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26th March 1963: St Helens 20 Wigan 11
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 10 2012 - 02:50
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St Helens 20 Wigan 11 - Tuesday 26th March 1963
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: League First Division
Kick Off: 5:00pm

WiganlBacks:l

1. Dave Bolton, 2. Trevor Lake, 3. Billy Boston, 4. Jim McCormack, 5. Frank Carlton, 6. Eric Ashton, 7. Frank Pitchford

WiganlForwards:l

8. John Barton, 9. Bill Sayer, 10. Jimmy Belshaw, 11. Brian McTigue, 12. Tony Stephens, 13. Geoff Lyon


WiganlTries:l

Eric Ashton

WiganlGoals:l Eric Ashton 4

StlHelenslBacks:l

1. Kel Coslett, 2. Tom van Vollenhoven, 3. Brian McGinn, 4. Mick Sullivan, 5. Len Killeen, 6. Wilf Smith, 7. Alex Murphy

StlHelenslForwards:l

8. Peter Goddard, 9. Bob Dagnall, 10. Cliff Watson, 11. Ray French, 12. Dick Huddart, 13. Bill Major


StlHelenslTries:l

Peter Goddard, Dick Huddart, Len Killeen, Bill Major

StlHelenslGoals:l Kel Coslett 4
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Summary:l

A re-arranged derby played at 5pm on a Tuesday Night having been postponed at Christmas. Saints were cruising with a 15-2 advantage at half time but Wigan made some positional changes at the break that turned the game around for a while. Dave Bolton moved to Stand Off, Billy Boston to Full Back and Eric Ashton right centre and this worked because by the 53rd Minute, Wigan had come back to 15-11 with a try from Ashton and two penalty goals being added to his conversion of that try. Wigan continued to press but in the end Saints found the next score and that was the end of the fightback.

Half Time:l

St Helens 15 Wigan 2

Referee:l G.Pimblett (Leeds)
Attendance:l 21,000 (Gate Reciepts £2,260)
Note:l Match had previously been postponed on Boxing Day Wednesday 26th December 1962 (2:30pm) due to Frozen Pitch
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