14 Jun 2021 in Club News
Match Reports - 11th-13th June 2021
|Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports|
|MATCH REPORT DATE||TEAM||OPPOSITION||VENUE||SCORE||MATCH REPORT|
|Friday, 11 June 2021||Under 11's||Golborne Parkside||Home||18-16||St Judes looked in confident form as they got off to great start in this Friday night match against Golborne Parkside. Strong running from the forwards early in the game really set the tone for the rest of the match.|
Tough defence from everyone and a good kicking game from Leyton Semmens forced Golborne into a number of early errors. St Judes quickly took advantage with Callum Hastings racing in for a great try on the left wing and Jack Fullerton adding the conversion. St Judes continued to build pressure before Leyton Semmens chased his own kick to score the second try of the game. Lenny Unsworth added the extra two points.
Golborne squeezed a try and a conversion in just before half time but St Judes opened the second half in strong form once again. The hard work of the forwards laid a platform for Owen Gibson and Layton Semmens to create opportunities out wide for the centres and wingers. Ethan Spence scored a great try down the left side using his strength to fend off the Golborne defence. Harvey Woolfenden kicked the conversion to extend the Judes lead.
Golborne fought back hard in the second half to score two tries but missed one of the conversions. An excellent all-round performance from St Judes with the coach's man of the match going to Layton Semmens and the away coach selecting Ben Green. Top tacklers for Judes were Owen Gibson and Ben Green.
|Saturday, 12 June 2021||1st Team||Ince Rose Bridge||Home||30-44||Judes first team played ince rose bridge at home|
in what was to be a high scoring highly disciplined local derby ,both teams defences we’re shaky which led to a entertaining game with judes going in for the first score a try by Reece storey ,that was the last time judes led the match, judes scored a further 5 try’s by Connor Parkinson 2, Darryl king 2, and Chris Pimblet one with goals by Gary McMahon 2 and Darryl king 1 but 30 points was deemed not enough eventually losing 30 -44
Mom for judes Gary McMahon ,closely followed by back rower Chris pimblet and a determined Daryl king and centre Connor Parkinson
|Saturday, 12 June 2021||A Team||Blackpool Scorpions||Away||8-38||St Judes NWML sides unbeaten start to the season came to an end with a 38-6 defeat away at Blackpool Scorpions.|
The young St Judes side gave everything as usual, frustrating the big Blackpool forwards with their resilient defending for the majority the game.
However the loss of 4 key players through injury early in the first half made life very difficult for St Judes and the home side eventually broke them down to take a 16-0 lead into the break.
A Jack Mills try at the start of the second half gave the Wigan side hope at 16-6, but despite holding out Blackpool for long periods of the second half, it was the last quarter of the game that saw Blackpool take control with a series of unanswered late tries and saw the home side run out eventual 38-6 winners.
Despite the result, credit must go to every single player for giving their all in the most trying of conditions.
Will Prior was the Blackpool choice for man of the match, with Nathan Moore, John Astle, Jack Walmsley, Scott Robinson, and Danny Clayton all worthy of a mention with their heroic efforts.
|Saturday, 12 June 2021||Masters||Rylands||Home||0-0||The Judes masters made their long awaited return to playing after their last game way back in January 2020. Judes played Rylands down at parsons meadow on a very hot day. Both sides played some enterprising and entertaining rugby league. Judes tries came from Ant Ridyard (2), Paul McCormick, Chris Cobley and Ian Fitzhenry. special mention to Martin Fisher who made his 75th appearance for Judes masters and also to the five debutants Mick Tate, Dom Sheridan, Craig Horrigan, Chris Ford and Phil King|
|Sunday, 13 June 2021||Under 10's - Maroons||oldham st annes||Home||32-0||just scored first with joel deacon and Followed by liam wood 1 henry morris 2 meallan ward 3|
conversions deacon wood williams flynn
Good soild performance from the maroons keeping a clean sheet against oldham st annes with some outstanding rugby from this young st judes side who are progressing each week and also well done to oldham st annes who never gave up and competed well top effort
|Sunday, 13 June 2021||Under 18's||Ince Rose Bridge||Home||18-36|
It’s difficult to comprehend how we go from beating a top team like we did last week to losing so easily this week. It didn’t help with our Josh being walked off injured in the first minute, so had to lose one of our subs early. I get the conditions were horrendous, very hot and sticky, but it took us a good 20 minutes to get going in the game, when we should have been at our freshest!
Bridge were 2 scores ahead off the back of us not keeping hold of the ball and it could have been easily a third, except the ref denied for a forward pass. A break from Jake seemed to kick start the game for Judes and he made good yards after handing off the defender and showing what effort is needed. Off the back of that Ryan made brilliant yards and got a great pass away to Callum who was on hand to shoot through and score under the sticks, making an easy conversion for himself. This was more like the Judes we saw last week and hopefully we could take this momentum into second half.
We were only 10-6 down in the game and still well in with a shout, the lads seemed to be more positive and after a settling opening set started to get more control of the game. Tom put some great work in down the middle to create a platform for our attack and off back to back penalties we were in a position to be attacking the Bridge line. An opening surge by Brook got us close and the ball was played to our Man of the Match again, Ryan, who picked out a stonking pass to Callum, who timed his run perfectly, to split the defence and score a good conversion to take us in the lead 12-10. Bridge kick off the restart and the ball came down in-front of Callum, who booted it down field football style and chased the ball, he did get to it first, but just couldn’t control the bounce and fumbled the ball, inventive play though and if it had come off would have been an impressive 6 pointer, unlucky Cal.
We had Bridge on the rack, but instead of capitalising on that, we seemed to just fold after Bridge scored a quick 4 pointer, putting them back in the lead. Things went from bad to worse, with mistake after mistake and some lack-lustre defence allowing Bridge to score 3 easy tries. We just couldn’t get our hands on the ball and after the first time in what seemed like forever, we played simple rugby and Ben Ollerton was in a great position to take the ball, break the defence and steam to the line, proving we had it in us to score points. A fantastic conversion out wide nailed by Callum, made the score slightly more respectable at 18-30, but not enough time left in the game to pull it back. Especially after Bridge scored again out wide, which was off a forward pass not spotted by the ref. A good conversion, nailed from touch by the Bridge number 7, saw the game go to our opponents 18-36.
A few too many mistakes in that match today and decisions not going our way saw Bridge get a healthy win. We should have been well up for this game after our last encounter and off the back of a great win last week, instead we took a step back. If we would had managed the game better after we took the lead, it could have easily been a different story at the end. Back to lots of hard work on the training field this week to get us ready for our must win cup match next week.
|Sunday, 13 June 2021||Under 8's - Golds||Ashton Bears||Away||X X||Today was a really good test for the team and they did brilliantly well. We came up against a well organised side with more than double the number of players that we had.|
Every single player played out of their skin today and did themselves and their team proud, holding their own throughout.
Player of the match was Jacob who carried on playing after hurting his hand a few times.
Opposition player of the match was Reagan after an excellent display, taking the ball in play and scoring tries.
|Sunday, 13 June 2021||Under 9's - Golds||Orrell St James Blues||Home||56 v 56||It was a very hot afternoon and with only one sub the kids had to put their all in to the game and they did. Despite the heat they played well and put 100% into the game and helped each other out when needed.|
Try scorers; Finley Buckley 1. Luis Atkinson 4. Jacob Daven 3. Mason Ash 1. Ronnie Baynham 3. Harrison 1.
Player of the match - Harrison Kear
Best effort - Rhys Hilton
Parents player - Isaac Atherton
|Sunday, 13 June 2021||Under 9's - Maroons||Thatto heath||Away||40-36||Tough game today, the kids all played well, especially in that heat. End to end rugby, really close game. Try scorers - Jack, Ozzie, Kian Blake, Leo and Sam. Trophy winners - George, Sam, Nathan, Jack and Blake.|