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Issue Date:- 18 February 2008

Craven Minor JFL Results Reports and Fixtures

Results 16 February 2008

Under 11

Southport Trinity 8-0 Ainsdale Juniors A
Southport FC Juniors 3-4 Town Green
Birkdale United B 2-3 Formby JSC A

Under 13

Ormskirk West End Maroon 1-2 Formby JSC
Burscough FC Juniors 0-3 Redgate Rovers
Southport Trinity 0-4 Southport FC Juniors
Town Green Aughton 1-4 Town Green Maghull

Under 15

Ainsdale Juniors 3-2 Fortune

Under 16

Cross House 4-6 Formby JSC
Burscough FC Juniors 0-1 Town Green

Results 17 February 2008

Under 8 Lions

Town Green Lions 3-1 Ormskirk FC
Birkdale United S 0-3 Formby JSC A

Under 8 Tigers

Birkdale United D 3-1 Southport FC Juniors

Under 9 Leopards

Town Green 0-0 Birkdale United
Southport Trinity A 1-1 Ormskirk FC
Southport FC Juniors A 1-2 Formby JSC A
Formby JSC B 3-2 Deepdale

Under 10 Eagles

Town Green Inter 1-0 Birkdale United
Southport Trinity A 2-1 Formby JSC A
Southport FC Juniors A 6-1 Redgate Rovers Green

Under 10 Hawks

Hesketh Colts Blue 0-1 Ainsdale Juniors
Redgate Rovers Yellow 3-0 Formby JSC B
Southport Trinity B 4-0 Hesketh Colts Red
Town Green Spartak 2-1 Rainford Rangers

Under 12

Town Green 5-2 Ainsdale Juniors
Ormskirk West End 2-2 Birkdale United
Southport FC Juniors O 0-2 Southport Trinity
Formby JSC B 3-0 Hesketh Colts
Redgate Rovers 2-6 Diesel Boys

Under 14

Hesketh Colts 2-9 Billinge Juniors
Formby JSC 4-0 Ormskirk West End
Redgate Rovers Green 0-7 Redgate Rovers Yellow
Skem Rangers 9-2 Southport FC Juniors
Southport Trinity 3-3 Birkdale United
Ainsdale Juniors 3-9 Town Green

Match Reports Week Ending 17 February 2008

Under 9

Southport FC Juniors A 1 Formby JSC A 2

A great Sunday morning match with the Juniors entertaining Formby. Southport started really well doing all the early attacking with C. Rimmer, C. Harper and J. Edmondson linking up to create chances for L. Harwood, but it was J. Edmondson who opened the scoring after taking on 2 players before slotting home under the keeper 1.0. Formby then woke up and started to create chances themselves, some good passing led to the equalizer with B. Murphy finishing well. The Juniors again had chances forcing a few corners, but Formby then punished Southport for not taking there chances scoring after Southport failed to clear their area leaving the Formby player to tap in. Formby came out the 2nd half much stronger applying the early pressure looking to kill the game but J. McCormack and L. Dempster stood firm, the last 5 mins were tense with Southport looking to get level, L. Harwood and A. Thorpe bringing 2 great late saves out of the Formby goalkeeper final whistle went with no further goals Formby winning 2.1.well done to Man of the Match L. Harwood who ran his socks off today.

Southport Trinity 1 Ormskirk FC 1

Great to play in the sun again. Great spirit shown by both teams made for an entertaining game. Ormskirk started the better with chances falling to Tom Bigland and Matthew Callaghan but it was Trinity that broke the deadlock against the run of play. A nice move involving Jordan Patterson and Jamie Barnes was finished off coolly by Matthew Callaghan. The 2nd half began with Ormskirk doing all the pressing but the ball came back off the woodwork twice and scrambles in the six yard box where cleared by some stout defending and brave keeping by Trinity. Trinity came close to winning the game themselves late on but that would have been unfair based on attempts and possession. Jamie Barnes was awarded man of the match for his tireless running and was unlucky not to score with a header from a Matthew Woods Corner.

Under 11 - Southport FC Juniors 3 Town Green 4

This eagerly awaited top of the table clash promised a match of gargantuan proportions and it certainly lived up to all expectations. It was a credit to every player who participated on a very difficult pitch, which was suffering from the effects of an overnight frost.  Both teams came out fighting and it was apparent from the outset that this game was not for the faint-hearted and that both teams were going for the win.

With a couple of key players missing, it was Town Green who took the early lead with an excellent goal from the in-form Connor Stockwell, who made a solo run from virtually the halfway line and, one on one with the keeper, Callum Jones, coolly shot into the back of the net. However, Southport responded almost instantaneously with a brilliant goal from Owen Drummond d who latched on to a long ball out of the Southport box and ran the length of the pitch to place his shot wide of the Town Green keeper to level the scores.

There was nothing to separate either side and it was just before half time that stalwart defender Theo Chrisokhou blasted a fantastic shot through a crowd of players and past the Southport keeper to make the half time score 1-2.

The 2nd half followed a similar pattern with both sides battling and vying for contention. It wasn’t long before another goal came along. It looked as though this goal was going to be in Southport's favour, but a brilliant triple save from....    ...continued...

...continued...  ......TG goalkeeper, Anthony Caunce, resulted in the ball reaching Connor Tierney who, through some skilful play in midfield beat 2 Southport players and placed a perfect pass for Connor Stockwell to run onto and score. 1-3. Town Green's fourth goal was a Connor Stockwell hatrick. Stockwell beat the offside trap to rush onto the ball, his long legs beating the Southport keeper and blasting into the back of the net. 1-4.   Southport had it all to do and brought Ryan Pytel on up front, the extra man made the difference and Owen Drummond got a break inside the box to wrong foot the keeper and smash a shot into the corner of the net. This brought the inevitable late surge for Southport who forced a couple of corners, Sam Johnson sent a cross into the box to find Oliver Cunningham who slipped 2 challenges and placed his shot inside the far post.

With the minutes ticking away Town Green defended for all their worth and some brave and articulate play from Rian Eades, George Newell, Theo Chrisokhou and Jake Beesley kept Southport at bay.  Josh Donson, Kieron Turner, Jack McGregor and Jonathan Campbell battled for every ball in midfield and Callum Birchall was as effective as ever with some inspired bursts of speed on the wing, which caused a few problems for the Southport defenders.

If points could be secured through sheer ability and endeavour then there was nothing to separate the two sides. Both sides produced some beautiful and breathtaking football and it was a shame that one side had to lose such a hard fought game. However, on this occasion, the win went to Town Green, they did exactly what was asked of them and played with commitment and passion. This match was played in good spirit, with both teams illustrating why they are riding so high in the league. Well done.

There were many contenders for Man of the Match with Southport’s Anthony Brown, Tom Rogers and Oliver Cunningham all giving their usual 110% but for an all round performance Tom Rogers deserved the award for Southport. Town Green's man of the match was Connor Stockwell. He played with authority, dignity and passion. His hatrick left the spectators spellbound and he proved just why he is an automatic first team choice.

Under 14- Skem Rangers 9 - 2 Southport FC

Rangers played a fast flowing passing game today which left the visitors frustrated and produce some physical challenges at times. At half time Rangers were 5 -1 up, with goals from Paul Bennett, Danny Hastings, Mike Forsyth, Dale Slater and James Edgar. Southport did get one goal back from a long throw into the box which was headed in.

2nd half was much the same, sweeping moves by Rangers produced more goals as Paul Bennett completed a Hat trick and Ben Maddocks got a brace. At times Southport did threaten but stand in Keeper Josh Seddon produced several saves to keep the visitors out until late on.  MOM : Paul Bennett.

Fixtures 23 February 2008

Under 11

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

Under 13

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

Under 15

Town Green v Ainsdale Juniors
Redgate Rovers v Crosby Keys
Town Green v Birkdale United
Fortune v Southport Trinity

Under 16

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

Fixtures 24 February 2008

Under 7

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

Under 8 - Lions

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

Under 8 – Tigers

Redgate Rovers Black v Formby JSC B
Town Green Tigers v Redgate Rovers Yellow
Southport FC Juniors v Southport Trinity B

Under 9 – Jim Rourke Trophy

Ormskirk West End v Formby JSC A
Redgate Rovers Yellow v Birkdale United
Southport FC Juniors A v Burscough FC Juniors
Southport Trinity B v Town Green

Under 10 – Eagles

Birkdale United v Southport Trinity A
Town Green Inter v Southport FC Juniors A

Under 10 – Hawks

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

Under 12

Southport Trinity v Southport FC Juniors A
Ainsdale Juniors v Hesketh Colts
Town Green v Southport FC Juniors O
Birkdale United v Ormskirk West End
Formby JSC A v Redgate Rovers

Under 14

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

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