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24th March 1962: Wakefield 5 Wigan 4
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 09 2012 - 02:46
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Wakefield Trinity 5 Wigan 4 - Saturday 24th March 1962
Venue: Belle Vue, Wakefield
Competition: Challenge Cup Quarter Final
Kick Off: 3:00pm


1. Fred Griffiths, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Geoff Bootle, 4. Alan Davies, 5. Frank Carlton, 6. Eric Ashton, 7. Frank Parr


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

WiganlTries:l (None)
WiganlGoals:l Eric Ashton 1, Fred Griffiths 1


1. Round, 2. F.Smith, 3. Skene, 4. Fox, 5. Hirst, 6. Poynton, 7. Holliday


8. Wilkinson, 9. Kosanovic. 10. Firth, 11. Briggs, 12. Williamson, 13. Turner

WakefieldlTries:l Smith
WakefieldlGoals:l Fox 1

A highly anticipated cup tie at Belle Vue between the sides that were 1st and 2nd in the League Table. They had also battled out two league encounters in recent weeks which had seen one win apiece. The game was tight as a drum with just a penalty goal apiece first half. The BBC were in town to televise the second half on "Grandstand" and within two minutes of the restart they saw a dropped goal from Eric Ashton, "that hit both posts and the crossbar" before going over to give Wigan a 4-2 lead. It wasn't long though before the games only try went Wakefield's way from Smith in the 50th minute and that proved to be that.

Half Time:l Wakefield 2 Wigan 2
Referee:l D.T.H Wilkinson (Manchester)
Television:l Second Half was shown Live on BBC TV during "Grandstand"

Note:l Crowd scenes for the 1963 Film "This Sporting Life" were filmed during this fixture.

1961-1962 Challenge Cup Quarter Final Results

Saturday 24th March 1962
Castleford 4 Huddersfield 4
Featherstone Rovers 23 Leigh 9
Wakefield Trinity 5 Wigan 4
Workington Town 3 Hull Kingston Rovers 15

Wednesday 28th March 1962
Replay: Huddersfield 10 Castleford 4

1961-1962 Challenge Cup Semi Final Results

Wednesday 11th April 1962
Featherstone Rovers 0 Wakefield Trinity 9 (at Odsal Stadium, Bradford)

Saturday 14th April 1962
Huddersfield 6 Hull Kingston Rovers 0 (at Odsal Stadium, Bradford)

1961-1962 Challenge Cup Final Result

Saturday 12th May 1962
Huddersfield 6 Wakefield Trinity 12 (at Wembley Stadium, London)

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