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11th April 1959: Leigh 0 Wigan 5
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 05 2012 - 03:03
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Leigh 0 Wigan 5 - Saturday 11th April 1959
Venue: Station Road, Swinton
Competition: Challenge Cup Semi Final
Kick Off: 3:00pm


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


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

WiganlTries:l Mick Sullivan
WiganlGoals:l Fred Griffiths 1

LeighlBacks:l 1. Hewitt, 2. Atherton, 3 Hoskins, 4. Fisher, 5. Callaghan, 6. Davies, 7. Fallon
LeighlForwards:l 8. Robinson, 9. Tabern, 10. Owen, 11. Hurt, 12. Martyn, 13. Dickens

LeighlTries:l (None)
LeighlGoals:l (None)

Wigan reportedly dominated this Semi Final at Swinton despite the narrow scoreline. Wigan dominated the first half but wasted their first chance when Eric Ashton was called back on a break because the past to him from Roy Evans had been forward. They did find a lead though in the 15th Minute with Rees Thomas dummying before slipping a pass to send Mick Sullivan over. Later a rare Leigh attack had been halted by Sullivan being left prone "for dead" in back play. He was stretchered off after four minutes of treatment, which reduced Wigan temporarily to 12 men, but returned to the field five minutes later. Leigh during the game attempt six penalty goals, all of which missed, whilst Fred Griffiths kicked one second half to put Wigan 5-0 ahead. This proved enough despite him also missing three penalties during the contest.

Half Time:l Leigh 0 Wigan 3
Referee:l M.Coates (Pudsey)

1958-1959 Challenge Cup Semi Final Results

Saturday 11th April 1959
Featherstone Rovers 5 Hull 15 (at Odsal Stadium, Bradford)
Leigh 0 Wigan 5 (at Station Road, Swinton)

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