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Formby Junior Sports Club- Franks report

After early Saturday morning rain cleared the weather improved making it possible for Formby Junior Sports Club’s Inter Club football to take place with a full programme of coaching and friendly football matches. Inter Club is once again thriving with excellent attendances and new members are joining each week. The friendly atmosphere is very apparent making it an enjoyable experience for everyone. The Representative teams arealso all settling down well as each squad of boys is beginning to gel. The combination of Inter Club on Saturdays and Sundays Representative team matches is working really well with the Under 7, Under 8 and Under 9 teams particularly benefitting from this long well established FJSC recipe for football.


FJSC Under 7 Whites played their second home game of the season against Southport Athletic Blacks. What a fantastic thirteen goal thriller this match turned out to be. Within no time FJSC took the lead with Jack Brown scoring the first goal. The Under 7’s pushedforward again and were awarded with a penalty. Up stepped the composed Charlie Ormesher to hit the back of the net with a perfect spot kick to the corner of the goal. Southport managed to pull a goal back and after a great Athletic breakaway the scores were level at half time.

The second half was end to end with the two teams scoring further goals. Charlie Ormesherscored twice to complete his hat trick. Jack Brown scored again and Harry Hughes alsoscored his first goal for the team. In the final minute Southport broke away and scored the winner.

All of the boys contributed amazingly with some very good tackling and excellent teamwork. Apart from the scorers and man of the match Joshua Gillespie there were also good performances from Austin Faraday, Charles Fazakerley, Otto Johnson, Oliver Parrish and Charlie Vernon. See the photograph above of the full FJSC Under 7 squad.

FJSC Under 12 Blacks continued their unbeaten league run with an impressive 9-0 win at home to Crosby Stuart. From the outset the Blacks pressed the Crosby players who found it difficult to deal with the intensity of the Blacks play. The early pressure resulted in a chance which fell to Ethen Richmond who converted well from close range to make it 1-0. The Blacks did not let up and a second goal came soon after as Ollie Dean broke through from midfield and found Abe Rice well positioned in the box, and he calmly slotted the ball past the goalkeeper to make it 2-0. Abe Rice added his second as he collected left wing cross from Henry Copeland and scored again to make it 3-0. Ethan Richmond then also scored his second of the game as he reacted quickest to pounce on a Crosby goal kick by scoring from a low drive to make it 4-0 and Ethan Richmond then completed his first half hat trick when he ran on to a pass from Abe Rice to make it 5-0. Patrick Fleming added a sixth goal just before half time as he hit a low drive from the left of the penalty box that went in off the far post to make it 6-0.

The Blacks kicked off the second half having made some changes at the break and right from the off-set Tom Donnelly ran down the right wing and won a corner which he swung in and found Samuel Lewis at the back post whose shot skimmed the top of the cross bar and went just over. Tom Donnelly then found Patrick Fleming in space with a good pass, and Patrick finished well to make to 7-0. The eighth goal came as Ollie Dean drove forward and beating the Crosby defence for speed and his shot was deflected in to make it 8-0. Luke Patel came close to getting on the score sheet as he won the ball on the edge of the penalty box and ran forward but shot just wide, but there was time for Patrick Fleming to complete his hat trick as Tom Donnelly swung in a perfect corner which Patrick met with a bullet header to make it 9-0.

Special mention has to go to the Blacks defenders including Sam Uttley, Evan Hughes and Aaron Pickard who kept their concentration and provided the foundation for the Blacks performance, and together with Riley Higgs in goal snuffed out any threat from the Crosby players and looked to start attacks and break forward at every opportunity.

This was another excellent team performance by the Blacks and this week the Man of the Match was awarded to Evan Hughes who was dominant in defence, strong in the tackle and confident when venturing forward.

FJSC Under 13’s Saturday team won 3-2 against Silcox Villa. Harry McGrath opened the scoring with a twenty yard free kick. Two goals from Max Ryan gave FJSC a three goal lead. Silcox came back strongly scoring two second half goals but FJSC held on to win. Man of the match was Charlie Garvey.

On Sunday the FJSC Under 13’s team travelled to Shevington. Archie Ogden opened the scoring after twenty-four minutes. Luca Massey doubled the lead with a shot from twenty-five yards in the second half. Shevington scored to reduce the deficit to one goal. In a nail biting finish there was some excellent defending by man of the match Daniel Hill which helped to see his team gain the three points with a 2-1 victory. It was a great match with the two teams playing really well throughout.

FJSC Under 11 White were at home to Southport and Ainsdale Amateurs. It was a great effort from the Under 11 White squad with a few key regulars missing. The teambattled hard throughout the first half and created as many chances as the opposition. Harry Ball made a few outstanding saves to keep out S and A. In similar fashion to last week the team conceded a scrappy goal just before half time to go into the break 1-0 down. After such a big effort the team had to pick themselves up again for the second half but unfortunately conceded a couple of quick goals. Heads unfortunately dropped a little and although Formby had spells when chances were created S and A broke away several more times to leave the scoreline looking one sided. It is early days for this new team who are playing some teams with four years’experience of competitive matches. In a very short time the boys have done very well and as confidence grows results will improve.

FJSC Under 10 Whites had a very entertaining match against Southport Trinity Blue. There was some excellent defending from Reece Bagley and some expert goalkeeping from Matthew Crutchley to keep Trinity at bay. Isaac Jones came close to scoring in a goalless first half. Two FJSC goals after the interval from Jacob Davies and Archie Weir were well deserved. Trinity came back strongly with two goals themselves. Archie Weir then gave his team the lead again with five minutes remaining. In a frantic finale Southport Trinity scored twice to very narrowly win this pulsating match. It was a very good efforts from all the FJSC boys against the team they heavily lost to in the cup a few weeks ago. Joint players of the match were Nate Daniels and Archie Weir.

FJSC Under 9 White played Muniflex on Saturday. It was an excellent match. Thomas Crutchley was on the scoresheet for FJSC. All the boys listened to the instructions given to them before the match and at half time andbravely took the game to a very well organised team which brought them rewarding results.

FJSC Under 9 Whites were in action against Southport Athletic Reds. It was one of those matches when chances were created but not taken apart from one from Clayton Gilbertson. The man of the match award was shared by Josh Halpiin and Isaac Rimmer.

FJSC Under 9. Reds were away to Crosby Stuart Youth on a fine sunny autumn morning. The first half was a competitive evenly matched game with both teams having chances. Campbell Woodcock was unlucky when he hit the bar from a free kick from the corner of the penalty area and the Reds didn’t get the rub of the green with a number of other chances. Crosby Stuart took theirs and were two goals to the good at half time.

The second half saw Crosby Stuart start strongly and clinically take their chances to take the game out of FJSC Reds reach. However the Reds regained their composure and battled back into the game and finished very strongly with Tom Murphy scoring twogoals to reduce the home team’s lead. The first goal came from open play with the second goal from the penalty spot. FJSC Reds were unlucky not to score more, either due to good goalkeeping, the woodwork again or goalmouth scrambles not quite going their way. All players gave a really good account of themselves and should be proud of their efforts. It was very pleasing to see the spirited response to the early second half set back. Tommy Collins got a number of votes but was just pipped to the parents’ man of the match by Tom Murphy.

FJSC Under 8 Whites continued their fine form with another good team display againstSouthport Trinity Blacks. With both teams working hard the first half was closely contested with FJSC goalkeeper Max Byford pulling off a string of saves that kept the game 0-0 and eventually got him the man of the match award. Jack Hansen slotted home just before half time. From the moment the whistlewas blown for the start of the second half FJSC went into top gear with all-out-attacking play which resulted in Jack Hansen adding three more goals and his fellow strike partner Henry Williamson grabbing a hat-trick. Also scoring were James Smith and Jack Haggart.

FJSC Under 8 Blacks were in action against Southport Athletic Blacks and continued their impressive start to their first ever season of competitive football. Ethan Catleugh led the way with a fine hat trick. Ashley Jones added two goals and Nathan Hyslop scored his first goal for his team.


Last Saturday’s scorers included Archie Parrish, Tayo Popoola, Jack Haggart, Jack Hansen, Henry Williamson, Theo White, James Smith, Archie Weir, Noah Bate, Noah Tyler-Holland, Isaac Jones, Isaac Dey, RileyHiggs, Ethan Donegan, Ethan Richmond, Ali Hasan and Samuel Lewis.


The next session is on Saturday 22nd Octoberat Deansgate Lane Playing Fields.


Goalkeeper Coaching is from 9.00am - 9.30am.

Any budding young goalkeeper is welcome to come along and join in. Last Saturday nine boys attended.

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.



In the event of bad weather parents are reminded to look at the news section on the club website, Twitter or Facebook early Saturday morning in case Inter Club has to be cancelled any week. Alternatively you can telephone. 01704 873238 early Saturday morning to hear a club message.

Advanced information. Inter Club will be ON the second Saturday of half term 29th October for those who are not away on holiday.


With the increased numbers in Year Three it is hoped to form an additional FJSC Under 8 team to play a few friendly matches on Sunday mornings. If your child is interested parents are asked to please inform Frank Rourke at We would also be looking for a manager for this new team.

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