first season.


FJSC Under 7 played Southport Athletic Blacks.  Austin Faraday gave FJSC the lead with a breakaway goal. There was very little action in the goalmouths with all the battles in the middle of the field. Every time Southport had a little slither of a chance on goal Harry Hughes denied them with outstanding defensive duties getting rid of the danger each time. FJSC managed to score a second goal just before half time which was scored by Jack Brown.


Southport scored an early goal in the second half to narrow the lead. After a nervy few minutes Austin Faraday scored his second goal of the match following up a strong shot from Charlie Vernon.  Jack Brown scored four more goals.  All of the boys played exceptionally well which made it a hard decision for man of the match.   It was awarded to Jack Brown for his outstanding efforts defensively and in attack scoring five goals in a very good team display.




The YEAR 5/6  group enjoyed an exciting mini competition on Saturday.  The Red team won both their matches.


Scoring in the competition were - Zac Hooson-Jones, Lucas Lewis, WilliamMadutlela, Noah Wolfswinkle, Sylvan O’Hara, Archie Weir, Ben Harris, Noah Bate and Joby Varey.


Also scoring in the other age groups were the following – Theo Kelly, Oliver Jones, Archie Parrish, Joshua Gillespie, Harry Hughes, Charlie Ormesher, Max Seiffert,  Walter Ramsdale, James Smith, Romijn Lijnders, Tommy Collins, Rory Rankine, Riley Higgs, Ethan Richmond, Freddie Wilkins and Aaron Pickard.    




The next session is on Saturday 11th Februaryat 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.






Memberships fees for those new members joining now will be-  Reception £5, Year One £15 and Year Two upwards £25.


Parents are reminded that in the event of bad weather any changes of if football is on or off can be found by going to the News Section on the club website, Twitter or Facebook.  Formby Junior Sports Club no longer has an answering phone to call the club on for information about whether matches are on or off.




A new FJSC Under 6 team and a new FJSCUnder 8 team are to be formed in preparation for next season’s Under 7’s and Under 9’s.  Parents are asked to contact Frank Rourke at if their son is interested.


We are also looking for volunteers to look after and manage the two teams.     Matches would be on Sunday mornings. Again if interested please contact Frank for more information. If not already a member of FJSC and your son is interested please come along on Saturday mornings at 10.45am to 11.45am for present Year 1 and from 11.15am to 12.15 pm for present Year 3.


Inter Club will also be on the second half term Saturday 11th February.
















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