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