Under 19s: Wigan 52 London 10
Posted by Bilko on March 20 2016 - 12:20

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Wigan Under 19s v London Under 19s - Academy Championship
Saturday 19th March 2016. Kick Off 2:00pm at Orrell Training Ground.

Match Summary

This was a much smoother performance against London than had been seen the previous weekend against Widnes by Wigan Under 19s.

Coach Matty Peet made seven changes to the side with Tom Davies, Josh Woods, Max Dudley, Caine Barnes, Jack Wells, Macauley Davies and Kyle Shelford all dropping out replaced by Craig Mullen, James Barran, Paddy Jones, Sam Adejumo, Oliver Russell, Sam Brady and Ben Kilner.

The difference this week was far less ball finding the ground and perhaps a more cohesive half back combination this time.

Early tries from James Worthington and Liam Paisley had Wigan 10-0 up but London responded with a try from Jordan Williams for 10-4 after 20 minutes.

Wigan found two further scores in the next ten minutes with Craig Mullen and James Barran crossing for a 22-4 score than carried to half time.

The game quickly went away from London at the start of the second half with a quick fire double from Josh Ganson taking the score to 34-4 within four minutes. Second tries of the game for Paisley and Worthington then had Wigan 46-4 up by the 55th Minute.

It looked ominous that real embarrassment could be inflicted on London by this point but they managed to hang in and only conceded one further try. That was scored by Jake Moore for 52-4 and the only score in the final 17 minutes was finished by London in the right corner as Gidds Boafa scored. They converted than for a final score of 52-10.

After a previous away game at Huddersfield was postponed, the 19s haven't played away yet but with 5 points out of 6 at home so far, they now take their unbeaten start to consecutive away games at Bradford, Castleford and Salford. They are next at Orrell on April 23rd v Wakefield.

Team Sheets

- Wigan Position London 1
1 James Worthington Full Back Cal Whitcombe 1
5 Liam Paisley

Right Wing

Gidds Boafa 2
4 Paddy Casey Centre Cam Pearce Paul 3
3 Jack Higginson Centre Josh Raqid 4
2 Craig Mullen Left Wing Fred Dodd 5
6 James Barran* Stand Off Rhys Joel 6
7 Lewis Heckford Scrum Half James Meadow 7
8 Paddy Jones Prop Cal Bustin 8
9 Josh Ganson Hooker Matty Davies 9

Callum Field


Atu Laqeerabua

11 Jake Moore 2nd Row Dan Hindmarsh 11
12 Sam Kibula 2nd Row Jordan Williams 12
13 Oliver Partington L.Forward Saqid Adibyi 13
14 Sam Adejumo Substitute George Moone 14
15 Oliver Russell Substitute Max Savage 15
16 Sam Brady Substitute Rob Butler 16
17 Ben Kilner Substitute Lewis Bilner 17
- Matty Peet Coach Jamie Langley -

*Wigan 6. James Barran changed to shirt 19 after a blood injury.

Score Sheet

Wigan Under 19s 52


London Under 19s 10

Tries (9):
James Worthington 2
Liam Paisley 2
Craig Mullen
James Barran
Josh Ganson 2
Jake Moore


Tries (2):
Jordan Williams
Gidds Boafa

Jake Moore 5/6
Jack Higginson 3/3
--- Goals:
Rhys Joel 1/2

Scoring and Incident Pattern

8th Minute Wigan 04 London 00 Try: James Worthington
Wigan 06 London 00 Conversion: Jake Moore (1/1)
12th Minute Wigan 10 London 00 Try: Liam Paisley
Wigan 10 London 00 Missed Conv: Jake Moore (1/2)
18th Minute Wigan 10 London 04 Try: Jordan Williams
Wigan 10 London 04 Missed Conv: Rhys Joel (0/1)
21st Minute Wigan 14 London 04 Try: Craig Mullen
Wigan 16 London 04 Conversion: Jack Higginson (1/1)
28th Minute Wigan 20 London 04 Try: James Barran
Wigan 22 London 04 Conversion: Jack Higginson (2/2)
Half Time Wigan Under 19s 22 London Broncos 04
41st Minute Wigan 26 London 04 Try: Josh Ganson
Wigan 28 London 04 Conversion: Jack Higginson (3/3)
44th Minute Wigan 32 London 04 Try: Josh Ganson (2)
Wigan 34 London 04 Conversion: Jake Moore (2/3)
50th Minute Wigan 38 London 04 Try: Liam Paisley (2)
Wigan 40 London 04 Conversion: Jake Moore (3/4)
55th Minute Wigan 44 London 04 Try: James Worthington (2)
Wigan 46 London 04 Conversion: Jake Moore (4/5)
62nd Minute Wigan 50 London 04 Try: Jake Moore
Wigan 52 London 04 Conversion: Jake Moore (5/6)
76th Minute Wigan 52 London 08 Try: Gidds Boafa
Wigan 52 London 10 Conversion: Rhys Joel (1/2)
Full Time Wigan Under 19s 38 Widnes Under 19s 22


Liam Moore