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26th December 1958: St Helens 13 Wigan 9
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 04 2012 - 21:59
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St Helens 13 Wigan 9 - Boxing Day Friday 26th December 1958
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: League
Kick Off: 2:30pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Fred Griffiths, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Eric Ashton, 4. Keith Holden, 5. Mick Sullivan, 6. Bernard McGurrin, 7. Rees Thomas

WiganlForwards:l

8. Bill Bretherton, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Frank Collier, 11. Norman Cherrington, 12. Brian McTigue, 13. Roy Evans


WiganlTries:l Fred Griffiths
WiganlGoals:l Fred Griffiths 3

StlHelenslBacks:l 1. Glyn Moses, 2. Tom van Vollenhoven, 3. Duggie Greenall, 4. Peter Fearis, 5. Jan Prinsloo, 6. Brian Howard, 7. Alex Murphy
StlHelenslForwards:l 8. Ab Terry, 9. Tom McKinney, 10. Jimmy Measures, 11. Brian Briggs, 12. Dick Huddart, 13. Vince Karalius

StlHelenslTries:l Tom Van Vollenhoven 2, Jan Prinsloo
StlHelenslGoals:l Peter Fearis 2
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Summary:l

Wigan suffered a blow before kick off when Stand Off Dave Bolton was ruled out with a hand injury suffered in the Christmas Day victory over Salford. Saints took the lead when Tom van Vollenhoven outpaced Mick Sullivan for a score which led to a 5-0 lead after Peter Fearis converted. Wigan were under more pressure soon after but a kick from Fearis was returned by Fred Griffiths 75 metres for a Wigan try that he converted for 5-5. Before half time though, Alex Murphy send Van Vollenhoven over for a second try that went unconverted but still an 8-5 lead. Into the second half and two penalty goals from Griffiths had put Wigan 9-8 ahead but a converted try from Jan Prinsloo put Saints back into a 13-9 lead. That proved to be that with Saints going closest to adding to the scoring but Sullivan's "crash tackle" denied Van Vollenhoven a hat-trick.

Half Time:l St Helens 8 Wigan 5
Attendance:l 34,000
Referee:l R.L Thomas (Oldham)
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