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Twelve wins for Formby Junior Sports Club last weekend- Franks report here

It was another very good weekend at Formby Junior Sports Club with victories for all three teams playing cup matches and twelve wins in total. Special congratulations goes to the new FJSC Under 8 Black team for winning their first ever competitive match.  

On the Saturday morning Inter Club front, the section is settling down very well after the first month as numbers continue to grow, with new members from four years of age up to fourteen year olds always welcome to come along and give the fun coaching and friendly game of football on offer each week a go.  




FJSC Under 12’s Whites played GreenloonsFC Whites in a cup tie. The FJSC boys put ina superb team effort, illustrating the strength-in-depth that there is in the squad with everyone playing a part.

Ben Harris opened the scoring early on, latching on to a route-one goal kick from keeper Harry Ball. A long range free kick from Sylvan O’Hara was deflected off the keeper and finished assuredly by William Madutlela to make it 2 nil not long afterwards. William made it a quick fire brace after pouncing on a Lucas Lewis corner for the team’s third.

Evan Meehan came on at right wing mid-way through the first half and was first to the ball after a shot from Lucas Lewis was saved by the keeper for the fourth goal. William Madutlela, who was controlling the middle of the park, then slotted through to captain Ben Harris to make it 5-0.  Noah Bate scored late on in the first half, with his trade-mark composure after latching on to a defensive error by Greenloons.

After a pulsating 6-0 first half FJSC added two further goals after the break. William Madutlela again teamed up with Ben Harriswho completed his hat trick and Lucas Lewis shepherded in a goalmouth scramble for the final goal to see  FJSC Under 12 Whites win 8 nil.

FJSC Under 13 Blacks hosted Redgate Rovers in a cup match at Deansgate Lane on Sunday.  FJSC took the lead when Charlie Knowlesswung over a deep cross to the back post where Patrick Fleming met it with a first time shot and scored to give the Blacks the lead. Ollie Dean came close to adding a second from a free kick, while at the other end Ethan Tucker, Evan Hughes and Sam Uttley kept the Redgate attackers at bay as the half time score remained 1-0 to FJSC. In the second half FJSC had chances to extend the lead and played some excellent footballbut found themselves down to ten players for the last quarter of the game. They held on and defended extremely well as a team, and in the final few seconds Ethan Murphy broke clear on a counter attack and scored to make it 2-0, and sealed a deserved win, putting the Blacks through to the next round. It was another excellent team performance with man of the match awarded to Ollie Dean, for his energy, work rate, determination and vision in midfield.


FJSC Under 11 Blacks Sunday team kicked off their cup campaign against Churchtown Jaguar Blacks Under 11’s in a match of last season’s Craven Under 10 Shield Winners vs Cup Winners. The game could not have started better for FJSC with Charlie Richardson latching onto a through ball within the first thirty seconds and finding the bottom corner to go 1-0 up. FJSC could not have played a better first half and every single player started strongly showing how much they wanted to win this game. Jags were limited to long shots and freekicks thanks to a brilliant defensive display by Ellis Coyne, Charlie Burton and Alex Barr.


With Caden Walker and Ben Webster ensuring no time was given in midfield to the Jags, it was Ben who won a dual in the centre and then played a perfectly timed through ball to Louis O’Connor who showed his calmness to put FJSC 2-0 up just before half time.

The second half continued much like the first half finished with a close battle all over the pitch against a very good Jags team. Halfway through the second half with Finley Scott and Alfie Forsyth stretching the play, another through ball saw Charlie Richardson controlthe ball and get past two defenders before finding the back of the net to make it 3-0. Jags gave everything and towards the end of the game, a penalty box scramble saw Oscar Phillips in goal make a quadruple save to ensure his third clean sheet in four games.  


Nothing more could have been asked for from the FJSC Under 11 Blacks team and all came off leaving absolutely everything they had on the field. It was a very good all round team performance.


FJSC Under 8’s Blacks were at home to Southport Trinity Blues and the fixture was a great game.  This new FJSC team had been improving each week and got off to a great start with a well worked team goal where Jack Brown slotted home from close range.  As the game continued FJSC grew in confidence and all of the team were working hard for each other.  Some excellent pressing from Eoin Follett lead to the ball falling to Jack Brown outside the area where he picked out the top corner and extended the lead going into half time.


The second half was end to end as both teams were all working hard.  Eoin Follett converted a penalty with a great finish in the bottom left- hand corner.  Joseph Woodward was then rewarded with a goal after some great pressing.  Alfie Alston and Alfie Madigan put in brilliant performances in midfield. Otto Johnson had a great game in defence and Jarvis Evans produced a player of the match performance in goal with some superb saves that helped FJSC Under 8 Blacks gain their first win of the season.   Congratulations goes to the whole squad as well as to Manager Stephen Brown and Assistant Manager Michael Follett. See team photograph above.


FJSC Under 14 Blacks played Claybrow in the Hightown Junior League.  It was a goalless first half although FJSC had a few chances.  After sixty minutes FJSC made the breakthrough when a Luca Massey pass set up Isaac Loxham-Keenan to fire home from close range.  Five minutes later the same two boys were involved in the second goal.   Luca Massey this time scoring to secure a hard fought win.  Isaac Loxham-Keenan was man of the match.  


FJSC Blacks Under 11 Saturday team played Town Green in a friendly. Making a slow start to the game FJSC found themselves 3 nildown at half time.  There was a much improved performance after the interval.  Louis O’Connor and Charlie Richardson both scored a goal each but unfortunately FJSC left themselves a bit too much to do . Man of the Match Ben Webster didn’t stop runningthroughout the entire match.


On Saturday FJSC Under 10 Whites played JN Gold and endured a game of two halves. After four minutes FJSC found themselves 2 nil up with Clayton Connolly scoring fromtwenty yards and Diego Funes-Cervera also on target with a goal.  FJSC continued to dominate with Josh Halpin and Zac McHugh both going close. At the end of the half, Kayden Watters converted a penalty to extend the lead.  


JN Gold mounted a comeback in the second half to level the score. Isaac Rimmer In defence and goalkeeper Edgar Johnson were in superb form and made sure the game stayed even to the final whistle.  Josh Halpin was the man of the match.


FJSC Under 10 Whites had a close match with Southport Hesketh on Sunday.  Zac McHughscored a brace in the first ten minutes after linking up beautifully with Huey Stevenson, a combination that caused trouble for the opposition throughout the match.Josh Halpin, who dominated midfield continued to create chances for the frontline but FJSC didn’t extend their lead until Josh Halpin threaded a lovely through ball to DiegoFunes-Cervera to put the Whites 3-1 up at the break.  Although there were a number of second half efforts on goal there were no further goals scored.  Man of the match was Jaiden Crosby.


FJSC Under 10 Reds had a very closely contested match with Prescott Cables . FJSC Reds had much of the better chances but it was Prescott Cables who took the lead. Prescott managed to grab their second goal of the game on the counter attack, with barely any time to spare as the Reds chased an equaliser. 


Brett McKeown was once again in fine form in goal for the Reds and took home the Player of the Match award. Tom Murphy also made a superb goal line clearance after Brett McKeown had made a crucial close range save.  The Reds had no substitutes so it was a fantastic effort from the seven boys.


FJSC Under 9 Whites Saturday teamcontinued their fine form with another very good team performance against a hard-working, tricky FC Rhinos. Scoring the goals for the Whites were Henry Williamson, Isaac Ade, Seb Hodgson and Jack Haggart.


FJSC Under 9 Whites Sunday team continued their fine form of attacking football when they played Southport & Ainsdale Blues. James Smith, Henry Williamson, Jack Haggart, Walter Ramsdale, Seb Hodgson, Isaac Ade and Theo White were all on the scoresheet for FJSC.  Isaac Ade was Man of the Match.


FJSC Under 9 Blacks also continued their excellent start to the season with an outstanding performance against Southport FC Red.   On target with goals for FJSC were Ethan Catleugh, Jackson Ebo, Idris Jones, Ashley Jones, Oliver Stinson, Noah Underwood and Jack Hansen. Man of the Match was Oliver Stinson.


FJSC Under 8 Whites started slowly in their match with Burscough Dynamo Green and found themselves five goals down at half time.  A determined second half effort saw the Whites close the gap on their opponents with Harry Hughes, Joshua Gillespie and man of the match Charlie Vernon all scoring.  A late couple of Burscough goals finished the FJSC revival but it was a good second half response.


All of the boys played their hearts out and did amazingly well to get themselves back into the game which at half time seemed a massive task.


FJSC Under 7 Whites played their first away game and it was a fantastic team performance despite the rainy conditions.  There were six different scorers for FJSC – Franklin Chignell, Logan Haggart, Luke Clarke, Archie Jones, Ben Donnelly and Lucas Byrne.  Thomas North also played well.  Another statistic from the match was the Whites had three different goalkeepers during the match.


FJSC Under 6 Blacks played Marina in a twenty-two goal thriller.  It was hard to keep score as goals were scored at both ends of the pitch on a very regular basis.  In the end only two goals separately the two teams with the Blacks just ahead at the final whistle.  Thomas Mitchell, Theo Thomas and Ollie Jones were all scorers.  Max Healey and Cole Jones also played well.  The man of the match was shared between Thomas Mitchell and Ollie Jones.




There were some very close matches played in the Inter Club Section and some exciting penalty shoot-outs as well.  Every Inter Club member in addition had a half hour coaching session.  It was another fun filled morning of football.


Saturday’s goal scorers were -  TobyWoodcock, Jack Vine, Edison Foy, Dylan Woods, Theo Thomas, Archie Parrish, Archie Jones, Maxwell Rathbone, Oscar Craven,Charlie Ormesher, Joshua Gillespie, George Murphy, Charlie Vernon, Owen Edney, Tom Murphy, Ryan Lamb, Josh Robinson, Lucas Lewis, William Madutlela, Evan Meehan, Ben Harris, Aaron Edney, Harry McCluskie, Josh Kearney, Ethan Tucker, Ethan Murphy, Ethan Donegan, Noah Ratnasingham and Sam Uttley.



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


For more information contact Frank Rourke at 


Parents are reminded not to park on Clifton Road as some resident’s cars last weekend were blocked in by cars parked across driveways.  Parents are asked to park in the car park at the Deansgate Lane end of the Playing Fields.



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