Crosby Stuart JFC 2
Formby FC 1
FORMBY took the lead early on, but the lads kept their heads and equalised shortly afterwards courtesy of Liam Wilson. Both teams battled it out and had chances throughout the game.
Towards the end Crosby stepped up a level and were rewarded with a winning goal which was scored by Luke Caffery.
A special mention to Matthew Corris, Liam Wilson and Paddy White who all had an outstanding game.
Crosby Stuart u13s 4
CROSBY took the hard route to get through to the final of the cup. A little against the run of play, Luke Wilson-Jones scored early on to put Crosby in the lead.
That seemed to inspire Northfield who scored three of their own before half-time.
Crosby could easily have crumbled but they came out more determined in the second half and a goal from Christian Murphy lifted the team's spirits. More pressure from Crosby led to a free-kick outside the box which Liam Riley converted into Crosby's third, giving the Northfield 'keeper little chance of saving.
The game then looked to be heading towards extra time when Crosby were awarded a penalty which Luke McClelland successfully converted. Man of the match Jack Copeland worked tirelessly to tame a strong Northfield central midfield pairing. There were solid performances too from Verdell Nza, James Walsh, Sam Hepworth and Tom Cain. Good luck in the Final!
Crosby Stuart U12s 3
Maghull FC U12s 0
THE boys had to withstand some early first half pressure to win this game and were grateful for Ciarán Brady’s save in the 11th minute and the rebound blazing over the bar not to go a goal down in the first quarter. They finally came alive towards the end of the half as Jacob Johnston and Josh Charnock shot wide and the keeper tipped the ball off Adam Wilding’s head just before the break.
Lewis Halpin’s presence in the second half gave them a much more potent threat and he saw a handful of shots go narrowly wide.
Wilding and Ciarán Shannon had chances and when Shannon saw his shot cannon off the crossbar, it seemed that Crosby were out of luck. Finally, in the 48th minute, Charnock and Shannon combined to set up Johnston with an easy tap home and the busy midfielder was denied his second when he was upended in the box two minutes later.
Captain Caleb Willis’ penalty was well beyond the keeper to increase the lead. Johnston got his second after 52 minutes, touching home a Ben Bellis free kick that was far too good for the Maghull defence and he was denied a hat-trick in five minutes when his shot from another Bellis ball into the box was spectacularly cleared off the line. Another solid defensive display, setting up the win and a clean sheet, saw Joe Holbrook take the Man of the Match award.
Crosby Stuart JFC U-11 1
THE girls paid a dear price for a lacklustre first half display, finding themselves 3-0 at half time, they lifted themselves to give a much better second half creating lots of chances. Charlotte Graham was player of the match. Hannah Lenahan scored the consolation.
Crosby Stuart U-12 1
A RESULT that does not match the girls’ effort, the first half was all about Birkdale attack with Crosby hitting on the counter attack.
The girls went 1-0 down by half time but had all to play for, Crosby were much better in the second period but again a defensive lapse led to a Birkdale second but a minute later Alice Fletcher hit one back and it was game on but again silly mistakes cost dearly when Birkdale were gifted more goals.
Crosby created more chances and the 5-1 scoreline gives a false impression of the side’s performance, player of the match went to Mia Riley Hickey.
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Crosby Stuart JFC U-8
THE boys played really well today, it proved they had being listening at training.
All the team where awarded MOM. Bayley McDonald got his name on the score sheet.
Crosby Stuart U-9s 0
S&A Amateurs Blue 3
CROSBY played excellent football against a determined team, where the result was against the run of the game.
Crosby started strongly, with the forwards, Danny Lamb, Jack Symes, Lawrence Smith and Ben Murphy passing the ball around well and creating lots of chances which they were unfortunate not to convert to a score.
Defenders, James Fortune and Kieran James, and goal keeper Lewis Tisdall, were able to easily clear the ball forward to deny Ainsdale any score.
Crosby pushed forward in the second half to produce more chances at goal, but this also allowed Ainsdale to counter attack. Strong defending from Sam Coupland and goal keeper Oliver Hadwin managed to quash most of the attacks and create good chances for forwards Daniel Forsyth and Manolis Poniris.
Crosby Stuart U-14s 1
Mac Brit U-14s 2
IT WAS a poor first half performance from Crosby, trailing 2 nil at half time. They battled back in the second half but couldn't do enough. Sam Draper got Crosby's only goal.
Crosby Stuart U-15s 1
CROSBY had so much of the ball but could only score once. Marine defended well until captain and MOM Jasmine made a fine solo run and squeezed the ball past the goalie. Marine broke away twice and scored after Crosby’s defence went asleep.