Matty Ashurst

OVERALL STATISTICS

BIRTHAGESIGNED ONFROMDEBUTLAST MATCHLEFT
01-11-1989
27
Date unknown.
Chorley Panthers ARL
13-03-2009 v Salford City Reds
Harlequins RL
2011- Salford City Reds
CAREERAPPEARANCES (SUBS)TRIESGOALSDGOALSPTS
2009-
60 (44)
10
0
0
40

BIOGRAPHY

The 2009 season proved to be a roller coaster season for the Saints. The ride however, ultimately ended in disappointment as the Saints trophy cabinet was laid bare for the first time since the 2003 campaign. Some sparkling performances were punctuated with below par matches as the club shaped a new team for the future and youth was given its head.

Wigan-born Matty made his debut in the home league over Salford City Reds in March 2009. This started a creditable run of opportunities in the first team that saw Matty amass 20 appearances in a season that heralded his arrival on the first team scene. He scored his first try for the club in the 66 points to 6 demolition of Gatesgead Thunder in the Challenge Cup sixth round.

The 2010 season finished with an empty trophy cabinet at the Saints but the side creditably made it to the Challenge Cup Semi Final and a fifth successive Grand Final. Matty turned in some excellent performances to maintain his presence in the Saints setup.

The 2011 season was a real roller coaster for all the team. Not only had the club got to contend with playing all their home matches at Widnes, following the sale of Knowsley Road, but a series of injuries threatened to derail the quest for silverware.

Nevertheless the players responded magnificently by reaching an eleventh consecutive Challenge Cup Semi-Final and a record breaking sixth successive Grand Final. However, a sour taste of disappointment featured as the Saints lost to Wigan in the Challenge Cup and Leeds came back strongly in the last twenty minutes of the Grand Final to dampen the spirits. The season was marked by the emergence of young players who cemented their positions in the first team and demanded their inclusion in the big games.

Matty ended his career at the Saints having scored 9 tries in 60 matches with years ahead of him in the sport. His strong running and hard graft in defence promised a sound future for his new club, the Salford City Reds. Sure enough, he went on to make 68 appearances for them, scoring 11 tries, before joining Wakefield Trinity Wildcats for the start of the 2015 campaign. An eminently reliable and consistent performer, Matty has had a rewarding career in Super League.

SEASON STATISTICS

Season (Official Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
2009 1 0 0 20
2010 5 0 0 24
2011 4 0 0 16
TOTALS:10 0 0 60
Season (Other Matches)TriesGoalsDGoalsMatches
2009 2003
2010 0002
TOTALS:2005

ALL MATCHES

DatePosOpponentsCompSeasonVenueFTFTOTGDGNPS**
27th Dec 2008 L 14 Widnes Vikings * Fr 2009 H 26 28 1 V
18th Jan 2009 W 21 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats * Fr 2009 H 26 22 1 V
1st Feb 2009 W 19 Widnes Vikings * Fr 2009 A 54 6 V
13th Mar 2009 W 17 Salford City Reds SL 2009 H 38 12 V
20th Mar 2009 W 17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2009 H 26 18 V
27th Mar 2009 W 17 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2009 A 42 18 V
5th Apr 2009 W 17 Leeds Rhinos CCC4 2009 A 22 18 V
9th Apr 2009 W 12 Wigan Warriors SL 2009 A 19 12 V
19th Apr 2009 W 17 Castleford Tigers SL 2009 A 68 22 V
24th Apr 2009 L 17 Bradford Bulls SL 2009 H 30 34 V
2nd May 2009 L 11 Wigan Warriors SL 2009 N 18 38 V
10th May 2009 W 17 Catalans Dragons CCC5 2009 H 42 8 V
16th May 2009 W 17 Catalans Dragons SL 2009 A 32 28 V
22nd May 2009 W 17 Harlequins RL SL 2009 H 22 12 V
30th May 2009 W 12 Gateshead Thunder CCC6 2009 A 66 6 1 V
5th Jun 2009 W 17 Hull FC SL 2009 A 30 6 V
12th Jun 2009 W 17 Castleford Tigers SL 2009 H 50 10 V
3rd Jul 2009 L 11 Salford City Reds SL 2009 A 10 20 V
17th Jul 2009 L 12 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2009 H 20 22 V
25th Jul 2009 W 17 Harlequins RL SL 2009 A 44 24 V
31st Jul 2009 W 17 Wigan Warriors SL 2009 H 10 6 V
16th Aug 2009 L 17 Hull KR SL 2009 A 10 26 V
21st Aug 2009 W 15 Huddersfield Giants SL 2009 H 12 10 V
19th Jan 2010 W 17 Widnes Vikings * Fr 2010 A 42 26 V
22nd Jan 2010 W 12 Halifax* Fr 2010 H 38 18 V
20th Feb 2010 W 17 Catalans Dragons SL 2010 A 42 12 V
26th Feb 2010 W 17 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2010 H 22 16 V
12th Mar 2010 W 17 Crusaders SL 2010 H 37 30 V
5th Apr 2010 W 12 Castleford Tigers SL 2010 A 52 18 V
10th Apr 2010 W 17 Harlequins RL SL 2010 A 32 24 V
17th Apr 2010 W 15 Toulouse Olympique RLCC4 2010 H 56 16 V
24th Apr 2010 W 17 Leeds Rhinos SL 2010 H 41 20 1 V
2nd May 2010 W 17 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2010 N 54 0 1 V
9th May 2010 W 17 Harlequins RL RLCC5 2010 A 30 10 V
15th May 2010 L 17 Salford City Reds SL 2010 A 34 42 V
21st May 2010 W 16 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2010 H 68 12 V
29th May 2010 W 11 Barrow Raiders RLCC6 2010 H 32 12 V
4th Jun 2010 L 15 Hull FC SL 2010 A 26 27 V
11th Jun 2010 W 14 Huddersfield Giants SL 2010 H 30 22 V
20th Jun 2010 W 16 Wigan Warriors SL 2010 A 26 24 V
25th Jun 2010 W 16 Salford City Reds SL 2010 H 58 34 1 V
3rd Jul 2010 L 15 Leeds Rhinos SL 2010 A 24 28 V
9th Jul 2010 L 11 Catalans Dragons SL 2010 H 20 30 V
18th Jul 2010 W 15 Harlequins RL SL 2010 H 32 18 V
25th Jul 2010 W 12 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats SL 2010 A 50 6 V
31st Jul 2010 W 12 Warrington Wolves SL 2010 A 26 24 1 V
7th Aug 2010 L 12 Leeds Rhinos RLCCSF 2010 N 28 32 V
13th Aug 2010 W 16 Bradford Bulls SL 2010 H 60 12 1 V
21st Aug 2010 W 16 Crusaders SL 2010 A 36 10 V
19th Mar 2011 W 16 Leeds Rhinos SL 2011 A 30 16 V
25th Mar 2011 W 16 Bradford Bulls SL 2011 H 28 16 V
1st Apr 2011 W 16 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2011 H 34 16 V
22nd Apr 2011 L 15 Wigan Warriors SL 2011 A 24 28 V
25th Apr 2011 W 12 Castleford Tigers SL 2011 H 22 20 V
2nd May 2011 D 11 Hull FC SL 2011 A 24 24 V
7th May 2011 W 15 Sheffield Eagles RLCC4 2011 H 52 26 V
14th May 2011 L 12 Huddersfield Giants SL 2011 A 18 40 1 V
22nd May 2011 W 12 Featherstone Rovers RLCC5 2011 H 70 0 1 V
27th May 2011 W 16 Crusaders SL 2011 H 28 12 V
17th Jun 2011 L 16 Wigan Warriors SL 2011 H 10 32 V
1st Jul 2011 W 16 Hull FC SL 2011 H 28 14 V
12th Aug 2011 W 17 Huddersfield Giants SL 2011 H 19 6 V
21st Aug 2011 L 16 Hull Kingston Rovers SL 2011 A 22 24 1 V
2nd Sep 2011 W 15 Salford City Reds SL 2011 H 31 6 1 V
10th Sep 2011 W 12 Harlequins RL SL 2011 A 34 16 V
*Unofficial Match. **Non Playing Sub.
CALCULATED APPEARANCES : OFFICIAL 55 OTHER 5 = 60
ACTUAL APPEARANCES (inc 44 Subs) = 60

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