Match Reports - 22nd & 23rd September 2018

23 Sep 2018 in Club News

Match Reports - 22nd & 23rd September  2018 Match Reports - 22nd & 23rd September 2018

Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports
1st TeamSaturday, September 22, 2018
A TeamSaturday, September 22, 2018
MastersSaturday, September 22, 2018
Wigan St Judes Masters travelled over the pennines to Leeds Masters on Saturday in a game played in great sprits. Try scorers for Judes where Darron Roberts (3), Chris Cobley, Geoff Unsworth and Paul McCormick.
Under 18’sSunday, September 23, 2018
Under 16’sSunday, September 23, 2018
Under 15Sunday, September 23, 2018
We were back at home this week after what felt like an age away. The boys were up for keeping their winning streak going and had trained well in the run up to this game. But they started slowly and both teams traded field position early doors. Cadishead were very physical and our lads took their time responding to that. Then, good play from Judes saw Dec get over the line to break the deadlock. More solid sets from Judes saw them end with good field position and then Cadishead made some good yards, but threw the ball loosely and it ended with Jake who ran 70m to score. Just before half time Cadishead went over to take the score to 10-6 at the break.
Second half we asked the lads to play smarter and take it to the line more. They certainly did that and straight from kick off Dylan Foster catches the kick off and finds open space to race 70m and find Kian who had pushed up in support. Kian went over with the first play of the game. Then the boys went into win mode and Rio took the ball to the line superbly sending people through the Cadishead defence with ease. The lads backed up each try with excellent defence and brilliant line speed. We saw some excellent play from Jake, TJ, Rio, Dec all down the right edge to score some fantastic tries. The boys really deserved their win and worked hard for each other all morning. 48-10 to Judes.
Onwards and upwards Judes.

Tries: Declan Gregory x3, Jake Liptrot x2, Kian Johnson, Dylan Foster, Dylan Keller, TJ Downing, Liam Ryding.

Conversions: Leon Trafford x4, Dylan Keller, Kian Johnson

Coach's Choice: Jake Liptrot, absolutely outstanding week in week out, but it's Jake's leadership and actions off the ball that won him the award today. Guided us brilliantly. Well done
Captain's Choice: Dyaln Foster, sorted the lads out from full back and put in an excellent game with his go forward and clean breaks.
Most Improved: Cameron Yorke, tackled like a machine today. Really stood up since a change in his position. Excellent Yorkie!
Man of the Match: Declan Gregory, scored a hat trick today, made lots of metres when returning the ball and took his defensive line in well.

Under 14’sSunday, September 23, 2018
A more structured and solid performance from Judes today, although our opening set was a bit ropey! We knocked on and gifted them the scrum on half way, but Judes being Judes pushed for all their worth at the scrum and turned the ball back over! After a penalty for a high shot, Judes found good territory and strong running from our forwards set the platform for Reece Stanton to come full pelt onto the ball on a arching run to spectacularly bounce over the whitewash, a great ranging conversion from Callum Silcock settled us in at 0-6. Judes dominance from our forwards was on show today and were soon building for more pressure on Thatto’s line. Our initial attempt at bursting through was halted by Thatto, but Judes showed patience and threw the ball around till the gap opened up for Theo Bishop to come bounding onto the ball and scoring at the side of the uprights. Conversion slotted over by Callum. Great defence on show in the latter stages of the first half to deny Thatto getting back into the game.

Judes started the second half with being penalised for a ball steal and Thatto did capitalise on this and broke through, they looked sure to score, but not if Reagan had anything to do with it, he came steaming out of absolutely nowhere to stop the Thatto player dead in his tracks just feet from the line, what an effort! Judes start their set deep and a striding run from Junior broke the defence and headed for the line, he did try to off-load but the defender got his hand to it first and put a stop to us scoring, but only momentarily as Richard Nsemba was soon finishing what he had started the previous set, but this time made sure he kept possession to score close to the sticks and an easier conversion for Callum Silcock. Another great run from Junior and Josh marched us down field and Callum took the ball to the line and put in a pearler of a pass to Reagan Sumner on our wing, who is great at accelerating with ball in hand and out ran his opponent to score in the corner. The final 10 minutes of the second half was a bit penalty strewn, which is uncharacteristic for the boys, but solid defence made sure our opponents didn’t capitalise and everytime we got caught out by the whistle, the boys heads didn’t go down, they just got more and more aggressive in defence which is great to see. A comfortable and solid win at 22-0.

Much improved performance from the boys today and looking back to normal. A bit disrupted with the weather this week, meant only 1 training session, but the boys still impressed with their game handling and can’t knock a team that don’t let their opponents score 2 weeks on the bounce! Well done boys, that put us in a good place to carry forward to next week.

Today’s Award go to:

Outstanding Effort: Reagan Sumner, this lad is electric from a standing start and scored a fantastic try and made the tackle of the game to deny Thatto scoring.

Outstanding Effort: Theo Bishop, great performance in forwards today, good running and tackling, had his best game of the season so far.

Man of the Match: Richard Nsemba, always a handful running forward and had 4/5 clean breaks today. Was brutal in defence and scored well deserved try.
Under 13’sSunday, September 23, 2018
Under 12’s - MaroonsSunday, September 23, 2018

Wigan St Cuthberts 22 V Wigan St Judes 18.

In the 3rd local derby with Cuthberts this year.

Judes have won the last 2 meetings and were probabily odds on to win this one. Cuthberts on the other hand had different ideas! Straight from the off Cuthberts were at Judes, The boys today looked like a team that hadn't played before, no effort, no talking and mistakes. This allowed Cuthberts to score within minutes of the kick off being allowed to kick twice in one set, with the last kick saw it bounce and roll and Cuthberts collected unaposed to score.

Soon after the Judes were 12-0 down as Cuthberts just cut through the line to score. Judes pulled one back with Kian Stanton. At 12-6 it looked like Judes were back in it only for Cuthberts to extend the game again.

Rohan Green went over to give the Judes a chance at the break with the score 16 - 12.

Judes once again creating mistakes allowed Cuthberts to score again from a knock on, on our own line. With tries from Kian Stanton and Muhammad Abassi being ruled out and with time against Judes, Muhammad scored and with just 1 try in it, things just didn't go well and time beat us as well Cuthberts.

Boys we need to step up a gear and be winning these games.

Next we are at Home to Westhoughton.

Awards this week : -

Man of the Match - Josh Mawdsley,

Parents Man of the Match - Harry Stokes,

Coaches Award - Muhammad Abassi.

Under 12’s - Gold’sSunday, September 23, 2018
Today the lads travelled to Warrington to meet a quality Ryland’s team who they had played twice before this season already. We had beaten them on the previous two occasions but knew that they always defended well and pushed to the final whistle.
With four players out, we had had to pre-warn them that we would be playing twelve a side, something we’ve never had to do before. Within minutes of kicking off, Aaron Bolton went down with a prior wrist injury and was out for the rest of the game. Seeing us play a man down for almost the entirety of the match.
This seemed to spur the lads on rather than see them downhearted and from start to finish they put on a rugby league master class with superb displays in both attack and defence.
The game began in the best way possible for our lads, strong Centre Elton Paplekaj receiving the ball from the kick off and running down the wing to score with the first run of the match. A great, quick try to start. Converted by Keegan Mobey.
Elton’s try was quickly followed by a full lengther by Man Mountain, Malachi Price who stormed through the middle untouched. Tom Hill adding the two.
An outstanding defensive display and superb kicking from Oliver Wright saw many knock on’s and turn overs for the Golds. The next Judes’ attack coming from the base of the scrum with half back Oliver taking it to the line and throwing enough of a dummy to go through himself and score under the sticks. Kicked by Austin Daniel.
Our final try of the first half came after a sloppy set. Our passes were not linking together well and the fast Ryland’s defensive line was causing us to retreat from their line. The lads, under pressure, switched the plan and sent big forward Jake Hare crashing over the line. Sometimes the big lads must clean up the problems! Kick sailing just under the bar.
The half finishing 22-0 to the good for the travelling team. We asked the lads for more of the same in the half time huddle. The line speed was great, the tackle count was well spread with players working hard in defence from wing to wing and the attack was well-timed and organised.
A beautiful try started the second half. Judes pushed up in attack and were around twenty out on the 5th. The marker flew round to squash the chance of a kick but quick-thinking Austin Daniel managed to free his arms up and pop the ball out to hooker Tom Hill who put in a fast and accurate kick across field that was collected by Ryan Sweatman. Ryan put his foot down and dove over in the corner. A great try and a huge boost for Ryan whose confidence is growing week on week. Converted by Oliver Wright.
Reliable full back Austin Daniel went over next after progressive drives had worked Judes into great field position, Austin scooted quickly to dive down under the sticks. The kicker just slipping and sending the ball in the wrong direction.
Elton Paplekaj made huge yards in the next attack, fending off defender after defender. The line opened up for Elton but he had spotted a supporting Tom Hill and popped the ball up to him at the last second to share the spoils. Tom going in under the sticks. Converted by Big Malachi Leo Price.
Our final try went to Oliver Wright who had worked hard all day all over the pitch and fully deserved his second of the match. Following a penalty, Oliver weaved in and out before crashing over to seal the last points of the game. Converted by Malaki ‘Paddy’ Cullen.

Another faultless performance from the lads. We genuinely find it hard to criticise them when they are on form like this. They worked hard with one man down for the entire game and never let Rylands use this to their advantage.
The tackle counts were spread so evenly today, showing how hard the entire line had worked defensively with winger Freddie Winnard and scrum half Keegan Mobey getting their highest scores to date. Elton, Malachi and Oliver putting in huge hits throughout and Tom Hill making stop after stop proving it’s the heart that counts and not the size!
Aron Fleming stepping up once more to improve his attack and take far more runs, jumping down at the ruck whenever it went out to his wing and the middle controlling the game to perfection. Keegan and Austin taking every high ball with ease too, never easy in the winter sun!
We say it every week but Oliver Wright’s kicking game was phenomenal. He has got to be one of the best kickers in the UK at his age bracket. Outstanding.
A true team game with a positive attitude. One of the Ryland’s lads speaking to us after the game saying, “You are just so good- Your forwards are like Super League players and all the backs can catch anything!” A lovely compliment from a very gracious and respectful young man.
Final Score: 0-44
On a personal note, as a coach to stand back and watch week after week different lads cross that try line just makes me so proud. Having the biggest forward in the league people expect it’s all about him. Malachi is a wonderful asset and a very humble and talented boy, but we are proud of being a TEAM. Multiple DIFFERENT names on the team sheet every single week keeps us smiling and proving we don’t just need forwards to cross that line…Although we rather like having Mal too haha! Eight tries and seven different try scorers says it all. We are blessed to have such a huge bunch of talented lads.
Well done the boys! Huge test next week against an A group team, Rochdale Mayfield. Let’s have it!
Oliver Wright x 2
Elton Paplekaj
Malachi Leo Price
Jake Hare
Ryan Sweatman
Austin Daniel
Tom Hill

M.O.M: Tom Hill
Opponent’s M.O.M: Keegan Mobey
Top Tackler: Elton Paplekaj
Parent’s Player: Keegan Mobey
Player’s Player: Oliver Wright
Big Hitter Technique Award (Sponsored by Paul Gregory Removals): Elton Paplekaj
Under 11’sSunday, September 23, 2018
Today Judes travelled to Woolston with a hard game in mind .
Jusdes took the ball from the K.O and a dodgy call saw Judes keep the ball .
From there they ran it hard , throwing the ball about n some great forward runs .
Once in defence Judes seemed slow and sluggish but did enough to keep the Woolston team from scoring .
The game went end to end almost all the way through and Judes crossed the Woolston line on 6 occasions. This wasn't a 1 way game by any means as the Woolston team kept moving the ball about and coming at Judes which lead to them crossing the Judes line on 3 occasions.
Judes knew their defence had dropped off and soon got it back up n running .
In the end Judes played some great rugby and took the game from Woolston.
Tries scored by
Harley 3
Callum M
Conversions by
Alfie L
Callum M
Trophies went to
Maison ...... Parents Award
Ry n Maison ...... Top Tackler
Jaiden n Alfie L ...... Coaches Award
Aaron ...... M.O.M
Under 10’sSunday, September 23, 2018
Under 9’s – MaroonsSunday, September 23, 2018
Under 9’s - Gold’sSunday, September 23, 2018

Our gold's visited Leigh miners rangers this morning. In what was perfect weather to play rugby in.
Rangers were a couple of players short this morning so Isac Flemming and Tadgh Casey volunteered to go play for them. Both did our team proud has they both played awesome against us in fact probably tadghs best game in a while. Well done and thank you.

After losing the last 3 games our lads needed a win and from the start it was our game. With big runs and big defence from our forwards giving our backs a great platform to get there new moves into action not perfect but a big improvement on the last few games. Great to see the boys winning again coaches and parents were all proud of you today boys well done

Jude's win 44-20

Try scorers
Aston bailey
Jack Myers
Deacon Charnock
Oscar roper
Jack hill 2
Harrison oakes 2
Mason Chisnall 3

Man of match :- Mason Chisnall
Opponents mom :- Tadgh Casey
Parents mom :- Tadgh Casey
Top tackler :- jack Myers
Special appreciation award :- Isac Flemming
Under 8’sSunday, September 23, 2018
Under 7’sSunday, September 23, 2018


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