Match Reports - 7th - 9th July 2023

10 Jul 2023 in Club News

Match Reports - 7th - 9th July 2023 Match Reports - 7th - 9th July 2023

Match Reports - 7th - 9th July 2023

Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports
Friday, 7 July 2023MastersSpring ViewHome0-0Judes masters made a welcome return to action with a home game against local rivals Spring View on a hot and humid evening down at Parsons Meadow.

It proved to be a tough physical encounter from both teams

Judes tries on the night came from Anthony Ridyard and Tommy Gallagher
Saturday, 8 July 20231st TeamBarrow islandsHome20-12The 1st team won the arm wrestle and the game against a strong Barrow island team , with 8 changes from last weeks defeat in the last minute at shawcross the boys had a determined look about them , the win was built on great goal line defence and the pack were relentless on D and go forward
Barrow had all the ball in the first 10 minutes but Jude’s defence repelled all that barrow could throw at them , on 11 minutes Jude’s scored there first try Reece McNally got the ball on the wing and skipped across the barrow defence and passed to Reece Mathews who put in a great grubbed kick towards the sticks and it was McNally who swooped on ball to score a great try , converted by Danny Fallon 6-0
Reece McNally scored again on 36 minutes, a great back line shot , and final pas from brogan turner and McNally raced away from 50 yards to score under the sticks again converted by Danny Fallon 12-0 halftime
Barrow started the 2nd half with a try and goal on 42 minutes and another on 54 minutes to level the scores 12-12
Judes responded on 60 minutes with a try from Adam Lavin who joined the attack wide out and crashed over 16-12
Barrow through everything they had at Jude’s but couldn’t break down a solid Jude’s D
Barrows frustration led to two penalties that Danny Fallon slotted over from 30 yards out to complete the scoring 20-13
Most meters
Reece Mathews 150
Aaron smith 120
Reece Stanton 105
Top Tackles
Reece Stanton 27
Reece Mathews 23
Mackenzie Davies 19 Danny Fallon 19
Ncl player of the match Aaron smith
Sponsors player of the match
Ste charnock auto engineer and mobile mechanic
Went to Reece Stanton
Congratulations to Peter Moore and Brad Ryder whe made there Ncl 1st team debuts
Up the Jude’s
The club and players would like to thank the past players and coaches who travelled over to shawcross on a day out to support the lads ,good effort fella’s once a Jude’s mon always a Jude’s monπŸ‘πŸ‰
Saturday, 8 July 2023A TeamOldham St Annes AHome6-46St Jude’s youthful NWML side suffered a 46-6 defeat at home to a strong and experienced Oldham St Annes in their Alliance league clash.
Logan Johnson grabbed the only at Jude’s try on a disappointing afternoon.
Best for St Jude’s were Deacon Ashcroft, Callum Kneafcy, and Joe Webb
Sunday, 9 July 202311's - GoldsRyland SharksHome36 - 6An early start for Golds today as we welcomed Rylands to Judes.
The game started with both teams defending well. A gap in Rylands defence was picked up by Rhys Hilton, who took the ball over for the first try of the game. Luis Atkinson completed the kick to take Golds 6 ahead. This seemed to change the game and saw Golds start to dominate play, which led to more tries for Golds with Jacob Daven going over the try line twice, Kenzie Phillips, Isaac Atherton and another try from Rhys Hilton.
Although Rylands managed to get a try back, they were unable to hold back Golds, who also managed to convert all kicks.
A big thank you to our ref, Izaak. Not only did he manage to control the game, he kept calm and consistent when others found it hard to do the same.
Well done to Fife Famakinwa on his debut today.
Captain - Luis Atkinson
Try scorers- Rhys Hilton(2), Jacob Daven (2), Kenzie Phillips, Isaac Atherton
Conversions - Luis Atkinson, Jacob Daven, Dalton Jones, Kenzie Phillips, Isaac Atherton, Rhys Hilton
Player of the Match- Dalton Jones
Best Effort - Fife Famakinwa
Parent's Player- Harrison Kear
Opposition Player - Reece Collier
Sunday, 9 July 20238'sCrossfields/ RylandsAwayN-ATry scorers
Carter 2
Zach x3
Finley P
Henry MB

It was a really hot morning and a team of boys travelled to Crossfields ground to play the game they all loved to play Rugby League.

The boys had their pep talk from Coach and was given their numbers and they were ready to go. Up first was Dylan with his run and he gave it his all. He played the ball and off went Joseph he ran from deep and straight but he was tackled but they couldn’t get him down. It was carters turn and he ran forwards, sideways and then carried on forwards he managed to get the ball away but they were tackled. Patrick’s run and he tried so hard and ran forward he passed the ball before he was tackled then Carter managed to get us over the line for the first time in the game. We had a big set of tackles now and the Crossfield lads put up a good few runs and the boys found it hard to tackle them meaning they got over the line to score. It was our turn with the ball and Finley P did what he does best and he ran that ball and ran straight into the players and powered through the line using his strength and speed. Great running from Finley P. It was back to tackling and again it was tough but we kept going Joseph, Carter Finley did some amazing tackles and kept that ball wrapped up preventing any offloads. Lucas was on the line and him and Patrick keeping everyone in check telling them to spread out and keeping them shouting Set and In. Riley’s turn to run and he did brilliantly batting some of the Crossfields players off he put his all into his run and it was excellent.

Next quarter the boys were getting hot and bothered but they still kept their heads held up and kept tackling. Patrick telling the boys to spread out making sure all the sides were covered. It was Henry MB first game back after a break and we was all worried his confidence would of dropped but he proved us all wrong and he ran that ball like he never had before and his tackles where just awesome. Dylan again with his new found strength running that ball into the defenders and taking the tackle when needed. Joseph had been told by Coach to not stop running and that he didn’t he ran the ball hard and fast and tried a sneaky side step but unfortunately wasn’t lucky enough he got the ball out in the hope that Carter could score but he was caught. Well played lads. Zachary then to run and man can that little lad run he was side stepping all I’ve the place and managed to score is a try well done Zach we needed that.

Into the third quarter the lads were feeling the heat and were getting tired but they only and 20 minutes left. The boys tried hard to keep the tackles up and keep the running going strong with Dylan, Zach and Carter. Riley again trying really hard and tacking some big hits from the opposing team and get back up and carry on playing. It was great to see Riley’s codine eve coming through. Henry MB was ready to play and he means business and he was ready to show us all and that he did and he scored his first ever try (I hope his mum was watching :-p )

Last quarter is upon us already and it’s time for the last 5 sets of tackles and these were going to be the hardest ones for the lads after all that work in the heat. We had a set of 6 runs and it was hard the lads pushed and pushed and it was Zach that got us over for another try. Now time to tackle and it was a tough set and the lads kept pushing and pushing and Turing to keep them out Joseph did some great tackles wrapping the ball up along with Finely P and Zach. Dylan was on and he meant business and had his game face on and was doing some awesome tackles with the lads they all worked together as a great team. Riley did an awesome 1-1 tackle slowing the player down enabling the lads to help him.

All in all it was a fantastic game and the lads tried hard. It wasn’t to be their week this week but they tried hard and had fun and that’s the most important thing.


Parents - Henry MB
Opposition - Finley P
Daniel G also got a trophy at another game at Golbourne.
George S also got a trophy at another game against Golbourne.

Rylands trophy’s
Daniel G - Parents
Josh L - Coaches
Christian - Opposition

From what I’ve seen and heard Daniel G needs a big mention as he has played extremely well this weekend! Well done Big Red!
Sunday, 9 July 202313'sSt. Pat'sAway44-0St.Jude's look well prepared for this semi final. From the kick off Jude's got the ball back signalling their intent. The first try attack led to a try to Dylan Donnelly running a fine perpendicular line back against the sliding St. Pat's defence, to make it 0-4 Alfie English converted to make it 0-6.

St. Pat's attacked strongly to make St. Jude's work hard in defence and force the error from St. Pat's. Jude's in the following attacking set bravely passed the ball put wide early in the set to allow Jamie Gaskell to back himself and out pace the Pat's defence with extra gears to use I he needed, such is his pace. Alfie English converted to make it 0-12.

Liam Cartwright playing his usual front foot aggressive attacking style to outsprint the Pat's defence, Alfie English made it 0-18 with the conversion.

A fine Ethan Spence individual effort was reward for his superb attack and defence to make it 0-22.

The introduction of Ellis Ramsdale from a solid stint by the ever impressive Jack Fullerton allowed Judes to exploit the markers of St. Pat's and go a long range 5 yards and be pulled up centimetres from the line, aquick play the ball allowed Dylan Donnelly to score once more. Alfie English converted to make it 0-28, half time was called soon after.

The second half saw a spirited St. Pat's side ask many questions of the Jude's defence but it was not for breaking. Jay den Crutchley pick up a loose ball to break the li e and sprint for 60 metres putting Jude's in a fine position on the Pat's line and allowed Mide Martins the opportunity to feed Liam Cartwright out wide to score to make it 0-32.
Directly from the kick off Liam Cartwright burst through the defence and sportingly used the supporting Riley Atherton. Alfie English converted to make it 0-38.

Ethan Spence then cut through the Pat's defence after some more relentless aggression in the Jude's defence , to score a fine solo effort. Alfie English completed the scoring with the conversion to make it 0-44.

The scoreline suggests St.Jude's won this contest through good attack but Pat's played well enough in attack to test the Jude's lads but their defence was strong and enabled the lads to push on in attack.

Sunday, 9 July 202312's - GoldsChorley PanthersHome8-12Judes hosted todays match V Chorley.
A great start with Judes Kicking off and on the second tackle Chorley knocked on. Set for set each team couldn’t get the ball near the line. The first points of the day came from Chorley who completed their try with a conversion. Judes again fought hard to get to the line, but couldn’t, heading near half time, Will Cobley kicked the ball into the corner on the last for Archie Unsworth who collected the ball and scored an amazing try. Conversion missed.

Half time score Judes 4 Chorley 6.

Second half kicked off and again a tough half of driving the ball up the field but getting nowhere near the line. A great run from Archie Unsworth down the wing took him over for his second try of the game. Conversion missed.
Chorley score in the last minute to win the game with the conversion made.
Full time Judes 8 Chorley 12

A very tough game, to watch never mind play, a few dodgy decisions throughout the match didn’t help today. We clear our heads and go again!

Man of the match: Joint award today for top effort, Will Cobley and Ryley Flynn
Opposition man of the match: Archie Unsworth.
Top tackler: Tommy Shaw.
Sunday, 9 July 202316'sCrossfield CobraHome22-20It was the 2nd semi final of the season for the inform 16s, this time it was the Lancashire cup and unbeaten Crossfield Cobras were the visitors.
This game really was going to be a test for how far these lads have progressed, and the game did not disappoint! A tight, tense opening saw both teams tested before Crossfields took the lead 0-4 lifting their spirits and really putting judes on the back foot for a spell, only a superb try saving tackle from Maison Thomas stopped them extending the lead. Judes regrouped and pushed back through great work from the forward pack gaining field position before a clever scoot scored and converted by Jaiden Drachenberg put the home side infront.
The pendulum swung again though and after defending 4 sets on their own line Judes were finally breached again out wide just before the break ht 6-8
The 2nd half was a joy to behold as Judes rolled up their sleeves and shown why they are the most improved side this year. Absolutely controlling the game with scores from Sam Littler, Rhyley Makin &Austin Daniel plus 2 JD conversations making it 22 -8 and comfortable...or so you would think? A late lapse in concentration allowed Crossfields to show why they are considered the best around scoring 2 trys in 5 mins to make it a nail biting finish, but judes held firm for an outstanding victory 22-20.
Mom Jaiden Drachenberg
Sunday, 9 July 20237'sShevington Sharks TournamentAway0-0This week was the Under 7's first ever summer tournament away at Shevy Sharks, and what a great day it was!!

We had two great teams each playing 4 matches. Even in the short 10 minute matches, the U7's were able to show some really fierce defence, strong running and some very nice offloads!

Try scorers throughout the matches were Thomas S, Cooper W, George C, Christopher B, Archie B, Zac S, Charlie D, Jack R and with his first WSJ try Forrest R.

We also had Jordan G making a great WSJ debut and scoring a super first try!!

The day was great fun playing all of our local rivals, the boys were excellent, gave 100% effort, performed brilliantly and behaviour was exemplary. The coaches are very proud of the boys and hope they are all very proud of themselves!!


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