20 Sep 2021 in Club News
Match Reports - 14th-19th September 2021
|Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports|
|MATCH REPORT DATE||TEAM||OPPOSITION||VENUE||SCORE||MATCH REPORT|
|Tuesday, 14 September 2021||18's||Orrell St James||Away||34-10||Our team has come on leaps and bounds this season and are improving every week. We were looking for revenge after suffering a defeat against Orrell on our home fixture and the lads didn’t disappoint. First half was pretty flawless and Judes were great in every department. We were soon 3 tries to the good courtesy of Dasos showing his strength to crash over, then a great break by Logan culminated in the ball being swung out to Brooke to go over in the corner. There was no stopping Judes going forward and the perfect pass from Callum to Ben saw him hit the hole and bound over to score. Orrell did respond first half after back to back penalties, gave them the ground needed to work their way over the line. A good restart from Callum put Orrell deep in their own half and after being caught offside and gifted 6 again, Judes were running rampant again and Ryan from fullback scored 2 cracking back to back tries, the first with a try assist from our new recruit Tom Hillyer, who had a strong debut. The second came from a great chip over, with Ryan showing his agility to gather the ball and score his second. 4 conversions from 5 for Callum, saw us with a comfortable half time lead 4-28.|
Second half we weren’t quite so clinical, but both teams still managed to score a try a piece. Ours came from Callum P, who had stepped up from our u16s, after some good passing down the line he found the gap to shoot through and score. Declan our winger should have also been on the score-board after he took an inch perfect kick well to dive over in the corner, he was denied by the ref, but was an impressive try! Callum was spot on with the boot again to seal the game 10-34 and a brilliant win against our local rivals.
Man of the Match Award went to Callum Silcock, our outstanding half-back. He controlled the game and was instrumental in Judes attack and of course spot on with his conversions as always!
|Thursday, 16 September 2021||10's - Golds||Halton Farnworth Hornets||Home||30-16||A lovely Thursday evening down at the meadow, Wigan St Judes U10’s Golds took on the Hornets from Halton Farnworth.|
The game kicked off with Judes receiving the ball. Straight away they drove the ball in hard, using some excellent techniques to get the ball passed about, but Halton’s defense was too strong to let the boys through. Halton had a set, but repeatedly Judes were too strong.
The first try came from Halton converting the try. 0-6.
Judes ball, again some excellent team work passing the ball out leading to Henlea Baynham scoring the first Judes try of the night. Will Cobley converting. 6-6.
The Judes boys stepped up their defense keeping Halton out on their next few sets, Judes forced errors, putting pressure on each time, Judes were particularly good in getting Halton in touch.
Judes repeated their attack, passing the ball out to an eagerly waiting Zak Lushchan who ran ¾ of the pitch to score. Henlea Baynham converting. 12-6.
Judes put massive pressure on the Halton boys, Archie Unsworth did 4 tackles on the bounce, before getting the ball himself to score his first ever try. Jayden King converting 18-6.
Half time score Wigan St Judes Golds 18 Halton Farnworth 6.
2nd Half Judes Kicked off, Henlea booting the ball down field, Halton picking the ball up and running through our defensive line to score an easy try. Conversion made. 18-12.
Some excellent ball skills again from Judes, passing to super Tommy Shaw, who battled his way through, not one, not two, but three sets of attackers to race down the field to score. Thomas Atherton converting. 24-12.
Halton fought back with another try, from one of their fast players who raced down the wing. Missing their conversion. 24-16.
Judes last set of the game, saw Tommy Shaw push his way through the line to score his second try of the night. Zak Lushchan converting. 30-16.
Final score Wigan St Judes 30 Halton Farnworth 16.
These lads today really stepped up to the mark, The coaching staff couldn’t have asked for more as they all played out of their skins, utilising what has been learned in training. Again, some lads showed an amazing approach to vocalising themselves to organise the line and team.
Opposition Man of the match: Tommy Shaw.
Man of the match: Henlea Baynham.
Top Tackler: Archie Unsworth.
|Thursday, 16 September 2021||9's - Maroons||Folly Lane||Home||32-8||Sunny Thursday evening down at the meadow with the maroons welcoming Folly Lane. Another superb defensive display, only conceding tries from the opposition in the last quarter. Try scorers - George Tommy Sam Leo Blake. Trophy winners - Ozzie Kian Nathan. Mentions also to Evan Hendre and Ethan.|
|Saturday, 18 September 2021||1st Team||Clock Face||Home||12-58||St Judes ended their 2021 season with a disappointing 12-58 defeat in the NCL Cup to local side Clock Face.|
A good first half showing saw St Judes trail only 12-24 with tries for the home side courtesy of Gary McMahon & Barry Rothwell. However the second half was completely dominated by the visitors who would eventually run out 12-58 winners.
This was possibly a game to far at the end of very tough and difficult season, but there are encouraging signs that with the crop of talented players we have, brighter days are ahead for this team next season.
|Sunday, 19 September 2021||10's - Maroons||pilks recs||Away||12-12||st judes travelled over to st helens to play the pilks judes had a few key players missing but managed to grab a draw against the pilks the defence from the st judes lads yet again stood firm last five games only concealing 24 points massive effort from the maroons and a mention to Oliver williams who under mounting pressure kicked The conversion to seal the draw|
opposition man of the match mellan ward
MOM henry morris
parents player george stuart
top tackler Liam Wood
|Sunday, 19 September 2021||12's - Maroons||Saddleworth||Home||0-24||Today’s ‘friendly’ match, although in rugby I am not sure you can have a friendly, was against Saddleworth Rangers. Saddleworth is based in the Oldham in Greater Manchester. Oldham has been the birthplace to many a celebrity, my comedy inspirations Cannon and Ball, the silver fox Phillip Schofield and some bloke I Never Forget, erm Mark Owen from Take That. Oldham is probably most famous for being bloody freezing all year round.|
Saddleworth Rangers are a couple of divisions higher than the Maroons so today was always going to be a good test to see where we are at. It would be good to be in a competitive match, the lads will learn a lot more from this game rather than hammering teams each week.
The game started off brightly for both teams with some great defence from Harry, Jack and Zac kept the rampaging Rangers from getting close to the line. Unfortunately a bad play the ball and possession was conceded in a dangerous area. Some great defence by Thomas, Scott Junior and Joel kept Saddleworth at bay until the last tackle and they got through the middle, a great conversion making the score 6-0. It was a shame as it was a solid start from the boys. Some great running from the ever reliable Ellis but he was unable to break through the well drilled Saddleworth defence. Another break down the middle by a few of Saddleworth’s bigger lads and they went over again. Their goal kicker must have been watching our Billy as he was superb. 12-0. The last 10 minutes of the first half was great play by both sides cancelling each other out, Lewis and Jack with some great tackles to keep the score at 12-0 at half time.
The first 10 minutes for the second half was some great defence from both sides, both unable to break the lines. Some great running by Thomas giving us respite for a bit. Unfortunately Saddleworth were able to get through in the corner, a few gaps appearing. 18-0. Some great tackling from Connor and the ever reliable tackle machine Jack Worthy keeping Saddleworth out again until an overload appeared and they went over again in the corner. Try converted well. 24-0.
The last 10 minutes was very much back and forth and 24-0 was the final score.
Overall a great performance from the lads against a very good side. They will have learnt more from that 40 minutes than they have in last couple of months, what they all have to do to get onto the same level of the likes of Saddleworth. Mistakes are always going to happen in rugby, it’s just making up from them straight away to gain possession back again. The kids and coaches should be really proud of themselves. Well done everyone.
MVP Jack Worthington.
|Sunday, 19 September 2021||9's - Golds||Widnes Moorfield Tigers||Away||40 - 0||We arrived at Widnes Moorfield Tigers new ground knowing we had a very tough game ahead of us. We had played them in the first half of the season and we knew they were a very good team with a great defense.|
From the start our defense was amazing with every single player making sure that no try was going past us today. Not only did they work hard in defense, they also worked together to make the most of every chance we had to get through the opposition and score some great tries.
Well done Golds, a great team effort.
Captain - Jacob Daven
Try scorers - Aidan Heaton (4), Mason Ash, Harrison Kear, Ronnie Baynham, Dalton Jones, Isaac Atherton, Jacob Daven
Player of the match - Isaac Atherton
Best Effort - Mason Ash
Parents Player - Dalton Jones
Opposition player - Mason Ash