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Pre Season: Wigan Under 20s 42 London Skolars 1st Team 10
Posted by Bilko on January 29 2011 - 17:36

Wigan Under 20s v London Skolars 1st Team - Pre Season Friendly.
Saturday 29th January 2011. Kick Off 2:30pm at Co-Operative Stadium, Orrell.

Match Summary

Couldn't go today, so only hearing a second hand info, but Wigan raced away into a 30-0 lead in as many minutes before London Skolars finally began to play.

Skolars got a try back early second half and then scored the first try after the break to make it 30-10. Thoughts of a comeback were on the mind, especially considering Skolars had 25 players to call upon, compared to just 19 for Wigan.

At one point Wigan survived four consecutive sets of defence but in the end, Wigan ground out two tries in the final quarter to seal a pretty convincing 42-10 win.

Prop Dom Crosby on Twitter sums up the game by saying "Decent win for our first hit out together but gutted they got that many points! Season can't come soon enough...".  Well it begins at Bradford in three weekends time when they curtain raise the first team match, Kick Off 12:45pm.

Team Sheets

- Wigan Under 20s Position London Skolars -
1 Matt Russell Full Back James Anthony 1
2 Ryan King Winger Smokie Junior 2
3 Jamie Acton Centre Dave Arnot 3
4 Matt Cross Centre Luke May 4
5 Jack Murphy Winger Ade Adebisi 5
6 Chris Taylor Stand Off Jy-Mel Coleman 6
7 Sam Powell Scrum Half Dylan Skee 7
8 Dom Crosby Prop Tony Williams 8
9 Liam Carberry Hooker Sam Gee 9
10 Tom Spencer Prop Stephen Ball 14
11 Jack Hughes 2nd Row Jason Hart 11
12 Danny Bridge 2nd Row Matt Thomas 12
13 Greg Burke L.Forward Olly Purslow 13
15 John O'Donnell Substitute Gareth Honor 14
16 Kieron Harrison Substitute Saqib Muszard 15
17 Jayden Sandford Substitute James Simon 16
18 James Greenwood Substitute Dave McMeekan 17
19 Connor Farrell Substitute Aaron Small 18
- - Substitute Jared Riki 19
- - Substitute Austen Aggrey 20
- - Substitute Oliver Bloom 21
- - Substitute Olu Iwenofu 22
- - Substitute Guy Aldam 23
- - Substitute Aran Quinn 24
- - Substitute Danny Burke 25
- Darren Fletcher Coach Joe Mbu -

Score Sheet

Wigan Under 20s 42 --- London Skolars 10
Tries (7):
Dom Crosby
Sam Powell
Chris Taylor
Liam Carberry
Jack Hughes
Matt Crow
Danny Bridge
--- Tries (2):
Ade Adebisi
Luke May
Jack Murphy 1/1
Sam Powell 6/6
--- Goals:
Jy-Mel Coleman 1/2

Scoring and Incident Pattern

4th Minute Wigan 04 London 00 Try: Dom Crosby
- Wigan 06 London 00 Conversion: Jack Murphy (1/1)
17th Minute Wigan 10 London 00 Try: Sam Powell
- Wigan 12 London 00 Conversion: Sam Powell (1/1)
21st Minute Wigan 16 London 00 Try: Chris Taylor
- Wigan 18 London 00 Conversion: Sam Powell (2/2)
28th Minute Wigan 22 London 00 Try: Liam Carberry
- Wigan 24 London 00 Conversion: Sam Powell (3/3)
31st Minute Wigan 28 London 00 Try: Jack Hughes
- Wigan 30 London 00 Conversion: Sam Powell (4/4)
37th Minute Wigan 30 London 04 Try: Ade Adebisi
- Wigan 30 London 06 Conversion: Jy-Mel Coleman (1/1)
Half Time Wigan Under 20s 30 London Skolars 06
43rd Minute Wigan 30 London 10 Try: Luke May
- Wigan 30 London 10 J-M.Coleman Missed Conversion (1/2)
68th Minute Wigan 34 London 10 Try: Matt Crow
- Wigan 36 London 10 Conversion: Sam Powell (5/5)
76th Minute Wigan 40 London 10 Try: Danny Bridge
- Wigan 42 London 10 Conversion: Sam Powell (6/6)
Full Time Wigan Under 20s 42 London Skolars 10


Warren Turley (Leigh)

Penalties Against

Wigan 9 London Skolars 2

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