23 Sep 2019 in Club News
|Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports|
|On a very warm Saturday afternoon Judes Masters where at home as they took on Leeds Masters the game was played in the usual master spirit. Judes try scorers on the day where |
Matt Leigh (3)
Steve Makinson (2)
Si Owens (2)
|Bank Quay Bulls||Away||22-18|
|Final Score Bank Quay Bulls 18 v Judes 22|
Today’s game was our first visit to Bank Quay Bulls. Judes were somewhat disorganised with players out injured and losing our hooker Lewis early on, who was actually covering at fullback. This meant shuffling our team once again and had lots of players out of position, our captain was also ill before the game and had to be brought off which didn’t help the cause! Judes dug deep though and were soon in the lead with 2 successive tries. The first one after a good run from Junior and hands down the line to McKenzie Davies, who was covering at centre position, dove over and got his first of the game. Judes get the ball back and put in a booming kick on the last, Bank Quay gifted us possession by knocking on and we were attacking close again, before Eliot Peposhi did one of his cheeky scoots and crossed the whitewash. Two great conversions from Callum Silcock, put us 12-0 up.
We should have been racking up a third try with good hands down the line to Logan, who was sure to score, only for the ref to blow a forward pass. Bank Quay respond and attack our line after a call for holding catapults them up field. Judes show some resilient scrambling defence though to keep Bank Quay out and a kick is fielded well by Logan who copped one round the chops for his trouble. This gave us a penalty for the high shot and suddenly Judes were going for the Bulls line, unfortunately we lose possession going over the line or we would have pulled further away. Some great defence from Judes on their line again and forcing Bank Quay into touch, brings the first half to an end with a good 12-0 lead.
Judes started the second half well and a good break from Reagan who slipped the ball out to the supporting McKenzie Davies who steamed to the corner to score his second, he certainly knew his way to the try-line today. A ball steal after the restart, sees the Bulls switch defence to attack and their full-back couldn’t be caught and scores a long range try. This put Bank Quay on a roll and an unusual lapse from our lads saw Bank Quay rack up 2 more quick tries when a gap in our defence let our opponents through to score and the second from a hanging cross field kick for one of their taller guys to take with ease and fall over the try line. Thankfully, conversions were missed, but the Bulls were now to close for comfort at 16-12 and it anyone’s game. A good break from Ryan, kick started our attack and after a good drive from our captain Kalan, who had only just felt well enough to return to the field, got the ball out to Harvey Makin who definitely knows his way to the try line and did a swan dive over the line right behind the sticks for an easy conversion for Callum Silcock. Bank Quay were not done just yet though and plugged away at our line and after repeat sets squeezed in at the corner to again challenge our lead 22-18. Thankfully, there was a less than a minute on the clock and Judes hold out until the Referees final whistle to bring to an end a really tough game.
Games at this age are getting harder and tougher, as the boys continue to grow and develop. Credit to Bank Quay today who put up one hell of a fight and probably gave us our toughest game of the season. Judes had to dig really deep and pull together as a team to come away with this win. What a great game of rugby league with both teams putting on a competitive spectacle for our supporters, well done lads.
Today’s Man of the match chosen by Bank Quay, went to Harvey Makin, with the early loss of our captain in the middle, Harvey had to step up and lead from the front, which is a role he does week in week out. He really is our powerhouse prop who does the tough stuff up the middle of the park. Loves to get over that whitewash every game to.
|Under 13’s - Maroons|
|Newton Storm||Away||12 - 42|
|Newton Storm 12 v Wigan St Judes 42|
After a good midweek win Judes travelled down the A49 to Newton Storm.
Judes again starting strong from the whistle set the tempo of the game. Shortly after the start it was Tyler Kelly going in for Judes 1st try his 3rd try in 3 games. Followed soon after by Alex Birch when he received the ball out wide and powered over the line. With Jack Doran both tackling and returning the restarts it looked good for the Judes lads. Strong runs from both Liam Grant and Layton Cottom reaped the rewards for Judes, with Liam going over for a try and a brace for Layton. At 0 - 28 it looked that the game was won but Storm thought differently and scored twice before the half time whistle at 8 - 28.
The second half was more of a contest and Judes had to work hard to find any opportunities to open up the Newton lines, that was until JBL (Jack Buono-Lester) ripped right through the heart of their defence to go over. Then with Liam Grant concluding Judes try count the game was won. A late consolation try from Newton brought the game to an end.
Well done lads! With 2 games to go, lets end the season on high.
Award winners this week :-
Man of the match - Jack Doran.
Parents man of the match - Tyler Kelly.
Coaches Award - Lewis Banks.
Next week we are at home against Leyland.
|Under 13’s - Golds|
|NO MATCH REPORT RECEIVED|
|Match Report Crossfields v Wigan St.Judes Today Judes traveled to Crossfields on a very wet morning, knowing the conditions would be tricky and a couple of players on the sideline with injuries. Judes received the ball from the kick off and took at Crossfields hard but their defence stood firm , Crossfields returned the ball with the same pace but Judes stood firm ..... you knew this was going to be a tough game. Most of the 1st half saw handling errors from both side , some unforced and some forced , but the conditions weren't in favour of either team . Judes were the 1st to break the line and score the 1st try but this was soon followed by an equaliser by Crossfields. Crossfields then took the lead in to half time but Judes weren't to be out done . The halftime talk saw Judes come out revved up and looking for the win but Crossfields scored again taking them to 16. Judes came back hard scoring a couple of trys , 1 conversion missed saw the scores level at 16 each . This is how it all ended in a draw which wasnt how Judes would have liked it but onwards they go and I'm sure this team will come back even stronger . Tries scored by Harley Cavanagh 2 Kian Stanton 1 Conversions kicked by Aaron Briggs 1 Keegan Mobey 1 Todays Trophies/Certs went to Kian Stanton ..... Players Player, Parents Award, Top Tackler, Opponents M.O.M Ryleigh Moore ..... Coaches M.O.M Well done Wigan St.Judes|
|Under 10’s - Maroons|
|An OK performance today against waterhead. Waterhead 22 v St Judes Opposition MOM- Ellis Corfield Top tackler - Zac Dennett Well done boys let's go again next week|
|Under 10’s – Golds|
|Culcheth eagles 10 v st Jude’s golds 42 |
today’s captain Oscar Roper
• Culcheth kicked off the match making some good yards but Jude’s putting some big hitting tackles in from Jack Elwick, Mason Chisnall and Jack Hill.
Brad Banks made some good yards but it was Harrion Oakes who stormed down the wing to score and he followed it up with a lovely conversion.
Judes took control of the game quickly and Mason Chisnall scored giving his conversion to Aston Bailey who slipped it over.
Culcheth pulled a try back but next up for judes was Brad Banks picking up the long kick from Culcheth and running and stepping the full length of the pitch and easily converting his try.
Oscar Roper had put some big tackles in this game but he wanted some of the action to, driving through the middle to score and kicking his conversion.
The first half wasn't over yet with Jack Myers finishing off the half with a great try and a kick to send judes storming ahead.
Culcheth were a man short today and Josh Wilkinson kindly helped them out having a cracking first half playing for the opposition.
• 2nd half
Judes kicked off to Culcheth but it wasn't long before the boys were in again and Oscar Roper crossed the line with Jack Elwick sending the conversion over the sticks.
Next up it was Deacon Charnocks turn he pushed over the line following with a great conversion. Culcheth kept pushing and they made it over the line despite some excellent defensive rugby from judes.
Tyler Houghton kindley played the 2nd half for culcheth great sportsmanship from 2 of our Jude’s lads playing for the opposition
• Big mention to todays waterboy kian Seddon turning up and showing his dedication despite his injury.
Oscar roper x2
Opposition and players player mason Chisnall
Top tackler deacon Charnock
Coaches mom Oscar roper
Thanks to Claire Magrath for the match report
|Under 8’s - Maroons|
|Clockface||Away||Clockface 16 st judes maroons 40|
|Today the maroons of st Jude’s travelled a crossed to clock face who been playing some outstanding rugby the game kicked off with st Jude’s straight in control dominating In defence and scoring there first from The impressive Joel deacon who ran straight and hard going over for his first off 6 tries today and Jude’s showing there class In defence driving the clockface defence back and setting up for another attack for st Jude’s were the ball went to Oliver Williams who sent meallan ward over for his first and he scored a second shortly after meallan was on fire with Joel deacon who made clockface pay with hard work from Lewis baker and Jake Critchley and George Stuart who worked his socks off today before the ball went to Liam wood who took the ball to the line and putting Joel deacon on the clear to run to the line and score his forth. The st Jude’s defence was like a well oiled machine which clockface could not break and it was time for Liam wood to show his passing skill again sending this time meallan ward through a gaping gap in the clockface defence.Then clock seemed to get there tails up with some good defence from Ryley Flynn Louie Skellon and Arron barker who just managed to keep clockface out and st Jude’s had to get out there own half with some hard runs from Jake and Harry and Lewis and the ball went to Oliver Williams who sent riyaz Khan down the wing but the try ruled out as they said he was in touch and it was a turn over and clock was pinned in there half with a st judes just not letting them breathe and clock run out of runners and it was st judes who had the last day with big drives from Lewis who was just held|
Up and then then George pounding at the line but it was the short pass from Oliver that sent Joel deacon through to score
Well done boys on I would say the best performance of the season with some outstanding rugby league against a very strong clockface side wining 40-16
Opposition Man of the match meallan ward outstanding today in attack and defence one word for this lad today CLASS
Man of the match Joel deacon scoring 6 try’s putting the clockface defence to the sword outstanding with all round game
Parents player Jake Critchley very strong in defence making good meteres and doing a shift to get his team the win brilliant
Top tackler Harry Wiswell one of the tackles of the game making a last effort gasp to stop the clockface player from getting over the white wash
Outstanding effort Oliver Williams outstanding again today showing his class with some great passing to guide st Jude’s around the ball park
Outstanding Effort Arron barker outstanding in defence and shows good around skills around the play the ball guideing judes to the clockface white wash
|Under 8’s - Golds|
|Shevington Sharks||Away||24 - 16|
|In a match that nearly didn't happen due to the rain it turned out to be a great morning of rugby away at Shevington Sharks.|
There was some really good passing and tackling along with some great communication work too from the whole team making sure any gapes in the line were filled.
They defended really well as a team and stopped the opportunity to pass the ball out in tackle which we had spoken about in training which was great to see.
All in all a really good game of rugby with 2 well matched teams. Big thanks to Shevington for their hospitality and we wish them luck for the rest of their fixtures.
Trophies went to:
Players player - Ronnie
Opposition and Parents player - Joey
Coaches player- everyone, they were allamazing today!