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Issue Date:-22 September 2008

Craven Minor JFL Results, Fixtures and Reports

Under 9 - Formby JSC A 5-0 Town Green Lions

Formby came out the blocks today with purpose and spirit on the back of a good win last week. Town Green I felt were unlucky at the start, as after only 6 mins Joe Maybury opened the scoring from a corner when he delivered a great ball into the box for it to glance a defenders leg, beating the keeper at the near post.

That said, from the restart Formby applied the pressure and with 10 mins on the clock Lucas Gabriel seized possession in his own half and tore at Town Green’s defence culminating in another Formby corner. Sam Rimmer stepped up and delivered a fast accurate ball that found Lewis Hill moving into space, and he headed home Formby’s second with great conviction.

Mathew Smith and Ross Turpin where as solid as ever clearing the lines at Formby’s rear, and talked well to each other when pressured by Town Greens forwards.
The second half saw Lewis Doyle link up with Oliver Sutton who outpaced his marker to shoot at goal. This resulted in a well applauded save by Town Greens keeper. 6 minutes later Brian Thomas attempted to lob the keeper whilst off his line, narrowly missing the top of the bar.

On 33 minutes a deft move from Town Green saw them win a corner from which a clever ball by their number eleven had Formby’s defence startled. Fortunately for Formby the resulting shot was not converted. Just minutes later and after winning his tackles Luke Warden made a quick accurate pass to Lewis Doyle for onward delivery to the left for a waiting Oliver Sutton. Oliver, in trademark fashion, charged at the travellers lines and zipped a fantastic ball to Brian Thomas who slotted home Formby’s third in style.
With the bit between his teeth a second goal for Brian Thomas was always a possibility and just a few minutes later and after some tough midfield tackling from Lewis Doyle and Luke Warden his chance came. With a superb solo run and a well paced right side shot Brian Thomas grabbed his second goal of the game.

Finally a shot again from Brian Thomas that hit the right hand post to rebound out provided Luke Warden with the last goal of the second half.

Under 10 - Fleetwood Hesketh 2-3 Southport Trinity White

Fleetwood Hesketh entertained Southport Trinity White in their first home game of the season today. The game started brightly as did the weather. Both teams seemed to be well matched in the beginning but it was Trinity who opened the scoring ten minutes into the game only to be pegged back almost immediately to one apiece after C. Harper latched on to a great through ball and netted his fourth of the season.

Trinity scored their second, which again was closely followed by an equaliser when K.Bell fired the ball in and neither defender nor keeper could prevent it from finding the net.

J.Hart and S Gradwell where again strong at the back but it was J.McCall in goal who won Man of the Match for Fleetwood Hesketh having made some very competent saves and confident decisions.

Trinity won the game when Fleetwood failed to clear and the ball was convincingly stuck home from close range. Although Fleetwood pressed hard through K.Bell, K.Wilson and C.Harper, dominating the last few minutes, the combination of an on in form Trinity keeper and some last ditch defending thwarted them.

Redgate Rovers Black 0-6 Southport Trinity Blue

Redgate got the match going but it was Trinity who settled the quicker and wasn't long before they took the lead, S.Wallbank holding the ball up before sliding a pass to L.Harwood who finished well.

Trinity pushed forward again winning a few corners which we added a second from A.Thorpe getting a slight touch on a near post corner.

This seemed to spark Redgate into life as they forced M.Cottam to save twice before tipping one round the post, Trinity then pushed forward again J.Wallbank and L.Harwood both going close, but it was L.Harwood who broke free again after good work from J.McCormack to slot past the keeper.

Just before the half time whistle went J.Wallbank added a fourth, blasting in from a few yards out.

The second half was much of the same with Trinity attacking and it wasn't long before L. Harwood completed his hat trick. After going past a couple of players he calmly tucked it away.

Redgate came out to make a game of it A.Thorpe and F.Anelli kept it tight but when Redgate broke through M.Cottam did well to keep a clean sheet.

L.Harwood added a further goal towards the end and put in a brilliant display, but man of the match went to Joe Wallbank for his endless running and great vision.

Under 11 - Town Green 9-1 Formby FC Juniors

It wasn’t all bad news though as Formby looked quite lively in the opening 10 minutes despite going a goal down after just two minutes. Formby lacked the aggression which they used to their full advantage in their last match against Birkdale United but it was never going to be easy after Town Green added a second and a third.

There was some hope as Lloyd fired in a shot, which was deflected to Adam Cullen, and he fired home from close range giving Formby hope. It was the first goal that any team has scored against Town Green this season.

Aaron Taylor was solid at the back and saved the day for Formby with a fine clearance off the line and Dan Gardiner made some fine stops as the first half went on.

Town Green added two more just before the break to seal Formby's fate.

In the second half, with all the time and space Town Green had, they went on a scoring spree.

Despite the defeat, against the team that will probably win the Craven League title, Formby can take a few positives from the game.

One other mention must go to the referee who had a superb game.

Man of the match was Adam Cullen.

Under 12 - Southport FC Juniors 9-1 Ainsdale Juniors (Midweek Fixture)

Missing key players and their keeper SJFC needed to take charge and that’s exactly what they did. Ryan Pytel and James Smith caused Ainsdale Juniors major problems, both strikers are on magnificent form netting goal after goal for SJFC.

Zac Evans dominated Southport’s defence by being first to every ball using Gary Grier on the wing creating a move enabling James Smith to score his first of many goals. A well placed ball from midfield found Owen Drummond one on one with the keeper where he headed the ball out of the keepers reach and into the back of the net.

Manager Rick Bainbridge felt comfortable enough in the second half to make changes; Robson Baldwin in goal for the first half was back where he belonged on the wing making a superb run when his attempt on goal found James Smith arriving in the box to score his fourth goal.

Ryan Pytel found himself in defence but that didn’t stop him striking a thunderous shot on target from close to the half way line. An excellently place corner from Sam Johnson was pounced on by Josh Martin netting him his second goal of the game.

Ainsdale`s goal came from a well taken penalty that produced a well deserved goal. Ainsdale`s keeper did exceptionally well against a strong attacking Southport side. This evening fixture was played in an excellent sporting manner, well done to both sides.

Under 15 - Town Green 3 - 4 West Lancs Colts

A match of missed chances summed up this match.

West Lancs started the ball rolling early in the first half when a cross from the right was converted into the net.

Within minutes Town Green were level. Paul McKay received the ball from a throw took a few paces and drove the ball home.

The remainder of the first half Town Green had several glorious chances to increase the lead but failed to convert them.

In the second half Town Green took the lead to 3-1 with Matty Blasbery passing to Henry Brown who hit a long high ball over the keeper and into the net.

The third goal was some neat passing between Nathan and Jamed Edgar who turned inside the box and scored with a low shot.

West Lancs then started to gain the midfield and went on to score with a shot inside the area.

The equalizer came from a run down the left wing cut in and the shot cannoned of the bar to the West Lancs attacker to tap in.

With minutes to go West Lancs won a contentious free kick and the result was a ball fed to the back post, knocked down and a shot was hit into the net to secure the points.

A great game to watch for the neutral.


Craven Minor JFL Mini Results 21 September 2008

Under 9



Birkdale United D 1 2 Southport FC Juniors
Redgate Rovers Green 2 1 Southport Trinity White
Formby JSC B 2 2 Town Green Panthers
Birkdale United S 5 2 Ainsdale Juniors
Formby JSC A 5 0 Town Green Lions
Ormskirk FC A 4 1 Southport Trinity Blue
Redgate Rovers Black 3 1 Redgate Rovers Yellow

Under 10 Eagles



Birkdale United 2 3 Ormskirk FC Rangers
Jaguars Red 1 3 Redgate Rovers Green
Formby JSC A 0 2 Southport FC Juniors Yellow
Ormskirk FC Magpies 5 1 Town Green
Ormskirk West End A 0 4 Redgate Rovers Yellow

Under 10 Hawks



Ainsdale Juniors 2 1 Ormskirk West End Red
Ormskirk FC Celtic 5 1 Southport FC Juniors Black
Fleetwood Hesketh 2 3 Southport Trinity White
Ormskirk West End Blue 0 2 Tarleton Corinthians
Redgate Rovers Black 0 6 Southport Trinity Blue

Craven Minor JFL- Results Week Ending 21 September 2008

Under 11



Southport FC Juniors Yellow 4 1 Southport Trinity
Redgate Rovers 2 6 Birkdale United
Formby JSC 1 0 Southport FC Juniors Black
Burscough FC Juniors 4 1 Ormskirk West End
Hesketh Colts 0 4 Ainsdale Juniors
Town Green 9 1 Formby FC Juniors

Under 12



Formby JSC A 6 0 Crosby Stuart
Redgate Rovers Yellow 9 1 Ainsdale Juniors A
Hesketh Colts Red 5 0 Formby JSC B
Southport FC Juniors 6 2 Southport Trinity
Redgate Rovers Green 4 3 Town Green
Ainsdale Juniors B 0 8 Ormskirk West End
Birkdale United G 3 1 Hesketh Colts Blue

Under 13



Redgate Rovers 1 3 Southport Trinity
Southport FC Juniors Yellow 0 4 Birkdale United
Hesketh Colts 0 4 Southport FC Juniors O
Ormskirk West End 4 1 Formby JSC
Ainsdale Juniors 2 3 Town Green

Under 14



Town Green 1 2 Ormskirk West End Blue
Formby JSC 4 0 Southport Trinity
Ormskirk West End Maroon 9 0 Halsall
Indanet 7 2 Redgate Rovers Green
Burscough FC Juniors 0 0 Ainsdale Juniors
Jaguars 2 0 Redgate Rovers Yellow

Under 15



Southport Trinity 5 3 Halsall
Birkdale United 5 0 Ormskirk West End
Town Green 3 4 West Lancs Colts
Southport FC Juniors 0 9 Ainsdale Juniors
Forefield Rangers 3 1 Formby JSC B
Formby JSC A 6 3 Hesketh Colts

Under 16



Arriva Youth 4 3 Burscough FC Juniors
Jackymundos 6 0 Skem Rangers
Birkdale United 1 3 Fortune
Ormskirk West End 0 6 Millennium Boys
Redgate Rovers 2 3 Southport Trinity

Fixtures 29/09/2008

Under 11

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

Under 12

Ainsdale Juniors A v Southport FC Juniors
Birkdale United N v Redgate Rovers Yellow
Formby JSC A v Hesketh Colts Red
Ormskirk West End v Birkdale United G
Redgate Rovers Green v Crosby Stuart
Southport Trinity v Ainsdale Juniors B
Town Green v Hesketh Colts Blue

Under 13

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

Under 14

Ainsdale Juniors v Ormskirk West End Maroon
Halsall v Town Green
Jaguars v Redgate Rovers Green
Redgate Rovers Yellow v Burscough FC Juniors
Southport FC Juniors v Formby JSC
Southport Trinity v Indanet

Under 15

Ainsdale Juniors v Formby JSC B
Billinge Juniors v Halsall
Birkdale United v Formby JSC A
Formby JSC B v Town Green
Hesketh Colts v Forefield Rangers
West Lancs Colts v Southport Trinity

Under 16

Ariva Youth v Redgate Rovers
Burscough FC Juniors v Millennium Boys
Fortune v Jackymundos
Ormskirk West End v Skem Rovers
Southport Trinity v AFC Liverpool

Craven Minor JFL - Mini Fixtures 28 September 2008

Under 9

Southport Trinity White v Birkdale United D
Town Green Panthers v Southport FC Juniors
Town Green Lions v Formby JSC B
Southport Trinity Blue v Birkdale United S
Redgate Rovers Yellow v Formby JSC A
Redgate Rovers Black v Ormskirk FC
Redgate Rovers Green v Ainsdale Juniors

Under 10 – Eagles

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

Under 10 – Hawks

Southport FC Juniors Black v Ainsdale Juniors
Southport Trinity White v Ormskirk West End Red
Southport Trinity Blue v Jaguars White
Redgate Rovers Black v Ormskirk West End Blue
Tarleton Corinthians v Ormskirk FC Celtic

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