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16th March 1963: Wigan 20 Leeds 11
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 10 2012 - 02:35
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Wigan 20 Leeds 11 - Saturday 16th March 1963
Venue: Central Park, Wigan
Competition: Challenge Cup Second Round
Kick Off: 3:00pm


1. Dave Bolton, 2. Billy Boston, 3. Eric Ashton, 4. Alan Davies, 5. Frank Carlton, 6. Stan McLeod, 7. Frank Pitchford


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


Billy Boston 2, Frank Carlton, Frank Pitchford

WiganlGoals:l Eric Ashton 4


1. Thornett, 2. Davies, 3. Pickup, 4. Dewhurst, 5. Ratcliffe, 6. Rees, 7. Evans


8. Robinson, 9. Simms, 10. Walker, 11. Devereux, 12. Neumann, 13. Shaw



LeedslGoals:l Dewhurst 2, Rees 2

The poor winter had meant 92 days had passed since Wigan fans had seen their team play at Central Park. What a game to return with though with Leeds visiting for the top billed tie of this particular Challenge Cup round. It proved to be a hell of an effort for Wigan to win though. Things looked really bleak on 57 minutes when, trailing 9-5 at the time, Frank Collier was sent off. Wigan chipped themselves back to 9-7 before the numbers between the sides ended up even with Leeds Centre Fred Pickup being sent off on 68 minutes. That dismissal proved costly for Leeds because Wigan pushed on in the final ten minutes to score two tries and send themselves through with a 20-11 win in the end.


A.E Durkin (Dewsbury)

Attendance:l 27,819 (Gate Reciepts: £4,071)
Note:l Poor Weather earlier in the season had pushed the Challenge Cup being schedule. This Second Round tie was played on what should have been the date of the Quarter Final Ties.

1962-1963 Challenge Cup Second Round Results

Saturday 16th March 1963
Blackpool Borough 12 York 16
Bramley 9 Warrington 17
Halifax 3 Hunslet 16
Hull Kingston Rovers 12 Featherstone Rovers 2
Widnes 5 Whitehaven 0
Wakefield Trinity 14 Liverpool City 12
Wigan 20 Leeds 11
Workington Town 0 Oldham 13

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