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15th April 1961: Wigan 19 Halifax 10
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 07 2012 - 09:14
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Wigan 19 Halifax 10 - Saturday 15th April 1961
Venue: Station Road, Swinton
Competition: Challenge Cup Semi Final
Kick Off: 3:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Fred Griffiths, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Eric Ashton, 4. Geoff Bootle, 5. Frank Carlton, 6. Dave Bolton, 7. Terry Entwistle

WiganlForwards:l

8. John Barton, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Brian McTigue, 11. Frank Collier, 12. Geoff Lyon, 13. Roy Evans


WiganlTries:l Billy Boston 2, Geoff Bootle, Dave Bolton, Frank Carlton
WiganlGoals:l Fred Griffiths 2

HalifaxlBacks:l

1. Owen, 2. Williams, 3. Burnett, 4. Palmer, 5. Freeman, 6. Robinson, 7. Marchant

HalifaxlForwards:l

8. Fox. 9. Shaw, 10. Phillips, 11. Scroby, 12. Sparks, 13. Renilson


HalifaxlTries:l Freeman, Scroby
HalifaxlGoals:l Owen 2
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Summary:l

A week after meeting in the league, Wigan and Halifax met again in a Challenge Cup Semi Final played at Station Road in Swinton. Halifax had started brightly but failed to get points on the board. Then in the 17th Minute Brian McTigue produced a brilliant offload off the ground to Geoff Bootle who ran himself to score rather than passing to Frank Carlton. Fred Griffiths converted for 5-0. Later Billy Boston scored a converted try that helped Wigan to a 10-2 half time lead. Although Halifax found two tries second half, Wigan managed to get three and they controlled their own destiny throughout.

Half Time:l Wigan 10 Halifax 2
Referee:l L.Gant (Wakefield)

Television: Part Live Coverage on BBC Television during Grandstand. 3:15-3:30pm and 3:50-4:25pm. Commentator: Eddie Waring

1960-1961 Challenge Cup Semi Final Results

Saturday 15th April 1961
Hull 9 St Helens 26 (at Odsal Stadium, Bradford)
Wigan 19 Halifax 10 (at Station Road, Swinton)

BBC Television - Saturday 15th April 1961

1:00pm Grandstand including....
1:05, 2:05, 2:35 Amateur Boxing: Devon A.B.A v Didcot R.A.O.C
1:30, 3:05, 3:35, 4:25 Motor Racing at Oulton Park
2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30 Horse Racing from Newbury
3:15, 3:50 Rugby League: Halifax v Wigan
4:45 Sports Results
5:00pm The Range Rider
5:25pm Ask Mr. Pastry
5:50pm News, Today's Sport
6:00pm Juke Box Jury
6:30pm Dixon of Dock Green
7:00pm Laramie
7:45pm Billy Cotton Band Show
8:30pm The Valiant Years: Winston Churchill
8:55pm Perry Mason: The Case of the Half-wakened Wife
9:45pm News, Weather
9:52pm Sports Special
10:30pm "No Wreath for the General"
10:55pm News, Weather

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