03 May 2021 in Club News
Match Report - 1st & 2nd May 2021
|Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports|
|MATCH REPORT DATE||TEAM||OPPOSITION||VENUE||SCORE||MATCH REPORT|
|Sat, 1 May 2021||Under 8's - Golds||Wigan Bulldogs||Home||52 40||Today's game built on the impressive return to rugby last week at Chorley.|
The kids played brilliantly well again and increased the number of completed sets in the game from last week which was the task for this week.
They've listened to feedback in training and put it in to practice in the match which is great to see.
There was some excellent play from both sides keeping the ball alive using passing and evasion to make their way up the pitch.
Player of the match - Logan - he's great in both matches so far. Some excellent tackling efforts, great runs, communicating with his team mates and scoring tries.
Opposition player of the match - Jacob
Special mention to our parents as the Bulldogs coach made a point to thank them for creating a friendly and fun atmosphere which is great to hear.
|Sat, 1 May 2021||Under 10's - Golds||Golborne Parkside||Home||50-26||A dry but chilly morning Kick off for the Gold’s V Golborne.|
This is the first match that the boys have played with an official match referee.
Toby Hutchinson was the captain, who won the coin toss and requested to receive the ball. Golborne kicked off, Thomas Atherton receiving it. Running the ball well through the team, Golborne managed to keep us out for the first set of 6.
Golborne worked hard to push Judes down the field, but a knock on occurred, with the ball back in Judes hands, again our boys gaining some good yardage, passed the ball to Declan Haskayne who pushed his way through the Golborne players to score the first try of the game. Alex Griffiths converting. 6-0
Golborne’s attack was amazing but Judes defense was too good to let them in, turn over to Judes 2nd pass of the ball and Jamie Kelly flew down the wing ducking and diving to score in the corner. Jamie Kelly converting his own try. 12-0
Golborne returned with an excellent set passing the ball through the team to score their first try of the game, completing it with a conversion. 12-6.
Judes returned with try from Toby Hutchinson right in the corner, Alfie Jennings just missing the conversion. 16-6.
Golborne fought back scoring another try, missing the conversion. 16-10.
Jayden Johnstone flew through the attacking team down the field to score his try, Declan Haskayne missing the conversion. 20-10.
Half time score Wigan St Judes Gold’s 20 Golborne 10.
An amazing second half were the Judes boys stepped it up.
A few decisions didn’t go our way, with being offside. But the boys didn’t let this get them down, a try coming from Will Cobley as he scooped the ball from the play, tucking himself in between the attacking side, missed conversion from Jayden Johnstone. 24-10.
Another try for Toby Hutchinson in the corner, Will Cobley missing the conversion. 28-10
Judes worked hard as Golborne raced down the field, but Judes being penalized for offside giving Golborne another set of 6, right on the try line. With an amazing team effort Judes managed to keep them out. Judes returned with another try from Declan Haskayne, Toby Hutchinson missing the conversion. 32-10.
Henlea Baynham was on fire as he weaved in and out of the attacking Golborne side to score a try for himself. Alex Griffiths missing the conversion. 36-10
Golborne returned a try and a conversion 36-16.
Another set from the boys passing the ball out to Thomas Atherton, who travelled over the whitewash. Henlea Baynham converting. 42-16
Golborne again returned with a try, missing the conversion. 42-20.
Judes not scoring on their set.
Judes Let another try in from Golborne, with a conversion, before Will Cobley scored a try from the first play of the ball in the set. Manny Campbell-Webb just missing the conversion. 46-26.
The last try of the game came from Alfie Jennings who powered his way to and over the try line. Thomas Atherton missing the conversion. 50-26.
Final score Wigan St Judes U10’s Golds 50, Golborne Parkside 26.
Amazing performance from 11 players who played the full 40 minutes without any subs.
Man of the match – Henlea Baynham.
Top Tackler – Declan Haskayne
Special mention – Jayden Johnstone for stepping up his game and putting some big tackles in.
Overall a great win from a great set of lads who have gelled so well with having so long away and welcoming new players into the team.
|Sun, 2 May 2021||Under 9's - Maroons||Blackbrook royals||Away||56-36||MOM Lola Turner. Opposition MOM Tommy Gleeson. Top tackler Oscar Wallwork. Crunch tackler Lola Turner. Try scorers - Lola, Sam, Evan, Jack, Tommy, Kian, Ethan and George. Great team work shown at today's game, all dug in deep when they needed to. Brilliant defence and tackles.|
|Sun, 2 May 2021||Under 9's - Golds||Liverpool Lions||Home||32 - 60||Good effort by all today. It is nice to see we are all starting to gel as a team.|
Try scorers - Jacob Daven 3
Ronnie Baynham 2
Luis Atkinson 3
Man of the Match - Isaac Atherton
Best Effort and opposition player - Ronnie Baynham.
Parents player - Jacob Daven
|Sun, 2 May 2021||Under 18's||Orrell St James||Home||6-46||Not a good day at the office today, but these friendly games are less about winning more about testing out combinations and set moves. Judes started positively with some strong running and a couple of fantastic tackle busts by our second row Rio, which did get Judes on the front foot, but a wide pass to the wing found touch. Judes continued to attack, but just couldn’t find a finish to their sets and Orrell were the first to go over to record their first points. Things just didn’t go our way first half, a loose ball was hoofed by Orrell starting a foot race which Judes won, but our player couldn’t control the ball and the Orrell player hacked at it again, it bobbled and landed perfectly in-goal to touch-down to record another 4 points. Two decent kicks from Callum, one for our winger to chase, unfortunately running dead and the second causing the Orrell player to knock-on, again we couldn’t complete our set to get any reward for that. Judes are awarded a penalty for holding and had decent territory, unfortunately knock-on and blow the opportunity. Orrell break and a fantastic tackle by our winger put a halt to them scoring, unfortunately was pulled for a high shot, which gave them another 6 and another try. When Orrell got on a roll, our defence seemed to crumble and their hooker took full advantage to weave his way through to score untouched. Our first half did end with a flourish from our fullback Sam, who caught a high ball well and returned with interest, he looked like he was heading for the line, but scrambling Orrell defence just caught him, which saw the refs whistle end the first half 0-20.|
Judes started the second half giving away a couple of penalties which gave too much territory to Orrell and they were soon over. Both Ryan and Callum tried to break the Orrell defence with some cheeky chip and chases, but their fullback did just enough to cover the ball. Orrell reply with what was a soft try just going through the motions to score, taking the score to 0-30. Judes reply with some strong defence and force a knock-on, but they needed to capitalise on that gift, but they couldn’t find the finish they needed to do that. Judes did manage to string a good passing play together and it shows that keeping it simple works and a great ball from Sam to our Man of the Match Ryan, who spied a gap in the defence and ran on the arc to bring it back under the sticks to score, making a better position for Callum to convert the try. Finally Judes were on the board 30-6, but with a massive hill to climb. A chip over of the ball seemed to work this time and Ryan was clear, but was brought down and unlike last week the penalty was correctly given by the ref. This gave Judes an excellent position to set up an attack and Callum was over the line, looked like he touched down, but was deemed held up. Orrell replied and easily found their way down the other end and their prop is given the ball and everyone just stands and watches him run for the line and score and on the next play he crashes over again to record his brace. Orrell are awarded a penalty and decide to go for touch, the ball didn’t make it and is kept in brilliantly by Connor M on the wing. Orrell did get the ball back and on the next set saw them spread it easily and finish the game scoring in the corner for a 6-46 victory.
Not easy taking that result on the chin, but Judes had decent short spells, they just couldn’t convert to points. Our team are better than that result, but they need to be switched on for the full match. It did point out the areas we need to work on the hardest and tested out some positions. Still lots of hard work needed for our new team, they will take some time to come together, but am sure we will become a force to be reckoned with.
|Sun, 2 May 2021||Under 12's - Maroons||Oldham St Anne's golds||Away||36-04||Today marked 413 days since the Maroons last went to play a rugby match and what a 59 weeks it has been. So much has happened since their last match, it was just nice to get out the house for a few hours even though most of it was spent in the car on the never-ending drive to Oldham St Anne’s. It was just good to see the boys back on the pitch again. I would like to welcome the new lads to the team, Harry, Thomas, Caleb and Jacob who all made their Maroons debuts today.|
I noticed on first glance that most if not all our players seemed to have grown considerably since last year. On reflection, I think with age I must have shrunk. Right down to the serious business now, a matter of the first game.
By coincidence or maybe these are just the same fixtures as last year, the match all theses days apart took us the same opponents as our last game Oldham St Anne’s Golds.
Ellis who along with Jack Worthy are the captains this year. Worthy recipients of the honours. Harry got the game started and some good defence from Jude’s especially from Jack and Joel led to a dropped ball St Anne’s. This then gave up the ball to Jack who made it up the pitch to open the scoring. 4-0. Billy Baxter then using his trust left peg to convert. 6-0.
Some excellent defence from Jude’s again with good work by Lewis and Zak. Ellis gained possession and after knocking a couple of players over in his path weaved through the rest of the defence to carry on where he left off by scoring yet another try. In full flow this lad is unstoppable and a joy to watch. Billy then easily converted. 12-0.
Some great running by Harry and Thomas really gained the metres for Jude’s and then Jack was able to score his 2nd try of the match. He really is a great all round player. His tackling is top drawer and he is a great example to the other lads in giving his all every game. Billy then from a tight angle converting to make it 18-0. I never doubted that wand of a left foot.
Some great tackling by Connor and Daniel keeping St Anne’s to no points. All the lads really putting their bodies on the line and some were tackling well above their weight and mine too. Ellis then went over with another fine solo effort with Billy making no mistake from in front. 24-0 at half time.
A few changes at half time but all the lads put in a shift defensively, giving everything to try and keep the score to 0. Unfortunately their defence was breached at the start of the 2nd half, looking like the ball was held up, without a video ref to confirm this was the case, the try was given but conversion was missed. 24-4.
Some good incisive attacking play using a few things they have been working on in training and Thomas was able to go over under the posts on debut. Billy converting yet again. 28-4.
Some tough tackling from Zak keeping them out again. He is like brick wall. A great routine set up Ethan to scoot underneath the sticks and the Billy with a perfect 6 from 6 to finish the match.
Final score 36-4
Overall a great display and great to see the lads enjoying themselves again after so long out. Credit to the kids who have put up with a lot this last year. Great to get back to some sort of normality.
Opposition Man of the Match Zak Dennett
|Sun, 2 May 2021||Under 12's - Golds||Blackbrook||Home||12-0||2nd game of the season against a great Blackbrook side who we have never beaten.|
Well today was the day the tables turned
12-0 was the end result to Jude’s golds
Blackbrook tried and tried to get in our half for the full 40 mins but our Jude’s golds lads was having non of it brilliant game and some great rugby by both sides but Jude’s came out on top
The 15 lads who pulled a maroon shirt on today was man of the match as it was a massive team effort
Oscar roper x2
|Sun, 2 May 2021||Under 10's - Maroons||westbank bears||Home||26-16|
tries joel deacon 3 Liam wood 1 henry morris 1
goals deacon williams flynn
opposition man off the match joel deacon
man off the match ryley flynn
top tackler meallan ward
oustanding effort henry morris scored his first try on his debut