16 May 2023 in Club News
Match Reports - 11th-14th May 2023
|Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports|
|MATCH REPORT DATE||TEAM||OPPOSITION||VENUE||SCORE||MATCH REPORT|
|Thursday, 11 May 2023||16's||Blackbrook/Woolston||Away||18-16||Judes made the short trip to the dark side to take on newly merged Blackbrook/Woolston looking to keep up their good form this season.|
From the off the lads looked flat and invited pressure and soon fell behind, an hour of frustration followed with below par performances by both players and officials creating what turned out to be a nail biting game. Judes did show grit to wrestle back the lead but a rare off day from the boot of Deecan Snape kept the away side in touching distance and they almost made us pay in the last few mins striking the post with a late conversion that would of levelled up the scores! A tough night but a very hard fought 18-16 victory sees the lads move upto 2nd in the table
Try Scorers - Ellis Peers, Rhyley Makin, Jaiden Drachenberg, Maison Thomas
Con - Deecan Snape (1)
Opposition MOM - Kian Stanton
Coaches MOM - Callum Moon
|Saturday, 13 May 2023||1st Team||Myton warriors||Away||34 -26||The 1st team had a great win in Hull against myton warriors 34-26|
Both teams scored 6 try’s apiece but it was the exceptional goal kicking of Jude’s scrum half Declan Parkinson, 5 goals , 4 of them from the touchline that got Jude’s the result
Judes try’s came from Barry Rothwell 1, James worthington 1, Jacob Dougdale 1 , fullback Conner Parkinson with 3trys completed the scoring for Jude’s
Great team effort once again, togetherness now is what’s getting the boys the wins, everyone playing there parts to get the results , credit also has to go to Dave Myerscough and his coaches ,creating the great team spirit
3 wins on the bounce UTJ
Top Tackles went to hooker Danny Fallon 30
Most Meters Conner Parkinson 225m
Ncl player of the match Conner Parkinson
No game for 1st team next Saturday, but get down to the meadow for NWM league team playing Pilkington recs
|Saturday, 13 May 2023||Masters||Clock Face||Away||0-0||Judes masters where back in action this week, as they made the very short trip to Clock Face in St Helens on a very sunny and warm Saturday lunchtime.|
The game was played in great spirit and some great rugby was played my both teams.
Tries for Judes on the day came from Anthony Ridyard, Paul McCormick and Tommy Gallagher
Special mention to Steve Lynch who made is Judes Masters debut.
|Sunday, 14 May 2023||10's - Golds||Wigan Bulldogs||Away||-||We headed over to the Bulldogs this morning on a warm May morning to take on a team we've played a couple of times already this season, so there were a lot of familiar faces for both teams.|
Both teams started the game with a good level of intensity.
Bailey made a strong drive up the pitch to open the field up for Harrison to take advantage for his first try of the game, which he converted.
Some strong defence from Judes forced the ball out of play from a scrum, some good play gave Ronnie the space for a strong run to get over for his first try, which he converted.
Strong marker play from Zaine and Ronnie pushed the Bulldogs attack back into their own half, completing the set without a kick. With the resulting play leading to Ronnie bursting over for another try, which wasn't converted.
Bulldogs grabbed a try just on half time following some good running, which was converted.
Following the half time break Judes kicked off with Zaine forcing a mistake. From the scrum, Joey made a very strong run to open the play up for Sam to dance through the defence to score, which was converted by Joey.
After recovering possession, Bailey and Jacob had some really strong drives to force us up the pitch. An excellent kick from Sam was picked out of the air by Ronnie, reminiscent of Michael Jordan in his prime, leading him to fly over the line for his hat trick, which was converted by Bailey. This was followed by a good try from Joey after some strong running, which Zaine converted.
Bulldogs pulled a try back, which wasn't converted, before Phoebe charged through the defence for a great try following a lot of pressure on the Bulldogs line in the corner, which wasn't converted.
Harrison galloped over for his second try of the day out on the wing, which Leo converted. This was followed up by a try from Bulldogs on full time, which wasn't converted.
Well done everyone!
Player of the match
Coaches - Bailey
Opposition - George
|Sunday, 14 May 2023||16's||Rochdale Mayfield||Home||11-10||Judes took the field for their 3rd game in 7 days hosting bogey team Rochdale Mayfield (who judes have never previously managed to beat) in the Lancashire Cup r2, and the nerves were there to see.|
Neither team were at their best and fatigue plus the heat seemed to sap energy quick , a tight 1st half saw the score tied at 6-6 with a Brad Birch try converted by Deecan Snape for Judes.
The 2nd half was more of the same ,very evenly matched and competitive without being clinical judes took the lead through Alfie Needham out wide with the conversation seemingly sailing over but ruled out , Mayfield responded with their own unconverted try leaving the scores all square at 10-10 going into.the final few mins..Step-up captain Nathan Stafford with ice in his veins to slot a superb 30 yard drop goal to win the game , outstanding result for a tiring Judes team who progress to the next round
|Sunday, 14 May 2023||11's - Maroons||Leigh East||Away||34-16||Judes visited a strong Leigh East side and put in an excellent performance from start to finish.|
The boys welcomed 3 debutants to the side, Zaine Peers, Cameron Richardson and George Lowe who all impressed in their first game.
Jude’s raced into a 24 nil lead at half time with tries from Kian Halliwell, Hendre Pretorius, Charlie Hibbert and Sam Charnock.
Leigh East got one back early in the second half but it was consolation as Jude’s scored again with a long range effort from Sam Charnock putting the game out of reach. Leo Wallwork sealed the win with an excellent long range try under the sticks.
Stand out performers were Hendre Pretorius, Sam Charnock and Kian Halliwell
That’s now 4 wins in a row for the Maroons
Tries: Charnock (2), Halliwell, Pretorius, Wallwork and Hibbert
Goals: Hibbert, Ford, Wallwork, Wright and Khan
Opposition M.O.M - Kian Halliwell
M.OM - Hendre Pretorius
Top tackler - Ethan Cozens
|Sunday, 14 May 2023||11's - Golds||Halton Hornets||Away||28 - 12||After a stressful week of SATs exams, the kids were ready to get back on the pitch and have fun.|
Golds kicked first, a great kick from today's captain led to a knock on. This was quickly used to create the first try by Dalton Jones. This was followed by a try and conversion by Andrew Monk.
A push back from Halton saw us go into half time 12 - 10 down.
After an encouraging half time talk, the team were ready to turn up the pressure. It didn't take long for Ian Monk to follow his brother over the try line, Jaxon Gore then went over the post. This was followed by a try and kick by Jacob Daven. The team dug into defence to make sure no more points were conceded. As the last few minutes were counting down, Rhys Hilton finished the game and cemented the win with a final try and conversion.
Captain - Andrew Monk
Try scorers - Dalton Jones (1), Andrew Monk (1), Ian Monk (1), Jacob Daven (1), Rhys Hilton (1).
Conversions - Andrew Monk, Jaxon Gore, Jacob Daven, Rhys Hilton.
Player of the Match - Ian Monk
Best Effort - Jack Mason
Parent's Player - Jaxon Gore
Opposition Player - Dalton Jones
Ref's Player - Jacob Daven (This is a new award we have started this week to show the kids that respecting the ref is important)
|Sunday, 14 May 2023||Women's||Heysham Atoms Ladies||Home||56-0||Today the st judes women were back in action after a couple months break, todays opposition was newly formed heysham atoms ladies.|
St judes heading into this game with confidence after some hard work over the past couple months. Getting on the score board early and applying pressure for full 80min.
Some nice ball play through hands backed up with some fast play proved to be too much for heysham. Defensively st judes were strong keeping the heysham ladies from scoring.
Some questionable decisions sadly saw Mia Regan have 4 tries chalked off but im sure she will soon be on the scoreboard.
Credit to heysham they dug deep and never give up and with time they will sure be a tough test for teams.
Try scorers for st judes were
Lindsey Butler 4
Rebecca Mason 3
Georgia Mole 3
Aimee Bradshaw 2
Gemma Burgess 1
Rebecca Mason 3
Player of the match voted by heysham was Aimee Bradshaw.
Congratulations to the 6 ladies making their debut for st judes…