03 Sep 2018 in Club News
Match Reports - 1st & 2nd September 2018
Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports
1st Team Saturday, September 1, 2018
St Jude’s started well enough in this important game at the Meadow Against promotion favourites Dewsbury Moor but missed chances and a element of bad Luck played a major factor in this hard to bare loss and the 100% home record as gone as Dewsbury Moor ran out lucky 16-12 winners with a 79 min try which stole the points at the Meadow and boy they celebrated it.
Point scorers Connor Parkinson 1 try. Leon Harber 1 try, Gary Mcmahon 2 Goals.
NCL…. Man of the Match…Gary Mcmahon
Sponsors….. Man of the Match….Nathan Bevan.
Completion Rate 1st……58%......2nd……47%.
Top Tackler…..Nathan Bevan
Most Meters….Gavin Rodden
A Team Saturday, September 1, 2018
St Judes didn’t enjoy the best of afternoons, going down 34-0 to local rivals St Cuthberts in their penultimate NWML Division 2 Clash at Parsons Meadows.
Next weeks final match sees them face Manchester Rangers at home, as they look to finish the season on a high.
Masters Saturday, September 1, 2018
Under 18’s Sunday, September 2, 2018
Under 16’s Sunday, September 2, 2018
Under 15 Sunday, September 2, 2018
Under 14’s Sunday, September 2, 2018
Under 13’s Sunday, September 2, 2018
Under 12’s - Maroons Sunday, September 2, 2018
Wigan St Judes 6-42 Blackbrook Royals
After the summer break, our first game couldn't be any worse than Blackbrook in the cup.
The first half saw the boys let brook rule the game - with a few players still rusty from the summer break. Judes were 16 points behind with a quarter of the game gone and it looked like it was going to be a bad start to the season. However, the boys started to play and put up a good defence and started to attack better. This limited brook to only going over twice more before break with the half time score at 0 - 28.
The second half saw Judes playing better and after brook went over, it was Judes' turn to convert all the effort into points. This spurred Judes into life and take the game to Brook and put them under pressure, only a breakaway try and a mistake near our line allowed Brook to end the game at 6 - 42.
This game was always going to be difficult for us and with it being the first game back after the break all in all we cannot be too disappointed by the result. The coaches saw some good play from a number of the lads and plenty to work on as the season will progress. Onwards and upwards.
Well done boys!
Award winners this week :-
Man of the Match - James Molyneux.
Parents Man of the Match - Layton Cottom.
Coaches Award - Cody Newton.
Effort and achievement - Max Jones.
Under 12’s - Gold’s Sunday, September 2, 2018
Lancashire Cup First Round
Wigan St Judes Golds 64 – 0 Halton Farnworth Hornets Greens
First game back for the lads down at The Meadow today after our Summer Break. Usually, the kids are really rusty following the time off so we didn’t know what to expect but hoped to grab the win and move on to the Quarter Finals.
The lads did not disappoint! They gave us two outstanding halves of rugby league and put on a true team performance.
Oliver Wright opened the scoring in the best way possible, from the kick off Oliver received the ball and returned it perfectly. He hit the Halton line and just showed the ball enough to an oncoming Malachi Price to confuse the Halton defence. Spotting the gap, he sailed through himself and scored out wide. First points to the Judes. 4-0
This great start was an indication of what was to come. The Golds kicked on with ferocious attack and defence from start to finish, not letting in a single try throughout the game.
Tries coming from everywhere in the first half. Elton Paplekaj and Malachi Leo Price bagged the next two tries, Elton 20 metres out running on to a flat ball from Oliver Wright and a classic Malachi full lengther from post to post. Malachi’s try converted by Elton to bring the score to 14-0
What followed was an impeccable spell from our golden boy at the back- talented Judes’ Fullback, Austin Daniel. He weaved his way in and out of the Halton line causing them nothing but problems with pace and a perfect step Austin managed a first half hatrick! One try after the other. All tries converted by Aron Fleming, Tom Hill and Dylan Gregory. Making the score 32-0 as the half time whistle blew.
There was very little we could complain about. The lads had taken the following day’s training session on to the field and hadn’t disappointed in any aspect of the game. Malaki ‘Paddy’ Cullen, Aron Fleming and Ryan Sweatman showing unbelievable improvement in both defence and attack and Oliver Wadeson having the game of his life showing what a real asset he is to the squad.
Oliver Wright’s kicking throughout this game with something special, long awkward kicks and cheeky short ones, the defence really had no idea what he was going to do next. His pin-point precision allowing his team great chase time that saw Halton pinned into their own half for the majority of the match.
More steely defence saw the Golds with a lot of possession in the second half, huge hits causing our opponents to spill the ball or make rushed decisions seeing our boys on the attack for a huge portion of the game. Oliver Wright, Malachi Price and Austin Daniel were all over the field in defence and feisty hooker Tom Hill showed outstanding skill at marker. Tom was rewarded for his hard-defensive work when a powerful run from Tyler Foster got the Golds within metres of the Greens line. Quick thinking from Tom saw him scoot over untouched to score the first try of the second half. Malaki ‘Paddy’ Cullen adding the extras. 38-0
The lads had really settled into the game now and wanted to add a bit of flair to their performance. Fast plays and quick passing saw the lads advancing on the HFH try line once more. Austin Daniel taking the ball to the line before hitting winger Freddie Winnard at the very last second. Freddie took off from just over half way, running all the way down his wing with the Halton lads hot on his heels. The Halton full back managed to grab hold of Freddie’s shirt but, so close to the line, Freddie wasn’t having any of it and dove down to grab more points for his team. 42-0
The big man hadn’t had much ball this match and decided it was his turn for another, with a hard Tyler Foster hit causing another knock on, Malachi wasted no time from the scrum to bag his second full lengther. He looked to be stopped at one point by a brave Halton centre but pulled his knees up to his chin and powered on over the helpless defender. 46-0
Ryan Sweatman was next to show off his footwork, weaving through the line he looked certain to score with only the strength of four Halton defenders holding him short of the line. Aron Fleming spied his chance from this spot and jumped down to scoot over capitalising on Ryan’s hard work with quick thinking and more confidence, Well done Aron, let’s see more of that next week! Ryan Sweatman adding the two 52-0
Oliver Wright was on fire today and created the final two tries of the match. He tied the defence in knots with great steps and dummies forcing the gaps. He bagged his second of the match under the sticks then followed up with another hard drive through and in true team spirit and selfless fashion he popped the ball to an ever- supporting Keegan Mobey, giving away his hatrick to see his team mate on the score sheet. Priceless. Keegan’s infield kicking and bomb-catching from the back had been fantastic and the try was fully deserved regardless. Both tries converted by Jake Hare and Oliver Wadeson to finish the game 64-0
Aaron Bolton played a fantastic supporting game linking up perfectly with Austin Daniel to hit those wide balls and really stretch the defence. Ryan Sweatman, Oliver Wright and Tyler Foster putting in shots that our forwards would be proud of too. That combined with our forwards regular hard hits made the defensive line a brick wall. Elton picking up 'Big Hitter' for a huge tackle that lifted the attacker off his feet. Freddie Winnard played a blinder and showed much more confidence and again Oliver Wright, Keegan Mobey and Austin Daniel linked up with Tom Hill to run the game, keep good pace and organise the pack. Dylan Gregory always running a good inside line and talking to his team mates (always keeping the huddle positive and funny.)
On reflection: A very proud moment today to stand and watch these boys give their all after a few weeks off. 12 tries with eight different try scorers really shows the talent within this squad.
It is not often we have nothing to critique but even I was left speechless (Almost!)
The team spirit is electric and so refreshing to be around. The boys support one another and never get on at each other for a mistake. They truly are great friends having a ball out there and laughing and smiling along the way.
Roll on the next round! We welcome back our gruelling African centre, Malick Niang, after a very serious injury. We think the metal in his arm is gonna make him even stronger though when he’s back on the field – Hopefully as soon as possible!
A great start to our cup campaign, hopefully it will continue
M.O.M: Oliver Wright and Austin Daniel (Split)
Opponents M.O.M: Elton Paplekaj
Top Tackler: Malachi Leo Price
Parent's Player: Oliver Wright
Player's Player: Oliver Wright and Freddie Winnard
Big Hitter - Technique Award: Elton Paplekaj (Sponsored by Paul Gregory Removals)
Austin Daniel x 3
Malachi Leo Price x 2
Oliver Wright x 2
Freddie Winnard x 1
Aron Fleming x 1
Tom Hill x 1
Keegan Mobey x 1
Elton Paplekaj x 1
Malakie 'Paddy' Cullen
Under 11’s Sunday, September 2, 2018
Under 10’s Sunday, September 2, 2018
Under 9’s – Maroons Sunday, September 2, 2018
Under 9’s - Gold’s Sunday, September 2, 2018
Under 8’s Sunday, September 2, 2018
Under 7’s Sunday, September 2, 2018