Under 9 Jim Rourke Trophy A tremendous cup quarter final encounter was played at Deansgate Lane between two talented teams, whose sole objectives was to play great football. Following an earlier 1-1 draw in the league, this was again a very close encounter with Formby edging a thrilling first half following a thunderous 20 yard drive by Joe Johnson in the bottom corner after great work down the left by Ben Williams and Dan Griffin. Formby had at least half a dozen corners in the first half that Town Green`s keeper and defense coped with admirably. As expected Town Green upped the tempo in the second half and great goalkeeping by Toby Gladwin kept Formby in front.

Then a great move from defence involving Nick Abbott, Jack Lemmens and Elliott Cooper set up Joe Blanchard whose shot from the edge of the box nearly broke the crossbar, the ball tantalising dropped on the line and Joe Johnson was like a young Usain Bolt as he pounced and scored his and Formby JSC White’s second goal. Town Green put more pressure onto Formby’s defence and with 10 minutes to go pulled a goal back. At the other end another corner to Formby saw Joe Blanchard rise like Dixie Dean only for the giant Town Green keeper to pull off another great save. The last five minutes saw everybody giving 200% with Formby`s Kieran Hall covering every blade of grass.

Formby finally edging the game 2 – 1. Once again football was the winner here, as the very high standard of football teams in this Under 9 Leopards Division of the Craven Minor Leopards Divion is exceptional. Both teams were a credit to their respective clubs. Formby JSC White 2-1 Town Green Redgate White 3-4 Burscough S&A Amateurs Red 1-2 Redgate Yellow

Under 9 Leopards Southport Yellow move into second place with games in hand on defeated leaders Trinity White. Southport FC Yellow 4-1 Trinity White

Under 9 Panthers The top three, Formby Black, Crosby and Southport Black all won to consolidate their positions. Formby JSC Black 9-4 Trinity Blue Crosby Stuart 8-3 Formby Athletic S&A Amateurs Blue 2-2 Birkdale United Southport FC Black 6-1 Hesketh Colts

Under 10 Hawks Formby move to within two points of Redgate Green with a game in hand after their victory. Redgate Green 1-3 Formby FC Juniors

Under 10 Wilf Jenkinson Cup Redgate Yellow 1-6 Formby JSC Rangers Birkdale United 6-1 Redgate Black S&B Rangers 0-4 Colts Blue Town Green 0-1 Formby JSC White

Under 10 Charity Shield Formby FC Juniors 2-7 Trinity Blue Colts Red 0-5 Ormskirk Colts Green 1-4 Southport FC Juniors

Under 11 Premiership JSC join Birkdale Black in second after their narrow win. Birkdale Black 1-2 Formby JSC

Under 11 Championship Athletic and Birkdale s continue in the top two with their victories. Hesketh Colts 1-2 Birkdale S Formby Athletic 5-1 S&A Amateurs

Under 12 Premiership With leaders Redgate Black taking a day off, Billinge leapfrog Southport into second spot. Billinge 2-1 Formby JSC White Southport FC Juniors 1-1 Redgate Yellow

Under 12 Championship Three points separate the top three who all won today. S&A Amateurs 2-0 Town Green Formby JSC Black 3-6 Birkdale Hawks Southport Trinity 2-5 Hesketh Colts

Under 13 Leaders Birkdale R were held but Redgate, in second, were unable to capitalise. Southport Trinity 4-1 Redgate Rovers Birkdale R 1-1 Formby JSC Great Crosby 8-0 Southport FC Juniors

Under 14 Championship In what seems like a mis-match from the scoreline, Real pulled clear of second placed Burscough. Burscough Green 1-8 Real Waterloo

Under 15 Karen Potter Cup AFC Liverpool 3-3 Birkdale Black (aet – AFC won 7-6 on pens)

Under 15 Premiership Neither team has won a game this season but both had chances to end that run in a hard fought draw. Sefton Rangers 3-3 Maghull Youth

Under 15 Championship S&A Amateurs 2-5 Formby JSC

Under 16 Adam Bell Cup Crosby Stuart 1-4 Town Green

Under 16 Premiership Formby FC failed to capitalise with their game in hand on leaders Prescot being held by valiany JSC White. Formby JSC White 4-4 Formby FC Juniors

Under 16 Championship Maghull move within a point of the top with today’s performance. Colts Red 7-1 Formby JSC Black Marina Sands 0-4 Maghull Youth

Under 16 League One This one will go to the wire with leaders Trinity (21) and second placed Myers (18) both winning whilst third placed S&A (16) lost ground. Myers 7-1 Mitch S&A Amateurs 2-2 Colts Blue Southport Trinity 3-2 Burscough Green Redgate Green 2-1 Hudson Rangers

Under 18 Birkdale recorded their first win of the season in a tightly contested victory at sixth placed Maghull. Maghull Youth 1-2 Birkdale United Formby JSC 5-4 Formby Dons

 Karen Potter Craven Minor JFL Fixtures Week Ending  3rd February 2013

Under 9 Leopards Formby JSC White v Town Green S&A Amateurs Red v Redgate White Southport FC Yellow v Redgate Yellow Trinity White v Burscough

Under 9 Panthers Formby JSC Black v S&A Amateurs Blue Birkdale United v Southport FC Black Crosby Stuart v Trinity Blue Hesketh Colts v Formby Athletic

Under 10 Eagles Formby JSC White v Formby JSC Rangers Redgate Yellow v Trinity Blue Southport FC Juniors v Birkdale United Ormskirk v Town Green

Under 10 Hawks Formby FC Juniors v S&B Rangers Redgate Black v Colts Green Trinity White v Formby JSC Black

Under 11 Premiership Southport FC Juniors v Formby JSC Formby FC Juniors v Birkdale R Birkdale Black v Town Green

Under 11 Championship Hesketh Colts v Redgate Rovers Birkdale S v Crosby Stuart

Under 12 Premiership Formby JSC White v Birkdale Black Southport FC Juniors v Redgate Black

Under 12 Championship Town Green v S&A Amateurs

Under 13 Southport FC Juniors v Birkdale R

Under 14 Allen Langfeld Cup Southport FC Black v Hesketh Colts

Under 14 Premiership Southport Trinity v Town Green

Under 14 Championship Redgate Green v Burscough Green

Under 15 Premiership Birkdale United v AFC Liverpool Town Green v Sefton Rangers

Under 15 Championship Dynamo Rangers v S&A Amateurs

Under 16 Adam Bell Cup Birkdale United v Town Green

Under 16 Premiership Crosby Youth v Formby FC Juniors

Under 16 Championship Burscough v Formby JSC Black Colts Red v Marine

Under 16 League One Mitch v S&A Amateurs Southport Trinity v Myers

Under 18 Great Crosby CPSOB v Birkdale United Formby JSC v Maghull Youth

 By Mike Taylor

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