Match Reports 13th & 14th July 2019

14 Jul 2019 in Club News

Match Reports  13th & 14th July 2019 Match Reports 13th & 14th July 2019

Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports
1st Team  
Bradford Dudley HillHome18-16
As wins go this could be so important at the end of the season with so many negative factors going wrong for Judes , before and during the game but still they managed to grind out this tough win against a very big Bradford side 18-16 at the Meadow on Saturday. St Judes defence once again was right up there for most of the game, Danny Clayton leading the way with the top tackle count. NCL Man of the Match Gavin Rodden worked hard along with prop Tom Owen who put in a full 80min stint and took the Sponsors Man of the Match Award. Lewis Melling scored two vital tries for Judes in a faultless display. Joey Brady and Dec Parkinson also crossed the whitewash. Fallon goaled once.
A Team  
Under 18’s  
St Judes were gallant 22-4 losers in their league 2 clash away at Cumbrian side Kells.
Only 14 fit players were able to make the long away journey, however, the spirit and determination shown by all 14 St Judes players against a big set Kells side was first class.
With little under 5 mins on the clock, Kian Lawton pounced on an early loose ball to to create the opening for Jack Mills to open the scoring for St Judes. 0-4
St Judes were then forced to hold out for a long period of the first half before a late barrage of tries against a tiring and battle weary St Judes side saw Kells go in at the break leading 16-4.
For the majority of the second half, St Judes injury woes saw them reduced to only 11 men, with key enforcers Danny Hammond, Brad Ryder, and Saul Mills temporarily sidelined.
However, the spirit shown by the St Judes visiting warriors was seconded to none, allowing the attack hungry full strength home side only a solitary second half score. Final score 22-4 to Kells.
In a superb all round team performance, Prop forward and talisman, Saul Mills was voted the afternoons star man, with Danny Hammond, Reece Storey, Deacon Ashcroft, and 16 year old Adam Wild also outstanding.
Under 16’s  
Under 15  
Under 14’s  
Under 13’s - Maroons  
Thatto Heath CrusadersAway28 - 14
Thatto Heath 28 v Wigan st judes 14.

A final game before the summer break saw a battle torn judes at Thatto.

This teams of lads who have had their share of lows this season seeing 5 key players leave reduced to 11 players, dropping divisions and rebuilt with debutant players and two transfers in showed what a great bunch of lads they are.

Unfortunately today Thatto Heath was just the better side. Efforts from every lad were just not quite enough, tries from both Jack Buono-Lester and Jack Doran and Liam Grant putting his body on the line on more than one occasion took his toll. Judes finished with just 11 on the field.

This break will give us time to heal, learn and build a team worthy of being being in higher division.

Debut for Tyler Kelly former cuthberts player coming from a long stint on the injury bench showed promise.

Well done lads for get through this difficult time.

Award winners this week :-

Man of the match - Callum Siddeley

Parents man of the match - Liam Grant

Coaches Award - Layton Cottom
Under 13’s - Golds  
Blackbrook Royals u13sHome7 - 6
Wigan St Judes 7 Blackbrook Royals 6

Today was our final game of the season and the boys knew it was the final hurdle to complete the season undefeated. They were definitely nervous and with the added pressure of the match being recorded by Grassroots Rugby League, they were not their usually mouth selves!
The first half was a defensive master class by both teams. Luis Houghton managed to cross the line only for the ref to scratch it off deeming the final pass forward. Brook never really got near our line but when we got near theirs they defended well and we couldn't find the final push to get over. We were definitely not playing our best rugby, looking sluggish at times but we still managed to keep out a big Brook pack that were definitely giving everything they had. The half ended 0-0.

The second half started in the same way as the first, both sides producing hard hits and great defensive efforts before finally Brook spied their chance and with a great dummy from their stand off, sailed down the middle of the field to score under the sticks. The Golds were behind 0-6!
Luckily for us, the lads picked up the pace a little and shortly after big centre Malachi Leo Price bullied his way over the Brook line and with Corey Roden sinking the kick the score was level again 6-6.
Judes really began to turn the screw and a few minutes later our forwards had pushed us to great field position and when the bench called for a one pointer, talented stand off Corey Roden delivered sinking the drop goal with ease from 20 metres out, nerves of steel as always.
The game came to an early end with the ref feeling a little unwell and both teams agreeing to call it a day.
Judes coming out on top with just a one point margin.
An absolute thriller for the touchline and the technical boxes!
It almost seemed unfair today as Brook gave it all they had and had changed their team structure in an attempt to avoid the heavy scoreline that we produced in our last meeting and to be fair to them they did just that!
Taylor Kerr, Mason Fillingham, Tom Hill, Oliver Wright, Malachi Price and Keegan Boyd all having massive tackle counts today. Boydy and Elton putting in huge hits throughout the match too. Tom Anderson was a God Send to Full back Austin Daniel today and between them they cleaned up everything that came their way. Malick Niang jumped in at prop and did a fantastic job keeping the middle solid.
A hard fought match but when the final whistle blew, The Golds had done enough to grab that final victory and end the season undefeated in the Premier Division. Something we could never have imagined possible at the start of the year as the new boys in a very talented pool of long standing teams. A true underdogs fairy tale.
The passion and self belief these boys have has been the key to their success and we couldn't be prouder.

Malachi Leo Price x 1
Corey Roden x1 + Drop goal x 1

M.O.M: Tom Anderson
Opponents M.O.M: Corey Roden
Top Tackler: Taylor Kerr
Technique Award: Keegan Boyd
Parent's Player: Austin Daniel/Tom Anderson
Player's Player: Oliver Wright
Under 12’s  
St CuthbersAway58-0
Match Report

Development Cup Semi Final

St.Cuthberts v Wigan St.Judes

Today Judes traveled the short distance to Cuthberts with 1 thing on their minds ....... getting to the final !!
Judes took the ball from the k.o and ran it hard , starting the scoring with ease . Judes kicked the ball back to Cuthberts but a good hard Judes defence saw Cuthberts having to try and make hard yards . This continued throughout the game and Judes never looked like they were going to have their line crossed .
2nd half and Cuthberts had the slope to their advantage, trying to use that they made a break down the wing only to be bundled into touch by a very determined Judes defence.
Cuthberts didn't take a backward step and kept trying from start to finish but Judes were just too strong and kept a clean sheet .
Trophies/Certs today went to
Technique Award..... Callum M
Opponents M.O.M.... Logan
Coaches M.O.M........ Mason
Top Tackler .............. Ellis
Parents Award.......... Jayden
Players Player........... Jayden
Well done all ....... Final here we come
Under 11’s  
Under 10’s - Maroons  
Under 10’s – Golds  
Under 9’s  
Under 8’s - Maroons  
Widnes moorfieldAwayWidnes moorfield 16 Wigan st judes 40
Today Wigan st Jude’s maroons travelled across to Widnes after a great training session down at judes Saturday afternoon the passion and pride was there to see and they took it with them to Widnes the game started with Jude’s in possession And stung moorfield quick with some great drives up field with Lewis baker Liam wood and Harry Wiswell setting up the platform for Joel deacon to smash through the moorfield defence to go over for his first Moorfield attacked the st Jude’s line but the maroon and gold stood strong keeping moorfield out turn over and Jude’s struck again with Lewis Baker smashing over the white wash to get over Judes were on fire with try’s coming from the impressive Louie Skellon who showed great footwork to get over for his try good defence again. Kept moorfield out and Jude’s went through again this time down the wing we’re Ryley Flynn shot down the line to score a great solo Try and Widnes team looked rattled and could not contain the outstanding George Stuart who made Widnes pay with his speed and strength going in for his second try.Widnes then got close to the line but defence from Liam wood who was Marshalling the team In defence to keep moorfield out Liam was working hard in defence putting the Widnes moorfield attack in to disarray shooting out the line shutting there attack down turn over to st judes were so great work from dan Williams Freddie Selby riyaz Khan and Jake Critchley put Oliver Williams in a great position to bust on the ball and go other for his try with the last set of the game coming from Moorfield but Jake Critchley who is outstanding every week defends for his life made three are four tackles and Widnes player was put in to touch by Freddie and Harry Wiswell to end a great game of rugby by both teams well done st judes maroons

Opposition man of the match
Lewis baker
Man of match
Liam wood
Parents player
Louie Skellon
Top tackler
Joel deacon
Outstanding effort
George Stuart
Outstanding effort
Daniel Williams
Under 8’s - Golds  
Under 7’s  


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