Match Reports - 1st & 2nd June 2019

02 Jun 2019 in Club News

Match Reports - 1st & 2nd June 2019 Match Reports - 1st & 2nd June 2019

Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports
1st Team Saturday, 1 June 2019
Clock FaceHome30-28
Another tough win at the Meadow on Saturday as St Judes beat a gutsy Clock Face 30-28 with once again a paper thin defence on show. It was the visitors who opened the scoring on 6 mins and it took Jude’s 22 mins to peg it back when Dec Parkinson scored by the posts, Fallon goaled. On 35 mins Clock Face took the lead again, of a Jude’s mistake and they went in at the break 10-6 up. St Jude’s started the second half well when NCL Man of the Match Aaron Smith scored the first of his Brace of tries when he smashed his way through to score, Fallon added the two. Further tries by Gav Rodden, Joey Brady, Lewis Melling and Aaron Smiths second and one goal by Fallon as Jude’s took a 30-16 lead on 73 mins. But it was Clock Face who finished the better and could easily have stole this win from Jude’s grasp. Outstanding throughout was Sponsors Man of the Match Danny Clayton with 20 tackles and 180 meters to his name and Second Row Chris Rowe who put in another top performance with 35 tackles and some tough carries.
A Team Saturday, 1 June 2019
Masters Saturday, 1 June 2019
Under 18’s Sunday, June 2, 2019
Under 16’s Sunday, June 2, 2019
Cadishead RhinosAway66-6
Judes made the trip to Cadishead after a weekend off, looking to get back to winning ways. Judes started well and gained the ball back from kick off through Kian. A couple of strong drives later and an overlap was created left, with Declan going over. Straight from kick off, Judes played with structure and progressed up the field then a lovely soft pass created space for a barnstorming run from Liam who raced 50m to score. With Cadishead struggling to get their hands on the ball, Judes raced up field using excellent structure and finishing off with Callum’s first try for Judes. Next on the score sheet was Cameron who was in the right place to receive a face ball from Jake to crash over. Judes we’re getting a foot hold on the game but made a mistake on kick off letting the ball bounce into touch. From Cadishead’s set, Jordan tackled their runner into touch, gaining possession back in our 10. From more great play up field, Kian went over again on the left. There were further tries from Jordan and Declan in the first half, all from open space and strong running.
HT 0-46
Second half started and the boys were told, more of the same, play with structure and use the ball. Cadishead kicked straight to Jordan who found space and managed to race 70m to score. From that point Judes temporarily lost their way. A couple of mistakes and poor discipline invited Cadishead back into the game. Cadishead showed strong running and pushed us back to our line, managing to crash over for their only try of the game. Next on the score sheet was Cameron with his second. Created by a strong run from Callum which resulted in a penalty. Cameron showed great footwork to carry 2 tacklers over the line with him. As the game was coming to a close, Judes still had time to cross the line through 2 more scorers. Cadishead gained a penalty and didn’t make touch, Jake brought the ball back and the lads progressed through Liam eating the metres up and passing the ball to Nathan who went over. The game was edging close to the end and one final attack saw a neat kick into the in goal area and Sam touching down. Leon converted taking his tally to 9/12.
The boys had done as we asked, stuck to the game plan and worked for each other. Completion up at 74%

Tries - Jordan Taylor 3, Declan Gregory 2, Liam Ryding, Callum Moffitt, Cameron Ashcroft 2, Nathan O’Brien, Sam Reddy, Kian Dainty.

Conversions - Leon Trafford 9

Awards - Most Improved - Nathan O’Brien...nothing got past Nathan today and his running with the ball was superb.
Coach’s Choice - Sam Reddy...brilliant in his position from full back.
Captain’s Choice - Ben Hardy...having recently joined back, he’s fitted straight in and is looking like he’s never missed a beat.
Man of the Match - Jake Liptrot and Logan Walls...our generals on the pitch today, completely unselfish forward play, sorted the structure, stayed strong in defence and created a good partnership together.
Under 15 Sunday, June 2, 2019
Waterhead WarriorsHome36 - 0
Judes welcomed Waterhead to the meadow today and were imposing straight from the kick off. Judes were over within minutes, from a strong break by Junior and off-load to Connor who dived for the corner, but the ref deemed a knock on and deny us the 4 points. Good yards made by a return from Reggie, who tried to hurdle the defender on the floor to make more precious metres. A useful grubber put in by Ryan saw 3 to 4 Judes players go for the bobbling ball, but Waterhead were forced to knock dead for a drop out. On the return saw Reggie run a great line and went for the whitewash, but again we were denied by knocking-on over the line, were we ever going to get those points on the board!! Great defence from Judes force Waterhead to knock-on and gain a Judes scrum in a great position, Reece motors to the line and a brilliant off-load to Nathan Evans who went for the line and finally got the ball down safely and recorded our first points and his first try for Judes. A knock-on from Waterhead saw Judes attacking from half way and a cheeky chip over from Ryan, couldn’t be collected cleanly by Waterhead and Reece Stanton was the first to pounce on the loose ball and carried it one handed, took it over the head of the defender to reach over and plonk the ball down (you had to see it!).

Waterhead restart and the ball finds the back line and Judes forced to drop out. Waterhead spy the gap on the wing and head for the line, but a cracking tackle by Reggie deny Waterhead grounding. Judes get their first penalty of the half for a second stab, they send the ball left first and back out to the right as Reagan Sumner jinks into the line and used great weaving footwork to evade the full-back and score. Waterhead make a great break again down the wing and looked for all the world to score, but Reggie stuck to the chase and ankle tapped him to bring him down, great defensive effort! In the dying minutes of the half Ryan took the ball and weaved in and out and motored to the line, diving over in the corner, but yet again the ref deems a knock-on, that’s the third one of the half been disallowed, but Judes go in at half time 12 nil up, which could have been double!

Waterhead get the second half underway and immediately Judes knock-on from the kick off and put themselves under pressure, also getting caught off-side and a ball steal call, keeps the pressure on. Judes were in their opponents faces though and force Waterhead to spill the ball. A great break up field from Junior who just kept going with defenders all over him, got Judes close and a fantastic line run by Harvey Makin saw him crash over under the sticks. Harvey still had the wind in his sails and made great yards, another good run from Junior and then the ball out to Ryan Wood who headed for the line and with an awesome show and go broke through to score. Noble attack from Harvey and McKenzie who broke through and got the ball away to Ryan Wood, which did look suspiciously forward, but Ryan took his chance well to score his second on the bounce.

Judes completed a good set of 6 and a pin point grubber on the last from Lewis and Waterhead were forced to knock dead. Waterhead drop out and Judes build well to the line, get the ball to Callum Silcock who spotted a gap open up in the defence and went on a diagonal run to score a great try untouched. He converted his own try and never missed second half. Waterhead kept trying until the end of the game and good defence from them forced us to knock-on and on the counter, they break on the wing, but good defence from Ambrose force them into touch. Unfortunately the final minutes became a bit of a knock-on-athon, as both sides turn ball over. Judes had the game won, but ruthlessly wanted to keep their opponents scoreless and held out for the last few minutes, with a dominant 36-0 win.

Another brilliant win today with a number of players still injured, yet again the boys stepped up and put in a fantastic team performance, our coach saying it’s the best he’s seen so far this season. The lads really stuck to their structure and game plan and what an effort to keep such strong opponents scoreless.

Today’s man of the match chosen by Waterhead, went to Ryan Wood who had his best game of the season so far. He’s mixing his game up and starting to get more and more involved at no. 7. Creative with his kicks today and managed to score 2 tries for himself.
Under 14’s Sunday, June 2, 2019
Under 13’s - Maroons Sunday, June 2, 2019
Under 13’s - Golds Sunday, June 2, 2019
Halton Farnworth Hornets RedsAway14-12

Today the lads travelled to Widnes for their fifth league game of the season looking to make it a perfect 5 wins from 5. Our last meeting with Halton Hornets was a tense and thrilling affair that saw us beating them with the final kick of the game. We were hoping that our boys would take the pressure off themselves early and really get a hold of the game after a fantastic training session the day before...We weren't planning on another two-point thriller! But that's what we ended up with!
The first 15 minutes both teams were feeling each other out and controlling attacks. A couple of penalties saw Halton piggy backed upfield toward Judes’ try line but the boys fought hard to keep a strong Hornets outfit out with good line speed and marker play.

Deadlock was broken after around 18 minutes with the ball going quickly through the hands of the halves before stand-off Corey Roden sent the ball out behind the dummy runner and sent Elton Paplekaj over right in the corner, our kick sailing just wide 0-4

However, not to go in at half time empty handed, Halton hit back quickly, Judes defended well but a fresh set of six on the last after an offside call saw Halton crash over before the break sinking their kick they edged in front of us 6-4

After half time our boys started with much more urgency and managed to push over twice more within the first ten minutes. Starting with another long ball out wide to Elton Paplekaj who scored an almost identical try to his first and Tom Hill adding our final try of the day with a quick - thinking scoot splitting the markers and seeing him crash over untouched under the sticks, Corey adding the extras 6-14

Following this quite a lot of decisions did not go our way and we found ourselves being pushed further and further back up field. Halton’s big fullback took full advantage and stormed over the line from ten yards out, 12-14.

With two minutes on the clock the boys fought hard to keep an attacking Halton pack out and were relieved to hear the final whistle blow! As we all were!

It seems that Halton are our bogey team, although we always seem to come out on top we always seem to make really hard work of it! That's not taking anything away from Halton who are a strong and determined outfit but when we come together our basics seem to go out the window! Nonetheless, the boys dug deep to take the two points and it's hard not to panic when you're just 12 and 13 years old playing the best teams in the North West each week.
We take positives from this game. Last time we played Halton they managed to cross our line four times. We reduced this to half the amount only conceding two tries this game. Our two Toms had phenomenal games, Tom Anderson stepping in at wing and after just three games with us racking up a great tackle count and making good hard yards with no mistakes and Mr reliable, Tom Hill producing a strong and determined personal performance in both attack and defence. Elton Paplekaj and Oliver Wright also putting themselves about all over the pitch to produce huge tackle counts. Keegan Boyd also showing up to put on some huge, devastating shots to any oncoming traffic. Austin Daniel cleaning up at the back with a clinical and organised display throughout.

We stay top of the table with five games to go before Summer break. Halfway there and undefeated in the league so far. Not too shabby at all!

Elton Paplekaj x 2
Tom Hill x 1

Corey Roden x 1

M.O.M: Tom Hill
Opponents: M.O.M Keegan Boyd
Top Tackler: Elton Paplekaj
Technique Award: Keegan Boyd
Parent's Player: Elton Paplekaj
Player's Player: Tom Anderson
Captain's Choice: Tom Anderson
Under 12’s Sunday, June 2, 2019
Under 11’s Sunday, June 2, 2019
Under 10’s - Maroons Sunday, June 2, 2019
St judes 36 Halton 18

Another outstanding performance today with just 10 players, everyone gave there all and worked really hard.

Trophy winners

MVP Zac Dennett
Coaches award Kyle wakelin
Parents award Rueben charnock
Under 10’s – Golds Sunday, June 2, 2019
Jude’s golds 38vs Golborne 0

Sunday morning on home turf, the whistle blows and almost immediately first touch Harrison oaks sets off and fires up the field to score the opening try and kicks his conversion ✔️
Some fantastic rugby was played today Jude’s was one hell of a team today...

Massive defence from the Jude’s boys Golborne didn’t get far 5 complete back to Jude’s ....

Some fantastic ball skills passing out to mason who goes over the line and gets his kick to make the score 12-0

Golborne determined to make yardage but Jude’s defence is just too good today 💪🏽 forces a knock on and back to Jude’s
Jude’s make it up the files in to time and see’s Oscar with a quick dummy and over the line for a try for the Jude’s and gets his kick also ...

Golborne really don’t want to know but but still some good effort but no try for them in this set either ...

Jude’s ball with a quick ball sees it to Aston who bombs it up all the way up the and puts it down under the sticks and who also gets his kick....

Whistle blows for half time

2nd half
Same again in this half the better half Jude’s run the show by simply playing some fantastic rugby 🏉 💪🏽
Golborne ball Jude’s awesome defence forces a Knock on for Golborne and tadgh scoops the ball up and goes over for another try for the golds boys

Golborne showing some frustration at this point but still giving some effort but no tries let in ....

Passes from the middle out to Harrison who runs up the wing to bag another try
Last set see’s Dee with some blinding tackles one after another
Mason finds the ball in this set and goes over for his 2nd try taking the score to 38-0.

Mom jack hill
Opp mom jack hill
Top tackler Deacon charnock
Players player deacon charnock

Try scorers
Harrison Oakes 2
Mason Chisnall 2
Tadgh Casey
Aston Bailey
Oscar roper

mason Chisnall
Harrison Oakes
Oscar roper
Aston Bailey
Deacon Charnock

Fantastic TEAM effort today from the boys AMAZING
Under 9’s Sunday, June 2, 2019
Under 8’s Sunday, June 2, 2019
Under 7’s Sunday, June 2, 2019
St PatsHome56-12
Captain-Harrison Kear. Try scorers-Lola Turner 2. Cameron Richardson 1. Jack Needham 1. Kian Halliwell 2. Sam Charnock 3. Charlie Hibbert 1. Evan Clarke 3. Jacob Daven 1. Trophy winners-Lola Turner. Blake Wakelin. Kyle Bretheron. Sam Charnock. Crunchy winners-Andre Kelly. Kyle Bretherton. 


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