07 Jun 2021 in Club News
Match Reports - 5th & 6th June 2021
|Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports|
|MATCH REPORT DATE||TEAM||OPPOSITION||VENUE||SCORE||MATCH REPORT|
|Saturday, 5 June 2021||1st Team||Thatto Heath||Away||0-50||Judes first team despite a heavy defeat never took a backward step against a good powerful Thatto heath team away at crusader park, as hard as they tried they couldn’t break down thatto defence eventually going down 50-0|
Player of the match for judes Tom Owen closely followed by josh Rogerson, Josh Hill, halfbacks Declan Parkinson and Gary McMahon and centres conner Parkinson and Joey Brady
Also showing up well was debutant Zac Lee
|Saturday, 5 June 2021||A Team||Clock Face||Home||44-6||St Judes NWML team made it 4 wins from 4, with a resounding 44-6 win, in their Division 4 home clash against Clock Face.|
A superb team spirit and the willingness to work for each other ensured the St Judes side maintained their unbeaten start to the season, and proved to be too strong for the their opponents in all departments.
Try scorers for St Judes were Scott Robinson (3), Kian Lawton (2), Jacob Dugdale (2), & Ben Fisher. Ben also added 6 goals.
Stand out performers for St Judes were Jacob Dugdale, Ben Fisher, Kian Lawton, & Jack Walmsley.
|Sunday, 6 June 2021||Under 10's - Golds||Blackbrook Rotals||Away||24-40||Match report 06:06:2021|
Wigan St Judes U10’s Golds V Blacbrook Royals.
A sunny Sunday morning in St Helens as we met with Blackbrook.
This Judes team have been moved up a group, so all of the team were very apprehensive of what was to come.
Blackbrook kicked off to Judes, some amazing drives from the lads, with some big hits from the Blackbrook team. A couple of sets each from the lads with no score, before Blackbrook ran in 3 tries, converting goals. Judes stopped Blackbrook from scoring anymore, but just couldn’t get over the whitewash themselves. Some massive defensive from both sides took them to half time with Blackbrook leading 18-0.
A quick half time team talk, boosted the Jude’s team, More composure from the boys as well as watching the play more.
Some excellent running and organization, led Zak Lushchan to the try line, Henlea Baynham converting. 18-6.
Blackbrook’s next set, saw them storming up the field to score another try. 22-6.
Judes turn with the ball, some excellent running and passing of the ball to send Jayden King over for a try. 22-10.
Another 2 tries from Blackbrook with conversions 36-10.
Judes never let their heads drop and powered through another set to send Jayden Johnstone over the line with an excellent try, Jamie Kelly converting, 36-16.
Blackbrook attacked really well, Judes defense dropped slightly as the sun was burning down, allowing Blackbrook to score their final try of the match. 40-16.
Again some great team work from the boys, reading each other, sent Zak Lushchan over for his second try of the match, then Jayden King scoring his second of the game.
Full time score Blackbrook Royals 40 Wigan St Judes Gold’s 24.
The team made the coaches proud as they didn’t loose their head and in the second half, worked together to step up their defense, to get themselves back into the game.
Man of the match: Zak Lushchan
Opposition Man of the match: Declan Haskayne
Top Tackler: Henlea Baynham
Special Mention: Max Lowe on his debut.
Well done to all the players and a massive thank you to parents and grandparents for supporting the team.
|Sunday, 6 June 2021||Under 10's - Maroons||saddleworth rhinos||Away||4-44||try scorers joel deacon x2 meallan ward x1 harry wiswell x1 liam wood x1 henry morris x1 jake critchley x1|
conversions ryley flynn joel deacon harry wiswell liam wood oliver williams george stuart jake critchley
great all team performance from the maroons well done boys UTJ
|Sunday, 6 June 2021||Under 12's - Golds||Latchford giants||Home||30-12||2nd round of the lancs cup today|
Jude’s golds vs latchford giants
We only had 14 lads today with injuries and holidays and isolating
Jude’s started well though putting a few try’s in early with no reply from latchford the game looked won
But latchford got a break down the wing and nobody could catch him
2nd half and Jude’s upped the anti with a few more scores but again latchford on our line came back with another
Jude’s was just to strong for them in the end
Game Finished 30-12
Oscar roper 3
We move into the next round well done boys
|Sunday, 6 June 2021||Under 15s - Golds||HALTON HORNETS RED||Away||14 - 10||Today the Golds travelled to Halton, a game that is always full of excitement and didn't disappointed this time either!|
Both teams gave everything they had in the first half with an equal and tough battle back and forth. Captain, Oliver Wright, getting over the white wash only for the try to be disallowed.
More fierce defence saw the man in the middle blowing his whistle for half time without a single point on the board!
A testament to the exceptional defence of both teams.
The second half started the same as the first with great back to back defensive efforts from both teams. With 15 minutes left on the clock the deadlock was finally broken by the Golds trusty Full back, Austin Daniel, showing great turn of pace and managing to leave the opposition in his wake in a typical Austin try through a gap and a 50m charge down the wing. Oliver Wright adding the extras with a superb conversion from touch. 0-6
This try seemed to open the game up for both squads, the final 20 minutes of the game turning into a exciting, nerve racking occasion for all.
Halton struck back from a penalty with Judes getting called offside. They took advantage and went over at the wing, the kick narrowly missing. 4-6
The next try was a well worked individual movement from the talented Golds stand off, Taylor Kerr who sold the Halton pack a great dummy and managed to stretch his arm over the white wash just as the tackle came in. The kick just sailing past. 4-10
Halton looked to have clawed back the draw when a tiring Judes let the superb Halton full back nip through under the posts to even the game up 10 - 10
But, in the final minute of the game Oliver Wright managed to crash over after some great link up play spreading the ball out wide and forcing his way through a weary Hornets defence.
Bagging Judes the win...and sending the parents into a frenzy! Topping off the lads half term holidays!
Both teams playing out of their skin extremely warm conditions, a credit to their clubs.
Today was a true team effort and we are proud of every single lad on the pitch.
Final Score 10-14
Judes Coach Simon Silcock was pleased with the lads and said;
"A fantastic result, I can’t fault the lads effort especially on our own line. The real positive is we are still not at our best in attack and much more to come!Some key player positives -
Taylor Kerr (Opposition MOM) All around great performance, tackled well and guided play.
Oliver Wright (Home MOM) He led from the front, kicked well and sneaked the winning try!
Special mention to Austin Daniel who showed a great turn of pace to score and was solid all match.
A massive thanks to parents great positive touchline that spurred the lads on."
|Sunday, 6 June 2021||Under 18's||Rochdale Mayfield||Home||30-28||What a humdinger of a match this was! We had no expectations going into this game as Rochdale Mayfield were unbeaten, but bye-eck what a performance by every Judes lad on that pitch!|
Judes had a barnstorming opening and defended for their lives! Although Rochdale were the first to rack up points off the back of a repeat set, our defence and game management from Callum’s boot, were second to none. A speedy break by Brook, saw him steam away, by his side was the ever supporting Josh who took the overhead pass and surged his way to the line, closely followed by the Rochdale defender, to score a very determined try. This was followed by back to back penalties, and Cal was in the perfect position to slot over a 2 pointer. Judes were definitely on the front foot in this game and rolled forward with a massive hit by Rio, which caused Rochdale to knock-on and gifted us the ball back. A great build to the line and the ball was given to Ryan, who slotted in perfectly today at loose. He snaked his way through the defence and with a defender round his ankles, he reached over the line to score, after a successful conversion we were in the lead 14-6. Judes were on fire in defence and only for a loose ball we would have been over again before half time. Rochdale did have the final points of the half with a penalty for a dangerous tackle, which saw us reduced to 12 men and Rochdale only opted to take the 2 to end the half with us still with a healthy lead 14-8.
It was always gonna be tough coming out second half in blazing heat with only 12 men and Rochdale quicky took advantage by scoring back to back tries, whilst we were short on numbers in defence. Finally back to 13 men, we had to re-adjust to get back to our starting line up. Before we could settle though, Rochdale were breaking again down the wing and plonked the ball down in the corner, again punishing us on our flanks and were soon up 14-24. Judes compound the bad start by kicking the restart out on the full and Rochdale start the set on half way. Up-step our man of the match today Ryan, who produced a huge hit that forced the knock-on, which was the game changer second half. We never looked back after great work by our forwards, allowed our halves to take control and show what they can do. After a chip over by Ryan ran too deep to score, we got a second chance and Ryan broke through the defence, closely followed by Callum who took the overhead pass from Ryan and with defenders clinging onto him, still had the strength to get over and score a fantastic try, that he converted himself. Judes were awarded a penalty for a ball steal and instead of opting for the 2 they ran the ball, which turned out to be the correct decision by the lads. They kept cool heads and moved the ball around getting it out to Ryan who did his usual shimmy and a shake, side stepping his way to the line, again Callum was spot on with the conversion. Judes showed some great movement today with ball in hand and quick hands got the ball out to Rio, who still had a job to do crashing through the defence to score, putting us finally in the lead 30-24. Again Rochdale got the final points of the game, by exploiting us on the wing, but missing the conversation brought it to 30-28 and a final few tense minutes to come. I have to say I think the side line were slightly more nervous than the lads who took the final minutes of the game in their stride, attacking and making sure they looked after the ball till a relieving final whistle went to end the game with a victorious win for Judes 30-28.
I honestly wish I could put every player’s name and coaches names in this report to praise each and every one of them for their efforts, what a superb all round performance, especially in blistering heat! Every aspect of the game was amazing today, they really gelled as a team and found their flow. We have seen this potential in the lads for weeks, but today it finally all came together. The timing was even sweeter, beating top of the league!! Congratulations lads, you should be very proud of that fantastic win!
|Sunday, 6 June 2021||Under 8's - Golds||Heysham Atoms||Home||X X||A brilliant morning of rugby down at Judes today. Both teams played brilliantly well and worked hard for each other.|
There was plenty tries on show for both teams and I'm really made up with the difference in our players from the last time we played. As the match went on they slowly started to put in to practice what we've we've doing in recent training session so I can't ask more than that.
Player of the match from me was George, he did really well in his first match for us.
Player of the match for the opposition coach was Finley as he was first out every time and did well running with the ball.
|Sunday, 6 June 2021||Under 9's - Maroons||Culcheth||Home||52 - 8||Trophy winners - Lola, Sam, Blake. Crunch|
Tacklers - Charlie and George. Another great game down at the meadow for the u9s maroons. Some unbelievable rugby played today with a great defensive line and super runs. Try scorers - Evan, Tommy, Kian, Jack, Lola, Leo, Blake and Sam.