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Congratulations to Formby Junior SC Under 10 Reds squad for winning their first match of the season

Congratulations to the Formby Junior Sports Club’s Under 10 Reds squad for winning their first match of the season.  The boys have kept together and have at last seen their team spirit and continued determined efforts bring about a much deserved victory. This means that now all twenty FJSC Representative teams have now won matches this season. It was also a double success weekend for FJSC’s two Under 8 teams. On the Inter Club front after a two week enforced break due to unplayable pitch conditions the Inter Club Section once again enjoyed their matches and coaching sessions on a very cold Saturday morning.  




FJSC Under 10 Red hosted Southport Hesketh Blues in a Under 10 Shield cup tie at Deansgate. In a competitive first half the Reds took the lead when Isaac Pepper scored his first ever goal slotting coolly home when the ball broke to him in the opposition’s penalty box.  FJSC held the lead until Hesketh Blues drew level just before half time.


The Reds came out strongly in the second half and Tommy Collins restored the Reds lead with a well taken goal. Joel Wright made it 3-1 with a fine near post shot which squeezed between the keeper and the post. Tommy Collins then scored again to seal the 4-1 win and secure FJSC Under 10 Reds a place in the next round. It was the Reds best performance of the season.   Other highlights included Mason Todd’s attacking wing back play, a solid display from James Hannan in defence, another good outing in midfield for Campbell Woodcock along with Tom Murphy in a central defensive midfield role with Oliver Crouchalso performing well in defence.


Man of the Match was the Reds keeper Brett McKeown for an overall solid performance which included a spectacular save to deny a superb long range effort.  See the photograph above of some members of the FJSC Under 10 Reds squad.


FJSC Under 8 Whites played away at Southport Trinity Black.   From the kick off FJSC pressed andwere soon rewarded with a well worked team goal. Charlie Ormesher quickly extended the Whites lead with an assist from Oliver Parrish. Southport Trinity started slowly and had a few chances themselves butwith no luck until a mix up in FJSC’s defence allowed them to open their scoring account.

With the game going from end to end FJSC had to work hard to go further ahead when the ball bounced across to Harry Hughes who managed to compose himself and hit a shot into the back of the net. Goalkeeper Charles Fazakerley kept Southport at bay for as long as he could with some good saves andquick passing. Trinity managed to confuse the FJSC defence and hit back with a goal.  The first half ended5-2 in favour of FJSC .


After the break FJSC carried on from where they left off and forced Southport Trinity into errors.   Oliver Parrish managed to get himself onto the scoresheet with a great pass from Austin Faraday.  Joshua Gillespie gave his all in defence, while Elliott Dyment was so close to scoring his first goal for FJSC with a couple of great breakaways.  Charlie Vernon gave an amazing display which earned him the man of the match.


FJSC Under 8 Blacks were away at Southport Athletic Blacks. FJSC got off to a fantastic start with two early goals from Eoin Follett and Alfie Madigan.  Southport Athletic fought their way back into the game and levelled the score going into half time.


FJSC regrouped at half time and started the second-half brilliantly with further goals from Jack Brown, Alfie Madigan and Alfie Alston. All the boys worked really well as a team and the boys deservedly won the game. The development of the FJSC Under 8 Blacksis really showing and they are becoming a tough team to play against. Alfie Madigan was player of the match.


FJSC Under 7 Whites produced another brilliant performance this time against Churchtown Athleticand extended their unbeaten run to three games and a second clean sheet of the season.  Thomas North continued his excellent form in goal with a number of great saves including a strong diving save from a brilliant free kick by Churchtown.  Franklin Chignell was back on the scoresheet again with another brace and Luke Clarke also scored a wonderful individual goal on his birthday.  Lucas Byrne and Ben Donnellydefended brilliantly with a number of important tackles with Archie Jones running well in midfield.  Logan Haggart continued his great form in midfield with a goal line clearance and who was also brilliant in possession.  


FJSC U9 Black had a tough cup game against Southport & Ainsdale Red.  The boys fought hard in an end to end game.  It was 1-1 at half time afterJackson Ebo had scored a fantastic goal from distance.  Max Byford made some outstanding saves for FJSC and both teams had plenty of chances.  FJSC lost Joseph Kerrigan to injury and missed his presence and tackling in midfield.  S & A were stronger in the second half and went on to win the game 4-1.  FJSC Blacks never gave up and kept going until the end and player of the match went to goalkeeper Max Byford who was excellent.


FJSC Under 9 Reds were in action against Southport Trinity Blacks. FJSC started the game well and pressured Southport from the kick off.  FJSC had numerous chances to take the lead and it came midway through the first half when Josh Robinson made some great tackles to collect the ball just outside Southport penalty area. Josh did well to make space and hit a superb shot which rocketed into the Southport net to give FJSC a well-deserved lead. Southport Trinity bounced back well and it only took them five minutes to find the equaliser to end the half on level terms.

FJSC started the second half well and the high tempo soon paid off when Adam Tyler-Holland was brought down in the box. Adam kept his nerve and put FJSC back into the lead with a great penalty. Once again Southport pressed for an equaliser. A long range free kick unfortunately hit a defender’s arm which resulted in Southport being awarded a penalty which Luke Madutlela was unlucky not to save. It was end to end,in an evenly fought contest until the last ten minutes when Southport scored two more goals to win the match. The stand out performance of the day with his great tackling passing and super goal was Josh Robinson earning him the Man of the Match Award.


FJSC Under 11 Blacks continued their Premier League fixtures in the Hightown League with Hillside Athletic this week’s opponents. The match started at a frantic pace in which FJSC struggled to contain Hillside’s pace up front and they had to rely on Oscar Philips making two great saves to keep the game goalless.  FJSC went 1-0 up after quick thinking from Ellis Coyne taking a free kick which put Charlie Richardson through on goal who finished exquisitely with a chip over the keeper. The lead was short lived however, and Hillside took advantage of some mistakes and went in at half time with the lead at 3-1.  


FJSC came out in the second half like the FJSC we know.  They dominated from start to finish and although Finley Scott scored to bring the scores 3-2, they just couldn’t find the equaliser, even with the domination.  Hillside managed to find a break near the end of the game and took their chance to finish the game 4-2.  The score didn’t do justice to the effort of each and every player in the second half. It was only the team’s first defeat of the season.   Ben Webster who marshalled the midfield throughout was man of the match.


FJSC Under 11 Whites started slowly against a very good Greenloons team and never got into the game. Greenloons took their goal scoring opportunities very well.  There was consolation goal from Albie Salters and good performances from Noah Lace and Man of the Match Jack Richards.


FJSC Under 12 Whites were out to show their development from the 8-1 defeat in the season openeragainst Southport Athletic Blacks and fought really hard to make it a great match. Harry Ball was confident in goal coming out well and with safe hands when it came through to him. Athletic took the lead from a good free kick that squeezed just under the crossbar but otherwise the defence held really solid. Dylan Hyslop was a rock and gave their tricky winger no room at all. George Rowan and Joby Varey had more space on their side but also did a great job of chasing back. Ben Harris and Sylvan O’Hara covered the middle and looked really strong. Sylvan stepped forward into midfield to win the ball and play a lovely pass to Lucas Lewis who had a couple of touches before a beautiful right foot finish into the corner made it 1-1. A bit of a sucker punch saw Athletic catch FJSC on the break just before half time to make it 2-1.


The second half continued as a close-fought game. William Madutlela worked hard on and off the ball in midfield with the help of team mates. As the game went on, FJSC started pushing a little higher trying to get the equaliser but got caught again to make it 3-1for Southport Athletic .  FJSC nearly reduced the deficit with one of  their chances but pushed a strong team very close and showed that the development is clear for everyone to see.


FJSC Under 13 Blacks travelled to Childwall on Sunday morning to play in the latest round of theLiverpool FA County Cup, having been given a tough away draw against L4 JFC. FJSC started the game in a compact shape and defended well as L4 had most of the early possession. The tactics paid off initially as Ethan Murphy pounced on a loose pass, beat the last defender, and cleverly chipped the goalkeeper from outside the box to give FJSC a 1-0 lead. Two quick goals from L4 turned the tie on its head though and put FJSC on the back foot. L4 then added a third goalwith a long-range effort and went in at half time with a 3-1 lead.


The second half saw FJSC dig in deep against an excellent side with goalkeeper Riley Higgs pulling off some very good saves, and Evan Hughes and Ethan Tucker being tested at the back, but they were unable to create many clear cut chances going forward, with the best opportunities coming from set pieces as both Ollie Dean and Patrick Fleming had free kicks well saved, while Josh Kearney caused some problems for the opposition with his direct runs on the left wing.  However, it was L4 who scored more goals as the half progressed and they finished the game strongly winning the match overall 8-1. Man of the match was awarded to Ethan Murphy who worked hard both offensively and defensively throughout the game and scored with a very well taken goal.


FJSC Under 14 Saturday team played league leaders Walton Vale.  The Under 14’s started very brightly creating some good chances only for a couple of defensive mistakes to change the game.  Walton Vale took full advantage and lead 3 nil at half time.  FJSC played much better in the second half but could not score.  No further goals were scored.   Luca Massey worked tirelessly throughout the game and was the team’s man of the match.


FJSC Under 14’s did much better on Sunday winning their Skelmersdale Junior League fixture 5 nil against Mariners.  Archie Ogden scored twice in the first ten minutes.  Charlie Garvey made it 3 nil with a well struck free kick.  Man of the match Archie Ogden then scored two more goals with assists from BeratUlusoy and then Alfie Holden.  It was a very good team performance particularly as the Under 14’s had no substitutes to use.


The Year Six/Seven Inter Club Competition continued with the Round 2  matches with wins for Jaguars and Wolves.  The league positions are Jaguars 6pts.,  Wolves 5 pts., Lions 3pts. and Tigers 2 pts.

Last Saturday’s scorers in the Inter Club matches were – Archie Parrish, Noah Ignatowicz, Thomas Babun, Isaac Murphy, Maxwell Rathbone, Joshua Gillespie, William Gledhill, Charles Fazakerley, Chase Lowen, Tommy Collins, Ben Harris, Harry McCluskie, Seth McNamara, Evan Meehan, Lucas Lewis, Evan McKeown, Noah Bate, Zak Hooson-Jones, Dennis Kallianotis, Ezra Sutton and Aaron Pickard.

There were some excellent matches and it was very noticeable how all the goalkeepers have improved throughout the season.  Many are benefitting from attending the 9 to 9.30am Goalkeepers’ Coaching sessions.

New members continue to join and there is room for many more particularly in the Reception Age group.


At Deansgate Lane Playing Fields on Saturday 2nd December 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 


The Year 6 and Year 7 group will continue with their Inter Club Tournament this Saturday at 9.30 am.

The final Inter Club Saturday before the Christmas holiday will be on 16TH December.  There will be no Inter Club on 23rd and 30th December.  The first Inter Club session of the new year will be on Saturday 6thJanuary 2024.


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