1. Kel Coslett, 2. Tom van Vollenhoven, 3. Keith Northey, 4.
Tony Barrow, 5. Len Killeen, 6. Billy Benyon, 7. Alex Murphy,
8. John Tembey, 9. Bob Dagnall, 10. Cliff Watson, 11. Ray French, 12. Mervyn
Hicks, 13. Doug Laughton. Sub: John Warlow.
Goals: Kel Coslett 1
This was a huge cup tie between league leading Wigan (42
points from 26 games) and second place St Helens (40 points from 22 games).
Just short of 40,000 packed into Central Park to witness a very tight tie that saw
only a penalty goal from Laurie Gilfedder trouble the scoreboard in the
first half. Kel Coslett kicked a penalty to equalise early after the break
but the winning score ended up being set up by Brian McTigue. He made a bust
towards the half way line and offloaded to send Roy Evans racing away from 45
metres. Billy Benyon was desperately chasing Evans down but he couldn't be
stopped and he managed to finish with Gilfedder converting for 7-2. Saints
only repost was a penalty shot from Coslett but he missed and thus no
further scoring occurred. One Newspaper summed up the match by saying Saints
had been "humbled" with "McTigue holding the master key".
Wigan 2 St Helens 0
39,938 (Gate Reciepts: £6,870)
1964-1965 Challenge Cup Round 2
Saturday 27th February 1965 Blackpool Borough 5 Whitehaven 2 Bradford Northern 7 Wakefield Trinity 10
Featherstone Rovers 2 Swinton 9 Hunslet 24 Batley 4 Leeds 13 Bramley 9 Warrington 16 Salford 2
(Second Half Live on ITV) Wigan 7 St Helens 2
Workington Town 18 Halifax 5
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