Match Reports - 7th 9th 10th September 2017
Under 8’s - Marrons - Thursday Night
It was cold, wet, miserable and we were in Warrington but on the upside the local chippy was open so we were all well fed before kick off. The captain of the day was birthday boy Ellis and Judes got off to a fast start with Billy Baxter going over within a couple of minutes of kick off. Latchford responded instantly with a great try of their own. End to end already, the crowd were in for a treat. The next set and it was the birthday boy Ellis' turn to go over. Then some outstanding defence kept Latchford out, some try saving tackles from Grace and Edwin kept them at bay. Billy then extended the lead with a great solo effort of his own but Latchford were not going away, they scored another cracking try and thought they were back in the mix until Kai scrambled over the line himself to extend the lead to 4-2 after the first quarter. The 2nd quarter belonged to Judes and notably Jack Worthy, bagging 3 tries and also Ellis popping up again with another. Great defence from Judes and running off the line from Ethan and Lennon meant that Latchford were only reduced to one try during that period and it was 8-3 at half time. At the start of the 3rd quarter, Billy completed his hat trick, Jack got his 4th try of the match and Lewis got his name on the scoresheet. Great defence from Judes kept Latchford down to the one try again this quarter. 11-4. The last quarter Ellis completed yet another hat trick with Jack and Lewis completing the scoring. A late flurry from Latchford reduced the deficit to 7 points.Final score Judes Maroons 14 Latchford Giants 7. MOTM Edwin. Trophy winner Jack.
Well done everyone!
St Jude’s open age traveled away to a very lively and young Millom team who also had half the village on their side, which definitely raised their game but the Jude’s lads showed plenty of character and did well to overcome all of this as they ran out winners 25-18 which keeps them right on track for automatic promotion. Jude’s opened up well with plenty off enthusiasm and on 10 mins Winger Ben Jones scored on the right off a Rob Collier high bomb , Collier added the two. Milloms lively play finally paid off with a 14 min spell where they scored 12 unanswered points to take a 12-6 lead. Jude’s pack was working overtime on their defence, Olumide Oladele, Tom Owen, Paul Pendlebury, David Fagan, Baz Rothwell and Curtis Berry putting a good stints along with Backs Rob Fenney, Rob Collier, Nathan Jones, Debutant Ben Fisher and Connor and Dec Parkinson for Judes. The lively Millom were really up for this game but it was Judes who scored next when strong running Winger Ashley Marshall came into centre field and took the ball in with some power as he broke free and went on a 50 meter run to the line to score a cracking try, Collier obliged with the boot to level the scores at 12-12. Right on the stroke of half time a Millom attack payed off with a chip kick to the corner were the centre was well placed to score and the hosts had a 18-12 lead at the turnaround. Jude’s had to dig deep for any result and everyone realised there was no turning back as Judes second half performance upped a gear debutant young forward Robbie Horton, Olumide Oladele , Paul Pendlebury , Keiron Gaskell and Baz Rothwell were well fired up and Judes were slowly getting on top.Connor Parkinson found Ben Jones with a sweet pass for him to score on the right.Then mins later Adam Lavin crashed over on the left to put Jude’s 20-18 up with 10mins left on the clock. Jude’s final try was good to see as Dec Parkinson shot over from a Rob Fenney pass, which went down well with Decs celebrations. Right on the final hooter Jude’s inched their way to the Millom posts and the boot of Rob Collier sealed this tough win when a Drop goal which eventually went over of the posts…just ! to start the victory celebrations. After the game Coaches Peter Thomas and Martin Riley praised all the lads for their attitude and efforts to come from behind and get this much needed win. Big thanks to our Chairman Lol Lowe who kindly bought all the lads a Beer after the game.
St Pats 30-14 St Judes
St Judes U16s played their last game of the season away at local rivals St Pats and despite losing 30-14, the St Judes lads can certainly all hold their heads up high after a gritty and determined performance.
The absence of substitutes for St Judes was key and was really the only difference between these 2 sides.
The superior attacking play belonged largely to St Judes throughout the majority of the game and tries from Jack Barnes, Travis Berry, & Jack Mills, saw the game held on a 16-14 knife edge as they reached the half time break.
In the second half only tiredness would allow the home side to take a grip on the game. They were able to roll on and off their big forwards, whilst the the St Judes side were forced to dig deep as battle on, with many players carrying knocks and injuries.
St Pats did run out eventual 30-14 winners, a scoreline that did flatter the homeside and certainly didn't justify the heroic effort from the St Judes side.
This was another superb all round team performance with each and every player giving 100%, going above and beyond the call of duty proving themselves a credit to their club, coaches, & parents.
Man of the match for St Judes was the strong running Travis Berry, pushed closely by Jack Barnes, Connor Ramsdale, & Harry Adamson.
This talented bunch players will all hopefully progress onwards to the under 18s and beyond ensuring that future of Wigan St Judes is in very good hands.
Waterhead Warriors 4-34 Judes
Welcome back summer rugby, as we got the second half of the season underway at Waterhead Warriors, I say summer rugby, thank god I found a pair of gloves in my jacket!!
Waterhead really took us by surprise as within minutes they were scoring in the corner from a well-placed grubber. It had the desired effect though, as Judes sprung to life and this was the only points they would score in the game. Both teams didn’t respect the ball enough today and with the conditions and some big defence, both spilled quite a bit of the ball. Judes scored some brilliant tries though first half and their first was a mirror image of Waterhead’s try, Junior pushed over the try line but was held up, then the ball was swung out to Ryan who put in a pinpoint grubber for Alfie Whittle to chase and ground in the corner, a brilliant touch line conversion by Callum Silcock, put us in the lead. Judes did a great push in the scrum and force a knock on from Waterhead and after a good run from Leon, it set the platform for Harvey Makin to score the first of his booming tries. Our next try showed great awareness from Callum Silcock, who was on hand to intercept a ball and immediately showed a clean pair of heels and sped off from his own half and scored untouched the first of his successive tries. His brace coming minutes later when Junior broke through the defence and Callum was on hand to take the perfect off-load to secure another 4 points. After another successful conversion from Callum Silcock and Judes led 22-4 at the break.
The second half was all about defence. Waterhead were the first to worry our line, but a top draw tackle from Junior stopped the Waterhead forward in his tracks, who looked for the whole world he would go over. After some great defence from both sides, there was literally 5 minutes left on the clock before Judes were to record more points. These came from our Mr Dependable, Harvey Makin, who is our go to player when we need to score. Waterhead try a short kick off, but didn’t make the 10 and Judes are in good territory for the final set. Waterhead’s defence stand firm for the 5 tackles, but a pinpoint high ball from Ben saw Waterhead spill the ball on the try line and James Richardson was on hand and the first to react, scooping the ball up and diving over the line. Conversions second half taken by James Richardson, ended the game with a comfortable win to Judes 34-4.
Our fitness training over summer has definitely paid off, with a magnificent win for our first game in 8 weeks. Our defence really shone today and showed how fit our lads are second half. There was also some great go forward play in the game, especially from our forwards on a very wet pitch. Welcome back to Logan Johnson who had a spell on the dark side, but slotted in today like he had never been away! Well done boys and keep up the hard work!
Today’s Awards go to:
Outstanding Effort: Leon McIntosh, great on the field today, big in defence and did lots of talking to the team.
Outstanding Effort: Callum Silcock, was gold throughout the game today, especially first half. Great with ball in hand, great kicking and 2 outstanding tries.
Man of the Match: Harvey Makin, once he got going in the game, was unstoppable, great metres made and scored 2 brilliantly strong tries.
Wigan St Judes 20-30 Wigan St Patrick
The first game of the restarted season was a local derby against pats.
Pats were allowed to get a early 12 point lend that left Judes chasing the game and with one or two decisions not going our way. The boys did mount a comeback with tries coming from Lewis Banks, Rohan Green and Kian Stanton and at the break we were trailing 14 - 24.
The second half saw Pats dominate the points tally with the only try coming from Callum Davies latching on to dink into the in goal area from lewis banks. With pats out quick and on top of the dummy half (a little too quick at times) Declan Boyd went into help with the play of the ball. With the game over Daniel Hindley was brought on for 1st game. At the end it was 20-40 to Pats.
Things to be taken out of the today's game, we need to be quick at play of the ball, line speed, jam in at the line and not jump off the tackles so quick. Kicks are something to be looked at as well.
The effort and commitment today was top notch and can't take that away from the Judes.
Award Winners this week :-
Man of the Match - Josh Mawdsley
Parents player of the Match - Lewis Banks
Coaches Award - Max Jones
Effort And Achievement - Rohan Green
Under 11’s - Golds
Limehurst Lions 6-30 Wigan St Judes Golds
The Golds were disappointed last week to have their very first game postponed after the summer off, so we're ready for the run out today! Quite a journey this morning to Oldham to visit Limehurst Lions, a team that made us work very hard during our last meeting at home. With rubbish weather and a long drive the coaches were a little tired but the kids couldn't wait and arrived in high spirits.
Today's captain, Aron Fleming, won the toss and Limehurst kicked off. A great take and drive from Malick Niang took us to half way, with the backs using quick feet to weave their way through before finding Elton Paplekaj who crashed over to open the scoring. Austin Daniel adding the two.
A moment of poor discipline from the hosts saw Judes receive a penalty on halfway. Big Mal Price took just one, powerful drive and found the whitewash with ease to double Judes lead. The wind taking the kick just wide of the sticks
Judes defended well once more and found themselves attacking from half way again after containing the Lions and pinning them in their own half. Running across his line, Judes fullback, Austin Daniel, looked to pass before hitting the smallest of gaps in the defensive line to go through himself, grounding the ball easily. The kick sailed just under
Another fantastic defensive effort and some huge tackles saw the Lion's fumble the ball and Sam Cunliffe diving on it to win the ball back in great position. With the turnover in our own half, hooker Freddie Winnard found the big man, Mal Price, who stormed through for a full length and the final try of the half. Converted by Elton Paplekaj.
The half time message was a simple one...keep up this work rate and discipline. We also asked to see more passing but we couldn't complain, they had presented themselves perfectly so far.
The kick off from Keegan Mobey saw a committed and energetic chase from Judes, again pinning Limehurst into their own half. The marker play was precise and effective and the line speed was outstanding. Aron Fleming, Sam Cunliffe and Paddy Cullen drove the ball forward before half back Keegan Mobey hit the defensive line before releasing a wonderful ball out wide to Dylan Gregory, with a perfect take Dylan found himself grounding the ball in the left corner like a pro! Freddie Winnard kicking with ease.
Another quick penalty saw Judes in a great position in the Lion's half and a quick scoot and quick thinking from Keegan Mobey saw him go over for a well deserved try just minutes after his link up with Dylan.
The resilient Lions pack pushed forward after this onslaught and forced errors, giving them three sets of six on our line. Judes fought hard to keep them out but great hands and a dive through the air saw the Lions push over for a great try. Converted easily
The Judes finished in style with THREE back to back full length tries. Malachi Price, Austin Daniel and Elton Paplekaj all using strength and handing off multiple opponents to push from their own half and make it across the line and deservedly so. Paddy Cullen, Sam Cunliffe and Tyler Foster all converting to make the final score 6-30 to The Golds.
Today was the perfect example of teamwork. The line was perfect with every single player working hard in defence. They showed exemplary behaviour and discipline to ensure wonderful rugby was played throughout.
Paddy, Aron and Dylan showed unbelievable progression over the summer break and took it into today's match. Sam and Tyler causing all kinds of headaches for the Lions too. Fred, Austin and Keegan doing exactly as they were meant to, directing the play, particularly in attack and Austin vocal from behind the line in defence. Malick and Elton fierce in defence once more and Big Mal putting in his usual 100% effort in both attack and defence.
It was so hard to pick the awards today as we could find reasons to give every player some recognition but, after much struggle, we settled on a few.
Elton taking top tackler for an amazing count, Keegan and Dylan sharing Players Player, Keegan bagging opponents and Dylan getting the parent's vote. As coaches we split the M.O.M three ways, Keegan for great control and an impressive count for such a little guy! Austin for running those perfect lines, doing his job with ease and Dylan for his best game to date, running the inside ball so well, supporting every run and defending and marking with force and passion.
We could not have been prouder today.
Well done Golds!
M.O.M: Split (3 ways!) Dylan Gregory, Keegan Mobey and Austin Daniel.
Parent's Player: Dylan Gregory and Keegan Mobey
Opposition M.O.M: Keegan Mobey
Player's Player: Dylan Gregory
Top Tackler: Elton Paplekaj
Malachi Price x 3
Elton Paplekaj x 2
Austin Daniel x 2
Keegan Mobey x1
Dylan Gregory x 1
Malaki 'Paddy' Cullen
Under 8’s - Golds
Wigan St Judes 28-16 Halton hornets reds
Another rainy cold day at judes playing the halton hornets
Captain of the day was Aston bailey..
In true gold's fashion it took 10 mins to warm up leaving us 2 0 down,
Massive improvement saw judes run in 3 tries 2 by the super dupa jack myers and 1 from sit down hand off chiz , strong defence by all the lads meant no tries conceded..
More of the same with 2 tries from the little whippet deacon charnock and knock em out hilly ....
Again no tries conceded because our defence is just awesome
This belonged to halton they scored 2 tries and out ran our lads ...
Little chiz hit back with a try leaving judes 7 4 winners...
Today's trophies went to
Deacon charnock made a 1st of the golds awards and got ..
Opposition MOM and Parents MOM ...
TRY SCORERS...hilly 1
Deacon charnock 2
Little chiz 2
Jack myers 2
Well done everyone ...