19 Jul 2021 in Club News
Match Reports - 16th-18th July 2021
|Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports|
|MATCH REPORT DATE||TEAM||OPPOSITION||VENUE||SCORE||MATCH REPORT|
|Friday, 16 July 2021||9's - Maroons||Hindley||Away||40-28||Great Friday evening game down at Hindley , always tough opponents, the team got stuck in and played well in the heat. Try scorers - Jack Tommy Leo Blake Sam Kian Oscar Nathan. Trophy winners - Ethan Nathan Kian Oscar Leo.|
|Saturday, 17 July 2021||Masters||North Wales / Crosfields||Away||0-0||The judes masters took to the road again this week they made the trip down to North Wales to take on North Wales Buccaneers and Crosfields, on a blistering hot day all three team must take credit and played some great rugby played the true masters spirit. Judes tries on the day came from Paul McCormick (2), Darren Russon (2), Anthony Ridyard, Matt Leigh, Ian Fitzhenry, Terry Porter, Chris Cobley, Lee Lucas, Darren Roberts and Adrian Baxter|
|Saturday, 17 July 2021||8's - Golds||Chorley Panthers||Home||X X||An excellent morning of rugby down at Judes against one of our first return fixtures this year.|
Both teams played really well with the ball managing to score plenty of tries, even passing out of contact for the first time in a while which was great to see.
Defensive efforts were kept up throughout with the group on pitch 2 completing a number of sets in each quarter.
We're proud of every single one of the players today for a lot of effort and determination in hot temperatures.
Coaches players of the match went to Harry and Phoebe
Opposition coach players of the match went to Zaine and Reagan
|Sunday, 18 July 2021||18's||Bank Quay Bulls||Away||22-24||An outstanding performance from our boys today. We turned up at Bank Quay with only 13 players in 30+ degree heat and performed out of our skin. A cracking game of rugby league with both teams going toe to toe.|
Bank Quay were first to score in the game, but Judes just kept plugging away and fantastic defence close to our line saw the Bank Quay player in touch and the ball turned over. A massive kick and chase culminated in Bank Quay being pulled for obstruction which gave us our best attacking opportunity this half and a fantastic kick along the ground from Callum, found space in the in-goal area and Leon chased through and dove on the ball, racking up his first try this season. A fantastic run from our new recruit Dasos, created the platform for Callum to dart through a gap and put in a superb offload to Ryan, who still had metres to churn up and defence to out-run to score at the side of the sticks. Successfully converted again by Callum, put us in the lead 12-4. Bank Quay were quick to react though racking up a brace of tries late in the first half, which took them in 14-12 for a well needed half time break.
Not the perfect start to the second half as Bank Quay extend their lead in the first 5 and Judes started to suffer injuries, needing to be patched up as we had no subs to replace. At one point we had only 11 on the field, but our lads dug deep and kept themselves in the game. The next set our Man of the Match Ryan took control and darted for the line, but decent Bulls defence held him up, it just delayed the inevitable though, as Ryan was determined to get over and after a good scoot from Jake, was in the perfect position to push his way through using all his strength to reach over to plonk the ball down on the whitewash. Another good conversion from Callum and it was all square at 18 a piece. Bank Quay came at us like a freight train and if it wasn’t for a hand from Leon knocking the ball out, they would have broke. Thankfully the Bulls knock-on at the play of the ball and we get the ball back for our chance to take the lead. Callum punished Bank Quay all game with his high kicks and this one was no different, as he kicked straight at the winger, who fumbled the ball and it bounced over the try line, Rio was the first to react and chased after the ball diving on it cleanly to put us in the lead 18-22. Not long to go now in this game and it was so tense, with 6 minutes left Bank Quay threw everything at us and superb scrambling defence brought our opponents down, but somehow on the last managed to crawl over to score bringing it level. The Bulls player lined up the conversion from touch and nailed it, taking them in the lead 24-22. In the dying minutes Judes had to score, unfortunately we just couldn’t manage it and cruelly go out of the Cup, by a kick of a ball.
I’m gutted for the lads, but super proud at the same time, the effort and determination in this heat was outstanding, I want to salute each and every one of our players, 1. Sam Reddy 2. James Richardson 3. Darcy Booth 4. Rio Roberts 5. Leon Trafford 6. Callum Silcock 7. Brook Waterworth 8. Tom Ashurst 9. Jake Liptrot 10. Ben Hardy 11. Dasos Papekyriacou 12. Ben Ollerton 13. Ryan Wood. You are all truly amazing and gave everything today, we couldn’t have asked for any more and like the Bank Quays coach said “the best team lost”.
A huge warm welcome to our new lad Dasos, who brought a lot of strength and energy in the middle today.
Well Done to our superstar Ryan Wood who took the Man of the Match Award, showing his strength, speed and ability to control the game. Of course scoring a couple of tries to!
Well Done to Jake Liptrot who won the Coaches Player Award, Jake played out of position at hooker today and had an outstanding game, massive in both attack and defence and really guided our troops round the field. His best game yet!
Well Done to James Richardson, who was awarded Most Improved Player, really put his body on the line today and showed great defence. Massive improvement from him this week.
|Sunday, 18 July 2021||15's - Maroons||Hindley arlfc||Home||10 - 34||Wigan St Judes 10 v 34 Hindley.|
With only 8 under 15's player and 5 under 14's players took on a very strong Hindley that had recently been relegated from division 1 they were looking for promotion again.
With 13 player, no subs, on probably the hottest day of year. Judes put up tough opposition to Hindley. It was deep into the first half before Hindley crossed, shortly followed by another.
Judes regrouped and got them selves into the game with Liam Sheridan going over, it was only 6 -12 at the break.
The second half tolled on the Judes in the heat with Hindley scoring without reply. Judes responsed with a great chip and chase from Jaiden Darchenburg (14s) showed that their spirits weren't broken. With the withdrawal of JBL after starting his first game since injured.
With the final score at whistle being 10 -34. The judes lads had played brilliantly with heat and no subs.
Well done lads!
Many thanks to the 14's players.
Tyler Davies and Callum Darbyshire.
The next match is Wednesday night against Rochdale Mayfield.
|Sunday, 18 July 2021||11's||Salford City Roosters||Home||30-22||St Judes U11s v Eccles U11s|
Sunday 18th July
(30 - 22 won)
St Judes put in a really gutsy and determined performance in ferociously hot conditions to get a good win over a tough Eccles side.
Judes took an early lead in the match with a great try from centre, Ben Green, but Eccles were quick to respond and levelled the scores soon after.
Judes worked hard to defend their own line but Eccles managed to get over for a second try to edge ahead in the first half.
The Judes lads battled hard in the heat to level the scores just before half time as Max Wakelin spotted a gap and crashed over from dummy half.
St Judes were strong in the second half and began to dominate making good yards and creating opportunities. Jack Fullerton scored a good try early in the second half to put Judes ahead but Eccles stayed in the game and got over for another try.
A well worked move from Owen Gibson put Charlie Muirhead in for Judes' fourth of the game but once again, Eccles fought back and scored another. However, Eccles hit the post with the conversion giving Judes a two-point advantage.
Lenny Unsworth sealed the win for Judes in the final moments of the game with a break down the right wing and a try in the corner. Layton Semmens was 100% accurate with the boot converting all five of Judes' tries.
Players mom - Jack
Coaches mom -Max
Parents mom Max
Top tackler - Ben and Charlie
Away Mom - Charlie
|Sunday, 18 July 2021||10's - Maroons||latchford||Home||40-28||On a very hot Sunday morning st judes maroons went into the last game before summer break the heat was hard for the lads but they got across the. finishing line with try's from|
ellis x 2
Opposition MOM george stuart
MOM Liam Wood
top tackler Meallan ward
outstanding effort Aaron barker
outstanding effort Ellis birkett
|Sunday, 18 July 2021||10's - Golds||Langworthy||Home||24-16||Amazing effort from every single player.|
To play in the heat was incredible.
Coaches were extremely proud of them all, to cope with the heat and no subs.
Jayden king X3
Man of the match: Tommy Shaw
Top Tackler: Will Cobley
Outstanding Effort: Paddy Kelly