15 Apr 2019 in Club News
|Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports|
|1st Team||Saturday, 13 April 2019|
|St Jude’s travelled to Hull Dockers with a much changed side due to availability, injuries and work commitments and came Away with a cracking win 32-22. Man of the Match Gav Rodden was outstanding throughout the game along with wingers Dan Munt 2 tries and Lewis Melling 1 try. In the middles Josh Hill, Danny Clayton and Aaron Smith were right on there game along with Half Backs Darryl King and Dec Parkinson. Joey Brady moved to centre and got another try to keep him up there with the Divisions leading try scorers. Top Tacklers Dec Parkinson 20 and Josh Hill 20 . Top Meters once again Aaron Smith 200.. Completion Rate 66%...Penalty Count 9 for..6 Against…Other point scorers for Jude’s were Aaron Smith 1 try, Darryl King 1 try, …Darryl King 3 Goals, Gav Rodden 1 goal.|
|A Team||Saturday, 13 April 2019|
|St Judes NWML team came out 48-44 winners over Bury Broncos in a high scoring Division 2 clash at Parsons Meadow.|
Trie scorers for St Judes were Ash Marshall (2), Nathan Moore (2), Cal O’Connor, Luke Barrett, Curtis Berry, & Brett Taberner.
Nathan Moore was outstanding for St Judes and was deservedly given the man of the Match award.
|Masters||Saturday, 13 April 2019|
|Bank Quay Bulls|
|Judes Masters made the short trip to Bank Quay Bulls Masters a game played in good spirit Judes tries came from Darron Roberts and Geoff Walls|
|Under 18’s||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|Judes 18s won again in the league to make it 3 wins from 4 with a convincing 40-6 win against crosfields. |
Top performers for judes were Jack Barnes, Brad Ryder and Reece Storey
|Under 16’s||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|Another league game this weekend saw Judes make the short trip to Warrington. Woolston being a team we had a little bit of history with. More numbers this week gave a little more leeway. The game started competitively, with each side trading sets and Judes creating good field position from it. Unfortunately it was Woolston who got the first score. That woke the Judes lads up. From that point there was no turning back. Judes created good field position from excellent defence and kick pressure and could have gone 12 points up but for handling errors on either side. Then out of the blue, Kian stripped the ball 1 on 1 and went over to score against the grain. Judes were to go over again scoring a try from broken play with a Woolston knock on and a chip forward from Cameron, leading to a try from Liam.|
Half time 6-10.
The second half was where Judes really stepped up. Woolston couldn’t penetrate the Judes defence with Jake leading the line superbly, talking Woolston off their game. Straight from a kick, TJ bust the line and made an excellent 50m before the play came in field to Jake on the last last who timed the offload to perfection to Logan who went over under the sticks. Judes really started to turn up the pressure and were relentless in attack. In the next set, Jake kicked on the 4th, the wind took the ball and it barely travelled forward, but no problem for Kian who collected from 40 out to go on and score his second. For the third consecutive set Judes continued to provide attacking pressure and got Liam over for his second after a break on the right side. And he didn’t have to wait long to complete his hat trick. Judes gained a penalty and the resulting kick got them 20m away. 2 plays later Liam crashed over. Judes seemed to switch off for 10 minutes and Woolston managed to get 2 converted tries. But credit to the team, the came back in finished on top with a score from, back fit again, Declan. That brought the game to an end, a huge win for the team!
Tries - Kian Dainty 2, Liam Ryding 3, Logan Walls, Declan Gregory.
Conversions - Leon Trafford 4
Captains Choice- Kian Dainty, superb in every aspect today.
Most Improved - Liam Ryding, back to his loose forward role and made his presence felt.
Man of the Match - Jake Liptrot. Led from the front, great defensive display, good communication and excellent ball in hand.
Well done to all, fantastic team performance.
|Under 15||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|Judes were really under the cosh today with only having 13 fit players and having no subs to rotate, the lads really had to give it their all. Bit of a shaky start after we were caught in-goal, then giving away a penalty for a high shot, gave Blackbrook the territory they needed to get on the score-board. From the restart, Judes were in their opponents face and forced them to knock-on. This spurred us on and gave us the determination needed to head for the posts. The ball was played to Ryan Wood, who used his illusive footwork to jink through the defence and get our settling opening points. Blackbrook immediately respond and break our line and a quick play of the ball, created a gap in our defence that they exploited and went ahead on the score-board. Judes had a period of indiscipline getting penalised for a number of high shots, which really put them under the pump, but defensively we stuck in there to keep Blackbrook out, although they had their tails up, thinking this could be their day! Judes finally settled the ship and scored from one end of the pitch to the other and a good run from Reggie and a perfect offload to Connor Hill saw him dive over in the corner, a brilliant conversion from Ryan Wood, brought us level. Blackbrook had the final say of the half though, after a mistake from the restart that saw the ball go over the side line to gift Blackbrook a scrum deep in our half and after switching to the opposite wing, their hooker nicked a soft try in the corner. The conversion was missed, but it put Blackbrook in the lead 16-12 at half time.|
Judes were very much still in this game though, hopefully they wouldn’t tire second half with no players to switch. Judes really came out fighting though and showed more determined defence. A clever ball steal from Judes, gave us the ball in good territory and Alfie used his speed to make a good break. The ball then played to Logan Johnson, who brilliantly snook off round the back to claim his first try of the season. After trading sets, Judes had to take this game by the scruff of the neck and throw everything at Blackbrook, another great break by Reggie propelled Judes into Blackbrooks half, nothing looked on, but Eliot Peposhi spied the gap and just went for it, scoring a superb 4 pointer and another great conversion from Ryan Wood, put us 6 points to the good and felt like we finally had control of the game. Awesome defence forced a drop-out from Blackbrook and Judes power to the line. The ball was spread to the right and into Juniors hands, our second rower who took upon himself to grubber through, which 100% paid off as it had pinpoint accuracy for Connor Hill to dive on and score his second of the game. Another superb conversion from Ryan Wood sealed the game 28-16.
What a game! With so many key players out injured, we had to pull something special out of the bag today. What a truly spirited performance, the boys couldn’t have done any more and what character it shows for so many players to play out of position and still come away with a convincing win and keep our 18 man opponents score-less second half!! Special mentions to Reagan, James, Alfie P and Josh who were all outstanding and to Ryan who is not our regular kicker, but was superb with the boot.
Today’s man of the match chosen by Blackbrook was our fullback Alfie Whittle, who’s go forward and line-breaks really set the platform for some of our tries. Never stopped looking for that gap the entire game. Well done Alfie!
|Under 14’s||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|NO MATCH REPORT SUBMITTED|
|Under 13’s - Maroons||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|Under 13’s - Golds||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|Under 12’s||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|Under 11’s||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|NO MATCH REPORT SUBMITTED|
|Under 10’s - Maroons||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|Under 10’s – Golds||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|Wigan St Jude’s v Crossfields|
On a wintery April Sunday morning both sides had a great spectator turnout, braving the chill to see the lads play, and, WOW, what an amazing game of junior rugby league! Our boys are certainly growing up people!
With Carl Roden as referee, Crossfields open play kicking to St Jude’s. St Jude’s made an early mistake, (cold hands), giving Crossfields the ball from the onset. Nice to see the lads switched on from the first minute, with solid defence from Oscar, Tyler and Jack Elwick. Four tackles in and Crossfields break, but are stopped at the line by Kian - forcing a knock on.
With Cody and Mason making good yards early, another mistake gives Crossfields the ball in St Jude’s half. Awesome defence from Oscar, Issac and Deacon results in a try saving tackle from Tadgh and Deacon. Threat diffused.
A good show of handling by Crossfields sees them go over in the corner, the try converts and St Jude’s are down 6-0.
With the cold weather taking its toll, Jack Elwick, Brad and Mason make great yards, faced with tough Crossfields defence. A knock on gives Crossfields the ball deep in their own half, great line speed and solid tackles from Aston, Jack Myers and Kian results in turnover, with great yards from Aston, and a great run from Harrison, St Jude’s apply the pressure but to no avail.
St Jude’s defence again awesome!, solid tackles Jack Hill, Jack Myers, Deacon, Brad and Kian forces Crossfields to kick, unfortunately St Jude’s tackled behind the line and with solid defence from Mason, Harrison and Jack Elwick, Crossfields manage a second try, again converted to give them a 12-0 lead.
From the restart, with great handling and good line speed, St Jude’s start their comeback with a strong solo run from Mason, 4-12, converting his own try, 6-12, sees St Jude’s back in the game. With some good defence from Jack Hill, Jack Elwick, Issac and Tyler, the pressure forces Crossfields to knock on, and the first half ends St Jude’s 6 - Crossfields 12.
Tadgh opens the second half, kicking to Crossfields, a good chase from Cody, Jack Hill and Deacon forces an early knock on, Jude’s ball!, Tadgh making the first drive then an awesome solo effort from Harrison, 10 yards from his own line, goes full length, which shortens the deficit to 10-12.
From the start, St Jude’s found their second wind!, with good defence from Deacon, Kian and Jack Elwick and a solid tackle from Oscar, again the ball changed hands. Great yards from Cody and Mason, great handling from Jack Myers and Deacon, and another strong run from Harrison sees Jude’s stopped just short of the try line, s great effort from Crossfields results in a strong break, seeing the visitors go over for a third, again converted to give them a 18-10 lead. From the restart, strong runs from Jack Hill, Oscar and Mason, and a very well timed pass from Jack Myers results in Aston going over in the corner! Converting his own try the score stands at 16-18, with little time left, the game turning into a nail biter!!
The remaining 10 minutes see the ball change hands repeatedly, great tackling from Tyler, Brad, Issac, Deacon, Kian and Jack Myers, strong running from Aston, Harrison, Jack Elwick, Jack Hill, Cody, Oscar and Tadgh, results in a strong run from Mason, who goes under the sticks for his brace! 20-18 Jude’s!, with Mason having already used his kick Kian converts the try, Jude’s in front 22-18, final whistle blows, Jude’s take the win 22-18, 4 wins in a row boys!
Captain. Jack Hill
Top tackler. Deacon Charnock
Players player. Harrison Oakes
Opposition Award. Jack Myers
Referee award. Mason Chisnall
Mason Chisnall 2
Aston Bailey 1
Mason Chisnall 1
Kian seddon 1
Aston Bailey 1
This weeks match report by Mark Seddon
|Under 9’s||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|NO MATCH REPORT SUBMITTED|
|Under 8’s||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|NO MATCH REPORT SUBMITTED|
|Under 7’s||Sunday, April 14, 2019|
|Orrell St James||52-36|
|Try scorers- Kian W 3, Jacob Daven 2, Oscar W 3, Harry Myers 1, Kian Halliwell 1, Sam Charnock 1, Lola Turner 1, Tommy Gleeson 1. |
Trophy winners- Harrison Kear, Lola Turner, Jack Needham, Kian Walsh, Oscar Wallwork, Jacob Daven.