Click: Last Match -
Wigan 28 Wakefield Trinity 9 - Monday 19th March 1962
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Kick Off: 5:00pm
1. Geoff Bootle, 2. Geoff Lyon, 3. Eric Ashton, 4. Alan Davies, 5. Frank Carlton, 6.
Stan McLeod, 7. Frank Parr
8. John Barton, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Brian McTigue, 11. Frank
Collier, 12. Norman Cherrington,
13. Roy Evans
||Frank Carlton 2, Eric Ashton, Alan Davies
||Geoff Bootle 8
1. Round, 2. Hirst, 3. Bell, 4. Greenwood, 5. Prinsloo, 6.
Rollin, 7. Holliday
8. Smith, 9. Oakes. 10. Firth, 11. Williamson, 12. Payne, 13.
Wigan had chosen to postpone this match on it's original
date of March 10th because Billy Boston, Eric Ashton, Dave Bolton, Bill
Sayer, Brian McTigue and Roy Evans were all involved in a France v Great
Britain test in Perpignan a day later. The Cup Draw had also seen these two
sides drawn to play each other the following Saturday, so this league game,
despite being 1st v 2nd, was put on the back burner somewhat in terms of
importance as the play offs decided the champions rather than first past the
post and both sides were comfortable in their positions at the top. Wigan
didn't play Boston, Bolton or full back Fred Griffiths whilst Wakefield made
9 changes to their regular side. Wigan won the match well in the end.
||Eric Clay (Rothwell)