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31st August 2003: Halifax 12 Wigan 68
Halifax v Wigan Warriors Tetley's Super League VIII Round 25
Sunday 31st August 2003. Kick Off 3:00pm at The Shay
CherryandWhite.co.uk Match Report by Rebecca Smith
Mike Gregory continued to make his case for the top job with an impressive win over already relegated Halifax, which showed glimpses of creative attack likely to see them progress well into the play-offs.

Halifax opened the scoring when Lee Greenwood intercepted a sloppy O'Loughlin pass and raced 60 metres to score. Liam Finn added the conversion but it wasn't long before Wigan took charge.

Gareth Hock scored after a probing run from Luke Robinson. Danny Tickle scored Wigan's second thanks to a deft pass from Mark Smith. Tickle, deputising for the rested Farrell, converted those tries and the five other Wigan chalked up by half-time.

Dallas got the Warrior's next after great strong running from Quentin Pongia. Moments later another former Halifax player, David Hodgson scored on the left.

Wigan's next three tries came from kicks, an area of play that has distinctly improved since Gregory took charge. Robinson went over next to the sticks after collecting his own chip. Dallas took his second try after Kris Radlinski read perfectly Robinsons kick over. The Great Britain full back went over himself next, that time courtesy of a Robinson's kick.

Halifax were first to score again in the second half. Liam Finnerty finishing off a flowing move and sustained pressure on the Wigan line. Finn again converted.

But when Brian carney intercepted a Johnny Lawless pass and raced 90 metres the Warriors were back in control.

Carney brought up the half-century when he caught Radlinski's high kick and touched down in the corner.

Dallas went over for his hat-trick and Paul Johnson and Radlinski also grabbed late scores. Tickle ended with ten goals from 12 attempts.
Team Sheets

Halifax

Warriors

No.
Player
Pos No.
Player
5 Lee Finnerty Full Back 1 Kris Radlinski
2 Lee Greenwood Wing 5 Brian Carney
21 Chris Norman Centre 18 Martin Aspinwall
15 Ryan Clayton Centre 14 David Hodgson
30 Rikki Sheriffe Wing 2 Brett Dallas
14 Liam Finn Stand Off 15 Sean O'Loughlin
7 Sean Penkywicz Scrum Half 20 Luke Robinson
25 Neil Harmon Prop 30 Quentin Pongia
9 Johnny Lawless Hooker 17 Mark Smith
29 Byron Smith Prop 10 Craig Smith
18 Jaymes Chapman 2nd Row 4 Paul Johnson
12 Andy Brocklehurst 2nd Row 12 Danny Tickle
24 Wayne Corcoran L.Forward 23 Gareth Hock
10 Paul Davidson Sub 11 Mick Cassidy
23 Ged Corcoran Sub 19 Stephen Wild
27 Chris Maye Sub 22 Shaun Briscoe
31 Brad Attwood Sub 28 Nick Graham
Score Sheet
Halifax   12-68 Wigan Warriors

Tries:
Lee Greenwood (2)
Lee Finnerty (45)

Tries:
Gareth Hock (6)
Danny Tickle (11)
Brett Dallas 3 (17, 33, 67)
David Hodgson (23)
Luke Robinson (26)
Kris Radlinski 2 (37, 78)
Brian Carney 2 (48, 53)
Paul Johnson (75)

Goals:
Liam Finn 2

Goals:
Danny Tickle 10

Match Info

Half Time: 6-42 Wigan
Match Attendance: 2,543
Referee: Ashley Klein (Australian - born London)
Cherry and White.co.uk Star Man: Craig Smith

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