Match Reports - 10th & 11th May 2019

12 May 2019 in Club News

Match Reports - 10th & 11th May 2019 Match Reports - 10th & 11th May 2019
Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports
1st Team Saturday, 11 May 2019
After a shaky start by st Jude’s at the Meadow on Saturday the boys ran out convincing winners 54-10 against visitors Askam, with 10 different try scorers. It was the visitors who struck first on 20 mins after some excellent scrambling defence to stop Jude’s on several occasions but it was inevitable that the Maroon Machine would finally break through and on 24 mins Sponsors Man of the Match Jack Rimmington sneaked in from close range, Danny Fallon goaled. This was quickly followed with tries from Lewis Melling and Connor Parkinson, Both goaled by the boot of Fallon and Jude’s went in 18-10 at the break. The second half was a different story as Forwards Tom Owen, Josh Hill, NCL Man of the Match Gav Rodden and Mike Stevenson bossed the middles and with Darryl King and Danny Fallon at the helm of all Jude’s attacks Askam had no answers to the pace of Jude’s attacks and further tries by Darryl King, Reece Mathews, Joey Brady Danny Fallon, Josh Hill, Baz Rothwell and Dec Parkinson ,Danny Fallon converting 4 of them completed a good day at the Meadow.

Completion Rate..1st 48%....2nd 69%
Top Tacklers..Josh Hill 23. Tom Owen 21. Joey Brady 21
Top Meters… Tom Owen 170. Joey Brady 150. Josh Hill 140
A Team Saturday, 11 May 2019
Masters Saturday, 11 May 2019
Wigan St Judes Masters took on Golborne Parkside Masters and Spring View Masters in a round robin of masters games at Parsons Meadow. Judes try scorer on the day was Martin Fisher.
Under 18’s Sunday, May 12, 2019
Under 16’s Sunday, May 12, 2019
Under 15 Sunday, May 12, 2019
Thatto HeathHome42-6
Judes welcome Thatto to the meadow in a Cup and League double header. Judes were soon on the attack after a great kick off that found the dead ball line. It wasn’t long before we were recording our first points with a basketball style pass over to Reagan Sumner who showed great footwork to break through the gap and score. Following the try though Judes made a few mistakes, but a big defensive effort by Junior pushing the player back and Logan scooping up the kick, denied Thatto taking advantage. We replied with a good try from Connor Hill, after a great ball from Callum to Connor who set off with the fullback still to beat and just ran round him to score. A Thatto knock-on in their set gave us the ball back and we work our way back up field. A great run from Junior but equal defence from Thatto who held him up and deny us this set. They did surrender the ball though coming away from their line and Judes are close with 6 tackles in the bag. A big drive from Harvey sets up Eliot Peposhi who has started scoring these tries from dummy for fun! Thatto try a short kick-off but a great take by Reagan who buys us territory up field. Our next points came from nowhere and was just sheer keeping the ball alive and see what happens! Callum managed to slip the pass away in collision to Junior who put in an unorthodox pass to Reagan who shot off to score from the play he had started. Callum Silcock nailed a brilliant conversion from the touch line on the stroke of half time and put us 24-0 up at the break.

Not the best start to the second half when a good break is halted for a forward pass and Judes also being pulled for 3 to 4 penalties on the bounce, gave Thatto enough tackles to penetrate our line and score a converted try. After a couple of untidy sets, Judes were awarded a penalty for offside with 6 more close to the Thatto line, all we needed though was 2 more plays when Junior Nsemba set up and ran with intent at the line to score directly under the sticks. Thatto tried a short kick off again, but after the ball bouncing all over we thankfully retrieved possession. Thatto were caught offside and a booming kick into touch put us in a great attacking position again. The ball was switched from right to left with good play down the line which created space for Eliot Peposhi to score his second. Another fantastic kick from Callum right off touch put us 36-6 ahead. Thatto tried to milk a penalty, but the new RFL ruck ruling meant the penalty was over turned in Judes favour, so Judes were attacking their opponents line again. Up step Harvey to score one of his signature tries, head down, run with ball and crash over to score. Converted easily by Callum Silcock, who was 100% with the boot today, on both conversions and kicks in play. A massive kick from Callum bounces all over and only thing Thatto could do is kick it dead for a drop out. Judes played the ball quickly to try for more points in the dying minutes, but they were just too eager and the ball went out over the side line. Reagan had the last play of the match, after being switched to fullback took a high bomb well and returned up field with interest, taking the tackle and ending the game with a good win 42-6 to Judes.

Not the prettiest game of rugby league today, we only had 1 sub and a few players switched position, but we did enough to grind out the win. There’s a lot of spirit in this camp and how we are coping with injuries and switches of position is just amazing. Well done boys and great win which sees us go into the Cup Semi-Final!

Today’s man of the match chosen by Thatto, deservedly went to Reagan Sumner, top game today, played at both centre and fullback and still put in a sterling performance. Really made a difference in our attack and bagged himself a brace of tries to.
Under 14’s Sunday, May 12, 2019
Leigh Miners RangersAway32-4
Judes marched into the Semi Finals of the U14’s Lancashire Cup with a comprehensive win at Leigh Miners. Judes were in control from minute 1 until the end, scoring some fine tries and keeping LMR to a single consolation try in the dying minutes. Some excellent performances that deserve a mention from Kyle Leonard, Hayden Park and Joe Burrows putting in a great defensive stint from the bench.

Tries coming from:

Daniel Walsh 2
Hayden Park 1
Noah High 2
Jack Gallagher 1
With Tom Ratchford kicking 4 goals.

Man of the Match awarded from the opposition coaches:

1. Daniel Walsh
2. Noah High
3. Danny Frost
Under 13’s - Maroons Sunday, May 12, 2019
Salford City RoostersHome40 -14
St Jude’s 40 -14 Salford City Roosters
Try scorers Liam Gant 5, Layton Cottom and Owen Dewhurst
Conversions: Lewis Banks 6
Well done today lads, a fantastic team performance with lots of positives and some areas to work on. Special mention to Liam Gant who scored 5 tries on his debut and also thoughts with our Scott Finney who in keeping with the Judes’ bad luck tradition has broken his wrist (get well soon lad)!
Also welcome back to Big Mo who had a storming return!

Man of the Match: Liam Gant
Parents Player: Mohammed Abbasi
Coaches Award: Cody Newton

Next game is home game against Thatto Heath
Under 13’s - Golds Sunday, May 12, 2019
Leigh Miners u13sHome6-26
The boys took on the talented Leigh Miners today in quarter final of the Lancashire Cup.
Our very first run out in the Lancashire Cup and we were disappointed to have been dealt our first loss of the season.

Our boys took first blood with Keegan Boyd's power proving too much for the Rangers Pack. His hand off was phenomenal and he went from end to end with great speed and strength. Up there for try of the season! Corey Roden sinking the 2 6-0

It all went wrong from here! Our boys just didn't seem to wake up and allowed Miners just too much room to run. Miners are an outstanding outfit who have dominated our age group for the last three years and you can't give them time and space that we did today and expect them not to run away with it.

Miners scored 5 tries to our 1 and we couldn't fault their efforts today.

There were some strong points for our lads today; Keegan Boyd made fantastic yards, running hard and working tirelessly. Aron Fleming kept his wing tidy and stopped anyone running his way. We had a debut game for Tom Anderson (Talk about the hardest start!) And he had a good strong run out and Taylor Kerr stepped in at 13 to allow Luis Houghton to drop in at prop in the absence of our regular prop, Jake Hare, both boys settled well with the adjustments and just got on with the game.

So, we are out the cup but we are still top of the Premier league. It's time to brush ourselves down and get back to business on Friday.

A short report is not what I'm used to but it was definitely one of those days where we were our own worst memory.

M.O.M Aron Fleming
Opposition M.O.M Keegan Boyd
Captains choice Austin Daniel

Keegan Boyd

Corey Roden
Under 12’s Monday, May 13, 2019
Under 11’s Sunday, May 12, 2019
Under 10’s - Maroons Sunday, May 12, 2019
St judes 34 -40 waterhead

What an outstanding performance today, our attack was just brilliant just a shame we didn't get the win. Keep the hard work up guys we are coming on leaps and bounds, UTJ!!!

Match day trophy winner's -

MVP - Ethan Ridyard
Coaches award - Teddy Wallwork
Parents award - Zac Dennett
Under 10’s – Golds Sunday, May 12, 2019
Judes golds 40-18 Culcheth

Great kick from Tadgh to start the game, quickly scooped up by culchech but this was followed by a big hit from big Jack.
Judes defence was unbreakable.
Kick from culchech well taken by tadgh, good run down wing from Harrison. Showing good passing skills down the line and chiz scoring the first try.
4 - 0
Culchech cant break the judes line of defence.
Another set of 6 for culchuth in judes territory,
Last tackle kick from culchech, lil slip by Tyler but ball taken by Aston.
Chiz using his size well and skill and making good yards for judes half way down pitch, handing off the offence.
Last tackle from judes, kick by Kian,
Culcheth not making many yards past the judes wall. Kick from culcheth tadgh chased the ball and run it back,
Deacon did a daring run down the touch but unluckly got taken out into touch
Judes not losing there focus all over culcheth in attacking and defence.
Culcheth set of 6, cody going in for some big tackles, Judes keep culcheth back, deacon in on every tackle taking them out,
Judes on the ball oscar takes it out there 10 yards. Harrison charges down the touch line length of pitch to an amazing try.
8 - 0

Scrum judes feed
Chiz and big Jack making the yards, kian who then drew the opposition in then with quick hands got it down the line finishing with chiz who bulldozed his way through culcheth's defence to score his second try,

12 - 0

Sloppy mistake by culcheth by knock on quickly taken by Deacon, big J charging through, great passing down the line which was snapped up by Aston who sprinted down touch line to score a try, with conversion by oscar.

18 - 0 end of first half

Scrum Culcheth feed.
Judes all over the opposition, but culcheth manage to break the judes defence chased well by Harrison but got there abit too late letting in culchechs first try then conversion

18 - 6

Kick by culcheth well taken by Brad, knock on from judes in there own half. Judes losing a little focus giving culcheth a chance.
Culcheth played the ball quick near the judes line and take opportunity and scored with a conversion.

18 - 12

A little talk from the judes coaches quickly put the fire back in there bellys and
Judes play on with chiz charging through the culcheth defence with good hand offs to score a much needed try to give the lads that boost they needed.

24 - 12 conversion by kian

Tyler on the wing getting stuck into what comes towards him followed by a fired up team mates who on every single tackle helped there team mate take them down. Culcheth try to get the ball out quick but couldn't break judes defence with Kian taking a little knock but soon shrugs this off and gets back to business.

Harrison makes a good run followed by Tadgh, driving the ball down the pitch showing good team play.

Culcheth in possession who
Knock on.

Cody makes some yards moving forwards carrying a few of the opposition who clinging on to him.
Judes pass it down the line chiz draws Culcheth in then quickly gets it to Oscar who quickly sees the opportunity to score and takes the ball over the line.

28 - 12

Can see Deacon getting wound up and channeling that aggression by using it on the pitch taking down any opposition with the ball coming towards him.

Culcheth have possession of the ball who try tirelessly to break through what seems like an unbreakable defence being taken down by Oscar and Deacon, kick picked up by Aston, Deacon got the ball who then scored a blinding try and also the kicking conversion taking the score to.

34 - 12

Judes showing great defence continuously but culcheth manage to break through towards our line but ended up being stopped in there tracks by a brilliant tackle by Oscar who got his arms wrapped around there legs immobilizing him.

A Knock on by big Jack, a little lack of concentration close to there own line given culcheth another set of 6. Which they then managed to break through our defence to score but not before an unlucky big hit from chiz which almost certainly taken some wind from the lad.

34 - 18

Judes drive it down the pitch looking for that one last try not losing any focus playing some good rugby, Jack Myers gains possession who then takes it over the line followed by a great conversion taking the final score to.

40 - 18

Trophy winners go to:

Top tackler: Deacon
Player Man Of Match: Chiz
Man Of Match Opposition: Chiz
Coaches Man Of Match: Oscar

Thanks to Shaun houghton and Leanne Paula for match report
Under 9’s Sunday, May 12, 2019
Under 8’s Sunday, May 12, 2019
Under 7’s Sunday, May 12, 2019
St cuthbertsHome48 -28
Opposition mom Sam charnock
Opposition mom oscar wallwork
Coach MOM Rhys Hilton
Coach MOM Charlie Hibbert
Coach award Cameron Richardson
Crunch tackle award Charlie Hibbert
Crunch tackle award oscar wallwork
Try scorers
Jack Needham 4
Sam charnock, oscar wallwork, Cameron Richardson, Blake wakelin, Charlie Hibbert, Harry Myers, George Ford, Ethan cozens.  


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