Match Reports 5th, 6th & 7th July 2019

07 Jul 2019 in Club News

Match Reports  5th, 6th & 7th July 2019 Match Reports 5th, 6th & 7th July 2019
Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports
1st Team  
Wigan st judes open age got back to winning ways away at Beverley with a 26-12 win, Judes defence was for once a key factor in this win restricting the home side to only one score each half. Judes were well lead with scrum half Danny Fallon and his pack Gav Rodden, Danny Clayton, Kieron Gaskell, Brett Taberner and Josh Hill, all having top games. Try scorer. Connor Parkinson took the NCL Man of the Match award with an excellent game. Judes first half completion rate was 72% , the second half dropped off to a 57% but Judes were in no mood to throw this game away.

Top Meters. Gav Rodden.185. Aaron Smith 155. Connor Parkinson 120.

Top Tacklers. Danny Clayton. 30. Gav Rodden.26. Josh Hill. 26.

Point scorers. Lewis Melling 2. Connor Parkinson 1. Gav Rodden 1. Danny Fallon 5 goals.
A Team  
Pilkington RecsHome18-36
St Judes were unfortunate 20-36 losers to Pilkington Recs in their NWC Division 2 home game.
Despite a first half that showed very little between the two teams with a midway scoreline of 18-20 to the visitors, it was however the St Helens side that would enjoy a stronger second half and run out eventual 18-36 winners.
Try scorers for St Judes were Ash Marshall (2), and Luke Melling, with Scott Robinson adding 3 goals.
Best for St Judes were Josh Rogerson, Henry Ryder, & Ash Marshall
Judes Masters travelled across the borough to take on Spring View, who where playing their 1st Masters game at Home.

A great tough game both teams played some good rugby and showed great defence.

Judes try scorers where Chris Cobley, Geoff Unsworth, Ricky Page and Jon Baldwin.

Also congratulations to Matt Leigh and Ian Fitzhenry on make their debut for the Judes Masters
Under 18’s  
Under 16’s  
Under 15  
Halton Farmworth HornetsHome30-0
Final Score: Judes 30 v Halton Farnworth Hornets 0 Today was our final game of this part of the season and saw us welcome Halton to Judes for a game which always has your nerves on edge! From the kick off Harvey stamped his mark on the game after returning the ball with some gusto! Judes were soon trying to get on the score board as Eliot goes to pinch one, but is held up on the last. On the return Halton kick long, but is cleaned up by Connor and played to Alfie Whittle, who took on the line, looked where he wanted to burst through and went for it going the full length to score……great to have you back Alfstar!! Converted by Callum Silcock, we were off the mark. Halton broke in the next set, but a great track by Reece, saved a definite try. On the back of a couple of penalties, Judes were close and a great string of passes down the line went to Connor on our wing, who dove over in the corner, but was denied by the ref for a forward pass. Judes made a few too many mistakes in this part of the first half and kept inviting Halton back in the game. Halton attack wide, but thankfully Logan was on hand to force them into touch, Judes are awarded the scrum, but uncharacteristically coughed up the ball and off the back of 2 penalties gifted Halton territory, resilient defence hold them out though and are forced to kick on the last, which fortunately runs dead for a 20 metre restart. Judes just needed to settle and complete a set. A great break from Reece set us up and quick hands down the line to Connor, who was denied for a second time, saying he had put a foot in touch!! This took us to half time and strong words were needed by our coach, at 6-0 it was still anybody’s game. Must have been a great half time talk, as Callum took a superb kick off which made it over the back line for a Halton drop out, a great return by our forwards set up Ryan Wood, who again showed his dancing feet to break the defence and score. Judes were now fully switched on in attack and a superb offload by Harvey put Junior Nsemba in a gap and used his long stride to canter to the line. A great kick over from Callum and follow up defence by Judes dislodged the ball and gained them a scrum and were attacking again, unfortunately, choosing the wrong play and bombed the opportunity. Fantastic defence though, didn’t allow our opponents out of their half, so had to kick themselves out of trouble, which gave Judes a great opportunity to attack and score, which we did courtesy of Reagan Sumner, who used his cheeky turn of pace to shoot through the line and score. Another superb kick over on the last from Callum, who’d had a strong kicking game today and good pressure from our defence turned the ball over and rewarded us an attacking scrum. All we needed was a couple of plays though for Ryan to jink in the line and break through, going over the whitewash with 2 defenders on his back to score his second. Converted by Callum who was 100% with the boot again today, put us 30 points to nil up. Judes ended the game with some massive defence, let’s just say I wouldn’t have run a ball in for a gold pig!! A well-deserved win and celebrations for the new U15s Premier Division Champions!! What a magnificent win to end our season in style. A bit shaky in the first half and a few unforced errors kept Halton in the fight, but we came out second half and didn’t put a foot wrong, hammering them with 24 unanswered points. These lads have had an amazing season in which every lad has stepped up and played his part. After a change in the coaching set up, many many injuries to contend with and most of our lads on scholarship, what a phenomenal achievement to win our league and go unbeaten! Massive thanks and congratulations to our new Head Coach Dave Whittle, Craig Makin and Yanni Peposhi for putting 100% trust in our lads, getting them playing as a team and really enjoying their rugby. Lastly, we couldn’t be prouder of our outstanding bunch of lads….……putting it simply, THEY ARE WINNERS!! Well Done Judes U15s. Today’s man of the match chosen by Halton, went to Harvey Makin, this lad is huge for us in the middle, never takes a backward step and is pivotal in our attack and defence. Gives 100% every game and some of the hits he took today, this lad really is Man of Steel!
Under 14’s  
Under 13’s - Maroons  
Under 13’s - Golds  
Latchford Giants u13sHome68 - 2

Having secured the league last weekend our boys went into today’s fixture with confidence and finally relaxed and pressure free.
We were down both Malick Niang and Aron Fleming to sickness and chest infections so we were playing for them too today!
We worried that having the league sewn up may make them complacent but, if anything, today’s performance was classy, clinical and played with passion and huge effort throughout.

Without doubt one of our best this season, accumulating the biggest score in the Prem this year to boot!

Although Latchford gave it all they had today they were no match for our boys who hit another level in attack.
Precise ball handling, great communication and ‘taking training to the field’ saw five of our lads go over today, Jake Hare bagging one, Captain Oliver Wright pushing over for a brace and Luis Houghton, Malachi Leo Price and Keegan Boyd all managing a hattrick a piece! The golden foot of Corey Roden sinking ten conversions too.

The boys moved the ball well with stand off, Corey Roden, directing play from the middle and making our big runners look superb when hitting the flat ball and sliding through the gaps in Latchford’s line.
Loose Forward, Taylor Kerr, and hooker extraordinaire, Tom Hill, linking in well to compliment Corey’s passing game saw the ball spread wide to both sides of the pitch letting loose our strong Second Rowers, Keegan and Oliver and ferocious Centres, Luis and Malachi. Their speed and force devastated the wings today.

Great running from our forwards, Elton Paplekaj , Jake Hare and Dylan Gregory saw the Giants middle in all kinds of trouble trying to stop these forceful carries and quick scoots from Freddie Winnard and Tom Anderson out wide had the Latchford line completely out of sorts. It really didn’t matter who was on the ball today, no matter their position they made great yards and troubled the defence constantly.

In defence all the boys really stepped up. Keegan Boyd and Elton Paplekaj made some bone crunching hits, whilst Mason Fillingham, Tom Hill, Taylor Kerr and Oliver Wright racked up ridiculous tackle counts once more. Even when pushed back to their own line, which was a rare occasion today, the boy’s urgency and line speed refused to allow Latchford to take advantage and get over the whitewash.
Full back, Austin Daniel, continues to push on through terrible bouts of nasal and throat pain as he awaits his sinus operation in Summer. We are excited to have him back fully fit after Summer but, in the meantime, he has done a fantastic job all year keeping the boys out of trouble from the back and this was no different in today’s game. Organising the pack and tracking back to cover any mistakes. Helped by our wingers, in particular Aaron Bolton today who worked very hard at the back, taking and returning some hard, high balls with ease.

Latchford only managing to grab some points in the second half with ten minutes to go a late, high tackle from Judes saw Latchford awarded a penalty right infront of the sticks. They kicked for two to avoid the nil and deserved some points on the board for never giving up in what was a hard, tough match.

A sensational display against a strong Latchford outfit who have troubled many of the teams in our group this year. The boys want to finish their league season in style, undefeated, and they have just one more game standing in their way!
Blackbrook next week! Let’s hope we get another team effort like today!

Malachi Leo Price x 3
Keegan Boyd x 3
Luis Houghton x 3
Oliver Wright x 2
Jake Hare x 1

Corey Roden x 10

M.O.M: Corey Roden
Opponent’s M.O.M: Jake Hare
Top Tackler: Mason Fillingham
Parent’s Player: Oliver Wright
Player’s Player: Corey Roden
Technique Award: Keegan Boyd/Elton Paplekaj
Under 12’s  
Match Report Wigan St.Judes v Woolston Today Judes hosted Woolston at Meadows Coming off a tough match last week Judes were tired and a little short on numbers but they didn't want to lose that winning streak. Judes got the 1st try but the attack looked slow in spells . Defence look very similar at the start of the 1st half and the Judes line was broke , letting Woolston in for their 1st try to pull it level . From there Judes realised they need to wake up and their defence tightened with some hard hits and attack was strong . Woolston never gave up and kept coming at Judes with everything they had but Judes defence stood firm , even holding the Woolston side out on the Judes line . Tensions started to rise in the dying minutes with both sides putting in some hard tackles and strong runs but in the end Judes came out on top. Tries today scored by Harley 4 Alfie N 1 Kian 1 Conversions kicked by Aaron 6 Trophies/Certs went to Top Tacklers...... Callum M, Kian Parents Award... Callum M, Kian Technique Award.... Kian, Joe , Aaron Coaches M.O.M...... Callum D Opponents M.O.M... Harley Well done lads, rest up and let's get ready for the semi final next week
Under 11’s  
Under 10’s - Maroons  
Pilkington RecsHome34-44
A great match between two good sides at the meadow. End to end with attacks definitely on top. The first half started brightly by Pilks and they were first on the scoresheet and converting to make it 6-0. Judes went straight on the attack with the irrepressible Ellis Corfield and he went over and he even took his own conversion to level the scores. 6-6. Pilks then get on top and before too long had extended their lead to 20-6. Judes heads did not go down and a great move saw Jack Worthington go over in the corner.Lewis with the conversion. 22-12 at the half way point stage.
A fast start from Judes in the 2nd half and straight from kick off Jack makes great yards and a little scoot from Ethan and he was over.Teddy Wallwork with the conversion to make it a 4 point game. 22-18. The comeback was definitely on. Unfortunately Pilks got back into the game with a converted try to get to a ten point lead. 28-18. Then the move of the game having made great yards from Zak and Edwin.The ball was moved to Billy then to Reuben and Jack Worthy was over again.Billy with the conversion 28-24. It was end to end stuff and really enjoyable to watch. Unfortunately Pilks extended their lead again with a couple of tries to make it 38-24 but this did not Judes,a mazy run by Reuben Charnock and he was over. Ethan with the conversion. 38-34. Could Judes do this?Next try the winner surely. Unfortunately this went the way of Pilks who the converted to make the final score Judes 34 Pilks 44. This was a great advert for the sport,very competitive but played in the best spirit. All the lads gave it their all and a special mention to Junior who played really well on debut.
Coaches Award Billy Baxter
Parents Award Ellis Corfield
MOTM Jack Worthington
Under 10’s – Golds  
Under 9’s  
Under 8’s - Maroons  
Blackbrook royalsAwayBlackbrook 12 Wigan st Jude’s 52
Wigan st Jude’s maroons travelled across to St. Helens to play Blackbrook royals the game went of. With a great start Lewis Baker hitting the Blackbrook line and going over for his first try, then judes defended for there, life tackle after tackle. Blackbrook could not get through the st Jude’s brick wall turn over to judes were some great running from Harry Wiswell and Meallan Ward set us up for a shift going through hands to put Louie Skellon in for his first try. St Jude’s defence stood firm Blackbrook being made to work in there attack but st Jude’s defence stood strong yet again. It was st judes ball were Freddie Selby got us forward
With Jake Critchley making good yards before the ball went to Liam Wood who took the ball to the line and sent a great pass to Meallan Ward who went down the wing to
Score a great all round st Jude’s try. After the break it was one way traffic try’s from Louie Skellon Harry Wiswell Lewis baker Oliver Williams Jude’s we’re in control but Blackbrook did not give in we’re Arron Barker put some great tackles in and stopped the Blackbrook attack, then saw Freddie Selby make good yards and a great jinking run from Arron Barker before Oliver Williams flew on to the Ball to go over for his second of the try of the game. Blackbrook just could not break down the st Jude’s defence with some fantastic defence putting the Blackbrook player in to touch turn over Jude’s ball were Lewis Baker caught the ball smashed through the Blackbrook defence to go the full length of the field.

Outstanding effort from the boys really impressed with some great comments from the Blackbrook coaches saying each and every player played from there heart and determination shone through. Well done boy!!!!

A great performance from the Blackbrook team who’s heads never went down and showed courage they are a credit to the club, played with great spirits. Also thanks to the coaches and parents.

Opposition Man Of The match Oliver Williams

Man Of The Match
Meallan Ward

Parents Player
Jake Critchley

Top Tackler
Freddie Selby

Outstanding Effort
Aaron Barker

Outstanding Effort
Harry Wiswell
Under 8’s - Golds  
Under 7’s  
Heysham AtomsAway23-18
Captain - Lola. Try scorers - Ethan 3 Jack 3 Sam 4 Kian 1 George 3 Blake 5 Charlie 1 Lewie 1 Greyson 1 Archie 1 Harrison 1. Trophy winners - Jack, Caden, Blake, Sam, George.


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