Match Reports - 18th & 19th May 2019

20 May 2019 in Club News

Match Reports - 18th & 19th May 2019 Match Reports - 18th & 19th May 2019

Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports
1st Team Saturday, 18 May 2019
Shaw Cross SharksAway46-18
St Jude’s 1st Team continued their winning run in the NCL Div 2 game away at Shaw Cross Sharks with a comfortable win in the end 46-18 on Saturday. After a another slow start and going behind 12-6 on 25 mins the Maroon and Gold Machine started to fire, albeit in small doses as they went in at the Break 24-12 with tries from Man of the Match Gavin Rodden, Darryl King and debutant Chris Rowe all goaled by the boot of Danny Fallon. The second half was a different story with Jude’s playing some great attacking rugby at times and further tries by Dan Munt , Gav Roddens 3rd and 4th tries and Joey Brady who finished off a great set play move , Fallon goaled 3 more times to take his tally to 7 conversations. Once again Josh Hill, Dec Parkinson, Tom Owen and Danny Clayton bossed the middles and Darryl King, Danny Fallon, Dave Carney and Gav Rodden linked well with Connor Parkinson and Joey Brady who always looked dangerous with the ball.
Completion Rate 1st 66%....2nd 59%
A Team Saturday, 18 May 2019
Westhoughton LionsHome16-32
A spirited effort from a very youthful Wigan St Judes NWML side wasn’t enough to prevent them slipping to a 16-32 home defeat to Westhoughton lions.
St Judes fielded a side that included no less than 8 under 18 players, Jack Barnes, Kian Lawton, Saul Mills, Danny Hammond, Owen Birch, Reece Storey, Jack Mills, & Brad Ryder, with each and everyone of them doing themselves proud..
Despite holding a 16-14 lead until deep into the second half, by way of tries from Jack Mills, Jack Barnes, & Dean Hunt, it was ultimately a late flurry of Westhoughton tries that saw the away side take the spoils.
Final score 16-32.
Jack Mills was once again named man of the Match with Scott Robinson, Brad Ryder, Ryan Pendleton & Luke Melling, also showing well.
Masters Saturday, 18 May 2019
Under 18’s Sunday, May 19, 2019
Under 16’s Sunday, May 19, 2019
Bury BroncosHome16-4
Wigan St Judes took on Bury Broncos sitting side by side in the league... Judes started the game on the back foot with dropping the ball from kick off and the first 15 minutes of the game followed by Judes repeating giving Bury positions by not completing first 7 sets and then eventually Bury crossed the line after some great defensive efforts witch will put in good stead for the game. Bury lead 4-0. Judes began slowly completing sets and gaining field position and forcing errors from Bury, to put them in great position and crossed the line with TJ coming onto a short ball and Leon adding the extras. 6-4 Judes crossed over again in quick consession with Liam breaking the line making it 10-4 at HT.

Second half started as the first did with Bury having possession in Judes half however Judes ever present defensive efforts kept them firmly out. After absolutely relentless defence on Judes own line Liam breaks through however gets an high tackle 20 metres out. Coach tells them kick for two and Judes make it 12-4, from the next set Judes cross the line again with Dylan K taking a short pass from Sam at half back to go over, putting the game further out of reach. 16-4 with ten minutes to go. The remaining 10 minutes was nervy as both sides continued to force errors and with Judes defence once again keeping Bury at bay seeing them claim a narrow win finishing the game 16-4.
Under 15 Sunday, May 19, 2019
Leigh MinersAway32-10
Wow what a tough encounter we had over at Leigh Miners this morning. They came out on a mission and their forwards dominated the start of the game, which saw them first over the line. Judes were struggling to get good field position due to the ferocity of the Leigh pack, but the first decent attack from Judes and we score, courtesy of Harvey Makin who had ran strongly and got rewarded with a 4 pointer.

When they say “never let the ball bounce” we did exactly that at the restart and from out of nowhere came the Leigh loose forward who was first to the ball, taking us all by surprise and scoring! Judes were their own worst enemy in the first half and struggled to even complete a set. Judes needed to be better and had a settling set and with the Miners forwards getting tired, started to build some pressure. A great catch from Reggie who returned with interest , standing in at fullback, saw us gain precious field position and we were soon close to Miners line. A rare kick was put in by our second rower Reece and Logan was the first to react and ground it, unluckily it was called as a knock-on by the ref and turned down. Our patience was rewarded though and not long after we were driving to the line and Eliot Peposhi pinched one of his signature tries, which he is scoring now on a weekly basis! Conversions taken well by Callum Silcock, nudged us in the lead 10-12 at half time.

Judes had to be better second half, and whatever our coach said at the break, did the trick and came out a totally different team. A great break by Harvey saw him motoring up field and good support play from McKenzie Davies paid off as he sprinted up field to score under the sticks, making an easier conversion for Callum. Good defence from Judes forced a Leigh knock-on and from the resulting scrum, the ball was passed to Reagan Sumner, whose speed carried him through to the line. It was now time to turn the screw and put this game to bed. Judes were awarded a penalty for a ball steal and Junior Nsemba, who had gone from being in pain and on his knees, to booming down field to score all within a couple of minutes! A successful conversion by Callum Silcock, put us 10-28 up and in control. Leigh restarted and kicked out on the full and gifting us the ball back in their half. Great passing down the line went out to our winger Logan Johnson, who sped off to the corner and reached over to score, some compensation after his disallowed try first half. Judes attack was now relentless and were attacking on the opposite wing, but a trip put pay to any more points and time was up with a dominant second half win 32-10.

Judes didn’t play their usual game first half, coming away from their structure and being beaten by the Leigh forwards, who thankfully ran out of steam late in the first half. A frank and honest team talk at half time, turned the team around and were dominant second half, denying Leigh any more points. Credit to the lads though, some are playing out of position and playing with only 1 sub, but we keep turning up to these games, play as a unit and come away with good wins. Keep it going lads!

Today’s man of the match chosen by Leigh Miners, went to Harvey Makin, who was described in the presentation as a machine! This lad runs strong week after week and today he was outstanding and kept Judes in the game first half adding to his try tally.
Under 14’s Sunday, May 19, 2019
Under 13’s - Maroons Sunday, May 19, 2019
Thatto Heath crusadersHome28 - 18
Wigan St Judes 28-18 Thatto Heath crusaders

Today's match at the meadow was the first league game in this division.

The 1st half started with both teams testing each others defence and it was a good 10 minutes before Judes put the first points on the board with Layton Cottom going over for the 1st of his brace of tries, scoring once again. The lead was further increased by Max Jones cutting through Thatto defence from a well worked move from Lewis Banks. Thatto did break the Judes defence and at the end of the 1st half it was 16 - 4 to Judes.

The 2nd half saw new boy Liam Grant once again showing what he is capable off going over 3 times! That make his tally 8 tries in 2 games. Cody Newton put his body on the line setting up Liam's 3rd seeing him leaving the field for short while. During this time Thatto caught Judes out on the left a couple of times when running the ball on the 5th.
But Judes' defence rallied and kept out Thatto to take the game.

Great game boys! We are on the rise!

Award winners this week:-

Man of the match - Layton Cottom

Parents man of the match - Liam Grant

Coaches Award - Josh Mawdsley

No game next week due to Magic Weekend
Under 13’s - Golds Sunday, May 19, 2019
Under 12’s Monday, May 20, 2019
Under 11’s Sunday, May 19, 2019
Under 10’s - Maroons Sunday, May 19, 2019
St judes 32 Latchford 8

Wow!! What a performance today, no subs just 11 players ready for action and what a game they gave us. Fantastic defence from the off with a lot of talking and organising from all the team to keep Latchford from crossing our try line in the early minutes of there attack, shouts of jam in!! Jam in!! Could be heard from the club house as Judes defend there line. Every single player gave there best today and a special mention to James leigh on he's debut playing a full game with a Hugh smile on his face. Brilliant defence from both wings as Kyle and Lennon stopped Latchfords fast players from scoring.

Try scored Ellis Corfield - 5
Teddy Wallwork - 1

Goals kicked - Billy Baxter
Ethan Ridyard
Rueben charnock
Shamus cronin
Teddy Wallwork

MVP - Ellis Corfield
Coaches award - Lennon Turner
Parents award - Rueben charnock
Under 10’s – Golds Sunday, May 19, 2019
West BankAway24-32

Westbank Bears 32 v St Jude’s U10’s Golds 24

Captain of the day Oscar

on a dreary morning over in Widnes for this mornings’ rugby. Westbank found several chinks in, what is normally, such a resilient defence for Jude’s Golds and after going 10-0 down early in the first half we dug deep to finish the half 20-12 down. Try and conversion scorers Chiz and Dee.

The second half replicated the first but with Jude’s scoring early and converting, it looked like they could pull it back at 20-16 just 4 points separating them. However, trys in quick succession by Westbank showed it wasn’t going to be Judes day. A consolation try and conversion meant the game finished 32-24. Second half trys both by Chiz, conversions by Brad and Kian.

Man of the Match – Jack Myers

Opposition MOM – Chiz

Top Tackler – Chiz

Players Player - Chiz
Under 9’s Sunday, May 19, 2019
Under 8’s Sunday, May 19, 2019
Under 7’s Sunday, May 19, 2019
Leigh miners rangers goldsAway60-32
Try scorers: Blake Wakelin 2 Jacob Daven 3 Evan Clarke 3 Ethan Cozens 3 Sam Charnock 1 Jack Needham 2 Lola Turner 1.
Trophy winners: Lola Turner Evan Clarke Jack Needham. Crunchie winners: Kyle Bretherton Ethan Cozens.


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