Southport Reporter (R) Online Nespaper for Merseyside

Read our Tracking & Cookie Usage Policy


Terms and Conditions

Southport and  Mersey Reporter -  Your free online newspaper service covering the Merseyside region - (Greater Liverpool).
Covering the news in and around Merseyside


Click on here to email our news room today!



Your free online newspaper for Merseyside
This website is licence to carry news from and UK Press Photography.



Latest Edition



Order Photos  Help Client Admin Advert Options

Updated Every Monday.  Your news... Your words...

Issue Date:- 11 February 2008

Craven Minor JFL Week Ending Results & Fixtures

Week Ending 3rd February 2008

Under 11 – Trisconi Cup Semi Final
Southport FC Juniors 9 Hesketh Colts Red 1

Cup fever hit Southport FCJ and Hesketh Colts Red with the prize for the winners a date in the final in April. Southport started the brighter and forced numerous chances in the early stages but some great defending by Tim Moore and Dominic Callahan kept Southport at bay. It was a matter of time before the deadlock was broken and a corner from Sam Johnson found SFCJ Captain Oliver Cunningham to rifle a left foot shot high into the net, this was well deserved and Jorge Jones and a Sam Johnson penalty extended SFCJ's lead. Hesketh Colts made a game of it and with a bit of luck they could have netted themselves but Callum Jones the SFCJ keeper produced some fine saves. Anthony Brown and Tom Rogers were outstanding in midfield for Southport and with Robson Baldwin and Dan Thompson equally outstanding on the left flank Hesketh Colts did well to keep them out before the interval.

Southport started the second half in top gear and the goals came in quick succession with James Smith, Mat Peterson, Owen Drummond and Ryan Pytel all netting to put the game beyond Hesketh Colts. Southport kept the ball and some sleek passing throughout the side produced some fantastic football but credit to Hesketh Colts they kept going and got the reward their efforts deserved when Tom Howard latched on to a ball and ran from the halfway line to slide the ball wide of Callum Jones and into the net. Southport hit back straight away when Dan Thompson produced his trade mark goal when he rattled a long range left foot shot into the net. Robbie Handsford and Will Wilson both had near misses towards the end of the game but were denied by some great saves by the Hesketh Colts keeper. The man of the match award goes to Oliver Cunningham who lead his team by example and was a dominant force throughout the game and scoring twice.

Week Ending 10 February 2008

Under 14
Skem Rangers 9 Ormskirk WE 0

Skem Rangers dominated this game from start to finish.

An early goal from Paul Bennett was quickly followed up by a Jordan Maloney overhead kick.

Soon after Mike Forsyth hit a blast from outside the box to make it three.

Not to be outdone Josh Seddon then hit a high ball from half way into the roof of the net. Just before half time Tom Barlow hit his first to bring the half time score to 5-0.

In the second period Dale Slater got on the scoring sheet along with Tom Barlow who completed his hat trick, one a header the other a squared ball from James Edgar for Tom to hit in. The last and final goal came from a corner, which fell to Peter Wylie to knock in and finish the match.

Man of the Match:- Mike Forsyth.

Under 11
Town Green 2 Redgate Green 2

Once again, losing the advantage of a home fixture because of continuing problems with Town Green's home pitches, Town Green played Redgate Green at Redgate's home ground.

Town Green started the better of the two sides, having most of the possession. Indeed, Anthony Caunce, the Town Green keeper had little to do for the first 20 minutes or so with most of the play taking place in the Redgate goalmouth.

Town Green had chance after chance but some excellent defending and goalkeeping by Redgate kept TG at bay and TG could not penetrate the barrier of yellow shirts before them.

Some brilliant runs from Callum Birchall down the wing and Connor Tierney through the centre created many problems for Redgate, but they stood strong and denied TG opportunity after opportunity.

A break by Redgate saw their number 17, Dan, score a perfectly timed goal but Redgate's lead was shortlived when George Newell responded almost immediately to bring the scoreline back to 1-1.

The second half saw virtually equal possession and a real battle ensued in midfield. Kieron Turner and Josh Donson worked hard to get the ball forward but TG again squandered many opportunities. Eventually, it was Newell again who scored to give TG a 2-1 lead.

Both sides pressed and battled for possession and every player on the pitch gave 100%.

An equaliser for Redgate came in the form of a penalty, which was coolly scored by number 17, Dan, and Dan was unlucky not to score his hattrick when a perfectly taken shot ricocheted off the post.

It is hard to believe that Redgate Green are not placed higher in this league. Their defence was superb and TG found it hard to find a way through at times. Both sides should be commended for their perseverance, commitment and effort and a draw was, perhaps, a fair result on the day.

Town Green's Man of the Match was Kieron Turner. He covered every inch of the pitch, exhibited pace and skill and played some fantastic balls through to his attackers. His tackles were all timed to perfection and he played with spirit and determination.

Birkdale United J 7 Hesketh Colts Red 2

Birkdale United J met Hesketh Colts Red for the third time this season. The game started steadily, both sides sizing each other up. An initial chance for Dom Platts of Birkdale went wide, but 10 minutes into the game he scored the first of the match, putting Birkdale J in the lead.

The next 10 minutes saw Hesketh Colts become more commanding and pressuring Birkdale J back into their own half but Luke Williams created a chance for himself and scored a lovely goal giving Birkdale J a two goal lead at half time.

The second half saw more pressure from Birkdale, Dom Platts ran into space and scored himself a magnificent 2nd goal. Hesketh Colts saw a chance to get on the scoresheet just go wide of the post, and then Liam Jackson of Birkdale scored a 4th for the side.

Hesketh Colts continued to play in a determined manner and put pressure, in particular, on defenders Sam Howard and Scott Bolton, but Dom Platts had other ideas and got himself a hat trick with another well taken goal. He went on to score his fourth goal and the final goal for Birkdale came from defender Jack Young. The determination of Hesketh Colts was admirable and they were rewarded with two late goals.

Under 10
Hesketh Colts 0 Rainford Rangers 3

Rainford Rangers travelled to Meols Park for this re-arranged fixture. Rainford started the brighter of the two sides with Jake Arkell probing the Colts defence with some powerful runs. On 7 minutes the early pressure paid off when great interplay between the Rangers midfield trio of Kieran Case, Sean Marsh and George Reid released Jake Arkell who turned neatly in the Colts area and fired home past the keeper.

Scott Stoneley and Callum Deeming were breaking down the Colts attacks and sending some excellent through balls to the Mid field and attack. The Colts keeper was outstanding in keeping the Rainford Ranger attacks at bay.

Jake Arkell doubled his tally on 12 minutes when George Reid threaded a superb pass inside to Sean Marsh whose shot was blocked only for Jake Arkell to volley home the rebound. Colts then had a good period of possession asking questions of the Rainford defence. Ryan Jones was equal to the speculative efforts from out side the area and his long clearances were turning the Colts defence around.

Kieran Case was dominant in the tackle and Sean Marsh was precise in his passing but it was George Reid who caused the majority of the problems for the Colts defence.

Danny Glover came on at half time to assume his customary position in defence and Morgan Benson took up the strikers role. Hesketh were keen to stay in the contest and pushed hard to pull a goal back but this in turn left huge gaps for Rainford to exploit.

It was left to Ryan Jones to settle the tie when his fierce drive from the edge of the penalty box nestled into the right hand side of the Colts goals. It was no more than Ryan Jones deserved as his intelligent play had created several chances for his team mates.

Under 9
Jaguars White 1 Tarleton 3

Whites started really well and forced a couple of half chances in the first few minutes. The passing was good and Tarleton struggled to create many breaks. When they did Kyle and Zayn kept everything at bay and Cameron picked up anything loose. Just before half time Whites again missed chances and looking at the first half it was hard to see how they could lose.

A goal within 3 mins of the restart by Ben Shenton, controlling and blasting into the net from outside the box gave the Whites the lead. This seemed to give Tarleton the wake up call they needed and they grew stronger, equalising a few minutes later and then within 2 minutes taking the lead after the Whites failed to close the ball down outside the area.  The Whites again missed chances to equalise and in the final seconds Tarleton broke again and the ball was dispatched into the bottom corner as the defenders backed off.

Deepdale 4 Southport FC Juniors 0

Deepdale started the brighter of the two teams forcing A. Thorpe into a great early save, it wasn't long before the Juniors found their form with some nice passing between L. Harwood, C. Harper and M. Howard, the ball was crossed to C. Rimmer to make it 1-0.

After a period of pressure by the Juniors L.Harwood finished very well to make 2-0 then shortly after he knocked in another superb goal.

The second half started with the Juniors applying a lot of pressure adding a further goal when M. Howard's beautiful chip over the keeper stole the show after a great through ball delivered by J McCormack.

Results 2 February 2008

Under 11 – Trisconi Trophy
Southport FC Juniors 9-1 Hesketh Colts Red
Southport Trinity 0-3 Formby JSC A

Redgate Rovers Yellow 1-1 Formby JSC B
Ainsdale Juniors A 0-1 Ainsdale Juniors B

Under 13
Ormskirk West End Maroon 5-2 Town Green Aughton
Jaguars 3-0 Southport FC Juniors
Formby JSC 8-2 Burscough FC Juniors

Under 15 - Tom Owens Cup
Fortune 3-2 Birkdale United
Town Green 5-3 Ainsdale Juniors

Southport Trinity 4-3 Redgate Rovers

Under 16 – Adam Bell Cup
Woodland 2-5 Formby JSC
Town Green 2-1 Southport FC Juniors

Burscough FC Juniors 2-2 Cross House
Ainsdale Juniors 3-1 Formby Dons

Results 3 February 2008

Under 8 - Lions
Ormskirk FC 0-1 Redgate Rovers Green
Town Green Lions 1-0 Formby JSC A
Southport Trinity A 3-2 Birkdale United S

Under 8 - Tigers
Birkdale United D 5-2 Southport Trinity B
Southport FC Juniors 0-0 Redgate Rovers Yellow
Town Green Tigers 5-0 Redgate Rovers Black

Under 9 - Leopards
Formby JSC A 3-0 Birkdale United
Ormskirk FC 2-2 Burscough FC Juniors
Town Green 6-1 Deepdale
Southport Trinity A 0-5 Formby JSC B
Southport FC Juniors A 0-5 Redgate Rovers Yellow

Under 9 - Panthers
Jaguars Red 3-1 Redgate Rovers Green
Jaguars White 3-1 Ainsdale Juniors
Redgate Rovers Black 0-1 Tarleton Corinthians

Under 10 - Wilf Jenkinson Cup
Formby JSC A 0-1 Town Green Inter
Southport FC Juniors B 0-2 Southport FC Juniors A
Hesketh Colts Blue 1-6 Redgate Rovers Yellow
Southport Trinity A 4-0 Formby JSC B

Charity Shield
Birkdale United 5-0 Rainford Rangers
Redgate Rovers Green 6-1 Hesketh Colts Red
Ainsdale Juniors 3-2 Southport FC Juniors B

Under 12
Southport Trinity 2-0 Ainsdale Juniors
Hesketh Colts 2-3 Diesel Boys
Southport FC Juniors O 5-1 Southport FC Juniors A
Town Green 5-3 Formby JSC B
Birkdale United 2-1 Redgate Rovers
Formby JSC A 2-0 Ormskirk West End

Under 14 – Allen Langfeld Trophy
Southport Trinity 2-6 Redgate Rovers Yellow
Skem Rangers 4-3 Town Green

Formby JSC 6-1 Redgate Rovers Green
Ainsdale Juniors 4-3 Billinge Juniors
Southport FC Juniors 3-2 Ormskirk West End
Hesketh Colts 1-7 Birkdale United

Results 9 February 2008

Under 11
Southport Trinity 9-0 Formby JSC B
Birkdale United J 7-2 Hesketh Colts Red
Ainsdale Juniors A 0-4 Redgate Rovers Yellow
Hesketh Colts Blue 0-7 Birkdale United B
Town Green 2-2 Redgate Rovers Green
Formby JSC A 9-1 Ainsdale Juniors B

Under 13 – Tom Galvin Cup
Town Green Maghull v Ainsdale Juniors A

Formby JSC 2-1 Jaguars
Town Green Aughton 1-9 Southport FC Juniors

Under 15
Town Green 7-3 Southport Trinity
Fortune 3-2 Birkdale United

Under 16
Formby Dons 1-4 Burscough FC Juniors
Ainsdale Juniors 2-4 Cross House

Results 10 February 2008

Under 8 Lions Division
Birkdale United S 0-3 Town Green Lions
Ormskirk FC 1-2 Southport Trinity A

Under 8 Tigers Division
Southport Trinity B 1-5 Formby JSC B
Redgate Rovers Black 5-3 Birkdale United D
Town Green Tigers 4-0 Southport FC Juniors

Under 9 Leopards Division
Birkdale United 1-0 Ormskirk FC
Formby JSC A 1-0 Town Green
Burscough FC Juniors 2-0 Southport Trinity A
Deepdale 0-5 Southport FC Juniors A
Formby JSC B 1-1 Redgate Rovers Yellow

Under 9 Panthers Division
Ainsdale Juniors 0-5 Redgate Rovers Black
Ormskirk West End 1-1 Southport Trinity B
Jaguars White 1-3 Tarleton Corinthians
Redgate Rovers Green 5-0 Southport FC Juniors B

Under 12
Birkdale United 3-0 Hesketh Colts
Redgate Rovers 0-3 Town Green
Ainsdale Juniors 0-1 Formby JSC A
Southport Juniors A 1-2 Ormskirk West End
Formby JSC B 2-7 Southport Trinity

Under 14
Redgate Rovers Yellow 4-2 Southport Trinity
Town Green 5-2 Redgate Rovers Green
Skem Rangers 9-0 Ormskirk West End

Fixtures 16 February 2008

Under 11
Formby JSC B v Birkdale United J
Southport Trinity v Ainsdale Juniors A
Redgate Rovers Yellow v Hesketh Colts Blue
Southport FC Juniors v Town Green
Birkdale United B v Formby JSC A
Redgate Rovers Green v Ainsdale Juniors B

Under 13 – Tom Galvin Cup

Ormskirk West End Blue v Jaguars

Ormskirk West End Maroon v Formby JSC
Ainsdale Juniors B v Kingsford
Burscough FC Juniors v Redgate Rovers
Southport Trinity v Southport FC Juniors
Town Green Aughton v Town Green Maghull

Under 15
Town Green v Redgate Rovers
Birkdale United v Crosby Keys
Ainsdale Juniors v Fortune

Under 16
Cross House v Formby JSC
Burscough FC Juniors v Town Green
Formby Dons v Southport FC Juniors
Woodland v Ainsdale Juniors

Fixtures 17 February 2008

Under 7
Birkdale United v Southport FC Juniors Black
Southport Trinity A v Southport Trinity B
Southport FC Juniors Yellow v Town Green Pumas
Redgate Rovers Green v Redgate Rovers Yellow
Town Green Jaguars v Redgate Rovers Black
Formby JSC A v Formby JSC B

Under 8 Lions
Town Green Lions v Ormskirk FC
Birkdale United S v Formby JSC A
Redgate Rovers Green v Southport Trinity A

Under 8 Tigers
Formby JSC B v Redgate Rovers Yellow
Southport Trinity B v Redgate Rovers Black
Birkdale United D v Southport FC Juniors

Under 9 Leopards
Town Green v Birkdale United
Southport Trinity A v Ormskirk FC
Southport FC Juniors A v Formby JSC A
Redgate Rovers Yellow v Burscough FC Juniors
Formby JSC B v Deepdale

Under 9 Panthers
Southport Trinity B v Ainsdale Juniors
Tarleton Corinthians v Ormskirk West End
Southport FC Juniors B v Jaguars Red
Redgate Rovers Green v Jaguars White

Under 10 Eagles
Town Green Inter v Birkdale United
Southport Trinity A v Formby JSC A
Southport FC Juniors A v Redgate Rovers Green

Under 10 Hawks
Hesketh Colts Blue v Ainsdale Juniors
Redgate Rovers Yellow v Formby JSC B
Southport Trinity B v Hesketh Colts Red
Town Green Spartak v Rainford Rangers

Under 12
Town Green v Ainsdale Juniors
Ormskirk West End v Birkdale United
Southport FC Juniors O v Southport Trinity
Formby JSC B v Hesketh Colts
Redgate Rovers v Diesel Boys

Under 14
Hesketh Colts v Billinge Juniors
Formby JSC v Ormskirk West End
Redgate Rovers Green v Redgate Rovers Yellow
Skem Rangers v Southport FC Juniors
Southport Trinity v Birkdale United
Ainsdale Juniors v Town Green

Our radio station phone in message line...   Call us now!

Highlighted events that are taking place this month:-

If you have an event and want to get it noticed, let us know by emailing us to:-

Click on the event title displayed above to find out about lots more events, as well as dates & times!

Our websites in our online series.   Group navigation, information and useful none group links...
Southport TV - Our online video archive. Liverpool Reporter - Our online music station. Mersey Reporter - OUR HUB WEBSITE.
Southport TV Liverpool Reporter Mersey Reporter Formby Reporter

Add to Google

This is what the moon is doing tonight.  Click on to find out why.

See the view live webcamera images of the road outside our studio/newsroom in the hart of Southport.

Our live Southport Webcam.  To see click live, click on image.


Show us your location
Please sign our map and let us know where you are  from....


News Room Phone Number

(+44)  08443 244 195
Calls will cost 7p per minute, plus your telephone company's access charge. 

Calls to this number may be recorded for security, broadcast, training and record keeping.

This online newspaper and information service is regulated by IMPRESS, the independent monitor for the UK's press.

How to make a complaint

Complaints Policy  -  Complaints Procedure  -  Whistle Blowing Policy

© PCBT Photography & PBT Media Relations Ltd. - Southport Reporter® is the Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Trollope