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Who are Woolston Rovers

Woolston Rovers Rugby Club was founded at the Lido Country Club on Manchester Road, Woolston in 1959. The first game played by Woolston Rovers was against Cadishead in the 1960–61 season with Woolston losing 58–8. For the first two seasons Woolston had no pitch, and played all their games away from home. At the start of the third year they acquired a pitch in Victoria Park, where they played until they moved to Bennetts Recreation Ground, Padgate.

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WOOLSTON ROVERS SUPPORT FOURTH
‘BIKE RIDE FOR DARBS’

Woolston Rovers Rugby League Club are once again delighted to support the forthcoming ‘Bike Ride for Darbs’ event that is taking place on Saturday 15th June in memory of former Warrington Wolves star Paul Darbyshire who sadly passed away in 2011 after suffering from Motor Neurone Disease.

Paul’s wife Lyndsay, who is Team Manager of Rovers Under 15s said, “We will be staging our fourth bike ride in Paul's memory and to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. The bike riders will be setting off and finishing at Winwick Leisure Centre and it would be great if people could come along and support the riders.”

Rovers PRO Dave Whalley said, “We as a club are once again delighted to be able to support this fantastic event in memory of Paul. We are asking all of our club members to support this if they can by purchasing raffle tickets or making a donation to such a great cause. Lyndsay has been a very valued member of our club for several years now and we hope that the day will once again be a great success.”

If you would like to purchase raffle tickets please go to www.facebook.com/RideforDarbs/ for further information.

pictured Lyndsay Darbyshire with a photo of her husband Paul; and Paul's sons Harry (left) and Jack
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Junior Section Fixtures - Wednesday 12th June-Sunday 16th June 2019
(pitch allocation for home games subject to change depending on the weather)

WEDNESDAY 12th JUNE

RESULT:

Wigan St Patricks Under 15s 0 v Woolston Rovers Under 15s 38

SUNDAY 16th JUNE

Woolston Rovers Under 7s v Golborne Parkside Under 7s
Kick Off 11.45am, Hillock Lane Pitch D

Woolston Rovers Under 8s Golds v Halton Farnworth Hornets Under 8s
Kick Off 10.30am, Hillock Lane Pitch D

Woolston Rovers Under 9s Golds v Golborne Parkside Under 9s Golds
Kick Off 11.45am, Hillock Lane Pitch C

Woolston Rovers Under 11s Golds v Shevington Sharks Under 11s
Kick Off 11.45am, The Sadore Construction Field, Monks Sports Club

Woolston Rovers Under 12s Greens v Thatto Heath Crusaders Under 12s
Kick Off 10.30am, The Sadore Construction Field, Monks Sports Club

Woolston Rovers Under 13s v Thatto Heath Crusaders Under 13s
Kick Off 11.00am, Hillock Lane Pitch A

Portico Vine Under 14s v Woolston Rovers Under 14s

Orrell St James Under 15s v Woolston Rovers Under 15s

Leyland Warriors Under 16s v Woolston Rovers Under 16s

NO GAME

Woolston Rovers Under 8s Greens
Woolston Rovers Under 9s Greens
Woolston Rovers Under 10s
Woolston Rovers Under 11s Greens
Woolston Rovers Under 12s Golds
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Junior Section Results - Sunday 9th June 2019

Ashton Bears Under 7s 16 Woolston Rovers Under 7s 40

Tries: Daniel Dibben 2, Frankie O’Toole 2, Jack Williams, Daniel Jones, Lucas Charnley, Oliver Bellingham, Charlie Sampson, Charlie Wilson

Man of the Match: Riley Lyons
Opposition Man of the Match: Oliver Bellingham
Coaches Award: Sam Carters
Top Tackler: Daniel Jones

Wigan Spring View Under 8s 20 Woolston Rovers Under 8s Greens 56

Tries: George McCarthy 3, Conor Nadin 2, Charlie Bennett 2, Kian Muse 2, Carter Austin 2, Joseph Gallop, Samir Endean, Joshua Williams

Man of the Match: Olly Wrench
Opposition Man of the Match: Carter Austin
Coaches Award: Joshua Williams & Spencer Webster
Top Tackler: Bobby Corbett & Conor Nadin

Newton Storm Under 8s 32 Woolston Rovers Under 8s Golds 44

Tries: Harry Darbyshire 4, Olly Walker 4, Riley Matthews, Ewan Armstrong, Tom Brown

Man of the Match: Olly Walker
Opposition Man of the Match: Harry Darbyshire
Coaches Award: The Whole Team
Top Tackler: James Rogers

Woolston Rovers Under 9s Greens 16 Thatto Heath Crusaders Under 9s 24

Tries: Archie Kelly, Charlie Dobson, Finlay James, Sam Cain-Lewis

Man of the Match: Sam Cain-Lewis
Coaches Award: Taylor Forster & Finlay James

Woolston Rovers Under 10s 16 Halton Farnworth Hornets Under 10s 22

Tries: Kobe Sims 2, Reece Dobbs

Goals: Kobi Stevenson, Reece Dobbs

Man of the Match: Kobe Sims
Parents Man of the Match: Kobe Sims
Top Tackler: Reece Dobbs

Leigh East Under 11s 16 Woolston Rovers Under 11s Greens 40

Tries: Dan Stelfox 2, Layton Jupp 2, Tyler Wright 2, Jake Warburton

Goals: Jack Bramhall, Alex Richardson, Noel Rafferty, Dan Stelfox, Layton Jupp, Tyler Wright

Man of the Match: Layton Jupp
Coaches Award: Noel Rafferty
Top Tackler: Joshua Thornton

Woolston Rovers Under 11s Golds 20 Bank Quay Bulls Under 11s 18

Tries: Jackson Dillon 3, Leon Johnson

Goals: Samuel Dickinson, Alex Wilson

Man of the Match: Ellis Livesey
Opposition Man of the Match: Jackson Dillon
Coaches Award: Sam Green

Orrell St James Under 12s 6 Woolston Rovers Under 12s Greens 10

Tries: Ben Harrison, Ashton Lewis

Goals: Ben Harrison

Opposition Man of the Match: Ben Harrison
Parents Man of the Match: Oliver Polec & Jack McCarthy
Top Tackler: Jack McCarthy

Woolston Rovers Under 12s Golds 20 Rylands Tigers Sharks Under 12s 18

Tries: Reagan Higham, Ethan Jones, Jack Tilleke, Sean Chamberlain

Goals: Reagan Higham, Finn Atkinson

Man of the Match: Ethan Jones
Coaches Award: Sean Chamberlain

Woolston Rovers Under 13s v Salford City Roosters Under 13s - POSTPONED

Woolston Rovers Under 14s 14 Shevington Sharks Under 14s 40

Tries: Will Davenport 2, Alfie Kennedy

Goal: Danny Rowlands

Opposition Man of the Match: Danny Rowlands
Man of Steel: Will Lockwood
Coaches Award: Ben Owen
Top Tackler: Kyle Hickman & Alex Evans

Hindley Under 15s 0 Woolston Rovers Under 15s 46

Tries: Jack Darbyshire 2, Mike Butler, Jamie Reddecliff, Dan Houghton, Marley Noel-Kennedy, Bobby Geritas, Leo Zheng 2

Goals: Jack Darbyshire 4, Leo Zheng

Man of the Match: Jack Darbyshire
Opposition Man of the Match: Mike Butler

Cadishead Rhinos Under 16s 0 Woolston Rovers Under 16s 46

Tries: Ben Roberts 2, Connor Thorpe 2, Will Tilleke 2, Kyle Best, Mitch Clynes

Goals: Kyle Best 3, Connor Thorpe 4

Man of the Match: Declan Houghton
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WOOLSTON ROVERS ‘A’ 42 ECCLESTON LIONS 24

Woolston Rovers ‘A’ had to dig deep before moving clear to claim a hard fought victory over Eccleston Lions in the NWML Trophy at The Sadore Construction Field, Monks Sports Club on Saturday afternoon and move into the last eight of the competition.

Eccleston opened the scoring after six minutes when scrum half Simon Dingsdale raced through the Rovers defence to score. Stand off Alex Stuart converted but Woolston replied six minutes later when a smart offload from hooker Jack Inman found second row Kieran Sudlow and he forced his way over for a try on the right.

Shortly afterwards Rovers moved into the lead when a pass from stand off Olly Hands put loose forward Sean Withington through a gap to score on the left. Full back Alex Dunne converted and then just before the half hour mark Hands once again fed Withington who managed to twist in the tackle and score on the left.

Five minutes before the break Eccleston got themselves back into the game when prop forward Mark Keane found a gap in the Rovers line to score in the left corner. Stuart landed a touchline conversion to make the half time score 14-12 in rovers favour.

Six minutes into the second half a quick play the ball from Rovers substitute Lewis Kirkpatrick found Inman and he pushed himself over the line to score under the posts but seven minutes later a long pass out from Eccleston hooker Simon Reid found second row John Quirk and he scored in the left corner. Stuart added the conversion to level matters at 18-18.

The Rovers response was swift as a lovely ball from Inman sent Dunne away to score on the right. Withington converted and just after the hour a pass from Hands found Dunne linking into the line to score under the posts. Withington added the conversion.

Eccleston refused to lie down and centre Alun Tame managed to squeeze over in the right corner. Stuart converted superbly but virtually straight from the restart Rovers got possession and a quick ball from Inman put Withington over on the right for his hat trick. Withington added the conversion to his own try.

Six minutes from time Rovers ensured the win when the impressive Hands found Withington once again and he went over for his fourth try. He converted to complete an excellent 42-24 success for the Green & Gold men.

The Man of the Match was awarded to Rovers loose forward Sean Withington. He was very well supported by stand of Olly Hands and full back Alex Dunne.

After the game Rovers NCL Assistant Coach Rob Campbell, who took control for this game, said, “That was a tough game but the boys really stuck together and got the job done in the end. It wasn’t pretty at times and the driving rain didn’t help but we managed to gain momentum in the second half and score some terrific tries to make sure we got into the hat for the next round.”

ROVERS ‘A’

Alex Dunne, Dominic Walker, Louis Nixon, Nathan Evans, Daniel Farrell, Olly Hands, Louis Griffiths, Tom Harvey, Jack Inman, Ben Crewe, Simon Bishop, Kieran Sudlow, Sean Withington.

Subs: Kieran Moore, Lewis Kirkpatrick, Ryan Peters, Tom Fagan.
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WOOLSTON ROVERS 40 LEIGH EAST 16

Woolston Rovers produced arguably their best display of the season to gain a convincing victory over Leigh East in the Kingstone Press National Conference League Division Three at The Sadore Construction Field, Monks Sports Club on Friday evening.

Leigh East had centre Zac Nicholls sin binned in the second minute for a late challenge and from the resulting penalty prop forward John Welch was held up over the line but from the play the ball a short pass from hooker Ryan Brown put second row Alex Smith over wide out on the right. Scrum half Ben Dixon converted and four minutes later, whilst Leigh East were still down to twelve men, a 40/20 from stand off Theo Holt put Rovers in a great position and from the tap Brown slipped the ball out to Dixon who stretched out to score in the right corner and he landed a fine touchline conversion.

The visitors got off the mark after thirteen minutes when on the last tackle hooker Andrew Ball found centre James Noon and he managed to ground the ball over the line with four defenders on him but then just before the midway point of the half a lovely inside ball sent Rovers hooker Harry Files racing away to score at the right of the posts. Dixon added the conversion.

Shortly afterwards East were awarded a penalty close to the Rovers line and Ball combined with scrum half Jordan Hellam and stand off Adam Holland to find J Noon linking into the line to score wide out on the right. Holland converted but then right on the stroke of half time a great ball from Brown on the last tackle found substitute Nick Braide at speed to score at the side of the posts. Dixon added the conversion to make the half time score 24-10 in Rovers favour.

Four minutes into the second half Rovers substitute Josh Sudlow was held just short and a quick play the ball saw Brown find centre Lewis Hoarty charging through to power over wide out on the left. Dixon converted but then Rovers fumbled a high kick from Holland on the last tackle and J Noon pounced on the loose ball to score on the right and complete his hat trick. Holland added the conversion.

On the hour Rovers made the game safe when Brown and Holt combined well to find centre Justin Becker and he put winger Wil Maudsley over in the right corner and then two minutes from time Brown sent Welch careering down the middle on a thirty metre run and he found Dixon in support to score under the posts. Dixon added the conversion and although there was still time for Brown to be sin binned for striking it had no effect as Rovers ran out 40-16 winners.

The Man of the Match was awarded to Rovers in-form hooker Ryan Brown. He was very well supported by loose forward Harry Files, stand off Theo Holt, prop forward John Welch and scrum half Ben Dixon.

After the game Rovers Head Coach Mal Holt said, “That was a great win for us against a very physical Leigh East side; we needed to produce our best performance of the season against a quality side and that is what we did. Considering the weather wasn’t the greatest we played some great rugby and controlled the game throughout. I couldn’t be prouder of the lads, they did everything that Rob Campbell and I asked of them.”

ROVERS

Aaron Barber, Wil Maudsley, Justin Becker, Lewis Hoarty, Alex Dunne, Theo Holt, Ben Dixon, John Welch, Ryan Brown, Niall Toher, Dan Fearnley, Alex Smith, Harry Files.

Subs: Christian Taylor, Josh Sudlow, Cameron Davies, Nick Braide.
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