Formby Junior Sports Club were back in action again last weekend
After the half term one week break Formby Junior Sports Club’s Representative teams and the Inter Club Section were back in action again last weekend.
In the Craven Minor League FJSC Under 13 and FJSC Under 11 Blacks both reached semi-finals of their respective cup competitions after very good wins. Also three out of the four FJSC Representative teams playing in the Hightown Junior League have gained places in the Winter League Premier Divisions.
REPRESENTATIVE TEAM MATCHES
FJSC Under 13 Black played away in the Catherine Oldfield Cup against Premier Division’s Southport Athletic Black on Sunday.
Southport opened the scoring with a close-range finish to go one up early on. Ethan Tucker and Charlie Knowles both had to make last ditch tackles to prevent Southport Athleticextending their lead further. At the other end Patrick Fleming had a free kick saved, and Josh Kearney played a cross field pass to Henry Renton after winning the ball on the right, but his shot went just wide. The deserved equaliser came from Ethan Richmond who hit a low, long-range drive from the left wing, which went in at the near post. FJSC then turned the match in their favour as Patrick Fleming swung over a free kick from the right and Ollie Dean met the headed clearance on the half volley and fired the ball into the top corner of the net to put the Blacks 2-1 ahead. Strong performances at the back from Sam Uttley and Evan Hughes saw FJSC finish the first half in front. There was attacking football from both teams as chances were created at either end at the start of the second half. Evan Hughes marshalled FJSC’s defence well and won a header to keep Southport at bay, while Ethan Murphy caused problems on the right with his pace and trickery. Riley Higgs raced off his goal line on several occasions to clear the ball after Southport had played some long passes forward and then pulled off a wonder save as he dived to his right to tip a close-range effort onto the cross bar and away to safety. RileyHiggs could do nothing to stop Southport equalising though with a good finish to make it 2-2.FJSC got themselves back in front following a flowing move down the left as Henry Renton found Ethan Richmond with a reverse pass and he crossed to the back post where Ethan Murphy was well positioned to fire home to make it 3-2. Southport Athletic equalised for a second time as they scored from a corner to make it 3-3 and set up a tense finish. Just as the game looked to be heading to penalties, FJSC managed to score a late winner as Henry Renton broke down the left wing and crossed to Ethan Richmond, who composed himself and cleverly chipped theSouthport Athletic goalkeeper to make it 4-3 which sees the Under 13’s go through to the semi-final stage where they will play Southport Athletic Reds.
Man of match went to Henry Renton who provided a couple of assists and was a constant threat on the left wing, although it was a difficult decision as all the players were excellent.
FJSC Under 14 Black Saturday team only had ten players available to play their first Premier Division fixture against Davenhill in the Hightown Junior League. The Under 14’s played exceptionally well and only for some very good saves made by the Davenhillgoalkeeper would have gone into the lead. However after sixty minutes play, Davenhillscored the only goal of the match. Man of the match was Berat Ulusoy.
With another depleted team on Sunday, FJSC Under 14’s conceded a goal against Burscough FC midway through the first half of their Skelmersdale Junior League fixture. FJSC’s Alfie Holden scored the equaliser in the second half and was the man of the match in the 1-1 draw.
FJSC Under 11 Whites played Southport Trinity in the quarter final of the cup. Trinity came out strong and scored three quick goals including one direct from a corner. After this bad start FJSC grew into the game and caused Trinity a few problems, closing the score line to 3-1 with a goal from Jacob Davies, before a late flurry saw Trinity take a convincing lead into half time.
A stronger second half performance from FJSC saw the team keep a clean sheet and the boys were unlucky not to add a few moregoals at the other end. Jack Richards was man of the match for a fine performance both out and in goal.
It was the start of the winter Premier League for FJSC Under 11 Black Saturday team and they could have not been handed a tougher start by drawing TQ Santos as their first game.
The match started with both teams trying to exert their style of play onto the game. In the 10th minute of the game after some good inter linking play in midfield, FJSC won a corner. Louis O’Connor swung one of his customary corners in and found Ellis Coyne who headed the ball into the net to give FJSC a 1-0 lead. The game ebbed and flowed all the first half but FJSC went in 1-0 at half time.
FJSC started the second half strongly and where rewarded for their start after a great through ball found Charlie Richardson who then found the bottom corner to double the lead . FJSC managed the second half play well by limiting the opposition to long balls. Towards the end of the second half, Finley Scott found a great through ball to Louis O’Connor who ran onto it, rounded the goalkeeper and scored to make it 3 nil. This was well deserved for Louis O’Connor who got MOTM for his non-stop running and play all whilst playing days after his grandad had sadly passed away. This truly showed the true character of Louis whilst all the players, supporters and managers could not have been prouder of him.
TQ managed a well worked goal in the final minutes which was initially well saved by Oscar Phillips with the rebound falling to a TQ player who finished well. It was an excellent result and a very good start in the Winter Premier League.
FSJC Under 11 Blacks Sunday team went into the quarter final Craven Minor League cup game against Crosby Stuart carrying a few injuries and some tired legs from a tough game the day before.
This didn’t stop FJSC starting strongly though and within seven minutes of the start the constant prodding and probing of the CrosbyStuart defence saw a brilliant through ball put into their own net by Crosby. The team continued to play strongly whilst being well marshalled at the back by Alex Barr, Finley Scott, Leo Fagan and Charlie Burton who did not allow one shot on goal in the first thirty minutes.
Half way through the first half, Finley Scott made a lung bursting run from left back to pick up the ball on the left wing and drive into the opposition penalty area and then finished superbly to make it 2-0 which it remained until half time.
FJSC started the second half much like they finished the first half with Ben Webster and Ellis Coyne controlling the ball from the back and midfield. The third goal deservedly came after great inter linking play between Caden Walker, Charlie Richardson with Louis O’Connor finishing the well worked move off. Luke Millington then nearly added a goal of the season contender after an attempted 20 yard lob which the Crosby keeper just tapped wide for a corner. Alfie Forsyth who was all over the pitch in the game then won the ball back to start another FJSC move which ended with a great turn and finish from Charlie Richardson from the edge of the area to make it 4-0. Oscar Phillips then came to the rescue with quick reactions after a through ball left Crosby one on one. Finally quick thinking from Alex Barr from a throw in saw Louis O’Connor get his second of the game making it 5-0 on the day. Man of the match was Finley Scott. See team photograph above.
FJSC Under 10 Whites Saturday team played very well against Forefield Rangers. Kayden Watters scored a hat trick and there were also two goals scored by Zac McHugh. It was a brilliant team performance noted by the factthat every parent gave a different player forman of the match.
On Sunday the FJSC under 10 Whites were in action again this time against a very good Southport Trinity team. Diego Funes- Cerverascored FJSC’s only goal of the match.
FJSC Under 10 Blacks played against new team to the league Forefield Rangers. Some hard work at the back from Finn McDerby, Harley Evans and Rory Rankine helped keep the score down as they tried to control the opposition strikers who stood in the FJSC box behind the defenders for the majority of the match. Hopefully that will be remedied next season when the offside rule comes into play. Huey Stevenson, Albie Graham, HenryMoors, Oliver Hall-Gleeson, Max Fairhurstand Jacob Holton all battled well in midfield and Rory Rankine, Finn McDerby and HarleyEvans all had stints up front and tested the Forefield keeper several times but the keeper had a great game to prevent FJSC from getting back into the game. Sam Halliwell made some last ditch saves to keep the score down. MOTM was Albie Graham for his constant box to box work both in holding mid and left midfield.
FJSC Under 9 Whites Saturday team endured their toughest test of the season so far against an excellent TQ Santos side. With both teams showing real quality early on it was FJSC who got the breakthrough with star performer Henry Williamson proving too hard to handle for TQ Santos defence getting on the end of a great pass from goalkeeper Finn Cregeen and smashing a finish past the opposition goalkeeper. A second was quickly added with Henry Williamson turning provider for SebHodgson who timed his run into the box to perfection and slotted home with a smart finish. The game was still evenly matched and TQ Santos fired back late in the first half.
The second half saw FJSC raise their game once again and added three more goalsthrough Seb Hodgson, Henry Williamson and James Smith. It was a hard fought victory for FJSC with some excellent performances from Jack Haggart and Henry Williamson with a special mention for Isaac Higgins who bravely played on through illness.
There was another fine performance from FJSC Under 9 Blacks against Southport Athletic Black. Jack Hansen scored another hat trick with Ashely Jones & Jackson Eboalso getting on the score sheet as well as providing assists. Noah Underwood had another great game creating lots of chances with two assists.
Max Byford, Olly Stinson and Frankie Bohankept things tight at the back but man of the match was Idris Jones with a strong performance in defence and for also chipping in with an assist and two goals – one of them being one of his trademark free kicks.
FJSC Under 9 Reds started the game by conceding an unlucky early goal against Southport Athletic Whites but fought hard in the first half. Southport again scored to make the game 2 -0 and looked to be controlling the game. A free kick from just inside the halfway line, gave FJSC a chance to bring themselves back into the game, which Archie Taylor obliged with a tremendous strike, scoring to ease the pressure on FJSC.
The second half saw some unlucky balls finding their way into FJSC’s net and Southport FC looked to be running away with the game until Rafi Omar scored. Southport replied and fought back to score three moregoals before the end of the match. There were many positives for FJSC Reds and Adam Tyler-Holland was very unlucky not to score on many occasions. His constant running and challenges helped him earn the man of the match award.
FJSC Under 8 Blacks were at home to Southport and Ainsdale Amateurs and got off to a great start when a well worked team goalfinished by Jack Brown got FJSC off to a quick lead. The game was end to end and the away team equalised half way into the first half and then took the lead going into half time.
FJSC were playing very well and nearly equalised when Jack Brown struck a free kick from outside the box that rattled crossbar.
Southport and Ainsdale extended the lead and FJSC replied with another goal scored by Alfie Madigan. FJSC pushed for the equaliser
but ran out of time. It was a great performance against a very good opposition.
FJSC Under 7 Whites played unbeaten Crosby Stuart. It was a very competitive match with FJSC battling brilliantly. With five minutes to go the Under 7’s were striving for a third goal to level the score but Crosby Stuart added a fourth goal very late on. It was a great match. Archie Jones and Franklin Chignell scored FJSC’s goals.
FJSC Under 6 Whites played a very wellorganised Vision team. The Whites managed to get it back to 5-5 with goals from Leo Rogers and Noah Ignatowicz but Vision kicked on and in the last ten minutes with three brilliant long distance goals. NoahIgnatowicz won the referees man of the matchand Jimmy Abols was the manager’s man ofthe match for his tireless running.
FJSC Under 6 Blacks made a quick start in the Sefton Development League match with Marina Green and Theo Thomas continued his good form playing as striker with a really quick goal inside the first minute. All the boys’ commitment and effort throughout the match was brilliant once again and all continuing to play with a smile on their face and great attitude. Man of the match wasTeddy Marron who scored a wonderful solo goal and for his overall display. Ollie Jonesproduced a dominant display in midfield andnever stopped tackling from the first till last whistle! Special mention to Dylan Woods who played his first ever game and scored a goal through great commitment. Also on the scoresheet was Thomas Mitchell. It was a great performance as the team work improves each week.
INTER CLUB SECTION
Inter Club went well despite lower numbers due to half term holidays. It is expected that there will be a good attendance in all age groups this coming Saturday.
Last Saturday’s goal scorers were Leo Rogers, Arthur Higgins, Archie Parrish, Archie Jones, Maxwell Rathbone, Oscar Craven, Noah Ignatowicz, Adam Tyler-Holland, Finn McDerby, Isaac Ignatowicz, George Croughan, Tommy Collins, William Madutlela, Lucas Lewis, Luke Greenbank, Evan Meehan, Sylvan O’Hara, Zac Hooson-Jones, Ethan Murphy, Ezra Sutton and Sam Uttley.
INFORMATION FOR SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER
Every Inter Club member will have, at least, a one hour Saturday morning session with coaching (£2 each week) and a fun match.
The next session will be at Deansgate Lane Playing Fields 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
NEW MEMBERS IN ALL AGE GROUPS ARE VERY WELCOME.
For more information contact Frank Rourke at email@example.com
OTHER INTER CLUB NEWS
The Year 6 and Year 7 group will start their Inter Club Tournament this Saturday at 9.30 am. All the boys will be placed into four teams for the competition.
Members and parents are reminded to have a look each week at Formby Junior Sports Club’s website formbyjuniorsportsclub.co.uk where you can keep up with statistics of every club member. Simply go on to Representative Teams or Inter Club Year Groups and you can see the number of appearances everyone has made and also the number of goals scored. In addition each Representative team has its own page with weekly reports and team photos, information about sponsors, upcoming fixtures etc.
If any Inter Club Saturday has to be cancelled in the future due to weather conditions or if pitches are unfit we will place a message on the News Section on the club website formbyjuniorsportsclub.co.uk by 9am on Saturday mornings.
We will also place a message on Twitter ( X), Facebook and via team managers and WhatsApp groups.