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10th August 1997: Sheffield 24 Wigan 22

Sheffield Eagles v Wigan Warriors - 1997 Super League II Round 18.
Sunday 10th August 1997. Kick Off 6:30pm at Don Valley Stadium.

Match Report from www.theboltonnews.co.uk

Wigan still have the stars but are not shining as brightly as they have in the past.

The summer slump continued with a third successive Super League defeat and only their second ever loss to Sheffield.

The Warriors certainly didn't dazzle and Hughes appears at a loss to explain his side's inconsistency.

They had the ability to win at a canter but a combination of unforced errors, sloppy defence and lack of organisation contributed to a woeful display.

The Warriors led 8-0 after 20 minutes but 'switched off' and trailed 10-8 by the interval. In the second-half they again took the lead only to see a more committed Eagles outfit clinch a deserved victory.

A dejected coach Eric Hughes summed it up when he said: "We dominated the first-half but eased up in the latter stages and somehow found ourselves behind.

"Sheffield didn't do anything special, but didn't make the mistakes we did. They played out their set of six and put us under pressure with a good kicking game."

It took Wigan only six minutes to unlock the Eagles defence when Tony Smith slipped the ball inside to Andy Farrell and an overhead pass put Andy Johnson in at the corner. In the 19th minute Farrell again combined with Johnson this time for Darryl Cardiss to nip over.

Eagles hit back when Mark Aston added two penalties before Danny McAllister crossed. Henry Paul jinked his way over but Willie Morgansen and Martin Wood crossed twice and Aston added three goals. Gary Connolly nipped over for a try and Farrell goaled but it was much too late.

To add to Wigan's problems Stuart Lester dislocated his shoulder, Smith aggravated a side strain and Terry O'Connor a shoulder injury.

Wigan: Cardiss, Johnson A, Connolly, Radlinski, Robinson, Paul, Smith, Cowie, Cassidy, O'Connor, Haughton, Lester, Farrell. Subs: Clarke (for Lester 29),Holgate (for O'Connor HT), Hansen (for Cowie 64), Johnson P (for Smith 41).

Sheffield Tries: Willie Morganson, Danny McAllister, Martin Wood. Goals: Mark Aston 6.

Wigan Tries: Daryl Cardiss, Gary Connolly, Andy Johnson, Henry Paul. Goals: Andy Farrell 3.

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Attendance: 3,250

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