31 May 2021 in Club News
Match Report - 20th & 30th May 2021
|Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports|
|MATCH REPORT DATE||TEAM||OPPOSITION||VENUE||SCORE||MATCH REPORT|
|Saturday, 29 May 2021||1st Team||Leigh East||Home||12-14||Judes first home match proved to be close encounter against a determined Leigh east with both teams defence solid and yards hard to come by through the middle,a good passing movement unlocked the east defence Lewis Melling joining the line to put Reece Mathews in for try in the corner.|
East replied with a converted try 4-6,A short side play from judes resulted in good try by josh Yates the halfback attacking the line at pace dummying and shooting in again the with both kickers off the field the conversion missed 8-6 ,once again east hit back with a try barging over from close range 8-10,with judes finding yards hard to make up the middle they once again moved the ball wide out wide good hands led to a second try by Reece Mathews again unconverted 12-10 ,on the hour mark Leigh east scored the last try wide out to win the game 12-14
Best for judes Josh Rogerson,Josh Hilll, Chris Rowe Reece Mathews and the NCL player of the match Lewis Melling
|Sunday, 30 May 2021||Under 15s - Maroons||Rylands sharks||Away||12 - 48||On a very hot day 11 judes players took to the field against a full strength Ryland's squad. Although the lads had weather and numbers against them another team on this day could have just thrown in the towel after going 18 nil down after a few minutes but not these lads. They rallied and when Lewis Banks went in under the sticks it showed that they were strong! It was never going to go judes way but they battled to final whistle and a try from Liam Grant reinforced that the lads can compete at this level and when the injured players return we will a force to be reckon with! The second half especially showed the lads can compete and keeping them to just two tries was a just reward. Well done lads!|
|Sunday, 30 May 2021||Under 12's - Golds||Leigh miners||Home||12-24||Jude’s golds vs miners|
What a game it turned out to be on a red hot bank holiday Sunday
There was 2 great teams on show today and the parents and spectators got a real good game to watch
The result didn’t do Jude’s performance any justice
Even the miners coaches agreed
As 2 defensive errors in the last 5 mins let miners in to win the game 24-12
Great effort from the boys today in probably there hardest game to date
Oscar roper 2
|Sunday, 30 May 2021||Under 12's - Maroons||Thatto Heath||Away||12-20||So Sunday morning took us the short distance to Thatto Heath in St Helens. The distance so short you can actually count the miles on an average St Helens person’s hands. Saying that it is only 10.5 miles so they do have a couple of fingers to spare. (Controversial early joke to start there, sorry). The small town is most famous for Johnny Vegas, probably best known for his role as Geoff ‘The Oracle’ Maltby in ITV’s ‘Benidorm’. Me and the character share a few things in common. We both have a lot of pointless information in our heads, a portly figure and we can’t handle our drink very well either.|
A lovely day and it was a good to see a big crowd in to watch the battle commence. A fairly small squad for the Maroon’s to pick from with a few injuries but this meaning more minutes for the lads on the pitch. In tough, hot conditions this was going to be a hard slog, it was just for me on the touchline.
Harry got us started with one of his huge kicks down the centre and then some great defence kept the scores level, then they breached the Maroon’s defence and went over in the corner. 4-0. Conversion missed. Some good running by Edwin, Zak and Joel moving Judes up the pitch but they were unable to capitalise. Thatto going forward again the double their lead to 8-0, conversion missed to the right hand side. 8-0. This seemed to put Maroons into life and some great running by Harry and then Zac to muscle his way through a few tackles and go over in the corner. That was more like it. Zac really gives it his all each week and it is showing its rewards with him going over the whitewash a few times this season. Conversion was missed but there was only a try in it at half time.
A welcome drinks break and the Maroons needed a fast start in the 2nd half and that is what happened. Some great individual play by Jacob running half the length of the pitch to gain great metres up the pitch providing Harry with ample time and pace to get over to equal the scores at 8-8. Unfortunately a tough conversion attempt was missed. Some great running by Lennon to get Judes up the pitch again but then Thatto got the ball back and scored a try, conversion scored 14-8. Some great defence by Judes and a try saving tackle by Caedan but on the next play they were able to go over to increase their lead with a converted try. 20-8.
It was all to do for Judes to get back into the game but a great trademark run by Zac again reducing the scores to 20-12. Time was running out for Judes but they were back on the attack again and Reuben with a great run, bulldozing past anyone in his way was cruelly denied a try which would have a made it an interesting last couple of minutes. Final score 20-12 to Thatto Heath.
A tough match in sweltering conditions, the lads did well. Just a few small errors got punished but the lads will learn from his. If game had gone on another 10 minutes, could have been a different story. Well done lads for giving it their all.
MVP Zac Dennett