10 May 2021 in Club News
Match Reports - 8th & 9th May 2021
|Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports|
|MATCH REPORT DATE||TEAM||OPPOSITION||VENUE||SCORE||MATCH REPORT|
|Sat, 8 May 2021||A Team||Langworthy||Home||68-12||St Judes NWML team got the long awaited new season off to a spectacular start, with a 68-12 win over Langworthy in their NWML Division 4 clash at Parsons Meadow.|
In an impressive all round showing, tries came from Josh Rogerson (2), Lewis Melling (2), Cailan Gough (2), Callum Kneafcy, Chris Pimblett, Reece Storey, Mike Stevenson, Liam Foster, and Danny Clayton. Ben Fisher was in sparkling form with the boot, kicking 10 goals.
Stand out performers for St Judes were Josh Rogerson, The ‘Evergreen’ Mike Stevenson, Callum Kneafcy, Lewis Melling & Luke Melling.
|Sun, 9 May 2021||Under 12's - Golds||Golbourne||Away||32-0||Today was meant to be a free week for the golds as we got a buy in to first round of the cup|
So golbourne took us up on a friendly game
Today we played a different set up with lads in different positions to see how they would do we had props on wings and wingers at prop but all the lads gave 100% effort in attack and defence and It worked well
Bradley banks 2
Mason Chisnall 2
Deacon charnock 2
Izaak duel 2
Tadgh Casey 1
Jack elwick 1
Oscar roper 5
Kian seddon 1
Teddy wallwork 1
Bradley banks 1
Finley whelan 1
|Sun, 9 May 2021||Under 12's - Maroons||Woolston rovers||Away||26-14||When Lionel Ritchie sang ‘Easy like Sunday Morning’ back in 1977, I’m not sure if he envisioned ever trying to get kids up and driving through busy Warrington traffic for 10am on a cold Sunday morning. This was however a big game for the lads this morning, their first ever cup game in the 2021 Lancashire Cup where we were drawn against Woolston Rovers. A tough assignment on paper as I was told by a fellow reporter they were in a higher division than us. I was still trying to get over the fact that this was the Lancashire Cup and Woolston isn’t even in Lancashire but now Cheshire and Wigan isn’t even in Lancashire either these days but I don’t want to open up these old wounds again. Woolston is most famous for (even though I’d never heard this) for being the birthplace of the oldest horse that ever lived named Old Billy, who lived an incredible 62 years, nearly as old as some of these terrible jokes.|
Right onto the big match now, most people have probably already skipped the inane ramblings of the previous paragraph so ignore them. Captain Jack won or he might’ve lost the toss and Woolston kicked off. An incredibly fast start by the Rovers and they went over in the corner to open the scoring, they then converted. 6-0. I think our lads were still digesting their cornflakes at this point. The Jude's supporters had gone quiet, even Kerry was silenced for a brief moment, I know she’ll love this mention. A slow start by Jude’s but a fantastic tackle by Captain Jack causing a knock on and turn over lifted the spirits of all the lads. Some great play then ensued and with some great passing through hands, a little step by Ellis and he was through under the posts. The lad has had a bit of a try scoring barren run. It must have been a whole 7 days since his last one. Young Billy (not a horse) converted to level the scores up. 6-6. What a cup tie this has become. With the strong wind in favour of Woolston, they were encouraged from kick off by kicking long and gaining possession back, they were able to over again but missing the conversion. 10-6.
Some great defence from Zac, Edwin and Joel and more mistakes were being forced onto the Woolston players. A trademark Reuben Charnock run bullying anything in his way and ball was then moved along the line for Harry to go over. Billy converting to give Maroons the lead for the first time in the match 10-12.
Some great pressure now for Jude’s who had Woolston penned into the last third of the pitch for long spells, another great run by Thomas combining with Harry to double his tries for the day to extend the Maroons lead. 16-10.
Even more great pressure with a great tackle by Connor ensuring Woolston remained on the back foot. Maroons regained possession and Jacob went over for his first Jude’s try in only his 2nd game. Half time score was 20-10. The cupset was on.
Some great interplay on the left edge where Billy was set to go over but a great tackle pushed him in touch in the corner the a try saving tackle by Thomas meaning the 10 point gap remained. Runs by Connor, Thomas and then Jack Worthy went over to increase the lead. 24-10 with Billy converting to make in 26-10.
Some backs to the wall defending in the last few minutes with the lads really putting their bodies on the line. Eventually succumbing to a late Woolston try. 26-14 but it was too little too late and St Jude’s Maroons progress to the next round of the cup.
A great team performance this week with everyone putting a good shift in. It was a game played in really good spirit and I’d like to give a shout out to the young ref who had a great game too.
Opposition’s man of the match- Harry.
|Sun, 9 May 2021||Under 16's||Salford Roosters||Away||16-0||Judes travelled to Salford for the 1st league game of the season with a bare 13 having lost 5 players through the week to injury. The lads unanimously voted to play the game and give it a go...and that they did coming out 16-0 winners.|
Judes set their stall out from the off and began the game with an exit set any NRL team would be proud of. This was backed up with an even better defensive set, forcing the error on tackle 4.
Having lost to Salford in preseason, he lads worked hard on markers and Line speed during the last 2 week and this paid dividends as Salford struggled all game to break Judes up the middle. Instead opting to try and go round or kick through, however, the Judes boys were having none of it and scrambled the entire game, coming up with some great 2nd efforts out wide to stop Salford crossing the whitewash. Judes went into half time 10-0 to the good thanks to tries from Noah High who bulldozed his way through 4 defenders and Daniel Walsh who raced the length of the field after some outstanding play from the Judes forwards and pivots. Danny Frost adding a single conversion from out wide.
2nd half was a huge effort with Judes digging deep and never giving in for one another. Salford put the Judes team under the pump for long spells but some outstanding defence saw Salford raids unsuccessful and their attacking threats snuffed out. Some great carries in the middle then allowed Judes to shift the ball wide where Jack Gallagher was able to attract 3 defenders before sending Liam Kay in the corner for his first try in a Judes shirt. Again, Danny Frost converting out wide to make the score 16-0 in Judes favour. This was to be the only score of the 2nd half and Judes played the clock down perfectly with some smart play and aggressive defence.
This has to be the most satisfying win for this group, especially after a couple of weeks of soul searching and adversity. 1-13 were outstanding today and we’re an absolute credit to their families, team mates and the club.
Man of the match, voted for by Salford Roosters was Noah High. Despite losing a tooth after 10 minutes, he was a constant menace, running hard and tackling everything that came at him.
Well done boys, thats how to overcome adversity and play with pride in the badge on your chest.
|Sun, 9 May 2021||Under 8's - Golds||Accrington Wildcats||Away||X X||Today was brilliant, not much more to say other than that!!!|
Excellent application from the team, working together for each other, defending their line and working together to get the ball up the pitch as well.
Some great team defensive efforts against a team with some good players. When we had the ball going forward we had a good spell of passing and making space to create some tries for the team.
Player of the match today was Joe Baldwin for an excellent defensive display.
Well done to the kids!
|Sun, 9 May 2021||Under 9's - Golds||Newton Storm||Away||64-32||An amazing effort by all today. Great team effort both in pushing forward and defending. Not only did they all play well but they were all complimented by the opposition for their sportsmanship.|
Captain - Harrison Kear
Try scorers; Luis Atkinson 6, Ronnie Baynham 2, Jacob Daven 3, Mason Ash 1, Rhys Hilton 1, Jack Mason 1, Finley Buckley 1, Isaac Atherton 1.
Awards; Man of The Match - Rhys Hilton.
Best effort - Finley Buckley.
Parents Player - Harrison Kear.
|Sun, 9 May 2021||Under 9's - Maroons||Crosfields cobras||Away||24-16||Tough game for the Maroons today down at Crosfields but again they got stuck with their try saving tackles. Great team performance. Try scorers - Charlie, Tommy, Leo, Kian, Oscar and Jack. MOM and Crunch Tackler George. Opposition MOM Blake. Top Tackler Lola.|
|Sun, 9 May 2021||Under 15s - Maroons||Chorley Panthers||Away||6 - 50||The first game of the season saw the lads start off a little rusty with the lay off. Judes then started to link up and put moves together, which resulted in 3 tries before half time but only conceded 1. (6-18) The second half saw Judes opening up the Panthers defence scoring 6 under answered tries to take the game 6 - 50.|
A good around start to the season.
Well done lads.
|Sun, 9 May 2021||Under 18's||Orrell St James||Home||12-30||Well I can honestly say I’ve never felt happy losing a game, yes we were on the wrong end of the score line, but today’s performance from our lads was a massive improvement on last week. The lads could have easily gone out with their tails down, but they kept their composure and competed in the game.|
We had the dream start, when Callum went early with the kick, the ball bounced and was followed up brilliantly by Logan who set off on a good run and passed to our supporting Man of the Match Josh Clarke, who steamed his way to the line to notch up an early score. A super conversion by Callum saw us 6 points to the good and celebrations all round! The scores were soon level after Orrell’s restart went dead from Judes and forced a drop out. Orrell are suddenly camped on our line and our goal line defence held firm until they anticipated a ball going wide, instead the hooker dove over the line to score. Judes responded well with some great defence forcing Orrell to knock-on, then after a penalty for a ball steal, give us a great platform and with good ball movement went out to our second rower Jake, who used clever footwork to break through and score and another tough conversion nailed by Callum. Orrell were next to score after a good kick over from Sam was fielded well by Orrell and Judes were pulled for offside, which frog-marched Orrell up the field and in a good position to add to their tally. A high bomb, this time from James found the ground and Logan was once again Johnny on the spot and showing great individual skill took the ball up and chipped over the defence, racing for the line, he got to the ball first (we have photographic evidence! haha), unfortunately the Ref deemed it a knock-on and it was chalked off, which was unlucky as it would have took us infront again. Orrell finished the half with a wingers try, when they broke and ran from his own half to score. When defenders are just sticking out their arms to tackle, they are always gonna get burned and it saw Orrell go in at half time in the lead 12-18. That said, the score line could have easily been and should have been a draw at half time and an awesome effort from our Judes lads.
Another good start to the second half for Judes, through some cleverly placed kicks gaining us 3 repeat sets. Sam was over and reaching for the ground, if only his arms were a few inches longer, he would have racked up a 4 pointer! The final kick was picked up by Orrell and were rewarded after working their way back up field to score on the wing, making it 12-22. The next 10 saw Orrell punish us with kicks, Judes were under pressure and couldn’t deal with them well enough and Orrell capitalised scoring 2 unconverted tries in the corners. We were in the Orrell half for good periods of the second half, but Orrell’s defence was just too good today, it wasn’t from the lack of effort from the boys who stuck at it for the full 70. The game ended 12-30, but super proud of the effort and the way these lads have bounced back this week.
A solid team performance today from the lads, a million miles away from where they were last week. If our try was awarded first half, we go in drawing and could have been a different story for the second half, also losing Sam from our halves through injury disrupted us at the back end. All that said, Orrell are clearly a well established and coached team and were difficult to break down. If Judes can show this kind of improvement every week, we will be the team to beat! Well Done lads!
|Sun, 9 May 2021||Under 10's - Maroons||leigh east||Away||4-40||tries joel deacon x3|
meallan ward x1
jake critchley x1
henry morris x2
ellis birkett x1
goals deacon,williams ,wood ,ward ,morris , flynn
good solid performance away at leigh east from start to finish outstanding effort in defence and attack.