So close for Southport in Lancs U18s Cup and Craven Minor round up December 1st, 2014 jmr jmr Latest News Latest Sports Latest Uncategorized Shares Comments Lancashire FA Under 18 Cup Southport FC Youth 3-3 Fylde Youth Lancashire FA Under 18 Cup For a side still unbeaten over either 90 or 120 minutes the exit from two cup competitions via the lottery of penalty shoot outs is difficult to take. Southport U18s went into Sundays Lancashire FA Under 18 Cup game against AFC Fylde on the back of a run of form which had seen them score 26 goals in 5 games. Their opponents were the side that would have been their opponents in the Fa Youth cup had it not been for their last penalty defeat at Newcastle Benfield. With a point to prove Southport started more brightly than their full-time academy counterparts forcing early saves and having efforts cleared off the line in a dominant first half an hour. The breakthrough eventually came with Adam McFarlane-Johnson capitalising on Fylde’s failure to clear a goalmouth scramble. As the game settled Fylde found their rhythm, levelling before half time and taking an early second half lead. With Southport chasing the game Fylde snatched another against the run of play and fifteen minutes to go were 3-1 up. Southport showed dogged determination and captain Sean Weston was the embodiment of everything good about this promising side. He lead by example as the side refused to lie down and take defeat. Substitute Cameron Dalgleish, returning from a spell on the sidelines through injury, got on the end of a cross from fellow striker Will Meredith to give Southport hope and as time ticked on Southport looked dangerous. Jake Young bagged the equaliser shortly before the death but with no extra time in county competitions it was straight to penalties as the referee blew his whistle. The Fylde keeper who had kept them in the game during the first half an hour was their hero again as he made two excellent penalty saves. Final score Southport U18 3 – 3 AFC Fylde Youth (AFC Fylde won 4-2 on penalties). Man of the Match: Sean Weston (SFCY). Results Week Ending 30th November 2014 Under 11 Premiership Burscough 7-1 Birkdale United Maghull Youth 0-2 Southport FC Juniors Formby JSC White 3-1 Trinity White S&A Red 2-1 Redgate White Under 11 Championship Trinity Blue 5-0 Hesketh Colts Formby JSC Black 5-5 Phoenix Redgate Yellow 6-5 Formby Athletic Under 12 John Disley Cup Hesketh Colts 1-4 Trinity Blue Under 12 Premiership Formby JSC White 4-4 Town Green Trinity White 1-9 Formby Rangers Birkdale United 6-1 Formby Athletic Under 12 Championship S&B Yellow 0-9 Ormskirk Redgate Rovers 4-4 Southport FC Juniors Mitch Red Warriors 1-9 S&B Red S&A Amateurs 2-5 Mitch Green Under 13 Birkdale Black 7-0 Birkdale S Southport FC Juniors 1-3 Formby JSC Under 14 North Sefton 4-0 S&A Amateurs Southport FC Juniors 7-2 Southport Trinity Redgate Rovers 3-5 Birkdale Black Under 15 Redgate Rovers 4-2 Churchtown Athletic Southport Trinity 3-1 Southport FC Juniors The Hares 0-2 Birkdale United Under 16 Southport FC Juniors 3-3 Formby JSC Jaguars Red 2-4 Redgate Yellow S&A Amateurs 1-2 Jaguars White Redgate Green 0-9 Churchtown Athletic Under 17/18 Premiership Redgate Rovers 6-3 Myers S&A Red 6-1 Lydiate AFC Liverpool 8-4 Birkdale United Under 17/18 Championship Dynamo Rangers 1-4 Hudson Celtic Southport Trinity 1-0 Redgate Yellow Formby JSC Black 0-2 Birkdale Black Fixtures Week Ending 7th December 2014 Under 11 Trisconi Cup Crosby Stuart v Southport FC Juniors Trinity White v Redgate White Under 12 John Disley Cup Town Green v Formby JSC White Ormskirk v Formby Rangers Under 13 Tom Galvin Cup Southport FC Juniors v Formby JSC Under 14 Anita Shaw Memorial Cup Southport FC Juniors v Southport Trinity Redgate Rovers v North Sefton Under 16 Adam Bell Cup Southport FC Juniors v Churchtown Athletic Under 17/18 Geoff White Memorial Cup Birkdale United v Burscough Green Myers v Birkdale Black Under 17 Premiership Hudson Rangers v Town Green Related Comments comments!