Match Reports - 19th March 2023

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Match Reports - 19th March 2023

Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports
Sunday, 19 March 20238'sWoolston RoversAway52-24It was a lovely day over at Woolston today. The team were ready to put on a good game for the parents who and come to watch. The question is had they all been listening at training and could they put the skills into practice. Carter runs nearly the length of the pitch and gets caught but that helps Oliver make the final move and go over the try line. Theo does a great run and gets through the defensive line for another try for us.

Big tackles from Josh, Christian, Daniel, Harry Oliver does a big run across the pitch to stop them scoring. Joseph does some fantastic tackles the training is really paying off for the team. Daniel does a massive run and barges through the defence line like a bowling ball and scored his first try of the game. Lexie does a great run for the team and tries to hand off to a team mate but is unlucky to get tackled. Now it’s time for Theo and off he goes straight up and round and he goes over. Daniel does some big runs barging through the line and just getting pushed into touch just short of the try line. Patrick does well in tackles and manages to help the team to keep the Rovers at bay. Some good off loads from the teams from both sides. It was a great game from both teams and you can really see the team work coming on. The game is about being a a team and they were both brilliant.


Joseph coaches choice
Josh opposition
Harry Parents
Sunday, 19 March 202310's - GoldsSalford City RoostersAwayX XWe made our first trip to the Roosters this morning and came up against a team that have made a lot of progress since we first played them at the beginning of last season.

The first half was a tight affair with both teams keeping it tight and Salford took the lead after some good play. As the half wore on Judes got some good play going and grabbed a couple of tries before half time to end the half in the lead.

The second half continued with good play from both sides and Judes stretched their lead with some more great work on the ball spreading the defence.

Another great game from our team! Well done everyone!

Players of the match

Coaches - Reagan for some brave tackling and strong running throughout.

Opposition - Phoebe for a great game in attack and defence
Sunday, 19 March 202311's - GoldsOldham St AnnesHome28 - 4We were playing back at home this week, against a team we had not played before.
Oldham brought with them a strong team, who straight away showed their strength in defence. The first half was very close, with both teams defending very well.
We conceded the first to take us 4 down (missed conversion). Golds did not let this stop them and had taken the lead by half time.
Second half was another good defensive half. By the end of the match, Golds had managed to take
a good lead. Well done to both teams.
Captain - Jack Mason
Try scorers - Dalton Jones (1), Jacob Daven (2), Rhys Hilton (1), Kenzie Phillips (1).
Conversion - Dalton Jones, Jacob Daven, Kenzie Phillips, JackMason
Sunday, 19 March 202312's - GoldsLimehurst LionsAway26-12Judes travelled over to Oldham to meet Limehurst in the first round of the NWC Plate.
With only just enough for a team and no subs, we expected a tough game. Judes kicked off to Limehurst, Limehurst knocking the ball on giving the ball to Judes, a great run from Ollie Caddick saw him get the opening try. Judes responded with back to back tries from Tommy shaw, who got his name on the score sheet twice. Limehurst opened their scoring just before half time converting their try into points.
Judes led 16-6 at the break.
Judes continued their lead in the second half as Tommy Shaw went over for his hat-trick. A few sets with no score, with a few mistakes from each team, the ball got into the hands of Will Cobley who swivelled away from the defence to get the ball down. With minutes left of the game Limehurst scored the last try of the game, converting.

A brilliant game from all the boys, who put a massive shift in defence as well as attack. It just shows how much the boys wanted that win today.
On to round two of the cup.
Try scorers:
Ollie Caddick
Tommy Shaw X3
Will Cobley
Goals converted by Will Cobley 3/5
Top Tackler: Henlea Baynham
Man of the match: The whole team for a brilliant team effort.
Sunday, 19 March 202312's - MaroonsWigan st cuthbertsAway14-0Jude’s travelled across to local side Wigan st cutberts both teams were up for the game in the NWC cup but it was st Jude’s defence ,cutberts just could not break the line when loui skellon cruised down the wing handing off 4 cuthberts players to score a top class try and finish in the corner and st Jude’s move in to the next round

Tries today
Oliver Wolfe
Oliver Williams
Loui skellon

Oliver williams

Man off the match
Oliver Williams

Sunday, 19 March 202318'sClock Face MinersAway20-30Today we took a trip over to Clock Face for this Mother’s Day fixture, which turned out to be a very physical battle against a team that just looked bigger and proved a bit too much for our lads to handle.

Clock Face make an early error in their half and Judes take full advantage when Oliver puts in a clever grubber kick which bounced up perfectly for Sam to run onto and pounce over, giving us an early lead. Judes relinquish their lead when they all stood and watched the restart, allowing Clock Face to regather the ball, immediately attack and go over in the corner. Never let the ball bounce!! Roman chipped over and Ethan chased, forcing the Clock Face defender to take the ball out. From the resulting restart, Judes put it through hands and back out to Ethan, who got his just rewards for his efforts, a superb conversion from Roman put us 12-4 up. You’d think we’d have learned from the earlier kick off, but no the restart bounced yet again and the Clock Face hooker came steaming onto the ball and went over to score. Those lapses in concentration are always going to burn ya. Another Judes error and our opponents were camped on our line again and more pressure coming our way. Clock Face get it out to the wing and Judes were short on numbers allowing them to go in the lead 14-12 first half. Judes hung in the game till half time, with Jack being safe as houses at fullback and halting a Clock Face break for the line.

Judes were still in this game and could have turned it around second half, but Clock Face also stepped it up a notch and after 2 more tries, got in control of the game. It could have easily been a third, but once again Jack saves the day and cleans up a break at the back. We are soon back at the other end and Calum goes for the line and is only inches short, Roman puts it up and Clock knock-on giving us a scrum in the opposition 40 and a chance to pull back. A few drives down the middle and switch the ball out to Brogan, who is unstoppable at that range going for the line and brings us back in it 26-16. We had another chance straight after with a penalty for a late hit on Roman, but we head for the line and can’t finish it off. A couple more handling errors, put us back under pressure and their hooker ghosts through our defence and scores, pretty much killing off the game. Judes kept plugging away though and after it got a little tasty towards the end, it riled Judes up enough to come up with a final score when Calum takes the ball round the back and goes toward the right corner, stretches out and plonks it on the line to finish with a good try, but also our first loss of the season 30-20.

It's hard to take a loss when we’ve gone so well this season, but today wasn’t our day and we can’t win um all!! A little frustrating, if Judes had played smarter in certain areas and crucial parts of the game, it could well have been a different story, but Clock Face took every opportunity they were given. Today’s Man of the Match went to Jack Gallagher who was monumental in the game, defending like a demon at the back and stopped at least 3 extra tries today, so glad we have such a strong player as Jack as our fullback. We learn from this game today and we go again next week.
Sunday, 19 March 20238'sLeigh eastAwayNaA great day of rugby down at leigh east.
St judes started with the ball and some hard running put judes straight on the front foot. Bobby Walker and George sambrook carrying the ball with confidence was great to watch.
An end to end game saw judes valiantly keep east out Harry Schofield and zach bithell leading from the front.
Jaxon lucas brought out his inner James Graham taking the ball to the line and tipping on to allow George Unsworth to turn on the gas and get over for some great tries.
A very competitive and very well contested game showed training is paying off and 20 smiling faces from both teams meant that rugby was well and truly the winner
Parents player of match jaxon lucas
Top tackler George Sambrook
Opposition player Harry Schofield
Sunday, 19 March 20239'sAshton BearsHome7-13St Jude’s under 9’s played a very competitive game against Ashton Bears at home.
The score doesn’t reflect how close the game actually was.
Both teams played in great spirits scoring some great try’s and putting in some tough tackles throughout.

Well played to all the lads today!

Try scorers for St Jude’s
Josh D 4
Joe H 1
Blake H 1
Oscar H 1

Match awards:
Opposition MOM- Josh D
Coaches MOM- Oscar H
Parents MOM- Cooper C
Top Tackler- Joe H
Most Improved- Carter H
Sunday, 19 March 20239'sWest BankHome11-1St Judes welcomed a well organised West Bank, on a mild, muddy morning for our first home game of the season.

St Judes started the 1st quarter off with some great defence, which set the tone for the game by bundling West bank into touch. This then led to a powerful drive from close range from big Luke to score the 1st try of the game. Some on the line tough tackling from Logan lead to a morale boosting shout from Harry " THIS IS CLASS DEFENCE". Some great passing on show from Charlie to send Leon down the wing for Judes 2nd try. Hogarth then went over for Judes 3rd try after bouncing off a couple of defenders and going over the line. Isaac finished off a brilliant first quarter off for Judes with a brilliant jinking solo try.

The 2nd Quarter was a game of defence for both teams, with Judes managing to keep West Bank out again with some brilliant team defence putting West Bank in touch multiple times, St judes was really unlucky this Quarter to not get more tries after multiple attempts to pass the ball out but it just wouldn't stick. Big Billy had a cracker of an angled run to the corner only to unluckley drop the ball over the line.

3rd Quarter there were plenty of tries from Judes. Hogarth made a superb full length run and tried to unselfishly share the try scoring with his team mates only to knock on over the line. This didn't deter Judes though because moments later Charlie received the ball and darted over for a try. This followed by another great full length try from Luke again. Judes then had to hold out on their own line and managed to turn the ball over. Charlie took the ball in and managed a great offload to Hogarth who danced his way over to score (no knock on this time ball went straight down). Judes didn't quite manage to keep West Bank out this Quarter they managed to score their only try of the match. Judes kept their tails up and Leon scored straight from kick off.

4th Quarter Judes picked up from where they left off, with a great run from Isaac then a even better pass to Hogarth to finish off the try. Judes was confident and this showed as Leon went over for another full length and his 2nd try of the game. St judes passing was sticking and this showed as Charlie offloaded to Isaac and Isaac finished. Isaac then returned the favour by offloading to Harry this time for a try, after a great handoff to get over the line.

This was a brilliant team performance today all the kids could of got man of the match

Top Tackler: Isaac
Most Improved: Billy
Parents MOM; Logan
Coaches MOM: Hogarth
Opposition MOM: Harry


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