23 Aug 2021 in Club News
Match Reports - 19th 21st & 22nd August 21
|Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports|
|MATCH REPORT DATE||TEAM||OPPOSITION||VENUE||SCORE||MATCH REPORT|
|Thursday, 19 August 2021||1st Team||Wigan St Patrick’s||Away||12-24||Judes 1st team away at st pats were punished for a slow start to both half’s|
St pats scored after 3 minutes following a judes mistake and sloppy short side defence 4-0
Judes now starting to make yards with steady approach work and high completion rate we’re having a good spell and went close on several occasions but st pats defence held out
St pats on 30 minutes attacking in judes 20m threw a pass which the hard working judes backrower joey Brady intercepted and raced 80m to score converted by Gary McMahon 4-6
Just on the stroke half time another error by judes and pats were in again 10-6
Within 4 minutes of the restart pats were in for 2 try's judes once again guilty of a slow start and poor ball control 20-6
But judes responded once again now controlling the middles and putting st pats under pressure josh Rogerson scored a powerful try carrying several pats defenders over the line once again goaled by Gary McMahon 20-12
Judes now the better side looked to be in again with 10 minutes to go but a pats defender somehow dislodge the ball in the act of scoring
With time nearly up st pats scored with last play of game 24-12
Best for judes josh hill ,josh Rogerson ,jack Rimmington Gary McMahon and Joey Brady,adam lavin and MOM Barry Rothwell
|Saturday, 21 August 2021||A Team||Newton Storm||Away||18-20||St Judes A Division 4 title challenge took a hit yesterday in a 20-18 away defeat to Newton Storm.|
Despite a dominant 1st half that saw St Judes in full control with tries from James Richardson and Callum Kneafcy.
The Second half belonged to the home side with their huge pack dominating. A late try from Jack Mills saw wasn’t enough to snatch the win.
Final score 20-18.
Best for Judes were Will Prior, Chris Pimblett, & Cal Silcock.
|Saturday, 21 August 2021||Masters||Rylands||Away||0-0||Judes masters made the short journey to Rylands on Saturday, a game played in a typical British summer conditions, but that did not deter both side from playing some great rugby and played in the right masters spirit. Judes tries came from Paul McCormick and Ian Worthington. Best for Judes where Paul McCormick, Ian Fitzhenry and Adrian Baxter|
|Sunday, 22 August 2021||12's - Golds||Saddleworth||Away||22-6||Early kick off for the golds in Saddleworth this morning for a 9.30 am kick off|
The boys where well awake and well up for the game today even though it was an early kick off we normally only wake up in the 2nd half ðŸ¤
Jude’s won the toss and decided to kick to them with a massive kick chase we kept saddleworth in their own half for the first set and that’s how it stayed for the whole game Saddleworths big lads was no match for our defence and kept them quiet the whole game which stopped Saddleworth playing with them only breaking our line once in 40 mins which they scored from it
Our Jude’s golds where letting the ball do the work and it showed when 3 of the try’s where scored down the wings
Josh Wilkinson going in the corner for his first ever try
Then next up was Charlie quirk who went over twice with in mins of each other from great passing and then a great kick off from Oscar roper to win the ball back
Next up was mason Chisnall to go over for a try
Game was won
22-6 to the golds
Charlie quirk 2
Oscar roper 3
|Sunday, 22 August 2021||12's - Maroons||Golborne Parkside||Home||42-0||Todays match was a home fixture against Golborne Parkside. We had played them not so long ago in the reverse fixture so we knew what to expect from them, a tough battle. Golborne's most notable people are the two greatest tag team wrestlers of all time, well my favourite anyway: The British Bulldogs, Davey Boy Smith and Tom Billington. They were fab in the 90s but weren't we all. Literally can't find anything interesting about Golborne so I may as well talk about the match.|
It was 10.35 and the with kick off at half past, the ref hadn't turned up but we had a saviour on the sidelines, Yanni. Lucky he has his boots and Craig's whistle wherever he goes. Joking aside, fair play to him for stepping up for the kids today.
A strong start from Judes and the ball was turned over. Zac and Jack are like tackle machines and the ball is passed to Reuben who took on half of the Golborne defence before offloading to Jacob to go over. Then it was upto Billy to calmly kick over the extras. 6-0. The last few matches Billy Botica has been outstanding with his kicking, he rarely misses. I've heard from a source close to him that this is down to practising for an hour before training and you can definitely tell. Practice does make perfect. A great run by Billy then passed to the machine Zac to bulldoze over a couple of lads and then over the whitewash. Billy of course added the extra points. 12-0 . Some great defence by Judes with everyone chipping in keeping the score to 0 for Golborne. They really have improved in defence these last few weeks and obviously this will have to remain tight when bigger hurdles are going to be in front of them in the coming months. A rare attack from Golborne but Judes on the back foot but a calm Connor playing in the full back position brushed off anyone who dared stand in his way to go over for a great solo try, one Ellis would have been proud of himself. Billy kicked over the conversion 18-0. Then some great interplay in the middle with Joel and Reuben and Billy receives the ball just a few yards out and then goes over in the corner. He then converts his try. 24-0 at half time.
A fairly subdued start to the 2nd half with both teams getting through their sets but then a trademark run by Zac and when he's in full flow, no-one is fancying getting in the way of that. He powered over to score his 2nd of the day. Billy converting for 30-0. Some good play in the middle and with Ethan switching the play out wide, Harry passes to Lewis to score in the corner. 36 0 with Billy's trusty left peg. With just a few minutes to go Zac on a hat trick, he's clean through and he did the unselfish thing and passed the ball to Caleb to go over in the corner. What a team player Zac is. Obviously Billy never seems to miss so the final score was Judes Maroons 42 Golborne 0.
A special mention to Connor today, I thought he was outstanding today saving two tries from being scored as the last man in defence and scoring one of his own. MVP Connor.
I just want to say how much I've enjoyed watching this team grow these last few weeks and months. Obviously I can't take all the credit for this. The coaches Ant and Ian along with Craig and Matt seemed to have turned them into a proper team. All the lads know what their jobs are and they all give it their all for each other. I think all the new lads have fitted in seamlessly and bring an extra dimension to the group. Obviously there is a lot to improve on but with time this will happen. Right I'm rambling on now. Bring on St Pats in the cup now!