Match Reports - 9th & 16th April 2023

19 Apr 2023 in Club News

Match Reports - 9th & 16th April 2023 Match Reports - 9th & 16th April 2023

Match Reports - 9th & 16th April 2023

Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports
Sunday, 9 April 202318'sSiddalHome18-36Well it wasn’t meant to be today in our Quarter Final of the National Cup. We produced some good rugby and the effort was there, just a few too many errors let Siddal burn us.

Siddal scored first from a freak of a kick that bounced all over but still stayed in the field of play allowing Siddal to score. We immediately responded through Lewis T, after Sam brilliantly got to the kick off first and quick play out to the wing saw Lewis dive over in the corner. Unfortunately Siddal score another 2 before half time, when Judes couldn’t handle their kicks and Siddal go in at half time with a 16-4 lead.

Second half was going to be battle if we wanted to get back into the game, sadly Siddal score another 2 and the game goes out of touch at 26-4. Judes did put up a resurgence and finding some shape, Troy put in a superb off-load in the tackle to Rohan who chipped away at the defence, creating space for quick hands out to Walshy for him to finish brilliantly in the corner. A second try came quickly from Judes with our Captain Cal swatting off player after player to make it to the line for a fantastic solo effort. At 26-12 could this be the come back of all come backs? Unfortunately not, as Siddal go over again from a Judes knock-on. Calum did try his best to keep Judes in it, when Roman kicks over and Cal came bearing down on the Siddal defender, forcing him to lose the ball and Cal was right there to pick up and score his second. Converted by Oliver, made the score a little more respectable, but we’d left it too late to cause any real damage and in the dying minutes Siddal finish the game with a final score, sealing the win 36-18.

Well our dreams of the National Cup are over, but we’ve had a superb run. Our opponents were a little too strong for us today, but we learn from it and hopefully try again next year. Man of the Match went to our Captain Calum, who’s always there to put that extra effort in when needed. His strength is unreal, swatting off player after player, they just couldn’t stop him, to score the try of the game. Well Done lads on making it this far.
Sunday, 16 April 202311's - MaroonsHaresfinch HawksHome22-16Jude’s welcomed Haresfinch Hawks down to Parsons meadow which saw a great game between two good sides.

Despite the slender scoreline, Jude’s never really looked in trouble and showed massive improvement on last weeks performance, particularly in defence and team spirit.

Jude’s took the lead with tries
from Sam Charnock and a clever chip over kick from Tommy Gleeson put Jack Needham in under the post.
Charlie Hibbert and Riyaz Khan added the extras as Jude’s lead at half time.

Haresfinch came back strong but a failed conversion meant Jude’s maintained their lead. Charlie Hibbert was unlucky to have two tries disallowed but an outstanding long range try from Kian Halliwell put Jude’s back in a comfortable position. Brody-Lee Belshaw added the 2.

Jude’s sealed the win after a Sam Charnock break put Ethan Cozens in at the corner.

Haresfinch added a consolation try but it proved too late and Jude’s came out deserved winners. Excellent performance from everyone today

Stand out performers were Kian Halliwell, Jack Needham and Hendre Pretorius.

Tries: Sam Charnock, Jack Needham, Ethan Cozens and Kian Halliwell

Conversions: Charlie Hibbert, Riyaz Khan and Brody-Lee Belshaw

Opposition MOM was Jack Needham
Coaches MOM was Kian Halliwell
Top tackler was Hendre Pretorius

Sunday, 16 April 202310's - GoldsWigan Bulldogs (friendly)Home32-4
Wigan Bulldogs kicked off to Judes, after a great run by Zaine, Judes knocked on, another 3 times there was a knock on between teams, before the action started properly. Jayden opened the score card with an excellent run spotting the gap to score his try and conversion. Judes passed the ball out to Ronnie, who bulldozed his way over the try line, converting his own try. An amazing effort came from Zaine who took us up field before diving over the white wash for a try along with a conversion. Judes played well as they trundled bulldogs in touch, gaining the ball back, Leo with a scoot from dummy half took himself over for a try, converting his goal. A bit of ducking and diving from Joey took him to the try line for his first of the day, missing the conversion. Just at the stroke of half time a scoot and a sidestep from Phoebe sent her over for her try, she converted the try.
Second half.
Judes kicked off to Bulldogs, Joey and Finley forced Bulldogs into touch, gaining the ball back and passing it out through to Joey who shot off for his second try of the day, conversion missed.
A penalty given away for a high shot right near the line, helped bulldogs to gain a try of their own, conversion missed. Again, Judes had some great attack in them and when the ball was passed Ronnie there was no stopping him as he stomped home over for his second try. Oscar converting. A brilliant run from Finley got us up the field before and amazing pass to Joey who went over for his Hat-trick of the day. Conversion missed.
Final score Wigan St Judes 32 – Wigan Bulldogs 4.
Try scorers:
Joey X3
Ronnie X2
Man of the Match: Finley Grace.
Opposition man of the match: Ronnie Minchin.
Sunday, 16 April 202311's - GoldsNewton StormAway42 - 10After a break over Easter, our first game back saw us travelling to Newton Storm.
A gap in our defence saw us concede first, however this was the wake up needed and we soon took the lead back with a try and conversion by Rhys Hilton. This was then followed by tries from Jack Mason, Mason Ash and Isaac Atherton. By the end of the first half, Golds found themselves leading 22 - 4.
The second half saw tries from Luis Atkinson, Andrew Monk, Kenzie Phillips and Jacob Daven. Newton were awarded for their determination with another try; however, with a great defence, Golds finished with a great win.
Captain - Reece Collier
Try scorers - Rhys Hilton (1), Jack Mason (1), Mason Ash (1), Isaac Atherton (1), Luis Atkinson (1), Andrew Monk (1), Kenzie Phillips (1), Jacob Daven (1)
Conversions - Rhys Hilton, Kenzie Phillips, Isaac Atherton, Luis Atkinson, Dalton Jones.
Player of the Match - Rhys Hilton
Best Effort - Luis Atkinson
Parent's Player - Jack Mason
Opposition Player - Harrison Kear
Sunday, 16 April 202312's - GoldsLimehurst LionsHome60-4Judes welcomed Limehurst down to the meadow for an early morning match. Only meeting with the team, a couple of weeks ago in a cup round, we knew what the team was capable of.
Limehurst kicked off to Judes, good early exchange from both sides as they went set for set before a big run and break away from Declan Haskanye as he went over the try line. Limehurst with a handling error dropped the ball and Judes collecting it sending the ball out wide to allow Spencer Parkinson to fly down the field to get the second try of the morning. Again, handling errors from Limehurst straight into the Judes hands allowed for more points on the board as the ball was passed to Alfie Webster, who worked hard carrying some of the Limehurst lads on his back to score next to the posts. Limehurst battled to get up field but Judes defence was on point. The team worked hard to keep them out. A great kick on the last went straight into the arms of Henlea Baynham who shot off up field, ducking and diving through the attacking side, getting the ball out to Freddie Davies, who pumped his legs to get a try of his own. Henlea Baynham was proving pivotal as moments later he broke the line again, shrugging off the Limehurst players to head to the line and touch the ball down.
Second half.
Second half got under way with Judes kicking off to Limehurst, Judes were caught off guard when Limehurst passed the ball out to their wing and he set off scoring in the corner, Missing the conversion. Judes knew they had made a mistake and stepped up again, Tommy Shaw put in some good yards to get Judes close as Henlea Baynham finished off a great move near the posts for Judes sixth try of the day. Limehurst certainly didn’t give up as they fought well to keep Judes from scoring anymore, but a loose ball picked up by Judes passed out quickly to Will Cobley, who ran down the wing, then took himself right under the sticks before placing the ball down. Judes were just too switched on in defence yet again and wouldn’t let Limehurst near the line, they passed the ball to the winger, but Archie Unsworth was unreal as he grappled the Limehurst player into touch. Tommy Shaw took off and fought off numerous players before dummying an offload but taking himself over for a picture-perfect try. A second try for the big man himself Alfie Webster, again from a massive run with half the Limehurst team trying to get him down but didn’t succeed as Alfie got the ball over the whitewash. Seconds of the game left, Archie Unsworth sett off and wasn’t stopping until his name was on the score sheet, he succeeds in getting the ball down at the stroke of full time.
Final score: Wigan St Judes Golds 60 – Limehurst Lions 4.
An amazing effort from all the team, a difference in attitudes helped them along the way, working as a team first and foremost was a massive part of today’s win.
Try Scorers:
Henlea Baynham X 2
Declan Haskayne
Will Cobley
Freddie Davies
Alfie Webster X 2
Tommy Shaw
Archie Unsworth
Spencer Parkinson
Conversions: Will Cobley 10/10
Man of the match: Henlea Baynham & Spencer Parkinson.
Top Tackler: Alfie Webster & Henlea Baynham
Sunday, 16 April 20239'sChorley PanthersAway1-9First off, can I give a big Happy Birthday to Hogarth who turned 9 on Sunday.

St Judes were stretched a bit thin on Sunday by playing 3, 7-a-side games. 2 games at Chorley away ( 1 league and 1 friendly) and 1 at Ashton Bears away.

It was a really tough morning for St Judes at Chorley with both teams not managing to get the result we wanted with one game being a little closer than the other.

There were bright moments for the lads with Harry Hunter managing to get over for St Jude's only try. There was some outstanding defence from Luke and some solid running from Charlie Leary and Isaac. Another good game from Deacon who is gaining confidence each week which led to a most improved performance. The disappointing result wasn't through lack of effort from the boys, but it felt like it was just going to be one of them days and everything the lads threw at Chorley they defended.

The MoM's where:
Opposition: Charlie L
Parents: Luke
Most Improved: Deacon

There was a superb result for the lads over at Aston Bears as they managed a great result by winning 11-2.

Try Scorers was:
Josh D - 3
Leon - 3
Oscar - 2
Joe - 2
Kai - 1

MoM where:
Opposition: Josh D
Parents: Joe
Coaches: Kai
Sunday, 16 April 20238'sLeyland WarriorsHome11-9It was the first home game in a while today and I’m sure the parents were happy about that.

It was cold, wet and soggy down in the Meadow today. The team was getting warmed up with the coaches. They were ready and raring to go this Sunday morning.

First team came on and Joseph went to play for the opposition team as they were a player down. He probably played the best he played all game for them. They Jude’s were brilliant at defensive tackles and attacking today!

Oliver S was outstanding as usual with his runs right round the back and over the try line. If this boy doesn’t play professionally when he’s older I’ll be shocked. Christian was brilliant at attacking this week and this lad can run so fast and looks for the gaps. Daniel was brilliant and scored us 2 try’s this game.
Dylan the little mean machine in disguise this lads confidence has come on leaps and bounds this season and it’s absolutely fantastic to see. He scored his first try today and was so proud of himself as were all the alternate cheering him on.
It was Finley P first game in a couple of week and he came back with a plan and that plan was to score many tries and do some great defence for the Jude’s. He certainly did that and he got the well deserved parents player.

Carter, Daniel and Christian were all brilliant as usual. Some of these boys runs were fantastic and their tackling and plays of the ball. Some great offloads to help the boys score more try’s.
Joseph was brilliant and he had a dodgy knee but managed to play 2 quarters and then decided he needed a rest. He did some big tackles and managed to bag a try himself.

Lexie Baxter what a star she was today. Her confidence is coming on great and she said she was going to run the ball today and she did just that.

Riley E he played so well today and really stood out trying his best to do some big tackles for the team. He’s another one who has previously struggled with confidence but he’s coming on great.

Such a great team we’ve got.

Trophy’s this week-
Parents - Carter L Finely P
Opposition - Lexie B
Coaches - Riley E
Sunday, 16 April 202315'sNewton stormHome42-4Unreal from the lads. Great game of rugby, brilliant to watch.
Sunday, 16 April 20237'sOrrell St James'Away0-0After a great event on Friday night at the Warrington game the U7's made the short trip to Orrell St James'.

Game 1 had a lot of tries back and forth with the U7s really digging in, in defence and making some crucial cover tackles when it really mattered to hold out a good OSJ side.

Some great tries in that game coming from Thomas S, Parker W, Harry G, Teddie R, Teddy T and Cooper W

Player of the match was Harry G and top tackler was George C. Well done to all the boys great effort and attitude all day!

In Game 2 the U7's were really able to show off some of the things we have been working on in training with strong defence and the boys really running on to the ball well and taking the game to OSJ.

Ties in that game from Charlie P, Charlie D, Archie B, Thomas W, Owen F, Reece H Jack R and Bobby K.

Player of the match was awarded to Reece H who scored his first try for WSJ this week and top tackler going to Jack R for a really strong game. Well done boys on another superb game!

Another excellent performance again this week by the U7's, but more importantly great team spirit and togetherness shown by all the lads.

The coaches are really proud of all the boys efforts and the team we are growing into! Well done everyone!! UTJ!!


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