Match Reports - 23-24 Sept - 1st Oct 2023

02 Oct 2023 in Club News

Match Reports - 23-24 Sept - 1st Oct 2023 Match Reports - 23-24 Sept - 1st Oct 2023

Match Reports - 23-24 Sept - 1st Oct 2023

Wigan St Judes ARLFC – Match Reports
Saturday, 23 September 2023MastersClockfaceHome0-0Judes masters played their final game of the season down at Parsons Meadow against Clockface.

The conditions were great and some great rugby was on display.

Judes tries on the day came from Paul McCormick, Carl Ford, Ian Worthington, Chris Drench and Mike Hollis

Special mention to Ant Peers who made his Debut for Judes Masters
Sunday, 24 September 202311's - GoldsOrrell St JamesAway12 - 10St Judes Golds travelled over to Orrell for a derby game, both sides still getting used to the switch up to 13 a side. The game started with defences on top, it took till midway through the first half for Judes to take a 6-0 lead. This seemed to fire up Orrell even more than they were, responding with a quick try, 6-6. Towards the end of the first half a few mistakes crept in, which Orrell capitalised on, St Judes going in at half time 10-6 down. The second half started in the same vain as the first, with both defences on top. At this age and still learning the game there was some good rugby being played, 2 minutes left Judes went over to take a 12-10 lead. It took a big last set from Judes to keep Orrell out.
Credit to both teams for a good game and even more so for the discipline from both sets of players.

Try Scorers: Jaxon Gore + kick
Jacob Daven + kick

MOM: Jack Mason
Parents Player: Jaxon Gore
Opposition: Owen Collier
Best Effort: Reece Collier
Referee’s Award: Jacob Daven
Sunday, 24 September 2023NewbeesOrrell St JamesAway24-24A muddy pitch couldn’t dampen the Newbies spirit as a brilliant game of rugby unfolded. A massively improved performance and outstanding defence was on display it was really end to end and Judes goal line defence was on top form. Tries from Sam Y, Tyler B, William S and Rico A, who also picked up the coaches award as his effort was superb and he put himself everywhere both in attack and defence. Moment of the game has to be Harry taken a hard drive in and getting his arm free to offload and assist a try for Tyler showed real teamwork and smart play by Harry. Great effort newbies and we’re hoping for more of the same next week.
Sunday, 24 September 20237'sChorleyAway0-0The U7's had two away games this week and travelled in good numbers. The boys in both games showed great effort with very strong running and their organisation really starting to come together.

Game 1 was Chorley, Judes had to be at their best to get the result. Showing some strong defence against a big strong running team with some great individual and team tries. Tries in this game coming form Zac S, Owen F, Teddie R and Joey P. Opposition Player of the Match following a brilliant performance was Zac S and Coaches Awards going to Charlie D and George C well done to all of the boys!!

Game 2 saw the U7's take on a much improved Thatto Heath. Judes showcased a lot of offloads in this game and great ball handling. The effort from the boys in this game was brilliant and they gave everything they had right to the end. Tries coming from Jack R, Archie A, Cooper W, Thomas S and Harry G. Opposition Player of the Match following a sensational performance was Jack R and Coaches Award going to Christopher B for his superb defence against a big Thatto side.

All of the boys should be very proud of their performances this weekend. Well done boys, lets keep this going the last few weeks to the end of the season!
Sunday, 24 September 20239'sThatto heath / CrossfieldsAway8-8 at Thatto / 5-3 at CrossfieldsThatto game. A cracking end to end game of rugby ended in a 32-32 draw with both teams scoring 8 tries each.
Tries from Matthew Deluce, Billy Spowart 2, Josh Davies 3, Oscar Hart, Josh Unsworth.
Award winners
Oppositions MOM Billy Spowart
Parents MOM Jack Wadsworth
Coaches MOM Charlie Abram
Most improved Brandon McCabe
Best tackler Carter Hunter

Crossfields game won 20-12.
Jude’s put in a great defensive effort in this one conceding only 2 tries against a big strong Crossfields side until the last play of the game. 3 cracking long range efforts from Leon Hogan and a try a piece for Hogarth Ward and Josh Davies sealed the win for Judes.
Leon Hogan 3, Hogarth Ward 1, Josh Davies 1

Award winners
Oppositions MOM Leon Hogan
Parents MOM Luke Shelmerdine
Coaches MOM Harry Hunter
Sunday, 24 September 202313'sBlackpool ScorpionsAway34-4A very windy day at Blackpool caused both teams to struggle getting good field position with Judes playing against the wind in the first half. Judes displayed a level of bouncebackability that we would expect after last week's defeat and defended resolutely throughout the game.

Judes managed to break the deadlock 10 minutes in when Ethan Spence burst through the Blackpool defence to pass it to the supporting Wiktor Pieda who sprinted unopposed under the posts to score. Alfie English added the extras, 0-6.

The rest of the half remained scoreless, mainly due to the conditions on the day.

The second half saw Blackpool retrieve the ball from the kick off and build some pressure on the Judes line and got a try of their own.

This try did little to affect Judes fine attacking play and after sustained period of pressure on the Blackpool line Dylan Donnelly scored straight from the back of the scrum. Alfie English added the extras, 4-12.

Now Judes seemed to find an extra gear and passed the ball very swiftly which allowed Dylan Donnelly to hit the gap and score his second try under the posts, Alfie English converted,4-18.

Next to score was Jayden Crutchley, a typical direct run into the defence brought its rewards. Alfie English added the extras, 4-24.

From a Blackpool kick the Judes lads played with no fear and got the ball out wide to Fin Adair who sprinted the the length of the pitch to score in the corner, 4-28.

The final try of the game went Jayden Crutchley who once again backed himself to shatter the defensive line to score. Alfie English converted making the final score 4-34.
Sunday, 1 October 202310's - MaroonsWidnes Moorfield TigersHome-The U10s welcomed Widnes Moorfield Tigers down to Parsons Meadow on a very wet Sunday morning.

Judes started off receiving the ball, a great return from Joshua got us up the pitch. This made space for Jack to fly over to open the scoring for Judes, this was converted.

Judes had work to do in defence as Widnes returned the ball with some strong runs up the pitch to get close to the line. However, great defence from Judes forced the attacker out the field for a scrum to Judes.

From the scrum, a great ball from Jayden put Jay in to space, who rocketed up the pitch, he was tackled close to the line. The next play saw Dan step up and fly across the line for a try.

Next up we had a big run from Isaac who made his way on to the score sheet following some great work. The try was converted.

After this effort was a great team move, involving quite a few hands in the play to go from one side to the other and back again before Rylan got on the ball to finish the move off and complete his conversion.

We had some defending to do as Widnes worked back in to the game and up the pitch. Some great defensive efforts from Zak, Jacob, Ronnie and Zaine kept the Tigers at bay.

Jay was next on the score sheet to put some daylight in the score with a great effort, with the effort converted.

The second half saw the Tigers get on the score sheet with a strong effort from their attacker to force their way through the Judes defence, the effort wasn’t converted.

Isaac was soon on the score sheet again with another great effort, which Oscar duly converted.

As the game wore on the Tigers were knocking on the door again and putting our defence under pressure. Another strong effort over the line saw them add to their score, which was converted.

Judes were switched on and from the very next play the ball went to Jack who blistered through the opposition to fly over for an immediate reaction. The try was converted.

As the game drew to a close, Judes returned the ball following a turnover and Dan battled his way through a number of tackles to force his way over the line for the final try of the day. The conversion was missed.

On full time both teams showed appreciation for the opposition and said thanks to all the parents who came to see them play today in conditions that weren’t the best. Well done to both teams!

Players of the match
Coaches – Jack
Opposition - Rylan
Sunday, 1 October 202313'sPilkington Rec'sHome42-4A home fixture for St. Jude's today saw us entertain Pilkington Rec's. Wet conditions saw more errors from both teams than both would have liked but Jude's got to grips with em earlier than the opposition when Riley Atherton returned a kick to race 50m and score under the posts. Alfie English added the two to make it 6-0.

Jayden Crutchley burst line in typical fashion to race 50 metres and rounded full back on his way to score under the posts. Alfie English converted to make the score 12-0.

Pressure from Ellis Ramsdale at marker forced an error from Pilks, from the scrum saw Ethan Spence pick up the ball from back and used support runners effectively to dummy and score. Alfie English added the two,18-0.

Next came a bump in the road when Jude's conceded back to back penalties and allowed Pilks to exert some pressure on the Jude's line and score a try of their own.18-4.

The second half saw Jude's Michael Sedgewick collect a fine high ball catch on his own line and sprint 50m to ease pressure

Alfie English saw numbers on the right and spotted a gap in line to score 22-4.

Now Jude's had seemingly found their stride Dylan Donnelly received the ball from the scrum to break through Pilks defence and score. Alfie English added the extras 28-4.

A moment of magic saw Ellis Ramsdale bamboozle the markers and round the cover defence only to be tackled just short of the line, the ball was quickly passed right to left to allow Harley Bentham to score which was well deserved following a fine defensive effort, 32-4.

Wiktor Pieda with dancing feet had the defence at sea. Next play Alfie English passed wide to Fin Adair to power over 36-4.

The final try of the game and the oregano added to the dish came from another scrum, Dylan Donnelly put Riley in to a gap to score from 40 m . 42-4

Sunday, 1 October 2023NewbeesShevington SharksHome36-20Horrendous weather and a slippy conditions made for a fun game for the newbies today. First of all massive shout out to Declan and Nathan for volunteering to play for the opposition to make up numbers both lads give their absolute all with Declan getting an assist with a smart offload and Nathan bagged a try by pinning his ears back and going straight down the wing. A close game despite what the score line says tries were scored by Sam Y, Charlie D, Rico A and both Alfie L (on debut) and Tyler B both managed hat tricks. The newbies have now started throwing offloads into their game showing impressive skill and team work. Coaches award went to Zack L for a tough performance putting his body on the line to make more than his fair share of tackles and no matter how many times he was knocked over he got straight back up, a great spirited performance from the Newbies we hope to see more of the same.
Sunday, 1 October 202312's - GoldsHeysham AtomsAway12-34Judes playing 12 men, no subs, we travelled to sunny Heysham for a 1pm kick off.
Heysham kicks off the game, ball received by Paddy Kelly passed to Ryley Flynn pushing Judes forwards. Freddie Davies charged at the Heysham defence, continued by Ollie Caddick taking Judes closer to the try line.
Judes attack caused Heysham to knock-on, quickly picked up by Alfie Webster and another strong run from Freddie Davies.
Ryley Flynn darted straight out of scrum with a quick pass to Archie Unsworth who charged forward. Judes attack continued with strong runs by Ollie Caddick, Alfie Jennings and Freddie Davies again powering at the Heysham defence line.
Judes defence held strong with Declan Haskayne hitting hard tackle after tackle but Heysham managed to just push over the line for the first try of the game, conversion made.
Heysham 6 - Judes 0
Kick received by Paddy Kelly and Alfie Jennings pushed forward, an unfortunate knock-on saw Heysham have the ball but Judes strong defence force a forward pass by Heysham.
Judes scrum, Declan Haskayne charged Judes forwards, Ollie Caddick, Paddy Kelly and Tommy Shaw all charging against Heyshams defence, Ryley Flynn to the kick that bounced off Heysham into the hands of Declan Haskayne who powered forward continued by Thomas Atherton hitting the defence hard.
Amazing defence from Judes as Heysham pushed hard. Strong tackles from Spencer Parkinson, Tommy Shaw and Cameron Riley.
Fast passes out by Heysham caused them to slipped through in the top corner for their second try, conversion missed.
Heysham 10 - Judes 0
Kick received by Thomas Atherton who pushed forward, continued by another hard run by Freddie Davies, Alfie Jennings and Spencer Parkinson who powered into the Heysham defence pushing hard just short of the white wash.
Heysham pushed through and scored just before half time, conversion made.
Half time Haysham 16 - Judes 0
Judes started the second half strong and hit the Haysham defence head on with power runs from Freddie Davies and Ryley Flynn. A knock-on from Heysham gave the ball to Ryley Flynn who started to push forward, on to Spencer Parkinson continuing the momentum, on to Freddie Davies again with a power house run against the Heysham defence, the ball found the hands of Tommy Shaw, unwell and injured, he charged through to score Judes 1st try between the sticks. Conversion made by Declan Haskayne.
Heysham 16 - Judes 6.
Tackle after tackle by Ollie Caddick, Declan Haskayne and Tommy Shaw, Judes continued pushing but Heysham took advantage of Judes tiring lads and with some quick passes out to the wing found gaps in Judes defence and scored another 3 tries. Heysham 30 - Judes 6
Power runs from Declan Haskayne, Ryley Flynn, Cameron Riley and Freddie Davies put the white wash in sight, Alfie Webster charged on, off-loading to Ryley Flynn then Freddie Davies finishing just before the line.
3 consecutive strong tackles from Declan Haskayne kept the Heysham attack back but they managed to slip through on the wing to score a try.
Heysham 34 - Judes 6
Tired and determined Judes pushed on with runs from Paddy Kelly and some weaving from Archie Unsworth pushed us up the field forcing the Heysham defence back. A few mistakes from both teams saw the ball back in Judes hands. Kick caught by Ollie Caddick, pushed forward by Freddie Davies, on to Alfie Webster, focused and unstoppable weaved through Heyshams defence to score Judes 2nd try. Converted by Declan Haskayne.
Heysham 34 - Judes 12 - Full Time.
With a team of only 12 lads and one being poorly, today just wasn't Judes day but the Judes team showed great attitudes and sportsmanship. A team to be proud of!
MOM Freddie Davies
Opposition MOM Declan Haskayne
Top Tackler Declan Haskayne
Sunday, 1 October 202311's - GoldsHalton HornetsHome26-12A wet and muddy morning down at Judes today. Halton won the toss and chose to kick off, a little mistake by Jude’s resulted in a turn over which Halton capitalised on, spreading the ball out wide they found space and went over for a try, kick converted. 6-0 down, no talk needed, the boys knew what they needed to do, some good strong running from the forwards put us in a good position in Halton’s half, a weaving run across the field looking for a gap, Isaac spotted his chance, head down went over in the corner, with the new rules of kick from where you score, Jacob gave it his best shot narrowly missing to the left. 4-6 down, Judes spent most of the second half in Haltons half, again some good strong running from Judes, our centres/wingers taking over from the forwards saw Jacob go over the line, then beat another 2 players over the try line to get it down under the posts, kick converted 10-6 up. Halton did threaten on few occasions but the defence was too strong for them, a move that we practice in training finally came off, Jack kicked across field on the last tackle, inch perfect into the corner leaving our winger Ian diving on top to score.
Half time Judes up 14-6. Judes got the second half under way, Halton looked a lot fresher, moving the ball about, Jude’s defence again was up to it. Great work out wide by Jacob saw him going over the try line, don’t know what he was more pleased with, the try or the slide in the wet conditions under the posts. 20-6, credit Halton they didn’t give up and kept trying things, Jude’s with a bare 13 did begin to tire, but the fitness they always moan about is paying off. Andrew finished off Judes scoring with a powerful run putting Judes 26-6 up, Halton got a late consolation try. Final score 26-12.
Big thanks to Josh Holden for referring our game, handled it well.

Try’s Conversations
Jacob x2. Dalton
Ian x1. Jaxon
Andrew x1 Issac
Issac x1


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