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Wigan RL History - 1897-98 Season
Click to View: 1896-1897 Season or 1898-1899 Season

To make the game more exciting, the NU abolishes the line-out and reduces value of all goals to two points. Tries worth three points.

Wigan Final League Position: 6th in Lancashire Senior Competition
Lancashire League Champions:
Oldham
Challenge Cup Winners: Batley (7-0 v Bradford)

1897-98 Northern Rugby Football Union - Lancashire Senior Competition CC = Challenge Cup
Date Opposition Venue Resultl Tries Goals
Sat 4 Sept Widnes Away Lost 02-11 - Dixon 1
Sat 11 Sept Swinton Away Lost 02-25 - Dixon 1
Sat 18 Sept Warrington Home Won 03-00 Holmes -
Sat 25 Sept Morecambe Away Lost 02-08 - John Winstanley 1
Sat 2 Oct St Helens Home Lost 07-17 Rhoden Dixon 1, John Winstanley 1
Sat 9 Oct Tyldesley Away Lost 00-03 - -
Sat 16 Oct Leigh Home Won 08-05 Blackburn, Rhoden Dixon 1
Sat 23 Oct Oldham Away Lost 00-09 - -
Sat 30 Oct Salford Home Won 06-00 Peet, Timoney -
Sat 6 Nov Broughton Rangers Home Won 03-02 Rhoden -
Sat 13 Nov Rochdale Hornets Away Won 07-05 Rigby Jago 1, Timoney 1
Sat 27 Nov Morecambe Home Won 13-03 Timoney 2, Turner Dixon 1, Jago 1
Sat 4 Dec Broughton Rangers Away Lost 02-05 - Timoney 1
Sat 18 Dec Warrington Away Lost 00-08 - 0
Sat 25 Dec Tyldesley Home Won 03-02 Peet -
Abandoned After 20 Mins Due to Frost. Result Stood*
Mon 27 Dec Salford Away Lost 02-08 - Walkden 1
Sat 1 Jan Widnes Home Lost 02-08 - Dixon 1
Sat 8 Jan Stockport Away Won 06-04 Timoney 2 -
Sat 15 Jan Rochdale Hornets Home Won 17-00 Dixon, Robinson, Rhoden, John Winstanley, Jago Dixon 1
Sat 22 Jan St Helens Away Lost 08-09 Rhoden, Jago John Winstanley 1
Sat 29 Jan Oldham Home Lost 00-05 - -
Sat 5 Feb Runcorn Away Won 13-12 Rhoden 3 John Winstanley 2
Sat 12 Feb Leigh Away Lost 00-05 - -
Sat 26 Feb CC R1: Castleford Away Lost 02-18 - Timoney 1
Fri 8 April Stockport Home Draw 05-05 B.Halliwell Dixon 1
Mon 11 Apr Swinton Home Lost 00-14 - -
Sat 16 April Runcorn Home Won 13-00 Timoney 2, Blackburn Dixon 1, Rigby 1

*The pitch was frozen and the fixture postponed but the clubs agreed to play a friendly match instead.
*The match was played in farcical conditions but the result was later ordered to stand as a league result, despite only 20 Minutes being played.

1897-1898 Team Sheets
aalaDatealaa Opponent Resultl 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Sat 4 Sept Wid (A) L02-11 Collier Timoney Walkden Jago DixonlG B.Halliwell Foster Perkins Benson J.Brown Blackburn Catterall Walsh Rigby

Peet

Sat 11 Sept Swin (A) L02-25 JoelWinstanley Timoney Holmes Jago Robinson DixonlG Walkden Collier Benson J.Brown Yates Catterall Walsh Rigby

Peet

Sat 18 Sept Warr (H) W03-00 JoelWinstanley Rhoden HolmeslT Jago Robinson Dixon Walkden Collier Benson Blackburn Yates Catterall Walsh Rigby

Webster

Sat 25 Sept More (A) L02-08 JohnlWinstanleylG Rhoden Hughes Jago Holmes Dixon Walkden Collier Peet Robinson Yates Catterall Walsh Rigby

Webster

Sat 2 Oct St H (H) L07-17 JoelWinstanley RhodenlT JohnlWinstanleylG Jago Slevin DixonlG Foster Brown Peet Robinson Yates Catterall Walsh Rigby

Webster

Sat 9 Oct Tyld (A) L00-03 Peet JohnlWinstanley Foster Jago Robinson Dixon B.Halliwell Brown Williams Collier Yates Blackburn Walsh Rigby

Webster

Sat 16 Oct Leigh (H) W08-05 JohnlWinstanley RhodenlT Foster Dwyer Robinson DixonlG Goodwin Brown JoelWinstanley Collier Yates BlackburnlT Walsh Rigby

McCarthy

Sat 23 Oct Old (A) L00-09 JohnlWinstanley Timoney Walkden Dwyer Rhoden Dixon Goodwin Brown JoelWinstanley Turner Yates Blackburn Peet Rigby

McCarthy

Sat 30 Oct Salf (H) W06-00 JohnlWinstanley TimoneylT Walkden Dwyer Rhoden B.Halliwell Foster Brown JoelWinstanley Turner Yates Blackburn PeetlT Rigby

McCarthy

Sat 6 Nov Bro (H) W03-02 JohnlWinstanley Timoney Walkden Dwyer RhodenlT B.Halliwell Goodwin Brown JoelWinstanley Turner Yates Robinson Peet Rigby

McCarthy

Sat 13 Nov Roch (A) W07-05 JohnlWinstanley TimoneylG JagolG Dwyer Rhoden B.Halliwell Goodwin Brown JoelWinstanley Turner Yates Robinson Peet RigbylT

McCarthy

Sat 27 Nov More (H) W13-03 JohnlWinstanley TimoneylT2 JagolG Dwyer Rhoden DixonlG Goodwin Brown JoelWinstanley TurnerlT Yates Robinson Peet Rigby

McCarthy

Sat 4 Dec Bro (A) L02-05 JohnlWinstanley TimoneylG Jago Dwyer Rhoden B.Halliwell Goodwin Brown Blackburn Turner Yates Robinson Peet Rigby

McCarthy

Sat 18 Dec Warr (A) L00-08 JohnlWinstanley Timoney Jago Dwyer Rhoden B.Halliwell Walkden Brown Blackburn Turner Yates Robinson JoelWinstanley Rigby

McCarthy

Sat 25 Dec Tyld (H) W03-02 JohnlWinstanley Timoney Walkden Dwyer Rhoden Dixon B.Halliwell Brown Blackburn Turner Yates Robinson JoelWinstanley Rigby

PeetlT

Mon 27 Dec Salf (A) L02-08 JohnlWinstanley Timoney WalkdenlG Jago Robinson Dixon B.Halliwell Brown Blackburn Turner Yates Spence W.R.Brown Rigby

Peet

Sat 1 Jan Wid (H) L02-08 JohnlWinstanley Timoney Walkden Jago Gainey DixonlG B.Halliwell Brown Blackburn Turner Yates Spence James Rigby

McCarthy

Sat 8 Jan Stock (A) W06-04 JohnlWinstanley TimoneylT2 Walkden Dwyer Gainey Dixon B.Halliwell Brown Blackburn Turner Yates Robinson Peet Rigby

McCarthy

Sat 15 Jan Roch (H) W17-00 JohnlWinstanleylT Timoney JagolT Dwyer RhodenlT DixonlTlG B.Halliwell Brown JoelWinstanley Turner Yates RobinsonlT Peet Rigby

McCarthy

Sat 22 Jan St H (A) L08-09 JohnlWinstanleylG Gainey JagolT Dwyer RhodenlT Dixon B.Halliwell Brown JoelWinstanley Turner Jones Robinson Peet Rigby

McCarthy

Sat 29 Jan Old (H) L00-05 JohnlWinstanley Gainey Jago Dwyer Rhoden Dixon B.Halliwell Brown JoelWinstanley Turner Yates Robinson Peet Rigby

McCarthy

Sat 5 Feb Runc (A) W13-12 JohnlWinstanleylG2 Timoney Gainey Dwyer RhodenlT3 Dixon B.Halliwell Brown JoelWinstanley Turner Yates W.R.Brown Peet Rigby

McCarthy

Sat 12 Feb Leigh (A) L00-05 JoelWinstanley Timoney Walkden Jago Gainey Dixon B.Halliwell Brown JoelWinstanley Turner Yates W.R.Brown Peet Rigby

McCarthy

Sat 26 Feb Cas (A) L(CCR1) JoelWinstanley TimoneylG Rhoden Jago Gainey Dixon B.Halliwell Brown Blackburn Turner Yates Robinson Peet Rigby

McCarthy

Fri 8 Apr Stock (H) D05-05 Peet Timoney Dwyer Jago Robinson DixonlG B.HalliwelllT Brown Blackburn Turner Yates Robinson Walsh Rigby

McCarthy

Mon 11 Apr Swin (H) L00-14 Peet Timoney Dwyer Jago Robinson Dixon B.Halliwell Brown Blackburn Turner Yates W.R.Brown Walsh Rigby

McCarthy

Sat 16 Apr Runc (H) W13-00 Peet TimoneylT2 Walkden Jago DixonlG Dwyer B.Halliwell Brown BlackburnlT Turner Yates W.R.Brown Hughes RigbylG

McCarthy

Top Try Scorers

Player

Tries
Billy Rhoden 8
John Timoney 7
Jack Blackburn 2
Billy Halliwell 2
Percy Jago 2
E Peet 2
Frank Dixon 1
J Holmes 1
George Rigby 1
J Robinson 1
P Turner 1
John Winstanley 1

Top Goal Scorers

Player

Tries
Frank Dixon 9
John Winstanley 5
John Timoney 3
Percy Jago 2
Jimmy Walkden 1
George Rigby 1

Lancashire Senior Competition

 1 Oldham               26 23  1  2  -  295   94       47
 2 Swinton              26 20  3  3  -  321   83       43
 3 Widnes               26 19  1  6  -  251  114       39
 4 Salford              26 16  3  7  -  275  182       33*
 5 Broughton Rangers    26 13  4  9  -  183  108       30
 6 Wigan                26 11  1 14  -  124  173       23
 7 Leigh                26 11  2 13  -  176  170       22*
 8 St Helens            26 10  2 14  -  161  192       22
 9 Warrington           26 10  2 14  -  131  178       22
10 Runcorn              26  9  2 15  -  142  184       20
11 Stockport            26  8  2 16  -  154  253       18
12 Tyldesley            26  8  1 17  -  111  281       17
13 Rochdale Hornets     26  7  0 19  -  146  247       14
14 Morecambe            26  4  2 20  -   74  285       10
  * Salford and Leigh each had 2 points deducted for
    fielding an ineligible player.
                                  

Yorkshire Senior Competition

 1 Hunslet              30 22  4  4  -  327  117       48
 2 Bradford             30 23  2  5  -  319  139       48
 3 Batley               30 17  3 10  -  234  111       37
 4 Halifax              30 16  3 11  -  193  164       35
 5 Manningham           30 15  4 11  -  276  181       34
 6 Castleford           30 16  1 13  -  256  208       33
 7 Wakefield Trinity    30 16  1 13  -  248  214       33
 8 Leeds Parish Ch      30 15  1 14  -  187  213       31
 9 Leeds                30 13  4 13  -  186  171       30
10 Huddersfield         30 12  3 15  -  208  170       27
11 Hull                 30 11  4 15  -  192  187       26
12 Bramley              30 11  4 15  -  156  199       26
13 Brighouse Rovers     30  9  5 16  -  143  172       23
14 Holbeck              30 11  0 19  -  171  310       22
15 Heckmondwike         30  9  2 19  -  148  315       20
16 Liversedge           30  3  1 26  -   76  449        7
                                  


Championship Playoff:

    Hunslet 5 beat Bradford 2.
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