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24th February 1962: Wakefield 14 Wigan 11
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 09 2012 - 01:57

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Saturday 24th February 1962

Wakefield Trinity 14 Wigan 11
Belle Vue, Wakefield
League - Match 23 of 36
Kick Off: 3:00pm

Wigan Team

Fred Griffiths

2.  Billy Boston    

Eric Ashton

4.  Alan Davies    

Frank Carlton

6.  Dave Bolton    

Frank Parr


John Barton


Bill Sayer


Brian McTigue

11.  Frank Collier    
12.  Norman Cherrington    

Roy Evans



1. Round, 2. F.Smith, 3. Skene, 4. Fox, 5. Hirst, 6. Poynton, 7. Holliday, 8. Wilkinson, 9. Oakes, 10. Williamson, 11. Briggs, 12. Firth, 13. Turner.

Tries: Fox, Hirst
Goals: Fox 4


This was a 1st v 2nd clash between two sides who both had long unbeaten league records. Wigan hadn't lost since September whilst Wakefield's run went back to August, although they had drawn 0-0 away at Batley the week before this match. So this had been a long awaited clash and it was Wakefield who got the victory in an hard fought encounter. They had been much the better side, building up a 9-0 lead before Wigan got going. Two penalty goals, either side of a converted try by Hirst, had that 9-0 lead built up by the 25th Minute but Wigan had done well to get back to 9-7 before half time. Griffiths reduced it with a penalty before Frank Carlton scored a converted try. Early in the second half Wigan clawed level and then ahead with two further penalties from Griffiths. So at 11-9 up they would have been happy given the start to the match but a try from Fox, which he converted, put them back into a 14-11 lead and they would see the game out to the end.

This result left Wigan top of the table on 43 points with Wakefield in second on 41 points but Wakefield held a game in hand.

Half Time: 

Wakefield 9 Wigan 7


K.R Rathbone (St Helens)
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