Match Reports - 18th - 21st May 2023

22 May 2023 in Club News

Match Reports - 18th - 21st May 2023 Match Reports - 18th - 21st May 2023
Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports
Thursday, 18 May 202313'sWesthoughton LionsHome34-20A mid week clash against a tough opponent in westhoughton.

A shaky start for judes saw some errors and dropped ball giving westhoughton a lift and getting on the scoreboard first.

After gathering our composure and relaxing into the game judes hit back with a try from liam cartwright. A good battle in the forwards started with both sides throwing everything at each other. Dylan donnelly powered over to edge judes infront converted by Alfie English.

A quick third try for judes and second for dylan Donnelly converted by Alfie English saw judes take control of the game.

Westhoughton hitting back with a try in the corner to make it 16-8 at half time.

Second half saw Riley Atherton bag his first of the game after a strong run and finding space on the edges. Alfie English converting.

A tough battle continued deep into the second half. A sin bin for judes saw us play the final 10 mins down to 12. Westhoughton capitalising on the extra man hit back with 2 quick tries 22-20 game on.

Westhoughton continued to put the pressure on putting a kick into the corner but Wiktor Pieda securing the ball set off for a full length try, Alfie English Converting.

2mins to go Judes receiving the ball from kick off some quick play from judes saw Riley Atherton score for his second Alfie English converting on the final whistle.

Player of the match voted by westhoughton was harley bentham.

Parents player of the match was riley atherton.

Thats 10 straight wins from 10 games for the boys. Well done 👏🏻
Sunday, 21 May 202310's - GoldsLangworthy RedsHome-We welcomed Langworthy Reds down to Parsons Meadow this morning for our first match against each other on a warm and dry morning.

We kicked off and forced the turnover. Some good play followed, leading up to a kick on the last from Sam to create an opening for Elliot to get on the end of for his first ever try! Well done Elliott! The try wasn't converted.

Some good attacking play from Langworthy opened a gap on the wing but Joey flew over like a rocket to force the attacker out of play for a scrum. Some more examples of strong defence followed from Judes.

Judes had some strong running in their legs to get up the field, and then Ronnie burst through the middle for a great try to extend the Judes lead, which was converted.

From that try, Langworthy was in a determined mood to get back in the game, with some strong running to breach the Judes' defence for the first time. The try was converted.

From the restart, Judes played the ball around and advanced up the field. A great ball out to Reagan allowed him to exploit some space to fly over for a try for an instant reply, which wasn't converted as we headed to half time.

In the second half, it was a strong arm wrestle from both teams. With both teams forcing errors on their opposition and playing some good rugby along the way.

Langworthy made their way over the line twice, following some good play to take the lead after both efforts were converted.

The match came to a close after both teams put on a performance for the players, coaches, and parents alike to be proud of.

Our kids got some great feedback from the Langworthy coach after the game, saying its one of the best games they've had, which is great to hear and a sign of how far we've come this season.

Player of the match
Coaches - Harry D
Opposition - Sam
Sunday, 21 May 202318'sLeigh Miners RangersAway30-18An early kick off for Judes on this warm May morning and Judes were a little slow out the blocks, due to again being forced to make last minute switches of position, we were also down on numbers, so today was going to be played with as much grit and determination as we could muster!

Judes were unsettled at the start and Miners were the first to bite, with a high kick that Judes just watch bounce and Miners were first to collect and score. Judes did hit back with a brilliant offload by Brogan to Ethan who sped off and dived over in the corner. Handling errors from Judes gift Miners the ball and they make us pay by recording another 6 points. Thankfully Judes pull it together, the kick-off runs over the back line, so we get the ball back from the drop out and Malachi puts in a barnstorming run. Playing off the back of Mal’s run, Roman dropped off to Sam, who ran a fantastic line to steam over and score and a conversion by Roman puts us within touching distance before half-time. In the dying seconds, Judes weren’t quite finished yet, and with quicker ball movement, took it to the Miners line and another great run by Sam, this time passed out to Brogan who has a fierce hand-off to swat defenders away to get himself over the white-wash, ending the half with a slight 14-12 lead.

Leigh were the first to strike coming out second half, as a penalty marched Miners up field, meant they came away with 6 points. Judes find their attacking mode and spread the ball wide to Jack who went for the corner, unfortunately brilliant defence from Miners, do just enough to force him over the side-line. This is better rugby though testing the Miners line and it wasn’t long before we were attacking there again, with the ball going out to Lewis, who this time came inside and managed to keep the ball alive to Sean who spotted a gap and went for it, diving over and pushing us back in the lead, with a conversion from Oliver. A very cheeky ball steal by Roman, gets us the ball back and a dart through by Frosty and a great off-load to Rohan, showed good footwork and strength to get the ball down. Again converted by Oliver, puts a bit of daylight in our lead. Another great ball steal from Judes, this time from Calum, puts us back on the attack and a great individual effort from Oliver who jinks in from full-back and drifted until he found a gap to dart through and plonk the ball down with only inches to spare! Sam took his last kick for Judes today at goal, well it was a kick at goal, but not through it! Hahaha. To be fair it was a tough kick from the touchline, so good effort, but we’ll not miss you for your kicking ability! 😊 Against all the odds, we took a fantastic win, 30-18!

Considering we only had 2 subs in this heat and players having to play on with injuries, it was an amazing win today. A big Judes welcome to our new signing Harrison, who was thrown in the middles today and fitted in well, welcome to the family am sure you’re going to be a great addition to the team. Finally, so glad we sealed the win for Sam, who sadly played his last game for Judes today, he’s a real character and outstanding player, really sad to see him go, but very fitting that he was awarded the Man of the Match and finished with a really strong performance, bagging himself a final try to. Well Done Sam, thank you for your outstanding commitment to Judes, we’re gonna miss ya lad!
Sunday, 21 May 20239'sPilksHome3 - 101st half
Both teams started evenly with errors in 1st set from both of them, this set the tone for most of the game, some strong runs from jack and josh U, judes passing ball well on there line but a dropped ball and momentum has gone, pilks attacked well with some good plays and there in in corner, judes came back with a great attacking play which allowed issac score in the corner, great set from judes, unfortunately pilks responded very quickly from the start an within 3 tackles there were in again in the corner, judes started again with some good runs from Cooper and Blake but pilks defence did well an kept us out, pilks started attacking well and easy try threw middle, judes started again Billy with a good run only to get injured tho and having to come off,pilks defence was great an drove judes back to near there own line, not great attacking from judes there, pilks got ball from another dropped ball by judes, great dummy from pilks to allow them over however he dropped the ball over the Line, very lucky there judes, as judes get the ball back only to run get tackled into touch straight away, pilks got the ball back on judes line, they held them out for 4 tackles but couldn't keep them out, hardlines there from judes, judes attacking with good runs this time from Leon and Charlie A but pilks defence to strong, some good defence from judes helping each other out to get them into touch, judes tried passing ball about unsuccessful in scoring but a good set from them,pilks attacked well but judes defence was strong, a good run from Jack only for a high tackle from pilks on him tho, pilks held judes out, another very good defensive set from judes before half time, looks like there up for it now! 4-1
2nd half under way and a strong attacking play from pilks allowing them to go over in 1st set, judes started again but pilks defence drove judes back to there own line again and a dropped ball allowed pilks to get the ball on judes line, judes need defend well now an they did just that to force an error from pilks straight away, only for judes to drop the ball on 1st tackle to give pilks ball back still on judes line, massive hit from Blake outstanding hit I have to say causing them to drop the ball over the line, judes struggling get away from there own line here, 2 injuries for judes unfortunately both havin to go off Matthew and josh U, shame as both was playing good, Matthew was a head injury so unfortunately can't return and josh U was to sore and can't return either so no subs now for judes, good dancing runs from josh D and judes finally out there own half but pilks defence to strong, judes defence was good to force them into touch on 2nd, great set play from Charlie L, issac and josh D for Leon to make a break but unsuccessful again but great set play, pilks with a good break straight away only to drop ball over the line again, judes lucky there, judes struggling get away from there line again here pilks get ball back and over for try this time, a great break from Leon and he's over for a try, this was short lived as pilks go over straight away on 1st tackle, judes started again only to be tackled into touch on there line, pilks attacked well and over again on the last tackle, judes unlucky there, good run an hand off from copper but just short of the line, momentum going judes way and josh D over for a try, judes back on there own line within 3 attacking runs from pilks but a great defensive set to hold them out this time, unfortunately a judes error on 1st tackle and pilks go over again, judes started and another error instantly, judes pinned on there own line within 2 tackles and pilks go over again, judes with another dropped ball on 1st tackle, not great from judes now and pilks go over on there hooter!
Judes 3 pilks 10
Josh D
Opposition MOM:- Blake
Coaches MOM :- Jack
Parents MOM :- Leon
Sunday, 21 May 20237'sOldham Saint Anne'sHome0-0This week, a very confident Oldham Saint Anne's made the trip over to play the U7's and it didn't disappoint, very high quality game from two excellent teams.

In Game One OSA came out of the blocks very fast with some great passing and support play. But WSJ showed the best defence of the season, to keep Oldham out for most of the game, with Harry G leading the defensive line, in a Player of the Match performance. Added to this strong running from all of the boys, in particular Archie B who Oldham struggled to deal with, in a performance that saw him rewarded with the Coaches Award.

Great performance by all of the boys in Game One, tries from Parker W, Harry G, Archie B, Thomas S and Owen F. Superb!!

Game 2 was a more open match with lots of breaks and impressive running by both teams. All of the boys were able to get lots of game time to practice what they have been working on in training. This game also had some great performances, in particular Jake A scoring all of WSJ tries in a Player of the Match Performance and Archie A winning the Coaches Award for some superb defence.

Great effort from all the lads in Game 2 displaying great determination and sportsmanship. Excellent!!

This week we also had boys playing over at Wigan St Patricks in a mixed tournament between Jude's, Pat's and Shevy. All of the boys involved in this had a great day and did the team proud! Great to hear how much all of the boys enjoyed their day.

Big thank you to Oldham and St Pats for the games this weekend and to all of the boys for their continued efforts and hard work! Well done Boys! #UTJ
Sunday, 21 May 202311's - MaroonsLatchford giantsAway42-12The maroons made it 5 wins on the bounce as they took on Latchford in red hot conditions.

Judes took an early lead when Charlie Hibbert darted over from dummy half. Latchford hit back leading 6-4 but after that it was one way traffic as Jude’s made the most of the big pitch.

Judes went into half time leading 20-10 after more tries from Sam Charnock, Riyaz Khan and Tommy Gleeson.

In the second half, there were lots of stand out moments. Leo Wallwork and Jack Needham scored excellent individual long range tries but a Tommy Gleeson cross field kick for Sam Charnocks second try stood out.
Special mention to Zaine Peers and Hendre Pretorius who both came up with try saving tackles.

An excellent performance today in very tough conditions. Stand out players were Jack Needham, Sam Charnock, Kian Halliwell and Zaine Peers.

Tries: Charnock(2), Hibbert, Gleeson, Khan, Wallwork, Belshaw and Needham

Goals: Hibbert, Ford, Needham, Wright and Belshaw

Opposition MOM - Kian Halliwell
Top tackler - Ethan Cozens
M.O.M - Jack Needham


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