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27th March 1964: St Helens 11 Wigan 5
Posted by cherryandwhite on December 12 2012 - 05:24
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St Helens 11 Wigan 5 - Good Friday 27th March 1964
Venue: Knowsley Road, St Helens
Competition: League First Division
Kick Off: 3:00pm


1. Eric Ashton, 2. Frank Carlton, 3. Billy Boston, 4. Alan Davies, 5. Trevor Lake, 6. Dave Bolton, 7. Brian Shillinglaw


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

WiganlTries:l Billy Boston

Laurie Gilfedder 1


1. Kel Coslett, 2. Tom van Vollenhoven, 3. Cen Williams, 4. Bryan Todd, 5. Len Killeen, 6. Alex Murphy, 7. Billy Benyon


8. John Tembey, 9. Bob Burdell, 10. Stan Owen, 11. Ray French, 12. Jim Mustard, 13. Doug Laughton

StlHelenslTries:l Alex Murphy

Kel Coslett 4


In a season in which the title was decided by first past the post, Wigan were needing the victory badly here with Swinton chasing them down for the title. Saints had built up a 9-0 lead by Half Time after a try from Alex Murphy and three goals from Kel Coslett. That score remained until the 65th Minute when Wigan found some hope from a Billy Boston try that was converted by Laurie Gilfedder for a 9-5 score. Saints hung on and Coslett kicked a penalty to seal it two minutes from the end. So it proved to be a bad loss for Wigan. The defeat meant that their five point lead over Swinton at the top of the table was reduced to three as they had beaten Warrington 12-3 at Station Road. Swinton held 4 matches in hand over Wigan, so any further defeats now would be costly.

Half Time:l St Helens 9 Wigan 0

Ron Gelder (Wilmslow)



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