06 Mar 2023 in Club News
Match Reports - 4th & 5th March 2023
|Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports|
|MATCH REPORT DATE||TEAM||OPPOSITION||VENUE||SCORE||MATCH REPORT|
|Saturday, 4 March 2023||A Team||Rochdale Mayfield||Away||18-28||St Jude’s NWML team were unfortunate 28-18 losers away Rochdale Mayfield in the NWML Alliance cup.|
In a gutsy performance that saw the St Jude’s dominant in large parts of the game, Try scorers for were Logan Johnson, Lukas Heap, and Ste Turner. Scott Robinson kicked 3 goals.
Star performers for St Jude’s were Jack Mills, Lukas Heap, and debutant Harry Parkinson.
|Saturday, 4 March 2023||8's||Ince Rose Bridge||Home||Na||A tough day at the office for St judes under 8s against a very well organised nd tough Ince side.|
St judes ran the ball in hard and attempted off loads and passes at every opportunity which led to some great team tries.
Ince ran the ball in hard and at pace which led to some big tackles needed and the judes kids delivered when called upon.
Some vast improvement throughout the team was pressing to see and set a promising start to the season
Parents player of the match Henry Boland
Top tackler George Unsworth
Opposite player Jaxon Lucas
|Sunday, 5 March 2023||9's||Rose Bridge||Home||7-10||Judes were beaten by a good Rose bridge side. Try scorers for Jude’s were Hogarth Ward 2, Harry Hunter, Joshua Davies, Isaac Birchall 2 and Luke Shelmerdine.|
Coaches MOM was Blake Hilton
Parents MOM was Luke Shelmerdine
Oppositions was josh Davies
Top tackler Leon Hogan
Most improved Jake Cox.
|Sunday, 5 March 2023||9's||Shevington sharks||Away||7-4||Jude’s came out on top with a good performance against Shevington.|
Tries scorers for Jude’s were:
Harry Hunter 2, josh Davies 2, Oscar Hart 2 and Billy Spowart.
Coaches MOM Oscar Hart,
Oppositions MOM Harry Hunter,
Parents MOM Harrison Cartwright,
Top Tackler Billy Spowart,
Most Improved Deacon Moffatt.
|Sunday, 5 March 2023||8's||Latchford Giants||Away||Na||A cold morning in Warrington saw a physical game against a tough Latchford side.|
Judes took a few minutes to get into the game which saw them conceed 2 early tries but after a re group.they manged to shut out the opposition for the remaining 35 minutes
Latchford ran the ball in hard and we're constantly met with a maroon wall of players with special mention to Harry Schofield, theo Jones and josh Lynch who would still be tackling now if we hadn't told them to leave.
In attack the players stood toe to toe with the opposition and went forward at every opportunity with some strong running across the team.
Parents player Harry Schofield
Top tackler Harry Schofield
Opposition player Josh Lynch
|Sunday, 5 March 2023||7's||Liverpool Lions||Away||x-x||A great start to the year for the u7s as they travelled to Liverpool Lions and put in a brilliant performance.|
Tries came from Charlie Pendlebury 5, Thomas Smith 2, Thomas Ward 3 &
Joey Pendlebury 1
Trophies went to Charlie Pendlebury taking oppositions player of the match, with Teddie Rannard & Joey Pendlebury both receiving coaches awards.
|Sunday, 5 March 2023||18's||Salford City Roosters||Home||18-14||Today was our first game of the regular season and newly promoted Salford City Roosters were our visitors today, for a game that can be best described as a bit of a knock-on-a-thon!|
The handling errors started from the first kick when Judes couldn’t take the ball cleanly and Salford were immediately at us. Good sliding defence though from Judes force Salford to pass wide which was a tad too strong for their winger to take and Judes regain possession. A great break from Walshy who got the ball away brilliantly to Sam who strode off to the line, he was almost there, but with defenders closing in he popped up the ball to Rohan who dove over rolely poley style to record our first converted try. Unfortunately Salford reply almost immediately, after another Judes knock on gifted the ball to Salford in our own half, which ended in our opponents scoring a soft try under the sticks. Salford came full of confidence and after an interception were again attacking our line. They spread the ball to the wing and went over, thankfully the conversion was a tough one and didn’t go over, but they were still in the lead 10-6. Salford are awarded a penalty for a shoulder charge and again head to our line, only for a try saving tackle by Jack, they would have been in again. Thankfully Judes switched defence into attack and a superb cut out ball from Roman to Ethan on the wing, who showed fantastic speed and strided to the line untouched, and still had the space to bring it back under the sticks for an easier conversion for Roman to catapult us back into the lead 12-10. Judes finish the half a little shakey, but thankfully head to the second half with the 2 point cushion.
Second half continued with the handling errors and Salford were taking full advantage of it, they went over on the wing, only to be chalked off for a double movement, they do retain possession after a penalty was awarded for an earlier infringement, but Liam K snatches the ball 1 on 1 and saves the day for Judes. We finally build some momentum and after a 6 again, we pressure the Salford line. A pearling cross-field kick from Roman fell perfectly for Sam to leap the highest, catch and fall over the line, and a top conversion from Roman put us in a more comfortable 18-10 lead. Salford try a short kick off, which paid off for them, coming away with the ball. Again they headed for the line and bounced over, but good Judes defence held them up. It only delayed the inevitable when the fullback took it upon himself to chip and chase and plonked it down at the side of the sticks, they refused to take the conversion, which left a real nail-biting finish and the Roosters were going for the win! Judes have the restart, they needed to give everything they’ve got in defence, and not let this game slip away. Good defence contained Salford and they were forced to kick from deep and as we watched the ball trickle over the side line, a huge sigh of relief, sealed a tough win for Judes 18-14.
Salford choose 2 Man of the Matches today, both were creative in attack and had a hand in all our tries. Firstly Roman had a fantastic game at 7, inventive as ever with his play-making and superb kicking game and 100% conversion rate today. Secondly Sam, who was really strong at second row, set up our first try and scored our final try to win us the game.
That game certainly tested our defence today, we made it much harder than needs be and gifted too much ball to Salford. What was impressive, is our lads stayed in the arm wrestle and showed guts and resilience to still come away with the win. That one was for our Captain Calum, who suffered a nasty injury yesterday, but thankfully is okay. Speedy recovery Cal, we need you back with us soon, love from your Judes Family.
|Sunday, 5 March 2023||16's||West Bank||Away||20 - 20||St Judes 16s travelled to West Bank for the final warm up game before the new season looking to keep momentum going after 5 straight wins and started the game in perfect fashion scoring from the 1st set of the game, some great play saw Judes extend their lead to 12 -0.|
West Bank battled hard to claw back into the game scoring right on the ht hooter 12-6
The 2nd half saw the game turn more into a physical arm wrestle with both sides going hell for leather but West Bank edging into 14 -12 lead.
An outstanding solo try by 2nd row Maison Thomas put judes back in front before a few dubious penalties led West Bank into the danger zone and they took full advantage scoring under the sticks to take a 2point lead into the last 4mins, However Judes refused to be denied and charged down the field earning a penalty slotted by Deecan Snape leaving the game level.
Deecan Snape 4/4
Man of the match
|Sunday, 5 March 2023||14's - Golds||Waterhead||Home||20-10||Golds first game of the season today against Waterhead|
Both teams started well with the game in a bit of dog fight
Waterhead scored first which then gave the Jude’s lads a bit of a wake up call
We then scored with Tyler kenyon going in in the corner for his first try for Jude’s
Waterhead hit back with another which left us 10-4 down at half time
After a bit of a half team talk the lads came out fighting and seemed to step it up a gear in attack and defence
Try’s came from Nashe mudzingwa then 2 try’s from will Birkett which saw Jude’s take the win 20-10
Few things to work on but first win of the season
Well done lads
Will Birkett x2
|Sunday, 5 March 2023||12's - Maroons||Latchford giants||Away||12-12||The maroons traveled across to latchford this morning were st Jude’s were on top for most off the game but handling errors near the latchford line cost the maroons points the game was called was abandoned due to a head injury to a Jude’s player but latchford played some really good rugby but Jude’s will feel it was one that got away|
Conversions x2 oliver williams
Oppostion the match went to oliver Wolfe
Top tackler Delcan hogden who made the tackle off the game and got hurt but brilliant effort
|Sunday, 5 March 2023||11's - Maroons||Ince Rose Bridge||Away||31-12||Another top performance today from the team. Judes ran into a 20 point lead at the break with tries from Tommy Gleeson (2), Sam Charnock and Kian Halliwell.|
Despite conceding two tries to Bridge in the second half, Judes continued to impress in attack with further tries from Ethan Cozens and another from Sam Charnock to seal the win.
Opposition man of the match for Judes was Tommy Gleeson.
For Judes, we couldn't split it between three lads. Hendre Pretorius, Ben Aston and Brody-Lee Belshaw. Well done boys and well done to everyone else.
TRIES: Sam Charnock (2), Tommy Gleeson (2), Leo Wallwork and Ethan Cozens
GOALS: Logan Welsh, Sam Charnock, Charlie Hibbert and Leo Wallwork
|Sunday, 5 March 2023||11's - Golds||Leyland Warriors||Home||54 - 22||It was our first game of the 2023 season and in our new group.|
We had two players making their debut, Andrew Monk and Ian Monk.
From kick off we all played well as a team, we dug in at defence and took every chance we had to push forward. At half time, we had taken the lead at 38 - 10.
Second half, we carried on with the great team effort. We put into practice what we had been working on over the winter break and it definitley paid off.
Captain - Kenzie Phillips
Try scorers - Jacob Daven (5), Reece Collier, Dalton Jones, Luis Atkinson, Mason Ash, Andrew Monk.
Conversion - Jacob, Dalton, Luis, Ian, Kenzie, Isaac, Mason
Man of the match - the whole team
Opposition - Jacob Daven
Parents Player - Andrew Monk