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Congratulations to Formby Junior Sports Club’s Under 10 Reds who won their first league match of the season on Sunday


Congratulations to Formby Junior Sports Club’s Under 10 Reds who won their first league match of the season on Sunday.  It has been a long wait for the team but with sheer perseverance the efforts from all the boys were finally rewarded with a thrilling win.  Also making the headlines were the FJSC Under 10 Whites who became the Hightown League Winter Championship winners with an undefeated record.  All this happened during a weekend when all the FJSC Representative teams and the Inter Club Section footballers played in extremely tough and testing weather conditions.  It was the second best weekend of results this season for the Representative teams with twelve wins and one draw.

 

REPRESENTATIVE TEAM MATCHES

 

FJSC Under 10 Reds played away at Southport and Ainsdale Blues. The hosts started the better of the two teams but the Reds grew into the game and broke the deadlock just before half time after Tommy Collins whipped in a curling corner which was deflected in by a defending player to take a one goal lead.   S. and A. drew level early in the second half before Tommy Collinsregained the lead for FJSC scoring after an assist from Tom Murphy. In a highlyentertaining competitive game the Reds looked like a win was on the cards but S. and A. Blues equalised again with two minutes to go. The Reds kept their heads and James Hannan came off the bench to score the winner from a Tom Murphy corner just before the final whistle.

 

There were lots of positives for the Reds including another fine goalkeeping performance from Brett McKeown and a good defensive display from Oliver Crouch.  Therewere tireless efforts from Campbell Woodcock, Joel Wright, Isaac Pepper and Chase Lowen in the middle of the park which all contributed to a sterling display from the Reds team. Man of the match was Mason Todd with yet another fine performance.   See the photograph above of this very happy team after gaining their first league win of the season.

 

FJSC Under 10 Whites won the Hightown Junior League Winter Championship Division last week and were looking to complete the winter league fixtures with an unbeaten recordby avoiding defeat in their last match against Netherton. Despite a slow start FJSC opened the scoring with a Huey Stevenson headerfrom a Kayden Watters corner.  For the next ten minutes the team were grateful togoalkeeper Edgar Johnson who made threegreat saves to keep FJSC ahead. However just before the break FJSC were outdone with a long ball and Netherton equalised.

 

Shortly into the second half Netherton went 2-1 ahead. After this Formby dominated. Zak Cooper and Zac McHugh both came close and Joshua Halpin and Kayden Watters were denied by an in form Netherton goalkeeper. With ten minutes to go Josh Halpin found Thomas Crutchley who, from outside the box, nestled the ball in to the bottom corner of the Netherton net.   FJSC came close to finding the winner but the score remained 2-2.   Everyone reflected on a great game of football and FJSC Whites completed their Winter League programme undefeated and very worthy champions. 

 

FJSC  Under 11 Blacks went into this must win game against Ormskirk to keep their hopes of winning the Hightown Winter Premier League.

Unfortunately, after ten minutes found themselves quickly 2 nil down. The first Ormskirk goal was scored after a long punt up field caught the FJSC flat footed which left the Ormskirk striker one on one with Oscar Phillips the FJSC keeper.  Soon afterwards Ormskirk went 2-0 up after too much time was afforded on the edge of the FJSC area with Ormskirk capitalising by curling the shot into the top corner.

 

Suddenly it was all to do.  FJSC kicked into life and before half time Charlie Richardson performed a great bit of skill to work his way into the Ormskirk area where his cross was put into their own net by an Ormskirk defender. At half time and 2-1 down, FJSC where still in the game and were now beginning to dominateplay.

 

The second half kicked off the same as the last twenty minutes of the first half with the Ormskirk keeper and the post keeping it at 2-1. Charlie Richardson then found the back of the net after passing the ball into the low corner from the edge of the area to make it 2-2 with ten minutes to go.  FJSC knowing that they had to win the game  pushed more players forward to try and find the winner but with seconds ticking Ormskirk counter attacked and made it 3-2 all but ending FJSC’s chances of winning the title. MOTM was Charlie Richardson for his never give up attitude in front of goal. It was a great effort by the team.

 

FJSC Under 11 Blacks Sunday team started their Craven Minor League game with Crosby Stuart slowly after feeling the after effects of a tough game the previous day. However the return of Leo Fagan after injury and marshalling the defence made a huge difference. Half way through the first half Ellis Coyne and Ben Webster started to gain control in midfield and a great through ball to Charlie Richardson saw him finish well with a strong strike to make it 1-0. From that point onwards FJSC gained their confidence and style back and where it not for a first half MOTM performance from the Crosby Stuartgoalkeeper the score could have been higher. However just before half time, Caden Walker danced in from the right wing and finished with his usual calmness to double the lead.

 

With Charlie Burton marshalling the defence at the back for FJSC after Leo had picked up aknock, the team pushed on and soon afterwards Caden Walker made it 3-0 with another good finish. Alfie Forsyth and Alex Barr battling away then won the ball back in the FJSC half and set up a good counter attack where Louis O’Connor played a great through ball for Charlie Richardson to make it 4 nil. Crosby Stuart then found a one on one situation to make it 4-1 and give some hope of a comeback but Ellis Coyne soon extinguished any chances with a trademark bullet header for FJSC’s fifth goal. Crosby Stuart then scored from a corner after FJSC failed to clear to make it 5-2. Finally, after a Crosby own goal and a great strike from Finley Scott the final whistle was blown to make it 7-2.  The boys now look forward to next weekend with a place in the cup final all to play for. Charlie Burton was man of the match for his complete football lesson in how to position yourself as a defender.

 

FJSC Under 14 Blacks played Maghull FC and produced a below par performance conceding two goals in each half and lost 4 nil.  The Under 14’s were unlucky not to have got themselves on the scoresheet with three goals ruled offside during the match.

 

FJSC Under 11 Whites were involved in a very exciting and closely contested match with Southport and Ainsdale Whites.  FJSC took the lead half way through the first half with a spectacular overhead kick from MOTM Jack Richards. S&A were the stronger team with the wind in the first half and equalised just before half time.  The game went back and forth in the second half with FJSC adding twomore excellent goals from Jacob Davies and Lewis Cregeen but lost out by one to S. and A.

 

FJSC Under 10 Whites produced a great performance on Sunday against Southport FC. After going behind, Zac McHugh, Jemmy Byrne and Josh Halpin all scored to go 3-1 up.  Southport scored a late second goal to get nerves jangling but FJSC held on for a well-deserved win.

 

FJSC U10s Blacks played against newly formed Formby Wanderers. The Blacks went into half time with a 5 nil lead after some great teamwork from defence to attack.   Two well taken goals came from Albie Grahamincluding one from outside the box. Rory Rankine, Jacob Holton and Oliver Hall-Gleeson scoring with a cheeky back heel were also on target with one goal each.  There were assists for Huey Stevenson, Jacob Holton, Albie Graham and Max Fairhurst from a pin point throw-in.

 

Changes were made at half time and the Blacks largely dominated the second half and had it not been for an outstanding performance from the Formby Wanderers keeper the Blacks would have added to their lead.  George Croughan battled hard in midfield and HarleyEvans, Ryan Lamb, Finn McDerby, MaxFairhurst and Rory Rankine were solid at the back all game. Sam Halliwell had a strong performance in goal and kept a clean sheet. The MOTM award was shared by AlbieGraham, Huey Stevenson and Sam Halliwell.

 

FJSC Under 9 Whites showed resolve and a determined attitude to come out on top against a very good JN Sports. Both teams threatened early on but it was JN Sports who went ahead capitalising on slack defending from theWhites. From the first whistle of the second half FJSC raised their game and were soonlevel after man of the match Henry Williamson got on the end of a wonderful through ball and beat two defenders and coolly finished past the onrushing goalkeeper. It didn’t take much longer for the FJSC boys to take the lead when Henry Williamson stepped up to slot home a penalty. Some heroic defending from all the team kept the lead and it took a wonder save from Finn Cregeen in the dying minutes to take the victory. Ending the Winter Premier Divisionwith a win will give the boys confidence for the upcoming Spring League.

 

FJSC Under 9 Whites played FJSC Under 9 Blacks.   The Whites came out on top with goals from Henry Williamson, Theo White, Jack Haggart, James Smith and Isaac Ade.

 

FJSC Under 9 Reds were away at Southport FC Reds.  The Reds took an early lead from an own goal.  Seb Houghton, Kian Turley and Owen Edney dominated the midfield.   A goal each from Seb Houghton, Rafi Omar and Josh Robinson gave the Reds a comfortable lead at the interval.   The Reds kept up the high tempo after half time and added to their goal tally with two strikes from Isaac Ignatowicz, one from Adam Tyler-Holland and also a second goal of the match from Josh Robinson.

 

Luke Madutlela had another very confident match in goal and with defenders Archie Taylor and Oliver Sinnott in great form as wellno goals were conceded.  Every member of the squad played brilliantly and the MOTM award went to the whole team.

FJSC Under 8 Whites were at home againstopponents Burscough Dynamo Green, a team they have previously always lost to. Burscough scored first but early in the second half Joshua Gillespie burst down the wingtaking a couple of the Burscough team with him, before slipping a well worked pass into the feet of Elliot Dyment.  Elliott calmly set himself up to score his first ever goal for FJSC.  The celebration said it all. Burscoughcame back quickly and scored to take the lead again. Charlie Ormesher then went on an amazing dribble which allowed him the space to slot the over the top of the Burscough goalkeeper for a wonderful  second equaliser.  In a highly end to end match FJSC managed to pass the ball out from the back onto Charlie Ormesher who slipped inside to score the winning goal of this thrilling finale.

 

All of the boys deserved the man of the matchaward but this time had to be handed out on a split decision to Elliott Dyment on his first goal of the season and also to Charles Fazakerley for his amazing performance in goal.

 

FJSC Black Under 8 Blacks were at home to Southport Trinity Reds and were looking tobounce back after a narrow defeat the previous week.  The game started very lively with both teams attacking.  FJSC set the pace with the boys keeping their positions very well.   It wasn’t long before FJSC broke the deadlock with a fine top corner finish by Jack Brown.  Southport equalised within a few minutes but FJSC took the lead again with some hard work in midfield.   Eoin Follett played through toAlfie Madigan who slotted home to go ahead again.  Otto Johnson in defence had a brilliant game as did goalkeeper Jarvis Evans who made some fine saves.  Alfie Alston was in fine form working hard on the left of midfield and was rewarded with a goal.  In the final few minutes FJSC took the lead once again to very narrowly win by one goal in an eleven goal thriller.  It was a well-deserved win against very strong opposition.  Eoin Follett and Jarvis Evans were joint Players of the Match.

 

FJSC Under 6 Whites were in action against Clay Brow Boca in the Sefton Development League. The match was very close, and after two thirds the score was tied at 3-3 going into the last fifteen minutes. FJSC successfully pushed forward for the win and scored three more goals.

 

Sonny Clarke, the rock at the back, madesome crucial tackles then finding  passes for the team to attack. Cormac Nice didn’t stop running and was unlucky not to score but had plenty of assists. Arthur Higgins was good in goal and defence, scored one goal and wasalso unlucky not to add more goals. NoahIgnatowicz scored two vital late goals. LeoRogers who was MOTM played up and downthroughout and scored three goals.

 

FJSC Under 6 Blacks played Crosby Youthand from the first whistle played extremely well.  There were some very well-taken goals from the team and a great debut from JoshuaWright. Ollie Jones scored the pick of the goals after some brilliant work from TheoThomas. Thomas Mitchell again showed his determination and quality in front of goal with another captain’s display.

 

Dylan Woods, Max Healey and Teddy Marronall working brilliantly with their pressing andnever giving up on anything.  MOTM was Ollie Jones who was a machine with his work ethic and could have easily scored more goals if it was not for the opposition goalkeeper whopulled off some great saves.

 

INTER CLUB SECTION

 

The Year Six/Seven age group completed their four week mini tournament with two finals which were exciting and nail biting with great skills in defence, midfield and attack.   There was also some exceptional goalkeeping.

 

The First/Second Place Final went to extra time with the Jaguars(Greens) winning 3-2 against the Lions (Royal Blues).  In the 3rd/4thPlace Final Wolves (Sky Blues) won 4-3 against Tigers (Yellows) in another great match which illustrates the improvement all the boys have made this season.  

 

Medals were awarded to the victorious Jaguars and there were also four individual trophies awarded as well.

 

Top Scorer – Ben Harris

Best Defender -  Franek Banas

Best Goalkeeper – Brett McKeown

Most Improved Player – Zac Hooson-Jones

 

Another competition will be held later in the season for the 6/7 Year group who are the bestInter Club attenders so far this season.

 

Inter Club goalscorers last Saturday were – Ben Donnelly, Noah Ignatowicz, Arthur Higgins, Theo Thomas, Luca Sheehan-Selby, Leo I’Anson, Finn McDerby, Noah Bate, Grayson Fox, Evan Meehan, Luke Greenbank, Zac Hooson-Jones, Evan McKeown, Sylvan O’Hara, Harry Ball, Ethan Murphy, Noah Ratnasingham, Alfie Harcombe and Ethan Donegan.

 

 

INTER CLUB ARRANGEMENTS

 

At Deansgate Lane Playing Fields on Saturday 27th January 2024 on the pitches nearest to the FJSC Clubhouse.

TIMES

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

NEW MEMBERS IN ALL AGE GROUPS ARE VERY WELCOME.

For more information contact Frank Rourke at stellathecat4@gmail.com 

INTER CLUB NEWS

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.

OTHER INTER CLUB NEWS

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.

REPRESENTATIVE TEAM NEWS

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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