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FJSC U11 Blacks extend their winning streak to 15 weeks and other matches proved excellent results

It was the first time for many weeks that all scheduled Formby Junior Sports Club matches were played at the weekend.  FJSC Under 11 Blacks Sunday team extended their winning streak to fifteen matches. There was a double success for the Under 10 Whites and excellent results for the Whites, Blacks and Reds at Under 9 level as well as a good performance by the Under 6 Blacks.




FJSC Under 10 Whites Saturday team played Redgate Rovers in the    Hightown Junior League’s Premier Division.  It was an eight goal thriller. After falling behind FJSC turned on the style with four brilliant goals. The first came from a quick break down the left with Isaac Rimmer and Zac McHugh linking up before Zac Cooper got on to the through ball to equalise.  Shortly after, this time down the right hand side, Josh Halpin with a deft backheel found Kayden Watters who played in Zac Cooper for his second goal.  Kayden Wattersthen made it 3-1 with a scuffed shot before Josh Halpin, coolly, curled one in to the top corner to give FJSC a three goal lead.

Thomas Crutchley made some vital saves in goal, whilst Jaiden Crosby cleared up anything loose.


In the second half Redgate scored two quick goals to get back in the game. However FJSC managed to hold off a collapse, with DiegoFunes-Cervera and Clayton Connollycontrolling midfield. Just when it was neededFJSC’s Clayton Connolly carried the ball past two Redgate players before dispatching a rasping shot from just inside the opposition half which left the goalie with no chance to score the decisive fifth goal. See team photograph above.


FJSC Under 10 Whites Sunday team then made it a double success for the weekend with an impressive performance against stable mates FJSC Blacks.


FJSC Under 9 Reds hosted Southport FC Reds. The match started well for FJSC with the Reds having some early chances. Southport defended well and FJSC fought hard to break them down with some great runsand shots from Isaac Ignatowicz, Rafi Omar and Seb Houghton all narrowly missing. Southport managed to break through on a couple of occasions, but FJSC defended well. Southport’s goalkeeper made some terrific saves to keep out FJSC and the half ended all square at 0-0.

FJSC started the second half much like the first with narrowly missing chances. It looked like it was not going to be FJSC’s day until a brilliant ball from Seb Houghton reached Josh Robinson who rounded the keeper and slotted the ball home to give FJSC a well-deserved lead. FJSC persevered with Josh Robinson dominating the left side. Josh Robinson took the ball out of midfield and crossed to Rafi Omar who turned the ball into Southport’s net for FJSC ‘s second goal. Once again Josh Robinson set off down the left to deliver an almost carbon copy, cross, which again Rafi Omar converted for his second and FJSC’sthird. It was déjà vu as Josh Robinson once again drove down the left and crossed the ball into Southport’s area and who was there, yes Rafi Omar to complete his hat-trick in underfive minutes and make it 4 nil to FJSC.

It was another great team performance from the in-form Under 9 Reds with some great determination and patience. The Man of the Match award was given to Rafi Omar for a great performance and a well-deserved hat-trick.  Josh Robinson also deserves a special mention for three wonderful assists from inch perfect crosses and the opening goal that set the Reds on their way.


FJSC Under 14 Blacks played their first Sunday match for many weeks in Skelmersdale Junior League cup tie against Real Skem.   A Charlie Garvey through ball was met by Archie Ogden who rounded the Real keeper to score with a fine finish.  FJSC went into a two goal lead just before half time when Luca Massey scored with a back postheader from a Freddie Garvey corner.   Unfortunately FJSC could not extend their lead further when still having the wind as an advantage.

Real Skem quickly drew level in the second half with two goals in a five minute spell. The crucial third goal went in favour of Real Skemwhich seemed to deflate FJSC and two late Real Skem goals resulted in a 5-2 defeat for the Under 14’s.   Man of the Match was Freddie Garvey.

FJSC Under 12 Whites gave a brilliant performance against Southport FC and were really unlucky to run out 3-1 losers for the fourth time this season and the third time in four matches. Unbelievably, all four games have followed the same pattern of being 2-1 down chasing an equaliser with a few minutes to go, missing chances to score to take the team level, then getting punished at the other end and losing 3-1.


The performance was built upon a solid defence that kept the score to 0-0 at half time. Harry Ball in goal continued his commanding performances this season sweeping brilliantly throughout. Dylan Hyslop and George Rowanwere solid in defence just like the second half of last season and Ben Harris and SylvanO’Hara were fantastic in marshalling the back line and breaking into midfield. Will Madutlela had one of his strongest performances yet in midfield and created many chances with through balls on the end of a dribble. FJSC rotated throughout the match in wide and forward positions with captain Lucas Lewis, Harry, McCluskie LukeGreenbank, Evan Meehan, Finley Murphy and Joby Varey all working superbly on and off the ball to keep the pressure on Southport and create plenty of space and chances for the team.


Someone had to break the deadlock and that came from a cracking strike from Southport. The second to make it 2 nil was unfortunate but FJSC refused to give up. Building pressure resulted in a corner which Lucas Lewis swung in with his usual quality.  The Southportkeeper did well to get to it but couldn’t get the ball away to safety and Sylvan O’Hara wanted the rebound the most and forced the ball home with a “flying volley.”


FJSC were lifted even more by this and had several near misses and were thwarted bygreat saves from the Southport goalkeeper.  Taking more and more risks as the game neared the final minutes as has happened before the FJSC boys were cruelly punished on the break once again when Southport scored to make it 3-1.  The match finished shortly after before FJSC could reply.


This was one of the best performances the team have put in together and every squad member should be proud of the spirit and quality that they showed.


FJSC Black U11 started the Spring/Summer Hightown League with a full squad against Bootle FC on Saturday. With the wind at near gale force and a very heavy and muddyBuckley Hill pitch to contend with both FJSC and Bootle struggled to play their usual football.


Within the first ten minutes after much pressure, Isaac Jones continued his goal scoring run with a great shot from the right wing to give FJSC the lead. Bootle then kicked into gear and had three extremely good opportunities to equalise in the first half but for some excellent goalkeeping from Oscar Phillips. At half time it was still 1 nil.


The second half was a battle for both sides in the weather conditions and with ten minutes left a shot from the right wing found its way into the top corner for Bootle to make it 1-1. This kicked FJSC back into life and it was all one way traffic. With seconds left FJSC broke into the box and with players all around the area a shot hit the post and the rebound was cleared by Bootle for the full time whistle and a 1-1 draw. Man of the Match was Isaac Jones for his continued running and battling.


FJSC Black U11 Blacks Sunday team wentinto their match with Ormskirk on a fourteen game winning streak. From the kick off Ormskirk pressed and pinned FJSC back into their own half.   FJSC struggled to get a foothold in the game and it took a good break from Charlie Richardson to put FJSC 1-0 up. This settled the team down and from that point FJSC never looked back. A goal from Ellis Coyne and then Finley Scott saw FJSC go in at half time 3-0 up after good wing play from Alfie Forsyth and Finley Scott helped stretch the game and create space in the middle.


The Blacks’ defence was marshalled very wellby Leo Fagan, Alex Barr and Louis O’Connorand chances for Ormskirk in the second half became limited. With Ben Webster and Luke Millington’s endless running and battling FJSC produced a strong second half performance which saw Charlie Richardson add two more goals to his total. Ellis Coyne adding another goal and there was also a great solo goal from Caden Walker.   It was left forMan of the Match Finley Scott to score twomore goals to complete his hat trick to go along with his two earlier assists.


FJSC Under 11 Whites had a closely contested encounter with Churchtown Jaguars.  The Jags roared into a two goal lead before Isaac Jones pulled a goal back for the Whites just before half time.


It was a much improved second half displayfor the Whites and Zac Hooson-Jones soon equalised for FJSC.  In an exciting finish both teams had chances of winning only for the two goalkeepers to make a string of very good saves.  Eventually Churchtown broke the deadlock with a late winning goal.  Matthew Crutchley had an excellent match in midfield and the Man of the Match was Gregory Houghton.


FJSC U10 Reds were away to Southport FC Yellows at a cold and windy Meols Cop High School. The hosts started strongly and took the game to the Reds and it wasn’t long before they took the lead with a couple of goals. Tommy Collins clawed one back for the Reds but then the Reds conceded a penalty on the stroke of half time with Southport increasing their lead with the last kick of the half.


The second half saw an improved performance from the FJSC with Tommy Collins completing his hat-trick but unfortunately it just wasn’t enough for the Reds to take anything from the game. Other highlights for the Reds included a dynamic energetic display from Haden Radcliffe, tireless up front play from Chase Lowen and a battling performance from Joel Weight in midfield along with Mason Todd and Joel Craven in defence. Tommy Collins was the coaches Man of the Match today due to his fine performance and hat trick.


FJSC Whites continued their impressive form against a top-quality team in TQ Santos.  Despite the windy conditions making it tough for both teams the football on display was great to see. FJFC got the first goal through their very own fox in the box Seb Hodgson who went on to score his hat-trick with three superbly taken finishes. The game was end to end with TQ Santos pulling goals back whenever FJSC got their noses in front. A rocket free kick right into the top corner from Jack Haggart looked like the winner until moments later the TQ Santos winger broke down the wing and hit his own rocket into the FJSC top corner. The winner came from a defence splitting though ball from Jack Haggart picking out Seb Hodgson who rounded the keeper and stuck home the winner. All the FJSC boys put in a shift to see the result out with Man of the Match Walter Ramsdale standing strong in defence.


FJSC Under 9 Blacks had a fourth game of the season against Southport Yellow with each game being tight and end to end.  Southport Yellow took an early lead but FJSC Blacks came from behind a few times in the match and were very happy at the end scoring fourgoals in an exciting seven goal thriller.


The first FJSC goal was deflected in from a corner from Frankie Bohan. Jack Hansen scored a screamer from distance over the keeper.  Noah Underwood kept up his scoring streak with a neat turn and finish and the best move of the match came from strong work from Ash Jones on the wing, feeding to Ethan Catleugh in the middle who spread a nice pass to Jack Hansen on the left.  Jack’s shot came back off the post for a tap in for the alert Noah Underwood.


Special mention to Frankie Bohan who was solid in defence but Man of the Match went to Ash Jones with his non-stop work-rate down the right, quality passing and bravery at the end – carrying on following a cut to his face.


FJSC Under 8 Whites played away at Redgate Yellows and it was as they say a game of two halves. Early chances were created by FJSCwith some great build up play.   All of the early pressing was undone by a great Redgate corner which deflected off a FJSC player to the feet of a Redgate attacker to score.  Another deflected shot doubled Redgate’s lead and by half time Redgate held a comfortable lead.


FJSC bounced back in the second half and Charlie Ormesher kept FJSC in the match with five goals.  However time ran out as FJSC were closing the  goal gap in a very entertaining match which had thirteen goals.  A highlight of the match was Charlie Vernon’s constant pestering the oppositionattackers into mistakes which allowed FJSC to break away. Elliott Dyment was a little machine and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.


Man of the match was awarded to Charlie Ormesher who produced another amazing display all over the pitch and bagging himself all five FJSC goals. The Parents’ Player of the Week went to Joshua Gillespie for his excellent efforts in defence.


FJSC Under 8’s Black travelled to Bedford Park to face Southport Athletic Reds. Despite missing some key players, the boys all held their own in an end-to-end match which could have gone either way at any point during the game.


Eoin Follett had a solid first half performance in defence with Jarvis Evans delivering another consistent, solid performance in goal with some excellent stops and huge goal kicks. The first goal came for the opposition against the run of play after an assured start from the travelling FJSC team but the boys held their own to enable an equaliser from Alfie Madigan not long afterwards.


Unfortunately, another goal for the home team decided the ultimate result, but the midfield partnership of Alfie Madigan and Alfie Alston created lots of chances for themselves and Joseph Woodward that were only kept out by the narrowest of margins with a solid defensive/goalkeeping partnership from the home team.


It was a difficult decision for the player of the match, with Eoin Follett demonstrating versatility, solid shot-stopping from JarvisEvans , great energy from Joseph Woodward, twisting and turning from Alfie Alston and Alfie Madigan’s’ intensity.  However it wasAlfie Madigan who edged it with another of his trademark terrier-like performances, leaving no blade of grass on the pitch uncovered and consistently putting the opposition under pressure.


Three words summarise the team performance today on a blustery day, resilience, energy, and determination with many chances created by the team.  It could have been a very different scoreline.


FJSC Under 7 Whites started really stronglyagainst Redgate Rovers Greens with a number of good attacks but the Redgate keeper was in fine form.  FJSC found the breakthrough after Ben Donnelly won the ball in defence, dribbled and shot from the half way line with a powerful shot which rattled the post with Archie Jones following up to poke to the ball in to make it 1 nil. The first half finished 1-0 despite FJSC having a number of shots on goal.  But it was Redgate who then came back strongly and took five chances really well to go ahead.   Both Redgate keepers performing well throughout the game.  Luke Clarkescored FJSCs second goal from the left wing.  The FJSC Under 7’s, continue to play four different goalkeepers in each game giving the boys exposure to various positions across the pitch which should help them going into next season.  


FJSC Under 6 Whites had a good game against Barca 2. It was a close game in the first and final third of the match but  Barca scored four goals in the middle period of the match which was the difference between the two teams. The Whites didn’t stop though with three brilliant goals scored by Man of the Match Noah Ignatowicz.


FJSC Under 6 Blacks played very well against Marina Sands with Thomas Mitchell, Joshua Wright, Cole Jones and Tayo Popoola all scoring.  The passing is getting much bettereach week which is great to see.


Cole Jones is playing with more confidence and has started to find his scoring boots in training and it paid off as he scored a lovely goal and came close on two or three more occasions. Joshua Wright scored a hat trick and his endless pressure meant he forced some mistakes and Thomas Mitchell was able to capitalise scoring his two goals, both from free kicks.  The other highlights included DylanWoods making some really important tacklesand Tayo Popoola continuing his good form recently with a great finish to score his goal.Ollie Jones, Theo Thomas and Teddy Marron also played really well.  Players of the Match were Dylan Woods and Cole Jones.




The following boys were amongst the goals last Saturday – Ryan Lamb, Chase Lowen, Adam Tyler-Holland, Thomas Gledhill, Lucas Lewis, Max Brown, Zac Hooson-Jones, Luke Madutlela, Evan McKeown, Harry McCluskie, Ben Harris, Henry Todd, Matthew Calderbank, Ezra Sutton, Ethan Donegan and Ethan Murphy.






At Deansgate Lane Playing Fields on Saturday 6th April 2024 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 


There will free TASTER SESSIONS from 10.45 -11.45 am each Saturday in April.  This is ideal for those who wish to give football a try.  It will include half an hour coaching which will be followed by a fun game of football. There will be no charge just come along.  ALL ARE WELCOME.


For new members joining now the subscriptions will only be -  £5 for all age groups.  Inter Club coaching will still be £2 each Saturday.



The FJSC Under 6 teams are both 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 onSaturday 6TH April from 10.45 to 11.45am.




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