Match Reports - 2nd & 3rd Match 2019

03 Mar 2019 in Club News

Match Reports - 2nd & 3rd Match 2019 Match Reports - 2nd & 3rd Match 2019

Match Reports - 2nd & 3rd Match 2019

Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports
1st TeamSaturday, March 2, 2019

Wigan St Judes 16-18 Ince Rose Bridge

Tough to take this one, just wasn’t to be as Ince Rose Bridge ran out winners 16-18. Ball respect being a major factor for St Jude’s with a 44% completion Rate in the game. Tries by Gav Rodden, Connor Ratcliffe and a cracker by Aaron Smith who just ran over anybody in his way to give Jude’s the lead on 47 mins.Fallon slotted over 2 Goals but Ince Rose Bridge never say die attitude payed off with a high kick on the 6th tackle near the Jude’s line in the 61st minute when they scored the winner to win 16-18

A TeamSaturday, March 2, 2019
MastersSaturday, March 2, 2019
Under 18’sSunday, March 3, 2019
Under 16’sSunday, March 3, 2019
Under 15Sunday, March 3, 2019

Wigan St Judes 34-10 Ince Rose Bridge

Well we kick start our 2019 campaign at home, in somewhat soggy conditions. As the reigning champions, we were under a bit of pressure to perform, but did have quite a few lads out today. Judes were a bit sloppy in the first few minutes, struggling to complete their sets, but soon found their feet when Harvey Makin stepped up and did what he does best, ball under arm, head down and run over defenders, culminating in a nice 4 pointer at the side of the sticks.

Super impressed with our defence today, some massive hits from the lads turning ball after ball over. After forcing a drop out, came our next try which was well deserved for our loose forward Eliot Peposhi, who ran hard and tackled even harder today. He took the ball from dummy half and reached over to score a cheeky try.

Another booming kick from Callum trapped Bridge in the in-goal and Judes attack their line. Keeping the ball alive, they send it down the line to Reece Stanton, who shot off to score his first in the corner. His second try came in quick succession from sheer grit and determination, kept his legs pumping and carried 3 defenders with him over the line to plonk the ball down and score his second. Callum Silcock converted all tries successfully, even nailing a difficult kick from the side line.

Judes restart the second half and Bridge were the first to strike scoring 2 quick tries, although one from a dubious forward pass! Judes were a little rattled and were being sucked in by Bridge, all they had to do is get back to doing what they do best and just play rugby! The next set was more settled and a strong direct run from Reece Stanton saw him securing his hatrick, this lad had an outstanding game today and really deserved the hatrick. The conversion was taken successfully by Callum Silcock who was great with the boot today.

A good grubber through from Lewis looked too long, but stood up in the mud, so Bridge were forced to kick it dead. This gave us our third drop out and a good opportunity to attack again in the dying minutes of the game. Judes build some pressure and Lewis Pinder took the opportunity to bag himself a brazen 4 pointer, sneaking round from dummy half to catch the defender napping and twisting round on the floor to ground the ball. Conversion taken by Callum Silcock, we were all gob-smacked that the ref waived it off, as it did look like it went over, so we are technically saying Callum was 100% with the boot today!! We just had time to re-start the game before the clock ran out and the final whistle, saw us secure our first win of the season.

Our first game of the season wasn’t pretty, but considering how many lads we had out injured today and the difficult conditions, it was a determined win. Every lad stuck his hand up and really put an outstanding performance in. Our defence won us this match and our shots were brutal throughout the game. A massive Judes welcome to Alfie Pyke, who played his debut for us today and had a cracking game.

Today’s man of the match was chosen by Bridge and deservedly went to our hooker Lewis Pinder, who was outstanding today directing our lads around the pitch and massive in defence, continuing his good form from last season. Well done Lewis!

Under 14’sSunday, March 3, 2019
Under 13’s - MaroonsSunday, March 3, 2019
Hindley 42 - 4 Wigan St Judes.

Today we were away at Hindley a team on the up.

Today's game was a tale of two teams, one that had all the luck and one that didn't (the latter being judes). In the first half Judes made 3 early mistakes that Hindley capitalised on and Judes were 14 nil down within 10 minutes.
Judes introduced new lad Jack Buono-Lester and this seemed to stem the flow and at halftime were 20-0 down.

The 2nd half saw a wet and weary Judes conceed more points until a bit of luck went Judes way resulting in Josh Mawdsley crossing for Judes. Shortly after Hindley crossed for their last try of the day.

A disappointing display by the lads, we need faster line speed and tackles being made rather than shirt grabbing and missed tackles.

The effort in matches needs to improve from every player and this needs to start with effort at training and preparation for matches.

Next week we host Pat's a team on a winning streak, let's bring it to an end!

This week's award winners are,
Man of the match - Jack Buono-Lester
Parents man of the match - Layton Cottom
Coaches Award - Callum Siddeley.
Under 13’s - GoldsSunday, March 3, 2019
Today the lads travelled to a wet and windy Warrington for our first away game of the season. Spirits were high following our wonderful start last week against Halton but even with that fresh in our minds, we were travelling to play the Lancashire Cup Champions and we knew today would be a huge test for us. We asked the boys to produce a performance like the week before. In this group, you have to be at your best at all times to even compete.
The game started with both sides feeling each other out and testing defensive strength. A good display from both teams made it impossible for either to score for a good 6 to 7 minutes. Finally, though Judes broke down the Latchford defence. Great pressure on their attack in their own 20 saw them fumble the ball. From the scrum it took Oliver Wright just one hard run to get over and get the first points on the board. Converted by Keegan Mobey 0-6
Straight from the restart Judes were back on the attack, Mason Fillingham taking the high bomb from the air and setting Keegan Boyd off on a long, hard drive upfield. Kyle Aslett then pushing on further before a quick link up between Tom Hill and Oliver Wright set powerful centre, Elton Paplekaj flying down the wing, handing off any defenders in his way and going over for Judes’ second. Kick sailed wide 0-10
Latchford could see that our boys had really kicked in and went for a short kick off to grab the ball back, Keegan Boyd’s quick thinking scuppered their plans and he quickly stormed from half way, untouched to go over under the sticks. Converted by Keegan Mobey. 0-16
Judes piled the pressure on now with every set, the forwards pouring the ball forward with relentless, hard runs forcing Latchford to ‘number up’ on every run to stop them and weakening the wings as a result. Oliver Wright kicked over on the last, the Latchford fullback collected the ball from the air but Keegan Mobey and Oliver Wright were on top of him within seconds, throwing him to touch and turning the ball over again on the Giants line. From the scrum the lads hit Jake Hare who got over the line only for the try to be struck off as a knock on! Enraged, the lads worked hard in defence and soon had the ball back in hand with Keegan Boyd going over for his second. Mason Fillingham converting the kick and sending us in at half time 0-22 to the good
The second half saw our boys keeping up with their fantastic attack, kicking off with a trade mark full-lengther from Big Mal Price, Keegan adding the two. And a superb offload just minutes later from Luis Houghton sending Elton Paplekaj straight down the wing once more to score just a couple of minutes later, Mason Fillingham converting. 0-34
A short lapse in concentration saw Judes concede Latchford’s only try of the game in the next play. The lads knew how far in front they were and just lost that bit of urgency they had shown from the start of the match. Latchford going down our left wing to score in the corner. The kick sailing just wide. They deserved a try from such a hard match but losing the clean sheet was a bitter pill to swallow for our pack. 4-34
Latchford spirits seemed to lift at this point, and they pushed on to pressure our line once more from the restart. The conditions worked against them though with the slippy ball popping from their grasp. With the ball back in hand the lads pushed to right their wrongs and within two drives Corey Roden sent the ball behind Keegan Boyd’s well-timed dummy to set the big man, Mal Price, off from half way and over for his brace. Mason Fillingham was next to grab his share of the honours with some beautiful support play he was fed by Oliver Wright who hit the line and timed his pass perfectly. Mason set off down the wing and went over unchallenged. Both tries converted by Luis Houghton. 4-46
Another try created by our dominant pack followed with Kyle Aslett making great yards from our own line, Malachi Price then almost going all the way before being tackled just short but a quick play from Mal saw Elton Paplekaj scoot it over and secure his hat trick. Well deserved. A very difficult kick converted by Luis Houghton. 4-52
We had the rain to thank again for our next try, the slippery ball popping out during a tackle saw Mason Fillingham pounce on the loose ball and finish the match with his second and Judes tenth! Kick sailing just wide. 4-56
With our regular kickers both carrying injuries, Keegan M, Mason and Luis all stepped in to add the extras in style.
Today all the lads worked extremely hard with the backs once more feeding our ferocious pack with balls timed to perfection. Stand out performances from Luis Houghton for selfless play and great kicking and Kyle Aslett for great running and defence saw them share M.O.M.
In what sounded like an easy match, our boys have found strength and self-belief in abundance. They simply had to work out of their skins to keep at bay the talent that Latchford had to offer and they deserved every bit of praise at the final whistle.
A week off next week before another guaranteed feisty encounter with Halton Hornets next week in the cup!

Elton Paplekaj x 3
Malachi Leo Price x 2
Keegan Boyd x 2
Mason Fillingham x 2
Oliver Wright x 1

Luis Houghton x 3
Keegan Mobey x 3
Mason Fillingham x 2

M.O.M: Luis Houghton/Kyle Aslett (Split)
OPPONENT’S M.O.M: Malachi Leo Price
PLAYER’S PLAYER: Elton Paplekaj
TOP TACKLER: Keegan Boyd/Elton Paplekaj
TECHNIQUE AWARD (Sponsored by Gregory Travel): Elton Paplekaj
PARENT’S PLAYER: Corey Roden/Oliver Wright/Elton Paplekaj (Split!)
Under 12’sSunday, March 3, 2019
Folly Lane Crusaders 14-26 Wigan St.Judes

Today Judes took the trip to Folly Lane, what a wet morning on a dreadful pitch.
Judes did the usual and started slow which allowed Folley over the line with relative ease and conversion kicked.
Judes kicked off and Folly Lane ran it back at Judes , completing their set with a great weighted kick into the corner which saw them cross again with conversion missed.
Judes kicked off and defended the set well , on the turn over you could see Judes walking up .
The ball went straight to the forwards who put in some great hard runs and saw 1 of them break the line to score Judes 1st points.
Half time saw Judes trailing by 4 but the players were all determined to level the score at least .
2nd half saw Judes run in 4 more tries and some conversions kicked . Tempers started to fray on both sides with some silly penalties given both ways. But in the end Judes kept their heads and played some great rugby both in defence and attack.
Full time saw Judes take the win but they knew they had played a good hard game against a good Folley Lane team.
Nathan Stafford given the M.O.M by the opposing team staff
Tries scored by
Harley 2
Maison 1
Kian 1
Nathan S 1
Conversions kicked by
Alfie L 1
Aaron 2
Well done Judes U12's .... Keep it up
Under 11’sSunday, March 3, 2019
Under 10’s - MaroonsSunday, March 3, 2019
Under 10’s – GoldsSunday, March 3, 2019
Leigh East bears u10s 12-14 St Jude’s U10s Golds
Early start at Leigh East for the first game of the season.  Well and truly a game of two halves.  In true golds style the first half was a slow start, with strong attack from Leigh bringing out a couple of strong tackles but us not able to stop the scoring.  An injury to Brad saw our new first aider Claire Magrath called into action at the end of the half and Leigh went in on top at 12 – 0.
After the half time team talk a different Golds team took to the field.  Tadgh turned into a tackling machine and Harrison was determined that there would be no more scoring.  Oscar and Aston teamed up to put in some crunchers.  Good hands from Jack Myers and Kian saw big Jack and little Chiz make some well deserved yards into the Leigh half and Chiz pushing his way over for the Golds first try of the season.  The tackles came thick and fast from Tadgh and Harrison following up one after the other forcing the ball to spill and Harrison making a run down the touch line to be tackled in sight of try line.  The ball passed out by Isaac saw chiz use his strength to go over.  Neither conversion had been kicked so score stood at 12 – 8.
Leigh kicked off and made a good chase forcing us into touch giving them the ball and with a great chase for the line the partnership of Aston and Oscar made a try saving tackle.  The passing from Jude’s was faster in the second half and they made ground, frustrating the Leigh defence who went in with a few high tackles but the Jude’s boys had the fire in their bellies now and one big attack as a team with 2 mins to go saw big jack carry the whole Leigh east team on his back to go over to tie the score at 12- 12.  Pressure kick responsibility was with Kian who converted, and the game finished with a Jude’s win 12- 14. Well done boys good solid start!
Trophy winners
Coaches Man of the Match – Tadgh Casey
Opposition Man of the Match – Mason Chisnall
Parents Award – Harrison Oakes
Most Improved – Tyler Houghton
Top Tackler – Jack Elwick

Try scorers
Mason Chisnall 2
Jack Elwick 1
Kian seddon 1
Joint report by Claire Magrath and Claire Oakes
Under 9’sSunday, March 3, 2019
Under 8’sSunday, March 3, 2019
Under 7’sSunday, March 3, 2019


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