Match Reports - 14th October 2018

14 Oct 2018 in Club News

Match Reports - 14th October 2018 Match Reports - 14th October 2018

Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports
Under 15Sunday, October 14, 2018
Judes were given a target after the break and were 2/3 of the way to completing it. Today was very wet and windy, but after training so well in the same conditions the day before, we had every confidence in them being able to cope with it today. The game stayed at 0-0 for 15 minutes with each team feeling the game out and playing very much 1 out rugby. Then eventually Judes managed to capitalise from scrum, from probing down the right edge to Rio and Jake dominating the plays and dragging Bury across. Cameron Ashcroft went over in the corner from great team play . After Judes taking a early penalty to settle the nerves. From then Judes had the upper hand and from a scrum Dylan Keller received a pass and weaved through defenders to race 60m to score our 2nd try of the day.
The first half finished 10-0 to Judes.
Second half started slowly with lots of mistakes either side, Judes line speed was exceptional and caused Bury all sorts of problems going forwards. To the point were Judes then received a scrum and capitalised. Jake sold Bury's right hand side a dummy and they took it for him to go over under the sticks. Judes had the game within their grasp and showed better discipline and composure going into the last 10 minutes. Then on came Lewis Banks, he drove the ball hard at the line and dragged in a least 6 defenders. That gave the space for the team to work and Jake went over again. The time was disappearing and Judes still felt they had more within them. Jordan made a massive break down the left edge, he managed to stay up in the tackle and get the ball free to Lewis Melling who dove over in the corner. Just deserts for being disallowed one a few weeks earlier. The game finished soon after at 26-0 to Wigan St Judes. A game that wrapped up top spot in the silver salver. Great bunch of lads who have received some great compliments over the last few weeks. So proud of you boys! #upthejudes

Tries: Cameron Ashcroft, Dylan Keller, Jake Liptrot 2, Lewis Melling.
Conversions: Leon Trafford 3

Captains choice - Liam Ryding - in the words of the coach's....would run through a brick wall if you asked him too. Superb, so reliable in attack and defence, thank you.
Most Improved - Jordan Wilkinson - spent the last 3 months out injured from a game at Portico in the heat of Summer , but has slotted back in seamlessly and grown as a person in the process.
Man of the Match - Jake Liptrot - what can I say about Jake? He is absolutely outstanding every week, he never lets his team mates or coach's down. He leads from the front and deserves every accolade he gets, we are happy to see him develop as a person and a player.
Silver Salver CHAMPIONS. Well done Wigan St Judes under 15s, we are so proud of you.
Under 14’sSunday, October 14, 2018
Always a tough game when we play Halton and today was no different. Today’s structure wasn’t dissimilar to yesterday’s Grand Final with the conditions making handling difficult and commanding a more defensive game.

First half, both defences were on top form and Judes tried to pelt the Halton line, but their defence stood firm and denied us any points. It did feel that Judes were in control first half, but fair play to Halton they soaked up everything we threw at them. Judes did have a bit of a scare as Halton came close to our line and put a teasing grubber in, thankfully Alfie was first to ground the ball to deny the 4 points. Judes are then forced to drop out, but Halton spill the ball straight into Connor’s hands who pinned his ears back and set off down the wing. Halton’s defence never gave up though and tracked him all the way and caught him with 10 to go. Judes still couldn’t get over the whitewash though and ended the first half with no points and nothing between the teams in this match.

Second half was for the taking and who was going to break the deadlock? Judes didn’t make the best start after conceding a penalty, but were soon back on it and building pressure. Our forwards peppered the Halton line first Junior, then Kalan goes for it before Reece Stanton comes steaming onto the ball and dove over at the side of the sticks to finally break through and score. Judes take a difficult kick for the restart and play the perfect set to score back to back tries with a superb break from our captain Kalan, who bulldozed his way through the line and set off, great support play from Reece Stanton who was on hand to take the perfect pass to run the ball in, to score his outstanding second try. Conversions all taken successfully by Callum Silcock, put Judes 12 nil up. Halton kick into gear and a Judes knock-on and a penalty gifts Halton 3 sets at Judes line which finally proves too much for our defence, scoring in the corner and taking a great conversion, 6-12. The ref finally gives us a penalty for holding down, as Halton had tried to slow us down all game. Just over the 40m mark, Callum Silcock stuck his hand up and said he was confident he could kick the 2 just like Tomkins the night before. Fortunately Callum was much more accurate, putting in the perfect kick which just floated over the upright and hopefully put the game just out of reach for Halton, 6-14. Halton throw everything at us to get a quick 4 points and after the restart doesn’t go 10, we were caught offside and turn the ball back to Halton, who with quick hands create the space to indeed score in the corner, thankfully that was the final seconds of the match and Judes hang on for the win 10-14.

Not the prettiest game of rugby to watch, but play-off rugby is all about performing to get the win in these tight games. Judes having secured the Premiership and Lancashire Cup are desperate to win the play-off trophy to get the treble, which would be an amazing achievement for their age. Today was all about winning the return fixture, Halton having beaten us at home and a fantastic defensive spectacle from both teams which luckily went in our favour.

Today awards to:

Outstanding Effort: Harvey Makin, always has a strong game against Halton and loves nothing more to run the ball at them. Massive hits from Harvey to in defence today to turn the ball over.

Outstanding Effort: Kalan Devine, an incredible break today to create our second try and really put the metres in up the middle. Crunching tackles from our Captain which you could hear on the side-lines!

Man of the Match: Reece Stanton, incredible game today was all over the pitch in attack and defence scoring our 2 tries to win the game.
Under 13’sSunday, October 14, 2018
Under 12’s - MaroonsSunday, October 14, 2018
Under 12’s - Gold’sSunday, October 14, 2018
Under 11’sSunday, October 14, 2018
Under 10’sSunday, October 14, 2018
Under 9’s – MaroonsSunday, October 14, 2018
Under 9’s - Gold’sSunday, October 14, 2018
Crossfields cobras 16- Wigan st judes holds 24

Today we traveled over to Warrington to face off against top of the table Crossfields and with Jude's hitting some good form over the last couple of weeks it was set to be a great game .
Jude's start with the ball and set the tone straight away making good yardage with strong runs from the Jude's pack to complete the set. Crossfields ball and they try to find gaps on our edge defence but strong tackles stop the attack. More strong attack and defence from the Golds but another wide attack from Crossfields manages to find an overlap and score the opening try. Hard runs and big yardage put us in good field position and the Jude's boys manage to hit back with a well worked try.
More strong defence from our boys but once again Crossfields manage to find space on our edge again to score.
Strong defence from Jude's and Crossfields turn the ball over. Jude's work the ball well with some big runs and great passing to complete our set. Crossfields gain good field position and manage to score.with Jude's falling behind by two try's some big runs where needed and the Jude's pack step up and do just that laying the platform for the golds to score.
Crossfields start their set well and manage to squeeze in for another try.
The golds regroup and score the last try of the half.

After going into half time behind on the scoreboard the Jude's coaches work their magic and the boys come out for the second half with a look of determination on their faces.
Jude's start the 3rd quarter with the ball and make good yardage up the field and complete their set.
Strong defence limits Crossfields attack and the boys are quick to shut down Crossfields threat from their wide plays which had worked well for them in the first half. Jude's attack hits overdrive and we manage to hit back with two unanswered try's to take the lead going into the last quarter.
The Jude's boys start the final quarter as they had finished the 3rd with strong tackles dominating the Crossfields attack. Some top work from the Golds creating some great attacking plays for the golds to score their final try to win the game.

Players player Mason Chisnall
Parents award Oscar roper
Opposition mom Jack Myers
Top tackler Jack Myers
Under 8’sSunday, October 14, 2018
Under 7’sSunday, October 14, 2018


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